Parish Life

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A taste of coffee

by Nigel Wordsworth

Life in the Melbourne & Castle Donington parish is returning to normal after the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic Castle Donington held its regular coffee morning on Saturday 6 November 2021. The cake selection proved to be as popular as ever and people were pleased to meet up again after their enforced hibernation. The […]

Melbourne in bloom

by Nigel Wordsworth

As winter approaches and summer flowers die back, parishioners have brightened up the entrance doorway to the Our Lady of Mercy and St. Philip Neri church in Melbourne. A selection of winter-flowering pansies now brighten the dull days and welcome worshipers to Melbourne’s Catholic church in the run up to Christamas.

Presentation of Deacon’s retirement gift

by Nigel Wordsworth

Parishioners gave a total of £516.11 for a present for Deacon Paul Boshell as a thank you for his 23 years of service to the Parish. On Friday 13 August, Rachel and Martin presented him with £500 in cash in a purse hand-made by Rachel, while the remaining sum went towards a bottle of his […]

Annual Parish Barbecue August 2015

by Grace

The annual parish Barbecue took place on Saturday 22nd August 2015. After an afternoon of hot sunshine with rumbles of thunder from every direction and a very heavy shower, the evening turned out to be warm, still and clear. It is an opportunity for the parish and friends from other churches in Melbourne to get […]

Parish Food Bank Collection

by Grace

Since May we have been collecting for the Food Bank run from the Castle Donington Children’s Centre. The food collection will run this throughout the year and parishioners can donate non-perishable food items in a basket left in the church porch. When the basket is full, the contents are collected and taken to the Food […]

Parish Family Picnic July 2015

by Grace

This regular summer event took place on 19th July. After the 10.30 am Sunday Mass in Melbourne, parishioners from both churches brought their own food and we ate together on the lawn of our beautiful garden. It was good to see parishioners of all ages enjoying one another’s company on a lovely warm sunny day.