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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Meet 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
Revd Roy Kilford: 48 Wymondham Way, Melton Mowbray LE13 1HX 07767357589 revkilford@aol.com

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

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  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, please ring Alison on 503530
To book Concerts in Church, please ring Mary Browne on 851457

PARISH MAGAZINE
Please forward ALL articles to:
Keith Wilson 
email: kgw87mm@aol.com

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 and Praise for July

A prayer for the new curate in our parish
Lord of the Church, we ask you to bless Catriona as she moves to Melton Mowbray to begin her work among us.
We pray for her as she settles into her new home,
new patterns of working and so many people to meet.
Help us to make her welcome here full of joy and blessings.  Amen
 
God of all beginnings and endings,
We praise and thank you for the gift of this school year.
It has been a time filled with grace and blessings,
With challenges and opportunities, joys and sorrows.
Please bless our times of rest and refreshment this summer
and guide each day as you have done this past year.
Help us then to return to school with a new spirit
and a new energy.  Amen
  
Loving Lord, we thank you for the work of all teachers
and others carrying responsibility for the education
and development of our children.
Grant them rest and reflection at this time
and proper preparation for the years ahead.  Amen
 
Loving Father, we pray for all families this summer.
We pray especially for those homes where exciting holidays
may be too expensive or just an impossibility.
We pray for patience, cheerfulness and ingenuity for all involved
as family members seek to work together
to devise happy activities and times of quietness
for long summer days.
We pray for the preparations for the Parish Holiday Club,
for the clergy and all others involved in planning & preparation.
We pray that it may be a time of learning and fun
for all those attending.  We pray especially
for a growing awareness of God’s presence in our lives.  Amen
  
We pray for families where tension is ever present
and especially for the children trapped at times of stress.
Bless those who struggle to keep the peace
and bring them courage and the right words to diffuse anger.  Amen
 

 
 

 

 


 
ST MARY’S, MELTON, “DAY AWAY”. Date for your diary! We have booked Saturday 20th September at Launde for an opportunity to meet together and look at where we our Church is and the way forward. More details soon!
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PLEASE NOTE: Due to the summer Holiday Club activities in St Mary’s, Melton Mowbray, the monthly Prayers for Heroes Litany and Holy Communion will be held in St Leonard’s, Sysonby on Wednesday, August 6 at 11.15am.
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The funeral of Stuart Payne, a popular photographer in the town, will be taking place in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, on Friday, August 1.
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Find out what is happening where in the parish this week.
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St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, plus friends and supporters, is busy planning to pedal 2,500 miles through a variety of countries... and it needs your help.
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To mark the centenary moment of the official entry of the British Empire into the First World War at 11pm on August 4, 1914, the personnel of the Defence Animal Centre will muster at a candle-lit service in St Leonard’s Church, Sysonby.
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A country village remembers World War 1 is the theme of a Songs of Praise service followed by cream teas in the gardens of Rustic Lodge, Freeby, on Sunday, August 3 at 3pm.
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Churches Together in Melton Mowbray are holding a Commemoration of the start of World War 1 on Sunday, August 3. To find out more, read on...
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St James' Church Patronal Weekend will take place on Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27. For more details, read on...
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Saturday 13th September 2014 ~ Ride and Stride. Cycle, walk, horse-ride, run, jog, or use a mobility scooter. Be a sponsored participant or welcomer visiting churches and chapels opening, around 400, most open between 10am and 6pm.
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The next Recital on Tuesday 12th August will be given by Lee Rooke, Assistant Organist, St Peter's and All Saints Churches, Nottingham...read on to view programme...
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An organist is required at St Mary The Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold. For more details, read on...
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The Rector tells of a humbling and a challenging experience when he visited the house where Martin Luther King, pictured, grew up and the Church where he preached. To find out more, read on...
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New catering manager at the Samworth Centre, Carol Sloan, aims to serve up success on a plate. Find out how by reading on...
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You can support St Mary's Church, Freeby, by attending two events in October. To find out more, read on...
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For dates and times of services at St Leonard's Church, Sysonby, in 2014, read on...
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The next Care and Share lunch will be held on Sunday 27th July at 12noon in the Samworth Centre.
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Our new curate, Catriona, has long suspected that God has a beautiful sense of humour which is often only apparent to us with hindsight. For more details, read on...
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Booking forms for the next holiday club, Melton Team Parish Summer Safari, are available now. For more information, read on...
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The Tiny Tots' services for under school-age children at St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, are taking a short break and will resume on September 4.
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The Revd Kevin Ashby enjoyed the Seaside Special themed Saturday activities morning at St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray on July 5. For more details, read on...
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I have recently taken over as the Child Protection link for the team parish and find there are a large number of certificates due for renewal, writes Alyson Ashby.
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Melton in Bloom and St Mary's Community Group would like to thank everyone who has donated plants for the Churchyard and helped to maintain the gardens around our magnificent Church.
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Journeys take up my thoughts at this time, writes Team Vicar, the Revd Sharon Constable. Find out why by reading on...
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A traditional afternoon tea garden party is being held in the gardens of Diana and Brian, Elphin, Lag Lane, Thorpe Arnold, Melton Mowbray, LE14 4RU on Sunday, August 17, from 3pm until 5pm.
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We are pleased to confirm that authority has now been given for the opening up of trial holes in the Nave and South Transept of St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
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A garden party is being held at the Sysonby Knoll Hotel at 3pm on Sunday, August 24 with proceeds going to St Leonard's Church, Sysonby.
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Would you like to help clean up at St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray? If so, read on...
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For the latest news on the Re-ordering Project at St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, read on...
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We are hoping to host a Confirmation in one of our Team Churches later in the year. To find out more, read on...
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An opportunity to meet like-minded friends who want to listen and discuss the deeper things of life, faith and philosophy. To find out more, read on...
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The aim of the project is for churches in Melton to work together to provide a mid-day meal once a week, during the summer holidays, for families whose children qualify for free school meals.
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The monthly prayer diaries for June and July is now available to download. To find out more, read on...
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A concert is being held in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Friday, October 17 in celebration of Sir Malcolm Sargent's centenary. For more details, read on...
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Are you planning a party, meeting or starting up a group or club? If so read on...
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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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The Rev Brian McAvoy recalls his time as officiating chaplain to the Defence Animal Centre in Melton Mowbray.
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The Rector will be organising a tour of Jordan from 22nd – 30th September this year.
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For a 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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St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, plus friends and supporters, is busy planning to pedal 2,500 miles through a variety of countries... and it needs your help.
The sponsored event will begin at 6pm on Friday, September 12 and finish at 6pm on Sunday, September 14, followed by a service in church.
The church will take on a different look as each country is reached as the cyclists soak up the miles on exercise bikes. The participants will set off in England and among other countries "visited" will be France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Poland and the Holy Land. As each new destination is under way the church will change, with different scenery, sights, music and cuisine and maps of places which they have been to and where they are going. 
 The event should capture the imagination of the whole town and encourage a variety of groups, organisations and businesses to take part, as it involves something for all ages.

  

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The idea is to bring the community together and to raise funds. At the moment, the provisional plan is to split the proceeds between St Mary's Re-ordering Project and a project overseas.
  And that's where YOU come in. People are needed with skills in finance, advertising, and sponsorship, those who can help with food, those skilled in using computers for electronic displays, maps and music... in fact, if you would like to help in any way or have any ideas we can use, we want to hear from you.

There are a number of things we need...
 
  • a morris-dancing caller! Please have a word with the Rector.
  • anyone with a current first-aid certificate, or anyone willing to be trained. Please contact Alison on 503530.
  • offers of exercise bikes for the 48 hours – Alison again.
  • “engineers” to maintain the bikes – Alison again.
  •  more people helping out... please sign the list in the Church porch.

If you would like more information in the meantime, have a chat to the Rector.

 
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The Rector will be organising a tour of Jordan from 22nd – 30th September this year. This will include Petra, the rose-red city in the rock, the Roman remains at Jerash, Wadi Rum with its link to Lawrence of Arabia, Madaba where the earliest mosaic map of the Holy Land can be seen, and many other places. For more information, please contact the Rector.
For an itinerary click here.
For a booking form click here.
For a letter from the Rector click here.

 

 Upcoming Events 
Monday 28 July
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Monday 4 August
10:00ampram club in park @ melton park
Monday 11 August
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Tuesday 12 August
1:10pmLunchtime Organ Recital @ St Mary's Parish Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 18 August
10:00ampram club sundown trip @ meet at 9.30 in wilton road bus park
Monday 25 August
10:00amno pram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Tuesday 26 August
1:10pmLunchtime Organ Recital @ St Mary's Parish Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 1 September
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Monday 8 September
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Tuesday 9 September
1:10pmLunchtime Organ Recital @ St Mary's Parish Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 15 September
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Monday 22 September
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Tuesday 23 September
1:10pmLunchtime Organ Recital @ St Mary's Parish Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 29 September
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Monday 6 October
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Monday 13 October
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Tuesday 14 October
1:10pmLunchtime Organ Recital @ St Mary's Parish Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 20 October
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Monday 27 October
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre