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

While gathered worship in the Church of England is suspended, we continue to meet as church online. Click the image below to Join our Sunday Service on YouTube.

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Latest News

Letter to St Mary's


In her latest letter, Rev. Adele talks about digging deeper into prayer, help with technology and choosing hymns!

Psalms Workshop

Helena has recorded some videos to explore three ideas for having a go at writing your own Psalm!


Latest News

Adele's Letter 21 May ... title blah, blah


Sunday Services at St Mary's

The church is closed at the moment because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Normally we have three services on a Sunday, two morning services, one at 09:30, one at 11:00, and an evening service at 18:00. During the school summer holidays we have a single morning service at 10:00.

The morning services may be Holy Communion, Morning Prayer or All Age - please see the church calendar

The evening service is usually a smaller more intimate service of Holy Communion or Evening Prayer. Occasionally we host Worship with a Classical Flavour with guest musicians at the 6pm service which would be followed by a short recital or concert.

See here for directions to, and parking at, St Mary's.


St Mary's Online

While our building and wooland are closed some of our regular activities continue online.

Forest Church


Our Forest Church Community continues to meet via facebook live. 

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Morning Prayer


We meet each weekday at 9am for morning prayer. While the building is closed we meet via zoom. Click below  for more details.

Tuesday Prayer

We meet on Tuesday evenings for a short service of evening prayer at 7pm. We're meeting by zoom while the building is closed.

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.


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 rev.adele@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

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

Ann Taylor

Parish Administrator

Caroline Phipps

Assistant Administrator

Richard Meredith

Lay Reader

Matt Green

Ordinand in Training

Katherine Hetzel

Church Warden

Ian Clements

Church Warden

Richard Harries

Lay Reader

Helena Wilkinson

Lay Reader

Church Life and Events

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