St. Nicholas Church serves the whole community of Newport in worship and very special occasions throughout the year:- June/July Civic Sunday; November - Remembrance Sunday; Carol Singing - after Newport Christmas light switch on; December - Newport Community/Civic Carol Service.
WITHIN THE CHURCH
As well as serving the town, we worship week by week as the people of God in St. Nicholas.
Our main Worship is on a Sunday at 10:30am and finishes around 11.45am.
The churchs' peal of eight bells rings out a call to worship across the town. (see the notes below)
It is a warm, friendly time of worship with Holy Communion in fellowship at the High altar.
We use the Common Worship order of service
A clear word is brought to us each week that has relevance to our daily lives, encouraging us with God's support
Sung worship is led by our organist and a music group with traditional hymns and modern songs.
After the service we continue in the Church for continung fellowship with refreshements.
If you require a time of private prayer or contemplation, the chapel of St. Chad is an oasis of peace in the church.
We always know that God is with us and meeting with us.
On Wednesday at 10:30am we also have a quiet reflective Worship of Said Communion.
This service alternates between the Book of Common Prayer and Common Worship order of service.
Lasting around 40 minutes there is a time for fellowship and refreshments afterwards.
As on Sundays, the chapel of St. Chad is available for private prayer and contemplation.
Details of these services are shown on our SERVICES Page
VISITING THE CHURCH FOR PRAYER AND CONTEMPLATION
The Church is open from 10.00am to 4.00pm every day to enable 100 days of Prayer leading up to our Service of Remembrance on the 11th November. To help in remembering those who have given their lives during the last wars, or specifically to bring to mind those we know whom we love and care for, candles can be lit, petals laid on the altar and prayer requests may be left to be offered during our Sunday Eucharist services.
This is held twice a month (second and fourth Sudnays) at 10:15am in St. Nicholas Parish Church Room on New Street..
where all the children are engaged in the stories and messages from the Bibile in different ways.
This is a very child focussed, interractive and family orientated time of engaging in the stories from the Bibile.
Our leaders are very experienced and bring to life the messages of these stories in different way
Parents are very welcome and if you, as a family wish to, there is time to adjourn to St. Nicholas Church for the offering of Holy Commmunion.
POST - CONFIRMATION GROUP
Those who have recently been confirmed meet together for Communion once a month in the church.
Parents are also very welcome to join us to share and reflect on the Gospel message.
Baptisms take place once a month during our morning Holy Communion service.
A baptism team will arrange the date and guide you through the service to make this a very special and memorable milsetone in your life. Please contact them on our dedicated phone line: 07549 660611.
We have a number of Homegroups who meet at different times during the week.
All are welcome to join us in worship, prayer and Bible reflections.
This ancient, traditional calling of townsfolk to worship is still very much alive in our church, with a very experienced and competent band of bell ringers. Ringing is a fascinating social and team based activity, which is not only a service to the ocmmunity, but a challenging and enjoyable hobby If you might be interested in joining our amazing band, please call:
Richard Talbot on 07583 191120.
Through the academic year, Collective Worship is led by the Church in our Junior school fortnightly.
We travel with Jesus through one of the Gospels each year, covering all four Gospels over a four year period.
The School also comes to Worship in St. Nicholas at the beginning and end of each term to thank God, learn together,
and look forward to the future and new things!
We are also closely partnered with Newport Infants school where we hold a Messy Church in the school once a term.
The Song Squad from the school are regular contributors to Civic and Community special occasions in Church.
Collective worship is also taken in other schools in town.
THE SPIRITUAL BEAUTY OF St. NICHOLAS CHURCH & OUR CHAPEL OF St. CHAD withint the Church
St. Nicholas is a Church that is easy to belong to, and always open to new people joining us and participating.
There is a most beautiful, almost tangible presence of God the Father in St. Nicholas.
Even when empty, you can't help but encounter God so do spent time of reflection with Him in our church..
Contact us if you wish to arrange a time of private prayer and contemplation.
Through all the activities we seek to meet people where they are and help them to discover the Lord,
to grow in him and allow him to renew their lives through the activity of the Holy Spirit.
The Lord is easy to "find" in St. Nicholas and you and your family are most welcome, always.
That is why our Church is not only a most beautiful place to grace a baptism, Wedding or Funeral, there is also something of the love, peace and beauty of God's goodness present for you to experience.
It is spiritually a most wonderful and glorious "safe" place to be.
God bless you
Please look at our Contact Page if you wish to have more information.