St Nicholas Southfleet

Church

Welcome

to the Parish Church of

St Nicholas Southfleet

 

Our Mission

To be a welcoming, all inclusive community that will support you in developing your relationship with Jesus Christ


OUR NEXT EVENT IS....

Sunday 29th October 2017 
Lunch to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Irma

In the Church
After the morning service we will be having a lunch to raise money. A soup and roll and fruit lunch will be provided and donations are invited for the Hurricane relief fund.
Please pre-book your place on the list in Church or speak to Rose Waghorn or Sarah Youseman


Please take a look at our "What's Happening" Events page - we have several events happening over the next few weeks and we'd love you to join us.  


Memorial Service

All are welcome to attend our annual Memorial Service on Sunday 5th November in the afternoon (time to be confirmed) in Church. This Service is for all who with to remember the loss of a loved one and on the day you are welcome to ask for the name of a loved one to be read out and remembered during the Service. There will be tea and coffee after the Service


Remembrance Sunday

12th November 2017 at 10.30am in the Church we will be holding our annual Remembrance Service where we remember those who gave Service to our country, particularity those from Southfleet. We will observe two minutes silence at 11.00am.



Art Festival – August Bank Holiday 2017

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Art Festival. We raised a magnificent £1240. Events such as this are only successful if we work as a team and Mike and I would like to thank: Sarah and her helpers for their help on Thursday evening and Friday morning receiving, cataloguing and hanging the paintings -  we would have struggled without her expertise;  Joanna for her help and for organising the refreshments and all of you who provided cakes and biscuits, helped serve over the weekend, washed tea-towels and kept the kitchen and meeting area clean and tidy; To those who helped man the door, acted as stewards and persuaded lots and lots of people to buy raffle tickets and helped clear up! Geoff for organising the musical entertainment and all those who took part. A special thank you from me to Mike who sent out reams of emails to artists encouraging them to exhibit and for arranging the delivery, setting up and finally dismantling of the display panels and for help clearing up at the end of the exhibition.

Last, but by no means least, thank you to those of you who came along and supported the event – it was a wonderful weekend.

Jan

Steve Lauri concert – Friday August 25th 2017

The Churchwardens would like to extend a huge thank you to Ruth and Judith Rookledge for organising the concert by Steve Lauri in our beautiful 13th century church.

All tickets were sold and the magnificent sum of £1,170 raised will go towards the £40,000 we need for our project to keep our church a warm, secure and comfortable place for communities to enjoy for future generations to come.

Thanks also go to all those who helped before and during the evening to ensure the success of the event and last but not least thank you to everyone who came, we had a tremendous evening.

We hope that Ruth and Judith will be organising more concerts in the near future so if you’re interested in coming along or receiving details of forthcoming events, please email pccsecretary@stnicholassouthfleet.org.uk



Message from the Church Wardens - 27th April 2017


We would start by wishing you all a Happy Easter and a long, warm and enjoyable summer for 2017.

We have now completed the initial area in the Church graveyard for re-use, with graves stones over 100 years old removed, and appropriately placed along the west boundary. Please note that we have now posted on the noticeboard, a shortened version of the revised Graveyard Policy.

We have started to update the church website, to give more information and history about the church. This can be found at www.stnicholassouthfleet.org.uk

The screen at the back of the Lady Chapel which will hide the staging and chairs area, is progressing well and should be completed during the summer. This has been made possible by three kind donations.

1.       We have heard from the Heritage Lottery Fund that we have been unsuccessful with our bid for a Delivery Phase grant and whilst we have been granted funds from other foundations and Charities, we now have to review what repair and improvement work we can undertake.

2.       We have received notification from the Heritage Lottery Fund that they have awarded us the original grant of £134,900 towards the fabric repairs, conservation work and heating improvements. We are also pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £10,000 from Friends of Kent Church’s. This means that we have to raise a further £7,000 for the work we have agreed to undertake with the Heritage Lottery Fund. We are, however, still applying for grants from other sources to make up the difference and carry out the repair work originally specified.

3.       We are delighted to announce that the Heritage Lottery Fund have awarded us a grant of £139,900 to towards the fabric repairs, conservation work and heating improvements. We are also delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant £10,000 from Friends of Kent Church’s. This means that we have the majority of the funds to carry out the revised schedule of works, detailed within the Heritage Lottery Fund application. We are, however, still applying for grants from other sources to make up the difference and carry out all the repair and conservation work.

Whilst we have funds for the fabric works due to the nature of the grant from Heritage Lottery Fund we are restricted in the funds available for heating improvements, although as previously reported we have some funds from the Marshall Charities towards heating. These funds will only permit us to install new boilers and a gas supply to the Church and in order to install a complete modern heating system we will need to raise a further £40,000. The existing system is 100 years old, so has done very well. We will be distributing further details about an appeal for funds in the near future.

We have several events taking place this year associated with raising funds for the church and we hope to see many of you for some fun and enjoyment over the coming months.

Joanna and Mike

Churchwardens


                                    HLF

Fabric repairs and heating improvements to St Nicholas Church, Southfleet, have been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. 



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  • Hook Green Rd
  • Southfleet
  • Kent
  • DA13 9NQ

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