posted 9 Apr 2014, 08:05 by Richard Jones



10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Canon John Hartley

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 Evensong and Sermon

Amma Sue

Tuesday 8 April

9.30 am Holy Communion



Sunday 13 April

Palm Sunday

10.30 am Parish Communion

Amma Sue

6.30 pm Evensong and Sermon

Amma Sue






Mike Fields, James Kinder, Giles Tipton, Eileen Ridley, Deborah Renshaw


George Worthington, Michelle Wouldsworth


Monday 7 April

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 8 April

Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30 am.

Art Exhibition Planning Meeting 10.30 am There will be a short meeting in church to plan for the exhibition.


Tuesday 8 April

Mothers’ Union 7.30 pm in day school.  Speaker: Leslie Jackson ‘A Victorian Butler’.

Wednesday 9 April

Choir Practice 6.30 – 7.30 pm.

Lent Group 7.00 – 9.00 pm. St Mary’s Court Community Room. Final week of Lent course "No Tame Lion.


Parochial Church Council  -  URGENT

At the Vestry and Annual meetings held on Sunday 16 March, Graham and Jim resigned as Churchwardens and Stewart resigned as Treasurer.  Unfortunately, no-one has yet been willing to come forward to take their places and we now find ourselves in desperate and urgent need of volunteers.  To give more time to try to resolve this, they have agreed to continue in post on a strictly temporary basis, pending another meeting:

Extraordinary Vestry Meeting, Sunday 13 April

after morning service

Everyone on the electoral roll is very welcome to attend.  Please speak to Amma Sue, Graham, Jim or Stewart if you feel able to help in any way, including taking on shared responsibility for some of the tasks.


Holy Week and Easter Services Details for the United Benefice are on the Notice Board.

FOSM’s Update Within the reading packs last week was a ‘Bags 2 School’ plastic bag.  Please fill with unwanted clothing and footwear and return to school on 30 April.  We have a new event on the evening of Saturday 10 May: our first FOSM’s ‘FoodFest’.  Everyone is welcome to come along to sample food and wines from around the world.  A great family event, please save the date, more information on tickets, timings etc to follow.

All the money that FOSM’s raises goes directly to the school children.




Tuesday 15 April Passover Meal at 7pm in Mellor School.
The churches of the United Benefice will be hosting it this year. Mellor Methodist Church and St Mary's Osbaldeston have also been invited. Tickets are £5. If you wish to attend please sign the list in the narthex as soon as possible as only a limited number of tickets are available.


Friday 25 April to Sunday 27 April Art Exhibition - On Friday 25 April there will be an Open Evening to launch this weekend exhibition of paintings by local artists. Tickets are £5 (to include nibbles and a glass of wine). Entry forms are on the table in the church entrance.

Sunday 8 June Confirmation date for the United Benefice.

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.