St Mary's Church Melton Mowbray

St Mary the Virgin Thorpe Arnold

St James' Church Burton Lazars

St Bartholomew's Church Welby

St Leonard's Sysonby

St Mary's Freeby


Our Churches serve the Communities of Melton Mowbray, Thorpe Arnold, Burton Lazars, Welby, Sysonby and Freeby.

Our Mission is to be

“Open to God by placing God at the centre of our lives and sharing Gods love with all“
We welcome you to come and join in!

Welcome to the Melton Mowbray Team Parish!

There’s so much useful and interesting information about our Team Parish on this, our new website – do take time to explore it.


And, if possible, we look forward to meeting you in person soon.

Every Blessing,
Mary (Barr)
Team Rector 

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, do contact Julia, the Website Administrator by email


Church Services across the Team Parish

Life Events

Weddings, Baptisms and Thanks Giving for the gift of a child, Confirmation, Funerals and Memorial Services.

Latest News

Keep up to date with news and events


It is the House of Bishops policy that parishes need to display information about their safeguarding arrangements.

Team Rector Writes


“Light Up The World In Prayer”

Dear Friends,

Have you heard of TKC?  I do hope so – because Thy Kingdom Come (TKC) is a global ecumenical prayer movement that began in May 2016.  Since then, God has grown TKC into a movement which unites more than a million Christians in prayer, in nearly 90% of countries worldwide, across 85 different denominations and traditions. It invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus – so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to Christian faith.

When Jesus spoke to His disciples before ascending to heaven He 

promised them ‘… you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses … to the ends of the earth.’ (Acts 1:8) Those first followers responded to this promise by constantly devoting themselves to prayer (Acts 1:14), day after day, until the Holy Spirit came upon them in power. These days between Ascension and Pentecost can, for us too, be infused with expectation and anticipation. We too can pray, individually and together, for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We can cry out to God for more people to come to know His life-transforming love.

This year, from 9th – 19th May, every person, household and church are encouraged to pray during these eleven days in their own way. Specifically, each and every Christian across the globe is asked to choose five people who do not yet know the love of God-in-Christ for themselves, and to pray that God’s Spirit might work in their lives – that they would respond with their ‘Yes’ to God’s call.

To support us in doing this, the national church has produced a series of new and updated resources – both online and in print. This year’s Prayer Journal explores different ways of praying – such as prayer walking and using art in prayer, and there are links to videos showing how to pray in each style.  This year’s ‘Novena’ is written by Bishop Anthony Poggo, General Secretary of the Anglican Communion – representing the international nature of TKC. His reflections are based on the early chapters of the Book of Revelation, for the troubled world in which we live has much in common with the setting of the last book in the Bible. Thy Kingdom Come website has more information about all the resources, including for the workplace, and for children and young people.  Several TKC resources will be available in our Team Parish Churches.

Christians are often distracted from fulfilling our Lord’s Great Commission to ‘make disciples of all nations’ (Matthew 28:18) by focussing on things about which we disagree. This month, let’s focus together on the truth of the Gospel of Jesus and the call to faithful prayer as we share this Good News with others.  So, whether or not you have participated in ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ before, do join in this year!

Yours in Christ’s service,


Upcoming Events

St Marys Church, Melton Mowbray

Opening Times

Due to the  Leicestershire County Council Election, for the Police & Crime Commissioner
St. Mary’s Church will be closed to visitors from Monday 29th April until Sunday 5th May inclusive when our usual opening times resume.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 10.00am – 2pm

Thursdays and Fridays 10.00am to 12.00pm

Interested How to Become a St Mary’s Melton Mowbray Church Welcomer.

Could you join the team to help now and again, two hours a month two hours a week? Please speak to Brenda or Tony Rous in church or call 077749144149, for more information.

How to Find Us

St. Mary’s Church – Melton Mowbray

St. Mary’s Church – Melton Mowbray

8 Burton Street, Melton Mowbray
Leicestershire, LE13 1AE
United Kingdom

St. Mary’s Church – Melton Mowbray

St. Mary's Church
Church Street Melton Mowbray LE13 0PW

St Mary the Virgin, Thorpe Arnold



LE14 4RU

St James' Church, Burton Lazars


St Bartholomew’s Church, Welby

St Leonard's Church, Sysonby

St Mary’s Church Freeby