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.



The Vicar’s Prayer
prayerIn the light of the terrorist unrest in many parts of our world we pray for all victims of terror, for refugees from terror, for all who have lost their lives through terror. Turn the hearts, O lord, of these evil and desperate perpetrators of this malevolence that they may see the complete error of their wicked perceptions. And we pray for justice for all victims and peace for all mankind.