posted 26 Jul 2013, 03:05 by Richard Jones





10.30 am All Age Worship

Amma Sue


6.30 pm Evensong and Sermon

Rev’d Roland Nicholson

Tuesday 23 July

9.30 am Holy Communion



Sunday 28 July

Ninth Sunday after Trinity

10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Roland Nicholson


6.30 pm Holy Communion

Rev’d Dr John Darch






Mike Fields, Roly Peagram, Edna Houghton, James Kinder,

Giles Tipton, Michelle Wouldsworth.



Monday 22 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.

Tuesday 23 July Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am.

Wednesday 24 July No Choir Practice for this and the next few weeks.  Practices resume on 28 August.


Saturday 27 July 2.00 - 5.00 pm. Order of the Companions of Martha and Mary Open House: Amma Sue and Sister Judith cordially invite you to pop in at their Open House at the Vicarage.  No need to book, just come and go as you please - tea/coffee and cakes on offer! The afternoon will end with a service if Vespers at Mellor Church.


The talk by Mrs Marjorie Holt to the Mothers’ Union on 9 July raised a grand total of £688!  Many thanks to all who attended and supported the event.


Please remember to leave your favourite recipes for our Book of Recipes and Household Hints in the box in the foyer before the end of July.


Glasses & More Glasses The Social and Fundraising Committee now have a quantity of pint, 1/2 pint and wine glasses available for use.  They can also be hired, for a small charge, for events outside Church, with free delivery and collection. Please contact any member of the Committee for further details.


Saturday 7 September 10.00 – 3.30 pm.  ‘How to Train the New Vicar!’  United Benefice Away Day at St Cuthbert's Church, Fulwood.  All welcome!  However experienced a priest might be there is still a lot to learn especially when there are three churches to look after! The day is designed so that each of the three churches can say who they are, what they hope for, and how that will benefit the churches and Amma Sue.  No-one is put 'on the spot' or is expected to make speeches, and everyone can join in! The day will be led by Rev’d Richard Impey, a very experienced trainer and looks set to be an enjoyable and informative 'day out'!

Friday 13 September A special Autumn Quiz is to be held in aid of the Church Repairs Appeal. Tickets will be £5 each and include Hot Pot Supper; there will be a Bar and a raffle. Tickets available from any Committee member.


Friday 4 October 7.00 for 7.30 pm. A Fund Raising Dinner for the Church Roof Appeal is to be held at the Millstone Hotel.  The theme will be ‘A Lancashire Night’ and the cost will be £20 for Lancashire Hot Pot, apple pie and coffee.  Guest speaker and raffle.  Anyone interested please contact Geoff Peake, tel. 813654.  A few good raffle prizes would be appreciated.

Thursday 10 October The consecration of Archdeacon Julian as Bishop of Blackburn will be held at York Minster.

Friday 18 October ‘Last Night of the Proms’ in Church, in support of the Church Roof Appeal.

Saturday 19 October The inauguration of Archdeacon Julian as Bishop of Blackburn will be held at 11am in Blackburn Cathedral.  More details will be announced when they are available.

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