posted 26 Jul 2013, 03:12 by Richard Jones   [ updated 27 Jul 2013, 02:49 ]




10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Roland Nicholson


6.30 pm Holy Communion

Rev’d Dr John Darch

Tuesday 30 July

9.30 am Holy Communion



Sunday 4 August

Tenth Sunday after Trinity

10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Dr John Darch


6.30 pm Evensong and Sermon

Linda Leadbeater






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

Giles Tipton, Michelle Wouldsworth.


Joyce Walsh


Monday 29 July Benefice Office Hour As Amma Sue is attending a special celebration service, there will be no Office Hour this week. The next Office Hour will be on Monday 5 August.

Tuesday 30 July Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am.

Wednesday 31 July No Choir Practice for this and the next few weeks.  Practices resume on 28 August.


8.00am Eucharist - Amma Sue and Sister Judith are taking some leave time next week, so there will be no Daily Offices or Eucharist from Monday 29 July to Saturday 3 August.



 ‘A Walk around Mellor & Mellor Brook’: copies of a DVD depicting scenes around the villages and a sequence of slides showing the demolition of the old school are available from Rita at £5.  Proceeds will go to the Church Roof Appeal.


The Annual Barbecue Thanks to wonderful support, lots of willing helpers and some glorious weather, we were able to raise a net profit of £2233.63 for church funds!  Thank you one-and-all, from the Social and Fundraising Committee.



Wednesday 7 August 9.30 – 3.30 pm. Free foot-care assessment offered by Age UK at Mellor Village Hall for over 50's. Appointment only: ring 266620 to book or for information.

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 7.30 pm.  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 Sonia Tipper at

by Thursday evening. **Please note this temporary change for the next two weeks **