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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 our concerns and
for others


We pray for Catriona as she takes up her full role as a priest at work in our parish.
We pray that she will be blessed in every part of her ministry, sharing your love by example, deed and word with all those she meets. 
Amen
 
Lord, we pray today for those whose work involves them in situations where there are no easy answers: in hospitals and especially in Accident and Emergency areas; in schools and colleges, and especially with students awaiting results or decisions affecting their future; in police stations and their communities, where law must be upheld, sometimes at personal cost; in all workplaces, where trust may be difficult to maintain, especially where there are clashes of priorities.
Lord, we pray that all who work may find courage, strength, humility and compassion, and, at the end of each day, a sense of fulfilment and peace. 
Amen
 
We pray for all families taking holidays at this time, that their lives and relationships may be enriched by the joy of relaxation together.
We pray too for families not able to take a holiday, because of the costs involved or clashes of dates, personalities or interests.
Lord, we ask that you will bless and inspire them and us to find ways of sharing whatever time you give us in creative ways which will strengthen the family bond.  Amen
 
Gracious God, we thank you for the rich diversity of your Church; for your people who celebrate through worship and service, the beauty of your love as revealed in Jesus.
Forgive our prejudice and all that divides; forgive our arrogance and all that hurts. In our disunity weave our broken strands together and give us the vision of what your Church could be, not for our own sake, but for your world. In Christ’s name. 
Amen
 
Some of these prayers are inspired or influenced by ‘No Easy Peace’, a Methodist church booklet 2002 - 2003
 

 

Melton Mowbray Choral Society presents Karl Jenkins' Requiem in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday, July 4 at 7.30pm, plus A Taste of the Musicals.
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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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Get out your knotted handkerchiefs, sandals, sun hats, sunglasses and shorts and head down to St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday, July 11 for a Summer Extravaganza.
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A first aid course is being organised in the next few weeks at the Samworth Centre, Melton Mowbray. If anyone is interested in gaining a first aid certificate please contact me asap Dina Neale on565798 or dinaneale@talktalk.net
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St James' Church, Burton Lazars Fundraising ~ A big thank you to everyone who came to support our recent plant sale and very wet Open Garden! We raised more than £600.
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Pimms and Praise on Sunday, July 26 at 4pm at 2 Cross Lane Burton Lazars. St James' Church, Burton Lazars invites you to our annual Pimms and Praise in the garden, with live music from our church band on the patio.
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Melton Team Parish Men’s Group ~ The next meeting will be on Wednesday 8th July at 7pm at Melton Bowl’s Club,
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The next meeting of the "Going Deeper" group will be at 7.30pm in Thorpe Arnold Village Hall on Wednesday, 8th July. To find out more, read on...
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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, July 9 in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. Why not come along and join in the fun?
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Congratulations to our Curate, the Revd Catriona Cumming, who was ordained to the Priesthood on Saturday (June 27) in Leicester Cathedral.
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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 monthly prayer diary for July is now available to download. To find out more, read on...
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If you would like to be able to receive a gluten-free wafer at Holy Communion please have a word with one of your churchwarden, who in turn can make the necessary arrangements with Ian Neale (01664 565798).
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A traditional Afternoon Tea Garden Party is being held on Sunday, 23rd August in the gardens of Diana and Brian Hawken at Elphin, Lag Lane, Thorpe Arnold, Melton Mowbray, LE14 4RU from 3pm prompt until 5pm.
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St Bartholomew's Church Welby presents a floral demonstration in the Samworth Centre at 7.00pm on Tuesday 18th August..........read more....
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Helpers are needed for the Team Parish Holiday Club which will run from 3rd – 7th August, 2015 in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
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One of the two silver candlesticks which sit on the altar in the South Transept has been stolen from St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray.
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Join us for a superhero - themed week of fun with activities, songs, crafts and games at our summer holiday club for children aged 5 - 11. For more details, read on...
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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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Miranda Willder reports on the work which has been going on at St Bartholomew's Church, Welby.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New to the web site? Take a quick tour to get you started...
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Superhero Fun 

A Bible-Based Activity Holiday Club for children aged 5 – 11
Monday 3rd ~ Friday 7th August from 9.30am ~ 12 noon in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray.
Cost: £5 registration per child. Join us for a superhero - themed week of fun with activities, songs, crafts and games.
Booking a place is essential. Registration forms are available from: The Parish Office  (01664 503530); in church or from the Samworth Centre or by clicking here. For more details about the holiday club click here. 

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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 6 July
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Wednesday 8 July
7:30pmGoing Deeper @ Thorpe Arnold Village Hall
Thursday 9 July
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
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
9:30amHoliday Club @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 3 August
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Tuesday 4 August
9:30amHoliday Club @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Wednesday 5 August
9:30amHoliday Club @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Thursday 6 August
9:30amHoliday Club @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Friday 7 August
9:30amHoliday Club @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
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
Monday 17 August
7:00pmFloral demonstration @ Samworth Centre
Sunday 23 August
12:15pmCare and Share Lunch @ Samworth Centre
Sunday 23 August
3:00pmAfternoon Tea Garden Party @ Elphin, Lag Lane, Thorpe Arnold
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