WELCOME

St Mary’s stands at the very heart of Ilkeston and is the ancient parish church of the town. We value both our history and location, seeking to reach out to the community that surrounds us and to value all that is best in our heritage, while being open to all the new things that God has in store for us.

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CHURCH RE-OPENING

It is good to report that both St Mary’s and St John’s have re-opened for services. The initial planned service pattern is:

Sunday 23 August: 8 am at St Mary’s, 10 am at St John’s
Sunday 30 August: 10 am at St Mary’s, 6 pm at St John’s

Then the monthly planned service pattern is:
1st Sunday of the month: 8 am at St Mary’s, 10 am at St John’s
2nd Sunday of the month: 10 am at St Mary’s, 6 pm at St John’s
3rd Sunday of the month: 8 am at St Mary’s, 10 am at St John’s
4th Sunday of the month: 10 am at St Mary’s, 6 pm at St John’s
5th Sunday of the month: to be decided

We also hope to open again for Wednesday services at 10 am in September at St Mary’s, although these will be in the main body of the church, rather than in the side chapel.

For more information please read this document on the Notice Board
“What to Expect as Church Re-opens”

The priest-in-charge’s contact details are:

Revd Andrew Baguley
revandrew@baguley.net
07421 053654

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Link to some COVID-19 Related Articles
on the Notice Board

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SAFEGUARDING

Protocols and practice guidance for the Church of England’s Past Cases Review 2, (PCR2) have been published and are on the National Church of England Website. churchofengland.org/ safeguarding/promoting-safer-church/safeguarding-news-statements/past-cases-review-2 Individual survivors who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process in the Diocese or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse are encouraged to make direct contact with  the Safeguarding Team 01332 388678. However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated national helpline – 0800 80 20 20 – operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, was set up in September 2019 and remains available.

Survivors and victims can use the helpline to provide information or to raise concerns regarding abuse within the Church of England context; whether they are reporting issues relating to children, adults or seeking to whistle blow about poor safeguarding practice. Survivors were not invited to contribute to the 2007-2009 PCR and the Church has wanted to ensure a different, trauma informed approach is taken by PCR2.  Listening to survivor voices has helped to shape how this review will be conducted.