St. Nicholas Church serves the whole community of Newport in worship and very special occasions throughout the year:- November - Remembrance Sunday; Carol Singing - after Newport Christmas light switch on;
December - Newport Community/Civic Carol Service and numerous School services and concerts.
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 3.00pm every day. St. Chad's chapel on the South side of the church is perfect for quiet reflection.
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.
or our Rector: 07982 239783
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
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.