This page gives a taste of some of the many activities, for more information contact the Benefice Office on (01225 442311) 

Youth Work

Children's and Youth work has had a long tradition in our fellowship, and has been something we see as very important. Children and young people are not just the church of tomorrow, but today. We are not just wanting to make sure the church survives until tomorrow, we want to involve children in church today. Our aim is for the children to be 'rooted and built up in Christ' (Col 2:7) as they come to know the Lord Jesus for themselves through the Bible. 

We aim to provide activities for all ages including:

Mini Club – mother (father, grandparents, carers) and toddler group. Meets 9.00am - 11.00am on Wednesdays (term time) in the church rooms 

Lighthouse - Wednesday evenings, 6-7.15pm, for Yrs 5-6. Lots of fun and games, with a short talk and discussion about the Christian message. 

Junior Church – Sunday morning Bible teaching, discussion and activities for primary aged children, and a separate Bible study for Yr 6 and above. 


 

This is a quick overview of the children's and youth work, for a more in-depth look, contact us either by email or phone. 

Maxi Club

A monthly lunch club which provides an opportunity to come together, share a meal, enjoy each others company, make new friends, and renew acquaintances, in a friendly and informal atmosphere.  Last Thursday of the month (except July and December), 12 noon to 2pm with a donation of £3 for lunch.  Transport can be arranged if required – contact the Benefice Office for details.

Bible Study Groups

Steps in Faith

The Steps in Faith group meets in the church rooms on a Thursday morning, 10.30am.  These are good occasions to get to know more about each other, the bible and our faith.  New members welcome – please contact Peter Lloyd Williams on 01225 465454.

Afternoon Break

A ladies discussion group, meeting on the second Thursday of each month - please contact Pam Hawker for more details: 01225 460390

Outreach

We seek to serve our parish by building community, often through social events (see news sheet).  An important aspect of this is our youth work.  We also want to encourage people to think through and discuss questions of faith, and frequently run groups such as Alpha and Christianity Explored.  More details from the Benefice Office.

Mission

We aim to touch the world, and support Christian mission at home and overseas through our giving, engagement and prayers.  We have a long term link with CMS missionaries David and Heather Sharland in Uganda, as well as links with other good work including in Bath through members of our congregation.  We focus on a different mission project every three months, and for details of our current support please see the news sheet.

Courses

Christianity Explored, and Discipleship Explored

These courses are run at regular intervals to enable people to investigate Christian faith afresh, or to reflect once again on the fundamentals, and enable people to think deeper about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.  Those who have been part of one or more of these courses have found them helpful and enjoyable times, and for some it has led them into being part of our home groups in church.  For details about the courses running at the moment, please contact the Benefice Office.

Marriage Preparation

Before a wedding there are practicalities to be discussed, but for us the most important issue is that the wedding day begins a lifetime of marriage.  So one of our preparation sessions encourages couples to think through the issues of communication in a relationship, in an enjoyable and thoughtful way.  Couples hoping to get married at St Nicholas will, where possible, be invited to be a part of this preparation.

Church Prayer Meeting

Monthly Thursday Evening 7.30pm to 9pm is a vitally important time to come together to pray about the life of the church and other issues.  All church members are invited to come and pray, and there is provision made for those who wish to pray out loud and those who prefer to be more meditative.

Men's and Ladies' Breakfasts and Suppers

Men's Breakfasts happen three times a year, with 30 to 40 men of all ages enjoying a full breakfast and hearing a speaker talking about how their Christian faith impacts their life.  Similarly, Ladies' Breakfasts and Suppers alternate on occasions through the year, with a speaker.  These are great ways of getting to know others in the church family.  They need an RSVP, and are advertised through the news sheet.