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.



An Eastertide Prayer
(By our Reader, Andrea Swarbrick)

Loving God, we thank you again for this season of Easter and the assurance it brings that nothing can ever finally overcome your love.

We thank you that you meet us day by day, just as Jesus did when he met his disciples following his resurrection. We thank you too that your victory of good over evil, of love over hate, of life over death continues to make such a difference to our lives. No power can hold you down. Help us always to hold on to that truth, and so live in the knowledge that, whatever we may face, your love will see us through.