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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It's time to
visit Egypt 

The Rector will be organising a cruise from Cairo to Luxor (only recently dredged and re-opened to the cruise ships) from 10th – 21st May next year.
For more details, click here.
For a brochure, click here.
For a booking form, click here.
For a letter from the Rector, click here.

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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

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:
07842973380

philloveskaren@yahoo.co.uk

The Samworth Centre
at St Mary’s

8 Burton Street
Melton Mowbray 
Leicestershire LE13 1AE

linda small website CENTRE BOOKINGS
 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 the
month of March

O God, you are both Father and Mother,
whom we love and honour.  Amen

For Mothering Sunday
Come, Mother God, come as an enfolding presence.
Come as a steadfast love to hold us.
Come Mother God come as an enabling, strengthening force.
Come as tough love to let us go.
Come Mother God, come as friend and comforter, 
healing our wounds, walking our way.
Come as a wounded healer to make us whole. Amen
Lord, we have remembered your redeeming love.
May we keep to your way:
bearing each other’s burdens;
loving each other as you have loved us;
that the world may now that we are your disciples.
In the name of Jesus, our Lord and Saviour. Amen

The Way to Jerusalem
Servant Christ,
help us to follow you on the road to Jerusalem,
to set our faces firmly against friendly suggestions
for a safe, expedient life;
to embrace boldly the way of self-offering,
the way of life given for others’ gain;
Servant Christ, help us to follow you. Amen

To Holy Week
Jesus, ride again into our cities,
temples, upper rooms and Gethsemanes.
Give us sight so that this time
we might recognise you.  Amen
Servant Christ,
help us to follow you into the city,
to claim its whole life for God whose image we bear,
to confront the ambitions of those hungry for power,
with the startling message of your present action,
your living power. Amen
 
 from D Hilton Seasons & Celebrations & J Carden -  Procession of Prayers
 

 

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Download a Samworth Centre brochure by clicking here.


 

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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St Mary's, Melton, Church Warden Ian Neale is stepping down this year and we are looking for someone to partner Tim Clark. For more details, read on...
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In order to hear the views of people in the Diocese on choosing the next Bishop of Leicester, there will be four open consultation meetings. To find out where they will be held, read on...
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Melton in Bloom/St Mary's Community group are organising Volunteer sessions for Monday, March 2 from 9.30am onwards and Tuesday, March 3 from 1.30pm to tidy up the borders around St Mary's Churchyard.
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St Mary's “day-away-at-home” planned for Saturday, 7th March from 10.00 am – 3.30 pm has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. The new date for this important meeting will be on the website and in the Weekly News in the next couple of weeks.
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The New Melton Team Parish Men’s Group ~ The next meeting will be on April 29th… more details soon.
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I am compiling a list of all congregation members throughout the parish who hold a DBS certificate and would appreciate your help in bringing the records up to date.
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Ladies are invited to a fashion show being held in Waltham Village Hall on Tuesday, March 17 at 7.30pm with proceeds going to Freeby Church.
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Three churches have announced dates for their Annual Meetings. To find out where and when they are, read on...
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A quiz night by Richard Angrave is being held at The Stute, Welby Road, Asfordby Hill on Friday, April 17 at 7.30pm with proceeds going to St Bartholomew’s Church, Welby, Church Project Fund.
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Many people were very kind to contact me to say they would pray for me on February 4 as I went forward on my journey as an oblate of the Community of the Holy Cross, writes the Revd Sharon Constable.
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Women’s World Day of Prayer is being celebrated on Friday, March 6 at Sage Cross Methodist Church at 1.30pm. All are Welcome
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A series of Lent Meditations - "The Passion of the Christ - Luke's story!" as told in missing words will take place in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray starting on Wednesday, February 25. To find out more, read on...
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The monthly prayer diary for March is now available to download. To find out more, read on...
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After fifty five years' ministry and priesthood in England and Scotland the Revd John Hickling shares the fourth part of his reflections on the Christian faith.
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Churches Together in Melton Mowbray Lent Lunches - light lunches (soup, bread and cheese) served Tuesdays throughout Lent on the following dates - 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th March. For more details, read on...
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On Sunday, February 22nd St James’ Church, Burton Lazars, decamped to the Village Hall to take advantage of the VH facilities for a Pancake Café Connect Special.
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The next Tiny Tots' services for under school-age children at St Mary's Church, Melton, will be held on Thursday, March 5.
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On Thursday, February 19 the Federation of Muslim Organisations (FMO), in partnership with St Philip’s Centre, organised an open talk entitled ‘An Evening with Suleman Nagdi’ at Burton Lazars Village Hall.
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The next recital on Tuesday 10th March will feature Roxanne Summerfield, Assistant Organist at St James the Greater, Leicester. read on ...
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The latest Care and Share lunch proved a big success on Sunday (February 22) in the Samworth Centre.
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Irish eyes will be smiling at the next Saturday activities morning in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on March 14.
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Friday (February 20) was a special day for Kath (Madge) Wade, who celebrated her 91st birthday with friends from the St Mary's branch of the Mothers' Union when they met in the Samworth Centre, Melton Mowbray.
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Churches Together in Melton Mowbray are holding Stations of the Cross in Holy Week. To find out where they are being held, read on...
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Arthur Payne will present Series 2 – Now and Then – a talk, with slides, of old Melton Mowbray at Thorpe Arnold Village Hall on Wednesday, April 22. Arrive 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
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Soon King Richard III will be reburied in Leicester Cathedral,watched by very many people around the globe. Alison M Adams, Leicester Cathedral and King Richard III education and community legacy lead, explains further...
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We all love good news (in fact, it’s what the gospel’s all about! “Gospel” or “god-spell” means “good news” in Old English) and we’ve got good news from two of our team churches which is well worth sharing, writes the Revd Kevin Ashby.
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Find out about some special services at St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, during March by reading on...
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The Annual General Meeting of St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, will be held on Tuesday, 24th March from 7.30-9.00pm in the Church.
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It is with great delight and thankfulness that we can announce that St Bartholomew's Church, Welby, has been awarded the full grant of £140,100 by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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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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A talk on Old Melton with photographs, by Arthur Payne, will be held at the Sysonby Knoll Hotel at 7pm on Thursday, March 26. To find out more, read on...
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We are extremely grateful to everyone who regularly donates money to St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, for the work of the church in this parish and the diocese of Leicester. To find out how you can donate, read on...
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Make sure you don't miss out on the fun at a Beetle Drive being held in Thorpe Arnold Village Hall on Saturday, March 14.
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Fundraising for St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold. 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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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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Collectors are needed for house-to-house collections during Christian Aid Week. To find out more, read on...
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We are in need of new knitters to ensure a good supply of chocolate filled chickens! Can you help? ....read more
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To find out when our monthly care and share lunches are held, 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 a booking form and brochure read on..
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Help is needed with the refreshments at Pram Club on a Monday morning.
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The new manager at the Samworth Centre, Linda Abbott, writes for the website. To find out more, read on...
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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 2 March
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ upstairs samworth centre
Wednesday 4 March
7:15pmLent Meditations @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Thursday 5 March
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 9 March
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ upstairs samworth centre
Tuesday 10 March
1:10pmLunchtime Organ Recital @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Wednesday 11 March
7:15pmLent Meditations @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Thursday 12 March
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Saturday 14 March
10:30amSt Patrick’s Day (& Mothering... @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Saturday 14 March
6:00pmBeetle Drive @ Thorpe Arnold Village Hall
Monday 16 March
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ upstairs samworth centre
Wednesday 18 March
7:15pmLent Meditations @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Thursday 19 March
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Sunday 22 March
12:00pmCare and Share Lunch @ Samworth Centre
Monday 23 March
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ upstairs samworth centre
Tuesday 24 March
7:30pmAnnual General Meeting @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Thursday 26 March
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Thursday 26 March
7:15pmLent Meditations @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 30 March
11:00amSt Mary's Pram Club Easter Service @ ST Mary's church
Monday 6 April
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 6 April
11:00amclosed for Easter @ upstairs
Monday 13 April
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 20 April
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Wednesday 22 April
7:00pmAn evening with Arthur Payne @ Thorpe Arnold Village Hall
Sunday 26 April
12:15pmCare and Share Lunch @ Samworth Centre
Monday 27 April
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 4 May
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club closed @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 11 May
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 18 May
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Sunday 24 May
12:15pmCare and Share Lunch @ Samworth Centre
Monday 25 May
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club closed @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 1 June
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 8 June
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 15 June
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 22 June
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Sunday 28 June
12:15pmCare and Share Lunch @ Samworth Centre
Monday 29 June
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
Monday 6 July
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
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
11:00amST Mary's Pram Club @ up stairs samworth centr
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
Sunday 23 August
12:15pmCare and Share Lunch @ Samworth Centre
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