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St Botolph’s, Shepshed


St James the Greater, Oaks-in-Charnwood

St Botolph's Services

8am – Holy Communion (2nd Sunday – Morning Prayer)

10am- Children’s Church (Church Hall)

10am – Holy Communion (Church) / Family Communion (1st Sunday)

6pm – Book of Common Worship (1st/2nd Sunday of the Month)

St James the Greater Services

8:30 – Holy Communion

11:00  – Family Service (3rd Sunday of month)



St Botolph’s, in the centre of Shepshed, is a lively, happy parish with many church organisations.

Youth and Children’s work includes a group for pre-school children and Messy Church. There is a Mother’s Union branch, bell-ringing group, choir, and praise band. A number of house groups meet regularly for Bible study and fellowship.

St. Botolph’s is an active member of Churches Together in Shepshed and part of the Northern Lights mission partnership. St. Botolph’s Church is open every Tuesday and Saturday morning from 9:30-12:30 when tea and coffee are available. We love people to pop in for interest, chat or just a cuppa!

St James the Greater, Oaks-in-Charnwood, is in an idyllic rural setting, much in demand for Quiet Days and weddings.

There is a bell-ringing group, Mothers’ Union branch, a Senior Citizens club, dance groups and a Gardening Club. “Meeting Point” for prayer and Bible study is held weekly. There is a strong link with the nearby Cistercian Monastery at Mount St Bernard.

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The Eucharist – What does it mean to you?

Twelve people gathered together at St Botolph’s Church on a Saturday morning to explore the meaning of the Eucharist, or Communion Service (Common worship) as we also call it. Eucharist comes from the Greek words eucharistein and eulogein which recall the Jewish...

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All Souls Services

Services will be held at St Botolph's on Friday 2nd November at 7.30pm and St James on Sunday 4th November at 4.00 pm. Those wishing to attend, may add names to the prayer list.

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Why Celebrate Harvest?

I like to think I brought my children up with certain standards. To try and live an honest life, to recognise their mistakes and try and put them right, say sorry and try not to do it again. I also hope they have learnt not to take  for granted the gifts that God has...

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One who learns as they follow

We all have come to faith by different but sometimes similar paths. We may have been a ‘cradle’ Christian who from an early age had been encouraged and drawn into following Jesus. Others may have come to faith later in life through an experience or by the influence of...

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Canal Walk

A walk has been organised for Sat 11 Aug at 10.00 am. Meet in St. Botolph's Church car park, Shepshed - walking along the canal from Shenton to the Battle of Bosworth Field and back along the canal. The walk is less than 3 miles and all on the flat.  We will be...

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Our Churches

St Botolph's Church

St James The Greater