Relic tour:
On Sunday 27th August, as part of a national tour organised by the Knights of St Columba, the relics of three Scottish saints), St Columba, saint Margaret of Scotland (Patron of Mothers) will arrive at Good Shepherd church, Woodthorpe, prior to 8.00am Mass, and will remain until 6.45pm. The relics will then travel to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mickleover, for veneration from 9.00am on 29th until 10.30am on 30th. They will then move to Our Lady & St Thomas of Hereford, Ilkeston, for Wednesday 30th August (around lunchtime) where we will have them on display for veneration from then until the evening, with Mass at 7.30pm. before then leaving the Diocese.