10th February 2022

Dear Friends  On Wednesday evening this week the Friends of St Nicholas Church presented a very lively ‘Night of Music & Poetry’ entitled Canon Fodder. The organiser described it as a high-energy, celebratory poetry and music night designed to celebrate the happening, the happened and the still to happen. Three writers and one music duo delighted us with their own work as well as poems and songs by artists they […]

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3rd February 2022

Dear Friends It seems like we have just celebrated Candlemass, the official end of Christmasand we are now turning our eyes to Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday 2 March.There will be two masses with the imposition of ashes. 9.30am and 8.00pm.I do hope you will be able to join us as we begin our Lent pilgrimage. During Lent there will be a couple of activities offered which we hope youwill […]

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27th January 2022

Dear Friends I thought I’d begin this week with a shameless plug for our next In Conversation evensong. I’m going to be in conversation with Michele Rooney, who many of you will know. Michele is the manager of our Crosslight debt advice service. Michele will be talking about her faith journey and what it is like to support those whose lives have been blighted by debt. I think this will be an important […]

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20th January 2022

Dear Friends It was wonderful to see so many people in church for last Sunday’s concert. These Sunday concerts do seem to be becoming more and more popular. A huge thank you to Heather and her team for arranging them and providing such wonderful cake. Where would we be without cake?  Thinking of cake, I was also thinking of the importance of ‘wellness’. We have all been through such difficult times, […]

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13th January 2022

Dear Friends The New Year is always a traditional time for taking stock and reviewing the situation, to quote a famous song.  On Sunday we continue with our Sunday concert series. Craig White (piano) and Craig McLaren (clarinet) will be playing pieces of Poulenc and Debussy please join us at 3pm. You can see further details of this concert in this e-bulletin. On Sunday 30 January we will be focusing on our […]

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6th January 2022

Dear Friends Happy New Year. Thank you to everybody who sent me messages during my isolation. It all seems so long ago, but I remember congratulating myself that I had avoided the virus for nearly two years – little did I know. Thankfully I experienced nothing more than what felt to me like a moderate cold. The three vaccines certainly helped. That said, the timing couldn’t have been worse, literally the most important week of the church’s […]

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23rd December 2021

Dear Friends Who would have imagined two years ago, at Christmas 2019, how our lives would have changed by Christmas 2021! The government now tells us that we should routinely be sticking cotton buds up our noses for testing purposes, wearing face masks in church and limiting the groups we should celebrate with over Christmas. All this as the result of a virus that has been devastating the world, mutating […]

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21st December 2021

A message from your Churchwardens We certainly do live in uncertain times and like many of you we at St Nicks are having to make some changes to our plans for Christmas. Fr Simon has tested positive for COVID and will be self-isolating until Monday 27th December and as a result you will see some minor changes to the services over the Christmas period. We can reassure you that Fr Simon is […]

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16th December 2021

Dear Friends In light of recent announcements I thought it might be useful to outline our church’s position. We will continue with our usual Christmas services unless we are told by the government to lock down, which I think highly unlikely. Can I therefore ask if you are intending to attend any of our Christmas services to wear a face mask even when singing. If you can, please take a lateral […]

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9th December 2021

Dear Friends I hope you are all safe and well. I was saddened to hear the news from 10 Downing Street on Wednesday evening. I hope to be able to clarify our church’s position as soon as possible. I know how conscious you all are for other people’s safety and wear masks in church, let’s continue to do this. We are still looking for help for some of our Christmas services. […]

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