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Above and below: The Palm Sunday Service began in Melton Market Place, where palms were blessed.

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Palm Sunday procession

Worshippers at St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, enjoyed a procession from the Market Place to the church followed by an All Age Worship Service on Palm Sunday.

After an introduction in the Market Place by Team Rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby, thoughts from a man in the crowd were spoken by the Revd Graham Spencer before a prayer and a blessing of the palms. 

The hymn Ride on, Ride On In Majesty was followed with All Glory, Laud and Honour as the procession made its way to the church.

* Congratulations to Cody Madison Bull who was baptised by the Revd Ashby during the service which followed.

 

HOLY WEEK

Holy Week Services - all are welcome.

Monday 26th March
8.30am Morning Prayer St Mary’s, Melton
7.00pm – 7.45pm Lent Reflections St Mary’s, Melton

Tuesday 27th March
8.30am Morning Prayer St Mary’s, Melton
7.00pm – 7.45pm Lent Reflections St Mary’s, Melton

Wednesday 28th March
8.30am Morning Prayer St Mary’s, Melton
11.15am/11.30am Litany & Holy Communion St Mary’s, Melton
7.00pm – 7.45pm Lent Reflections St Mary’s, Melton

Maundy Thursday 29th March
8.45am Holy Communion Service St Mary’s, Melton
7.30pm Holy Communion Service St Mary’s, Melton
8.30pm–12midnight The Watch of the Passion St Mary’s, Melton
7.30 pm Holy Communion, followed by the Watch of the Passion. The Church will be open (South door) until Midnight for anyone to call in for quiet prayer.
 
Good Friday 30th March
10.00am Walk of Witness. King’s Head to the Market Place. Churches Together
12 noon – 3.00pm Devotions at the Cross St Mary’s, Melton (you are welcome for part or all of the time).

Easter Eve Saturday 31st March
8.00pm Holy Communion & Service of Light St Mary’s, Melton

 

Sunday 1st April~ Easter Sunday in the Team Parish

There will be a distribution of chocolate eggs at all of our services this Easter

St Mary's, Melton Mowbray
8.00am Holy Communion & 4 Hymns
10.00am Family Communion … followed by Easter Egg hunt 
6.00pm Easter Choral Evensong 

St Mary the Virgin, Thorpe Arnold
9.45am Family Communion … followed by Easter Egg hunt 

St James, Burton Lazars
11.15am Family Communion … followed by Easter Egg hunt 

St Bartholomew's, Welby
3.00pm BCP Holy Communion 

St Leonard's, Sysonby
3.00pm Family Communion 

Freeby at the URC Chapel
6.30pm Easter Holy Communion

 

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Above and below: The procession makes its way to St Mary's Church from the Market Place.

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Festive fun
This picture by Brian Wray was taken at the 10am Service on Christmas Day in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. For more pictures read on... More ...
A wonderful Christmas atmosphere
St Mary’s Church Candle–lit Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, on Sunday, 23rd December at 6pm had a wonderful Christmas atmosphere, writes Tony Rous. More ...
Retelling the Christmas story
Children (and the young at heart) dressed up as their favourite Nativity story character and took part in a retelling of the Christmas story in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Sunday (23rd December) More ...
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Evie's Nativity Rap  
Evie, who attends St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, has written a special rap for Christmas, and here it is. More ...
Volunteers clean up
A big thank you to the fantastic band of volunteers from Melton Matters for all their hard work in making the paths around St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, clean and safe on Sunday morning ( December 16th). More ...
Generous gesture
Kind-hearted and generous congregation members of St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, gave fantastic support on Sunday (November 25th) to a charity which helps needy children at Christmas. More ...
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Church wins coveted award
The impressive £1.9m 'Heart of St Mary's' Re-ordering Project has just won a coveted national award. Find out more by reading on... More ...
A taste of the high life!
On Thursday and Friday I persuaded my friends from Midland Conservation Ltd to let me go up some scaffolding to take a few pictures to get a different view of St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, writes Phil Balding. To view them, read on... More ...
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Choral Evensong time change
Choral Evensong in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, will move from 6pm to 4pm during the winter months, starting on Sunday, 14th October. This has been done in consultation with the choir and those who normally attend. More ...
Coffee boost for Macmillan
Karen Balding, who organised the World's Biggest Coffee Morning to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Friday (September 28th), would like to thank all those who came along. Find out more by reading on... More ...
Pulpit Fiction!
The pulpit will be coming back into St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, despite all the rumours to the contrary. For more details, read on... More ...
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Tributes to the brave 
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A pelican in her piety 
Pelicans have long been symbols in the Christian Church. The pelican stabs its breast to feed its young. But did you know there's a pelican in St Mary's Church, Melton? Read on to find out more... More ...
Visiting choir to sing in St Mary's
The Great Malvern Priory Choir will be singing at the 10am service in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Sunday, July 29th. More ...
Parish Patchwork update 
The Parish Patchwork has started to make appearances and I just thought I would bring everyone who has an interest in our Community Quilt, as it was known, up to date, writes Marie Styles. More ...
All creatures, great and small!
All creatures, great and small,were brought into St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Sunday (June 24th) for a special Pets Service. More ...
A welcome sight
It's the news that some people have been waiting for for nearly 18 months... the console from the Sir Malcolm Sargent Memorial Organ was returned to St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray on Thursday (June 7th). More ...
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A right Royal success
Royal Wedding fever hit St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday (May 19th) with a fun-filled morning for adults and children alike. More ...
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Cheese to please!
Nearly forty people got the chance to sample some of the finest cheeses in the British Isles in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Thursday night (April 26th)... and helped raise money for the church Re-ordering Project at the same time. More ...
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Standard put to rest
A host of dignitaries joined the congregation of St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Sunday (April 29th) at a Parish Communion Service and the laying-up of the town's Royal British Legion Women's Section Standard. More ...
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Spotlight on new window
The latest newsletter produced by Architectural Glass Artist Derek Hunt contains details and pictures of the new Tree of Life stained glass window which he installed in November last year in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. More ...
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Where did you get that hat?
If you want to get ahead... get a hat. But not any old hat... an Easter Bonnet! To celebrate Easter Day falling on April Fools' Day we did something a little bit different at St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, this year. More ...
Flipping marvellous!
HUNGRY visitors to St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, enjoyed more than 200 FREE pancakes, tea and coffee on Shrove Tuesday morning (February 13th). More ...
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New Servery Coordinators
We are most grateful to Marilyn Wray and Karen Balding who have stepped forward to fulfil the roles of Servery Coordinators in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. To find out more, read on... More ...
Seventeen are confirmed 
Seventeen people were confirmed by the Bishop of Leicester, the Right Reverend Martyn Snow, at the Deanery Confirmation Service in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Sunday, 21st January. More ...
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