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

hayley copley4  CENTRE BOOKINGS
  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 for days of Harvest and of Want

We bless you, God of Seed and Harvest
And we bless each other
That the beauty of this world
And the love that created it
Might be expressed though our lives
And be a blessing to others now and always.  Amen

We see signs of summer's passing in golden leaves,
shortening days, misty mornings, autumn glow.
Harvest's bounty placed on show.
Creator God, who brings forth both green shoot and hoar frost, sunrise and sunset,
we bring our thanks for seeds that have grown,
harvest gathered, storehouses filled, mouths fed. Amen

Creator God, for daily bread
and all who work to bring your harvest home
we bring our thanks today.
Forgive our ingratitude we who have so much,
yet waste what you have given.
For those whose harvest is poor, crops trampled,
water tainted, children starve.
Help those who bring relief and bestow on us
an unaccustomed generosity, that all might share
from your garden and all might sing your praise. Amen

God of Love, we pray
For those involved in conflicts throughout your world.
for these and for those on the fringes;
The innocent, the guilty, injured, orphaned, widowed?
Are they politicians, peacemakers, relief workers?
Were they involved in the conflict?
Lord, for all these lives, shaken, distorted, bewildered we pray; bring comfort, compassion,
Repentance and forgiveness.
May they find sustenance, healing, tears, love.
And a peace that may endure.  Amen

All prayers adapted from Faith & Worship website 

 
 
The next lunchtime Organ Recital on Tuesday 23rd September will be given by John Keys, Director of Music , St Mary's, Nottingham... read on to view programme.....
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A public appeal is set to be launched to help raise £1.7m for improvements to St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
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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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Thank you to everyone who helped organise or supported the Pedalling event. More than £2000 was raised, but the key thing was that a lot of fun was had and many people who wouldn’t normally come into our building, came in and were welcomed.
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National Baby Loss Awareness Day Service 15th October, 6.30pm St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray.
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A Coffee Morning is being held in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray.on Saturday 27th September from 10am-12pm.
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For anyone who missed the hilarious 'Allo, 'Allo sketch in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray on Saturday as part of the Pedalling to the Promised Land event, here's your chance to see it.
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It's that time of year when thoughts turn to... Christmas and, more importantly, the Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
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Earn money from your clutter 50/50 Auction... 50% to Freeby Church, 50% to You. Sunday, 12th October ~ 2.30pm.
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The next Care and Share lunch will be held on, Sunday 28th September at 12.15pm in the Samworth Centre.
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Very sadly due to ill health of a husband, a couple who were due to travel on Saturday to Iona have had to pull out at short notice. If you would like to go, read on...
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It's not every day that you get the chance to put words into the Revd Kevin Ashby's mouth...but you can now and you could win a £20 voucher to spend at Domino's Pizza in Melton Mowbray into the bargain.
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The Pedalling to the Promised Land event in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, proved a big success at the weekend. To view pictures from the event, read on...
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Early birds arriving at the Pedalling to the Promised Land event in St Mary's Church, Melton, on Sunday morning (September 14) were greeted by BBC Radio Leicester prsenter Monica Winfield.
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PHEW! 2,500 miles on exercise bikes to the Promised Land. But we made it. At 5pm on Sunday (September 14) we hit the magical number of miles.
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On Saturday, September 13, St Mary's Church resembled a French café for the Pedalling to the Promised Land event.
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The digging of 6 trial holes at key points in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray started on Monday, September 15.
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This year's Harvest Festival services at St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, will be held on Sunday, October 12.
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St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold, is going to the dogs!
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A flower demonstration by Margaret Cooper and June Allsop entitled “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” is being presented by St Mary’s Church Flower Guild on Tuesday, October 14 at 7.30pm in the Samworth Centre, Melton Mowbray.
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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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St Leonard’s Church, Sysonby is holding its Harvest Festival Service on Sunday, 28th September at 4.00pm
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Find out what is happening where in the parish this week.
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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 2. There is NO SERVICE on September 25.
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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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It's time to make your votes count for Team Parish Rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby
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The Team Parish is holding a Pram Club Harvest Festival Service in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Monday, September 29 at 10am.
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Team Rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby, has been shortlisted for a national award.
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The national church is looking at some new materials and literature which have been produced to help churches with their baptism process... and our Team Churches have been offered as guinea-pigs! To find out more, read on...
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The monthly prayer diary for October is now available to download. To find out more, read on...
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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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Avast, me hearties. Look lively or you'll all be made to walk the plank! The next activities morning in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is being held on Saturday, October 11 from 10am until 12noon... and the theme is Pirates!
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Melton Mowbray Team Parish Youth Group desperately needs at least one new leader.
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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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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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Thorpe Arnold Village Hall has a new and updated website.
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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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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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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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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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 Upcoming Events 
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
Monday 3 November
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Monday 10 November
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Tuesday 11 November
1:10pmLunchtime Organ Recital @ St Mary's Parish Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 17 November
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Monday 24 November
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Monday 1 December
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Monday 8 December
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre