Sunday 5th May - 9:00am FAMILY SERVICE followed by breakfast. 10:00am Holy Communion & Sunday Club
Sunday 12th May - 10:00am Holy Communion - Hillcrest Service
Sunday 19th May - 10:00am Holy Communion & Sunday Club
Sunday 26th May - 10:00am Holy Communion
Holy communion is also celebrated in the "Lower East End" at 10am every Tuesday. (Enter via the back door to the church, or go through the main church and through the door on the left at the front.)
9am Family Service
9am Family Services at St Nicholas Church
An interactive, “child-friendly” service for half an hour, followed by breakfast.
The first Sunday in every month, except January and August.
(NB. No Service in August)
Children at the 10am Service
Children are welcome at St. Nicholas Church. Every other week during term time Sunday Club runs alongside the main service for primary school age children. The children join the main service for the first 5 minutes of the 10am service and then leave to join in activites together before returning in time for a blessing at communion. The dates for the next few Sunday Club meetings are:
2nd June 2013
16th June 2013
30th June 2013
14th July 2013
Sunday Club then breaks for the summer, restarting in September.
Parents are welcome to keep their babies and young children with them in the church during the main service. Alternatively, there is a creche area (unsupervised) at the back of the church where parents can sit with their children and still see and hear the service.
Christian Baptism is a way of symbolising God's love, care and call on a person's life.
When we have a baby baptised ("christened"), we are saying that our greatest wish for them would be for them to grow up knowing God's love in Jesus for themselves and to follow him throughout their lives. The baptism service therefore asks parents and godparents to say in front of the congregation that they themselves are followers of Jesus and that they are going to bring their child up as a member of the Christian church.
It's not just for babies and children - anyone of any age who has not been baptised, may decide for themselves that they would like to be baptised. If you have come to accept that Jesus Christ is Lord and would like to make that spiritual reality 'public', with a service of Baptism, then please talk to a member of the clergy.
If you do not feel you would be happy making the statements and promises involved in baptism, but would still like a service to say 'Thank You' for the gift of your child then you might want to consider a Service of Thanksgiving. This is still an appropriate service to invite family and friends to a celebration of your baby's birth, but it doesn't assume that parents want to make such big promises about their own faith.
For enquiries regarding a baptism or thanksgiving the place to start is your parish church; check here to find details of your parish. For St Nicholas Church, please contact our Parish Administrator. If you are not familiar with the church you are welcome to call in and see us on a Sunday morning.
Baptisms and Thanksgivings occur during the normal 10am Sunday worship or can be arranged for 12 noon on a Sunday, although we do not usually hold baptisms on the first Sunday of a month. St. Nicholas Church does not charge for these services.