Parish News & Events


Please could Parishioners get any material for weekly News Sheets to the Parish office by Wednesday evenings.  

We generally do an update for this web page on Friday evening…. or maybe Saturday morning if webmaster gets home from work  too late!

Our online calendar is set out in the tab “Parish News and Events” - or you can click through to Google Calendar.


Joel homeless shelter

At the Harvest Service Sunday on October 1, we are collecting for the Joel homeless shelter in Norbiton. Please bring non-perishables and toiletries to the service to help those in need. 


Barn Dance 

We are having a Barn Dance on Saturday November 18 at 7pm in the church hall. Tickets are £15/head and include supper. Bring your own drinks.  Come and join the fun!


The Alpha Course

Alpha is great fun, and a relaxed way to explore some of the big questions of life. 

The first session is open to everyone, with no commitment to continue, so come and see what Alpha is like for yourself.

The Alpha course lasts for 11 sessions.  Most sessions begin on Monday September 25 at 7:30pm with a meal, followed by a talk on some aspect of Christianity, and there is an opportunity to discuss what you have heard in a small group.  We finish at 9:30pm and there is no charge at attend.

If you would like to come, please contact the parish office by email parishoffice@stnicholaschurch.org.uk or phone 0208 398 9641.  

We look forward to seeing you there.






Last week’s or prior news repeated: 


Harvest Supper 

Harvest Supper we are hosting the annual Harvest Supper which will take place on Saturday September 30 at 7pm. We plan to show a DVD of the Millienium play, put on by the church to celebrate the Millenium. If you would like to come there is a sign up sheet at the back of church, or let the parish office know.


Ephesians Bible study group

Our sermon series this summer is Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.  However, since we did not studying Ephesians at last Sunday’s Family Service (Sept 3), there will not be a study group this Tuesday  (September 5), but we recommence on Tuesday September 12 at 12pm.  in the Smee Room. No need to book, just come along, and stay for lunch afterwards.

 

Choir Practices

Choir Practices have resumed every Thursday in church at 7pm. New members are always welcome – please just turn up on the day. With many thanks – Reuben.


St Nicholas’ Parents and Toddlers

St Nicholas’ Parents and Toddlers group is at 9:30am in the church hall. Elaine Heptonstall needs another volunteer to help with teas and coffees. The commitment would be only once every five weeks for 2 hours on Thursday mornings. If you feel you would like to get involved please call Elaine on 0208 398 7211


Children’s Singing Day October 21

This is a 1-day workshop for 7-11 year olds, at St Andrew & St Mark’s church, Surbiton, and will involve learning all sorts of fun songs in a variety of styles. The day will end with a short, informal performance to parents and friends. Places are £10 (additional siblings £5), and are limited so please register in advance. Details on the notice board at the back of church or from the Parish Office.


Pray for St. Nicholas

There is an opportunity to pray for St. Nicholas, the various initiatives in the church, the new Alpha course, and the growth of our church. This is a weekly half hour meeting in the Smee room on Tuesday 11-11:30am.  Pray is a key element in all we do, so please come and join us as we ask for God’s blessing.




Events:  (this is generally stuff which has been “news”, but is now sorted below in chronological order)


Harvest Supper 

Harvest Supper we are hosting the annual Harvest Supper which will take place on Saturday September 30 at 7pm. We plan to show a DVD of the Millienium play, put on by the church to celebrate the Millenium. If you would like to come there is a sign up sheet at the back of church, or let the parish office know.


Children’s Singing Day October 21

This is a 1-day workshop for 7-11 year olds, at St Andrew & St Mark’s church, Surbiton, and will involve learning all sorts of fun songs in a variety of styles. The day will end with a short, informal performance to parents and friends. Places are £10 (additional siblings £5), and are limited so please register in advance. Details on the notice board at the back of church or from the Parish Office.





4 o'clock service   

Since last October we have been holding our new monthly afternoon service aimed at families.  The service takes place in the church hall, and is fun, informal, interactive, and has special things such as puppets, a bible story, prayer and worship, and it ends with a meal!  Come along and see for yourself.


Tots Praise 

Tots praise is a fun and lively service with songs, stories, prayers and lots of fun for babies and children up to 5 years old and their carers. This runs on the second Thursday of the month at 9.30 am in St Nicholas Church. Please speak to Katie Traub if you have any queries 0208 224 2880.


Sunday School

Please note that Children’s Sunday School is now held in the Church Hall every third and fourth Sunday in the month during the 10 a.m. service. 


 

Reminders

Gift Aid/Church Giving at St Nicholas

If you are a visitor or church member who does not belong to our freewill offering scheme and are a taxpayer, it would help us enormously if you could you put your gift to our church in one of the white envelopes found on the pews. Please make sure your full name and address and signature are included as we cannot claim the tax back from the Exchequer without this information  Thank you.

Email

If you would like to be on a mailing list for News from St Nicholas, just sign up! To sign up, email news@stnicholaschurch.org.uk  – and in the email, just type “yes please, opt-in” in the subject header. No prose necessary in the body of the email. 

 If you are on the electoral roll we would also like to have your email address. This would not only save much valuable time in the office but also make a big saving on postage. Please let the parish office have your details by email.

We will add you to our mailing list for Parish News and may use it for other Parish affairs. However we will NOT sell or distribute parishioners’ email addresses to outside parties.

 If you want to opt out, all you need to do is to email me again at the news@stnicholaschurch.org.ukemail address with the header Opt Out and we will of course promptly take you off. 


Howlers?

You, dear reader, appear to have scrolled down to the far reaches of this page—so you may be an observant type. If you have noticed any mistakes, errors, omissions—or even howlers, I would consider it a kindness if you were to let me (Martin Perrin -see tab “Contact us, map”), know  - there is a bottle of wine in it for the first person to do so in a month.


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