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
Advocate Slot - The Laura Centre
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.
Advocate Slot - Christian Aid and Christian Aid Week
Each year we celebrate CHRISTIAN AID WEEK (May 15th - 21st) when we focus on a specific part of our work and hold various events encouraging people to donate to the charity.
This year we will be focussing on climate justice and how the effects of the pandemic and the conflict in the Ukraine have driven up food prices around the globe. Vulnerable families will be pushed even deeper into hunger. Turn hunger into hope!
1) Please pray for all those who are suffering from the effects of Climate Change and especially for hungry families.
2) Please pray for the people of Ukraine and the Christian Aid response as they work with two partner organisations in the ACT Alliance to give help to Ukraine refugees fleeing deadly violence.
3) Please pray for all those who will be organising or participating in events to raise money this Christian Aid Week . Please pray that people’s hearts will be moved to give generously.
HOPE DOES NOT DISAPPOINT. HOPE LIVES IN YOU.
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.
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: email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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, 14 May 2022
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, Olivia Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
See here the people with key roles.
There are of course many others contribute to the work of the church.