Our Parish Church in Mellor

Alleluia, Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia.
Happy Easter!
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.

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. 

Rev'd Charles Jefferson would be happy to talk to you about our church life and to welcome you into the congregation.                           

Mellor Parish Church News & Announcements

  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 14 MAY 2017 – FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER SERVICES Today 9.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Charles Jefferson   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation are invited to join the Choir in singing the hymn shown in ...
    Posted 12 May 2017, 03:49 by Richard Jones
  • Churchyard Spring Clean 2 There will be a second evening to finish clearing the churchyard of debris which has accumulated over the winter. This will be on Monday 15 May starting at 6.00 ...
    Posted 8 May 2017, 01:47 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 7 MAY 2017 – FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER SERVICES Today 9.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Dr John Darch   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation are invited to join the Choir in singing the hymn shown ...
    Posted 6 May 2017, 02:19 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 30 APRIL 2017 – THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER SERVICES Today 9.30 am United Benefice Service Rev’d Charles Jefferson   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation are invited to join the Choir in singing the hymn shown ...
    Posted 28 Apr 2017, 02:32 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 23 APRIL 2017 – SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER SERVICES Today 9.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Roland Nicholson   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation are invited to join the Choir in singing the hymn shown in ...
    Posted 22 Apr 2017, 07:37 by Richard Jones
  • The Dawn Service - Easter Day 2017
    Posted 16 Apr 2017, 03:16 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 16 APRIL 2017 – EASTER DAY SERVICES Today 9.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Charles Jefferson   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation are invited to join the Choir in singing the hymn shown in ...
    Posted 15 Apr 2017, 06:43 by Richard Jones
  • Holy Week United Benefice Services
    Posted 13 Apr 2017, 09:19 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 9 APRIL 2017 – PALM SUNDAY SERVICES Today 9.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Charles Jefferson   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation are invited to join the Choir in singing the hymn shown in ...
    Posted 9 Apr 2017, 01:03 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 2 APRIL 2017 – FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT SERVICES Today United Benefice Service 9.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Charles Jefferson   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation are invited to join the Choir in singing the ...
    Posted 2 Apr 2017, 00:16 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 26 MARCH 2017 - MOTHERING SUNDAY SERVICES Today 9.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Roland Nicholson   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation are invited to join the Choir in singing the hymn shown in ...
    Posted 2 Apr 2017, 00:17 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 19 MARCH 2017 – THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT SERVICESToday9.30 am Parish CommunionRev’d Roland NicholsonDuring administration of Holy Communion the Congregation are invited to join the Choir in singing the hymn shown in ...
    Posted 17 Mar 2017, 04:51 by Richard Jones
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The Vicar Writes - May 2017

Easter – dead and buried!

  So that’s it then. Another Easter has been and gone. You may be a few pounds lighter depending on what you’ve spent or a few pounds heavier depending on the chocolate you’ve eaten, but is there anything more? For a Christian the answer is a resounding ‘Yes’!

 First, the resurrection reveals the uniqueness of Christ. Respect for other faiths, of course; toleration for their customs – as long as they don’t break the law, certainly. But amongst all the world religions no-one has come back from the dead like Jesus Christ, even though he said on more than one occasion that this was precisely what he would do ( Mark 10:32-34). So unlike many of us whose actions do not always match our words Jesus’ claim to be the unique Son of God is backed up by what people saw him do (1 Corinthians 15).

 Secondly, the resurrection assures Christians that death, although fatal is not final (1 Peter 1:3). There is a future life with God which we can experience and enjoy once we ask for God’s forgiveness and then put our faith and trust in him (Luke 23:39-43).

 Back in the Middle Ages there was much speculation about whether there was any land in the western Atlantic. Some thought one thing, some thought another. But after 1492 the matter was no longer in dispute. Christopher Columbus had both reached America and returned. From now on he was uniquely qualified to tell people about this land beyond the sea and to guide them there. He was the living proof that there was such a land. He was also the pilot who could take others where he had gone. It is rather like that with the resurrection of Jesus.

  So when Thomas asked Jesus about where he was going and how could anyone know the way to God, Jesus replied “ I am the way, the truth and the life, no one goes to God the Father except by me. Whoever has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14).

  Therefore, amidst the cacophony of voices and the multitude of opinions, to whom should we look in order to guide us through the really important stages of life? It has to be the one who said “I am the Resurrection and the Life” (John 11:25). As Sherlock Holmes once put it ‘It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable must be the truth’. 

With best wishes, 

Charles Jefferson


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