Welcome to new Vicar for Mellor21st of July, 2021
The congregation of St Mary's church in Mellor welcomed it's new Vicar the Revd Karen Herschell at an induction service carried out by the Archdeacon of Blackburn and instituted by the Bishop of Blackburn on Sunday 27th June.
Reverend Herschell takes on the role as Vicar of the United Benefice of Balderstone, Mellor and Samlesbury. Previously she was Assistant Curate of Ribchester, Hurst Green and Mitton. She will be moving into the vicarage in Mellor with her husband Stuart, son Xander and 3 year old Springer Spaniel Callie.
Joining the well attended service at St Mary's was the Ribble Valley mayor, Cllr Tony Austin representing the borough along with local borough councillor Robin Walsh.
The Parish Council was represented by it's chairman, Parish Councillor Nick Marsden. The Parish Council would like to take this opportunity to wish Reverend Herschell a long and happy association with Mellor.