Parish Priest: Fr Paul Newman
Welcome everyone to our joint parish website offering helpful information for the parishes of St John the Evangelist Stapleford, Our Lady and St Thomas’ Ilkeston, and Our Lady of Good Counsel Eastwood.
We are three communities that have been brought together with one mission – to bring the love of Jesus, the caring heart of Jesus, to each other and to those we are involved with in our towns and villages.
St Paul in his letter to the people living in Ephesus, tried to build the Christian community, the Church in Ephesus, through prayer; ‘I pray that Christ may make his home in your hearts’ Paul said, ‘so that being rooted and grounded in love, you may have the strength to know the love of Christ and be filled with the fulness of God’.
St Paul’s prayer is my prayer for us! And if we can do that, if we can know the love of Christ and be filled with the fulness of God, then we really can call ourselves people who are built around Christ. Together we can make a difference.
Bookmark the website, follow us on Social Media platforms, call in to see us at one of our Masses – you’ll be very welcome. And know we are here for you!
God bless and promises of prayers,
Fr Paul and the team!