Enquiries

If you have a general enquiry, please call or text on 07901 581716, email our Parish Administrator or use the contact form.

Baptisms

If you have recently had a new baby CONGRATULATIONS! We would love to celebrate with you. A service of baptism or a christening (they mean the same thing) is the start of an amazing journey of faith as well as a special day for family and friends.

If you would like to talk about having your child baptised please get in touch. You can have your child christened whether or not you have been christened yourself and whether or not you are a regular church goer. There is also no charge for a service of baptism.

 

Once you have contacted us, you will meet the minister to talk through the service and any questions you may have. There will also be an opportunity to find out what goes on at St Mary’s and how the church can continue to support your family after the baptism.

We also run a short course for babies and their carers called Starting Rite. During the five sessions you will use playful interaction to think about ways in which you can help your child understand more about God and also understand more about baptism.

Whatever questions you have we would love to hear from you. Please contact us on vicar@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk or 07901 581716.

 
 

Weddings

If you have recently got engaged – CONGRATULATIONS! We would love to be part of your special day. A church is so much more than simply a venue for your wedding. A church wedding will add a spiritual dimension to your marriage. The ceremony includes God and looks to him for help and guidance.

St Mary's Nanpantan offers a beautiful and peaceful setting for your wedding and is a living and vibrant church which can offer friendship and support long after the wedding day has passed. The minister has a very particular role to play in your wedding. They can blend ancient tradition and modern experience to reflect your story. Because of the relationship with the minister, your wedding can be made personal, memorable, meaningful and beautiful.

You’re welcome to marry in church whatever your beliefs, whether or not you are baptised and whether or not you go to church. If you are considering getting married in church, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact the Vicar for more information. She will check that you qualify legally and can discuss the arrangements with you.

email: vicar@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk or phone/text 07901 581716.

Funerals

The death of a loved one is one of the most painful events we have to go through and we would like to offer what support we can. A funeral is an opportunity to mourn a death but also to remember and celebrate the life lived and commend the person into God’s keeping. It can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.

 

Anyone is able to ask a Church of England minister to take a funeral for someone they knew and loved. Neither the person who has died nor the person asking has to be a regular at church. If you choose to have a Church of England funeral, one of our ministers will visit you to listen to the story of the person you knew, and go through details of the funeral service. Our ministers can also conduct services at the crematorium.

 

We also have a bereavement team can offer support after the funeral if that would be helpful. Each year we hold an annual memorial service and families for whom we have conducted funerals will all receive an invitation. email: vicar@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk or phone 07901 581716.

 
 

Booking & Room Hire

In addition to the church worship area, St. Mary’s is blessed with other facilities which are available for hire.

St Mary’s Chapter House is a peaceful location for Meetings, Lectures/talks, Seminars, Quiet days and Retreats. Situated on the edge of Charnwood Forest and surrounded by over an acre of mature woodland within the Church grounds, it is an ideal place for reflection, prayer and study.  Built and equipped to the high standards, it provides attractive and comfortable accommodation.

The ground floor room can seat 30 and the upper room, a place of tranquillity, which can seat 15. Additionally there is a well equipped kitchen; facilities for the lesser abled (toilet and easy access to the ground floor); large off road car park within the Church grounds; access to the wood (with its viewing point and meeting place); the Memorial Garden which adjoins the Chapter House; and a barbeque area in the car park.

See here for booking fees. To find out more information contact caroline@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk

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