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 2018 are exploring God's love and mercy, and how this affects all our relationships.

Main Meetings all starting at 7.30pm:-
  • Monday 17th September, St John the Baptist Church, Rectory Road/Vale Road, Colwick, Nottingham NG4 2DU
    Theme: Hallowed Be Thy Name

  • Monday 15th October, The Sanctuary, 588 Radford Road, Basford, Nottingham NG7 7EX
    Theme: Thy Kingdom Come

  • Monday 19th November, Church of the Good Shepherd Parish Centre, Thackerays Lane, Woodthorpe, Nottingham NG5 4HT
    Theme: Thy Will Be Done

  • Monday 17th December, St Paul's Church, Church Street, Carlton, Nottingham NG4 1BJ
    Theme: God Is With Us

3 Thackeray's Lane, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, NG5 4HT. Tel: (0115) 926 8288