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.


New Year Prayer 2017
by Daphne Kitching

prayer  Lord of the Years,
At the start of this New Year we ask for your presence, protection and guidance for every minute of every day of every month ahead.
Thank you that we do not go into this New Year alone. Thank you for loving us so much that you gave us Jesus to lead us to you.
May we commit ourselves afresh to serve you, to love you and to share your love with those who don’t yet know you.
May we make a difference for your Kingdom in 2017.
In Jesus name.