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.
(provided by John Puxty)
About 25 years ago I came across the following quite well known prayer which struck me as being so ‘complete’ that I learned it by heart.
Eternal God and Father,
You create us by your power
And redeem us by your love:
Guide and strengthen us by your Spirit,
That we may give ourselves in love and service
To one another and to you;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.