posted 2 Mar 2015, 12:59 by Richard Jones



10.30 am Parish Communion

Amma Sue


The stall selling Fairtrade goods will be open following this morning's service.

Please come and take a look...


6.30 pm Evensong

Amma Sue

Tuesday 3 March

9.30 am Holy Communion


Sunday 8 March

Third Sunday of Lent


10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Roland Nicholson


6.30 pm Evensong

Amma Sue






Mike Fields, Giles Tipton, Eileen Ridley, Ann Macey, Peter Ledger, Roslyn Jessop, Mary Hilton, Pam and Ian Hodgson, Yvonne Hebbard



Tuesday 3 March

Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am.

Wednesday 4 March

Choir Practice 7.00 – 8.00 pm.

Lent Study 7.15 pm.  Details below.



Friday 6 March

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

Women's World Day of Prayer at Mellor Methodist Church at 7.30 pm.  All welcome.


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 - 8p.m.

Confirmation 2015 Confirmation preparation group will begin on Friday 6 March, 4.00 pm - 4.45 pm at Samlesbury School (behind Samlesbury Church), Potters Lane, Samlesbury PR5 0UE. If you are in year 6 or above and would like to join the group in preparation for confirmation on 7 June 2015 please contact Amma Sue by 27 February. Sorry, but if you can't make the


preparation group meetings then you can't be confirmed.

The Village Quiz This was held on Friday 13 February. Reverend Roland devised the questions as usual, and acted as Quizmaster. We had a raffle and a very busy bar.  A most enjoyable evening that produced a wonderful profit of £1126.80, our best ever result!  We must thank everyone who supported us before the event or on the night.  We couldn't have done it without you, and hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did.  (The Social & Fundraising Committee). 


Wednesday 4 March This year the Lent Study will be held jointly with Mellor Methodist Church.  Titled "Magnificent Jesus" it will be a bible study looking at Jesus' "I Am" sayings in John's Gospel.  Meetings will be on Wednesdays in Lent starting at 7.15pm at Mellor Methodist Church and will be jointly led by Rev’d. Albert Gayle, Rev’d Geoffrey Peddie and Amma Sue.  This is a wonderful opportunity to study God's word in company with our

Christian brothers and sisters from the other churches in our United Benefice so please do make it a firm date in your diary.



Don't worry if you can't make all the meetings - just come to as many as you can! There's a poster at the back of church and in the porch with all the details.

Tuesday 10 March Mothers’ Union Meeting in school at 7.30 pm.  Speaker: Pat Ashcroft ‘Meeting the Challenge’.

Sunday 22 March Passiontide Reflections A devotional service of readings, hymns and music for congregation and choir at 6.30 pm.  We have invited parishioners from Balderstone and Samlesbury to join us.

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