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
(01438) 213587
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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


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
Evening/night prayer
A quiet service, held in the Lady Chapel
Wednesday at 7:00 PM for 35 minutes



Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight
Brass Rubbing
Guided Tours Guidebooks
Church Open 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 for contact details.
Other information
Clergy: The Revd David Mark BROWN
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 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)
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The current editor is: John Forster

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This page was last updated on Saturday 16th February 2013
St Nicholas : Rectory Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 4DA

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