St Nic's aims to be a gracious, Christian community which is connecting people with Jesus.
The purpose of a church is determined by the interaction between what it believes and where it lives, its theology and its culture. Our purpose recognises the primacy of God's grace in dealing with us and the community He has set us in. The image of 'an oasis of grace at the heart of the city' captures some of the dynamics of our ministry and situation.
Our hope is that we can be faithful to the Scriptures and historic, Christian gospel and at the same time flexible and creative in their application to our situation here in the centre of Durham in the 21st Century. People of all ages make St. Nic's their spiritual home. We have a lively and active children and youth programme, a full student programme, a large number of midweek small groups for prayer and bible study, Alpha courses, outreach programmes and a coffee lounge open every day.
For at least the last 150 years of its history St Nic's has maintained an evangelical witness in the centre of Durham. Our fellowship includes residents in our own parish, people from overseas studying in this country and holiday makers.
We have a very privileged situation, and God gives us many blessings in it. We hope and pray you will share them.