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

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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, 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 of Joy in Summertime

Thank you Lord,
for Catriona’s ministry in our parish.
Thank you for her faith and vocation
and for her enthusiasm
to be part of our faith community.
Be with her, we pray,
as she reaches out to others in your name.  Amen
We pray for the holiday club this summer
and for all those who work for its success.
Bless them, we pray, so that in the activities and fun
children may see your love at work in the world.
Lord we thank you for the fruits of summer,
for raspberries, strawberries & blackcurrants,
for lettuces, peas and beans
and for the grain ripening in the fields for harvest.
Thank you for all the bounty we enjoy. 
May we treat your earth with respect,
harvest your gifts modestly,
and share with others your generosity.  Amen

Generous God, we thank you
for the light and warmth of the sun,
encouraging plants to grow strongly,
shining out to touch each one of us,
May this remind us that your love 
reaches out to touch our lives
and spur us into growth in your family.  Amen

Thank you, Lord, for the gift of rain,
bringing water and nourishment
growing healthy plants and fruit. 
Encourage us, Lord, to be deeply rooted
beside the stream of your living water,
so that our lives may bring the fruits of your love
to our world.  Amen

Lord, give us greater care for your gifts, that the resources of your earth may be used for all your family, and all may have enough.  Amen
Adapted from ‘2000 years of Prayer’ & ‘Book of 1000 Prayers’
 
 
Thursday, August 7 is D-Day for St Mary's Church, Freeby. Find out why, by reading on...
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One person who will be wearing some war medals with pride on Sunday (August 3) is Maxine McClure, who lives in Tennyson Way, Melton Mowbray. To find out why, read on...
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St James' Church in Burton Lazars featured on BBC Radio Leicester on Tuesday night (July 29). Find out more by reading on...
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A country village remembers World War 1 is the theme of a Songs of Praise service followed by cream teas in the gardens of Rustic Lodge, Freeby, on Sunday, August 3 at 3pm.
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Churches Together in Melton Mowbray are holding a Commemoration of the start of World War 1 on Sunday, August 3. To find out more, read on...
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As the centenary of the beginning of “the war to end wars” approaches, the Revd Brian McAvoy finds himself haunted by ghosts of many shades. To find out why, read on...
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The Revd John Hickling reflects on the work of cartoonists who, with subtlety of humour, show the ingloriousness of war, its preposterous absurdity, and its futility as a means of settling the affairs of nations.
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To mark the centenary moment of the official entry of the British Empire into the First World War at 11pm on August 4, 1914, the personnel of the Defence Animal Centre will muster at a candle-lit service in St Leonard’s Church, Sysonby.
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St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, plus friends and supporters, is busy planning to pedal 2,500 miles through a variety of countries... and it needs your help.
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A steady stream of people got St James' Church, Burton Lazars Patronal Weekend off to a good start on Saturday, July 26. For more details, read on...
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PLEASE NOTE: Due to the summer Holiday Club activities in St Mary’s, Melton Mowbray, the monthly Prayers for Heroes Litany and Holy Communion will be held in St Leonard’s, Sysonby on Wednesday, August 6 at 11.15am.
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The funeral of Stuart Payne, a popular photographer in the town, will be taking place in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, on Friday, August 1.
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Find out what is happening where in the parish this week.
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St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold needs your help! Find out how by reading on...
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Booking forms for the next holiday club, Melton Team Parish Summer Safari, are available now. For more information, read on...
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An Around the World Dinner is being held in Thorpe Arnold Village Hall on Saturday, August 9. For more details, read on...
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The next Recital on Tuesday 12th August will be given by Lee Rooke, Assistant Organist, St Peter's and All Saints Churches, Nottingham...read on to view programme...
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An organist is required at St Mary The Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold. For more details, read on...
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The Rector tells of a humbling and a challenging experience when he visited the house where Martin Luther King, pictured, grew up and the Church where he preached. To find out more, read on...
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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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Our new curate, Catriona, has long suspected that God has a beautiful sense of humour which is often only apparent to us with hindsight. For more details, read on...
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The Tiny Tots' services for under school-age children at St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, are taking a short break and will resume on September 4.
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I have recently taken over as the Child Protection link for the team parish and find there are a large number of certificates due for renewal, writes Alyson Ashby.
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Melton in Bloom and St Mary's Community Group would like to thank everyone who has donated plants for the Churchyard and helped to maintain the gardens around our magnificent Church.
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A traditional afternoon tea garden party is being held in the gardens of Diana and Brian, Elphin, Lag Lane, Thorpe Arnold, Melton Mowbray, LE14 4RU on Sunday, August 17, from 3pm until 5pm.
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We are pleased to confirm that authority has now been given for the opening up of trial holes in the Nave and South Transept of St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
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A garden party is being held at the Sysonby Knoll Hotel at 3pm on Sunday, August 24 with proceeds going to St Leonard's Church, Sysonby.
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Would you like to help clean up at St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray? If so, 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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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 aim of the project is for churches in Melton to work together to provide a mid-day meal once a week, during the summer holidays, for families whose children qualify for free school meals.
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The monthly prayer diaries for June and July is now available to download. 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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Are you planning a party, meeting or starting up a group or club? If so 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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The Rector will be organising a tour of Jordan from 22nd – 30th September this year.
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For a 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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St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, plus friends and supporters, is busy planning to pedal 2,500 miles through a variety of countries... and it needs your help.
The sponsored event will begin at 6pm on Friday, September 12 and finish at 6pm on Sunday, September 14, followed by a service in church.
The church will take on a different look as each country is reached as the cyclists soak up the miles on exercise bikes. The participants will set off in England and among other countries "visited" will be France, Germany, Italy, Greece and the Holy Land. As each new destination is under way the church will change, with different scenery, sights, music and cuisine and maps of places which they have been to and where they are going. 
 The event should capture the imagination of the whole town and encourage a variety of groups, organisations and businesses to take part, as it involves something for all ages.

  
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The idea is to bring the community together and to raise funds. At the moment, the provisional plan is to split the proceeds between St Mary's Re-ordering Project and a project overseas.
  And that's where YOU come in. People are needed with skills in finance, advertising, and sponsorship, those who can help with food, those skilled in using computers for electronic displays, maps and music... in fact, if you would like to help in any way or have any ideas we can use, we want to hear from you.

There are a number of things we need...
 
  • a morris-dancing caller! Please have a word with the Rector.
  • anyone with a current first-aid certificate, or anyone willing to be trained. Please contact Alison on 503530.
  • offers of exercise bikes for the 48 hours – Alison again.
  • “engineers” to maintain the bikes – Alison again.
  •  more people helping out... please sign the list in the Church porch.

If you would like more information in the meantime, have a chat to the Rector.

 
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The Rector will be organising a tour of Jordan from 22nd – 30th September this year. This will include Petra, the rose-red city in the rock, the Roman remains at Jerash, Wadi Rum with its link to Lawrence of Arabia, Madaba where the earliest mosaic map of the Holy Land can be seen, and many other places. For more information, please contact the Rector.
For an itinerary click here.
For a booking form click here.
For a letter from the Rector click here.

 

 Upcoming Events 
Monday 4 August
10:00ampram club in park @ melton park
Monday 11 August
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Tuesday 12 August
1:10pmLunchtime Organ Recital @ St Mary's Parish Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 18 August
10:00ampram club sundown trip @ meet at 9.30 in wilton road bus park
Monday 25 August
10:00amno pram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Tuesday 26 August
1:10pmLunchtime Organ Recital @ St Mary's Parish Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 1 September
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Monday 8 September
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
Tuesday 9 September
1:10pmLunchtime Organ Recital @ St Mary's Parish Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 15 September
10:00ampram club @ upper rooms samworth centre
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