of the
Good Shepherd
Maranatha is a free, open and loving Community of Christian believers, active in all the churches throughout the country and abroad. We pray and work for UNITY, RENEWAL and HEALING in the Church and all the nations. We share a passion for unity between Christians and for peace and reconciliation in the world.

We yearn for renewal of faith in our land and in our churches and believe that the healing ministry should be central to the work and life of the Church. We are not a church or a breakaway movement but positively encourage our members to be more effective Christians where we live, work and worship.

Maranatha is a prayer, not a title. It is an Aramaic phrase meaning 'Come, Lord Jesus', (Rev. 22:20). It has been the prayer of Christians throughout the centuries and is the prayer of our Community. If you wish to know more about us please visit our website

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Our local group in Nottingham meets at 7.30pm on the third Monday of each month, and the themes for the coming months will be based on the importance of prayer in the Christian life and using the gifts we have been given to live and speak the Gospel in an increasingly hostile world. We meet in different parts of the city and in different churches and the themes for the meetings during 2016 are exploring God's love and mercy, and how this affects all our relationships.

Main Meetings all starting at 7.30pm:-
  • Monday 19th September at the Mansfield Road Baptist Church, Sherwood Rise, NG7 6JN
    Theme: God our Father

  • Monday 17th October at St Johnís Church, Oakdale Road, Carlton, NG4 1BP
    Theme: Growing with God

  • Monday 21st November at The Good Shepherd Church, Thackerayís Lane, Woodthorpe, NG5 4HT
    Theme: The Circle of God's Love

  • Monday 19th December at St Paul's Church, Church Street Carlton, NG4 1BJ
    Theme: Jesus- the Hope of the World
See the poster in the Narthex for further details

A QUIET DAY at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Thackeray's Lane, Woodthorpe, NG5 4HT
Saturday 29th October - 1.45-4.30pm
During this day we will be exploring Pathways of Prayer leading us to the place of stillness where we can 'Be still and know that I am God.' (Psalm 46:10). All are welcome. For further information ring Ann on (0115) 960 8513

Out of the Courtroom Into the Father's House Retreat
Friday 18th - Saturday 19th November, 9.30am - 5.00pm at St John's Church, Oakdale Road, Carlton, NG4 1BP
This retreat is based on a life-changing teaching which leads us in the way of Jesus - to live as children at home in our Father's House, secure in our relationship with Him, rather than subjects of the world's courtroom bound by judgement and condemnation, and enables us to walk in true freedom as children of God. For further details or to register for this retreat please ring Ann on (0115) 960 8513
3 Thackeray's Lane, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, NG5 4HT. Tel: (0115) 926 8288