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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. 

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Rector's trip to Cyprus 

An opportunity to walk in the footsteps of St Paul and St Barnabas.
The Rector will be leading a trip to the beautiful island of Cyprus from 28th September to 5th October this year, visiting Larnaca, Kyrenia Port, Bellapais Abbey, Nicosia, old Paphos (visited by Paul), Salamis (where Paul and Barnabas landed and where Barnabas
traditionally was stoned to death), Famagusta, and the Sea Caves of Cape Greco, as well as free time to explore.

Have a word with the Rector if you want to know more.
To download a letter from the Revd Kevin Ashby explaining more about the trip click here.
To download an e-booking form for the trip click here. To download an e-brochure about the trip click here.

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The next meeting to finalise the plans for June's Saturday activities morning is on Sunday, 29th May at 11.15 ish in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
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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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Sandy and Maggie Saunders are arranging a coach trip to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on Thursday, 30th June.
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This year's Parish Plod will be held on Sunday, June 5th and will be a short, easy walk starting at 2pm from St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Frisby-On-The-Wreake, followed by refreshments. The cost is £3 per person and sign-up sheets are in churches.
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The next meeting of the Melton Team Parish Men's Group will be held on Wednesday, 8th June at The White Lion, Whissendine. For more details, read on...
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Our travelling Posada figures have hit new heights today when they joined the Wainwright club and climbed up three mountains in the Lake District.
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The next Tiny Tots' service for under school-age children will be held from 10am until 11am on Thursday, June 9th, in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. Why not come along and join in the fun?
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The next meeting of the "Going Deeper" group will be at 7.30pm in Thorpe Arnold Village Hall on Wednesday, June 8th. To find out more, read on...
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Melton Mowbray Choral Society brought heavy metal into St Mary's Church on Saturday (May 21st)... and it proved a smash hit thanks to the town's Defence Animal Centre.
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Congratulations to the editorial team on the Melton Mowbray Team Parish magazine Parish Views, who have won a prestigious award.
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The Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) made their planned visit to St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Friday, May 13th.
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Dave Kitching has a friend who is collecting resources for Honour Village in Cambodia. To find out more, read on...
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A member of a unique club formed by badly burned airmen in the Second World War has launched a fundraising campaign for a permanent memorial to them.
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If you have a few hours free each week and could help us on a regular day each week, or as casual relief at the Samworth Centre assisting in the kitchen or on the front counter (which involves till work) we would love to meet you.
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Framland Deanery Mothers’ Union Coffee Morning will be held on Wednesday, 8th June, from 10am – 12noon at the home of Joy Atton, 33 Waltham Rise, Melton Mowbray.
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The 80’s Plus Fellowship Circle will be celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday on Friday, 10th June in the Samworth Centre, Melton Mowbray, from 2pm – 4.30pm.
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Many thanks to all who were involved in knitting chickens, rabbits, hedgehogs, mice etc to be filled with chocolate and sold in aid of The Children’s Society. This year’s grand effort realised £1791.75.
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1st-5th August ~ The Wacky Wild West. Helpers are needed for this summer’s Team Parish holiday Club. A really rewarding week with lots of activities.To find out more, read on...
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Her Majesty the Queen celebrates her official 90th birthday in June... and St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is holding a special activities morning on Saturday, June 11th, in the church to mark the occasion. For more details, read on...
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Melton Mowbray Team Parish is holding a special Open-Air Service to Celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday on Play Close, Melton Mowbray, at 10am on Sunday, June 12 (in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, if wet).
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Stewart Betts has chosen Ripon College Cuddesdon near Oxford to train for the ordained ministry.
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The latest activities morning in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday (May 14) proved a real birthday treat.
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Janet King and Jenny Pengelly write about their recent visit to Albania. To find out more, read on...
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On Saturday June 11th, there will be a big celebration for the Queen’s 90th birthday in Burton Lazars Village Hall. There will be a plant sale in aid of St James' building project. Find out how you can help by reading on...
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“Like a house fit for the Addams family!” said one of the speakers at the re-opening of St Mary’s Church, Freeby, last month. Of course, he wasn’t describing the state of the restored Church but how it looked before, writes the Revd Kevin Ashby.
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The monthly prayer diary for May is now available to download. To find out more, read on...
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There's now a chance to examine the plans for the Re-ordering Project in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
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Don't miss this year's spectacular Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
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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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Celebrate With Us 

Her Majesty the Queen celebrates her official 90th birthday in June... and St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is holding a special activities morning on Saturday, June 11th, in the church to mark the occasion.

We are asking people to bring a picnic and to help us celebrate. The event will run from 10.30am until 1pm and will include two displays by military working dogs from the Defence Animal Centre at 10.50am and 11.30am and everyone will have the chance to have a dance or two with our swing dance group at 11.10am and 12.10pm.

Our "street party" in the church will be held from 12noon until 1pm and those attending will be able to join in a singalong of Patriotic songs led by St Mary's Church musical director James Gutteridge at 12.30pm.

There will also be displays of memorabilia and members of the Royal British Legion will be in attendance.

There will also be three special birthday cakes, generously donated by Jenny Barnes, of Richard Barnes Funeral Directors, plus the chance to decorate cakes, make birthday hats and flags, a prayer area based on a birthday cake with 90 candles and chance to add to the ongoing community patchwork quilt, which hopefully will be placed in St Mary's after the refurbishment. People young and old are invited to stitch a piece to add to the patchwork.

Jelly and ice-cream will be served, along with tea, coffee and biscuits, and there will be a royal quiz, chance to have your picture taken with our picture of the Queen, face-painting, our usual art corner, chance to learn how to play chess and our usual giant games.

All our Saturday activities mornings are FREE of charge. Everyone is welcome. Look forward to seeing you there!

 

 Upcoming Events 
Monday 30 May
10:00amPram Club closed @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Sunday 5 June
2:00pmParish Plod @ St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Frisby-On-The-Wreake
Monday 6 June
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Wednesday 8 June
7:00pmMelton Team Parish Men's Group @ The White Lion, Whissendine
Wednesday 8 June
7:30pmGoing Deeper @ Thorpe Arnold Village Hall
Thursday 9 June
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Friday 10 June
2:00pmCelebration Tea @ Samworth Centre
Monday 13 June
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Thursday 16 June
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 20 June
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Thursday 23 June
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 27 June
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Thursday 30 June
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 4 July
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Thursday 7 July
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 11 July
10:00amPram Club teddy bear picnic @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Thursday 14 July
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 18 July
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 25 July
10:00amPram Club teddy bear picnic @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 1 August
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 8 August
10:00amPram Club Bradgate park @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
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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

QUOTE OF THE DAY

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'When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.' - Samuel Goldwyn.