posted 13 Oct 2014, 05:10 by Richard Jones   [ updated 13 Oct 2014, 05:11 ]



10.30 am Parish Communion

Harvest Festival

Amma Sue


6.30 pm Evensong and Sermon

Amma Sue

Tuesday 14 October

9.30 am Holy Communion



Sunday 19 October

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

All Age Worship


10.30 am Parish Communion


6.30 pm Evensong and Sermon






Mike Fields, Giles Tipton, Eileen Ridley, Irene Holt, Roly Peagram,

Ann Macey, Bev Bolton, Hedley Sharples, Alan Bell


Kenneth Duxbury


Monday 13 October

Harvest Gifts These will be distributed around the village from 9.30 am onwards.  If you can help with this, whether or not you have transport, please let me know. Many thanks, Sonia Tipper.

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 14 October

Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am.

Wednesday 15 October

6.30 – 7.30 pm Choir Practice

7.00 – 8.00 pm “O LORD, HEAR MY PRAYER…” see below for details.



Churchyard Memorial Safety Inspection The PCC has a general duty for the safety of the churchyard.  We have therefore set up a plan to inspect, and test for stability, the memorial headstones, and a full inspection will commence on Saturday 25th October 2014.  Regrettably, memorial headstones found to be in a very dangerous condition may have to be laid down on the grave straight away; whilst others will have warning tape fixed to the memorial headstone and be accompanied by a safety inspection notice.  We are very sorry for any distress this action may cause to families. We are concerned to minimise any upset and that is why we are publicising the inspection in advance.  Maintenance of memorials is the responsibility of the deceased’s family and so it’s up to each family to make arrangements with a Memorial Mason to make their memorial safe. To find out more about the inspection and the need for it,


please call Richard Jones on 01254 813418. Details are also posted on our website


FOSMS News Please come along to our family Scavenger Hunt around Mellor on Sunday 19 October at 2.00 pm. The hunt starts at Day School where you will receive the list of items that you need to “hunt” for.  The hunt is estimated to last for 2 hours with the end point being the Traders Arms.  Our annual Bonfire Extravaganza with its fantastic firework display will take place on Wednesday 5 November.  It will start with a BBQ at 5.30 pm, the bonfire will be lit at 6.00 pm and fireworks at 6.30 pm.  Come along for a glass or two of mulled wine, hot chocolate, coffee, treacle toffee, toffee apples and the all-important glow sticks!  Please do not bring personal fireworks or sparklers.  Donations on entry.


Wednesday 15 & 22 October “O LORD, HEAR MY PRAYER…” Do you ever wonder what all this praying stuff is about?   Series of four meetings exploring what prayer is and experiencing some different ways of praying at BALDERSTONE ST LEONARD’S CHURCH from 7.00 to 8.00 pm.

Wednesday 29 October Coffee Morning The Social & Fund Raising Committee invites you to a Coffee Morning at 10 Church Close, Mellor from 10 am to 12 noon.  There is no charge but


there will be the opportunity to buy Autumn Fayre Draw tickets as well as cakes and knitted items.  You are all welcome.

Sunday 2 November United Benefice All Souls Service (Commemoration of the Faithful Departed) at St. Mary's, Mellor, at 6.30 pm.  This will replace Evensong.

Sunday 30 November Advent Sunday.  A Service of Light at 4.00 pm will replace Holy Communion.

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