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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.
If you would like information on bell ringing in our churches 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)

NEWEST MARYRevd Dr Mary Barr 
Team Vicar

The Vicarage, 23 Melton Road,
Waltham on the Wolds, MM, LE14 4AJ (01664 464293) 

Revd Catriona  cat3

1 Palmerstone Road, MM,
LE13 0SS
(01664) 503533

Active retired clergy:
Revd Graham Spencer, 18 Chetwynd Drive, MM, LE13 0HU 07904 229284
The Revd Canon Peter Moseling, 48 Wymondham Way, Melton Mowbray LE13 1HX 01664 669289

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 
Peter Franklin 01664 569602
Colin Beavis 01664 851386

St Leonard's Church, Sysonby 
Colin Moulds 01664 852391
David Wilford 01664 560968

Freeby Church 
Jane Meakin 01664 564827
Mel Greaves
The Parish Office
8 Burton Street
Melton Mowbray
Leicestershire LE13 1AE 

Telephone: 01664 562267



Phil Balding

 07555 366597.

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

 Carol Sloan -
 Cafe Manager
 Telephone: 01664 503525

 To book rooms or equipment,
 please ring Linda on 503521

To arrange catering or buffets, please ring Carol on 503525

For Church bookings, ring Alison on 503530
To book Concerts in Church, ring Mary Browne on 851457

Please forward ALL articles to:
Keith Wilson 

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. 

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ONE woman who is now getting a taste of the high life while the £1.9m Re-ordering Project is going ahead in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is conservator Alex Carrington.
Alex, pictured at work above, has been brought in to give the Royal Coat of Arms in the church a new lease of life... and that means for the next couple of weeks or so she faces the daily task of clambering up scaffolding to get to her work. To find out more click here.

*Jonathan Wallace, from Henry Groves and Son Ltd, explains why they were delighted to receive the contract to rebuild and enlarge the Sir Malcolm Sargent Memorial Organ at St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, and reports on progress so far. For more details click here.

hands 2*Jacqui Wilson and Trisha Nutter are arranging prayer for the reordering project. They will meet fortnightly on different days and times to pray for 10 - 15 minutes somewhere around the outside of the church. They will use open prayer, to pray for pertinent areas of work at that time and will have a 'Re-ordering Prayer' on sheets for others to join in. Anyone can join in - just turn up. The dates are Saturday, 2nd September 10am; Monday, 11th September 4pm; Wednesday, 27th September 3pm; Saturday, 14th October 1pm; Thursday, 26th October 9.30am; Monday, 6th November 9.30am. We meet on grass by the Vestry door. Please share with any interested people. To view the 'Re-ordering Prayer' click here.
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*A virtual tour of St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is now available to look at. It has been organised by the church's Fabric Express Committee so a before and after comparison can be made after the re-ordering project has got under way. The tour was compiled by Chris Jones from LeicesterPhoto Limited, which is based in Littlethorpe, Leicester.
Chris has also been in to take some pictures of the church after it had been emptied. To view the tour click here. To view his pictures of the empty church click on the tour and then go to the section marked Jan 2017 Progress.
Find out which services are on in the parish on Sunday by reading on...
Find out what is happening where in the parish this week.
Next Sunday's (August 27th) St Mary's All Age Worship Service at 10am in Parkside will also include the Tiny Tots, who will be showing us what they get up to on a Thursday morning Tiny Tots' Service. Do come along and give them your support.
The Revd Catriona Cumming will be moving on to her new post in October and we want to give her a proper send-off! Her farewell service will be at 3pm on Sunday, 10th September at St Peter’s RC Church on Welby Lane.
The next meeting of the Parish Men's group will be on Thursday, 7th September. To find out more, read on...
Our globe-trotting Posada figures have just returned from a trip to Boscastle in Cornwall with Brenda and Tony Rous.
Yo, ho, ho! It was fun, fun, fun all the way at this year's Melton Mowbray Team Parish Holiday Club 2017.
The Samworth Centre is getting a welcome "spruce up." Woodwork has been repaired outside and is getting a new coat of paint.
DON'T miss the next Saturday activities morning being held by St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on September 9th when the theme will be Scarecrows.
Stuart Adlington has now stepped down from the ministry team as Perpetual Deacon. Thank you to Stuart for his help and support over the last few years. Read on as he explains about his life so far...
The Bishop of Leicester has just announced that the Revd Catriona Cumming, currently Melton Mowbray Team Parish Assistant Curate, has been appointed as Succentor (Minor Canon) at York Minster in the Diocese of York.
If you were unable to make the first session, but would like to come to the second session on Wednesday, 9th August at 7.30pm in St James' Church, Burton Lazars, then you would be very welcome.
The planning meeting to discuss the October Saturday activities morning held by St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, will be on Sunday, 3rd September, in the borough council offices at Parkside after the 10am service.
The monthly Prayer Diary for August 2017 is now available to download. To find out more, read on...
Ride and Stride is an opportunity for you to raise funds for your church - cycle, walk, horse-ride, run, jog or drive your mobility scooter.
As I write this the terrible floods in Coverack, Cornwall, happened only yesterday and I am sure that “Act of God” will be a phrase bandied around, apparently blaming God for the flood which has devastated that village, writes the Revd Kevin Ashby.
Melton Borough Council Chamber at Parkside was packed on Sunday (July 16th) when Ian and Dina Neale celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
I say! Is that a game of croquet? Yes, very nearly... the Melton Mowbray Team Parish Youth Group members enjoyed a now-traditional pre-summer break croquet evening on the Rectory lawn on Friday.
Members of the 4th St Mary's Church Brownies visited St Bartholomew's Church, Welby, recently, where they had a picnic followed by activities about the church. They then planted up pots for outside of the main door of the Church.
The Team Parish Men's Group had such a good night on Thursday (July 13th) that they stayed chatting and being entertained by the resident landlord/magician Chris Stevenson and didn't go on the walk they had planned!
If you would be interested in attending this conference, Trisha Nutter is arranging booking and a possible coach for travel, 10am - 4.30pm in Leeds.
A large crowd of people enjoyed the Annual Cream Teas Afternoon organised by members of St Leonard’s Church, Sysonby, on Sunday (July 9th) in the gardens at Sysonby Knoll Hotel.
St Mary’s Church, Melton, Sunday Children’s Group Xpress is taking a break for the summer. The group will restart on Sunday, 3rd September, at 10.45am after the Ten O’clock Praise service.
The town has been judged for its floral displays.
The St Mary's Church, Melton, Tiny Tots' group had fun on Thursday (July 6th) by holding a Sports Day.
Emmaus are looking for local volunteers to help in their new charity shop at 18 Market Place, Melton, raising funds to help the homeless.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, will spend three days in the city and county in November, it was announced on Tuesday (May 30th).
Three leaflets are now available in the Samworth Centre detailing how you can help donate towards the Re-ordering Project which has started in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
The Rector of Melton Team Parish, the Revd Kevin Ashby, is busy planning a trip to Russia next year. For more details, read on...
St Mary’s Church
Melton Mowbray
 Sunday Services

Sunday, August 20th
- Trinity 10

8am: Holy Communion (Parkside.
10am: Parish Communion (Parkside).

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To Russia...
with love! 

The Rector of Melton Team Parish, the Revd Kevin Ashby, is planning an 11 day cruise in Russia.
For more details, to download a booking form, a letter from the Revd Ashby and an e-brochure click here.


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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 refreshments 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 or click here to download a brochure.

Room Hire Charges are as follows: Rate A: For all charity groups/groups that do not charge for participation. Rate B: All other users. Prices listed below are the hourly rate for hiring rooms.

Room  Max capacity  A      B
1         15-20            £6     £10
2         50                 £10   £15
3         50                 £10   £15
4         40-50           £10   £15
2 & 3   100              £20   £30

*For a list of groups meeting weekly and monthly in the Samworth Centre, and the days on which they meet, click here.


The Samworth Centre now has a piano available for use by groups or for tuition hire. If anyone is interested please contact manager Linda Abbott on 01664 503521 or email her on:

 Upcoming Events 
Monday 21 August
pram club closed @ samworth centre
Monday 21 August
9:00amsundown trip @ wilton road car park
Monday 28 August
pram club closed @ samworth centre
Monday 4 September
10:00ampram club @ samworth centre
Monday 4 September
10:00ampram club @ samworth centre
Thursday 7 September
7:00pmTeam Parish Men’s Group @ Samworth Centre, Melton
Saturday 9 September
10:30amSaturday activities morning @ Parkside
Monday 11 September
10:00ampram club @ samworth centre
Monday 18 September
10:00ampram club closed @ samworth centre
Monday 25 September
10:00ampram club @ samworth centre
Monday 2 October
10:00ampram club @ samworth centre
Monday 9 October
10:00ampram club @ samworth centre
Monday 16 October
10:00ampram club closed @ samworth centre
Monday 23 October
10:00ampram club @ samworth centre
Monday 30 October
10:00ampram club @ samworth centre
Monday 6 November
10:00ampram club @ samworth centre
Monday 13 November
10:00ampram club closed @ samworth centre
Monday 20 November
10:00ampram club @ samworth centre
Monday 27 November
10:00ampram club @ samworth centre
Monday 4 December
10:00ampram club @ samworth centre
Monday 11 December
10:00ampram club @ samworth centre


"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go." - Oscar Wilde.