Welcome to the Mells Group of Churches
We welcome you to our group of church communites. The Mells Group serves the communities of six villages (five parishes) – Buckland Dinham, Chantry, Great Elm, Mells with Vobster, and Whatley.
Covid 19 current situation
Regrettably we cannot meet in church at the moment, but we stream a live service every Sunday at 10am. And we also stream a reflective service every Wednesday at 6pm, with music, silent contemplation and prayer. Both services are on Zoom - please email Tracy Hughes, our administator, email@example.com for the link. Go the What's On tab for details of all our services.
Our diocese is using Colossians 3:12-17 to accompany us through all the sorrows and joys of the year ahead. Those words speak to us and are a prayer for us now as much, as ever:
As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Funerals. We will be supporting those who have lost loved ones and funerals will be held at crematoriums or at the graveside .
Contact. If you have any further queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Please contact the churchwarden of the village as Fr Clive is on sabbatical. If you would like to receive our weekly Pewsheet please email Tracy Hughes, our administator, firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information on Baptisms, weddings and funerals is on the C of E link.
We offer you this prayer at the current time .
We pray for all those who are suffering because of the coronavirus, may they know your healing power.
When we are afraid for ourselves and our loved ones, give us your strength and courage.
When we feel alone and isolated, reassure us with a sense of your presence. Give wisdom to those in authority and may our community work together for the good of all. We give thanks for those who care for others and ask you to bless them in all they do. We ask this in the name of Jesus, healer and physician. Amen