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.
We offer our heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal family at this time of theirs and our nation's morning of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh .
We offer this prayer for the death of His RoyalHighness
God of our lives,
we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
for his love of our country,
and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy,
through our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen.
More details of the worship , prayers and resources for use at home and in church is on our Facebook Page below .
Churches re- opening
We are happy to say that St Andrew's Mells will open for the services on Sundays .This means the 10am service will be in church, although you are welcome to join us on Zoom if you prefer.The church will be open all day on Sunday and Wednesday,for reflection and personal prayer from 1000-1800. All services in our churches are on our what's one page
Covid rules will still apply, so please remember your masks.
Both services are on Zoom - please email Tracy Hughes, our administator, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 or Fr Clive Fairclough on 01373 673432 of email@example.com. 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