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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

Team Rector

57 Burton Road, MM, LE13 1DL  
(01664) 503535 (07921 919917)

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Team Vicar

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

Active retired clergy:
Revd Graham Spencer,
07904 229284
The Revd Canon Peter Moseling 01664 669289

Church wardens:
St Mary’s, Melton Mowbray 
Ian Neale 01664 565798
John Spence 01664 813944

St Mary the Virgin, Thorpe Arnold 
Tricia Lynott 01664 562959
Catherine Shenton 01664 850422

St James’ Church, Burton Lazars 
Janet King 01664 372373
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
The Parish Office
8 Burton Street
Melton Mowbray
Leicestershire LE13 1AE 

Telephone: 01664 562267

If you have a safeguarding concern, then please contact our local Safeguarding
Co-ordinator, Alyson, via the Parish Office in the Samworth Centre (address and telephone number above) or the parish priest. If you wish to speak to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, or to someone outside the church, their contact details are available by clicking here



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  Phil Balding


For Church bookings, ring Alison on 503530
To book concerts in church, please email James Gutteridge at: or call 07832 974668

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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Tigers of all shapes and sizes filled St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday (February 8th) to make the latest activities morning a roaring success. To find out more and to view pictures click here.

Building work is progressing well at St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold, writes Catherine Shenton.
Avast there, me hearties! Shiver me timbers, the next Saturday activities morning in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, promises to be a treasure trove of fabulous fun!
The Church of England’s Mission and Public Affairs division has published advice to parishes on practical steps to reduce the risk of infection from Coronavirus. Find out what that is by reading on....
A Mothering Sunday Service for all ages will be held in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, on Sunday, 22nd March, at 10am. There will be a distribution of flowers and everyone is welcome.
A Songs of Praise Service will be held in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, on Sunday, 29th March at 10am.
Find out which services are on in the parish by reading on...
Find out what is happening where in the parish this week.
The next Care and Share Lunch will be held on Sunday, 23rd February at 12.15pm in Mary’s Place. As always, all are welcome to join us for fellowship and food.
The next meeting of St Mary’s Mothers’ Union will be on Friday, 21st February at 2pm in Mary’s Place. Dr Ted Hutchin will give a talk on 'Creating Peaceful Space.' New members and visitors always welcome.
PLEASE NOTE: Morning Prayer in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, will take place on Monday, 17th February at 8.30am but will then take a break until Monday, 9th March.
Make sure you don’t miss our fun-packed Big Pancake Party in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, on Monday, February 24th and help us to batter food poverty. Join us from 10.30am until 12.30pm and enjoy some delicious pancakes with a variety of toppings.
Don't miss the annual Pancake Supper in Thorpe Arnold Village Hall on Tuesday, 25th February, from 7pm onwards.
The next Lunchtime Organ Recital in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, will feature Andrew Kirk on Tuesday, February 25th.
A few months ago, a strong earthquake hit Albania and badly damaged several homes. Find out how you can help the victims by reading on...
Come and join Melton Mowbray Team Parish as we begin the Lenten season on Ash Wednesday, February 26th with Holy Communion services and the opportunity for the imposition of ashes in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, at 11.30am and at 7pm.
The Melton Team Parish will be running a five week Lent Course centrally on Wednesday evenings from 4th March - 1st April inclusive. Read on to find out more...
The trip to the 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play in Bavaria, plus a week on the Amalfi Coast in Italy, to be led by the Rector from 7th – 16th September, is now full. However, some places may become available in early March. For more details, read on...
Making paper Chinese lanterns and eating with chopsticks proved a lot of fun for members of St Mary's Senior Fellowship Group when they celebrated the Chinese New Year on Friday (24th January).
The plea for recycling and care for our planet is not new; yet still there are those who deny that climate change is an issue, writes the Revd Kevin Ashby.
For a prayer of blessing for us to pray for one another across the Melton Team Parish in February, please read on...
A Greening Framland Event - Recycle Right - is being held at Thorpe Arnold Village Hall on Friday, 28th February, at 10am.
A quiz night is being held on Friday, 21st February, at the Stute, Asfordby Hill with a 7pm for 7.30pm start with proceeds going to St Bartholomew's Church, Welby, funds.
Our Tiny Tots Service for children under school-age, from babes in arms up, offers a chance to chat, share in a short service with a story and singing, a drink and some craft for the older children.
The monthly Prayer Diary for January 2020 is now available to download. To find out more, read on...
Members of the congregation in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, were able to journey back in time on Christmas Day before and after the 10am service to get a glimpse of the night sky 2000 years ago when Jesus was born in Bethlehem.
Two of the Wise Men were dressed as Superman and Spider-Man when children (and the young at heart) took part in a retelling of the Christmas story in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Sunday (22nd December).
James Gutteridge, Musical Director of St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, has just been appointed chair of the Leicestershire Area Committee of the Royal School of Church Music.
Members of St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold, are celebrating receiving a £15,000 grant to help them repair the roof after thieves stole lead from it earlier this year.
Wow, what an amazing Christmas Festival we had last year in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
A steady stream of people visited St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday (November 2nd) to find out how they could help celebrate the 850th anniversary of the building by paying for new furniture and furnishings.
Find out who will be giving organ recitals in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, in 2020 by reading on...
Have you always wanted to sing? Well here's your chance because St Mary's Church Choir is looking for new members.
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Services in the Team Parish

Sunday 23rd February
~ Sunday next before Lent

8.00am Holy Communion 
10.00am Worship @ Ten ~ All Age Worship
4.00pm Choral Evensong

St Mary the Virgin, Thorpe Arnold
9.45am Holy Communion

St James, Burton Lazars 
11.15am Café Connect  

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This beautiful floral display is part of the work of St Mary's Church Flower Guild. To find out more about the Flower Guild and what it does click here.

 Upcoming Events 
Friday 21 February
7:00pmQuiz night @ The Stute, Welby Road, Asfordby Hill
Monday 24 February
10:30amBig Pancake Party @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Tuesday 25 February
1:00pmLunchtime Organ Recital @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Thursday 27 February
10:00amTiny Tots Group @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Thursday 5 March
10:00amTiny Tots Group @ Jungle Bugs, Mill Street, Melton Mowbray
Thursday 12 March
10:00amTiny Tots Group @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Saturday 14 March
10:30amPirates Ahoy! @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Thursday 19 March
10:00amTiny Tots Group @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
Thursday 26 March
10:00amTiny Tots Group @ St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray


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