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
We witness the plight of so many in our world who have nowhere to call their home and we call on the international community, our politicians and leaders, to collaborate and urgently look for answers. This misery must be addressed; Mary and Joseph escaped to Egypt with the child Jesus in fear of his life. Looking the other way is not an option for those who claim the Christ child as their Saviour. Give us the courage, Lord, to change the world.