Welcome to St Nicholas’ Church in the heart of North Walsham. For centuries people have worshipped on this site. They have come for joyful and sad times, for baptisms (christenings), weddings and funerals. They have come for the major festivals of the church at Easter and Christmas. They have silently slipped in and prayed silently and slipped out again during the course of a day. They have gathered Sunday by Sunday to celebrate the resurrection and the good news of Jesus Christ. And we continue to do so today.
Why not join us – you will be made very welcome.
Revd Paul Cubitt
Lent started on Ash Wednesday (1st March). Groups have been planned and more information is available on the "2017 Lent Groups / Activities" webpage.
There is a selection of Lent Readings and material available on the Sunday Bookstall offered by George Mason. Also do browse the 15 or so books from Ivan Appleby’s valuable collection on the “borrowing book” shelf. Read, mark, learn and inwardly digest.
1st 2017 Lent Walk - The walk, from the start place on Overstrand Road, in Cromer, on the 18th March, was appreciated by 9 walkers. We scaled the heights of the cliff path near the lighthouse and the weather was in our favour and allowed us to complete the walk, enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and almost get back to our cars before the rain arrived. Looking forward to the Reepham walk.
2nd Lent Walk - The originally published start time of 2pm has been revised to now be at 10:30am on the 25th March 2017 from the planned start place in Reepham.
3rd Lent Walk - This walk starts from the Vernon Arms PH (parking at the PH or the nearby village hall) at the revised time of 10:30am on the 8th April 2017. As this is the last of this year's series of walk we will be able to join in the Lunch at the Vernon Arms. The sample menus and booking forms are available in church, so please apend your choices. If the weather prevents us from starting the walk we will still carry on with the lunch.
The 2017 St Nicholas Church Electoral Roll (ER) Revision will start on 19th March in preparation for The Annual Parochial Meeting in April. Take this opportunity to view the ER Book and check that your details are there and correct. Please contact Chris Sherman (Electoral Roll Officer), Vicar or the Churchwardens for an ER application form. Your ER membership affects your ability to vote and also to stand for some roles within the Church.
Monday 27th – Saturday 1st April. Spring Cleaning at St Nicholas. The Sunshine has highlighted dust and cobwebs in nooks and crannies, from floor to ceiling! Extra equipment is being brought in, and individual hoovers with soft brush attachments welcome. Advice on correct polishing has been obtained, but willing hands needed. The plan is to start with pew ends, choir stalls, probably starting from 9.30 am after Morning Prayer. Kneelers, polish and brushes will be supplied. Please let Paul or the Parish Office know if you can offer a couple of hours, bring a friend to chat with, and rotas and areas to cover will be planned!
Maundy Thursday Chrism Eucharist 13th April 11.00 am at Norwich Cathedral, all warmly welcomed by Bishop Graham
“We renew our ordination vows, bless the oils for use in initiation and healing, and recommit ourselves as clergy and lay people in our ministry for the coming year.”
Please park in the city if possible, rather than the Cathedral Close. A free sandwich lunch will be available for all after the service. (Please email email@example.com if you wish to stay for it).
The Annual Report covering January to December 2016 will be presented at the Annual Parochial Meeting on Wednesday 26th April. Please would all Groups that are part of St Nicholas, send their Reports to the Parish office, either by email or a hard copy, for inclusion in the full Report (By Tues 18th April please) - a short piece describing what they have done during the past year … their aims, speakers, events; include details of when, where & how often you meet, and a contact number for people who might wish to join.
Saturday 29th April. Quiz with supper 7 pm Church Halls Gather your team together for an enjoyable evening of fun and fellowship. Contact the organisers to inform them of your donated portion of the supper.
Adult singers – do consider joining the St Nicholas’ Voices – come along to a rehearsal – usually the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 7.30 pm each month. The more of us there are, the more we can contribute to all the St Nicholas musical events and services.
The Alongside Team - For details of the St Nicholas, North Walsham Alongside Team, go to the webpage.
If you have attended any of our services or groups and wish to comment or have a question / comment about this website, please use the 'Contact Us' link.
• St Nicholas Church, North Walsham - Charity Registration Number: 1130505