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These are are selection of photos from our church life.

Melbourne Festival Weekend - Bible in 16 Objects display
Melbourne festival Weekend - Display of Bibles in different languages
Melbourne Festival Weekend - Puppet making
Festival 2011 - Tim Rose (artist)
Festival 2011 - More of Tim's paintings
Alan Flintham's Farewell Service - Photo with the clergy
Angela's Ordination Party - Angela amd John
Angela's Ordination Party in the vicarage garden
Angela's Ordination Party in the vicarage garden
Angela's Ordination Party in the vicarage garden
The bellringers with their Wombell - a great demonstration bell
Our annual Christingle Service is very popular with the children (and adults) in the village
The crib scene
The crib scene
                                    Baptism in church
                                    Congregation from the west end of church
Church weekend away - the lovely thatched building
Church weekend away - the happy campers!
Church weekend away - Graham wondering where everyone went?
Church weekend away - the dining room with homemade food
Church weekend away - out for a walk on the hills
Bright Lights perform their Jonah musical
Annual bellringers lunch, which is in aid of different charities each year
Mark, Angela and the leaders and children from Junior Church
Terry and Bob fundraising at the Festival Weekend for the new church outbuildings
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Annual church garden party at the Rectory
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Melbourne Festival Weekend - Bible in 16 Objects display
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Bright Lights on Wednesdays - New Venue, New Time

Bright Lights is a group of enthusiastic children who meet for a variety of activities, including stories, games, craft and drama. Come and join us for some awesome fun!  It is open to any child age 7-11 attending Melbourne Junior School. £1 per child (the first week is free).

Bright Lights meets on Wednesdays during term-time from 3:25pm to 4:30pm in Melbourne Junior School library. New members are always welcome. There's no need to book - just turn up!

Run by members of Melbourne Parish Church, the bible-based programme tackles issues that concern children today, such as friendship and taking care of each other. Please phone for more information: Rachel Coupe Tel: 01332 416152 / 07752 686000
Circus Skills, one of the Bright Lights events at the Melbourne Festival
Bright Lights performs Jonah
Bright Lights performs Jonah
Bright Lights performs Jonah
Bright Lights performs Jonah
Jesus the Storyteller children's event
Jesus the Storyteller children's event
Jesus the Storyteller children's event even had a Bouncy Castle!
Circus Skills, one of the Bright Lights events at the Melbourne Festival
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Meet the Bellringers

Melbourne Parish Church has one of the only two rings of twelve bells in the Derby Diocese and are rung from the chancel crossing. The history and details of the bells are given here.

Sunday Service ringing: 10.00 -10.30 am and 6.00-6.30 pm. Practice Night: Tuesday 7:25pm - 9.00 pm. The handbell ringers meet at 6:30pm in the church vestry.

At the Tuesday practice night we have a wide variety of levels of ringing, from rounds and call changes to Cambridge minor / major. You would be most welcome to join us, what ever your level or expertise. After the practice, we "retire" to the Bluebell for a sociable drink or two.

The Derby Diocesan Association holds a Twelve Bell Practice on the second Thursday each month. The bells are also available for peals, quarters and general ringing.

For a summary of our activities in 2015, please read the bellringers latest annual report.

Each year Melbourne ringers and friends spend 5 days on the Island of Lundy. Click here to read the review of the 2016 trip.

Our Church Bell Ringers at 70th VE Day Ringing
Bellringers outing to Youlgrave Tower
Bellringers outing re-enacting a bellringing outing that took place in 1908!
Sunday ringing at Melbourne
Our annual charity Lunch in the Garden - preparing the lunches
Our annual charity Lunch in the Garden - but this year it rained!
Despite the rain, we still made £900 for local and international charities
The local ringers prepare to ring a Quarter Peal to celebrate the Melbourne festival and the opening of the new church outbuildings
Ruth gives instruction to Bob on building the Wombell
Ruth tries out the Wombell
The Bishop of Derby tries out the Wombell at Melbourne Church
The Quarter Peal team with the Wombell
Simon tries out his hand at bellringing under careful instruction from Christian
Despite Ruth's best efforts, Jim really didn't understand how he was going to do the handstroke
Peter shows a new recruit how to ring a bell
David, Sarah, Alice and Sam with their leaving gift
Maurice and Robert's birthday celebration
The handbell ringers on a practice night in the church vestry
Our Church Bell Ringers at 70th VE Day Ringing
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Here is a short clip that we have uploaded to YouTube. It was taken before one of the Sunday evening services. We are ringing on the back eight of the twelve bells. As it is linking to YouTube, it may take a few moments to load.


We also have a short clip of the handbell ringers, which we have also uploaded to YouTube. We practice in the church vestry at the same time as the tower bell ringing, which is why you can hear tower bells in the background!

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