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.

Online Worship

Our main "gathered" worship is currently online. Join us on YouTube for our weekly service which is published on a Sunday morning. Click the image below - then PLAY ALL.

The words and responses will display on screen.

 To access the service sheet directly click the link below.

This Week's Featured News and Notices

Praying in the Woodland

Leicestershire Green Christians are holding a 24-hour prayer session and at St Mary’s, we are participating in this by taking the 4-8pm slot on Friday 30 October. Booking needs to be made via Parish Office and full details are in the Notices letter 25th October

Thank you!

Thanks for funds raised by Ride and Stride (£165) and for Harvest donations ( £250 so far) for Toilet Twinning and Bin Twinning - details in Notices 25th October

Notices 25th October for St Marys

There is a lot going on over next few week - read the details in the notices on the link below

Open for Worship!

St Mary’s is open for a short service of Communion (30 minutes) on Sunday mornings at 9.30am and 10.30am. If you would like to attend, please pre-book your place by contacting the Parish Office – admin@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk or call 07901 581716 before midday on the Thursday before the Sunday you wish to attend. Places are limited and COVID restrictions will be in place. On booking, you will receive an email detailing the regulations for attending for the safety of all. The online service will continue as previously.

We're recruiting! Part time Parish Administrator

This could be the job for you! Click on the link and see the full details for this post.

St Mary's on Facebook

Keep up to date and join in with our facebook page.


St Mary's Services - in Church and Online

St Marys Online Worship - (Sundays on YouTube)

Currently our main gathering. Join us on YouTube each Sunday for worship. See the top of this page for our latest service.

Bereavement Service (Sunday 1st November)

A special service in recognition of the loss of loved ones 3-4pm in Church. Please pre- book a place via ann@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk or on 07901 581716

Sunday Communions (9:30 & 10.30)

From October, we are holding a simple Communion in the church on Sunday mornings. We have limited spaces so that we can comply with social distances. Please contact Ann or Caroline using admin@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk to reserve a space by 12pm on the Thursday before the Sunday on which you would like to attend.

Forest Church (restarting 17 October)

We're restarting Forest Church for time to be in God’s creation and think about what it means to truly rest and refresh ourselves.

Sunday Evening Prayer (18:00 by zoom)

We meet online for evening prayer using zoom

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

We meet daily for morning prayer over zoom.

Private Prayer - paused at the moment

We've paused private prayer now that we have started the Sunday Communion services.


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.


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.


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 Comline

A reflective service in the woodland

Ladies Group

Meetings once a month on Wednesdays in the evening at church.

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

Ordinand in Training

Richard Harries


Ann Taylor

Parish Administrator

Helena Wilkinson


Katherine Hetzel

Church Warden

Caroline Phipps

Assistant Administrator

Richard Merredith


Ian Clements

Church Warden

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