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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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 
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

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. 


Prayers for May and Pentecost


Come, O Spirit of God,
and make within us your dwelling place and home.  Amen
O God, send forth your Holy Spirit
into my heart that I may perceive,
into my mind that I may remember,
and into my soul that I may meditate.
Inspire me to speak with piety, holiness, tenderness and mercy.
Teach, guide and direct my thoughts and senses
from beginning to end.
May your grace ever help and correct me,
and may I be strengthened now with wisdom from on high,
for the sake of your infinite mercy. Amen.                                               
Saint Anthony of Padua

Lord, the all revealing light of your Love
is shining at this time of Pentecost as we are challenged
to make a difference in the name of Jesus. 
We give you thanks that your love for each of us
is revealed to us in so many ways.
Help us to be considerate in our actions,
thoughtful in our dealings with people
and reflect in our lives your loving concern for all.
Help us to be open to see your will,
and trust you in the choices we make each day. Amen                                  
 Resources for worship and prayer website

When we are happy
When we are full of fun and laughter,
God welcomes us.
When we are angry
When people let us down and make us sad
God welcomes us.
When the sun shines and we are can feel its warmth
God welcomes us.
When we are tired or afraid
God welcomes us.
God of welcome
God, whose door is always open
We thank you, for we are glad to meet you here
 The Pattern of our Days  Iona Community.
 

 

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Download a Samworth Centre brochure by clicking here.


 

A planning meeting is taking place in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray on Sunday, May 24 after the 10am service (around 11.15am) to discuss the next Saturday activities morning to be held on June 13.
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The Revd Catriona Cumming's first Communion Service as a priest will be on Sunday, 28th June at 4pm in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
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Paul and Sharon Constable would like to thank everyone for all of the wonderful cards, generous beautiful gifts and messages and the amazing send-off from Melton Team Parish.
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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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The next Care and Share lunch will be held on Sunday, 24th May at 12.15pm in the Samworth Centre.
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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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Don't miss the special Pets' Service in St Mary's Church on Sunday, June 28th at 10am. All pets, and owners, welcome!
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This will be held at 33 Waltham Rise, Melton Mowbray (home of Joy Atton) on Thursday, 18th June from 10 am-12 noon.
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Read the Rector's, Team Vicar's and Curate's 2015 Reports to the Annual Parish Meeting on April 28 by reading on...
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Sales of knitted toys at Easter has raised £1711.20 for the work of the Children's Society. read more......
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The next recital on Tuesday 26th May will be given by Ian Runnells, Director of Music, St Paul's Church, Bedford....read more
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The 80 Plus Fellowship Circle is giving you the chance to sing along to songs from 1945 when it meets on Friday, June 12, from 2pm until 4pm in the Samworth Centre.
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The Community Family Lunches, organised by Churches Together in Melton Mowbray, were a great success last summer, providing over 500 hot meals for families on limited incomes and those at MYST Lodge, Westbourne House and Storehouse at The Fox.
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There will be a Church Welcomers’ Service on Thursday, 28th May at 2pm in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray.
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It was fun, fun, fun all the way as St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, was tranformed on Saturday (May 9) into an indoor "street party" to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day.
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The next Tiny Tots' service for under school-age children will be held from 10.30am until 11.30am on Thursday, June 4 in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. Why not come along and join in the fun?
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Congratulations to the cafe at the Samworth Centre in Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, which has just received two awards.
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After fifty five years' ministry and priesthood in England and Scotland the Revd John Hickling shares part seven of his reflections on the Christian faith.
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The Revd Kevin Ashby, Rector at St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is always claiming to be a Smooth operator... and here's the proof!
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Nepal has suffered its worst earthquake in decades. and St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray will be having a retiring collection this week and next for the DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal.
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Two fundraising events are being held to raise money for St James' Church, Burton Lazars in June. For more details, read on...
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A talk on the art of bell ringing will be given at St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold by tower captain Martin Hansen on Wednesday, June 3, from 7pm until 8pm.
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Work started on May 11 on St Bartholomew's Church, Welby,following its grant of £140,100 from the Heritage Lottery fund.
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A 28-year-old labour of love finally came to fruition for Pauline Clark from Kent on Thursday (April 23) at St Leonard's Church, Sysonby.
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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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Are you passionate about climate change and want to work with other churches in Leicester to take action?
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There will be a coach leaving at 7.30am on Friday, July 3, to visit the Hampton Court Flower Show. To find out how to book your place, read on... 
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Can you locate these images in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray?
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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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Congratulations to Joy Stribblehill and Catherine Shenton, who are taking over as church wardens at St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold.
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The Parish Plod will take place on Sunday, June 7th.
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A wine tasting evening with refreshments will be held in St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold on Saturday, June 27 at 7pm.
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To find out when our monthly care and share lunches are held, read on...
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The monthly prayer diary for April is now available to download. To find out more, 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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Fundraising for St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold. To find out more, read on...
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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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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 25 May
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club closed @ up stairs samworth centr
Thursday 28 May
2:00pmChurch Welcomers' Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 1 June
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Thursday 4 June
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 8 June
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Thursday 11 June
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Friday 12 June
2:00pm80 Plus Fellowship Circle Meeting @ Samworth Centre
Monday 15 June
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Thursday 18 June
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 22 June
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Thursday 25 June
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Saturday 27 June
7:00pmSummer Wine at St Mary's, Thorpe... @ St Mary the Virgin, Thorpe Arnold
Sunday 28 June
12:15pmCare and Share Lunch @ Samworth Centre
Monday 29 June
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Thursday 2 July
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
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
Monday 24 August
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 31 August
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 7 September
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 14 September
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 21 September
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Sunday 27 September
12:15pmCare and Share Lunch @ Samworth Centre
Monday 28 September
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club harvest service @ church
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