Who we are 2018-06-12T10:35:16+00:00

Who we are

St Jude’s Mapperley is a church on a hill:

  • Worshipping God and listening to His Word
  • Growing together as the family of God
  • Shining with God’s love in our community

In the Old Testament, the Temple was built on a hill, and that was where God’s people met to hear His Word preached and to worship together. In the New Testament, we learn that we are God’s temple, being built together to be a house where God lives – not a physical building but a living community where people can see God at work by His Spirit among us.

God’s church has been meeting together on this hill for 140 years now. We’d love you to join us!

What we believe

We believe the historic Christian faith, as revealed in the Bible:

  • There is one God, who is love because he eternally exists as three persons in perfect loving relationship with each other – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • People were originally made in God’s image, but because we rejected God’s love, that image in us is now tarnished and broken.
  • Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became fully human for us; he really suffered, really died and was really raised to life again, so that we can know God and so that we can be reconciled to him.
  • We believe that God the Holy Spirit lives in all those who trust in him, transforming us to make us more like Jesus and empowering us to live for him in the world.

You don’t have to agree with us on everything or to live a perfect life to join in. We aren’t perfect either; God hasn’t finished with us yet!


We try to provide as many opportunities as possible for prayer – in homegroups and services, through Prayer Ministry after the services. We also have specific prayer meetings:

  • We have an occasional Day of Prayer, where the church is open
  • On the first Sunday of the month, we have an evening prayer meeting from 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Every Thursday at 8:30am we meet for prayer at church

Caring for the world

At St Jude’s we endeavour to provide fairly traded tea and coffee at our meetings and after services.

There is also a monthly Traidcraft stall in the church halls on the second Sunday of each month 10.15am-11.00am and again after the 11am service during coffee time. You can buy or order fair trade products such as tea, coffee, cereals, cards and crafts. If you are unable to visit the stall, but would like to order items please contact Gill Peto or the church office for a catalogue.

There is a mini recycling centre in the car park, where you can dispose of paper, cardboard and bottles. Do come along and make use of this helpful community facility.

Our team

St. Jude’s has two ordained ministers – John Allister is our vicar and Ben Clayton is our curate.

In addition, we have a Youth Worker – Ade Perham – and a Children’s Worker – Paula SmithJoel Newall will be joining us in September 2018 as our Youth and Children’s Pastor.

Finally, Amy Hanlon is our church administrator.  Richard Hill looks after our website.

History of St Jude’s

St. Jude’s Mapperley is a parish church in the Church of England.

The land for St. Jude’s Church was given by the banking branch of the Wright family – Charles Ichabod Wright, Henry Smith Wright, Frederick and Theodoria Wright.

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