Notices for Sunday 17 March – Passion Sunday

posted 18 Mar 2013, 04:09 by Richard Jones



Tuesday 19 March

Sunday 24 March

10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Roland Nicholson

The Vestry Meeting and AGM of the Parochial Church Council will take place after Morning Service.  Details and nomination forms are on the notice board.

6.30 pm Evensong & Sermon

Rev’d Dr John Darch

9.30 am Holy Communion


Friday 22 March

12 noon Stations of the Cross

Palm Sunday

10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Canon John Hartley


6.30 pm Evensong and Sermon

Rev’d Toby Webber



This Week

Monday 18 March
Funeral of Tommie Cook - 1.30 pm.

Office Hour will be held from 6.00 to 7.00 pm in the Narthex for discussion of arrangements for Baptisms, Weddings or any other spiritual matter.

Tuesday 19 March 
Coffee Morning 10 am – 11.30 am
Mothers’ Union 7.30 pm in day school.  Talk by Dr. Geraint Jones, Consultant in General Medicine.

Wednesday 20 March
Choir Practice 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Lenten Study Course 7.30 pm at the home of Rita Gorman, 10 Church Close.

Monthly expenses are well short of income, so monetary donations are welcome, as well as non-perishable food items. If anyone is able to commit to regular giving of £5 per month, please see Jim or Sue and/or take a form from the collection point.

Social Committee
The Social Committees of Balderstone, Mellor and Samlesbury had the pleasure of working together to arrange the reception which followed the Service of Induction for Amma Sue on Tuesday 12 March.  We would like to thank everyone who offered their help, both on the night and with kind offers of food for the buffet.  It was a wonderful evening and an excellent buffet. Thank you to everyone!

Dates for your Diary
Monday 25 March 2.15 pm 'Little Angels' will meet in the Narthex.
Wednesday 27 March 7.00 pm there will be a Passover meal costing £5 at the Methodist Church.  If you wish to go, please sign the list in the Narthex.  Tickets from Jim.

Prayers for the Sick

Mike Fields, John Holroyd, Roly Peagram,
Edna Houghton, James Kinder,
Giles Tipton, Michelle Wouldsworth,
Mary Hill, David Holroyd.

Prayers for the Departed

Tommie Cook
Mary Gorst

Three Parish Walk
St Leonard's, Balderstone are arranging a walk from Mellor to Samlesbury via Balderstone on Sunday 24 March starting from the War Memorial at Mellor at 1.30 pm.
‘Meat The Producers’
On Thursday 25th April, Frank Littler & Sons are hosting a dinner at The Millstone, introducing some of their local suppliers. The 4-course dinner is £30 per head, and the Social Committee are hoping to have a table there.  If you are interested please speak to Jean or Rita.

Stewardship Envelopes
The envelopes for April onwards are now available in the Narthex.  Please collect these as soon as possible. Easter Flowers
Would anyone wishing to donate to the Easter flowers please contact Joan Moss.

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