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Letter From Churchwardens 20 February 2021

Dear friends,

Public worship at St. Nicholas, Southfleet is  postponed until 16th March 2021. We will update again at that time continuing to follow CofE and government guidelines.

However, we would like to just let you all know that BBC 1 are televising a series of services for the season of Lent starting tomorrow. The services will be from 11.00am till 11.30am. The first service is Sunday 21st February taken from St. Cuthbert's Church, Preston.

Best Wishes,
Sue and Sue (churchwardens)


Letter from the Bishop of Rochester and Bishop of Tonbridge 30 January 2021

Prayer For The Nation - Daily Prayers

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Following the sad news of 100,000 Covid related deaths this week, the Archbishops have written a letter encouraging people to spend a short time in prayer and reflection at 6pm each day from February 1, praying for the victims of the pandemic, those on the front line and the public bodies and private businesses that make up our common life.  This letter can be found here.

It seems fitting to begin this season of prayer on the eve of Candlemas, when we recall Anna and Simeon and how they embraced the presence of God in a disciplined spirit of patient waiting and intercessory prayer for the hope of the Messiah.

If you are able to, please could you encourage as many people as possible to join you in this venture.  You can find all the resources you need at: www.churchofengland.org/resources/prayer-nation

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry” (Psalm 40:1).

With best wishes

+James,                           +Simon,

Bishop of Rochester           Bishop of Tonbridge


Letter from Churchwardens 20 January 2021

Dear parishioners,

The PCC met the Archdeacon yesterday evening when he presented the plan for the future of St Nicholas Church.
The proposal is that we will have a new Priest in Charge who will be shared with St Barnabas, Istead Rise. This is happening successfully in many parishes and is necessary because the financial situation of the diocese and churches in general is far less secure due to the pandemic and the fall in congregations and therefore income is worryingly low.
This will obviously involve some changes and compromises, but will also bring some new experiences and practices which have the potential to invigorate our Church community.
In order that the new incumbent is able to carry out his/ her ministry, the church members will need to be more active and supportive in the life and working of the Church, so we will all be considering how we may fulfil this need for the future. We have identified the need for a Deputy Verger and a Deputy PCC Secretary. Please contact us if you feel you could help with either of these roles.
The new minister will live in Istead Rise as the Rectory there does not lend itself to being rented out because of its location, whereas the Southfleet one does. We will work strongly to ensure that this does not disadvantage the Southfleet, New Barn and Bean side of our community.
We will also strongly support the link with the schools in the parish.
The process of finding a replacement will not be quick!

Other matters that were discussed were the temporary suspension of services which will be reviewed after 16th February.
The new Audio Visual system has been installed, which will allow live streaming and recording of services.
Further repair work is needed on some of the stonework of the building. An architect will assess the needs then we will need to ascertain how best to fund the work.
The old Garden of Remembrance is to be tidied and renovated.
The clock will be repaired when COVID restrictions allow
The flagpole, on which we mount the star at Christmas, snapped in the high wind. We are exploring our options for it’s future. It’s replacement may be funded partly by the insurance minus the obligatory excess!

Please do continue to pray for the work of the Church in this parish, especially for guidance and wisdom in choosing a new incumbent.

Best wishes
Sue and Sue
Church wardens.
  
  
  


COVID 19 UPDATE 

As from 6th January 2021 church services will not be taking place due to the current situation with regard to Covid 19.

Please check this website for updates.

If you require any support at this time please contact the Churchwardens on 07484 154613 or email us by clicking the link at the top right hand of this page.


Thank you received from Ellenor following our giving from our St Nicholas patronal festival service on 6th December 2020

Ellenor thank you


We have kept the videos of our most recent services on this page should you wish to look at them again. 

 

Welcome to our online Candlelit Carol Service 

20th December 2020



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Broadcast under the CCLI streaming licence 809211.


Sunday 6th December 2020 Family Service 10.30am

Our patronal festival service in Church this year is focused on adults and disadvantaged young people. Below is a recording of the service.

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Broadcast under the CCLI streaming licence 809211.


Sunday 13th December 2020 - Act Of Worship 



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Broadcast under the CCLI streaming licence


Remembrance Day Service

8th November 2020

As we were prevented from meeting in person, we produced a Remembrance Day service with our guest preacher, the Archdeacon of Rochester, Andy Wooding Jones

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Broadcast under CCLI Streaming Licence 809211




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Our Mission

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

                       

Safeguarding

The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults visiting and participating in St Nicholas' activities is important to us. You can find out more about our Safeguarding policies by clicking here


                                    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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  • St Nicholas Church
  • Church Street
  • Southfleet
  • Kent
  • DA13 9NR

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