Lent Course

IDanielBlakeSt Nick’s Lent groups are starting from Monday, 19th Feb. For 5 weeks we’ll be meeting on Monday afternoons 2pm, and Monday evenings 7.30pm. This year we’ll be exploring the season using the film ‘I, Daniel Blake’. Get in touch for more details, all are welcome.

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Book Launch – Fierce Imagining – By Rachel Mann

Thursday 9th March 7.00 to 9.00pm at Manchester Cathedral

Come and join us for the launch of Rachel’s new book ‘Fierce Imaginings’: The Great War, Ritual, Memory and God.

It is Rachel’s fourth full-length book and examines, via poetry and literature, cultural history, theology and family story the complex weave of The Great War in the iconography and imaginary of ‘British’ identities.

The central thread concerns Rachel’s grandfathers Bert and Sam (both of whom fought in the war) and great-aunt Betty (whose story was definitively affected by the war) and how their encounters with violence has shaped her family’s stories.

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Christmas Fair – Saturday 18th November

Come and join in Christmas fun at our annual St Nicholas Church Fair.

The fair will be held on Saturday 18th November between 11:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m.

Father Christmas will be visiting us from 11:30am!

Please come along – everybody welcome


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Family Carol Service – 3:00pm Sunday 18th December

Our annual Family Carol Concert will take place on Sunday 18th December at 3:00 p.m.

You will be able enjoy and join in all your favorite Christmas Carols.

Mulled Wine and Mince Pies will be served in the Church Hall after the service.

Please come along – everyone welcome!.

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Christingle Service – 3:00 pm Sunday 11th December

christingle-2St Nicholas Church is calling on the local community to help bring some light to the lives of some of the UK’s most vulnerable children this Christmas by supporting their Christingle event in aid of The Children’s Society.

The Christingle celebration will be held at St Nicholas on 11th December at 3:00pm. Everyone is welcome to join the festivities and all money raised will go towards helping the children the charity works with, including victims of sexual exploitation.

Families and communities are welcome to come and celebrate together at the festive fundraising event, which revolves around orange flavoured cakes decorated with red icing and sweets. These, as well as a candle, highlight different parts of the Christian story.

Christingle has been taking place for 47 years and, with around one million people attending each year, it plays

a huge role in supporting The Children’s Society’s vital work to help some of this country’s most vulnerable children. This year, the charity is aiming to raise £1.4 million and every penny will be crucial to its work.

Jill Lomas from St Nicholas Church said: “We are really excited to be putting on a Christingle event this year and hope to have lots of local people coming to see the lovely display of illuminated orange cakes and help us raise money for a very worthy cause.”

Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, said: “We are thankful for the massive difference that Christingle services make to vulnerable children, year after year.

“Every child deserves a childhood filled with joy and happiness. The support from everyone attending Christingle events up and down the country will help us to fight child sexual exploitation and allow us to support even more children who have been seriously affected by it.”

To find out about a local Christingle near you visit www.christingle.org

The Children’s Society is a national charity that runs local services, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable, and have nowhere left to turn. We also campaign for changes to laws affecting children and young people, to stop the mistakes of the past being repeated in the future. Our supporters around the country fund our services and join our campaigns to show children and young people they are on their side.



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