Celebration of Mass at St John's

Saturday 10:00am, 6:00pm and Sunday 9:00am

Attendance is only by pre-booking

Private Prayer @ St John's with Exposition

Saturday, 10:30am - 12:00pm.

Confession @ St John's

Saturday: 10:30am - 11:00am

Saturday: 5:20pm - 5:40pm

Welcome to our Website

Our parish is part of the Grantham Deanery within the Catholic Diocese of Nottingham. Situated in the East Midlands of England, it includes the historic market town of Melton Mowbray, parts of the Wreake Valley and the picturesque Vale of Belvoir.

We have two places of worship, the parish church of St John the Baptist and by kind permission of the Franciscan Sisters Minoress, the Convent Chapel.

Our parish priest is Father Tom McGovern.


Saint John the Baptist, Pray for Us

Live Streamed Masses

Daily Mass: 1:00pm

Saturday Vigil Mass: 6:30pm

Sunday Morning Mass: 10:00am

Daily Mass: 9:30am, 12:00pm (with Angelus), 6:00pm (Angelus, Mass in Latin, Rosary)

24hr live stream, including Morning Prayer, Vespers, Compline and Exposition. There is also a live feed of the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham in the Slipper Chapel.

Audio Mass by Telephone

Sunday Mass: 10:00am

Telephone 0330 998 1257 and quote access code 759822#.

From the St Dominic's Community, Hinckley, Earl Shilton & Market Bosworth. Calls are charged at the normal landline rate.


Today's Gospel


Information about the Year of the Word 2020.

News and events from the parish and diocese.

Father Tom's Golden Jubilee

On Sunday 7th June 2020, Father Tom celebrates his Golden Jubilee, marking 50 years since his ordination to the priesthood. Unfortunately, due lockdown the main parish celebrations have been rescheduled for later in the year. However, a small brief presentation was made in the Parish Office today. Photo's and a short biography can be read here.

Outside The City Release

Due to popular demand, this very moving and inspirational film, which was shown in cinemas around the country, about the lives of the monks at Mount St Bernard Abbey, will be released on 8th June on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and DVD. To view trailer or pre-order your DVD (£12) visit: www.vivaverve.com/film/outside-the-city

Interested in becoming a Catholic?

"You did not choose me, no, I chose you" John 15:16

If you are interested in becoming a Catholic there are several starting points, you could: Visit the Nottingham Diocese website on Catholicism; Talk to a friend or family member who is a practising Catholic or contact Father for an informal chat.

Please remember, you don't need to be a Catholic to walk through the doors of a Catholic church - everyone is welcome!

I've not been to church for a while?

Just because you've not been to church for a while doesn't mean you stop being a member of the Catholic church. If you've noticed a curiosity returning, then try to listen to it. Praying for guidance from the Holy Spirit is always a good start.

You will always be welcome in church, however you should go to confession before receiving Holy Communion again (don't worry there are leaflets on what to say if you can't remember). If you have any questions please contact Father, who would be delighted to hear from you.

Parish Priest: Rev. Monsignor Canon Thomas McGovern

Presbytery: 2 Burton Road, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1DJ Tel: 01664 562274 Email: stjbstp@gmail.com

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