About Us

St Nicholas Church welcomed the Rev Nick White as their new priest-in-charge in January 2022.

Baptisms, weddings and funerals

Please click on "Get in Touch" to contact us about a baptism, a church wedding or a church funeral. 


We gather for weekly worship on Sunday mornings, starting at 10am. This always include songs of praise, learning together from the Bible, and prayer.

On the first Sunday of the month, we gather for our all age service, which is ideal for families with children. It is  informal, creative and interactive.  And there's croissants and toast from 9:15am.

On most other Sunday mornings we gather for a service of Holy Communion. A few times a year, there is a 5th Sunday in the month and on these mornings we do something different to add some variety - check our list of services and events for more details.

Activities for children and young people

Minecraft and More is a group for children in school years 4 - 7.  It happens most Thursdays duriing school term time, 5 -6:30pm at 70 Thanington Road. We have tea together, do activities together in Minecraft, and talk about life and Christian faith. For more details click on "Get in touch" and send us a message. Look at our Services and Events page to check the dates for this term.


Bell-ringing practice takes place on Tuesday evenings. They ring the bells on Sunday mornings before the church service. If you are interested in getting involved or learning to ring, click on "Get in touch" and send us a message.


Once a month, there is an opportunity to Come And Meet Each Other over lunch. This usually takes place in the church hall, although in the summer it may be held outdoors. The meal includes main, dessert, hot drinks and often chocolates too! Booking is essential and there is a cost of £7 per head.To book, call Caroline Mettam on 01227 463622 or click on "Get in touch" and send us a message.


Other occasional events will be listed on the "Services and events" page.

Hiring the church and / or hall

The church and the small church hall can also be hired on a one-off or on a regular basis.  The church is an historic building with good acoustics and comfortable chairs (not pews). The hall includes simple kitchen facilities and a toilet. For more details click on the 'Hire' page. Alternatvely click on "Get in touch" and send us a message.

Who's who?

Vicar: Rev Nick White

Church wardens: Caroline Mettam and Tony Martin

Safeguarding Officer: Jane Challoner

PCC secretary:  Robert Garlick

Bell-ringing (Tower Captain): Tony Martin

Safeguarding statement:

The parish of Thanington: St Nicholas is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO): Jane Challoner, 01227 463622.

The Diocese of Canterbury’s safeguarding pages contain relevant links and information, including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA), who advises the PSO. For more details, visit https://www.canterburydiocese.org/safeguarding

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.