A Warm Hello
The following information is specifically for those thinking of visiting us, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.
Where and When
St Nicholas’ meets at the parish church by the canal bridge for our Sunday Service starting at 10:45am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to get parked and find somewhere to sit before the service begins.
Plan your journey:
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Parking: You can park (free) for up to 3 hours at the George pub next to the church. If you're not visiting the pub, it is courteous to use the right-hand side of the car park.
Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There is a disabled toilet available.
The main service begins at 10:45 am. Our main church service is every Sunday at 10:45 am and in the current lockdown we have decided to stop holding in-person services but from 17th January we are meeting on Zoom instead. This is to enable us to have more of a sense of being together despite the physical separation. The meeting ID is 894 5345 2295 - there is no password but there will be a waiting room when you join. We'd love to chat to you before/after the service but you can stay anonymous if you wish - just keep your camera switched off and your microphone muted and nobody will ask you to speak if you don't want to.
We believe that we are God’s people that he has called out of darkness into his wonderful light to declare his praises. Our aim is to hear God speaking through the Bible, understand what it means for our lives and encourage one another. We sing a mix of traditional hymns and modern songs, pray and often have a few minutes to hear from a member of the congregation about their faith, or get an update from one of our mission partners. The service lasts around an hour, and the first 15-20 minutes are aimed at all ages, including children. For more information about what happens in the children's work please visit the Youth and Children's Ministry page.
Prior to March 2020, we also held services on some weeks at 8:00 am and 6:30 pm on Sundays, and on Thursdays. These will be reviewed when Government restrictions allow churches to operate normally again.
While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have two groups that meet on Zoom on Tuesday or Wednesday. Check out Home Groups to find out more, or we can put you in touch with a home group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at welcome at our church.
Jonty Frith, Rector