This week

Events and Notices for the Week (23rd - 30th July 2017)


Sun 23rd July 6th Sunday after Trinity

9.00 am  Morning Prayer

10.00 am  Parish Eucharist

Mon 24th July Feria

9.00 am  Morning Prayer

12.15 pm  Eucharist

7.00 pm  Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

7.00 pm  Gamblers Anonymous Meeting

Tue 25th July James, apostle

9.00 am  Morning Prayer

12.15 pm  Eucharist

7.00 pm  Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

7.00 pm  Oriel Singers

Weds 26th July Anne & Joachim

9.00 am  Morning Prayer

12.15 pm  Eucharist

Thurs 27th July Brooke Foss Westcott, bishop

9.00 am  Morning Prayer

11.00 am  Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

6.00 pm  Eucharist

Fri 28th July   Feria

9.00 am  Morning Prayer

12.15 pm  Eucharist

1.05 pm  R C Mass

2.30 pm  Wedding

7.30 pm  Bells

Sat 29th July Mary, Martha and Lazarus

Church Open

Sun 30th July 7th Sunday after Trinity

9.00 am  Morning Prayer

10.00 am  Parish Eucharist


Events coming up




Advance Notice

Tuesday 29 August at 2 pm - Service to commemorate Captain Noel Chavasse, VC and bar. The first memorial service for him took place here on 29 August 1917.
Sunday 3 September at 12 noon - Merchant Navy Day Service
Saturday and Sunday 9/10 September Heritage Open Days - In conjunction with the Albert Dock we shall be participating in this year's Heritage Open Days. There will be refreshments and tours, 10 am - 1.30 pm (Saturday) and 1 pm - 4 pm (Sunday). More information (and request for volunteers) nearer the time.


Guitarist, John O'Connell

will be performing at lunch time on 27th July (in gardens, weather permitting) - Free.


Flowers in Church

Throughout the year our team of Flower Ladies (though men are welcome! - please see Monica) keep the Church decorated.   They ensure that every special occasion, from weddings to civic services, is enhanced.  If you would like to donate to the flower fund, or have flowers to commemorate or celebrate a particular date, please see Monica Lawrence.


Bell Ringing

The bells at St Nick's rightly have a national reputation, but the ringers are hoping to increase the number of those who ring them.   Summer - whilst university students are not here to support our ringing - is a good time to start!  If you would like to have a go (no long-term commitment needed!) then please contact Martin Gentile , or 07770 046068, or speak to him in Church on Sunday mornings.   It is hoped to start a 'learners' practice' on Fridays 7.00-7.30 pm.


Our weekly e-bulletin

goes out each Wednesday.   If you didn't receive it and would like to, then please contact the Office with your email address. (email


Homeless Communion - 26 July at 12.45 pm

The next 'homeless communion', in collaboration with the Methodist Pioneer Minister, is on 26th July.  This is not the Eucharist (which will precede it in church) but is a wider sharing of God's grace through food and drink with those who sit in the Church Gardens at lunchtime.   All are welcome and support would be gratefully received (30 minutes max.).


Hope+ Foodbank

Thank you for your continued support for the Foodbank.  This becomes even more important in the summer.  School holidays can add £30 or £40 a week to a family's food bills, and sometimes the Foodbank is the only extra help they receive.  You can drop off donations at the Church Office on any day, and of course on Sundays as well.



If you know of anyone who is unwell or would just simply appreciate a visit, please let Fr David know.


Gift Aid

St Nick's is grateful for all donations, but if you are a UK taxpayer and you put your gift in one of our Gift Aid envelopes (found at the back of the Church) and add your name and address, then the Church can get a further 25% of your gift back from the Government.

Similarly, if you make donations to the Church by monthly standing order, and you are a UK taxpayer but have not yet completed a Gift Aid form and sent it to Pauline Lewis, our Gift Aid Secretary, then we would be most grateful if you would do this so that we can increase the value of your monthly donation by 25% at no cost or inconvenience to you.  Your name/details do not get passed to anybody and there is nothing further for you to do.

We encourage regular members of the congregation to join the Planned Giving Scheme.  Please contact Pauline Lewis for further details.


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