posted 6 May 2013, 01:49 by Richard Jones   [ updated 6 May 2013, 01:51 ]



10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Roland Nicholson


6.30 pm Evensong & Sermon

Rev’d Roland Nicholson

Tuesday 7 May

9.30 am Holy Communion


Thursday 9 May

7.30 pm Joint Ascension Day Service at Samlesbury St Leonard


Sunday 12 May

Seventh Sunday of Easter

10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d John Darch


6.30 pm Evensong & Sermon

Rev’d John Darch






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

Giles Tipton, Michelle Wouldsworth, Mary Hill.



Monday 6 May

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 7 May

Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am.


Wednesday 8 May

Choir Practice 6.30 – 7.30 pm.

Friday 10 May FOSMS (Friends of St Mary's School) fundraising ceilidh at the Canberra Club, BAE Samlesbury, starting at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £15 per head, including a buffet supper, and can be obtained from Stewart Woodward.


Church Repair Appeal
Unfortunately we have to raise around £50,000 to repair the east end of the church and an Appeals Committee has been set up.  To launch the appeal and to provide more information about the repair there will be a Cheese and Wine Evening in the church on Saturday May 18th at 7pm.  The cost is £5 and everyone is invited.  Please support this.


Will everyone willing to continue please sign the nomination form in the narthex.  New people will be more than welcome!  Admission of all sidespersons will take place during morning service on Sunday 9 June.



A Gentle Reminder
A time to pray or a time to talk?  What do we come to church for? These are very important questions which, as individuals, we need to address.  Yes, we come to be with friends and to meet, but uppermost in our minds has to be that we are here to give thanks to God for what goes on in our lives, and to meet Him in the sacrament.  Please would you remember that others around you like to be quiet and still and not hear others conversing.  This applies not only before the start of worship, but also especially during communion.  This is a time for reflection and to sing the communion hymn.  There is plenty of time at the end of the service to catch up with friends.  THANK YOU.


Tuesday 14 May Mothers’ Union outing to Thwaites Theatre to see ‘Me and My Girl’ at 7.30 pm.  Tickets are £9 – please speak to Rita.

Sunday 19 – Monday 20 May Two special editions of BBC ‘Songs of Praise’ will be recorded at Blackburn Cathedral.  Tickets are required to join the congregation and are free, but you will need to move quickly.  Further details from the Wardens.



Tuesday 21 May ‘The Churches Together’: St. Leonard’s Mothers’ Union, Balderstone.  ‘Cake and Bubbly Evening (and soft drinks)’, in Balderstone School at 7.30 pm.  £3: please pay at the door.  Speaker: Mr Harold Eastham – ‘Experience in Christchurch New Zealand when the massive earthquake struck’. Ladies and gentlemen all welcome.

Friday 19 July The Annual Village BBQ will be held this year at Myre Ash House by kind permission of Alan & Maureen Bell.  More details will follow.


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

or call 01254 813167 by Thursday evening.