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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.

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
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, 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. 


 
 
Just over £300 has been sent to the Torch Trust following the Harvest Supper held by St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
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Come and join in the fun as we get ready for Christmas at the next Saturday activities morning at St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray.
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The next Lunchtime recital on Tuesday 28th October will be given by Kevin Slingsby, Director of Music, Oakham Parish Church........read more
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A new group is starting for anyone who would like to try their hand at patchwork and quilting. To find out more, read on...
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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 more details, 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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Find out what is happening where in the parish this week.
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An unusual email request has arrived in the parish office... all the way from Nashville, Tennessee. To find out more, read on...
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Samworth Centre Manager Hayley Copley is leaving. To find out more, read on...
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A soup and wine fundraiser for St James' Church, Burton Lazars isbeing held in the village hall on Saturday, November 1.
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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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We are looking for help again this year to fill shoe boxes to send to needy children overseas.
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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 monthly prayer diary for November is now available to download. To find out more, read on...
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More than 40 people enjoyed St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, Harvest Supper on Saturday (October 18) in the Samworth Centre.
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The Revd Roy Kilford, a member of the active retired clergy team in the parish, is leaving Melton Mowbray to return to parish ministry in the Peterborough Diocese.
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Some weeks ago an appeal was made to attract volunteers prepared to help cleaning St Mary’s Church, Melton, on a regular basis. The response to the appeal was sadly limited. The need for new helpers has recently become greater. If you can help, read on..
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The next Care and Share lunch will be held on Sunday, 26th October, 12.15pm in the Samworth Centre.
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The Team Parish is holding a mini holiday club called S.O.S. on Sunday, November 16, from 2.30 to 4.30pm in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. Cost is £1 per child, but booking is essential.
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St James' Church, Burton Lazars offers a day of reflection and prayer ‘MOSAICS OF MERCY’ For more details, read on...
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Find out where Services of Loving Remembrance for those who are no longer with us are taking place in the parish. 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 October 30.
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next meeting on Friday 14th November...read on for more
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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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Are you CALLED to a particular Church ministry? Here’s a chance to explore and reflect on how God is calling you now.
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St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold, is going to the dogs!
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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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In the first of a series of articles, Ken Brammer looks back on his days as an evacuee during World War Two.
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It's amazing what you find when you're looking through the St Mary's Church, Melton, archives. Find out what we have found by reading on...
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Following the successful pilgrimage to Iona this year, we have been able to secure a return for August 2016, again at Bishop’s House. The dates are from Saturday, 13th August till Friday, 19th August.
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Would you like to sing in St Mary's Church choir? We are looking for new singers to swell the ranks.
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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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For dates and times of services at St Leonard's Church, Sysonby, in 2014, 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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BOOK A TREE

If you would like to display a tree at this year's Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, from December 5 - 9, application forms must be in by October 31.
To enquire about displaying a tree and to obtain a booking form please contact Ian Neale on 01664 565798 or email ianneale@talktalk.net
For a letter explaining this year's festival click here.
For a booking form click here.
For a programme of what's happening click here.


 

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 Upcoming Events 
Sunday 26 October
12:00pmCare and Share lunch @ Samworth Centre
Monday 27 October
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Tuesday 28 October
1:10pmLunchtime Organ Recital @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Wednesday 29 October
2:00pmBeginners' Patchwork Group @ Samworth Centre
Thursday 30 October
10:30amTiny Tots' Service @ St Mary's Church,Melton
Saturday 1 November
11:30amSoup and wine fundraiser @ Burton Lazars Village Hall
Monday 3 November
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Thursday 6 November
6:00pmA Vocations Evening @ St Mary's Church,Melton
Monday 10 November
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Tuesday 11 November
1:10pmLunchtime Organ Recital @ St Mary's Parish Church, Melton Mowbray
Friday 14 November
2:00pm80s Plus Fellowship Circle @ Samworth Centre
Saturday 15 November
10:00amDay of reflection and prayer @ Dove Cottage, Stathern
Saturday 15 November
7:00pmGoing to the dogs! @ Thorpe Arnold village Hall
Sunday 16 November
2:30pmMini holiday club @ St Mary's Church,Melton
Monday 17 November
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Saturday 22 November
10:30amA Frozen run-up to Christmas! @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Saturday 22 November
7:30pmAn Evening with Melstrum @ Thorpe Arnold village Hall
Monday 24 November
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Monday 1 December
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Friday 5 December
9:00amChristmas Tree Festival @ St Mary's Church,Melton
Monday 8 December
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
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Tiny Tots' Service 

The next Tiny Tots' services for under school-age children at St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, will be held from 10.30-11.30 am in church on Thursday, October 30. Why not come along and join in the fun?
  The mornings include a chance to chat, a short service with a story and singing, a drink and some craft for the older children. 
 More helpers, especially refreshment people are needed, as some people who helped last term are unable to this term. If you want to know more or to offer to help please have a word with the Rector asap.  

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Mini Holiday Club 

The Team Parish is holding a mini holiday club called S.O.S. on Sunday, November 16, from 2.30 to 4.30pm in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. Cost is £1 per child, but booking is essential.

Everyone is invited to join in an afternoon of fun, Bible-based activities, songs, crafts and games for children aged 5-11. 

Registration forms will soon be available from Alison in the Parish Office on 01664 503530, the parish website: www.melton.leicester.anglican.org or pick one up in church or the Samworth Centre.

To download a registration form, click here.

For more information, click here.