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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
Tim Clark 01664 852628

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
 
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 September 

We pray for all those who work in our local community;
for those who work to grow or to make the things we need to live.
For those who serve in shops, offices and factories;
for the council workers, teachers, for bus drivers & cleaners,
for nurses and health workers, the police and road sweepers.
For all those who ensure that our town functions well.
We pray especially for those whose work is unseen and forgotten.
My they know your love as they give of themselves.  Amen
 
God, our father and mother we, your children,
thank you that you fill our lives with faith and hope and love,
with comfort, peace and joy.
We pray now for those who have little,
for those without jobs, without homes, without hope.
Help us to do all that we can,
Working with others in your strength,
to support those in need.  Amen
 
The harvest is in progress;
we pray that it might be fruitful.
We pray for all who work in agriculture,
that their work might be blessed and valued.
We pray for all who care for the land
that it may be nourished and respected,
that God’s good earth may continue to be plentiful.  Amen
 
Lord of life,
We pray for the youngsters in our town.
We pray for them and their teachers as a new school year begins.
Help each person to feel a valued part of their community.
Be with those whose examination results were disappointing.
Grant wisdom and compassion
to successful students,
to teachers and all who help young people find the way forward,
to parents and friends
whose understanding & love can support those first faltering steps.
We ask your blessing Lord on all who learn and all who teach.  Amen
 
Prayers adapted from Iona Abbey Worship Bk & Bread of Tomorrow Ed J Morley
 

 

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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If music be the food of love, play on at the next activities morning in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray on Saturday, September 12th.
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Three churches in the Team Parish will be ringing their bells on Wednesday, September 9th to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest serving British monarch.
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The next LINK meeting held in Burton Lazars village hall on Wednesday, September 16th will feature Dr Sandy Saunders, who will be talking about The Guinea Pig Club.
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In September, the Diocesan course for those seeking to deepen their understanding of the Christian journey and perhaps open the ears of their heart to the calling of our Father God, is being run.
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Don't miss ‘Getting Involved with Art and Having a Go’ on 26 September at 7.15pm in Thorpe Arnold Village Hall.
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It’s a simple gift at Christmas that won’t cost a fortune to prepare, but it’s guaranteed to bring a smile to any child’s face, writes Phil Balding.
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A very successful traditional Afternoon Tea Garden Party was held on Sunday (23rd August) in the gardens of Diana and Brian Hawken at Elphin, Lag Lane, Thorpe Arnold.
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Yet another Holiday Club has been and gone and what a great event it was, writes Team Rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby.
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Find out where and when Harvest Festival Services are taking place in the Team Parish by reading on...
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The 10.00am service in St Mary’s Parish Church, Melton Mowbray is to be shortened on Sunday, 13th September to allow our Project Committee to present our Re-ordering Plans to the congregation. Please join us - John Craig.
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We urgently need another female helper at our Team Parish Youth Group which meets on every second and fourth Friday in the month in the Samworth Centre from 7.30 – 9.00pm. Age is no obstacle!
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After fifty five years' ministry and priesthood in England and Scotland the Revd John Hickling shares part eight of his reflections on the Christian faith.
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The next meeting of the "Going Deeper" group will be at 7.30pm in Thorpe Arnold Village Hall on Wednesday, 16th Setember. To find out more, read on...
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Two social/fundraising events realise £606.51 in one week towards The St Bartholomew's Church Restoration Project...read more
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We will be running a new 10-week Alpha Course (a basic Christian training course) in the Autumn, beginning on Monday, September 21st. For more details, read on...
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The monthly prayer diaries for August and September are now available to download. To find out more, read on...
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Sunday (August 9) gave everyone the chance to see just how much hard work had gone into the Team Parish Holiday Club last week, when a special Holiday Club Service was held in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
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This year's Team Parish Holiday Club, held this week in in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, proved a huge success with both children and adults alike.
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The restoration work which started at the beginning of May on St Bartholomew's Church, Welby, has been progressing very well. To find out more, read on...
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A concert of organ and piano music is being held on Saturday, September 5th at 7.30pm in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, with all proceeds going towards the organ refurbishment.
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The next St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbra, “Songs of Praise” service with Communion is at 10am on Sunday, 30th August.
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“The way forward” meeting at St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, a few months ago was cancelled, as so many people said they couldn’t manage the date. We will be meeting in an evening to be arranged in September/October.
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Xpress, St Mary’s Church, Melton ~ Please note that Xpress, the children’s group, is taking a break during the school Summer Holidays, and will return on Sunday, 6th September, after Ten O’clock Praise in the Samworth Centre.
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Members of St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold will be at Dalby Day this year on August 31st.
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The project at Welby Church is not only to restore the building but to also form a Heritage Centre connected to the history of the medieval village and the important Bronze Age Welby hoard, writes Miranda Willder.
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Samworth Centre Manager Linda Abbott is asking all Church User Groups to contact her to check room availability for all church meetings etc that you would like to hold in the Samworth Centre to ensure there is no duplication of room bookings.
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We are arranging a confirmation service in our Parish later this year. If you are aged 12+and would like to consider Confirmation, please contact the Rector asap.
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The DCC has agreed that minutes of meetings should be made available to a wider congregation and published on church noticeboard and the website.... read more......
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To find out when our monthly care and share lunches are held, read on...
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The manager at the Samworth Centre, Linda Abbott, writes for the website. To find out more, read on...
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For a list of social and fundraising events in Thorpe Arnold in 2015, read on...
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An update of what is happening regarding St Mary's Church Re-ordering Project by John Craig, Chairman of St Mary's Fabric Express Committee.
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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.
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During the first week of every month, we at St Mary’s, Melton devote one of our regular Wednesday Services of Holy Communion to the needs of our Armed Forces and their families. For more details, read on...
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New to the web site? Take a quick tour to get you started...
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Alpha Course 

Looking for answers to the BIG questions?
Wondering what life is all about?
Wondering what the Christian faith is all about?
Join us at the Alpha Course, Monday evenings from 21st September.
For more information and a booking form, contact Alison in the Parish Office, 8 Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, Leics. LE13 1AE. Phone 01664 503530, or click here.
E-mail: admin@meltonparish.org.uk

 

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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

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Christmas Tree
Festival 2015 

Find out when this year's Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, will be held by clicking here.

 Upcoming Events 
Monday 31 August
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club closed @ up stairs samworth centr
Thursday 3 September
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 7 September
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Thursday 10 September
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 14 September
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Wednesday 16 September
7:30pm"Going Deeper" @ Thorpe Arnold Village Hall
Thursday 17 September
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 21 September
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Thursday 24 September
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Sunday 27 September
12:15pmCare and Share Lunch @ Samworth Centre
Monday 28 September
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club harvest service @ church
Thursday 1 October
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 5 October
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 12 October
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 19 October
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Sunday 25 October
12:15pmCare and Share Lunch @ Samworth Centre
Monday 26 October
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 2 November
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 9 November
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 16 November
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Sunday 22 November
12:15pmCare and Share Lunch @ Samworth Centre
Monday 23 November
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 30 November
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 7 December
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club christmas... @ ST Mary's church