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’
 
 
With just a few weeks to go it's time to show your support for our unique Pedalling to the Promised Land event in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, from September 12 -14 by buying a souvenir tee-shirt.
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It's time to make your votes count for Team Parish Rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby
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More than £100 was raised when two silver statues made an appearance at Melton Mowbray market place on Saturday, August 23, to raise money and awareness of the Pedalling to the Promised Land event to be held in St Mary's Church in September.
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It's time to get your flags out, tune up your voice and get ready for the launch of St Mary's Pedalling to the Promised Land event.
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Find out what is happening where in the parish this week.
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The next lunchtime recital on Tuesday 9th September will be given by Edwin Robinson, organist from Melton Mowbray.....read more and to view programme.....
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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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St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray is having a Day Away at Launde Abbey on Saturday, September 20, from 10.00 am to 3.30 pm.
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Around 60 people were entertained by ‘The Generation Gap’ and were served a traditional afternoon tea on Sunday afternoon, August 17. in a marquee in the gardens of Diana and Brian, Thorpe Arnold.
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A Late Summer Barbecue and Grand Raffle Draw is being held on Saturday, September 13 at 12noon at the home of Gillian and Nigel Lane, Linacre Grange, Lag Lane, Thorpe Arnold.
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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 diaries for August and September are 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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Framland Mission Partnership invites you to The Really Useful Mission Evening in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Monday, September 15 at 7.30pm.
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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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A "Songs of Praise" and Communion Service is being held in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray on Sunday, August 31 at 10am. All are welcome to attend.
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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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A very productive meeting was held on Thursday, August 7, when members of English Heritage, Church Commissioners, Churches' Conservation Trust and our Lead Engineer met to view the latest plans for the repair of St Mary's Church, Freeby.
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AN EXTRAORDINARY ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING will take place in Thorpe Hall on Thursday, August 28th at 7.30 pm.
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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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The Journey in Faith Course (JiF) is a Diocesan programme with the aim of helping us to understand more about Jesus, explore more about our own spirituality and enrich our relationship with the Lord. To find out more, read on...
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Thorpe Arnold Village Hall has a new and updated website.
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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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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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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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wE NEED

YOUR HELP

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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...
 
  • 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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 Upcoming Events 
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
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