Our Parish Church in Mellor


Alleluia. Christ is Risen. He's 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.

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 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
  • Rose Queen/Walking Day We hope you can all come along on 13th June for this wonderful day.Our Rose Queen for 2015 will be the adorable and dedicated Sunday Schooler Caitlin Slater. Attending ...
    Posted 1 May 2015, 08:50 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 3 MAY 2015 – FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER 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 1 May 2015, 08:10 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 26 APRIL 2015 – FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER SERVICESToday10.30 am Parish CommunionRev’d Roland NicholsonDuring administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing of the hymn ...
    Posted 26 Apr 2015, 02:00 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 19 APRIL 2015 – THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion All Age Worship Rev’d Gary Hunt   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing ...
    Posted 19 Apr 2015, 01:16 by Richard Jones
  • Annual Parochial Church Meeting A big thankyou from the PCC to everyone who came to the very well attended Annual Meeting on Sunday 12 April.  There were several very encouraging aspects.  The accounts are ...
    Posted 19 Apr 2015, 00:56 by Richard Jones
  • Easter Services There were so many services and events in the time leading up to Easter that gave us an opportunity to join with people across the United Benefice and beyond.  These ...
    Posted 19 Apr 2015, 00:55 by Richard Jones
  • OPENING DOORS TO FREEDOM The Free Project Community Interest Company aims to provide food and essential supplies without charge to homeless people on the streets, sleeping rough or in inadequate shelter. We serve food ...
    Posted 11 Apr 2015, 08:46 by Richard Jones
  • ANNUAL VESTRY & ANNUAL PARISH CHURCH MEETINGS -CHURCHWARDENS & TREASURER The Annual Vestry and Annual Parish Church Meetings will be held in church following Parish Communion on Sunday, 12th April 2015.We need to bring the following to everyone ...
    Posted 11 Apr 2015, 08:36 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 12 APRIL 2015 – SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Amma Sue   *** The Annual Vestry Meeting will follow immediately after the morning service – please see details below ***   6.30 pm Evensong Amma Sue ...
    Posted 11 Apr 2015, 08:21 by Richard Jones
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Amma Sue - May 2015

Dear Friends 

The Lord be with you.  And also with you. 

These are the opening words of the Common Worship Eucharist and we find them echoed in a slightly different way in the Book of Common Prayer offices of Morning and Evening Prayer as they are placed later in the services just before the prayers. However, they are much more important that a simple hello or a prelude to the daily collects. For these words express just what our relationship with God and each other means.  They are words of blessing from priest to people and from people to priest, and remind us that Church is not limited to the ordained and/or the licensed but in fact the Church is every single person.  As I remind the Confirmation candidates each year, the Church is not the building it’s the people.   Week by week as we say these words this is brought home to us in a special way.  For at the most significant parts of our worship we “bless” each other.  For me as the priest it’s a very moving moment as I receive the blessing of the Royal Priesthood, the people of God before I lead God’s people in worship and prayer and stand before God on their behalf. 

Week by week as we gather, and day by day as we go about our daily lives, we are the hands and feet of Christ to the world and to each other; and as Jesus said: “As my Father has sent me, so I send you.” (John 21:20). 

As members of Christ’s body we have not been made members of a “holy huddle” but of a missionary people tasked with spreading the good news of the Gospel with those around us; and as we continue our great celebration of Easter and prepare to celebrate the ‘birthday of the church’ at Pentecost there is no better time than now to do just that.  Of course spreading the good news of the Gospel is so much more than getting people to come to Church, but that’s a pretty good way of sharing it.  There are many folk out there who really need to hear the good news that love is stronger than death, and that even the grave could not defeat the love of God in Christ.  So why not make a point of inviting someone along to our to church one Sunday.  Perhaps someone who has “lost the habit” and just needs a friendly invitation to take it up again?  If every regular worshipper brought along just one or two other people we’d more than double the numbers of “living stones…precious in God’s sight…a holy priesthood” offering “spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 2:4).As I never get tired of saying: Christianity is a faith that is more ‘caught’ than ‘taught’.

With every blessing    Amma Sue


Do you enjoy singing?
St Mary’s, Mellor, needs you!
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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