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.
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:
07790013724

philloveskaren@yahoo.co.uk


The Samworth Centre
at St Mary’s

8 Burton Street
Melton Mowbray 
Leicestershire LE13 1AE

hayley copley4  CENTRE BOOKINGS
  Hayley Copley -
  Centre Manager
  Telephone: 01664
   503521
Fax: 01664 503539

manager@samworth-stmarys.org.uk

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



 THE SAMWORTH CENTRE:
 To book rooms or equipment,
 please ring Hayley 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. 

 

 

St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, was packed on Saturday (November 22) for the latest activities morning with the theme of a Frozen run-up to Christmas.
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Linda Abbott has been appointed manager of the Samworth Centre in Melton Mowbray.
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The Pedalling to the Promised Land event held in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, in September made a profit of £2,559.66.
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The Rt Revd Tim Stevens, the Bishop of Leicester, will be retiring on July 11, 2015.
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Find out which services are on in the parish on Sunday by reading on...
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Join in the fun at a festive bar night and Christmas quiz in Thorpe Arnold Village Hall on Friday, November 28.
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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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Congratulations to 15-year-old Alice Tatlow, who has been officially welcomed into St Mary's Church Choir, Melton Mowbray.
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Anyone who saw Melstrum Ukelele Orchestra performing in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Friday (September 12) will be pleased to know that they are returning to Thorpe Arnold Village Hall on Saturday, November 22.
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The Christmas Tree Festival buffet and wine preview evening with the official switch-on of the hundreds of lights will take place on Thursday, December 4th, at 7.30 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray.
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Here's your chance to sign up for two sessions of Carol Singing. To find out more, read on...
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A big thank you to everyone who supported the Burton Lazars' Soup n Wine event for St James' Church on November 1. A total of £500 was raised and the event will be repeated in Feb 2015.
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Find out what is happening where in the parish this week.
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The next recital on Tuesday 25th November at 1.10pm will be given by Christopher Beaumont, Organist, Birstall and Wanlip Parish Churches, Leicester.. read more to view programme
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Ho, ho, ho! Here's your chance to raise money for your chosen charity or good Claus, sorry cause... and to get fit into the bargain.
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''Going Deeper'' is a group that meets in Thorpe Arnold Village Hall monthly to explore issues of life, faith and philosophy. To find out more, read on...
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An evening of wine tasting and refreshments. Join in your favourite Christmas songs, secular and spiritual in St Mary the Virgin Church,Thorpe Arnold on Friday, December 12 at 7pm.
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It's time to dust down the tinsel, brush up your baubles and set to work on your Christmas Tree to light up St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
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St Mary the Virgin waved a sad farewell to Clive and Helen Rogers on 26th October.......read more
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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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Care and Share ~ the next Care and Share lunch will be held on Sunday, 23rd November at 12.15pm in the Samworth Centre. As always ~ all are welcome to join us for fellowship and food. Details from Gillian and Colin: 851386
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After the success of its firstfewsessions, the St Mary’s Patchwork Group will be meeting again on Wednesday, December 3 at 2pm in Room 2 at the Samworth Centre, Melton Mowbray.
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St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold, was packed on Sunday (November 2) when a Confirmation Service was held.
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Volunteers who have spent years helping to transform the gardens at St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, had double reason to celebrate recently.
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Congratulations to Tim Clark, church warden at St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, and all the members of Melton Street Pastors who won the Community Spirit section in the Melton Times Community Awards 2014.
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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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The Church plays an important part in the whole bereavement process of our town and villages. Let’s never underestimate or shirk that role, writes the Revd Kevin Ashby. To find out more, read on...
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With the tricky question of Scottish independence safely behind us, it seems entirely appropriate to celebrate the many joys that Scotland brings to the United Kingdom, writes the Revd Catriona Cumming. Find out more by reading on...
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The monthly prayer diary for November is now available to download. 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 November 27.
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Find out when the next Sharing of Skills meeting will take place in Thorpe Arnold by reading on...
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For an updated list of fundraising and social events for St Mary the Virgin Church and the village hall in Thorpe Arnold in the following year 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 
Sunday 23 November
12:15pmCare and Share Lunch @ Samworth Centre
Monday 24 November
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Friday 28 November
7:30amFestive bar night and Christmas... @ Thorpe Arnold Village Hall
Monday 1 December
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Thursday 4 December
7:30pmChristmas Tree Festival preview... @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Friday 5 December
9:00amChristmas Tree Festival @ St Mary's Church,Melton
Monday 8 December
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Tuesday 16 December
1:10pmFestive organ recital @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Tuesday 13 January
1:10pmLunchtime Organ Recital @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray