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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 - 23rd January

Join us on Sunday if you are able but please do a lateral flow test first and wear your face mask. Thank you.


St Mary's Notices - 16th January

Join us on Sunday if you are able but please do a lateral flow test first and wear your face mask. Thank you.


Inter Care - Advocate Slot

Inter Care sends targeted medical aid to over 100 Christian health Mission hospitals and clinics in 5 sub-Saharan African Countries providing lifesaving healthcare to where there are huge levels of poverty coupled with a severe lack of resources. Locally full and part-time staff and over 50 volunteers are based in Syston to support the work. See the link below to Inter Care's website
Please pray for:
• All those who receive the help from Inter Care, many of whom are very sick and whose families may have travelled hours on foot to get to the clinics for their healing and recovery.
• Prayers for the staff at Inter Care’s Mission partner health units, who work tirelessly to treat vulnerable patients and are coping with Covid both among staff and patients, and do not have the advantage of courses of vaccinations to the same extent as in the UK.
• The medical aid sent reaches the destinations safely.
• The volunteers in Syston, who dedicate their time to support Inter Care, doing God’s work.
• For awareness of the value and need for Inter Care’s work in Africa to grow across the UK.
• For the inspiration and further development and opportunities from UK pharmaceutical and wholesale companies.
• For help from the public, both in recycling and financial support.


Our Vision 2022

In 2022 we hope to say: ‘St Mary’s is a community of deep faith, relevant and accessible to all and that reaches beyond its building'. Please read the flyer and if you would like to share your thoughts and prayers please do get in contact.


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 Open for Sunday Services at 10 am

We are once again worshiping in the building with Sunday services at 10am. Facemasks are requested. We're also presently recording this service to post on YouTube for those who aren't able to join in person.

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 ( not 1st January 2022) 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 ( not 1st January 2022) 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.

Sunday, 23 January 2022

Epiphany 3

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, Olivia Smith 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 a Tuesday morning.

Sundays for Children

Groups for young people at our 10am 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

Creative Writing Group meeting at St Mary's.

Ladies Who Lunch

Meetings 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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