St Nicolas Church Bookham Spring 2014 (4

Welcome to St Nicolas

   Great Bookham

Building Faith in the Community

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Building for the Future

the work starts NOW!

We are making some improvements to the inside of our church building. While the work is in progress we are still worshiping and meeting. Sunday services continue to be held in the church. Weekday activities are continuing in other places because the church is closed apart from Sundays. 

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Our Stewardship campaign started on Sunday, 24th July. Please click the image for more information

Children's Ministry Summer dates

Worshipping in Church

Services are held in church every Sunday at 8.00am and 10.00am, and on the third Sunday of the month a 6.30pm service of Evensong is held in church .

 

Apart from Sundays the church is currently closed until the end of November while we make some improvements to the inside of the building. (Please see the Building for the Future note above.)

 

A service of Holy Communion is held in the Church Room every Thursday at 10.00am.

You are very welcome to join us for one of our church services and in order to keep everyone safe we are asking for the following Covid safeguards to be followed please:

  • We shall continue to provide an area for those who prefer an element of social distancing. This will be in the south aisle of the church. If sitting in this area, we ask that masks are worn.

  • We are no longer asking for masks to be worn in other areas of the church. However, if you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, please do.

  • The choir will continue to lead from the side chapel. However, this is no longer due to Covid requirements but rather a preference for doing so.

  • We will continue to offer a wafer from the chancel step. In addition, we will be offering the chalice from Easter Sunday. This will be available from in front of the organ pipes although, of course, there is no compulsion to partake.

  • Those not sitting in the south aisle are asked to return to their seats via the north aisle.

  • We are not proposing any change to the exchange of the Peace in the near future i.e. it will remain non-contact.

  • When it comes to giving, we are not proposing the passing of bags for the collection. Collection plates and card readers will be provided at the beginning and end of the service. Standing Orders with gift aid are very much encouraged. And the plate will be brought up at the end of the Offertory Hymn to represent all the ways in which people give.

  • Taking a Lateral Flow Test remains good practice particularly when recently in contact with others who have tested positive.

Please see here for further information, including the Rector's weekly emails ( most recent 28 July ) 
If you would like to receive emails from us, you can sign up here

Online services

'The Adventure of Faith', Sunday 07  August 2022, 10am

An excerpt from the service comprising the readings, the sermon, the Living Faith segment and the intercessions is now available with subtitles.

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Did you know that you can watch most of  our services and videos on your smart TV? 
Just go to YouTube and search for 'St Nicolas Great Bookham'

Upcoming services will be posted on this page, and you can find all previous videos here                                     

There is always lots to be done at St Nicolas! If you feel you could help in some way, please see our new Jobs Board here.
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Prayer

Surely at this time prayer is more important than ever. Please do pray for our community and all those in the caring professions as well as everyone affected by the Coronavirus. There is support for daily prayers at our Prayer Page, where you can also ask us to pray for someone or something important to you

Photo by Rosie Fraser on Unsplash

Prayer resources that you may find helpful

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Giving to the Church

If you would normally give to St Nicolas at a Sunday Service, or would just like to support us especially at this time, please visit our Donations Page to see how to do this online. Thank you

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Parish Notices, Information and Contacts

 

News Letter The current version of our weekly Newsletter can be found here

Parish Magazine The latest copy of our monthly St Nicolas News magazine is available to read here

Team Spirit The latest copy of the Churches Together in Bookham magazine is available at this link:

 

Contacting us 

 

You can contact the Parish Office on weekdays between 09:00 to 12:00:

For a full contact list click here

Safeguarding

 

In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy our church is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our community.  

Are you a survivor or victim of church related abuse? Could you help the Diocese of Guildford to learn from the past and protect the future?

Please click on the safeguarding link below for more details: