Welcome to St Nicholas Parish Church, North Walsham


    As the churchwardens of St Nicholas, North Walsham we hope you find this website useful and informative.

    This is a large and busy church with much happening.  The Church is located at the centre of the Market Place and is open every day.

    Many people come to light a candle, to say a prayer or leave a prayer request, look around at its amazing history and beauty or just enjoy a little peace and quiet.  Above all we hope that you will join us in worship on a Sunday – our main service is the Parish Communion at 10am with associated worship and activities for children.

    We do, however, have a wide variety of worship both on Sundays and in the week – full details can be found on this site.

    The parish has just finished its period in interregnum (see 'Latest News' below) and the remaining Ministry Team will be working to assist the new incumbent to resume the full range of services.

    We look forward to welcoming you personally.

    Lois Sherman and Nancy Heywood,



    LATEST NEWS.     Link to Weekly Newsletter here

    Appointment of New IncumbentThe Bishop of Thetford led the service for the Collation and Induction of the Revd. Paul Cubitt as the new Vicar of the Benefice of St Nicholas, North Walsham and All Saints, Edingthorpe on Thursday 17th July 2014.  The service was attended by Paul's family and guests, civic representatives, Deanery Ministry, North Walsham, Edingthorpe, Blofield and Hemblington parishioners.  We had a beautiful warm evening and following the service refreshment were served by Mark (Cockerel Tearoom) and were enjoyed by all who stayed.  There was plenty of opportunity for socialising and conversation, between the different communities, as we were able to utilise the grassed area of the churchyard near the church rooms.  Paul, his wife Clare, and sons Edward and Oliver have moved into the vicarage  Please remember them in your thoughts and prayers as they start their new ministry and life in the North Walsham Benifice.  Lois and Nancy.

     Work starts on Tower.  Following the initial erection/dismantling of scaffolding in 2013, for the survey of the work required on the tower, there has been a great deal of activity around our Church tower beginning in June 2014.  Extensive scaffolding is being erected to enable experts to carry out the works necessary, following last year's survey.  This programme of work is planned to to last until December 2014 and fundraising is continuing.  A brochure, supporting the major appeal to help raise the necessary funds to properly repair the tower, has been published and is available in church.

    Now you can help with the repair of the tower of St Nicholas Church and be recorded in the history of North Walsham.  Read this news article for further information.


    Architect highlights need for major repairs to windows and tower.  Defective pointing is causing trouble and many windows need releading and structural repair.  Copies of the Architect's Reports on repairs required to the Tower and the Roofs.  We are pleased to report that we have passed the first round of the English Heritage application and they are now doing their own detailed surveys to see how they may be able to help us.

    Diocese of Norwich Summer Trail   The church will be taking part in the Diocese of Norwich Summer Trail and families can have their map stamped at St Nicholas, when they have located its hiding place.  The link for more information on this activity is www.dioceseofnorwich.org/summerIt starts on Monday 28th July until Sunday 7th Sept and there will be posters in the church and in the Children's Corner.  The stamp for recording visits to St Nicholas, North Walsham will be located in the church building and visitors are meant to 'find' the stamp as part of visiting the church.
    Outbreak of First World War Commerative Service   There will be a commerative service to remember the outbreak of the First World War 100 Years ago.  For details see the poster.


    St Nicholas Church 2014 Summer Fete    This year's fete will be held on 9th August 2014 from 8.30 to 12.30.  The event will be held at the end of the 2014 Open Churches Week.  The fete will be held in the churchyard as usual, even though the contractors are working on the Tower repairs and their site office and security fencing has meant changes to the position of some stalls.  This fete is one of the main fund raising events for St Nicholas Church funds, so please come and support the fete and enjoy the variety of stalls that will be available on the day.


    Text Giving. The parish is now equipped to receive text giving. That means that you can text a gift to the Church via your mobile phone. You simply put the text "SNNW01" with the amount you wish to give and send it to "70070"

    Headley Trust offer grant to restore our medieval screen.  We have been offered practical help as part of a regional scheme.

    • St Nicholas Church, North Walsham - Charity Registration Number: 1130505


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  • Events This Week 

    Sunday 3rd August
    8:00am  Holy Communion - Prayer Book
    10:00am  Parish Communion
    11:45am  Baptism Service
    6:30pm  Evensong - Said

    Monday 4th August
    9:00am  Open Churches Week
    9:00am  Morning Prayer

    Tuesday 5th August
    9:00am  Morning Prayer

    Wednesday 6th August
    9:00am  Morning Prayer

    Thursday 7th August
    9:00am  Coffee Morning in the Church Halls for the Hall Funds
    9:00am  Morning Prayer in the Lady Chapel
    10:30am  Holy Communion in the Memorial Chapel
    12:30pm  Organ & Piano Recital given by John Farmer

    Friday 8th August
    9:00am  Morning Prayer

    Saturday 9th August
    8:30am  Church Fete

    Sunday 10th August
    8:00am  Holy Communion - Prayer Book
    10:00am  Parish Communion
    6:30pm  Evensong - Said




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