St Mary's Mellor

St Mary the Virgin Mellor is a friendly Parish Church committed to serving God and the community of Mellor in the heart of Lancashire. Our website and Facebook page tell you something about who we are, what we do, when we do it etc.. We update it regularly and contributions are welcomed. We hope you find it helpful and interesting. We would be delighted to talk to you about our church life and to welcome you into the congregation.


As a Parish Church we have a safeguarding policy for children and vulnerable adults which includes who to report concerns too which is taken from and adopted according to the guidelines published in the Parish Safeguarding Handbook which has been taken from the House of Bishops ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ safeguarding policy statement.

The PCC have formally passed and accepted the above policy statement.

The poster provided by the Diocese regarding ‘Promoting A Safer Church’ is displayed on the notice board within the entrance to the church which gives details of the Parish safeguarding officer and Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser who are required to be contacted if a concern or incident needs to be reported. These contact numbers are also shown below.

Safeguarding training has been undertaken and is updated as required for anyone working with children and vulnerable adults.

Initially, any safeguarding concern or incident should be reported to the Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) and the Vicar, who then speak to the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA). In the event of there being an interregnum, the Parish Churchwarden(s) should also be informed.

Contact Numbers

Parish Safeguarding Officer Marilyn Watson - 01254 812853

The Vicar Rev. Karen Herschell - 07891 915671

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Cath Smith  - 07817 550224


Sarah Lees - 07450 295417

31:8 (formerly CCPAS) 0303 003 1111

LA Adults Social Care (Emergency) Out of Hours - 01254 587547

LA Children’s social care Out of Hours - 01254 587547

Get in touch

Rev'd Karen Herschell

St Mary's Vicarage
Church Lane,

01254 814041
07891 915671

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United Benefice Evening Prayer - Praying for Church Growth

Every Friday at for 30 mins
St Mary's Mellor
Church Lane Mellor Blackburn, BB2 7JL, United Kingdom

Friday at 4:00pm, Rev’d Karen will be saying Evening Prayer at St Mary’s Church, Mellor. All are invited to join her as we pray for Church Growth across our parishes of Balderstone, Mellor and Samlesbury