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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 - 3rd July

Join us for our services in the building this Sunday 3rd July for Morning Worship with Communion at 10am and Evensong BCP at 6pm.


St Mary's Notices - 26th June

Join us for our services in the building this Sunday 26th June for All Age Worship at 10am and Holy Communion at 6pm.


Advocate Slot - Neema Crafts

Join us at St Marys on 3rd July to hear more about Neema Crafts in Tanzania, Meet the Ray family and buy hand made crafts!

Prayer and Praise – five pointers to direct our thoughts and prayers in support of the Neema Crafts community:
• pray for the team looking after Neema Crafts.
• pray that the building of Staff Homes will resume soon.
• pray for the artisans as they feel the cost-of-living and food crises hitting Tanzania hard.
• pray for the Ray family as they travel to various church communities around England, pray that God keeps them safe on the road and that their children enjoy these experiences .
• pray for the Ray family as they seek the Lord’s guidance about schooling for their children in the coming school year… and wisdom in setting Neema's new direction of travel.


Project 5000

Since July 2020, 700 bags of food have been donated to Project 5000 from the congregation at St. Mary’s. We think this is an amazing achievement. Thank you to everyone who has donated, and please keep donating! Food poverty is not going away.


Assistant Administrator for St Mary in Charnwood - Job advert

Full details by clicking below for this 6 hour a week permanent job - closing date 24th June


Advocate Slot - The Laura Centre

Prayer pointers:
1. Please pray for all families directly affected by bereavement at the current time. May God’s eternal love bring them comfort in their suffering.
2. Please pray for the healing work of the Laura Centre, helping bereaved families as they come to terms with their loss, and that the Centre may continue to help individuals work through their grief in their own time and in their own way.
3. Please pray for the centre’s Counsellors, for their strength and wisdom in guiding each person and each family and give them the strength to continue with their important work
4. Please pray that the fundraising needs of the organisation can be met this year, and and every year, so that the charity is able to continue their invaluable work.


Emergency Ukraine Appeal from the Diocese in Europe and USPG

The charity USPG and the Church of England Diocese in Europe are launching an emergency appeal to get aid to people in desperate need because of the invasion of Ukraine. Funds raised by the appeal will support Christian charities and churches carrying out humanitarian work both in Ukraine and responding to the arrival of refugees in neighbouring countries. Their partners on the ground are providing food, medicine, shelter, care for children and people internally displaced in Ukraine. For refugees they are supplying care at the border and beyond, including attention to those from Africa and Asia, as well as Ukrainians who are fleeing the war. The appeal is for urgent help now but the work will go on for many months. Click below for details which includes how to donate - by clicking on 'an emergency appeal' in red in first line of information.


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.


St Mary's Services - in Church and Online

Church Open for Sunday Services at 10 am and 6pm

We are once again worshiping in the building with 2 Sunday services at 10am and 6 pm. We're also presently recording a service to post on YouTube for those who aren't able to join in person.

St Marys Online Worship - (on YouTube )

A 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.

Mossy Church

A family drop-in, held on the second and fourth Saturday of every month ( not June 25th 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 is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month ( not 25th June 2022) from 4.45 -5.15pm. 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 June 2022

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

Most of our regular activities have restarted. Click on each activity to find out more and be sure to contact the Parish Admin office if you need any further information: admin@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk

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

Rev Adele Adshead

Vicar of St Mary's

Matt Green

Matt Green

Ordinand in Training

Richard Harries

Richard Harries


Jo Garner-Prosser

Jo Garner-Prosser

Parish Administrator

Helena Wilkinson

Helena Wilkinson


Katherine Hetzel

Katherine Hetzel

Church Warden

Caroline Phipps

Caroline Phipps

Assistant Administrator

Richard Merredith

Richard Merredith


Ian Clements

Ian Clements

Church Warden

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