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.
Special Prayer for Refugees
Father, we ask your blessing on those who have fled into refugee camps, private homes, churches and communities.
May they find the refuge they seek.
We pray for those offering welcome to relatives, friends or strangers in their homes, churches and communities.
We ask your wisdom for those working in camps and among displaced people wherever they are.
Through their care, may your gifts of patience, freedom and hope be shared with all.
We pray in the name of the Lord who is our hope, Jesus Christ.