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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.

 
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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. 

 
Prayers for August

Let us pray for wisdom for the Queen, the Prime Minister and the Cabinet Pray for integrity, truth and compassion throughout Government.
Pray for the positive influence of God’s people for the good of all throughout all Government departments.
Pray that the UK Government would be a strong force for good in foreign policy and bringing relief to those suffering throughout the world.
 
Let us pray for politics of wisdom, integrity, self-sacrifice and policymaking for the good of all. Let us pray for effective and gracious Christian presence and influence in political debate. Let us pray for the wise explanation of God's truth in the public square. Let us pray that the wisdom of the Bible would be listened to in what it says about human flourishing across all policy areas. Finally let us pray that the Christian groups in each of the three main parties would grow in influence and the positive contribution that they can make.
 
Amen
 
 

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Don't miss the trees

Friday, December 2 - Tuesday, December 6

Don't miss this year's spectacular Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
The event, the largest Christmas Tree Festival in the country, boasted 1,254 magical trees last year and this year organisers aim to have trees of all shapes and sizes on display. 
Each year our beautiful church is transformed with hundreds of decorated trees from individuals and businesses in the area and people come from far and wide to see the spectacle.
For more information click here.

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A concert to celebrate the Golden Wedding of Janet and Derek Larder will take place in St Mary`s Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday, September 10 at 7 pm.
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Pets plus their owners visited St Mary's Church, Melton, on Sunday (August 28) to take part in a special Pets Service.
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Come along to our next Saturday activities morning in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on September 10th and help us celebrate 100 years since the birth of one of world's best storytellers, Roald Dahl, pictured.
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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 'Coffee Day' is being held on Saturday, September 10th, at Thorpe Arnold Village Hall in conjunction with Ride and Stride. For more details, read on...
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The monthly prayer diary for September is now available to download. To find out more, read on...
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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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The Annual Cream Teas Afternoon organised by St Leonard's Church, Sysonby, on the lawns at Sysonby Knoll Hotel on Sunday, (August21), raised nearly £400 for church funds.
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The Melton Team Parish said a fond farewell to Stewart, Zoe and Joanna Betts on Sunday (August 21) at a special Parish Communion Service in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
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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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The first service to be held in St Mary's Church, Freeby, for more than 13 years will take place on Sunday, October 2nd... but if you want to go along you'll have to bring your own chair!
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The Tiny Tots group is getting ready for a new term, starting on 1st September. If you expressed an interest in helping out with the group then the rota is now available.
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The ‘Count Your Blessings’ boards, which enjoyed enormous popularity in Leicester Cathedral during Lent, are now in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
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On December 12th Ted Hutchin will be attending a Service of Commission for Police and Fire Service Chaplains at Leicester Cathedral. For more details read on...
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Trisha Nutter is one of a number of people in the Team Parish who are visiting the beautiful island of Iona, in the Inner Hebrides off the Ross of Mull on the western coast of Scotland. View her pictures by reading on...
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The Rector will be leading a trip in September to the beautiful island of Cyprus. For a booking form and brochure, read on...
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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 Coffee Morning is being held on Saturday, 3rd September towards the work of the Mothers' Union. For more details, read on...
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An Open Day is being held at St Bartholomew's Church, Welby, on Saturday, 17th September from 10am-2pm.
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For all the latest pictures from the Melton Team Parish Holiday Club held in St Mary's Church this week, read on...
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Our well-travelled Posada figures have just been for a trip on the waterways to nearby Foxton Locks and the Countryfile Live show at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
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St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold (Melton Mowbray Team Parish) requires a new organist.
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The DAC have agreed to recommend that our reworked proposals for the Re-ordering in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, are passed to the Chancellor (for the Leicestershire Diocese).
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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 fashion show is being held on Monday, 26th September at Edinburgh Woollen Mill in Nottingham Street, Melton Mowbray, to raise money for St Bartholomew's Church, Welby.
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Ride and Stride is an opportunity for you to raise funds for your church ~ cycle, walk, horse-ride, run, jog, or use a mobility scooter. To find out more, read on...
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This is a “Rector Writes” of two halves, writes the Revd Kevin Ashby. To find out why, read on...
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If you happen to have one of the hymn books, Hymns Old and New, from St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold at home please could you quietly return it.
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A permanent memorial to badly burned airmen in the Second World War will be dedicated and unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on Wednesday, November 2nd. To find out more, read on...
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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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 Upcoming Events 
Thursday 1 September
10:00amTiny Tots Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 5 September
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Thursday 8 September
10:00amTiny Tots Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Saturday 10 September
10:00am'Coffee Day' @ St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold
Saturday 10 September
10:30amRoald Dahl @ 100 @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 12 September
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Thursday 15 September
10:00amTiny Tots Service @ Samworth Centre, Melton
Monday 19 September
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Thursday 22 September
10:00amTiny Tots Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 26 September
10:00amPram Club Harvest service @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Thursday 29 September
10:00amTiny Tots Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 3 October
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 10 October
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 17 October
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 24 October
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 31 October
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 7 November
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 14 November
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 21 November
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 28 November
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 5 December
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

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"A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men" - Roald Dahl.