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Join us on Sunday 25th February @ 10:30 a.m.for our Sunday Morning Service
  • Sunday 25th February (Lent 2)

    Dear Friends and Family of St Nicks Kingsway,

    Greetings in the grace and peace of our Lord! As we embark upon the season of Lent, a period marked not only by the relinquishing of chocolate (which is, admittedly, a spiritual struggle of biblical proportions for some of us) but also by a deeper, more profound journey of reflection, repentance, and renewal, I find myself contemplating the ashes of Ash Wednesday. These ashes, a symbol of our mortality and a reminder of our need for God’s redemption, speak to us of both the brevity of life and the infinite mercy of God. It’s a season that invites us into a liminal space where heaven seems to touch earth a bit more closely, urging us to live in a manner that reflects this reality.

    In this sacred time, I’ve decided to take on a rather literal (and possibly regrettable) interpretation of “going the extra mile” (Matthew 5:41). Starting from Ash Wednesday, I plan to walk an extra mile each day, praying for our parish and the renewal of St Nicks Kingsway. This will be a journey of physical and spiritual exercise, where each step becomes a prayer, each breath a petition for our community’s growth and deepening in faith.

    My hope is that this Lenten practice will not only strengthen my calf muscles but also our collective spirit, as we seek to follow Jesus more closely. I invite you to join me in this season, whether by walking, praying, or perhaps by engaging in your own unique act of faith and devotion. Together, let’s explore the depths of God’s love and the breadth of His kingdom, as we journey towards the cross and the glorious resurrection beyond.

    May our steps be light, our hearts open, and our snacks healthy (or at least Lent-approved).

    Yours in Christ,
    Revd Dr Augustine Tanner-Ihm, OMS
    Lead Minister, St Nicks Kingsway

    Sunday 25th February
    We look forward to welcoming our Lead Minister Rev Dr Augustine Tanner-Ihm to preside and preach at our Eucharist service on  Sunday 25th February as we move through our lenten journey. Music will be provided by our MD and Organist, Ollie Mills, readings and prayers, St.Nick’s team. Everyone is welcome!
    Here are the readings and hymns:

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Dates for your diary:
Wednesday morning Eucharist 10 am with Rev Augustine Tanner-Ihm, all welcome

Church prayer garden

The bird boxes are now in the trees, ready to welcome our feathered friends. Thank you to David Crossley for installing the boxes on Saturday. The first tree is flourishing in the centre of the garden and plans are now in place for the railway sleepers to form a boundary and the palettes to create some raised borders. We’re working towards Silver Eco-Church status. If you can help us on this journey, please contact  jane@st-nicholas-church.org.uk. 

Dates for your Diary

Welcome to St. Nicholas Church – Taizé Tuesday 6th February 2024

Our next Taizé Worship service will take place on Tuesday 6th February at 7pm. The service will be led by our organist and MD Ollie Mills, with prayers and a reading from St.Nick’s team. Do join us for this simple, contemplative service with chants and prayers all by candlelight. This service will be broadcast live via our website: www.st-nicholas-church.org.uk […]

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Augustine Tanner-Ihm
Associate Priest
Growing up in Chicago, he has travelled the globe speaking on matters close to his heart, such as race, reconciliation and spirituality. He has been a guest speaker for various institutions, such as the Durham Student Union, BBC Breakfast, Church of England General Synod and the Houses of Parliament. He has also featured numerous times on radio for the BBC and presented at several LGBTQ+ events. Augustine has written for the Church Times, The Moody Standard and The Church of England Newspaper. With degrees in Education and Theology from Durham University, he has previously studied at Northwestern University, Iowa State University, Sarum College and St Mellitus College.

Lay Ministry

Alison Mills
Authorised Lay Minister
Margaret Vessey
Authorised Lay Minister (Emeritus)

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At St. Nicholas Church we work hard to maintain a safe environment for all.

We are committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies and good practice guidance.

If you have any concerns or enquiries regarding safeguarding, please contact our safeguarding officer.

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Giles Elliott

Email: safeguarding@st-nicholas-church.org.uk

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Abbey Clephane-Wilson, she can be contacted atsafeguarding@manchester.anglican.org or at 0161 828 1465 / 07384 460958

 Out of Hours Support

The Diocese of Manchester partners with thirtyone:eight and you can access their Safeguarding Helpline if the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is unavailable. Thirtyone:eight can be contacted on 0303 003 1111.

This also includes any safeguarding queries outside of office hours on weekdays and weekends. An Information Sharing Agreement between the two organisations will allow the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser to receive a copy of the advice thirtyone:eight may offer the caller.

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 If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Service.


 NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours).

  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours).
  • Parent Line: 0808 800 2222
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours).
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  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)