On a Sunday
Every Sunday you will find a welcoming atmosphere at St Nicholas Church. Our 8.00am service is an intimate service focussing around the Communion and the historic words of the Book of Common Prayer. Our 10.30am Worship service is more vibrant, with music playing a large role.
The 10.30am service varies in style from week to week. On the 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month, it includes Commmunion. On the 2nd Sunday of each month, it is a lay-led service which does not include Communion. On the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month we offer "Shining Lights" - a group for Primary-age children (and also pre-schoolers if accompanied) - which meets in the Tower Room during part of the 10.30 Service. On the 3rd Sunday of the month we celebrate all-age Communion.
Sometimes our church choir lead us in singing hymns, sometimes we have more modern music led by our music group 'Laudate', and sometimes a bit of both!
On the 1st Sunday of the month there is no special provision for children in the 10.30am service but we enjoy a family-focussed service at 4.00pm with modern music by 'Laudate', drama, fresh expressions of prayer, birthday celebrations and other fun ways to worship God! This service is followed by a bring and share tea in the Tower Room.
We do not currently have a creche for pre-school children. However, there is a dedicated cosy corner in the north aisle near the entrance to the Lady Chapel. This is complete with soft furnishings and toys for the younger children and activity sheets and pens for the older ones. Pre-school children are also welcome to join us for 'Shining Lights' if they are accompanied by a responsible adult. For more information on what we offer for children please see our Children page.
We enjoy tea/coffee and biscuits and time to socialise in the Tower Room after the 10.30am service each Sunday.
Most Sunday evenings during term-time we run 'Ignite' - our youth group for age 10+.