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 is currently in interregnum and the remaining Ministry Team are continuing to carry out the services.
We look forward to welcoming you personally.
Lois Sherman and Nancy Heywood,
LATEST NEWS. Link to Weekly Newsletter here
Revd Susanna Gunner. On Thursday 28th November, Susanna was licensed by the the Bishop of Thetford, during the Thursday Morning Communion service, as a Curate (NSM) to the North Walsham and Edingthorpe Benefice. Best wishes to Susanna in her new role as she becomes part of our Benifice Ministry Team.
2014 Committed Giving Returns. If you have not already done so, please return the completed form supplied or posted to you as soon as possible. This information is required to allow the Committed Giving Officer to determine the expected financial committment for 2014 and this will asist the Treasurer in completing the budget planning for the year beginning 1st Jan 2014. To date only 84 returns have been received or the intentions made known. This also creates problems with issuing the weekly and monthly Giving Envelopes in time for the start of 2014.
Nigel's Pilgrimage Walk
On Wednesday 11 September, our Curate (OLM), Nigel Paterson left North Walsham to begin walking the 880 kilometres of the Camino de Santiago (The Way of Saint James). He started in France, crossed the Pyrenees into Spain and walked to Santiago de Compostela. He completed the pilgrimage and returned to North Walsham on the 18th October. Technology allowing, you can follow progress on his blog, www.nigelpilgrim.blogspot.co.uk. A link, and other news, will be found on our church website.
Work starts on Tower. There has been a great deal of activity around our Church tower starting on 6th May. Extensive scaffolding was erected to enable experts to fully assess the extent of the problems. Following the inspection the scaffolding contractor has taken down the scaffolding, which had extended to the inside of the building as well. 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.
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.
Text Giving. Thanks to the hard work of Chris Sherman the parish is now equipped for 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