As you can see, St. Nicholas has had a long history of influence in the community and the world beyond. Please have a look around this site and read about its amazing history
Yet, we don’t live in the past. We are an active church that has a mix of online and in-building services both here and in our Mission Area. We support a number of charities including the Food Bank, Christian Aid, and the Alzheimer’s Society. We enjoy working with other groups including those connected to the School, Chapels, and Civic groups.
I think the most important part of what we do is provide an active place of welcome and worship captured in the hymn:Let Us Build A House
Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live, a place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive; built of hopes and dreams and visions, rock of faith and vault of grace; here the love of Christ shall end divisions: All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.
In verse four the hymn goes on to say:
Let us build a house where hands will reach beyond the wood and stone to heal and strengthen, serve and teach, and live the Word they've known. Here the outcast and the stranger bear the image of God's face; let us bring an end to fear and danger: All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.
No church, or group of Christians gathered will do this perfectly, but St. Nicholas is a church that intentionally tries to live this loving service. We make mistakes and learn from them. We grow in our relationship with God and one another. That is one of the things I love about St. Nicholas and I know others value that also.
So, come visit us. Sit a moment and drink in the peace. May you find rest and peace for your soul within the walls of this sacred place.
Rev. Dr Alexis Smith