Located at 8 Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, Mary’s Place is not only the administrative centre for our parish, but also a community resource for everyone.  At Mary’s Place, you’ll find:

  • THE CENTRE IS OPEN FOR ROOM HIRE – Rooms are available to hire with differential rates for charities. To find out more call manager Linda Abbott on 01664 503521 or email manager@marysplace.org.uk
  • The Parish Office & Reception.

Our Team

Linda Abbott

Centre Manager

I love the variety of my job as Centre Manager, I really enjoy meeting different people & working with our staff & volunteers.   I organise room bookings by the many groups / individuals that use the centre & ensure the smooth running of the Centre on a daily basis.  Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren & down on the allotment with my husband.

Shirley Dainton

Centre Caretaker

I have worked as the Centre Caretaker from when it first opened 14 + years ago.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family & friends, I also enjoy gardening & walking my dog.

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A superb meeting place for the community

  • 01664 503521


The Melton Branch of the U3A stumbled upon a’ little gem ‘ in the Samworth Centre Coffee Lounge to hold its Beginners Guitar monthly practice sessions.  Arranging booking & payments has been both easy and flexible. Access to the venue is straightforward & yet secure.

We hope to be able to continue using it for some time to come.

Pete Matthews (MM U3A Guitar Group Leader)

We also hold our monthly U3A meeting in the Coffee Room.  And completely agree with everything Pete has written about booking, payment, access – and having refreshments available in the café.

Thank you to Linda and all the team.

Geraldine Green (MM U3A Poetry Group Leader)

What I found good about the Centre? Everything! …..

We are very happy that the Centre is located in the Town. The room that we use for our Belly Dance Course is very suitable and always clean! Also the communication with the Centre is always friendly but still professional.

We are really very thankful for having the possibility to enjoy our dancing every Wednesday evening.

Maria Haynes, Belly Dancing

Here at Home-Start we have always found the centre to be clean and well maintained. Staff are helpful and flexible.  Our staff and the families who attend our group here feel safe and welcome.


A lovely warm & welcoming Centre which meets all our needs, very bright & clean.

Art Gallery

Melton Mowbray Photographic Society have been using the Samworth Centre as the venue for our weekly meetings for many years. We view The Samworth Centre as our home and have always been delighted with the response we get from any queries or questions that we have. Our room is always clean and welcoming and the Centre Management a delight to work with.

Melton Mowbray Photographic Society

After searching for suitable, affordable premises to rehearse in, the U3A singing group, Silver Tones, came across the Samworth Centre in the middle of Melton Mowbray town.  The group has approximately 30 members using the bright, spacious, airy room with the use of the centre’s piano, flip chart, main toilets and kitchen facilities.  The Centre is run by a very friendly, efficient and approachable team.  It is ideally centrally situated in town, with affordable room fees plus a great cafe on site.  A credit to the town!

U3A Silver Tones