What it means to be a Christian
Christian life is lived in relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and in common with other Christians in the church seeking to deepen that relationship and to follow the way that Jesus taught.
For Christians, God is understood and known as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Finding out more
But because Christianity is about relationship and community, the best way to find out about faith and prayer, to raise questions and to get help, is to meet some Christians. The Church of England and the Methodist Church are just two of the Christian churches in this country. We seek to work alongside other Christian churches and denominations as closely as we can, not least through the Ilkeston Area Churches Together (IACT) group. The six churches of West Hallam, Stanley, Stanley Common and Mapperley would like to welcome you at one of their services or other events and hope that the pages of this site provide you with a good introduction.