Who's who?




Currently the Parish is Vacant.    

Until further notice all enquiries should be addressed to the Area Dean, Rev Jonathan Carmillie.

The Vicarage, 40 The Sands, Whalley  BB7 9TL Tel 01254 824679 Email:  vicar@whalleypc.org.uk

 Licensed Lay Reader

Mrs Pam Daunton 01772 877017

Church Warden

David Holroyd

Betty Green


Parochial Church Council



            Clerk & Secretary     David Wain

            Treasurer                   David Adams



Margaret Baldwin (2021)  Geoff Gill (2021)

Rita Gorman (2021)  Betty Green (2021)

David Holroyd (2021)  Barbara Lucas (2019)

Mark Smith (2021)

Graham Tipper (2021)  David Wain (2021)

Marilyn Watson (2020)  John Woodward (2021)




Sue Brown

Graham Calvert Peter Cowell

Kevan Dean Joan Moss

Alan Smith Frances Thompson

Graham Tipper Noel Walsh


Christian Stewardship

                         Recorder     Eileen Peake

                 Gift Aid Secretary     Helen Adams

            Electoral Roll Officer  

                        Graham Tipper

            Deanery Synod

                        Sue Gill   Debbie Chadwick

            Sunday School

                        Debbie Chadwick and for Vision

            Vision (Formally Youth Fellowship)

                        Debbie Chadwick

            Little Angels

                        Margaret Baldwin   Rita Gorman 

            Children’s Society

                        Debbie Chadwick 

            Social & Fund Raising Committee

                        Rita Gorman,   Debbie Summersgill, Jessica Hayes

                        John Hartley,   Roland Nicholson, Mark Smith



                        Editors   Rita Gorman   Ron Hak

                        Advertising   Rita Gorman   812566

                        Distribution   Alan & Barbara Smith

            St Mary’s C.E. Primary School

                        Headteacher   Mrs Joanne Embley-Peers

                        Clerk to the Governors   Mrs Pat Cooper

                        Site Supervisor   M. Venables

                        Friends of St Mary’s School  (FOSMS)

                        Zohra Nisar (zohranisar@icloud.com) and Scott Hellier

            Mothers’ Union                                              Altar Flowers

       Margaret Ashton                                            Joan Moss

            Rainbows                                                        Guides

            Lynn Fish (Wren)                                Helen Adams helendentith@btinternet.com


                        PCSO Caroline Pemberton

                        Tel  01200 458766  (Voicemail)


                        Chris Wilson   Rob Cooper   Tom Shaw

                        Stewart Woodward   Bernard Whalley  Gordon Hayes


Volunteers still required


As we now have a regular “team” leading our services we thought it would be good to formally introduce them to everyone! 

Revd. Gill Dyer – Has recently moved into Mellor having retired as Priest-in-Charge of Whalley, Sabden and Pendleton. Gill is also part of the Diocesan Advisory Team for Spiritual Direction.

Revd. Canon John Hartley – Was the Vicar of Salesbury St. Peter and Area Dean for Whalley and has regularly taken services for us since his retirement;  and he and his wife Janet are very  involved the life of St. Mary’s Mellor.

Revd. Gary Hunt – Has served as a Non-Stipendiary Minister at Balderstone St. Leonard and since retiring has continued to be closely linked to Balderstone and now regularly leads worship at all three churches in the United Benefice.

Father Roland Nicholson – Has been a priest in Blackburn diocese for 41 years, serving as both Vicar in a number of parishes and as Industrial Chaplain for BAE Systems. At present he is looking after St Stephen’s, Tockholes. For the past five years he has been a “familiar face” at Mellor and Balderstone and for the past two years has regularly presided at St Leonard the Less, Samlesbury as well.

Mrs. Pam Daunton – Is the Reader at Samlesbury Church and while St. Leonard the Less remains the focus of her ministry, she also takes occasional evening services at St Mary’s, Mellor 

The United Benefice are enormously grateful for their ministry to us.