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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 August: Journeying on


Travelling may be for a whole variety of reasons; for a holiday, to visit friends or relatives or to explore.  This gives us more time to reflect on our journey in faith, through life ….
 
My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. 
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think
I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.
And I hope that I have that desire in all that I am doing.  
I hope that I will never do anything apart form that desire. 
And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road,
though I may know noting about it.  Therefore I will trust you always, though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear for you are ever with me,
and you will never leave me to face my perils alone. Amen
                                                   Thomas Merton, a Trappist Monk and writer)

Lord God, lead us on our journey
to places of resurrection,
to dwellings of peace,
to healings of wounds,
to joys of discovery.  Amen
Lord, be thou a bright flame before me,
be thou a guiding star above me, be thou a smooth path beneath me.
Be thou a kindly shepherd behind me, today and for evermore Amen
St Columba of Iona

Loving Father, we thank you for the richness of family life;
Yet, you know there are times when we struggle with relationships,
Give us  some part of your patience and wisdom, Father,
that we may find the right way to reach out
and enable your love to heal and make whole.  Amen
Heavenly Father,
As a baby, your son had to leave his home and become a refugee.
He knew what it was like to be an alien in a strange land.
I pray for those forced to leave their homes. 
May they find safe refuge and a real welcome,
and be enabled to build new lives, new homes.  Amen
Most prayers are from Quiet Spaces – journal of the Bible Reading Fellowship
 

 

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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Please will everyone avoid going through Thorpe Arnold churchyard while work is being done by tree surgeons from Monday, 10th - Wednesday, 12th August.
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Freeby Open Day on Saturday, August 8th - celebrating Freeby Chapel’s 350th Anniversary.
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Morning Prayer on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, will be at the slightly earlier time of 8.15am.
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Please note that due to the Team Parish Holiday Club running in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, there will be a change of venue for some services. To find out which, read on...
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A concert of organ and piano music is being held on Saturday, September 5th at 7.30pm in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, with all proceeds going towards the organ refurbishment.
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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 monthly prayer diary for August is now available to download. To find out more, read on...
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Sunday (July 19) was a very special day for the Revd Brian McAvoy, who celebrated his 50th anniversary of his ordination as a priest.
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Harold Veazey, 96, a long-serving member of St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, featured in ITV's programme 100 Year Old Drivers Ride Again on Wednesday (July 15) night. If you missed the programme you can watch in on ITV Player.
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The next St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbra, “Songs of Praise” service with Communion is at 10am on Sunday, 30th August.
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On Sunday, 9th August at 10am in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, there will be a Team Parish Holiday Club Service, which is open to all.
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“The way forward” meeting at St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, a few months ago was cancelled, as so many people said they couldn’t manage the date. We will be meeting in an evening to be arranged in September/October.
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We will be running a new 10-week Alpha Course (a basic Christian training course) in the Autumn, beginning on Monday, September 21st. More information will be available soon.
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It looks like the Autumn will be a daunting, challenging and exciting time for the Team Parish as we look forward to the new things God is challenging us to consider, writes the Revd Kevin Ashby. To find out more, read on...
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Xpress, St Mary’s Church, Melton ~ Please note that Xpress, the children’s group, is taking a break during the school Summer Holidays, and will return on Sunday, 6th September, after Ten O’clock Praise in the Samworth Centre.
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The choir at St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, are now on their summer break.
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Thanks to the Bishop's Lent Appeal last year a clogged up well at St Philip's Church in Nablus has now been re-opened.
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You put your left arm in, your left arm out, in, out, in, out, you shake it all about, you do the hokey croquet and you turn around, that's what it's all about! Melton Mowbray Team Parish Youth Group members enjoyed a game of croquet on Friday night.
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For the latest update on the re-ordering scheme at St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, read on...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 teddy bear... @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 17 August
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Tuesday 18 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 sundown @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 31 August
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club closed @ 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