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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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 https://www.parishgiving.org.uk/donors/and 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.
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