posted 15 Dec 2013, 01:03 by Richard Jones



10.30 am Parish Communion / All Age Worship

Rev’d Canon John Hartley


If you have young children we have a Children's Corner where there are bags of quiet toys which can also be used in your pew during the service.


6.30 pm Evensong and Sermon

Amma Sue

Tuesday 17 December

9.30 am Holy Communion


Sunday 22 December

Fourth Sunday of Advent


10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Canon John Hartley


6.30 pm Nine Lessons and Carols Service

Rev’d Dr John Darch








Mike Fields, Edna Houghton, James Kinder, Giles Tipton, Michelle Wouldsworth, Barbara Jones.




Monday 16 December

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

‘A Fruitful Life’ Study group for Advent: final meeting at the Vicarage at 2.00 – 4.00 pm or 7.30 – 9.30 pm.



Tuesday 17 December

Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am.

Wednesday 18 December

Choir Practice 6.30 – 7.30 pm.

Carol Singing 8.00 pm at the Millstone Hotel.

Thursday 19 December

Carol Singing 8.00 pm at the Feilden’s Arms Hotel.


Busy Week for St. Mary's Church Choir Everyone is welcome to come along and sing carols with our Church choir on Wednesday 18 December at 8 pm in the Millstone Hotel and/or Thursday   19 December at 8 pm in the Feilden’s Arms Hotel.  You are also invited to join in with the singing of your favourite carols at the
NINE LESSONS and CAROLS  SERVICE at 6.30 pm next Sunday, 22 December.  Coffee and mince pies will be served after the service.

Mellor Recipe Book Thank you to everyone who bought a copy. They are an ideal Christmas present and we still have a few available - so please see Debbie S, Jean, Rita or Sonia if you would like one.



Church Magazine If anyone would like to contribute news or an item to the January magazine please give it to Rita as soon as possible.

Payments by Cheque Our bank, Santander, has informed us that all cheques to St Mary’s have to be made payable to ‘Mellor Parish Church PCC’.  No other wording will be accepted!  (Several recently issued cheques have been returned to us because they were made out differently).

Glasses Church has a quantity of glasses - pint, 1/2 pint and wine glasses available for hire. Charge is £5 per case and they will be delivered and collected anywhere in the Mellor area. No need to wash them after use - we will do that. Contact Rita Gorman or Jean Freeman.


Please note there will be no coffee mornings on 24 and 31 December.  However, the 9.30 am Holy Communion will still take place on those days.



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

Please remember that there is a HEARING LOOP in Church and hearing aids have to be adjusted to the 'T' position to use it.