Who are we?
St Nicholas Church consists of a wide range of different people, from all ages and different backgrounds. Whoever you are you are assured a very warm welcome here at St Nicholas.
When to arrive:
If it's your first visit then it's probably best to turn up 15 minutes before the published service time. If you are driving then you'll be pleased to hear that there is plenty of parking at the Village Hall in Dale Road. For directions to reach us please see the Find Us page. You'll be greeted at the door by our welcoming team who will give you some information about the church and notices of forthcoming events.
What to wear:
This is easy. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. We are an informal church and accept people as they are. There is no need to dress up to try and be someone that you're not. Just be yourself – if you would be more comfortable wearing a formal suit, then do so and those who would prefer to wear jeans and T shirt – that's also OK. Remember to dress warmly during the winter months as it can get cold inside the church building.
What to expect:
For some people going anywhere for the first time can be a bit of a nerve-racking experience. To help avoid any worries here's a quick summary of what you can expect at St Nicks.
First of all we aren't super-spiritual beings, we all had a 'first day' at church, you'll find we are a friendly bunch, if you don't understand something please simply ask. We do run a special programme for children in parallel with the main service and if you have children with you someone from the children’s church will invite the children to join them. Children are also free to stay with parents if they so choose.
We are aware that children do not like to sit still for ages so do let them move around if they need to – no-one will be surprised – we’re used to children in the church.
We have a talk from the bible that is relevant and meaningful to our modern lives.
We finish our service around 11:30, with tea and coffee. Our aim is that whether you are just looking into Christianity for the first time or have been a Christian for many years that you should be encouraged and inspired by the morning. We hope that everyone will draw closer to God.
What we believe:
We are a Christian church and believe that all can have relationship with God. We believe this relationship with God is possible because of Jesus (God's only son) who invites us to follow him. We have friendly relationships with other local churches from both traditional and modern backgrounds. If you are interested in exploring the Christian faith then please come along on a Sunday.
Is it just Sundays?
Absolutely not! God is with us all week long and we aim to lead lives pleasing to him. We're not perfect and we do make mistakes, but we desire to make a positive difference in everything we do. To further encourage us we have midweek small groups (a small group is simply a meeting of maybe 10 people in someone's house). Small groups are a great way to get to know others in the church and to be real with each other about everyday living. If you are just looking into Christianity you are welcome to come along to a small group.
For those with Disabilities
We aim to be an all-inclusive church.
For those who need it there are
- reserved parking spaces near the entrance
- wheelchair ramps at the door
- large print hymn books
- a voice amplification system for those with difficulty in hearing
- a loop system to aid those with T settings on their hearing aids
Our premises, including the kitchen and toilets, are accessible for those with disabilities.
- The Rectory
- Hook Green Rd
- DA13 9NQ