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St. Nicholas Sholden is a small village church located on the Deal-Sandwich road and until 1985 had its own vicar but since then has been part of the Parish of St. Leonard's Deal.
The Sunday services are either Holy Communion which are on the 1st and 3rd Sundays or are Family Services on the 2nd & 4th Sundays. On Thursday evenings at 6.30pm there is a prayer time.
Each Friday the church is open from noon to 2pm to give people the opportunity to simply be in church undisturbed. You have the chance to sit and pray or just sit and take time out from life's hectic schedule.
On the first Saturday of each month from February to December we hold a cake sale outside the church in order to raise funds for the church.
The church has close links with Sholden CofE Primary School located just 2-300 mtrs along the Deal-Sandwich road and because of this link many of the children and their parents attend our Family Service. It's family orientated and the children play their part in the worship.
The church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, is an example of the thirteenth century in its present state. It is built of flint with Caen stone dressings and Hythe stone buttresses. It shows in the flint work patches of reconstruction. Of its foundation a single fragment of moulding built in as a top stone of a putt log hole high up in the north wall might be 12th century work and so suggest that there was a small church of that date.
The original Deal to Sandwich road passed the church through what is now the present graveyard with the doorway being on the north side of the church. This doorway has been enclosed and is now the vicar’s vestry. The current road or turnpike was approved by parliament in 1795 and it was constructed shortly afterwards deviating from the old path at Jenkins Well. This is between the public entrance to Warden House School and the hairdressers.
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