Notices for Sunday 18th March – Mothering Sunday

posted 17 Mar 2012, 15:34 by Richard Jones   [ updated 17 Mar 2012, 15:36 ]



10.30am All Age Worship

Cakes will be on sale to take away at the end of the service.

Rev’d Dr Sue Williams


6.30pm Evensong

Rev’d Phil Hunt


Tuesday 20th March     

9.30am Morning Prayer


Friday 23rd March

 12.00 noon The Way of The Cross


Sunday 25th March

Passion Sunday

10.30am Parish Communion

Rev’d Roland Nicholson


6.30pm Communion

Rev’d Roland Nicholson

Other events

Office Hour – Every Monday Rev’d Roland Nicholson will be having an “Office Hour” in the Narthex between 6pm and 7pm when he will be available to discuss arrangements for Baptisms, Weddings or any other spiritual matter.


Tuesday 20th  March

10.00am-11.30am Coffee in the Narthex

Wednesday 21st March

 6.30pm – 7.30pm Choir practice

7.30pm Lent Study Group at the home of Geoff & Eileen Peake, Chestnut Cottage, Further Lane, Mellor. Everyone welcome.

Saturday 24th March

Rita & Betty wish to invite everyone to a Coffee Morning at 10 Church Close from 10am until 12 noon to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society.  There will be a Raffle, Cake Stall, Books, Cards & much more.....


Anyone who wishes to support the Year 5 & 6 children who are singing at King George’s Hall are most welcome to attend.

Sunday 25th March

This Sunday is Passion Sunday & as it is the “Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary”, Mothers’ Union members will join for Corporate Communion at the 10.30am service and serve coffee & biscuits after.


Prayers for the sick

Kenneth Wilkinson, Mike Fields, John Holroyd, John Macey, John Best, Edna Houghton,

Edith Thompson, James Kinder, Giles Tipton, Carol Wain, Tommy Cook




Isn’t the ‘Way of the Cross’ the way of every person’s life?  Doesn’t every life have suffering, falls, hurts, rejections, condemnations, death, burial ……and resurrection?

Each FRIDAY IN LENT at 12noon in ST MARY’s MELLOR everyone is welcome to come and walk with Mary the ‘Way of the Cross’. As we walk through these stations we see through Mary’s eyes what Jesus was going through on the way to Calvary.                           Fr Roland

Dates for your diary

16th – 18th March – Paper Skip

Sunday 25th March at 12 noon – PCC Meeting to approve Accounts

Monday 26th March – The annual churchyard clean up from 6pm.  All helpers welcome.  If possible, please bring rakes, wheelbarrows etc.

Tuesday 27th March – Little Angels

Friday 20th April – St Leonard’s, Balderstone are holding an Auction of Promises from 7pm at the Canberra Club

Sunday 22nd April at 12 noon – Annual Vestry Meeting followed by Annual Parish Meeting

Wednesday 9th May – Deanery Visitation


Lilies – If anyone wishes to donate a lily for a loved one at Easter, they can give the cash donation to Joan Moss and the flowers will be placed in the altar arrangement.  Please can you give your donation before Palm Sunday.


Easter Flowers – If anyone would like to help with arranging the flowers for Easter or at any other time please let Joan Moss know and she be only too glad of your help.


Diamond Jubilee – The Bishop of Blackburn has asked that the parishioners who wish to might like to send greetings and good wishes to Her Majesty as she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee.  A form for signing is available at the back of church.



If you wish to contribute anything to the notices, please send an email to or ring 01254 813084 by the Thursday evening.