Interested in the Catholic Church?

Our Lady and St Thomas Catholic Church, Ilkeston is going to begin running an introduction to Catholic Christianity for adults.  The sessions are appropriate for those who wish to enter the Church (RCIA) and those who are exploring faith. Whether you are baptised, non-baptised, a member of another Christian or faith community, or a Catholic who has just been away for a while and just wants a refresher you would be warmly welcomed.  We will be l exploring all aspects of faith such as: Is there a God?  Who is Jesus?  What do Catholics believe and why?  What is the Church?  How do we pray?  How do we know what is right and wrong? And there will be plenty of time for questions. We will meet every 1st Saturday of the month in the church hall (just behind the church, off Regent Street) beginning on the 4th September at 4:30 pm, and every subsequent month at the same time and place. 

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Update for 19th July and Covid 19: Step 4


Online and telephone bookings continue to be necessary to guarantee a place at weekend services.

 You can register and book by following this  link https://massbooking.uk/users/register.php


  1. Masks are to be worn at Sunday Masses and busy weekday Masses. 

  2. 1 meter social distancing with a mask remains in place.  During the weekdays if 2 meter social distancing is possible then no mask need be worn.

  3. Follow the instructions of the Stewards.

  4. Congregational singing will be reintroduced in stages

  5. You can leave your donation in the baskets at the door.  But if you can donate electronically please do.

  6. Communion is to be in one kind only.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Andrew

Prayer for the Year of St Joseph

Hail, Guardian

of the Redeemer,

Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

To you God entrusted

his only Son;

in you

Mary placed her trust;

with you

Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph,

to us too,

show yourself a father

and guide us

on the path of life.

Obtain for us grace,

mercy and courage,

and defend us 

from every evil.


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St Thomas of Hereford
Our Lady of Grace - Ilkeston
Our Lady of Grace - Ilkeston

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Fatima lady

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Our Lady of Grace - Ilkeston
Our Lady of Grace - Ilkeston

St John the Apostle & Evangelist
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St John's Sanctuary
St John's Sanctuary

St Therese of Lisieux - St John
St Therese of Lisieux - St John

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Our of Lourdes