posted 25 Jan 2015, 01:01 by Richard Jones



10.30 am Parish Communion

Amma Sue


During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing of the hymn shown in black on the board.


12.15 Baptism


6.30 pm Holy Communion

Amma Sue

Tuesday 27 January

9.30 am Holy Communion


Sunday 1 February

Fourth Sunday of Epiphany


10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Dr John Darch


6.30 pm Evensong

Rev’d Canon John Hartley






Mike Fields, Giles Tipton, Eileen Ridley, Ann Macey, Bev Bolton, Peter Ledger, Roslyn Jessop


Sonia Tipper, Roly Peagram


Monday 26 January

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 27 January

Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am.

Little Angels 2.15 pm.

Wednesday 28 January

Choir Practice 7.00 – 8.00 pm.


Mellor Village Quiz will be held this year on Friday 13 February in the school hall starting at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £6.50 each and will include a meat and potato pie supper.  Quizmaster this year will be Rev’d Roland Nicholson; there will be a bar serving wine, beer and soft drinks.  All proceeds will go to St Mary's Church.  Tickets are available from any member of the Social & Fundraising Committee, or Rita Gorman 812566/Jean Freeman 812366.

FOSMS News The School Disco will be held on Friday 6 February from 7.15 to 9.00 pm for years 1 to 7.  There is a £2.50 entry fee which includes a hot dog or veggie sausage, unlimited juice, and fruit.  Sweets and glow bracelets will be also available to buy on the night.  The top two disco dancers will each receive a £5 voucher.  The next FOSMS Meeting will take place on Wednesday 4 March in school at 7.30 pm.  All welcome.

Deanery Synod Anyone who has an interest in Mission / Evangelism is welcome to come along to the Deanery Synod Meeting on Monday 2 Feb 2015, 7.00 for 7.30 pm, at St James, Clitheroe.


Samlesbury PALS Group are holding a ladies’ Afternoon Tea on Thursday 5 February in the Grill Room at the New Samlesbury Hotel.  It will commence at 3.00 pm and costs £11.50 per head. If you wish to go, please contact Grace Redmayne (01772 877307).

Friends of Chernobyl (FOCC) Can you help?  FOCC is run by volunteers who raise funds to bring children over to Blackburn to visit host families.  The next visit is in June when twelve children will be arriving from Belarus.  To boost fundraising the charity shop on Lord Street West in Blackburn has been booked for half-term week 16 – 21 February.  We need to fill the shop with bric-a-brac, books, good quality clothing, un-wanted Christmas presents - in fact anything we can resell apart from electrical items.  Please could you hand in donations at the shop ideally on Monday 16 February or at any time later in the week.

If you able to help in the shop, we are in need of volunteers on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 February.  If you need more information about the charity or wish to donate items, please contact:  Liz Skupski, Blackburn Coordinator FOCC, at


Friday 13 February Mellor Village Quiz 7.30 pm in the school hall.



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