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.
Our parish priest is Father Tom McGovern.
Saint John the Baptist, Pray for Us
Live Streamed Masses
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.
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.