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.

Tree Festival


The Vicar’s Christmas Prayer

prayer  Heavenly Father, help us to cherish the gift of faith brought to us in your Son.  Help us to share this gift warmly and gently with those around us; help us to appreciate the precious gifts of others; and help us to offer ourselves to you for service in Christ. We come to adore the Babe in the manger with the Shepherds and Angels thanking you for so precious a gift.