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
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.
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.
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
See here for directions to, and parking at, St Mary's.
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.
The vision comprises three broad themes:
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
See here the people with key roles.
There are of course many others contribute to the work of the church.