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The pirate ship built by Terry Ide in St Mary's Church.


Above and below: Bosun Brian Wray pictured leading the singing of What do you do when Jesus calls you?



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One young pirate found cake decorating too tempting.

Pirates invade

Pirates of all ages set sail for a fun morning in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday (March 14th).

One hundred and ten adults and eighty one children took part in the morning with the theme of Pirates Ahoy!

There was buried treasure to find, face-painting, chance to have your picture taken in our very own pirate ship made by Terry Ide, chance to decorate pirate cakes and to make pirate boats and hats, and chance to make pirate name key rings.

There was also our usual quiz and riddle table, chance to learn chess, Hattie the clown made giant bubbles and balloon cutlasses and there was chance to enjoy tea or coffee and cake, chance to read the day’s papers and to sit and chat. There was also chance to join with Brian Wray in singing What do you do when Jesus calls you?

Members of The Melton Musical Theatre Company also came along and sang some songs from their latest production of The Pirates of Penzance which takes place at Melton Theatre from March 25th - 28th.

The morning finished with a short act of worship at 11.45am led by Melton Team Parish Rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby.

Special thanks to everyone who helped in any way to make the morning such a big success and to everyone who came along to support the event.

*To find out more about The Melton Musical Theatre Company and how you can book to see The Pirates of Penzance click here. 

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The Revd Kevin Ashby pictured during the pirate-themed morning.

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One of the many young pirates who came into the church on Saturday.

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Above and below: Youngsters enjoyed the pirate-themed morning on Saturday.

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Aye, aye, cap'n! Chess maestro Shaun Cope in pirate guise.

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Decorating pirate cakes proved very popular on Saturday.

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Some of the beautiful cakes on offer on Saturday.

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Above and below: Decorating cakes was such fun.  

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Lisa Taylor and Tom Styles helped people dig for buried treasure.

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Searching for buried treasure.

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Some of the amazing bunting made by Barbara Clark.

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Balloon cutlasses proved popular with our young pirates.

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One happy pirate on Saturday.

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Above and below: Making a pirate boat and hat proved a big hit with this youngster.

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HAT'S GREAT! Brenda Rous and Alyson Ashby were busy helping pirates to make hats like this.

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Above and below: Say Arrgh! Members of The Melton Musical Theatre Company get into character.





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Above and below: The Revd Kevin Ashby leading the short act of worship at the end of the morning.

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Len Hunter, who sets our monthly quiz.

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