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

Prayer Walk for Lent

Each week in Lent we will focus prayer on a particular area of our parish by walking or using maps asking God to show you the needs and blessings for that area. Week beginning 21st February will start with Valley Road and the roads off from it.

Adele's letter 21st February - First Sunday of Lent

A challenge is issued to fast from negative behaviours and replace them with positive action for good this Lent. God is always there to help focus on particular personal challenges during this time.

Adele's letter 14th February - Sunday before Lent

Although the past year has been difficult for all of us, for some very difficult, we can remember what Jesus said: “In the world, you will have trouble, but cheer up! I have overcome the world!” A positive thought to hold onto as we prepare for the week ahead.

Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday will be marked with communion at 7.30pm on Wednesday 17th February on Zoom. have paper and pen ready in place of 'ashing'. Click on the link for Zoom details.

Valentine's All Age Zoom Service 10am Sunday 14th February

A service fully suitable for families with craft and activities to engage all! Everyone welcome

Adele's letter 7th February - Second Sunday before Advent

We are encouraged to review how we are continuing to keep connected with one another and with God in our difficult times. As we approach Lent maybe we could all develop some new and improved habits...

Church Electoral Roll Revision

If you would like to add your name to the Electoral Roll at St Marys please complete the form available below. To be eligible you need to be 16 years plus, baptised and satisfy one of the 3 conditions that are on the form.

Pilgrim Course

You are warmly invited to join a group of people learning about Christian faith together. Everyone is very welcome, whether you have a background in faith or are exploring for the first time. For more information visit the Pilgrim website.


St Mary's Services - in Church and Online

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.

Church closed at present

In support of government advice to ‘stay at home’, we will not hold worship services or private prayer in the church building or on site until further notice. Please see details of online services above and below.

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

Forest Church (paused in Lockdown)

We're hoping to restart Forest Church in the woodland as soon as we are able to. Please keep in touch via our faceback page.

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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.


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 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


Jo Prosser

Parish Administrator

Helena Wilkinson


Katherine Hetzel

Church Warden

Caroline Phipps

Assistant Administrator

Richard Merredith


Ian Clements

Church Warden

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