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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
John Spence 01664 813944

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. 

 
A prayer to celebrate The Queen's 90th birthday

Lord we praise you for the life of Queen Elizabeth 11, as we celebrate her longevity of 90 years. She has remained steadfast in her Christian faith.
    When she was 21 she declared that her life would be devoted to the imperial family to which we all belong and called upon God to bless all those who are willing to share in it and with God’s strength and support she would make good her vow.
    At her Coronation she renewed that promise. She has revealed the compassion and love of God in her visits to many nations, meeting people from all walks of life, including world leaders, who have taken her to their hearts.
    She has revealed God’s guidance in quiet dignity and authority, leading and uniting our nation and the Commonwealth for several decades. She has always shown God’s grace when engaging with the great and the good (and the not so good), steadily helping to shape the history of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Never forceful and without ego she has listened and passed on her wisdom when she judged it might help. 
    God bless the queen as the country celebrates and rejoices in her name. May we follow the Queen’s example and bring our everyday, ordinary life and place it before God as an offering, a spiritual act or of our worship. Let us learn how to serve each other’s needs to perform. To serve one another in love, that we too may serve Christ. Amen.
(This prayer was written by Linda Pearson).
 
 

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Rector's trip to Cyprus 

An opportunity to walk in the footsteps of St Paul and St Barnabas.
The Rector will be leading a trip to the beautiful island of Cyprus from 28th September to 5th October this year, visiting Larnaca, Kyrenia Port, Bellapais Abbey, Nicosia, old Paphos (visited by Paul), Salamis (where Paul and Barnabas landed and where Barnabas
traditionally was stoned to death), Famagusta, and the Sea Caves of Cape Greco, as well as free time to explore.

Have a word with the Rector if you want to know more.
To download a letter from the Revd Kevin Ashby explaining more about the trip click here.
To download an e-booking form for the trip click here. To download an e-brochure about the trip click here.

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One of the bloodiest battles in human history is being commemorated in Melton Mowbray on Sunday, July 3rd.
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The next Tiny Tots' service for under school-age children will be held from 10am until 11am on Thursday, June 30th, in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. Why not come along and join in the fun?
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We're all going on a summer holiday for our next Saturday acivities morning in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on July 9th.
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Learn to grow your own food at Melton’s Community Allotment open viewing sessions on July 5th from 4-5pm and 6-7pm. To find out more, read on...
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What an amazing weekend it was this past month when we celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday, writes the Revd Kevin Ashby.
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The monthly prayer diary for July is now available to download. To find out more, read on...
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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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For the latest details of how the Phase 1 re-ordering at St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is going, read on...
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Don't miss our Bible-based activity Holiday Club for children / dudes aged 5 – 11 years old in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, from August 1st ~ 5th. To find out more, read on...
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Don't miss this year's spectacular Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
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Please note that the Midsummer Songs of Praise Service, which was scheduled to take place in St Leonard's Church, Sysonsby, on Sunday, July 3rd at 3pm, has been moved to 3pm on Sunday, July 31st.
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A member of a unique club formed by badly burned airmen in the Second World War has launched a fundraising campaign for a permanent memorial to them.
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More than 60 people attended an outdoor Thanksgiving Service to mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen in Play Close, Melton Mowbray, on Sunday (June 12th).
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The congregation of St Bartholomew's Church, Welby, held a tea party on Saturday afternoon (June 11th) to celebrate the official 90th birthday of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
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The 4th Melton (St Mary's) Church Brownies held a picnic at St Bartholomew's Church, Welby, on Monday, June 6th to celebrate the Queen's birthday and also to view the new display boards about the lost village of Welby.
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More than 220 people enjoyed a morning of fun and food in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday (June11th) to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's official 90th birthday.
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A special afternoon tea fit for a queen was served to members of the 80’s Plus Fellowship Circle to celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday on Friday (June 10th) in the Samworth Centre, Melton Mowbray.
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The Going Deeper group will be visiting the Orthodox Synagogue on 13 July in the evening for another exercise in meeting people from other faith groups. To find out more, read on...
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A proposed outing is taking place to Tatton Park, Flower and Garden Show on Thursday, 21st July. For more details read on...
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Area Dean, Revd Dr Peter Hooper, gives a a short update on our Deanery project.
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Thirty-five people enjoyed a three mile walk around Frisby-On-The-Wreake on Sunday (June 5th) on this year's Parish Plod.
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Our travelling Posada figures hit new heights when they joined the Wainwright club and climbed up three mountains in the Lake District.
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Congratulations to the editorial team on the Melton Mowbray Team Parish magazine Parish Views, who have won a prestigious award.
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Dave Kitching has a friend who is collecting resources for Honour Village in Cambodia. To find out more, read on...
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If you have a few hours free each week and could help us on a regular day each week, or as casual relief at the Samworth Centre assisting in the kitchen or on the front counter (which involves till work) we would love to meet you.
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Janet King and Jenny Pengelly write about their recent visit to Albania. To find out more, read on...
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Coffee mornings and Book Swaps will be held every third Saturday morning throughout the year in Thorpe Arnold Village Hall from 10am to 12 noon. To find out the dates, read on...
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For a list of Village Pub Nights in Thorpe Arnold Village Hall throughout 2016, read on....
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New to the web site? Take a quick tour to get you started...
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 Upcoming Events 
Thursday 30 June
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 4 July
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Thursday 7 July
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 11 July
10:00amPram Club teddy bear picnic @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Tuesday 12 July
1:10pmLunchtime Organ recital @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Thursday 14 July
10:00amTiny Tots’ Service @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 18 July
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 25 July
10:00amPram Club teddy bear picnic @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Tuesday 26 July
1:10pmLunchtime Organ recital @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Monday 1 August
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 8 August
10:00amPram Club Bradgate park @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 15 August
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 22 August
10:00amPram Club sundown trip @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 29 August
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 5 September
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 12 September
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 19 September
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 26 September
10:00amPram Club Harvest service @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 3 October
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 10 October
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
Monday 17 October
10:00amPram Club @ upper rooms Samworth Centre
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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

QUOTE OF THE DAY

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'There are long periods when life seems a small, dull round, a petty business with no point, and then suddenly we are caught up in some great event which gives us a glimpse of the solid and durable foundations of our existence.' - Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

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Queen approves Collects 

Her Majesty the Queen has approved the following Collects for use in services celebrating her ninetieth birthday this year.
Heavenly Father, who hast brought our gracious sovereign Queen Elizabeth to the completion of her ninetieth year, and dost gather her people in celebration of the same: grant that we, rejoicing before thee with thankful hearts, may ever be united in love and service to one another, and her kingdom flourish in prosperity and peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
 
Heavenly Father, as we celebrate the ninetieth birthday of Her Majesty the Queen,
receive our heartfelt thanks for all that you have given her in these ninety years
and for all that she has given to her people.
Continue, we pray, your loving purposes in her,
and as you gather us together in celebration,
unite us also in love and service to one another;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
 
Post Communion: O God, whose beauty is beyond our imagining and whose power we cannot comprehend: show us your glory as far as we can grasp it, and shield us from knowing more than we can bear until we may look upon you without fear; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.