St Mary's Church Melton Mowbray

St Mary the Virgin Thorpe Arnold

St James' Church Burton Lazars

St Bartholomew's Church Welby

St Leonard's Sysonby

St Mary's Freeby

WELCOME TO MELTON TEAM PARISH WEBSITE

Our Churches serve the Communities of Melton Mowbray, Thorpe Arnold, Burton Lazars, Welby, Sysonby and Freeby.

Our Mission is to be

“Open to God by placing God at the centre of our lives and sharing Gods love with all“
We welcome you to come and join in!

Welcome to the Melton Mowbray Team Parish!

There’s so much useful and interesting information about our Team Parish on this, our new website – do take time to explore it.

 

And, if possible, we look forward to meeting you in person soon.

Every Blessing,
Mary (Barr)
Team Rector 

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, do contact Julia, the Website Administrator by email julia@meltonparish.org.uk.

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Team Rector Writes

    

“D-Day 80, and the cost of liberation…”

Dear Friends,

Eighty years ago, a force from 13 countries approached Normandy in a 5000-vessel armada. In the early hours of 6 June 1944, 24,000 paratroopers and glider-borne troops landed behind German lines to provide tactical support. Massive naval and aerial bombardments attempted to supress the German defences and weaponry. Then a ground force of more than 130,000 troops came ashore on five beaches across a 50-mile stretch of Normandy coast, with the first waves often facing intact defences. By the end of D-Day – the first day of Operation Overlord – there had been 10,000 allied casualties. Yet this was only the beginning. The ensuing Battle of Normandy was to last into August, and cost tens of thousands of lives as it defeated the occupying German forces. It was a decisive success for the Allies, and it paved the way for the liberation of much of northwest Europe.

This month, there are different events happening across our town and villages commemorating D-Day.  While few remain who took part in those decisive events, many of us will know of those from our local communities who once did, including those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the costly struggle for liberation. The stories told by those who lived through D-Day speak of how they shared in a hellish experience, and they help us to realise the harsh reality of war. People such as Harry Marrington who landed on Omaha Beach as a 19-year-old British sailor. He described his memories of D-Day as follows: “All hell broke loose and everyone tried to find shelter. .. There were terrible sights … I thought: how mad it is that people can do this to each other.” Sadly, we human beings fail to learn the lessons of history. The daily news reminds us that human conflict continues to cause great suffering, and of how many still share the hellish experience of war.

Yet it need not be so. Even in the darkness, there is the light of hope – hope of a world finally at peace. Christians believe that, in Jesus Christ, God has come to make possible true and lasting peace. Through His death on a cross and resurrection from the dead, Jesus has won the decisive victory over evil and death, once and for all. In that God-given assurance, we can be inspired to play our part – like those we remember on the anniversary of D-Day – in the struggle against whatever evil confronts us, knowing that the ultimate victory has already been won. As St Paul wrote,

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain”. (1 Corinthians 15: 58)

 

Yours in Christ’s service,

 

Upcoming Events

St Marys Church, Melton Mowbray

Opening Times

Due to the  Leicestershire County Council Election, for the Police & Crime Commissioner
St. Mary’s Church will be closed to visitors from Monday 29th April until Sunday 5th May inclusive when our usual opening times resume.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 10.00am – 2pm

Thursdays and Fridays 10.00am to 12.00pm

Interested How to Become a St Mary’s Melton Mowbray Church Welcomer.

Could you join the team to help now and again, two hours a month two hours a week? Please speak to Brenda or Tony Rous in church or call 077749144149, for more information.

How to Find Us

St. Mary’s Church – Melton Mowbray

St. Mary’s Church – Melton Mowbray

8 Burton Street, Melton Mowbray
Leicestershire, LE13 1AE
United Kingdom

St. Mary’s Church – Melton Mowbray

St. Mary's Church
Church Street Melton Mowbray LE13 0PW

St Mary the Virgin, Thorpe Arnold

ST MARY THE VIRGIN

ST MARY THE VIRGIN, THORPE ARNOLD

LE14 4RU

St James' Church, Burton Lazars

ST JAMES’ CHURCH,
BURTON LAZARS, LE14 2UH

St Bartholomew’s Church, Welby

St Leonard's Church, Sysonby

St Mary’s Church Freeby