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.



The Vicar’s Christmas Prayer

prayerHeavenly Father, we thank you for sending your Son to us at this time.  Help us to embrace the Christ child in our hearts so, that by His example of selfless love we, too, may embrace the fallen and needy of our time.  We also remember all who are suffering in the Ebola outbreak.  We give thanks for the wonderful work of Doctors, Nurses and Carers who work tirelessly to help the suffering and dying.  May they know the value of their work and feel the power of your support.