General Information

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For information about worship services, Sunday School, Messy Church, Youth Group, Housegroups and Christianity Explored please click on the above ‘What’s on’ link.


Access & Faclilties for the disabled:

  • The church is fitted with a loop system  for those using a hearing aid.
  • Large Print Bibles, notice sheets and orders of service are available on request.
  • The large main wooden door is open before services for wheelchair or mobility scooter access. 
  • For wheelchair or scooter access at other times when the church is open please ring the low level bell situated near the side entrance (someone will come and open the main door for you).
  • Seating can be adjusted within the church building for the benefit of wheelchair users. 
  • Communion is available within the main worship area for those who might find the steps up to the communion rail difficult. 
  • The churchyard is open to the public by foot at all times via entrances on Windy Arbor Road and Mitre Close. The entrance on Mitre Close is open for vehicle access at weekends from 10:00 am - 4:00pm and on Thursdays between 9:30 am - 11:30 am. The older sections of the churchyard are not accessible by vehicle  but the steps on the paths do have handrails.

Baptisms:

It's great that you are thinking about baptism. Baptisms take place at our 10 am worship service on the 4th Sunday of the month (apart from December). The procedure for booking a baptism is as follows:

  • Come to the church any Tuesday Evening between 7:00 pm - 7:30pm where we can meet you, discuss your enquiry and, if applicable, book you onto a Baptism preparation meeting. 
  • Attend a Baptism preparation meeting and then decide how you wish to proceed. These meetings are usually held monthly and last less than an hour.
  • Book either a Baptism or Service of Thanksgiving by revisiting church on a Tuesday Evening between 7:00 - 7:30 pm.

Weddings:

Come to the church any Tuesday Evening between 7:00 pm - 7:30pm where we will be delighted to discuss your plans. If you would like any general information about being married in church you might find this link helpful.

Funerals:

Bereavement is difficult and we want to do all we can to help you. Working with local Funeral Directors, we can conduct a funeral service either at St.Nicholas Church  or a Crematorium. The first point of contact would usually be with one of the local firms but please do get in touch beforehand if you wish to do so.

There are a number of options:    

  • A full service at St. Nicholas Church followed by a burial in the churchyard or another cemetery (because of limited space new burial plots can only be granted where the deceased lived within the parish).
  • A full service at St. Nicholas Church followed by a short service of Committal at a Crematorium. If requested, a service where cremated remains are interred in the churchyard can take place at a later date.    
  • A full service at a Crematorium. If requested, a service where cremated remains are interred in the churchyard can take place at a later date.

An annual Memorial Service is held at 6:30 pm on the third Sunday of each February to recognise the continuing grief that we all feel when we’ve lost loved ones. It gives families and friends another opportunity to remember their loved one.

Visiting the Churchyard:

The churchyard is open to the public by foot at all times via entrances on Windy Arbor Road and Mitre Close. The entrance on Mitre Close is open for vehicle access at weekends from 10:00 am - 4:00pm and on Thursdays between 9:30 am - 11:30 am. The older sections of the churchyard are not accessible by vehicle  but the steps on the paths do have handrails.

Social Events:

A wide range of social events take place throughout the year. For more information please contact the vicar. Information about social events and other matters related to our church family can also be found in the church magazine 'Our Family' which is produced four times a year.

Local History:

For historical information about St. Nicholas Church, please click here.

For information about local history please click here.

© Andrew Telfer 2013