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.

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A different kind of Christmas!

The Word gave life to everything,

and his life brought light to everyone.

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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

A Different Kind of Christmas! Details of Services and activities at St Mary's

See the link below for full details of our Christmas events and activities as we look forward to and celebrate Jesus, Light of the World, coming into our lives. First we have advent carols and then Christingle zoom!

Adele's letter 29th November - Advent Sunday

As Advent commences we prepare for the coming of Christ first as a baby, and then to his promise of coming again as King.
“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” Rev 3:20 NLT


Chris Yorke the Coordinator for Project 5000 sends St Marys a message of thanks for our continuing support with non perishable food and toiletries.

Christmas Appeal

Please support Project 5000 by buying socks, gloves and shower gel, and making a Christmas decoration such as an angel or star as gifts for those in receipt of meals. These can be donated until 21st December in the usual way or by dropping at church when open. Financial donations can also be made via the website, with cheques or cash.

Virtual Choir

We hope to sing 'Like a Candle Flame' for the 20th December Carol service - like last time Matt Lax will edit the individual parts and assemble so we can be 'seen' singing together. More details to follow next week!

Adele's letter 22nd November - Christ the King

We are reminded that Christ is in charge of whatever we are going through with the hope that we find renewed energy and strength in all we do in the days to come.

Vision statement

Our vision for 2022 is to say St Mary's is a community of deep faith, relevant and accessible to all and that reaches beyond the building.

Adele's letter 15th November - Vision Sunday

We are invited to bring our brokenness to God that He may shape and restore us in these difficult times so that treasure can be found in our mended scars.


St Mary's Services - in Church and Online

St Marys Online Worship - (Sundays on YouTube)

Currently our main weekly gathering. Join us on YouTube each Sunday for worship. See the top of this page for our latest service.

Private Prayer

St Marys is once again open for private prayer on Sundays 3 -4 pm starting on 8th November. Places are limited and COVID restrictions will be in place

Sunday Communions

From November 8th we will no longer be having services in Church at St Marys due to national lockdown rules

Forest Church (paused in Lockdown 2)

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.

Sunday Evening Prayer (18:00 by zoom)

We meet online for evening prayer using zoom

Morning Prayer (weekdays by zoom at 9:00 am)

We meet daily for morning prayer over zoom.

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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


Ann Taylor

Parish Administrator

Helena Wilkinson


Katherine Hetzel

Church Warden

Caroline Phipps

Assistant Administrator

Richard Merredith


Ian Clements

Church Warden

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