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    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.

    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.

    Amma Sue, our Vicar, 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 17 AUGUST 2014 – NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d George Thomas   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing of the hymn ...
      Posted 17 Aug 2014 06:22 by Richard Jones
    • First World War Centenary A Service of Commemoration of the Centenary of the First World War was held in Blackburn Cathedral on Sunday 3 August.  It was a very moving occasion, with readings, poetry ...
      Posted 17 Aug 2014 06:17 by Richard Jones
    • A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY Saturday 23 August United Benefice Midsummer Meet – family day at Brockholes  12.30pm – 4.30pm.  Come along and join the fun, bring a picnic. All children to be accompanied by ...
      Posted 10 Aug 2014 00:33 by Richard Jones
    • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 10 AUGUST 2014 – EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Phil Hunt   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing of the hymn ...
      Posted 10 Aug 2014 00:30 by Richard Jones
    • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 3 AUGUST 2014 – SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Canon John Hartley   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing of the ...
      Posted 2 Aug 2014 03:34 by Richard Jones
    • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 27 JULY 2014 – SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Mike Hatton   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing of the hymn ...
      Posted 2 Aug 2014 03:32 by Richard Jones
    • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 20 JULY 2014 – FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion All Age Worship Amma Sue   Please note that today the readings will be different to those on the other side of this sheet ...
      Posted 20 Jul 2014 10:06 by Richard Jones
    • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 13 JULY 2014 – FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion & Baptism Rev’d Dr John Darch   If you have young children we have a Children's Corner where there are bags of quiet ...
      Posted 15 Jul 2014 01:46 by Richard Jones
    • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 6 JULY 2014 – THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion   If you have young children we have a Children's Corner where there are bags of quiet toys which can also be used ...
      Posted 8 Jul 2014 09:19 by Richard Jones
    • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 29 JUNE 2014 – SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Canon John Hartley   If you have young children we have a Children's Corner where there are bags of quiet toys ...
      Posted 28 Jun 2014 04:35 by Richard Jones
    • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 22 JUNE 2014 – FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Amma Sue   If you have young children we have a Children's Corner where there are bags of quiet toys which can also ...
      Posted 22 Jun 2014 00:48 by Richard Jones
    • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 15 JUNE 2014 – TRINITY SUNDAY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Canon John Hartley   During the administration of Holy Communion the Congregation are invited to join the Choir in the singing of ...
      Posted 15 Jun 2014 01:38 by Richard Jones
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    Amma Sue - July/August2014

    Dear Friends 

    “Wanted, Christians, seven days a week and no holidays!” so declared a poster outside the church not far from where my parents live. I’m not sure whether it sounds like a great adventure or a hard slog! Something of both I’m tempted to say. But that’s what being a disciple of Christ is all about – being a Christian doesn’t stop at the church door on Sunday morning (or evening). Being a Christian is a life-long commitment; truly seven days a week and no holidays. 

    I was once approached by someone in another parish (far away from our United Benefice) who complained about the fact that he was expected to pay for his parish magazine. “I belong to a lot of clubs and my membership fee covers the magazines there!” he almost snapped. It took me some time to explain that being a Christian wasn’t about being a member of a club and contributing to the work and mission of the Church wasn’t a membership fee! Baptism wasn’t something that you can pay your dues for – it’s a free gift of God, a sacrament, an outward visible sign of an inward spiritual grace, and that’s not something you can buy any more than you can buy love. Baptism and Confirmation that follows it are responses on our part to the wonderful offering of love that God holds out to us as we partake of the new life in Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour.  And that is truly a life changing event that affects everything we are and everything we do. 

    The eternal God incarnate in Jesus Christ humbled Godself and entered into time and space, into an actual physical place and an historical time and so shows us that nothing and nowhere is outside God’s loving concern. Being a disciple is a response to that amazing act of love and is itself an offering of love. Being a disciple of Christ can and will change our lives – all of our lives – for nothing is beyond God’s loving care and concern. So we can’t separate our faith lives from our family life, work life, political life, or social life; or even from our ‘consumer’ life. God the Holy Spirit cannot be confined to a once a week Sunday service; God the Holy Spirit breaks through our carefully constructed mental ‘boxes’ and insists of being part of all of our life not just the ‘holy’ bits! So try as we might we can’t be part-time Christians for to be a true disciple of Christ is indeed “seven days a week and no holidays!” 

    With every blessing

    Amma Sue.



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