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.

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 refreshments for your function?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then the Samworth Centre, our community resource, could be what you are looking for.
For more information click on the picture of the centre, below.

 
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It's time to
visit Egypt 

The Rector will be organising a cruise from Cairo to Luxor (only recently dredged and re-opened to the cruise ships) from 10th – 21st May next year.

There is another get-together of the group / interest meeting in the Samworth Centre, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday, 31st January from 2pm-4pm. All are welcome.

For more details, click here.
For a brochure, click here.
For a booking form, click here.
For a letter from the Rector, 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

sharon 4 nreRevd Sharon Constable
Team Vicar

26 Firwood Road, MM, LE13 1SA
(01664) 481793 (07581 686736)
sharonconstable@msn.com

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 
Ian Neale 01664 565798
Tim Clark 01664 852628

St Mary the Virgin, Thorpe Arnold 
Carol Parker 01664 857526
Paul Constable 01664 481793

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
 
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:
07842973380

philloveskaren@yahoo.co.uk


The Samworth Centre
at St Mary’s

8 Burton Street
Melton Mowbray 
Leicestershire LE13 1AE

linda small website CENTRE BOOKINGS
 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. 

 

 

A series of Lent Meditations - "The Passion of the Christ - Luke's story!" as told in missing words will take place in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray starting in February. To find out more, read on...
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The massacre of 12 people at the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on January 7 has opened up the whole question of “freedom of speech” and what that really means, says the Revd Kevin Ashby.
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The next Lunchtime recital in St Mary's Parish Church, Melton Mowbray, on Tuesday 27th January at1.10pm will be given by Edgars Cuzinskis, Director of Music, United Reformed Church, Melton Mowbray....read more to view programme
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We are in need of new knitters to ensure a good supply of chocolate filled chickens! Can you help? ....read more
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We have talked for some time about starting a Men’s Group in the Team Parish and now is the time! The first meeting will be on Thursday, February 5th. To find out more, read on...
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A beautiful United Service will be held in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray on Sunday, 1st February with Holy Communion to celebrate Candlemas – the presentation of Christ in the temple.
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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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To find out when our monthly care and share lunchesare held, read on...
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Andrew and Trisha Nutter are holding a fundraising event on Friday, February 6th 2015 from 7pm with The British Heart theme of 'Wear it, Beat it'.
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Churches Together in Melton Mowbray Lent Lunches - light lunches (soup, bread and cheese) served Tuesdays throughout Lent on the following dates - 24th February and 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th March. For more details, read on...
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Now the situation in Egypt has settled down and the cruise ships are sailing again... and the prices are very reasonable!... it’s time to visit Egypt. For a booking form and brochure read on..
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Arthur Payne returns with another of his ever popular slide shows of old Melton. Saturday 21st February 7.00 in The Samworth Centre......... read more
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For a list of social and fundraising events in Thorpe Arnold in 2015, read on...
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After fifty five years' ministry and priesthood in England and Scotland the Revd John Hickling shares the third part of his reflections on the Christian faith.
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THE NEXT SATURDAY MORNING @ ST MARY’S is on Valentine’s Day, 14th February. We need to have a planning meeting before-hand, and this will be on Sunday 1st February after the 10am morning service.
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The first meeting of the Reading Group will be on Thursday, 29th January, 2pm, at 9, Melbray Drive, LE13 1JS. For more details read on...
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GenR8 needs more team members for their Easter-themed Spring Term assembly tour. To find out more, read on...
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The next Tiny Tots' services for under school-age children at St Mary's Church, Melton, will be held on January 22.
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The latest Saturday activities morning in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, proved a roaring success on Saturday (January 10).
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More than 30 people enjoyed a New Year three course "Christmas" meal organised by St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, at the Sysonby Knoll Hotel on Tuesday (January 13).
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Help is needed with the refreshments at Pram Club on a Monday morning.
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Needed Urgently for the end of January...someone to take on a magazine delivery route.
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After fifty five years' ministry and priesthood in England and Scotland the Revd John Hickling shares the second part of his reflections on the Christian faith.
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You are invited to the annual Pancake Supper to be held on Tuesday, February 17 from 7pm onwards at Elphin, Lag Lane, Thorpe Arnold.
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The monthly prayer diary for January is now available to download. To find out more, read on...
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The new manager at the Samworth Centre, Linda Abbott, writes for the website. To find out more, read on...
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The Revd Brian McAvoy will be leading an evening looking at loss and bereavement on Thursday, 12th February 2015 at 7.30 pm in the Samworth Centre.
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After fifty five years ministry and priesthood in England and Scotland the Revd John Hickling shares some reflections on the Christian faith.
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Please can anyone who has a fob key for access into the Samworth Centre let Manager Linda Abbott, pictured, know (ring on 503521 and leave a message) or pop in and see her after Christmas?
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Do you have any photographs, newspaper clippings, video clips, leaflets, relevant information etc. concerning initiatives/events (past and present) by Churches Together in Melton Mowbray?
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There's a rare opportunity for us to find out about the Muslim faith so that we have a better understanding of the beliefs and practices of Muslims on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 7.30pm at Burton Lazars Village Hall in an evening with Suleman Nagdi.
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An informal session open to all with materials supplied when possible, with light refreshments available. You can do the craft on offer or bring your own along, all levels welcome.
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One of the key aspects of the Re-ordering Project at St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is the raising of the nave floor. Six trial holes were dug recently. Read the report on the findings...
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Starting the Day with Prayer ~ A small group are meeting at St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray at 8.30 am, Monday- Wednesday to start the day with morning prayer. Anyone who is in town at that time is very welcome to join us whether it be frequently or occa
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New to the web site? Take a quick tour to get you started...
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 Upcoming Events 
Thursday 29 January
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Thursday 29 January
2:00pmReading Group @ 9, Melbray Drive, Melton Mowbray
Monday 2 February
10:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ upstairs
Thursday 5 February
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 9 February
10:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ upstairs
Thursday 12 February
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Thursday 12 February
7:00pmLooking At Loss And Bereavement @ Samworth Centre
Monday 16 February
10:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ upstairs
Monday 16 February
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club closed @ upstairs
Tuesday 17 February
7:00pmPancake Supper @ Elphin, Lag Lane, Thorpe Arnold.
Thursday 19 February
7:30pmAn evening with Suleman Nagdi @ Burton Lazars Village Hall
Saturday 21 February
7:00pmAn evening with Arthur Payne @ Samworth Centre
Sunday 22 February
12:15pmCare and Share Lunch @ Samworth Centre
Monday 23 February
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ upstairs samworth centre
Wednesday 25 February
7:15pmLent Meditations @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Thursday 26 February
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 2 March
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ upstairs samworth centre
Wednesday 4 March
7:15pmLent Meditations @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Thursday 5 March
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 9 March
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ upstairs samworth centre
Wednesday 11 March
7:15pmLent Meditations @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Thursday 12 March
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 16 March
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ upstairs samworth centre
Wednesday 18 March
7:15pmLent Meditations @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Thursday 19 March
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Sunday 22 March
12:00pmCare and Share Lunch @ Samworth Centre
Monday 23 March
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ upstairs samworth centre
Thursday 26 March
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Thursday 26 March
7:15pmLent Meditations @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 30 March
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club Easter Service @ ST Mary's church
Monday 6 April
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 6 April
11:00amclosed for Easter @ upstairs
Monday 13 April
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 20 April
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Sunday 26 April
12:15pmCare and Share Lunch @ Samworth Centre
Monday 27 April
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 4 May
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club closed @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 11 May
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 18 May
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Sunday 24 May
12:15pmCare and Share Lunch @ Samworth Centre
Monday 25 May
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club closed @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 1 June
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 8 June
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 15 June
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 22 June
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Sunday 28 June
12:15pmCare and Share Lunch @ Samworth Centre
Monday 29 June
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 6 July
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 13 July
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 20 July
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Sunday 26 July
12:15pmCare and Share Lunch @ Samworth Centre
Monday 27 July
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 3 August
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 10 August
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 17 August
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Sunday 23 August
12:15pmCare and Share Lunch @ Samworth Centre