posted 26 Feb 2014, 04:42 by Richard Jones



10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Dr John Darch


If you have young children we have a Children's Corner where there are bags of quiet toys which can also be used in your pew during the service.


6.30 pm Holy Communion

Rev’d Dr John Darch

Tuesday 25 February

9.30 am Holy Communion



Sunday 2 March

Sunday Next Before Lent


10.30 am Parish Communion

Day School Anniversary

Rev’d Canon John Hartley


6.30 pm Evensong and Sermon

Rev’d Dr John Darch






Mike Fields, Edna Houghton, James Kinder, Giles Tipton, Barbara Jones, Eileen Ridley.



Monday 24 February

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 25 February

Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am.

Wednesday 26 February

Choir Practice 6.30 – 7.30 pm.


Party planners required! Rita, Debbie and Sonia would welcome help on the Social and Fundraising Committee. We aim to arrange enjoyable events which also raise money to enable St. Mary's to meet its everyday running costs. If you are interested they would love to hear from you.

Church Electoral Roll This was completely renewed in 2013, as required every six years. Each year a review has to take place so if you are on the roll please let me know if your address details have changed. Also if anyone wants to be added to the Electoral Roll please see me or collect a form from the black folder in the narthex.  Thank you.  Sonia Tipper.



Vestry Meeting and PCC Annual General Meeting These will take place on Sunday 16 March after morning service.   Everyone who is on the electoral roll is very welcome to attend.  We urgently need nominations for two churchwardens and three members of the PCC.  Nomination forms are available in the narthex. Would all current sidespeople and anyone who would like to join the team of sidespeople please sign the form in the narthex.  In addition we also need a new treasurer.

FOSM’s Space Night on Wednesday 12 February was a great success, raising over £300.  The school hall was packed with adults and children all keen to learn about the planets and stars. 

The next FOSM’s meeting will take place on Wednesday 26 February at the school at 7.30pm.  Please come along - we look forward to welcoming you.


Friday 7 March Women's World Day of Prayer

12.30 pm A light lunch will be served at Mellor Brook Community Centre before we take a shortened version of the service to local Nursing Homes.  All interested, please contact Rita Gorman on 812566.

7.30 pm Mrs Christine Taylor is the speaker at St Leonard's Church Balderstone - all welcome.


Sunday 16 March Vestry Meeting and PCC Annual General Meeting after morning service.


Friday 25 April to Sunday 27 April Art Exhibition in Church.

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

Please remember that there is a HEARING LOOP in Church and hearing aids have to be adjusted to the 'T' position to use it.