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


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Team Rector Writes


Praying for our leaders


Dear Friends,

This month begins with the General Election on 4th July. Whoever is elected, and whichever party (or parties) forms the next government, there will certainly be many changes. For example, we shall have a new MP elected to serve in our new constituency of Melton and Syston. As well as all the changes, the General Election also comes at a challenging time for our world. A few weeks ago, when calling the General Election, the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak declared, “Now is the moment for Britain to choose its future. This election will take place at a time when the world is more dangerous than at any time since the Cold War.” And in response, Labour leader Keir Starmer addressed voters, stating, “It will feel like a long campaign but, no matter what else is said and done, that opportunity for change is what this election is about.”

At this time of change and challenge, what – if anything – do we hope for from our newly elected leaders? For example, do they have a vision for our nation which articulates what a good society should look like, and policies which can then turn that vision into reality? Only time will tell, but whoever is in government will definitely face considerable financial constraints and many difficult choices.

Paul Woolley (CEO at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity) recently wrote that “the state of our politics reflects the state of our souls… Politics is about organising our common life, and participating in it is an act of neighbourly love.” How might we participate? As well as exercising our democratic right to vote, we can pray for our nation and its leaders.  As St. Paul puts it, “The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Saviour God wants us to live”. (1 Timothy 2: 1, 2  The Message)

Here, then, is a prayer for our nation and our leaders:

God of hope, in these times of change and challenge,
unite our nation and guide our leaders with Your wisdom.
Give us courage to overcome our fears,
and help us to build a future in which all may prosper and share;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Yours in Christ’s service,


Upcoming Events

St Marys Church, Melton Mowbray

Opening Times

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