St Nicolas, Shoreham-by-Sea

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Thank you for visiting A Church Near You for information about the Church of St. Nicolas,
Old Shoreham, in the town of Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, in the Diocese of Chichester.

St. Nicolas’ Church is a parish church of the Church of England, and is situated in St. Nicolas’ Lane off Upper Shoreham Road in north Shoreham. It was built and consecrated to the glory of God, and dedicated in honour of the fourth-century Bishop of Myra in Asia Minor who is the Patron Saint of Seafarers and of Children, and also the historical person behind the legendary figure of Santa Claus. It is a thriving place of worship, attended by a cross-section of the community, including many young families and children.

St. Nicolas’ is an ancient and beautiful church, which was founded before the Norman Conquest, being recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. There is surviving Saxon work in the nave walls and a later Gothic choir and wooden chancel screen, but the church's glory is the fine mid twelfth-century stone carving at the 'crossing' under the sturdy Norman tower. The ornamentation includes chevron with pellets, cable with beads, billet, stud, lozenge and rose, wheel studs, and limpet. There is also a cat's face, and human faces, and a carved wooden beam at the east end of the Nave, which may be unique. The painted ceiling in the Choir is Victorian. The church is normally open all the year round between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm, or later in the summer, and is accessible by wheelchairs.

St. Nicolas’ enjoys good relations with the other churches of Shoreham and district, and
especially with St. Mary de Haura, New Shoreham, with which it forms an ecclesiastical Plurality within the Diocese of Chichester, both churches having been served by the same Vicar since 1897. Many activities take place jointly between the two churches, and there is a shared Weekly News Sheet and monthly Magazine. Please visit the St. Mary de Haura website by clicking on the link at the side of this page for downloadable copies of the Magazine and the Diary of services and events, and further information common to both churches.

St. Nicolas’ and St. Mary’s are also constituent churches of the Shoreham and Southwick Group Ministry, together with the Church of the Good Shepherd, Shoreham Beach; St. Julian's and St. Giles' churches, Kingston Buci; and St. Michael & All Angels Southwick.

Reverend James Grant

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Reverend James Grant
Kingston Buci Rectory
Rectory Rd
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 6EB
(01273) 979811 (Vicar)

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St Nicolas' Patronal Festival
We celebrate the life of St Nicolas, famous for his care and generosity to others, much loved in the guise of Santa Claus, adopted as the patron saint of many different occupations, as well as of our beautiful and ancient church.
Wednesday 6th December 2017 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
 
Quiz Night
Saturday 9th December 19.00 in St Nicolas' and St Mary's School Pit your wits or just enjoy the fish and chip supper (included in the ticket price) See the church website for further details including ticket availability.
Saturday 9th December 2017 at 7:00 PM
Family Friendly
 
Family Christmas Service
A service of Holy Communion for all the family to celebrate the birth of Christ.
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
 
Accordions @ St Nic's 4
Ian and Helen Swyer will again bring together top musicians including the Horsham Accordion Band. Bar and Snacks available Keep an eye on the church website for further details. The performers are giving their services free for this event, which is in aid of the Friends of St Nicolas.
Saturday 3rd March 2018 at 7:30 PM
 
Beating the Bounds
Get to know your parish! Join us for a wonderful guided walk through fields, over hills and along the riverbank, following the boundaries of our beautiful parish. The route starts from the church and is divided into stages, so you can walk part or all of it as you wish. A support vehicle will be on hand at each stage to provide snacks and drinks or a lift to or from the start. See website for details
Saturday 5th May 2018 at 9:30 AM
Family Friendly
 
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Sunday

Holy Communion
Common Worship (Traditional Language)
Every first second and fourth Sunday at 8:30 AM for ¾ hour
Common Worship
Holy Communion (BCP)
Said Eucharist using the Book of Common Prayer
Every third Sunday at 8:30 AM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Pilgrims' Eucharist/Service
Particularly suitable for young families and early years children.
(alternating monthly between Eucharist and non-Eucharist service)
Every first Sunday at 9:30 AM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Parish Eucharist
Common Worship (Order One) Contemporary Language
Every second and third Sunday at 9:45 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Sung Evensong
Every first Sunday at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour

Wednesday

Eucharist
Common Worship (Order One) Contemporary Language
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Common Worship
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St Nicolas' Patronal Festival
We celebrate the life of St Nicolas, famous for his care and generosity to others, much loved in the guise of Santa Claus, adopted as the patron saint of many different occupations, as well as of our beautiful and ancient church.
Wednesday 6th December 2017 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Quiz Night
Saturday 9th December 19.00 in St Nicolas' and St Mary's School Pit your wits or just enjoy the fish and chip supper (included in the ticket price) See the church website for further details including ticket availability.
Saturday 9th December 2017 at 7:00 PM
Family Friendly
Nine Lessons and Carols Service
A service at which we hear the Christmas story and sing Christmas carols. Aterwards there will be mulled wine and mince pies
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Crib Service
An interactive short service telling the Christmas story, with families and young children particularly in mind.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 3:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
Midnight Mass
A service of Holy Communion to celebrate the birth of Christ.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
Family Christmas Service
A service of Holy Communion for all the family to celebrate the birth of Christ.
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Accordions @ St Nic's 4
Ian and Helen Swyer will again bring together top musicians including the Horsham Accordion Band. Bar and Snacks available Keep an eye on the church website for further details. The performers are giving their services free for this event, which is in aid of the Friends of St Nicolas.
Saturday 3rd March 2018 at 7:30 PM
Beating the Bounds
Get to know your parish! Join us for a wonderful guided walk through fields, over hills and along the riverbank, following the boundaries of our beautiful parish. The route starts from the church and is divided into stages, so you can walk part or all of it as you wish. A support vehicle will be on hand at each stage to provide snacks and drinks or a lift to or from the start. See website for details
Saturday 5th May 2018 at 9:30 AM
Family Friendly

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass
Organ

 
     
Guidebooks
Church Open The church is open every day until early evening.
Audio-Visual
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Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 5073
Diocesan ID: AD1811
Built: c900 AD
Archdeaconry: Brighton and Lewes (104)
Deanery: Hove (10402)
Benefice: Old Shoreham and Kingston Buci (10/250BP)
Parish Legal Name: Old Shoreham (100103 )
CofE Church Info: (610103 10/103)
Short URL: acny.uk/5073/
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This page was last updated on Sunday 19th November 2017
 
 
 
St Nicolas : St Nicolas' Lane, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5NH - Access to St Nicolas' Lane is from the Upper Shoreham Road

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