Welcome to our parish website

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

We have two places of worship, 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

Mass for the First Sunday of Advent (Year B) - 29th November

Celebration of Mass at St John's

Saturday 10:00am, 6:00pm (Vigil)

Sunday 9:00am (also live streamed)

Attendance is by pre-booking only

Private Prayer

Saturday 10:30am - 12:00pm

St John's

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday 10:30am - 11:00am

St John's

or by appointment with Fr Tom.

Today's Gospel

Parish News & Events

Youth Club Blog (30/11/20)


Since lockdown in March the Youth Club have been meeting online using Zoom. To keep everyone up to date with what's been happening during 'virtual youth club' they have started their own blog ...more details here

Parish Update (Coronavirus Guidance)


Last Updated 29th November 2020 ...more information.

Living Advent Podcast


This podcast series will explore how we live the virtues of Advent (Hope, Love, Joy & Peace) in our daily lives. Each week in Advent we will discuss one of the virtues with people from all across the diocese who are trying to live that virtue in today’s secular society. We will speak to a police officer, a retired grandmother, and a musician. Available from the 1st Sunday in Advent. You can download some supporting materials for reflection and/or discussion by visiting the Diocese of Nottingham website.

Virtual Tea and Coffee Morning (11am every Sunday)


You are welcome to join others for tea, coffee and a chat. There will be virtual tea and coffee on Sunday mornings at 11.00. Login details are in the newsletter.

Becoming Catholic

Interested in the Catholic Faith? ...more

Parish Priest: Rev. Monsignor Canon Thomas McGovern

Tel: 01664 562274 Email: stjbstp@gmail.com

Facebook: @MeltonCatholics Twitter: @MeltonCatholics