St Nicholas, Stevenage

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St Nicholas is the ancient Parish Church of Stevenage. The Saxon church on this site was replaced by a Norman one in about 1100 AD, but the only remaining part of this is the great, thick-walled flint tower. The church structure has been partially rebuilt so many times that it is a patchwork of nine centuries of local endeavour.
As the New Town was developed after the Second World War, more churches were built and now the town is divided into nine Anglican parishes. The present parish of St Nicholas covers an area across the north of the town, and encompasses a total population in excess of 18,000. This is set to grow with the development of the Great Ashby residential area, to the north of the parish.

The Parishes of St Nicholas and Graveley now form a united benefice, the Vicar of St Nicholas also being Rector of St Mary's, Graveley.

Inside St Nicholas Church there are many items of interest: the ancient stone font with medieval carved wooden cover; a magnificent carved reredos dating from around 1890, the medieval rood screen rediscovered in 1841, having been lost since the time of the Reformation; six 14th century misericords, and an impressive Victorian organ.

 

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Rev David Brown
2a North Road
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 4AT
(01438) 213587
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Sunday

Holy Communion
Weekly Sunday Service
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Parish Communion
Common Worship S-Club Minis S-club
Every second fourth fifth and last Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1½ hours
Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
All Age Worship
Worship all together. All ages welcome
Every first Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee
Service of the Word
Every third Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
church: RELOADED
Every Sunday at 4:30 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Coffee

Wednesday

Book of common prayer
Every first and third Wednesday at 11:15 AM for 1 hour
Coffee Book of Common Prayer
Morning Prayer
Every second fourth and fifth Wednesday at 11:15 AM for ¾ hour
Coffee
Evening/night prayer
A quiet service, held in the Lady Chapel
Wednesday at 7:00 PM for 35 minutes
Sunday School Youth Group Bell Ringing Grade 1 Listed Building Conservation Area Supports Fairtrade goods Spire/steeple Floodlighting Stained glass Guided Tours Guidebooks / notes Organ Audio Visual Facilities Brass Rubbing Church Open Nurture Courses Wheelchair Access / Ramp Accessible Car parking Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Assistance Dogs Toilets Baby Changing Facilities Visitor Parking Available
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Due to security Church is usually locked outside of service times, but a key can be made available on request for viewing, private prayer etc. Visit our website www.saintnicholaschurch.org.uk for contact details.

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Clergy: The Revd David Mark BROWN
A Church Near You ID: 7921
Built: 1100
Style of worship: Open Evangelical
Our Patron: Bishop of St Albans
Archdeaconry: HERTFORD (323)
Deanery: STEVENAGE (32307)
Parish Legal Name: St. Nicholas, Stevenage (320223 32/223)
CofE Church Info: (632223 32/223)
Short URL: acny.uk/7921/
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St Nicholas : Rectory Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 4DA

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