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.



Prayer on Prayer
 by Daphne Kitching

Dear Father,

Thank you that you want us, your children, to connect with prayeryou in prayer.

Thank you that we can come to you, rest in your presence and spend time with you,  either quietly or crying out our thoughts and concerns from open hearts.

Help us to trust you; to be confident that you hear us and will answer our prayers, in the right time and in the right way for us, even if we don’t always understand.

Thank you for the sustaining privilege of prayer,

In Jesus name.