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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.

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.

Saturday, 24 July 2021

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

Adele's letter - 18th and 25th July and Big Story 2 and 3

The letter covers the next 2 weeks notices due to annual leave so is longer than normal with lots to tell you about what is happening at St Mary's.


Thanksgiving Sunday

We thank God for all his blessings to us. Money is always a difficult subject to discuss but the last 15 months have seen St Marys income fall dramatically with prices continuing to rise. Please consider making a one-off donation using a debit or credit card, using the link on this website: Choose “Contact us” from the menu at the top and then “Make a donation” and if you pay tax, please Gift Aid by filling in the short form on the same drop down menu. This can be either a one off or regular gift. Or if you already support us financially, please consider an increase to your regular giving.
Cash or cheques can be accepted too by contacting admin@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk
Thank you for all you do whether financial, practical, or spiritual.


Family Fun Days

Come and join us at St Marys for some Family Fun Days! On the 20th, 21st and 22nd of August we will be thinking about different heroes from the bible and exploring their stories through games, activities and crafts in the woods. The morning session is repeated in the afternoon.


Adele's letter -11th July - Big Story 1

This week we begin a sermon series that will take us through the summer, giving an overview of the Big Story of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.


Adele's letter - 4th July Rogation Sunday

We give thanks for time with family or away from home and daily routines and thank those who have provided support during the last 15 months especially.


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


Advocate Slot - Trichy Link

Our Advocate Slot this month is for the Trichy linked diocese in Tamil Nadu , India. Full details of prayer pointers and reasons for thanks are in Adele's letter of 20th June. The link to financially support Bishop Martyn's Appeal is above and all support very much appreciated.


Giving a vaccine

One way to express our thankfulness for vaccines received, and show love for our neighbours, is to donate towards vaccines for others around the world. The Church of England is supporting the VaccinAid campaign led by UNICEF UK. Find more information on the Church of England page.


St Mary's Services - in Church and Online

Church reopened for Services at 9.30am ( and 10.30am if demand)

Although our main services will still be online a short service of simple communion will take place in church. Please book on link below or if after Thursday, contact Adele direct on revadele@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk 07443 542927) Please note that your place is only confirmed once you have received a confirmation email, or spoken to Jo or Adele direct.

St Marys Online Worship - (Sundays on YouTube or Zoom)

Currently our main weekly gathering. Join us on YouTube each Sunday for worship or at times by Zoom. See the top of this page 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 for evening prayer using zoom

Mossy Church

We're restarting on Saturday 24th April 3- 4.30pm with a family drop in style with stations through the woods. Please do come along and join us. Please keep in touch via our faceback page.

Campfire Compline

An opportunity to worship, reflect and experience spirituality in the woodland starting 19th June and then 3rd Saturday of the month 5-5.45pm.

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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 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

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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