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Welcome to our Parish website

Thank you for visiting our Parish website. We hope you find everything you want to know about the Team Parish of Melton Mowbray, which consists of 6 churches across the Melton Mowbray area. For more information on any of our churches, simply click on the picture of your choice of church below.
If you would like information on bell ringing in our churches click here.
 
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The Parish team

Kevin 5Revd Kevin Ashby  
Team Rector

57 Burton Road, MM, LE13 1DL  
(01664) 503535 (07921 919917)
rector@meltonparish.org.uk

 

Revd Catriona  cat3
Cumming
Curate

1 Palmerstone Road, MM,
LE13 0SS
(01664) 503533
catriona@meltonparish.org.uk

Active retired clergy:
Revd Brian McAvoy: 1 The Lees, Cottesmore, Oakham LE15 7DG   (01572) 812404
Revd Graham Spencer: 18 Chetwynd Drive, MM, LE13 0HU 07904 229284 grahamandtrish@talktalk.net

Church wardens:
St Mary’s, Melton Mowbray 
Roger Kirby 01664 560080
John Spence 01664 813944

St Mary the Virgin, Thorpe Arnold 
Joy Stribblehill 01664 853302
Catherine Shenton 01664 850422

St James’ Church, Burton Lazars 
Janet King 01664 565044
Jenny Pengelly 01664 668095

St Bartholomew's Church, Welby 
Sam Willder 01664 566197
Peter Franklin 01664 569602

St Leonard's Church, Sysonby 
Colin Moulds 01664 852391
David Wilford 01664 560968

Freeby Church 
Jane Meakin 01664 564827
Mel Greaves
 
GENERAL ENQUIRIES
The Parish Office
8 Burton Street
Melton Mowbray
Leicestershire LE13 1AE 

Telephone: 01664 562267

EMAIL
admin@samworth-stmarys.org.uk

PARISH WEBSITE
www.melton.leicester.anglican.org

PHIL SMALLESTWEB EDITOR -
Phil Balding

Telephone:
 07960825185.

philloveskaren@yahoo.co.uk

The Samworth Centre
at St Mary’s

8 Burton Street
Melton Mowbray 
Leicestershire LE13 1AE

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 Linda Abbott -
 Centre Manager
 Telephone: 01664 503521
 Fax: 01664 503539

manager@samworth-stmarys.org.uk

CAROL SLOAN SMALLEST CAFÉ AT THE CENTRE 
 Carol Sloan -
 Cafe Manager
 Telephone: 01664 503525


 THE SAMWORTH CENTRE:
 To book rooms or equipment,
 please ring Linda on 503521


CAFÉ @ THE CENTRE:
To arrange catering or buffets, please ring Carol on 503525

ST MARY’S CHURCH
For Church bookings, ring Alison on 503530
To book Concerts in Church, ring Mary Browne on 851457

PARISH MAGAZINE
Please forward ALL articles to:
Keith Wilson 
email: kgw87mm@aol.com

If you do not have access to email, hard copy (typed please) can be left at the Samworth Centre front desk.
To advertise in the parish magazine contact Advertising Manager Derek Larder on 01664 569245
To subscribe to the magazine and to receive it regularly each month contact Ken Mason on 01664 851930. 

 
 

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Project launch invitation

A special invitation has gone out to mark the launch of the Re-ordering Project at St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.

Everyone is welcome to  join members of the Re-ordering Team on Saturday, 22nd October, in the church for the launch.

From 10am until 12noon, and again at 2pm until 4pm, slide show presentations will outline the problem areas in church and how it is intended to tackle them. The Rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby, will then describe the benefits of the Project.

new church logo newThe latest plans will be on show and positioned where the changes will be taking place. Members of the Project Committee will be on hand throughout morning and afternoon sessions to answer your questions. Refreshments will be available in one of the key areas for change - the North Transept.

Please put the 22nd October in your diary and extend this invitation to anyone you think would be interested. To view an invitation to the launch from the Revd Ashby click here.

To view a press release which has been issued about the Re-ordering Project launch click here.

A virtual tour of St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is now available to look at.

It has been organised by the church's Fabric Express Committee so a before and after comparison can be made after the Re-ordering Project has got under way, hopefully at the beginning of next year. The tour was compiled by Chris Jones from LeicesterPhoto Limited, which is based in Littlethorpe, Leicester.

To view the tour click here.

new church logo newA special website has also been created to keep people updated about the latest developments with the Re-ordering Project. If you would like to help sponsor a specific part of the project, hold a fund-raising event or provide goods or services in kind there is a form on the website where you can offer to do this. 

You can view the website by clicking here.

Read the latest report from Fabric Express Committee chairman John Craig by clicking here. 
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Congratulations to Steve Boxall and Liz Wilson who married in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday (September 24th).
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Find out which services are on in the parish on Sunday by reading on...
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Find out what is happening where in the parish this week.
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A talk by Rev Canon Alison Adams, pictured, Social Responsibility Enabler for the Diocese, entitled 'Refugees: What can We Do?' will be held on Wednesday, 12 October, at 7.30pm in Thorpe Arnold Village Hall.
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The Team Parish of Melton Mowbray invites you to join us in celebrating Harvest Festival in our churches in September and October. To find out where and when the celebrations will take place, read on...
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A quiz night and slideshow are the next two events to raise money for St Bartholomew's Church, Welby. To find out more, read on...
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When John Sutton went to St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Tuesday night (September 20th) he thought he was going to celebrate the birthdays of four members of the bell ringing team. Find out what actually happened by reading on...
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Melton Mowbray Choral Society present Mozart Requiem in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday, October 8th. To find out more, read on...
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A plea has gone out for help to fill shoeboxes to send to needy children overseas. To find out more, read on...
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Don't miss the next Saturday activities morning in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on October 8th when the fun will be based around the books of author Charles Dickens, pictured.
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A National Baby Loss Awareness Day Service is being held in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday, October 15th at 6.30pm. For more details read on...
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The Revd Dr Tom Wison, Director of the St Philip’s Centre in Leicester, which is committed to “study and engagement in a multi-faith society”, will be the preacher at the 10am Parish Communion at St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, on Sunday, 16th October.
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It really is a joy discovering something for the very first time, writes the Revd Kevin Ashby. Find out more by reading on...
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Local singer/songwriter George Simpson, pictured, features St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, in the video for his latest single "Move On" which has just been released. To find out more, read on...
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The Rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby, explains the latest update on the Team Vicar post. To find out more, read on...
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Dr Sandy Saunders is nearing his £25,000 target to build a permanent memorial to badly burned airmen in the Second World War. The memorial will be dedicated and unveiled by a member of the Royal Family On November 2nd.
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Stewart Betts, who has moved to Cuddesdon, just outside of Oxford, to undergo training for the Ordained Ministry, has sent a short “hello” and update since he, his wife Zoe and daughter Joanna left Melton Mowbray.
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Our “first reserve” lay reader, Malcolm Britton, was made Honorary Canon of Leicester Cathedral last weekend. Congratulations to Malcolm on a much deserved accolade.
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Our well-travelled Posada figures have added Livepool to their list of places they have visited this year.
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The first service to be held in St Mary's Church, Freeby, for more than 13 years will take place on Sunday, October 2nd... and you can now be assured of a seat!
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The Tiny Tots group is back. Join us each Thursday in term time in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, for crafts, a short service, refreshments and plenty of chat.
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Framland Deanery Mothers’ Union are planning a Quiet Day on Wednesday, 12th October from 10.00am – 3.00pm in the Samworth Centre on the “Power of Prayer”. For more details, read on...
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The monthly prayer diary for September and October is now available to download. To find out more, read on...
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A stunning night of music in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, raised more than £2,000 on Saturday (September 10th). For more details and pictures, read on...
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The 80’S Plus Fellowship Circle is holding an afternoon of entertainment on Friday, September 30. To find out more, read on...
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The ‘Count Your Blessings’ boards in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, have proved a huge success.
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Don't miss this year's spectacular Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
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The ad hoc choir at Thorpe Arnold are getting back together for the Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 2nd at 10.45am. There will only be one piece of music to learn and you don’t need to be able to read music. To find out more, read on...
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Clear out your clutter for an auction to be held on Saturday, October 22nd at 6pm in Freeby Village Hall.
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Coffee mornings and Book Swaps will be held every third Saturday morning throughout the year in Thorpe Arnold Village Hall from 10am to 12 noon. To find out the dates, read on...
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For a list of Village Pub Nights in Thorpe Arnold Village Hall throughout 2016, read on....
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New to the web site? Take a quick tour to get you started...
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Don't miss this year's spectacular Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. It is being held from December 2nd - 6th. If you would like to enter a tree this year information on how to do this, a booking form, invitation letter and pictures and videos from last year's event can be found by clicking here.

 Upcoming Events 
Thursday 29 September
10:00amTiny Tots Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Friday 30 September
2:00pm80's Plus Fellowship Circle @ Samworth Centre, Melton
Monday 3 October
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Thursday 6 October
10:00amTiny Tots Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Saturday 8 October
7:30pmMozart Requiem @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 10 October
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Wednesday 12 October
7:30pmRefugees: What can We Do? @ Thorpe Arnold Village Hall
Thursday 13 October
10:00amTiny Tots Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Saturday 15 October
6:30pmBaby Loss Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 17 October
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 24 October
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Thursday 27 October
10:00amTiny Tots Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 31 October
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Thursday 3 November
10:00amTiny Tots Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 7 November
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Thursday 10 November
10:00amTiny Tots Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 14 November
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Thursday 17 November
10:00amTiny Tots Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 21 November
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Thursday 24 November
10:00amTiny Tots Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 28 November
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre

Samworth Centre

Are you planning a party, meeting or starting up a group or club?
Are you looking for a room to use?
Do you require a buffet or light reefreshments for your function?
If the answer is yes to any of the above then contact Samworth Centre Manager Linda Abbott on 01664 503 521 or email manager@samworth-stmarys.org.uk or click here to download a brochure

QUOTE OF THE DAY

MARTIN LUTHER KING

"That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing." - Martin Luther King Jr.