St Nicholas News

Keep up to date with the latest events and news from the community of St Nicks

Ian Imlay MBE - Memorial Unveiling                        

If you have any special ideas for our weekly community nights, email and we'll set a date. Here are our upcoming community nights, these are free and you just need to turn up!

31 January   Games Night
7 February   Potluck
14 February Craft Night with Anna
21 February Potluck

Join us for our 6:30pm Eucharist Service on Sunday 14th April, where will will be unveiling the memorial for Ian Imlay MBE, former Organist of St Nicholas Church. We have the pleasure of being joined by the St Nicholas Singers and you are welcome to join for refreshments following the service. Ian was such an integral part of St Nicholas for many decades, and he faithfully nurtured the community so it can still be present within St Nicholas today. We are glad to share this time to honour him and his legacy and hope a number of those who knew him and loved him will be able to join us. 

AGM - Sunday 14th April                         

On Sunday 14thApril we will have our Annual General Meeting at St Nick's. This is when all those on the electoral roll of St Nick's have the opportunity to elect the warden and new members to the PCC, as well as celebrating some of the good stuff that has happened and we have done together as St Nick's community over the past year. At this meeting we will also be presented with the accounts for the financial year 2023. The meeting will take place after the service on that Sunday and rather than just have a boring old meeting we want to combine it with some shared food and story telling. So: have a think about what small or great moments within the life of St Nicks over the past year have moved you, inspired or transformed you. And: If you are willing and able, bring your favourite food with you, so we can share it! Looking forward to celebrating together! If you have any questions about the AGM (Annual General Meeting), please contact Manuela (

Community Nights - Wednesdays                         

We will be offering a St Nick's Community Night every Wednesday evening between 6.30 and 8.30pm. In the church.

If you have any special ideas for our weekly community nights, email and we'll set a date. Here are our upcoming community nights, these are free and you just need to turn up!

24 April Games Night

08 May Craft Night

22 May Karaoke and Music Mess-About

Thank you!

Pride was a great success again this year with more of us than ever marching together! Thank you to all our wonderfully volunteers who made the weekend what it was!  

If you would like to take part/help plan for Leicester Pride 2024 please get in touch via the contact form or talk to Peter after a service!

Nomad Podcast              

Karen and Jay were recently on Joy's podcast "Nomad", talking about the "Gayest Church in the City". Have a listen!

Karen Rooms and Jay Hulme - The Gayest Church in the City - (

Queer Theology            

It is good and important to encounter good and affirming Queer Theology and recently Walter Brueggemann, one of the world's most renowned biblical scholars, has written a great article that some of you might find interesting. Here is the link: Walter Brueggemann: How to read the Bible on homosexuality - Outreach

Also, if ever you have any theological questions around sexuality and identity this is a could page to look for some answers: Bible and Homosexuality | Bible and Homosexuality


Free to Fly - Celebrating great work from Rosemary!

Rosemary Ngozi Ogwuike from our community had a stall representing a Free To Fly at the Refugees  Week event on Jubilee Square last Saturday 18 June. Free to Fly is a charity supporting LGBTQ+ refugees. 

Ornithologist in Residence...        

 Dr Alexander Bond is our Ornithologist in Residence

If you want to know a bit more about the research of the Adrift Lab (Alex's research group at the Natural History Museum and University of Tasmania), and how Alex weaves it in with his queer identity, you can watch a talk from last winter for Scientific Queeries over on this website.

You can visit Alex’s website, and follow him on Twitter @TheLabAndField

Intercultural Worshipping Communities Partnering Church            

As St Nicholas Church we are a partnering Church of Leicester diocese's Intercultural Worshipping Communities (IWC). IWC are communities around our diocese that are very consciously working out how to be radically inclusive and welcoming communities in relation to people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. As a partnering church we are invited to learn from their experiences and committed to find ways of being more welcoming and inclusive of different cultures ourselves. This means we are invited to participate in Partnering Church Meetings about 3-4 times a year with a few representatives of our congregation and whenever we have ideas, projects we would like to undertake as St Nick's in this area. Please speak to our Curate Manuela, if you'd like to know more!

Giving Regularly to St Nicholas                  

Firstly, THANK YOU to everyone for your generosity already!

We work hard to be faithful to our particular calling and vocation to steward our Ancient Building; exercise a Living Faith, and be an Inclusive Community and we feel really blessed by all God is doing among us and in us. St Nicholas is funded by the generosity of our church community - through regular giving and occasional fundraising online. Our clergy are the main - but not only - way the Cathedral support us. 

If you are a member of St Nicholas and would like to give regularly you can do so through the Parish Giving Scheme by Direct Debit.
You always have full control over the amount you donate and they also take care of Gift Aid for you and the church.
You can find out more at sign up online -St Nicholas Leicester ref 190619042

You can also collect an information pack at St Nick's.

Thank you for all you contribute to our common life!

Supporting Ministry at St Nicholas...

If you like what we do and stand for, and would like to support our ministry and common life here at St Nicholas please consider giving to our work.  This can be done HERE. through our Give A Little online giving portal which can also be accessed via the DONATE button on the top menu of our website.  

You can set up a regular donation or make single donations and it is easy to Gift Aid it as well, if you are a UK tax payer. All donations are gratefully and prayerfully received.