Our Parish Church in Mellor

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St Mary the Virgin Mellor is a friendly Parish Church committed to serving God and the community of Mellor in the heart of Lancashire. This website and our Facebook page tell you something about who we are, what we do, when we do it etc.. We update it regularly and contributions are welcomed. We hope you find it helpful and interesting. We would be delighted to talk to you about our church life and to welcome you into the congregation.

If you'd like to know more about us, please come along to worship with us on a Sunday or Tuesday, or join in any of our events - we'd love to see you. Take a look at "News & announcements" to see what's coming up.

Karen our Vicar can be contacted on:

01254 814041


Rev'd Karen Herschell our new Vicar from 27th June 2021


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The Vicar’s Light Reflections

Light Reflections… β€œLet your light shine…” (Matthew 5.16)

I pray that you have all had a good summer; have taken time out to rest and recuperate and are now feeling refreshed for that β€˜back to school’ feeling. I have enjoyed a slightly quieter time and with a family wedding in the Southeast, took the opportunity to go to a place that I have wanted to go to for a long time, Canterbury. Of course, this meant a visit to the Cathedral, which was amazing, an ancient place of worship; and of course, also the martyrdom in 1170 of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury. Where he was murdered very much felt to me, still a place of violence, at odds in the House of God, a place of peace and prayer. And this dichotomy is reflected in two stained glass windows in the southeast transept. These 20th Century windows are by Ervin BossΓ‘nyi, who was an Austrian-Hungarian refugee who left Nazi Germany to a new life in England. The windows, called Salvation (left) and Peace (right) are stunningly beautiful, inspired by the folk art of Hungary, and which replaced, in 1960 the Victorian windows which had been damaged bywartime bombing.

In a world that is still being torn apart by war, especially in Europe, as we continue to pray for peace in Ukraine, I was struck that even in the midst of horror, death and humankind’s inhumanity, we have a Saviour who frees us from sin, who opens the door on our prison cells and leads us into peace and eternal life. For Jesus has already gone before us, he himself suffered, as our Creed tells, β€œ...under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried.” But β€œon the third day he rose again from the dead and ascended into heaven.” Maybe, this month, take time to reflect through these glorious stained-glass images on who Jesus is and what he has done for us...for you...and know the eternal truth that sets us free, gives us life and peace, that surpasses all understanding.

Blessings, Rev’d Karen

Christ Centered...Kingdom Focused

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Mellor Misc

Mellor Misc. is a place on the front page to put any miscellaneous item to do with our village. Send me anything you'd like included.

What's on Locally?

Mellor Village Hall

Ocean Clear Recycling at the Village Hall

There are now collection boxes at Mellor Village hall (found clearly marked in the kitchen) for plastics that are currently NOT recycled by RVBC.

They are baby and pet food pouches, toothpaste tubes and old brushes, cosmetic jars, crisp packets, biscuit wrappers.

ALL wrappers/jars etc are accepted. It is the type of product not the manufacturer that matter.

If you have any items to deposit please make sure they are empty and clean.

The village hall is open almost every day and Janine Foster and or Carolyne Hymas tend to be there Thursday afternoons 2-4; Fridays 2-4 and on the first Saturday of the month 9.30-12.30 (pop-up cafe)

If you have any queries please speak to Janine or Carolyne.

Please support this as we need to reduce the amount

of plastic going to landfill and ending up in the oceans.

Thank you,



Aerobics every Monday 9.30-10.30 Cost Β£4,

First session free


Enjoy a relaxing coffee with a slice of delicious homemade cake!

Pop up Coffee Shop

Unfortunately the pop up cafe is CLOSED until further notice due to COVID restrictions

We are open the first Saturday of the month 8.30 – 1.30 ish!

(later if we are busy enough)

A warm & friendly welcome is guaranteed

The Pop up Coffee shop is run by volunteers of Mellor

and all proceeds are for the village hall.