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This Week at St Nicholas...

©Morna Simpson

Carols at St Nicholas...                              

As we move into advent and the festive season is up0n us, it's time again for our annual carol service. 


Join us on Sunday 5th December at 6:30pm 

Autumn Book Group...                              

We  are offering fortnightly gatherings to talk about this book, one chapter at a time through October and November. You can join the group online on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm : 2nd December.



Please could you email Manuela to register your interest, and to indicate if you would like to join in on Thursdays online , Sundays in person, or either. You can buy the book here or at Christian Resources in St Martin's House. 

The Backwater Sermons...

According to the press surrounding Jay's recently launched book of poetry.....In late 2019, his fascination with old church buildings turned into a life-changing encounter with the God he had never believed in, and he was baptised in the Anglican church. (That's us).


In this new poetry collection, Jay details his journey through faith and baptism during an unprecedented world-wide pandemic. As he finds God in the ruined factories and polluted canals of his home city, Jonah is heckled over etymology, angels appear in tube stations, and Jesus sits atop a multi-story car park. Cathedrals are trans, trans people are cathedrals, and amidst it all God reaches out to meet us exactly where we are.


Jay’s poetry explores belief in the modern world and offers a perspective on queer faith that will appeal not only to Christians, but young members of the LGBT+ community who are interested in faith but unsure of where to start.


You can buy it here, from him in person, and at all major retailers including Christian Resources in St Martin's House. 

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

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.


Services...


We have reviewed our worship pattern again and will return to IN PERSON worship on Sundays.  We continue to encourage the wearing of face masks inside and maintain some social distancing. We are now singing in doors, but request people do so with masks on. 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.' 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.