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Site updated : 14th July 2024

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


Lourdes - 15th - 19th July

15th - 19th July 2024

See the poster for this year's pilgrimage.

Read the HCPT Spring News 2024 to see how others can be helped to join the pilgrimage.

Come and See Weekend - The Gift of Vocation

21st - 23rd July 2024

The Sacred Heart Fathers and Brothers (Betharram) invite you to a ‘Come and See Weekend’ to explore the Gift of Vocation to the Religious Life and Priesthood.  The weekend will take from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd  June at the Dupuis Retreat Centre, 94 Selly Park Road, Birmingham B29 7LL.  For more information contact Brother Andrew Ferris SCJ on andrewferris@hotmail.co.uk

The National Network of Pastoral Musicians

26th and 28th July 2024

is holding its biennial conference at the Hayes in Swanwick between Friday 26th and Sunday 28th July.  Places are available for residential and day visitors with subsidies available to 18-25 year olds.  More information is on the poster, or contact Jennifer Burridge for bookings: 01792 775598 or jburridge@mac.com

The annual Pilgrimage of Reparation and Prayer for the Sanctity of Life

3rd August 2024

is being held in Walsingham on Saturday 3rd August, led by Bishop David Oakley of Northampton Diocese. In the 40 years in which the Pilgrimage has been held there has been a shocking increase in the annual number of abortions throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. At the same time there is constant pressure from euthanasia supporting lobby groups to introduce assisted suicide, with high profile personalities endorsing this policy. Humanly, we may feel that we lack any means to counter this onslaught, but this day in Walsingham is to storm heaven in the peace and beauty of this Shrine, remembering Our Lady’s words, “All who come here will find help in their need”. More details are available at: www.walsingham.org.uk/event/pro-life-pilgrimage-4/ 

The Abbot and Community of Pluscarden Abbey

16th August 2024

are delighted to offer young single Catholic men a Monastic Experience Weekend, during which they can live, work and pray with the Benedictine Community of Pluscarden Abbey. This will take place from Friday 16th – Sunday 19th August. Further information is available from Father Benedict Hardy at novicemaster@pluscardenabbey.org  

Parish and Community Hall Project

The proposal is to build a parish and community hall annexe with parish office alongside the existing church of Saint John the Baptist.

More information

Mass Times


9:00am St John's


10:00am St John's

6:00pm Vigil Mass St John's


Please see the Newsletter

Private Prayer & Exposition

Saturday 10:30am - 12:00pm (St John's)

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday 10:30am - 11:00am (St John's)

Saturday 5:30pm - 5:45pm (St John's)

or by appointment with Father Tom

Today's Gospel

How To Find Us

St John the Baptist Catholic Church

Thorpe End, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1RB

Parish Priest:  Rev. Monsignor Canon Thomas McGovern

Safeguarding Representative: Jo Anderson

 Tel: 01664 562274  Email: stjohn.melton@dioceseofnottingham.uk

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