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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

NEWEST MARYRevd Dr Mary Barr 
Team Vicar

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

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Associate Priest & Diocesan disAbility Awareness Adviser

12 Balmoral Road,
MM, LE13 1JN (01664) 564128 
(07863 398707)
debbiestarling@btinternet.com

Active retired clergy:
Revd Graham Spencer, 18 Chetwynd Drive, MM, LE13 0HU 07904 229284 grahamandtrish@talktalk.net
The Revd Canon Peter Moseling, 48 Wymondham Way, Melton Mowbray LE13 1HX 01664 669289 frp.moseling@tiscali.co.uk

Church wardens:
St Mary’s, Melton Mowbray 
Roger Kirby 01664 560080
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
Mel Greaves
 
GENERAL ENQUIRIES
The Parish Office
8 Burton Street
Melton Mowbray
Leicestershire LE13 1AE 

Telephone: 01664 562267

EMAIL
admin@meltonparish.org.uk

PARISH WEBSITE
www.melton.leicester.anglican.org

me smaller  WEB EDITOR -
  Phil Balding

  Telephone:
   07555
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philloveskaren@yahoo.co.uk

The Samworth Centre
at St Mary’s

8 Burton Street
Melton Mowbray 
Leicestershire LE13 1AE

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  Linda Abbott -
  Centre Manager
  Telephone: 01664 503521
  Fax: 01664 503539

manager@samworth-stmarys.org.uk

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  Carol Sloan -
  Cafe Manager
  Telephone: 01664 503525


 THE SAMWORTH CENTRE:
 To book rooms or equipment,
 please ring Linda on 503521


CAFÉ @ THE CENTRE:
To arrange catering or buffets, please ring Carol on 503525

ST MARY’S CHURCH
For Church bookings, ring Alison on 503530
To book concerts in church, please ring Roger Kirby on 560080

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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More than 30 people braved the scorching sun to take part in this year's Melton Mowbray Team Parish Plod on Sunday, (July 15th), at Freeby. To find out more and to view more pictures click here.


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Bears of all shapes and sizes could be found in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday (July 14th) for the latest activities morning based on a teddy bears' picnic. The Revd Kevin Ashby, pictured above, became the last "bear" to find in the bear hunt and one bear even went up to the top of the church tower, as the picture by Helen Peacock below shows. For more details and pictures click here.

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*PLEASE NOTE: St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is now open to visitors from 10am until 2.30pm, Monday - Saturday.
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Find out which services are on in the parish on Sunday by reading on...
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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.
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The next Care and Share lunch will be held on Sunday, 22nd July at 12.15pm in the Samworth Centre. As always, all are welcome to join us for fellowship and food.
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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.
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All aboard! Members of the St Mary's Church Tiny Tots Group enjoyed an outing to the Melton Mowbray Miniature Railway in Wilton Park on Thursday (July 5th).
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Congratulations to Stewart Betts who was ordained deacon, along with seven other people, in Leicester Cathedral by Bishop Martyn on Sunday, July 1st.
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I had a big act to follow when I took over Care and Share from Colin and Gillian Beavis. To my surprise, the handover went ahead without a hitch, writes Sue Moulson.
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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.
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I wonder when was the last time you were enthusiastic about your faith and what it means to you, writes Team Parish Rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby.
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All creatures, great and small,were brought into St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Sunday (June 24th) for a special Pets Service.
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One of the BBC’s Songs of Praise programmes which was filmed at Launde Abbey during Bishop Martyn’s School of Prayer was shown on Sunday, June 24th.
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Just a reminder that the Melton Mowbray Team Parish Youth Group meets every second and fourth Friday in the month in the Samworth Centre from 7.30pm – 9pm. The last meeting before the summer break is on Friday, 13th July. For more details, read on...
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The congregation of St James' Church, Burton Lazars, is so excited that work on the refurbishment of the building is now under way. To find out more, read on...
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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.
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The monthly Prayer Diary for July is now available to download. To find out more, read on...
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St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, needs more help with its Xpress group from September onwards.
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Places are limited on the 10 day tour of the Holy Land, led by Melton Mowbray Team Parish Rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby, from 8th – 17th October... but there are still some left!
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More Tea Vicar was the theme of two very successful open days at St Bartholomew's Church, Welby, on Saturday and Sunday (June 9th and 10th).
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Your help is needed with this year's Team Parish Holiday Club, which has the theme Circus Shenanigans and takes place from August 6th – 10th. To find out more read on...
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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).
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For an update on the cleaning of St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, read on...
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A flower demonstration called "Welcome to our garden" proved a big success in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray on Wednesday (June 6th).
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A coffee morning, cake and plant sale proved a big success and was well attended in Burton Lazars Village Hall on Saturday (June 2nd).
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Find out where members of the St Mary's Church, Melton, Tiny Tots Group will be meeting and when by reading on...
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Members of the congregation at St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold, were flying the flag on Sunday (May 20th). Find out more by reading on...
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Churches Together in Melton Mowbray are holding a Celebration of Unity on Thursday, 28th June, at 7.30pm at the Melton Baptist Church. Special guest speaker will be Chris Gatfield, founder of Dove Cottage Day Hospice.
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Members of the St Mary's Church 80s Plus Fellowship Circle enjoyed finding out about and adding to the Parish Patchwork when they met for an open meeting and afternoon of fellowship on Friday, 4th May in the Samworth Centre.
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The Revd Debbie Starling, self-supporting Assistant Priest in the Melton Mowbray Parish Team, has begun work as the Diocesan disAbility Awareness Adviser (voluntary).
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BBC Radio Leicester is coming to Thorpe Arnold Village Hall for another live recording session of the popular gardening programme 'Down To Earth' on Thursday, July 19th.
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For a list of events and services coming up in St Leonard's Church, Sysonby in 2018 read on...
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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...
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New to the web site? Take a quick tour to get you started...
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Registration forms are now available to download for this year's Melton Team Parish Holiday Club for children aged 5-11 which will be held in St Mary's Church from August 6th to 10th. For more details click here. To download a registration form click here.
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An updated booklet detailing the Saturday activities mornings in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is now available to view by clicking here.
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A booklet detailing reports on St Mary's Church activities during 2017/18 is now available to download by clicking here. 
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Trip to the
Holy Land

Places are still available on the 10 day tour of the Holy Land led by Melton Mowbray Team Parish Rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby, from 8th – 17th October, but it is getting near to the point where we’ll need to “close the books”.
So, if you’re interested, please contact Kevin asap at kevinashby@meltonmowbray.org.uk or 07921919917 for more information. To download a booking form click here. To download an itinerary click here. To download a letter from the Rector click here.

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Services in the Team Parish

Sunday 22nd July ~ Mary Magdalene

St Mary's, Melton Mowbray
8.00am Holy Communion 
10.00am Parish Communion 
6.00pm Choral Evensong 

St Mary the Virgin, Thorpe Arnold
9.45am Holy Communion

St James @ Burton Lazars Village Hall
11.15am Café Connect 

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Samworth Centre

Are you planning a party, meeting or starting up a group or club?
Are you looking for a room to use?
Do you require a buffet or light refreshments for your function?
If the answer is yes to any of the above then contact Samworth Centre Manager Linda Abbott on 01664 503 521 or email manager@samworth-stmarys.org.uk or click here to download a brochure.


Room Hire Charges are as follows: Rate A: For all charity groups/groups that do not charge for participation. Rate B: All other users. Prices listed below are the hourly rate for hiring rooms.

Room  Max capacity  A      B
1         15-20            £6     £10
2         50                 £10   £15
3         50                 £10   £15
4         40-50           £10   £15
2 & 3   100              £20   £30

*For a list of groups meeting weekly and monthly in the Samworth Centre, and the days on which they meet, click here.



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The Samworth Centre now has a piano available for use by groups or for tuition hire. If anyone is interested please contact manager Linda Abbott on 01664 503521 or email her on: manager@samworth-stmarys.org.uk.

 Upcoming Events 
Thursday 19 July
7:15pmBring your questions @ Thorpe Arnold Village Hall
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"I don't accept gifts from perfect strangers - but then, nobody's perfect." - Zsa Zsa Gabor.