Notices for Sunday 7 April – Second Sunday of Easter

posted 5 Apr 2013, 10:06 by Richard Jones   [ updated 10 Apr 2013, 06:23 ]



10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Toby Webber


6.30 pm Evensong & Sermon

Amma Sue

Tuesday 9 April

9.30 am Holy Communion



Sunday 14 April

Third Sunday of Easter

10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Gary Hunt


6.30 pm Evensong & Sermon

Amma Sue




Mike Fields, John Holroyd, Roly Peagram, Edna Houghton,
James Kinder, Giles Tipton, Michelle Wouldsworth, Mary Hill.

Monday 8 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. 
Annual Churchyard Spring Clean 6.00 pm.  We need as much help as possible.  Please come equipped with rakes and wheelbarrows if you have them.

Tuesday 9 April
Coffee Morning 10 am – 11.30 am.
‘An Evening of Humorous Lancs Music’, talk by Mr Peter Tomlinson to Mothers’ Union in the Day School, 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 10 April
Choir Practice 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Saturday 13 April 
Amma Sue and Sister Judith are holding a Housewarming Open House from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm, finishing with Vespers in Church.  All are welcome to pop in (and out) during the day for a ‘cuppa’ and a piece of cake.

Monetary donations are welcome, as well as non-perishable food items. If anyone is able to commit to regular giving of £5 per month, please see Jim or Sue and/or take a form from the collection point.

United Benefice Diary
Amma Sue has organised a United Benefice Diary for 2013 and 2014 so please could anyone organising parish events, outings, or special occasions notify the vicar before finalising dates to check that there aren't other events organised elsewhere in the Benefice on the same date.
Stewardship Envelopes
Stewardship envelopes for April onwards are available to collect from the Narthex.

Church Repairs 
The erection of scaffolding outside and inside the Church will force us to make temporary changes to the way in which we hold services.  Please bear with us during this time – about three months?!  Amma Sue, Graham and Jim.

Thursday 25 April Frank Littler & Sons are hosting a 4-course ‘Meat The Producers’ dinner at The Millstone @ £30/head. If interested please speak to Jean or 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.

Monday 11 – Thursday 14 November "Be Still My Soul" A Silent Retreat in Preparation for Advent: at The Monastery of Our Lady at Hyning, Carnforth led by Sister Judith OCMM.  Cost: £150 (full board).  For more details or to book a place please contact Sister Judith at the Vicarage 01254 812154.

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