posted 9 Oct 2015, 02:39 by Richard Jones



10.30 am Parish Communion

Harvest Festival

Rev’d Canon John Hartley


6.30 pm Evensong

Rev’d Roland Nicholson

Tuesday 13 October

9.30 am Holy Communion





Sunday 18 October

Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

St Luke the Evangelist


10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Enid Briggs


6.30 pm Evensong

Rev’d Enid Briggs or Amma Sue






Giles Tipton, Eileen Ridley, Peter Ledger, Pam Hodgson,

Joyce Bill, Malcolm Jones, Mary Hilton, Yvonne Hebbard, Catherine Young.



Monday 12 October

A Call to Prayer for the Diocesan Vision 2026

Barbara Lucas has a leaflet giving dates of this series of six events during October and is planning to go to the one at St Cuthbert’s, Fulwood, Preston, starting at 7.30 pm.  It would be great for a few of us to go - if anybody wants to come along please can they get in touch with Barbara.

Tuesday 13 October

Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am.

Mothers’ Union Autumn Dinner Coach leaves from outside church at 6.30 pm for meal in Waddington at 7.00 for 7.30 pm.




Wednesday 14 October

Choir Practice 7.00 – 8.00 pm.

Migrant / Asylum Crisis All parishioners are invited to a Meeting of the Synod to be held at 7.30 pm at Mytton Fold Hotel  (Raikside room). Refreshments from 7.00 pm.  Main Business: ‘The Migrant / Asylum Crisis: a Christian perspective’.  Dr Karl Moeller, an Old Testament specialist from the University of Cumbria, will speak prior to the Synod breaking into discussion groups.

Friday 16 October

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


Harvest Distribution

Calling all willing hands - please come to church at 9.00 am on Monday 12 October to help with the distribution of harvest gifts.

Lost property

Your last chance to retrieve any items from the Lost Property Box - the contents will be disposed of very soon!

St Mary’s Church Autumn Fayre will be held this year on Saturday 14 November in the school hall.  If you have any ideas for the Fayre, would like to have a stall of your own, or would like to help on a stall, please let us know.  We are always looking for ideas to help make it a profitable event, with all proceeds going to the Church.  Social and Fundraising Committee.



FOSMS (Friends of St Mary’s School)

Thank you to all the families who came on our Family Ramble, a lovely afternoon with lots of people enjoying the walk over Mellor Moor.  Our first fundraising event this term is the School Disco taking place on Friday 16 October from 7.15 to 9.00 pm, available to year 1 - 7 children.  The entry price is £2.50 which includes veggie or meat hot dogs, fruit cups, with sweets available to purchase on the night.  There will be vouchers for the two best dancers.  We are in the process of arranging our annual Bonfire Night celebrations which will take place on Thursday 5 November.  We will need a group of volunteers to build the bonfire and provide support on the night.  We will shortly provide a newsletter with a tear off section for you to register your help.


Tuesday 20 October Mothers’ Union Wave of Prayer - 11.00 am

A short service of celebration for our links across the world.  The theme: ‘United in Prayer’.


Saturday 14 November Autumn Fayre

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