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.

flowersFlowers at the Church gates – photo courtesy Joyce Rich


The Vicar’s Prayer

prayer Dear Lord, in your light, help us to be who we really are; help us to appreciate our family for who they really are; help us to see our friends and neighbours for who they really are; help us to see all new people whom we meet as in your sight; and help us to appreciate Jesus for who He really is: Your Son; Our friend and Our Saviour.