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 30 AUGUST 2015 – THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 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 18 Aug 2015, 13:45 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 23 AUGUST 2015 – TWELFTH 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 18 Aug 2015, 13:44 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 16 AUGUST 2015 – ELEVENTH 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 18 Aug 2015, 13:42 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 9 AUGUST 2015 – TENTH 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 9 Aug 2015, 00:50 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 2 AUGUST 2015 – NINTH 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 1 Aug 2015, 23:25 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 26 JULY 2015 – EIGHTH 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 24 Jul 2015, 07:30 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 19 JULY 2015 – SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion All Age Worship Rev’d Canon John Hartley   Sunday School Picnic will be held after today’s service.  Details below.   6.30 pm ...
    Posted 18 Jul 2015, 08:49 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 12 JULY 2015 – SIXTH 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 18 Jul 2015, 08:48 by Richard Jones
  • *HOLD THE DATE* Millie and Caitlin’s Summer Soiree 19th July  Sadly our retiring queen Millie won’t be at Walking Day as she will be broadening her education on a school ...
    Posted 8 Jul 2015, 04:47 by Richard Jones
  • Little Angels We have all enjoyed some lovely meetings during the year – thank you to all who bring their little ones to church for a time of fun together.The next time ...
    Posted 8 Jul 2015, 04:23 by Richard Jones
  • 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 6 Jul 2015, 07:01 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
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Amma Sue - September 2015

Dear Friends

 "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2), such was Juliet’s plaintive cry as she pondered Romeo’s family name.

Names, or at least titles, have been much on my horizon over the last couple of months. At the beginning of June, having served my five year term of office, I stood down as superior of the Order of the Companions of Martha and Mary; and so Sister Judith became Amma Judith as she was formally installed as the new superior. So now I revert to simply “Sister”. (Don’t worry I shall still answer to Amma Sue!) However, Sister is not my only title. I’m also Reverend and Doctor – (that’s Doctor of Philosophy so please don’t ask me for any cough mixture; the only medical “stuff” I know is how to put someone onto the recovery position and scream for help - and I have a tendency to come over all peculiar at the sight of blood!) In addition, from the 20th September I shall have a new title “Canon of Whalleye” (ancient spelling) as I will be installed at the Cathedral at the 4.00pm Evensong on that day.

All those names or titles have a particular meaning in my life and, depending in the occasion or situation differing ones will take precedence. Nevertheless, they have no power to confer either “goodness” or “piety,” or make me any better a disciple than anyone else in the Body of Christ. Regardless of what we have, what we know, or what we do, we are all members of Christ’ Body, the Church, sons and daughters of God who loves each and every one of us more than we can know or imagine. I’m sure that when the day comes and we meet our loving Father face to face we won’t be asked how many titles we have but how much we have loved God and neighbour.

In John’s Gospel, as Jesus said goodbye to his disciples he said:  “No longer do I call you servants…but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you” [John 15.15]. And that is surely the greatest of promises and the greatest of names: “Friend of Jesus”. So, dear sisters and brothers remember you are a beloved Child of God no matter what have, or have not, achieved; regardless of what title you have, or don’t have – God knows you by your name and it will always be a “sweet” name to God.

With every blessing

Sister Sue OCMM


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

Mellor Misc

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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