Christmas Services

Christmas Eve
Monday 24th December
11.30pm Midnight Eucharist

Christmas Day
Tuesday 25th December
8.30am Holy Communion BCP
10.30am Family Communion with carols.

Post expires at 12:00am on Wednesday December 26th, 2018

Christingle – Sunday 9th December 10:30a.m.

The annual Christingle service in aid of the Children’s Society will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday 9th December.

The service will be combined with a celebration of St. Nick’s 90th Birthday.

The service will be followed by lunch served in the Church hall – Everybody is welcome to attend.

Post expires at 11:59pm on Sunday December 9th, 2018

Happy 90th Birthday St Nicholas Church, Burnage!

St. Nicholas Church celebrates its 90th Birthday on Saturday 8th December.

On Sunday 9th December we will hold a Christingle Service and 90th Birthday Celebration with Bishop Mark.

This will be followed by a celebration lunch, everybody is mot welcome!

On 8th December 1928, during a snowy afternoon, the Bishop of Middleton dedicated a temporary church and hall. On the following day, Sunday 9th
December, the first service was held.

The church we now know was completed in 1932.

For more information buy a copy of our Visitors’ Guide, available in church for 50p, or ask Bevan Taylor: if he
doesn’t know it’s probably not worth knowing!

Bevan has written a few words looking back on 90 years at St. Nick’s.

Looking Back – 40 years and 90 years!

On Saturday 9th December 1978 The Church of St Nicholas, Burnage, Manchester, celebrated the ‘golden jubillee’ of the Formation of the parish on Saturday 8th December 1928.

Earlier in the year of 1978 the then Rector from 1971, Revd Brian W Barker, had written to all the previous six Rectors, inviting them to contribute to a booklet to celebrate this great occasion in the life of the church. Prebendary Herbert A Barnett wrote as follows:


A period of fifty years is a short time in the life of a parish, but it forms the greater part of the life of an individual . It is, therefore, with a thankful heart in gratitude to God that I am permitted to greet you in this Jubilee Year of “Saint Nicholas”.

I well remember the dedication of the temporary Church and Hall on the snowy afternoon of December 8th, 1928. We were all new friends together looking forward with hope to the future.

The life of what I soon called “The Beloved Community” flourished with such vigour that before four years had passed the Parish Hall proved inadequate for the needs of the people for worship and for fellowship.
Thus in September , 1932, the Church of Saint Nicholas was consecrated by the then Bishop of Manchester, Dr .Warman.

I look back with gratitude to all who with God’s blessing helped me to build up the life of the parish in those early years. Many of them now worship God in a fuller light , but some of us are still serving Him here on earth.

One family we dwell in Him,
One Church above, beneath;
Though now divided by the stream
The narrow stream of death’

Many others have come to join in the life of the parish. I hope to meet you all next December. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the blessing of God be with the Rector , his
family, and you.


If I may ‘look back’ 40 years to 9th December 1978 my abiding memory is the fact that all the previous rectors were able to be present:

Herbert A Barnett: 1928-1938
Wilfred Garlick 1938-1944
George V H Eliott 1945-1951
John E R Williams 1951-1958
David A Edwards 1958-1965
Dennis Baggaley 1965-1971

Bevan Taylor, 26th October, 2018

Rectors Quiz Night & Gin Tasting – Friday 19th October


St Nicholas Church Hall
Friday 19th October, 7-10pm. £3 per person (+ bar).

Teams of up-to six welcome. If anyone wishes to come alone, teams will be found!

A variety of gins will be on hand to try for a small donation. You can bring your own drink, but there will be a bar with soft drinks available too.

Do come along for what is always a fun and silly night.

Post expires at 11:59pm on Friday October 19th, 2018

Last Night Of The Proms

Last Night Of The Proms – Saturday 13th October at 7:30 p.m.

Come and join us in the Church Hall and listen to The Greater Manchester Voices and The Vernon Building Society Brass Band and The Greater Manchester Voices as they perform an eclectic mix of British classical and pop music from through the ages, with

A spectacular proms finale featuring
Land of Hope and Glory
Rule Brittania
and many more

Tickets are £7.00 (Under 16’s free) on the door or can be purchased in advance from performers.

Post expires at 11:59pm on Wednesday October 10th, 2018

Holiday Club 2018


5,4,3,2,1 Blast Off to St Nick’s free holiday club
for children 5 to 11 years
28th – 31st August from 9.30am till 12.30pm

Once again we are very excited to continue our tradition of providing a Free Holiday Club for Children 5 to 11 years old.

Our theme this year is Space,

Activities include Art and crafts, songs, baking, planetarium and lots of fun and games!


Click here to download the registration form.


Post expires at 12:00am on Monday October 1st, 2018

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