Welcome to St. Nicholas Church – Kingsway

Join us on Sunday 14th April @ 10:30 a.m. for our SUnday Morning Service
  • Welcome to St. Nicks for Easter 3, Sunday 14th April 2024

    Dear St. Nick’s Kingsway Church Family,

    As we navigate the serene and reflective season of Eastertide, I hope this message finds you enveloped in the warmth of Christ’s undying love and profound peace. I write to you today not only as your Lead Minister but as a fellow pilgrim on this journey of faith, hope, and love.Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) Reminder. Firstly, I wish to remind you of the upcoming Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM), scheduled for next Sunday after Church. This gathering marks a pivotal moment in our church’s life, providing us all with an opportunity to reflect on the past year, discern our future directions, and engage with the heart of our mission and ministry. Your voice and presence are invaluable as we come together to shape the path that lies ahead.

    Reflections on Eastertide – Luke 24.36b-48As we continue to bask in the light of the Resurrection, our reflections on the Eastertide scriptures, particularly Luke 24.36b-48, invite us into a deeper understanding of Christ’s peace and the call to be witnesses of His love. In these moments when Jesus reveals Himself to His disciples, He offers peace and opens their minds to understand the scriptures. In a world rife with challenges and uncertainties, this message of peace and understanding is more relevant than ever. Let us, therefore, carry this peace into our lives and communities, bearing witness to the transformative power of Christ’s love and resurrection.

    Current Events – A Reflection In the spirit of understanding and peace, it’s crucial we also turn our thoughts to current events around the world and closer to home in Manchester. Our global family faces myriad challenges—from conflicts and humanitarian crises to environmental concerns and the ongoing journey through the cost of living situation. Yet, amidst these trials, there are countless stories of resilience, hope, and communal support. 

    In Manchester, we’ve seen our community come together in extraordinary ways, embodying the spirit of mutual aid and compassion. From supporting local food banks and community initiatives to engaging in environmental sustainability projects, the heart of Manchester continues to beat strongly with love and solidarity. 

    A Call to Prayer and Action: As we move forward, let us hold these realities in our hearts and prayers, seeking guidance on how we might be instruments of God’s peace in a fractured world. Whether through our actions within our local community or our prayers for the world, let us respond to the call to be witnesses of His love and bearers of His peace.In closing, I eagerly anticipate our gathering at the APCM next Sunday, where we will come together in fellowship, prayer, and discernment. 

    Until then, may you walk in the light of Christ’s love, reflecting His peace in every step.

    For the People of Burnage and East Didsbury, 

    Augustine, 


    Sunday 14th April 
    We look forward to welcoming our lead minister Dr. K. Augustine Tanner-Ihm  to preside and preach. Music will be provided by our MD and Organist, Ollie Mills, with readings and prayers from St.Nick’s Kingsway team.

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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 7th May 2024

Our next Taizé Worship service will take place on Tuesday 7th May 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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Clergy

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
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Margaret Vessey
Authorised Lay Minister (Emeritus)

Life Events

Weddings

Getting married at St. Nick's is meaningful, spiritual, personal, beautiful – just as you would want it to be. The Your Church Wedding website from the […]

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Christenings

At a Christening, a child is baptized. It's the first step on an amazing journey with God, parents, friends, family, godparents and the church.  If you're […]

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Safeguarding

Safeguarding

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.

 In the case of an emergency

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

 Helplines

 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).
  • Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours).
  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)

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