The public celebration of Mass will recommence on the 6th/7th March ...more details

Welcome to our parish website

Our Roman Catholic parish in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, UK, is part of the Grantham deanery within the Diocese of Nottingham.

Mass is celebrated at the parish church of St John the Baptist and by kind permission of the Franciscan Sisters Minoress, St Francis' Convent Chapel.

Saint John the Baptist, Pray for Us

Sunday Mass

Saturday Mass

6:00pm Vigil Mass (St John's)

Attendance is by pre-booking only

Private Prayer & Exposition

The church is currently not open
for private prayer

Sacrament of Reconciliation

by appointment with Father Tom

Today's Gospel

News & Events

Parish Coronavirus Guidance (Last Update: 27/02/2021)

Sanctuary Redecoration


From the 15th March the Sanctuary in St John's will be redecorated, with the work expected to take up to 6 weeks. Sunday Masses during this time will take place in the hall at St Francis Primary School. Due to coronavirus restrictions places for Mass will still need to be pre-booked using the Diocese's Mass booking website:

To view the proposed images for the redecoration please click here.

First Holy Communion


Due to the pandemic, arrangements for last year's First Holy Communion candidates were postponed. All of last year's candidates will be contacted soon with details of the rearrangements. We would like to gauge interest from our Year 3 families for First Holy Communion in the parish this year. Please can you register your interest by emailing the Head Teacher (Mrs Brown) directly through or through a message in Class Dojo.

Grapevine 19


In this issue from the Diocese's Adult Formation, Justice and Peace & Caritas Commissions: Support for a telephone befriending scheme in your parish; Prepare the Future: workshop on 18 March; Protect vulnerable families on Universal Credit - petition; Here: Now: Us - catch up on the Open Evening, and Make your parish a beacon for young people.

Click here to read the newsletter.

CAFOD's Lent Appeal


Help transform lives today. In Ethiopia, Abdella walks ten hours a day to find water for his family.

We in Melton Mowbray can help to support communities like Abdella’s by donating to CAFOD’s Lent Appeal here:

Becoming Catholic

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Parish Priest: Rev. Monsignor Canon Thomas McGovern

Tel: 01664 562274 Email:

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