All Saints’ Church

Melbourn

Holy Trinity Church

Meldreth

All Saints’ Church

Melbourn

Holy Trinity Church

Meldreth

All Saints’ Church

Melbourn

Welcome to the church community of All Saints’, Melbourn, and Holy Trinity, Meldreth. Whether you have lived in the area for a long time, have just moved in, or are simply wanting to find out more, you are most welcome.

Welcome

We want you to feel welcome, and to find ways to connect with others. We’re certainly not perfect, but we aim to support one another as disciples on life’s journey, loving the Lord Jesus, and serving the community around us. Whatever your background, your beliefs, or your situation, you are most welcome to join us.

We look forward to meeting you. If you are using a mobile phone, you can find the site menu.

For details of our public worship, please see the monthly service schedule on this website, as well as our weekly News Sheet.

 

COVID 19 Pandemic Information

Our churches are open for private prayer, weddings and funerals. Public worship has restarted. and the weekly News Sheet will show the times of our services across both churches.

Please be aware that either church may have to shut for a short time in order to comply with COVID-19 cleaning protocols before and after a service – we apologise for the inconvenience this will cause.

We continue to try and live-stream two services per month, usually the 9.45am Sunday Service, via our facebook site.  You do not need a login to view this site and you can access our pages and content here.

 

COVID-19 protocols continue to be in place at both our churches, and we ask that you adhere to them when coming to church. You can find these protocols on the notices in church. We ask that you continue to keep physically distanced when in church, that you wear a face mask which covers your mouth and nose at all times (unless you are exempt), and also sanitising your hands regularly.

Our protocols following Step 4 on the Roadmap (from 19th July 2021) can be found here.

If you would like to enquire about baptisms and other life events, please contact us.

 

Church ‘opening’ times

All Saints’ Melbourn is open Monday to Saturday 0900 – 1700, and Sundays 1100-1600.

Holy Trinity, Meldreth, is open Mondays to Fridays 1000-1800, is closed for cleaning on Saturdays and open Sundays 1100-1800.

We aim to live broadcast two Sunday Eucharist services each month. These will be at 9.45am via our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/asmhtm). You do not need a Facebook account to watch our livestream.

We also send out a weekly eNewsletter with items of interest, worship resources, and other matters. If you do not already receive this, and would like to, please email ian.melbournas@gmail.com to sign up.


WORSHIP

At the heart of the life of our church community is the ongoing pattern of Morning Prayer, Holy Communion, and Evening Prayer.

You are most welcome to join us.


Sundays

8am Said Eucharist

This early morning service of Holy Communion is of a quiet and reflective nature, using either the Book of Common Prayer (first Sunday in the month), or the more modern language of Common Worship on other Sundays in the month. The service lasts about 35 minutes.

9.45am Said / Sung Eucharist

This is the main Sunday service of Holy Communion, and offers something for all ages. We have a Sunday School serving the joint parishes, as well as weekly activity packs for younger children, should they wish to stay with their parents or carers in church.

Our organist and choir (when allowed) accompany the service, and there is a sermon each week. The service lasts about an hour. Afterwards, everyone of all ages is invited to share in refreshments, subject to COVID protocols. We look forward to meeting you.

11.00 Family Service / 11.30 Zoom Service for Families

On the third Sunday of each month, we have a more informal service, which is specifically geared towards young families, and takes place at All Saints. The service lasts about 40 minutes, after which there are refreshments.

This week’s News sheet: News Sheet

For this month’s services, please click here


We like to share our services between Melbourn and Meldreth, using the following pattern:

Morning Prayer: Tuesday to Friday at 08.30am Evening Prayer: Tuesday to Friday at 5.15pm
The Daily Office is said by clergy from their homes at this time
1st Sunday 8 am BCP Said Eucharist All Saints’, Melbourn

May be suspended at short notice

9.45am Sung Eucharist Holy Trinity, Meldreth
2nd Sunday 8 am Said Eucharist Holy Trinity, Meldreth

May be suspended at short notice

9.45 am Sung Eucharist All Saints’, Melbourn
3rd Sunday 8 am Suspended Suspended until further notice
9.45 am Sung Eucharist Holy Trinity, Meldreth
11 am Family Service All Saints’, Melbourn
4th Sunday 8 am Suspended Suspended until further notice
9.45 am Sung Eucharist All Saints’, Melbourn
5th Sunday Eucharist at 9.45am – please see service schedule for location
MUSIC

Music is an essential part of our life together. We are always looking for new people to join in, and hope that you will consider what part you might play.


The Choir

The church Choir assists in our Sunday morning worship and festival events. The Choir is led by our organist, Pauline Penfold, together with Naomi Brind. The Choir is always looking to attract new members, so if you love singing, and want to help play a part in the development of music life in our church community, please do consider joining us. Weekly rehearsals are held in the church on Wednesday evenings at 7pm. If you would like to join us, please contact us.


Bell Ringing

Both churches are served by an active bell ringing group, which rings weekly for Sunday services, weddings, and special events. Bell ringers practice on Wednesdays. New ringers are most welcome, and no experience is necessary. Contact us for more information.

BAPTISM

Your child is precious to you and precious to God. You want the very best for them, and so does God. You want them to make right choices for themselves and others. A baptism is just the beginning of this, and so much more.

Baptism (sometimes called ‘Christening’) marks the first step of an amazing journey with God, parents, godparents, friends, family, and the church. A lifetime of discovering more about love, faith and hope begins – a wonderful moment to celebrate.

Choosing godparents is a big decision. You’ll want them to be good friends to you and your family for many years. You’ll want someone who will help your child make good choices in life, and someone who will help them find out more about the Christian faith. Godparents need to have been baptised themselves for this special role.

If you’d like to find out more about getting your child, or yourself, baptised, please contact us

You can also find out more at Church of England Christenings.

MARRIAGE

Congratulations upon your engagement! We are delighted that you are interested in getting married in one of our two churches.

Getting married in Church isn’t as difficult as you may think. If one of you has a connection to either All Saints’, Melbourn, or Holy Trinity, Meldreth, and you are both EU citizens, then it is usually straightforward, but even if this isn’t the case, it may still be possible for you to be married here, so please discuss this with us. People who are divorced can also be married in the Church of England.

Some couples choose to be married in a civil (registry office) wedding, and then have a service of prayer and dedication. If this is the case, please be in touch with us, and we can discuss possibilities.

Please note that in order to avoid disappointment it is very important that you keep a number of dates in mind for your wedding as you begin to plan your big day, as the church may not be available on your preferred day. Please also note that we cannot agree to marry you until we have performed identity checks (which we are required to do by UK law), and have ascertained what legal preliminaries need to be satisfied before you can be married.

We are here to help you make your special day amazing, and will guide you through the process step by step. If you would like to find out more about getting married with us, please contact us

You can also find out more at Your Church Wedding.

FUNERALS

The team of clergy and lay ministers are here to support you and your family through bereavement, and to help with funerals and memorials.

When a close friend or a member of the family has died, there can be a lot to think about. We work alongside a wide range of Funeral Directors to make the planning of a funeral as easy as possible. The clergy or lay minister will help to devise a personalised funeral and/or memorial service as well as offering pastoral support.

Equally, it is never too early to make plans for your own funeral or memorial service, even though this is rarely an easy conversation to have. We are here to help you discern your own wishes, or those of a loved one, as well as to talk through any immediate pastoral concerns, including care in the last days, and the implications of death and bereavement.

Each year, we also hold a special service for the feast of All Souls, usually at the beginning of November. During this service, we remember by name all those whose funerals we have been involved with over the last few years, among others, and we place a lit candle on or near the altar in their memory. If you would like the name of a loved one to be remembered during this service, please contact us during October.

Disabled Access

Both churches provide level access for wheelchairs – though if you are visiting Meldreth on a weekday, please let us know in advance, so that we can put the ramp out for you. Both churches have disabled loo access (subject to access restrictions caused by COVID), and have a hearing loop.

For those who can’t come to church, we hold regular services in local sheltered housing schemes. Contact the Pastoral Care Team to arrange for services of Holy Communion at home.


Directions

Free parking is available nearby for both churches.


Contact us

We are grateful for a large team of committed volunteers who give their time and share in the ministry of both churches. For all general enquiries, please contact