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Welcome to the Parish Church of St Mary in Charnwood, Nanpantan. We would love to meet you and welcome you to any of our services or events.

This Week's Featured News and Notices

St Mary's Notices 19th September

Do join us on Sunday if you are able but don't forget your face mask!


Worship with a Classical Flavour Sunday 19th September 6pm

Join us for a short service followed by refreshments and a half hour concert of music for 2 pianos performed by Jeremy and Liz. They have put together a varied programme which will make for a great evening. In order to facilitate ventilation, numbers are restricted to 50 so please book your place and think of friends outside of church you could invite and book in too.


St Mary's Notices 12th September

Do join us on Sunday if you are able and don't forget your face mask!


Eco-Church Bronze Award Achieved!!

We are delighted to tell you that St Mary's has been awarded an Eco-Church Bronze Award! Many thanks to Helena and the team who submitted our application and are continuing to keep care of creation and climate justice at the forefront of our thinking. This is just a start and there is lots more we can do to protect God’s creation.


Project 5000

Please continue to donate non perishable food for this essential service - items can now be left inside church again. Thank you to all those who have contributed to the 365 bags donated so far!


Eco Church

Are you interested in protecting the environment? You need no specific knowledge about environmental issues but all over 10 years old are welcome to join us - Zoom meetings at first . This group will initially focus on applying for eco church status and will probably then be investigating ways that both the church and individual members can lower their carbon footprint, and then decide upon the best way forward.
For more information about eco church click on the link below and please contact the parish office by email: admin@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk


St Mary's Services - in Church and Online

Church reopened for Services at 10 am in August 2021

We are returning to services in the building with services at 10am throughout August. Facemasks will be required.

St Marys Online Worship - (on YouTube )

The Sunday Service will be recorded on Sunday mornings and then in the days that follow be put on You Tube . See the below for our latest service.

Morning Prayer (weekdays by zoom at 9:00 am)

We meet daily for morning prayer over zoom.

Sunday Evening Prayer (18:00 by zoom)

We meet online every Sunday for evening prayer using zoom. Email admin@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk for the Zoom details.

Mossy Church

A family drop-in, held on the first Saturday of every month from 3pm-4:30pm. Held outside with stations through our woodland. Please do come along and join us. For more info and to keep in touch, click below on the link to our Forest Church facebook page.

Campfire Compline

An opportunity to worship, reflect and experience spirituality in the woodland around the campfire. Re-starting 19th June and then held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 5-5.45pm. For more information click below on the link to our Forest Church facebook page.

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Online Worship

We're presently recording our main Sunday service to share online.

Usually it takes a few hours to process before being available.


Click the image below - then PLAY ALL.

Saturday, 11 September 2021

The words and responses will display on screen.

 To access the service sheet directly click the link below.

Our Vision

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  • Open - developing the welcome and accessibility of our facilities for all.

  • Connected – improving communication both within our church community and out into the parish.

  • Equipped – to be disciples through prayer, study and learning and responding to God’s call to mission.

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About Us

Welcome to the Parish Church of St. Mary in Charnwood, Nanpantan. We are part of the Diocese of Leicester and Church of England and are located on the western edge of Loughborough.


We believe in the transforming love of God helping people become and grow as followers of Jesus Christ and in sharing God’s love with our local community.  St Mary’s has a warm and friendly atmosphere and a welcoming congregation. We would love to see you at any of our services or events.

We have a ministry team at St Mary’s led by our Vicar Adele, and comprising an Ordinand in training, Readers, and many others who volunteer and generously support the mission and ministry of the church.


St Mary’s Nanpantan - seeking to encounter God, grow in faith and serve our community.

See here for a brief history of the Church.

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Giving to St Mary's

One way that we worship is to give money regularly to God's work at St Mary’s.


Your generous giving accounts for most of our income and makes everything we do at St Mary’s possible.


Giving to Others

 St Mary’s supports mission partners in the UK and overseas.


We believe that our first 10% (the tithe) is offered to God’s mission and so, as well as prayer, we support these partners with the tithe from our voluntary income.



If you have a safeguarding concern, then please contact our local Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Mary Harries at safeguarding@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk or the Parish Priest, Rev Adele Adshead revAdele@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk.

If you wish to speak to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, or to someone outside the church, their contact details are available on the diocesan website


Please see here the Church safeguarding policy: Promoting a Safer Church

Regular Activities at St Mary's

Some of our regular activities are on hold due to social distancing constraints. We'll restart these as soon as we can. Do though please contact any of the named organisers if you would like to know more.

Campfire Compline

A reflective service in the woodland

Ladies Group

Meetings once a month on the Tuesday mornings at church restarting on 7th September 2021.

Sundays for Children

Groups for young people at our 9:30 service.

Sunday Supper Social

Monthly Sunday evening gathering at the Priory.

Mossy Church

Activity for all ages, using the woodland to explore God's creation.

Table Talk

Lunch and conversation for men who usually live alone.

Woodland and Outdoor Working Group

Helping with our woodland and grounds.

Writing Group

Creating Wring Group meeting at St Mary's.

Ladies Who Lunch

Meeting for women who live alone to enjoy a chat and pub lunch.

Monday Morning Men’s Meeting

Monday meetings for talks and discussion.

House Groups

Discipleship groups to discuss the bible and pray together.

Growing Rite

Weekly toddler group for parents & carers with babies and children.


Our Team

See here the people with key roles.

There are of course many others contribute to the work of the church.

Rev Adele Adshead

Vicar of St Mary's

Matt Green

Matt Green

Ordinand in Training

Richard Harries

Richard Harries


Jo Prosser

Parish Administrator

Helena Wilkinson

Helena Wilkinson


Katherine Hetzel

Katherine Hetzel

Church Warden

Caroline Phipps

Assistant Administrator

Richard Merredith

Richard Merredith


Ian Clements

Ian Clements

Church Warden

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