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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

All Age Christingle at Nanpantan Hall - Sunday 12th December

Please join us at 10am on the 12th December for this interactive service hosted at the beautiful Nanpantan Hall. Bring your own orange, which we will be making into a Christingle during the service. Please remember that, out of consideration for others, we are continuing to recommend the wearing of face masks and encouraging people to take a lateral flow test before attending.


St Mary's Notices - 5th December

Please join us in church on Sunday if you are able but don't forget your face mask!


Carols on the Move! Sunday 19th December

From 4pm-6pm. As it didn't feel safe to host large numbers in the building, we thought we would take our Carol Service out on the streets! A map will be produced nearer the time showing a route and rough timings for each stop along the way, ending at the church with refreshments. If you can't manage the full route, please join us when you can and invite friends and neighbours to come along.


Christmas in the Woods - Monday 20th - Friday 24th December

10am-3pm each day. Following the success of last year, we will again be hosting this 'drop in' event for people to explore the Christmas story at interactive stations around the wood.


Christmas Round the Fire - Friday 24th December

At 3pm - to conclude Christmas in the Woods, a short service for all ages around the firepit in the woods.


All Age Nativity - Sunday 19th December

At 10am - a retelling of the Christmas Story with music and carols. You are invited to come dressed as your favourite Nativity character for this interactive service followed by refreshments.


St Mary's Notices - 28th November

Please join us in church on Sunday if you are able but don't forget your face mask!


SOaR - Advocate Slot

Please look at our website with link below and pray for:
Schools - The continuing opening up of schools and engaging local churches in the work we’re doing.

Communities - Developing of local connections and the work on Peel Drive, Old Ashby Road and Warwick Way Youth Work, the opening up of local secondary schools and engaging with young people not connected to the local church.

Churches - For growing partnerships with the local church and helping churches engage with schools, and
for the supporting and equipping of local Christians including children and youth leaders and Christian staff members of local schools.

Loughborough Churches Partnership - For growing unity amongst local churches and the implementing of the LCP 3 year vision and for Ben Gardner as he leads the exec and for Keith and Chris as exec members.


St Mary's Services - in Church and Online

Church Open for Sunday Services at 10 am

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

St Marys Online Worship - (on YouTube )

The 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.

Sunday Evening Prayer (18:00 by zoom)

We meet online every Sunday for evening prayer using zoom. Email admin@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk for the Zoom details.

Mossy Church

A family drop-in, held on the first Saturday of every month 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. Re-starting 19th June and then held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 5-5.45pm. 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.

Sunday, 28 November 2021

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, 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 the Tuesday mornings at church restarting on 7th September 2021.

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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