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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, 19 June 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

Trichy Urgent Appeal

Please support the appeal Bishop Martyn has launched to raise £80,000 to purchase an ambulance, ventilator, oxygen concentrator and other equipment to help with the fight against Covid in the Trichy Diocese. If you would like to donate , and thank you for your generosity, details for payments are below.


Adele's letter 20th June - Trinity 3

As we continue with restrictions on our lives, we reflect that it is not always easy to keep trusting through times of suffering. However, Jesus promised he would never leave us and we can hold out that hope for one another.


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.


Adele's letter 13th June - Trinity 2

Recognising God's sovereignty and giving thanks for a love that won't let us go and simply asks us to receive his help and restoration.


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.


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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