St Mary's Mellor News & announcements

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United Benefice Magazine May 2021

posted 2 May 2021, 00:38 by Richard Jones   [ updated 2 May 2021, 00:46 ]

United Benefice Services to the End of June

posted 2 May 2021, 00:30 by Richard Jones   [ updated 2 May 2021, 00:34 ]

Children's Spring Photo Competition

posted 13 Apr 2021, 02:10 by Richard Jones   [ updated 13 Apr 2021, 02:15 ]

During Lent, the children within our United Benefice took part in a Spring photo competition. The pictures were carefully judged by three members of the Benefice. Each of the talented winners had their picture published in the April newsletter and received a special Easter egg. This video shows all the photographs that the children had taken.

Good Friday. The Stations of the Cross

posted 2 Apr 2021, 02:53 by Richard Jones

The school children's wonderful paintings depicting each of the fourteen stations to help contemplation on Good Friday!

Go to our Facebook Page to see all 14 pictures

Easter Sunday Communion Service in Church at 09.30 4th April

posted 2 Apr 2021, 02:24 by Richard Jones

Palm Sunday Family Service in Church at 09.30 tomorrow 28th March!

posted 27 Mar 2021, 10:04 by Richard Jones

Passion Sunday Service in Church at 09.30 tomorrow 21st March!

posted 20 Mar 2021, 02:59 by Richard Jones

March & April Services

Services for March & April- IN CHURCH!

Happy Mothering Sunday

posted 14 Mar 2021, 04:29 by Richard Jones   [ updated 14 Mar 2021, 07:23 ]

Please watch this joyful United Benefice Choir performance of Swingin' Samson with guest appearances by the rippling Samson (Dave) and the glamorous Delilah (Helen) produced by the very talented Seb Roberts! Enjoy!

We are asking for your donations to support the work of the
Blackburn Mother’s Union caravan holiday project. They
own a caravan on the Lancashire coast providing holidays
to families in need of a break who otherwise cannot get
If you are able and willing, you may give via Virgin Money
Giving at :
Search for The Mother’s Union (Diocese of Blackburn
Please write “Swingin’ Samson” in the “leave a message”
box. This will ensure that your donation supports the MU
caravan holiday and will allow the treasurer to identify how
much the United Benefice has raised.
You can then specify an amount - and donate anonymously
- as you wish.
Fundraising for Charities

United Benefice Online Service Sunday 14th March 2021 - Mothering Sunday

posted 13 Mar 2021, 07:43 by Richard Jones

Please join us for the UB Mothering Sunday service featuring the ‘Swingin Samson’ production.

You can log in from 09:30 and the service will start at 10am.

Attached are the service sheet and a Mothering Sunday activity for families and children.


We have also attached a sheet with the UB church services through to the end of June 2021 – where it shows ‘no service’ this is because we have been unable to get clergy cover for the proposed afternoon/evening services on these Sundays. Hopefully Karen will have started as our new Vicar by the end of June and so these services will be reinstated after that time.

Service sheet:

Activity sheet:

UB church services through to the end of June 2021:


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