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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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Service change 
Please Note: St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray ~ Sunday, 22nd July, the 10am service will be a Parish Communion service instead of the usual All Age Worship Service. More ...
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Evening postponed
Unfortunately the evening with our newly refurbished Sir Malcolm Sargent Memorial Organ in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday, July 14th at 7.30pm has been deferred. More ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Weekday services disrupted 
The weekday services in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, during June will be disrupted due to necessary tuning work to be done on the organ pipes as they are reinstalled. More ...
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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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Church cleaning update 
For an update on the cleaning of St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, read on... 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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Celebrate Royal Wedding with us!
Don't miss your chance to watch the Royal Wedding LIVE on the big screen in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, from 11am until 1.45pm on Saturday, May 19th. For more details, read on... 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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Say Cheese!
Here's your chance to get your teeth into some of the finest cheeses in the British Isles in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Thursday night (April 26th)... and to help raise money for the church restoration fund at the same time. 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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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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Help needed 
St Mary's Healing Prayer Team would welcome more people to join them to pray (in pairs) with those who present for healing prayer at the 10am service on the 2nd Sunday in the month. More ...
Join the team 
The Congregational Contact Team is a group of people from St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, which is on the lookout for more helpers. For more details, read on... More ...
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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St Mary’s Church Melton Mowbray  Sunday Services…
Find out where services for St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, will be held in the next month. More ...