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Mike McClure is pictured with one of the leaflets which are available in St Mary's Church, Melton, which explain how you can help the 'Heart of St Mary's' Project. To download a leaflet click here.

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church logo new“WHAT AN AMAZING TRANSFORMATION…” or it will be when it’s all finished! What a wonderful resource St Mary's Church building now is, not only to the worshipping congregation, but also to the whole community in and around Melton Mowbray and further afield, with events such as the Christmas Tree Festival, hosting the British Pie Awards etc.

The re-ordering in St Mary’s is now almost complete. The works have included levelling the floor to create a step-free environment, putting in under-floor heating throughout, improved lighting, amplification and audio-visual equipment, a servery and storage space, toilets, a glass “air-lock” in the porch, upgrading the organ and adding a new stained-glass window in memory of our major donor, John Plumb.

However, demands by the statutory bodies has meant that extra costs to the interior floor and outside pavement leave us £167,741 short of our target.

CAN YOU HELP US BRIDGE THAT GAP?
Part of our project has always been to provide new liturgical furniture such as choir stalls, furnishings such as altar frontals and new vestments for those leading worship. These will cost around £135,000 and already a number of folk have said they would like to fund an item in memory of someone. Would you like to donate such an item?

We are also looking to construct a new building for the choir to use, an education room and archive facilities, at around £300,000… one third of which is already promised.

So, there is still work to do to complete our project to make St Mary’s fit for the 21st Century and money to raise…. Can you please help?

SO HOW MUCH DO THINGS COST?

church logo newINTERNAL PAVING – the natural paving stones are of varying size so difficult to price individually. However, if you include the work to raise the floor and install under-floor heating, you can sponsor a 1m2 area of floor for £100.

ORGAN – there will be over 2461 pipes in the refurbished organ; you can sponsor a single pipe for £20. 

PENDANT LAMPS – there will be 25 new fittings in the Nave, Transepts and Tower crossing; you can sponsor each lamp for £1,500.

FLEMISH PENDANT LAMPS – there will be 8 new fittings in the Chancel; you can sponsor each lamp for £3,000.

PORCH LOBBY – the draft lobby in the West Porch includes 19m2 of plain sheet glass; you can sponsor a 1m2 of glazing for £740.

SERVERY – the servery surround, fitments and storage facility will cost around £55,000. If you are interested in supporting part of this as a group fundraising challenge, please contact us as shown below.

TOILETS – the 2 new toilets in the church will cost £45,000 and will feature in a separate social fundraising event during 2017; however the team will welcome proposals from anyone wanting to sponsor all or part of them.

If you are able to Gift Aid your donation, this can add a further 25% to your gift, or if you want to spread your gift over a 12 month period then please contact us.
 
To download leaflets explaining how you can sponsor an organ pipe, paving slab or pendant light in St Mary's Church click here or please pick up a leaflet from the Samworth Centre, fill in the details and return it to the Parish Office. If you have another idea to support the project financially, please contact Dina Neale on 01664 565798 or Mike McClure on 01664 482385.

*You can also donate £2, £5 or £10 by text to 70070. Text the word Mary46 followed by the amount you wish to donate.  


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Above and below: St Mary's Church is a beautiful sight at night thanks to the new lighting.         Pictures by Phil Balding.

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The church looks spectacular inside as well, as these pictures which were taken at the recent Christmas Tree Festival show.

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Phil Balding, 06/12/2017

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£2,000 boost for project
The 'Heart of St Mary's' Re-ordering Project has just been awarded £2,000 from Tesco. A big thanks to everyone who put tokens into our local Tesco stores. More ...
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It's good to be back!
It's been almost a year since the workmen moved in so it was a fantastic moment on Wednesday (December 13th) to attend a Service of Praise and Thanksgiving to celebrate the re-dedication of St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. More ...
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A beautiful sight, alright!
What a difference a few months can make. Website Editor Phil Balding stumbled across some pictures and a video taken on the Re-ordering Project work in February and the results are amazing. Read on to find out more... More ...
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Window is installed
For pictures which show the new stained glass window being installed in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, by Derek Hunt and Jon Greenaway on November 6th this year, read on... More ...
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A fitting tribute
Seeing is believing, or so they say, but I have seen and still find it hard to believe that stained glass artist Derek Hunt has created such a beautiful window for our refurbished church, writes Phil Balding. More ...
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Welcome home!
THEY said they would meet the deadline and they've done it! Yes, Midland Conservation Limited handed the keys to St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, back to Team Rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby on Friday (November 24th). More ...
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The excitement is mounting
WITH just days to go before St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is handed back after the amazing Re-ordering Project, the excitement is mounting. More ...
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All is calm, all is bright!
After months and months of hard work St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is starting to look really impressive as the Re-ordering Project moves towards its final week. More ...
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Not long to go now!
The heat is on... and so are the sparkling new lights, the projector screen has been fitted and brackets for speakers have been fitted to pillars and the grill covers have been fitted to the heating pipes running along the sides of the building. More ...
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A fantastic effort!
St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is a hive of activity as finishing touches are added as the November 24th deadline to complete the work fast approaches. More ...
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The big clean-up has begun
WITH just over THREE weeks to go before the amazing Re-ordering Project taking place in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is finished, the building is a hive of activity and a big clean-up operation is under way. More ...
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Ian lays the last slab
THE amazing Re-ordering Project taking place in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, took another step towards completion on Thursday (October 26th) when Charitable Incorporated Organisation Trustee Ian Neale laid the last part of the floor. More ...
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A touch of glass!
WITH just under FIVE weeks to go before the November 24th deadline to finish the fantastic Re-ordering Project, St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is starting to look even more amazing than ever. More ...
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Project's £21,000 boost
Funds for the Re-ordering Project have been given a boost with a £21,000 grant from the Allchurches Trust. More ...
The heat is on!
IT'S A funny old world, make no mistake! I well remember, long before the arrival of Midland Conservation Limited, the usual moans in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on a Sunday morning, writes Phil Balding. More ...
What a finish!
WITH just under SIX weeks to go the doubters WILL be proved wrong and work on our beautiful Grade I Listed building will be finished by the November 24th deadline in time for this year's spectacular Christmas Tree Festival. More ...
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The light fantastic!
WOW, wow, wow! Absolutely amazing! Words can't adequately express just what a fantastic job the team of men from Midland Conservation Limited are doing as the Re-ordering Project in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, draws closer to its November deadline. More ...
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Shedding some light!
LET THERE be light! The eight new Flemish candelabra and some of the 25 pendant lights have been now been fitted in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, as part of the amazing Re-ordering Project. More ...
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The countdown has begun
THERE'S now just over SEVEN weeks to go before the amazing Re-ordering Project is set to finish in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. More ...
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Hard work is paying off 
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Things are looking good! 
St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is a hive of activity as the skilled team of men from Midland Conservation Limited are busy working towards the November deadline to complete the amazing Re-ordering Project which began in January this year. More ...
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Making amazing progress
THIS is the amazing progress being made as the floor is being laid as part of the Re-ordering Project which is taking place in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. More ...
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Work on church is going well
THESE are the latest pictures of the amazing Re-ordering Project which is taking place in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. More ...
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Guided tours prove a big success
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Chancel ceiling gets a good clean
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We'll get there on time!
For the past eight months or so St Mary's Church in Melton Mowbray has gone through some massive changes. Website Editor Phil Balding spoke to Colin Lear, who has been overseeing the work of the stonemasons on the Re-ordering Project. More ...
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Catriona views project work
The Revd Catriona Cumming took the time on Tuesday (September 5th) to take a final look around St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, as she prepares to move to her new job in York. More ...
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Student Emily takes a tour 
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Our patron is impressed
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Let there be light!
St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, should be nice and bright once the eight new Flemish candelabra and 25 pendant lights have been fitted during the £1.9m Re-ordering Project. More ...
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The high life for Alex! 
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. More ...
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Work is gathering pace
The floor being laid at a rapid rate as workmen press on with the amazing £1.9m Re-ordering Project in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. More ...
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Work is looking good
Workmen have now started laying parts of the floor in the main body of St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, as they press on with the impressive £1.9m Re-ordering Project. More ...
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Work is taking shape nicely
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A hive of activity
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Help us hit the target!
These are the latest pictures, taken on Wednesday (July 12th), of the work that is taking place in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, and the hard-working team of men from Midland Conservation Limited who are carrying it out. More ...
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A splendid effort so far
IT'S been a long, hard slog but the end is in sight with the fantastic news that we have now raised £1,700,985.71p towards our target of £1.9m for the Re-ordering Project in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. More ...
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Work makes a good impression
Almost all of the floor has been laid in the North Transept and some of it in the South Transept as work on the £1.9m Re-ordering Project in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is progressing well. More ...
Progress so far
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. More ...
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£1.9m work is taking shape
Things are starting to take shape as work on the £1.9m Re-ordering Project in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, moves forward. More ...
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£1.9m project is going very well
The sub-floor has been laid and things are moving on quickly with work on the exciting £1.9m Re-ordering Project in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. More ...
Work is progressing well
Work on the exciting £1.9m Re-ordering Project in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is going very well and is now moving on apace. More ...
Guided tours prove a big success
Ninety people got the chance to get a glimpse inside St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday night (May 13th) and to see the work that has been done so far on the £1.9m Re-ordering Project. More ...
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Your donations count! 
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. More ...
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See £1.9m work in progress
These are the latest pictures taken on Friday (May 5th) of the amazing £1.9m Re-ordering Project in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, showing the underfloor heating pipes being laid. More ...
Get a glimpse of the Re-ordering work
These are the latest pictures of the amazing £1.9m Re-ordering Project which is taking place in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. More ...
Our generous benefactor
John Plumb was an Honorary Life Member of the Melton Mowbray and District Historical Society and a notable local historian who died in 2014 aged 74. More ...
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A colourful, vibrant design
Derek Hunt is clearly a man who loves his job. His enthusiasm and love of stained glass is obvious when you meet him. For more details read on... More ...
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Derek is top of the glass!
Work on the new stained glass window for St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is nearing completion. Website Editor Phil Balding visited stained glass artist Derek Hunt to find out more. More ...
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Under the floor the truth revealed
Liz Craig visited St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, whilst the archaeologists were there and made some amazing discoveries under the floor in the North and South Transepts. To find out more, read on... More ...
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Exciting Re-ordering Project moves on
This was the scene in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray yesterday (Tuesday, February 21st) as the exciting and ambitious £1.9m Re-ordering Project moves on. More ...
The tower and the glory!
Think of Melton Mowbray and it's a good bet that you'll come up with pork pies, Stilton Cheese and St Mary's Church, writes Phil Balding. More ...
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Help us hit the target!
£1.6m and rising... that's the amazing figure we've already raised towards our exciting Re-ordering Project in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. But now we need YOUR help to get us to our £1.9m target. More ...
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New window is coming along nicely
The stained glass window, which will be installed on the north side of the Nave in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, towards the end of the Re-ordering Project work, is coming along nicely. More ...
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Work is cracking on
Wow, what happened to the floor! This was the scene inside St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Friday afternoon (February 10th), writes Phil Balding. More ...
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Funny you should say that!
They say that a happy worker is a productive worker so it was heartening to hearwhat one worker said on Wednesday morning (February 8th) as I walked past St Mary's Church in Melton Mowbray, writes Phil Balding. More ...
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A clear view
Those of you who have viewed Phil Balding's pictures taken inside St Mary's Church, Melton, recently will have noticed the clergy vestry looks much bigger without the wooden screens which were only put there in the middle of the 20th Century. More ...
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Your help is needed now!
It's big, it's bold, it's ambitious and it's happening right now! I'm talking, of course, about the exciting Re-ordering Project in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, writes Phil Balding. More ...
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Amazing peek inside St Mary's
AMAZING... that's the only word to describe the scenes which greeted me on Friday (January 27th) when I was able to go inside St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, to take a look at what has been happening inside the building. More ...
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A sight for sore eyes!
Several people had to do a double take when they saw some of the workmen, as the one pictured above, going in and out of St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, during the last two weeks. To find outmore, read on... More ...
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In for the long haul –a time for change
Preparations to carry out the planned improvements to St Mary’s Parish Church are finally under way. The building has been emptied in readiness for work to begin. It is an exciting but daunting prospect, writes John Craig. More ...
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Work is on schedule
Workmen are still busy in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, ridding the building of asbestos near the North Transept and dismantling the organ ready for its refurbishment. More ...
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Getting rid of asbestos
Workmen in special overalls and masks have been working in a sealed tent in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Wednesday (January 4th) as the task of ridding the place of asbestos takes place. More ...
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Writing a new chapter
Website editor Phil Balding gives his views after watching work start on St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Tuesday (January 3rd) More ...
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Contractor appointed
A contractor has been appointed to undertake the Re-ordering Project at St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, in the new year. For more details, read on... More ...
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