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 2017 are exploring God's love and mercy, and how this affects all our relationships.

Main Meetings all starting at 7.30pm:-
  • Monday 18th September Mansfield Road Baptist Church Gregory Boulevard Nottingham
    Theme: The Healing Presence of God

  • Monday 16th October Church of the Good Shepherd Thackeray's Lane Woodthorpe
    Theme: The Love of God

  • Monday 20th November Parish Church of St John the Baptist Oakdale Road Carlton
    Theme: A God of Promise

  • Monday 18th December St Paul's Church Carlton
    Theme: The True Light

  • Monday 18th December at St Paul's Church, Church Street, Carlton


To deepen our oneness in Christ, to listen to God together as we worship Him, to pray for the coming of His Kingdom, for healing and renewal as individuals and as members of His Body, the Church
  • Saturday 11th November 10.30am - 4.00pm

Hot drinks provided, bring something for lunch
3 Thackeray's Lane, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, NG5 4HT. Tel: (0115) 926 8288