posted 16 Aug 2013, 02:45 by Richard Jones   [ updated 16 Aug 2013, 02:50 ]




10.30 am Parish Communion

Amma Sue


6.30 pm Evensong and Sermon

Amma Sue

Tuesday 13 August

9.30 am Holy Communion



Sunday 18 August

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Michael Woods


6.30 pm Evensong and Sermon

Amma Sue






Mike Fields, Roly Peagram, Edna Houghton, James Kinder,

Giles Tipton, Michelle Wouldsworth, Fr Roland, Shirley Gaule (née Stokes).




Monday 12 August Benefice Office Hour 6.00 - 7.00 pm at the Vicarage, Mellor, for discussion of arrangements for Baptisms, Weddings, or any other spiritual matter.

Tuesday 13 August Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am.


Tuesday 13 August 7.30 pm.  Mothers’ Union: speaker will be Mr Gerald Jackson, Radio Lancashire presenter.

Wednesday 14 August No Choir Practice for this and the next few weeks.  Practices resume on 28 August.


 ‘A Walk around Mellor & Mellor Brook’: copies of a DVD depicting scenes around the villages and a sequence of slides showing the demolition of the old school are available from Rita at £5.  Proceeds will go to the Church Roof Appeal.


St Mary’s Repair Appeal Autumn Quiz: 13 September in School Tickets, £5 each, are now available from Debbie Summersgill, Jean Freeman, Rita Gorman and Sonia Tipper.


Saturday 7 September 10.00 – 3.30 pm.  ‘How to Train the New Vicar!’  United Benefice Away Day at St Cuthbert's Church, Fulwood.  All welcome!  However experienced a priest might be there is still a lot to learn especially when there are three churches to look after! The day is designed so that each of the three churches can say who they are, what they hope for, and how that will benefit the churches and Amma Sue.  No-one is put 'on the spot' or is expected to make speeches, and everyone can join in! The day will be led by Rev’d Richard Impey, a very experienced trainer and looks set to be an enjoyable and informative 'day out'! Please bring a packed lunch.


Friday 13 September 7.30 pm.  A special Autumn Quiz is to be held in aid of the Church Repairs Appeal. Tickets will be £5 each and include Hot Pot Supper; there will be a Bar and a raffle.


Friday 4 October 7.00 for 7.30 pm. A Fund Raising Dinner for the Church Roof Appeal is to be held at the Millstone Hotel.  The theme will be ‘A Lancashire Night’ and the cost will be £20 for Lancashire Hot Pot, apple pie and coffee.  Guest speaker and raffle.  Anyone interested please contact Geoff Peake, tel. 813654.  A few good raffle prizes would be appreciated.


Thursday 10 October The consecration of Archdeacon Julian as Bishop of Blackburn will be held at York Minster.


Friday 18 October ‘Last Night of the Proms’ in Church, in support of the Church Roof Appeal.


Saturday 19 October The inauguration of Archdeacon Julian as Bishop of Blackburn will be held at 11am in Blackburn Cathedral.  More details will be announced when they are available.


If you wish to contribute anything to the notices please send an email to Chris Davis at by Thursday evening.