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 Prayer
prayerHeavenly Father, we rejoice that you have blessed us with the vibrant colours of the rainbow, the myriad colours found in plants and animals and the skill to form new exciting colours from the chemicals of the earth. This bounty enriches our lives and helps us in bringing you the praise you deserve. We drape our places of worship in many different colours throughout the church’s year to help us make sense of the changing seasons. Help us always, in our worship and in our day to day lives, to be visually aware of the beauty of the earth you have created.