This Week at St Nicholas...

©Morna Simpson

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!

22 November Crochet for Christmas

Carols by Candlelight                        

Join us for a festive evening of carol singing in Leicester's oldest church. Sunday 10th December at 6:30pm. Doors at 6pm. Free event and all are warmly welcome!

The Leicester Theological Society                         

Are you interested in theology? Then going to some of the Leicester Theological Society's events might be just the thing for you! They meet every month between October and March on the second Friday of the month, currently in hybrid format. Details of the current season can be found in the poster attached, which can also be found on the website.

Jewry Wall at St Nicks                         

Join us at St Nicks to discover ancient Jewry Wall Museum collections. For just a few upcoming dates, the museum has been nice enough to set up shop at St Nicholas to share ancient Roman artifacts, Roman crafts, re-enactions and some coffee and cake.

These are completely free events, just drop by on any of the dates listed. 

10:30am - 3:30pm

May 28th

June 25th

July 30th

August 27th

September 24th

October 29th

Thank you!

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

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

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!

Nomad Podcast              

As some of you might be aware, 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 - (


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. 

Leicester Cathedral at St Nicholas...                              

You may have picked up in the local news that the Cathedral building is closing on 2nd January in the new year for 18+months for major refurbishment and the addition of a new visitor centre. The main 10.30am Sunday Eucharist will continue as normal but take place next door to the Cathedral in the Grand Hall of St Martin's House.

On Sunday afternoons the Choir and congregation have accepted invitations from parishes across the Diocese to join them in Choral Evensong and other special services. Here at St Nicholas we are offering the hospitality of our building for the Cathedral's daily midweek services, all of which are public acts of worship open to all.

Cathedral Services being held at St Nicholas are as follows:

Monday             8.15 Eucharist (Live Streamed to Cathedral Facebook)
Monday             17:30 Choral Evensong

Tuesday            8:30 Morning Prayer (Live streamed to Cathedral Facebook)
Tuesday            13.00 Eucharist (Live Streamed to Cathedral Facebook)
Tuesday            17.30 Choral Evensong

Wednesday     8.30 Morning Prayer (Live streamed to Cathedral Facebook)
Wednesday     17:30 Evening Prayer

Thursday          8.30 Morning Prayer (Live Streamed to Cathedral Facebook)
Thursday          13.00 Eucharist (Live Streamed to Cathedral Facebook)
Thursday          17.30 Evening Prayer

Friday                8.30 Morning Prayer (Live Streamed to Cathedral Facebook)
Friday                17.30 Evening Prayer

please head over to for more information.

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

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.


Covid restrictions have now been lifted but we encourage you to do what you need to to feel safe in our space. Sanitiser is still readily available. We want to be 'safe enough'; to respect those who are feeling most anxious and wary, and live by the principle in 1 Cor 10:23 'Everything is permitted, but everything isn’t beneficial. Everything is permitted, but everything doesn’t build others up.' If you have any concerns relating to Covid please do not hesistate to talk to a member of clergy or a member of St Nick's leadership. The common cup has been reintroduced though if you would prefer to receive only in one kind, that is more than okay! To recieve the weekly newsletter please get in contact and ask to be signed up to the mailing list. You can also stay up to date via our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.