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 move in, or are simply wanting to find out more, you are most 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
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LIVE LOVE SERVE

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 Sung Eucharist

This is the main Sunday service of Holy Communion, and offers something for all ages. We have thriving Sunday Schools in both parishes, as well as activity packs for younger children, should they wish to stay with their parents or carers in church. Our organist and choir 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. We look forward to meeting you.

11.00 Family Service

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.

For this week’s News sheet, please click here

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    
1st Sunday 8 am BCP Said Eucharist All Saints’, Melbourn
9.4 5am Sung Eucharist Holy Trinity, Meldreth
2nd Sunday 8 am Said Eucharist Holy Trinity, Meldreth
9.45 am Sung Eucharist All Saints’, Melbourn
3rd Sunday 8 am Said Eucharist All Saints’, Melbourn
9.45 am Sung Eucharist Holy Trinity, Meldreth
11 am Family Service All Saints’, Melbourn
4th Sunday 8 am Said Eucharist Holy Trinity, Meldreth
9.45 am Sung Eucharist All Saints’, Melbourn
5th Sunday Eucharists at 8am and 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.

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, 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

enquiries@allsaintsmelbournholytrinitymeldreth.co.uk