posted 18 Jul 2015, 08:49 by Richard Jones



10.30 am Parish Communion

All Age Worship

Rev’d Canon John Hartley


Sunday School Picnic will be held after today’s service.  Details below.


6.30 pm Evensong

Rev’d Dr John Darch

Tuesday 21 July

9.30 am Holy Communion





Sunday 26 July

Eighth Sunday after Trinity

10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Roland Nicholson


6.30 pm Eucharist

Rev’d Enid Briggs







Giles Tipton, Eileen Ridley, Ann Macey, Peter Ledger, Pam and Ian Hodgson, Joyce Bill, Malcolm Jones.



Tuesday 21 July

Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am.

Wednesday 22 July

Choir Practice 7.00 – 8.00 pm.


Friday 24 July

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


***TODAY*** Sunday School Picnic after All Age Worship.  Everyone please bring along a picnic to have at school.  Scarecrows will be on view, made by Millie and Caitlin, who will be serving scones and cream, tea and coffee.  There will be games on the field and lots more.  We'd like everyone to come along so that we can say a goodbye to Millie as our Rose Queen and hello to her successor, Caitlin.

The 8th Annual Summer Barbeque was held this year on Friday 3 July, at the home of Alan and Maureen Bell.  The event raised a wonderful profit of £2310.80, well up on last year’s total.  A big thank you to everyone who helped in any way, before, during and after the event; and of course to Alan and Maureen for their hospitality.  Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and came along to make it such and enjoyable evening. 


FOSMS Gala Day Thank you to everyone who came along to support this, our main fundraising event, which raised the fantastic sum of £2141.98.  All the money raised will go back to the school children.  We will keep you posted as to what will be purchased during the Autumn term.  Thank you for all your support over the academic year and have a lovely summer.

The FOSMS Team.

The Choir is recruiting! We are looking for trebles (boys and girls), sopranos, altos, tenors and basses. Please talk to Mike Wilcock, the Organist and Choirmaster, for further details. We practice on Wednesdays from 7 – 8 pm.


Sunday 2 August

Admission of Sidespersons will take place during  the morning service.  Could all sidespersons please attend.

Tuesday 11 August

Mothers’ Union at 7.30 pm in school.  Speaker: Lynda Leadbeater – ‘Rainbows’.


Friday 25 September

Songs of Praise 7.00 pm at Samlesbury Church.  Each church and organisation in the United Benefice is invited to choose and introduce a favourite hymn for this special occasion.  Barbara Lucas will pass on your requests.  Details, including reply slips, are on the notice board and in the narthex.  Please sign up also for the optional supper (£5)!

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