Our Parish Church in Mellor

Welcome
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 5 JULY 2015 – FIFTH 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 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 28 JUNE 2015 – FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Enid Briggs   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing of the hymn ...
    Posted 28 Jun 2015, 01:34 by Richard Jones
  • Gala Day - FOSMS IT’S CIRCUS TIME!! Please come along to the FOSMS Gala Day on Saturday 27 June from 12 – 2 pm.  A brilliant family event with a fun circus theme!  Lots of stalls, BBQ, face ...
    Posted 19 Jun 2015, 05:32 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 21 JUNE 2015 – THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Amma Sue   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing of the hymn shown in ...
    Posted 19 Jun 2015, 05:04 by Richard Jones
  • Catlin Slater Crowned Mellor Rose Queen 2015 Zoe Metcalf had the honour of crowning this year's radiant Rose Queen Catlin Slater. The church filled to witness the joyful annual celebration and then to process around the ...
    Posted 14 Jun 2015, 01:44 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 14 JUNE 2015 – SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Enid Briggs   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing of the hymn ...
    Posted 13 Jun 2015, 09:59 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 7 JUNE 2015 – FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Roland Nicholson   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing of the hymn ...
    Posted 5 Jun 2015, 09:13 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 31 MAY 2015 – TRINITY SUNDAY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Amma Sue   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing of the hymn shown in ...
    Posted 2 Jun 2015, 09:08 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 24 MAY 2015 – PENTECOST SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Dr John Darch   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing of the ...
    Posted 2 Jun 2015, 09:06 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 17 MAY 2015 – SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion All Age Worship Rev’d Roland Nicholson   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing ...
    Posted 17 May 2015, 00:48 by Richard Jones
  • CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 10th – 16th May 2015 Afraid, alone, in pain . . .Be the answer to Loko’s prayer this Christian Aid Week. Four times a week, in a remote corner of Ethiopia, Loko makes a back-breaking ...
    Posted 2 May 2015, 02:40 by Richard Jones
  • St Leonard’s Church Balderstone “Artistic Interpretations of Historic Stained Glass Windows” Calling People with Artistic Talent INCLUDING PEOPLE FROM OUR OWN COMMUNITY As part of our celebrations of the Heritage Lottery Fund grant for the restoration of some of our beautiful ...
    Posted 1 May 2015, 08:54 by Richard Jones
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Amma Sue - June 2015

Dear Friends 

As I write this I am beginning to wonder whether or not we shall have a summer at all! Hopefully by the time you read this we will be enjoying the sunshine of long June days. Whatever the weather may be we shall of course be approaching the longest day, which, depending on your temperament is something to rejoice in or a marker that the countdown to winter has already begun. I remember in a previous parish being greeted by an old farmer, each mid-summer with the words “Well Vicar, t’longest day. Soon be winter.” 

The seasons of course progress whatever the weather bringing both times of celebration and times of remembrances, good and bad. During the interval between Ascension Day and Pentecost Sunday, at our daily offices Sister Judith and I ‘join in’ with our sister community in South sea to pray and contemplate a “Novena for Ascensiontide;” a series of nine readings, reflections and prayers for the nine days between these two great festivals. This year’s theme has been the gifts of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control – Galatians 5, 22-23), and each day we have been presented with a question to ponder related to each of the fruits. For example: 

Joy – Do I experience the joy of life or is my happiness dependent on things going smoothly in my day? Peace – Do I find myself frazzled by the crashing waves of turmoil in my life? Patience – Am I easily set off when things go wrong or people irritate me? 

What has struck me most is the fact that although the fruits of the Spirit are God given blessings the fact is that we need to cultivate some new thought patterns and habits if we are going to be able to enjoy them to the full. Just like my farmer, do we concentrate on the negative at the expense of enjoying the positive? So as we approach the longest day at mid-summer let us see it as a time of rejoicing; not the superficial happiness that comes and goes but the deep down joy that is the gift of the Spirit. God’s love an anchor in the storms of life that unlike the weather and the seasons remains constant and true and a firm foundation to rest upon. 

The fruits of the Spirit, just like the fruits on the trees that are beginning to ripen during June days, need care and attention, new habits of mind that begin with the knowledge of the goodness of God and spill over to change the world.

 With every blessing

Amma Sue


Do you enjoy singing?
St Mary’s, Mellor, needs you!
Click here for The Choir page

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What's on Locally



Mellor Village Hall.

Enjoy a relaxing coffee with a slice of delicious homemade cake!

Pop up Coffee Shop

 

We are open the first Saturday of the month 9.30 – 1.30 ish!

(later if we are busy enough)

                                •        We offer a choice of home made soup with bread

                                •        Sausage & Bacon teacakes from Littlers                                                      butchers

                                •        Homemade cakes

                                •        Choice of coffees, tea, herbal tea and hot                                                     chocolate & Juice for the children

                                •        Special cakes for children

                                •        Daily papers & magazines

                                •        Children’s table

                                •        Scrabble, dominoes & cards

     A warm & friendly welcome is guaranteed

The Pop up Coffee shop is run by volunteers of Mellor

and all proceeds are for the village hall.




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Mellor Village Hall bookings for parties or room hire 'phone 07592 053489