posted 19 May 2014, 08:19 by Richard Jones



10.30 am Parish Communion & All Age Worship

Rev’d Canon John Hartley


During the administration of Holy Communion the Congregation are invited to join the Choir in the singing of the hymn shown in black on the board.


6.30 pm Evensong and Sermon

Amma Sue

Tuesday 20 May

9.30 am Holy Communion



Sunday 25 May

Sixth Sunday of Easter


10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Dr John Darch


12.00 pm Baptism


6.30 pm Holy Communion

Rev’d Dr John Darch






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

George Wills-Wilson, Roly Peagram


Hannah Vickers Ramsbottom


Monday 19 May

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 20 May

Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am.

Wednesday 21 May

No choir practice this week.  It resumes on Wednesday 11 June.


A BIG THANK YOU to Hilda Hilton for considering becoming Churchwarden. But Hilda has, after much prayer and thought, decided that she cannot take on the role.  Graham Tipper has very generously offered to continue in office for one year only and the PCC are considering a number of ways to develop the roles of the Churchwardens and will be sharing some of their thinking and ideas as soon as possible with you all. We still need another churchwarden so IF YOU THINK THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO BE A CHURCHWARDEN please do speak Amma Sue or Graham.


Faith Refresher Group Ever thought you'd like a bit if a 'refresher' on the Christian basics?  Had some questions about why we believe what we say in the Creed?  Wondered what this 'discipleship stuff' is all about?  Then this is for you!  A short 4 meetings study and discussion group looking at some of the Christian basics - Wednesday evenings 21, 28 May at the Vicarage from 7.00 to 8.00 pm (ish). Tea and coffee supplied!

FOSMS Food Fest was held on Saturday 10 May. A huge thank you to everyone who prepared food and to everyone who came along to support the event.  A total of £770 was raised.


Thursday 29 May Ascension Day Service 7.00 pm at St. Leonard the Less, Samlesbury.

Saturday 31 May OCMM Open House 2.00pm to 4.00pm, at the Vicarage in Mellor.  Everyone is welcome to share tea, coffee and chat with the Sisters OCMM. Come and go as you please and the afternoon will finish with Evening Prayer in Mellor Church.

Wednesday 4 June Thorntons Chocolate Heaven Night in the school hall.  As our Rose Queen comes to the end of her reign, this will be Emily's last fund raising event for ASTHMA UK.  Please come along for lots of sweet treats to taste, prizes to be won and a Thorntons luxury gift to take home.  Tickets £10 available from Karen/Emily Walsh and Sunday School.


Sunday 1 June Admission of Sidespeople at the 10.30 am service.

Sunday 8 June Confirmation date for the United Benefice.

Saturday 28 June Gala Day The biggest fundraiser of the year for FOSMS and the theme will be Brazil / Carnival. More details to follow but please start to have a look for donations to the event, unwanted gifts, books, etc.

Friday 11 July Church Summer Barbecue.



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