About Our Parish

"A parish is a definite community of the Christian faithful established on a stable basis within a particular church; the pastoral care of the parish is entrusted to a pastor as its own shepherd under the authority of the diocesan bishop." It is the place where all the faithful can be gathered together for the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist. The parish initiates the Christian people into the ordinary expression of the liturgical life: it gathers them together in this celebration; it teaches Christ's saving doctrine; it practices the charity of the Lord in good works and brotherly love. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2179)

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 of St Francis.

Our Bishop is the Rt Rev Mgr Patrick McKinney who was appointed tenth Bishop of Nottingham on 14th May 2015 by Pope Francis. He was ordained to the episcopate by Cardinal Vincent Nichols in St Barnabas' Cathedral, Nottingham on 3rd July 2015.