Our Parish Church in Mellor

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St Mary the Virgin
Mellor is a friendly Parish Church committed to serving God and the community of Mellor in the heart of Lancashire.

This website tells you something about who we are, what we do, when we do it etc.. We update it regularly and contributions are welcomed. We hope you find it helpful and interesting.

We would be delighted to talk to you about our church life and to welcome you into the congregation. 
 
If you'd like to know more about us, please come along to worship with us on a Sunday, or join in any of our events - we'd love to see you. Take a look at "News & announcements" or check out the 'What's on?' page to see what's coming up.

Also, every Monday between 6.00 - 7.00pm in the Vicarage, The Rev'd Roland Nicholson is available to discuss Baptisms, Weddings and any matters of a spiritual nature.                         

Mellor Parish Church News & Announcements

  • SUNDAY, 8th SEPTEMBER 2019 - 12th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICESToday 9.30am  Parish Communion               Rev John HartleyTuesday, 10th September 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev Jane Bury Sunday, 15th September 201913th Sunday after Trinity ...
    Posted 9 Sep 2019, 10:00 by Richard Jones
  • St Leonard’s Balderstone - Harvest Supper Thursday 3rd October 7.30pmOnce again, you are all warmly invited to join usfor our Harvest Supper.The supper will be held in school which followsthe service ...
    Posted 9 Sep 2019, 09:57 by Richard Jones
  • Exhibition of Art A great weekend of art, wine, food and music coming up at the end of the month - don't miss it!
    Posted 4 Sep 2019, 06:25 by Richard Jones
  • 190th Birthday Party! Sunday 15th September 2019 at 09.30 - let's celebrate at our family service!
    Posted 2 Sep 2019, 08:55 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 1st SEPTEMBER 2019 - 11th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICESToday 9.30am  Parish Communion               Rev Dennis CrookCoffee will be served after the serviceTuesday, 3rd September 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev Jane Bury Sunday, 8th ...
    Posted 31 Aug 2019, 01:26 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 25th August 2019 - 10th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICESToday 9.30am  Parish Communion               Rev Gary HuntTuesday, 27th August 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev Jane Bury Sunday, 1st September 201911th Sunday after Trinity ...
    Posted 27 Aug 2019, 02:08 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 18th AUGUST 2019 - 9th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICESToday 9.30am  Family Service               Mr Geoff GillCoffee will be served after the serviceTuesday, 20th August 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev John Hartley Sunday, 25th ...
    Posted 18 Aug 2019, 02:47 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 11th AUGUST 2019 - 8th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICESToday 9.30am  Parish Communion               Rev John HartleyTuesday, 13th August 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev Roland Nicholson Sunday, 18th August 20199th Sunday after Trinity ...
    Posted 9 Aug 2019, 00:45 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 4th AUGUST 2019 - 7th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICESToday 9.30am  Parish Communion               Rev Gary HuntTuesday, 6th AugustThe Transfiguration of our Lord 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev Gary Hunt Sunday, 11th August 2019 ...
    Posted 4 Aug 2019, 23:36 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 28th July 2019 - 6th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICESToday 9.30am  Parish Communion               Rev Roland NicholsonTuesday, 30th July 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev John Hartley Sunday, 4th August 20197th Sunday after Trinity ...
    Posted 29 Jul 2019, 00:54 by Richard Jones
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View from the Vicarage - September 2019

Vicar’s Message


Dear Friends


 Whilst thinking about what to write as my contribution to this month’s ‘clergy offering’ for the United Benefice I was shown some thoughts about life, based on the theme of Noah’s Ark.   I am pleased to share with you the thoughts – passed on to me by Sue Brown (of Mellor) who received them from ‘a friend of a friend’.


 The piece is entitled ‘Everything I need to know about life, I learned from Noah’s Ark….’


   1 Don’t miss the boat.

  2 Remember that we are all in the same boat.

  3 Plan ahead.  It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.

  4 Stay fit.  When you are 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.

  5 Don’t listen to critics;  just get on with the job that needs to be done.

  6 Build your future on high ground.

  7 For safety sake, travel in pairs.

  8 Speed isn’t always an advantage.  The snails were on board with the cheetahs.

  9 When you’re stressed, float a while.

10 Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs;  the Titanic by professionals.

11 No matter the storm, when you are with God, there’s always a rainbow waiting …


 I think the above points show that life can be very ‘matter of fact’ at times, though it’s never as straight forward as we would wish it to be.   As we know from experience, life can be very complicated, both exhilarating and daunting. Yet, when we consider the thoughts expressed in ‘Noah’s Ark’ much of life is actually a matter of common sense – an ‘attribute’ that, sadly, seems to have disappeared from life, as we try to grapple with life’s ‘complexities’ facing us.


 Whatever your thoughts on this, why not cut out from this magazine ‘Noah’s Ark’ and display somewhere in your home – how about in the kitchen or wherever you put those little ‘ditties’, etc..

   

With every blessing

John Hartley




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Currently the Parish is Vacant.    

Until further notice all enquiries should be addressed to the Area Dean, Rev Jonathan Carmillie.

The Vicarage, 40 The Sands, Whalley  BB7 9TL Tel 01254 824679 Email:  vicar@whalleypc.org.uk

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