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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

SMALL KEVIN LATEST T USERevd Kevin Ashby  
Team Rector

57 Burton Road, MM, LE13 1DL  
(01664) 503535 (07921 919917)
rector@meltonparish.org.uk

444new mary 2222Revd Dr Mary Barr 
Team Vicar

The Vicarage, 23 Melton Road,
Waltham on the Wolds, LE14 4AJ (01664 464293)
vicarmary@meltonparish.org.uk 

Active retired clergy:
Revd Graham Spencer,
07904 229284 grahamandtrish@talktalk.net
The Revd Canon Peter Moseling 01664 669289 frp.moseling@tiscali.co.uk

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
 
GENERAL ENQUIRIES
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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PARISH WEBSITE
www.melton.leicester.anglican.org

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  Telephone:
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ST MARY’S CHURCH
For Church bookings, ring Alison on 503530
To book concerts in church, please email James Gutteridge at:
stmarysmeltonbookings@gmail.com or call 07832 974668


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. 

 
 

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You are invited to join Team Vicar the Revd Mary Barr in a time of Spiritual Holy Communion tomorrow, Maundy Thursday, the day in the Church calendar when we recall Jesus’ Last Supper with His followers. To view and download the service click HERE. To view a recording of the service click HERE.

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cross smallFor those who have asked... I’m still uncomfortable… but all being well, the catheter should come out this week… if only we could ring the church bells in celebration! (Thanks for the ongoing prayers… much appreciated!).

We are obviously getting better at using the "Zoom" app. Last week's Passion Sunday "Zoom" Service was much appreciated and today we had 64 people taking part at one point in our Palm Sunday Service. It was good to see so many faces on screen.  

We will be doing another service like this next Sunday. If you asked to be invited to last week's service or today's, you will be invited to this one too (and all future ones).

If you want to be sent an invitation text me (on 07921 919917) your email address and you will receive an invitation (it may be on Sunday am) which will give you a link to the service. Please don't share your invitation with anyone else... ask them to contact me directly for their own invite.

*The liturgy for the service will be available to print off or to view it on another electronic device on Saturday evening.

Oh, and don't forget to download the Zoom app if you haven't already done so. Very much look forward to seeing (literally!) you again on Sunday morning!

To download and print a simple guide to using Zoom by Brian Wray click HERE.

God bless,

Kevin.

 


*For a message of support from Churches

Together in Melton Mowbray click
HERE.

  

*To download a leaflet with prayers for use during this troubled time click HERE.
 

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Holy Communion And Coronavirus  

One of the things I’m really missing badly at the moment is regular worship with you in our churches across the Melton Team Parish, writes the Revd Mary Barr.

However, there is a way in which we can participate in Communion with Jesus Christ ‘spiritually.’ To find out more click HEREOr you can view some video messages HERE and HERE.
 

*I have recorded a Service for Palm Sunday and Holy Week - especially to respond to requests from those of you who can't, or prefer not to, use Zoom. To view it click HERE. To download and print a copy so you can follow the recording click HERE.

I am also inviting people to join me at midday to pray for each of our Melton Team churches and their surrounding communities using the Time to pray app. To find out more click HERE.


*Watch a short extract from  the Bible Course - courtesy of Bible Society - which gives a great introduction to the events of the first Holy Week and Easter by clicking HERE. I'm hoping to run the whole Bible Course again when we can resume 'normal' activities.


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terryFormer Beirut hostage Terry Waite, who opened the Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, in 2017, says those now in self isolation due to the Coronavirus are not stuck at home, they are safe.

To find out what he has to say on the situation click HERE.

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*Melton Borough Council has set up a Community Support Hub to coordinate, help and support residents across the borough during the Coronavirus outbreak. To find out more click HERE. 


*All donations for Storehouse that were left in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, or Mary’s Place before the buildings closed have been delivered to Storehouse.


To find out how you can donate money so that items they need can still be purchased and to view a message from Storehouse Co-ordinator Caroline Stannard click HERE. 


*To view a special edition of St James Blazers magazine click HERE.

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These are the people who are seldom seen but normally always heard... They are, of course, some of the bell ringers of St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, pictured before the present self isolation rules came into force. They were looking forward to ringing in the church as part of the VE Day celebrations on May 8th... hence the Union Flags. For more details about bell ringing in the church click HERE.
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 *To view the April issue of the Melton Mowbray Team Parish magazine Parish Views click here.

Please note that Parish Views will appear only on this website for the foreseeable future. Please forward ALL articles to: Keith Wilson via email at: kgw87mm@aol.com
The copy deadline for the May 2020 magazine is 10th April. If you haven't written for the magazine before, now is your chance to do so. 

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Some good news in the midst of such difficult times is that contractors MSM (Midland Stone Masonry Ltd) have completed the renovation work at St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold, writes Catherine Shenton.
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As we have now received generous donations for several pieces of furniture and for quite a large number of the fabrics we have been able to place the first order with Treske (furniture) and Juliet Hemingray (fabrics).
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Here's the chance to take a trip down memory lane and try to see who you can identify in some pictures sent in by John and Liz Craig.
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For a prayer of blessing for us to pray for one another across the Melton Team Parish in April, please read on...
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As I write this, it’s less than a week since our society has been turned upside down by attempts to halt the spread of Covid-19 and ease pressure on the Health Service, writes the Revd Kevin Ashby.
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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, has been cancelled for this year, and is to be rescheduled for 2022.
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Pirates of all ages set sail for a fun morning in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday (March 14th). One hundred and ten adults and eighty one children took part in the morning with the theme of Pirates Ahoy!
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St James Church took over the Burton Village Coffee Morning on Saturday, March 7th, to raise funds for the Albania Earthquake Project, writes Janet King.
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New to the web site? Take a quick tour to get you started...
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During Holy Week the Community of the Tree of Life will be running a 'Retreat at Home' and are also running Micro Offices for Morning Prayer, Lunchtime Prayer and Compline. For more details and how to download these services click HERE.
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“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” – Winnie the Pooh

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The Glory of

the Garden


By Rudyard Kipling


Our England is a garden that is full of stately views,
Of borders, beds and shrubberies and lawns and avenues,
With statues on the terraces and peacocks strutting by;
But the Glory of the Garden lies in more than meets the eye.

For where the thick laurels grow, along the thin red wall,
You will find the tool- and potting-sheds which are the heart of all;
The cold-frames and the hot-houses, the dungpits and the tanks,
The rollers, carts and drain-pipes, with the barrows and the planks.

And there you'll see the gardeners, the men and 'prentice boys
Told off to do as they are bid and do it without noise;
For, except when seeds are planted and we shout to scare the birds,
The Glory of the Garden it abideth not in words.

And some can pot begonias and some can bud a rose,
And some are hardly fit to trust with anything that grows;
But they can roll and trim the lawns and sift the sand and loam,
For the Glory of the Garden occupieth all who come.

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Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made
By singing:"Oh, how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade,
While better men than we go out and start their working lives
At grubbing weeds from gravel-paths with broken dinner-knives.

There's not a pair of legs so thin, there's not a head so thick,
There's not a hand so weak and white, nor yet a heart so sick,
But it can find some needful job that's crying to be done,
For the Glory of the Garden glorifieth every one.

Then seek your job with thankfulness and work till further orders,
It it's only netting strawberries or killing slugs on borders;
And when your back stops aching and your hands begin to harden,
You will find yourself a partner in the Glory of the Garden.

Oh, Adam was a gardener, and God who made him sees
That half a proper gardener's work is done upon his knees,
So when your work is finished, you can wash your hands and pray
For the Glory of the Garden, that it may not pass away!

And the Glory of the Garden it shall never pass away!