St Nicholas, Newchurch, Rossendale, has been here since 1511. Over the generations it has been a place where people have laughed and cried, prayed and worshipped, and found the love and peace of God.
The worship is modern catholic, reflective and spiritual but above all, happy and welcoming.
The Sacrament is reserved in the church and all major Saint days are celebrated with the Eucharist.
Everyone is made to feel welcome here and everyone matters.
Last Vicar -Rev Sue Davies - now retired.
Sadly, Rev'd Sue has retired from the church, and moved to the Sheffield area, at the end of February. Rev Sue has been our wonderful priest for the past seven and a half years. She has given immense thanks to the congregation for their work in the growth of the church which has become the largest attended in the Deanery.
Sunday Eucharist 10.30 am.
Wednesday Eucharist 10.15 am.
The NARTHEX EXPERIENCE - every third Wednesday 7.30pm.
Sunday School - every second and fourth Sunday.
1. All major Saint Days are celebrated with an evening Eucharist at 7.00 pm.
2. Every first Sunday of the month is a Eucharistic ALL AGE SERVICE.
3. Every third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in the Narthex, an experimental service of worship, praise and modern music called the Narthex Experience.
Telephone numbers of leaders are to be found on the next page - CONTACT US.
PRAISE & PLAY—This is for a group of children from the local St Nicholas School. It is on the first Tuesday of the month at 9.00am.
JOLLY TOTS - This is on the first Friday of the month starting at 9.30am. It is for 0-5 years old from the community and is very popular attracting between 25-30 children. It involves playing with each other in the lovely Narthex and the many toys that we have, as well as a nice break for food and drink. There is a blessing by the Vicar in the church, for toddlers and their carers if they want it. There is no charge.
SUNDAY SCHOOL - This meets during the first part of the service on the second and fourth Sunday of the month, except for the ALL AGE SERVICE on the first Sunday of the month, in which they take part.
The teenage youth group meet downstairs during the first part of the service on the fourth Sunday of the month, except for the ALL AGE SERVICE, in which they take part.
To find out how to arrange to get married in St Nicholas Church or how to arrange a Baptism, click on the LINK in the menu.
HOLY COMMUNION is celebrated in two local residential homes: Brandwood 11.00am and Ashlands 2.00pm on the first Monday of every month. No charge.
HOME COMMUNIONS for anyone who requests it contact the Vicar. No charge.
MONDAY CLUB for the RETIRED of any age.
2.00-4.00pm ish! Tea and conversation and home made cakes, on the second Monday of each month. Leave when you want to. Available to anyone. No charge.
MONDAY FILM CLUB
2.00-4.00pm ish! A modern film club with large screen and superb sound. Tea and biscuits during the interval. Meets on the fourth Monday of the month, and is available to anyone - no charge.
SUNDAY LUNCH CLUB
Why eat alone on the first Sunday of the month? An opportunity to eat together, a substantial 2 course lunch at the Boar's Head for £8.00. Everyone is welcome and sparkling conversation is always on the menu.
BELL RINGING—Every Wednesday at 7.30pm. Anyone can attend from the church or the community, and tuition is free. A novel way to keep fit and make friends. The group plays for the church twice a month and other churches on various dates. They like to celebrate every year with a very nice Christmas Party held in the Church Narthex. No charge.
G Squad YOUTH GROUP for teenagers, Friday from 6.00pm. The group meet twice a month, once for an Emmaus type course and discussion, and the other for getting to know each other. Ring leader for more information. No charge.
SINGING LESSONS—with Janet Lancaster. Individual and group lessons for anyone in the community—variety of styles. Excellent results. Every day of the week 4.00-9.00pm. There is a charge and Janet will need to be contacted - tel: 01706 076508 or you can meet her in church on Sunday.
GRANGE BRASS—Brass band. If you ever wanted to play in a band with a group of like minded people of all ages—this is for you. Available to anyone. Run by our Choir Master - Roger Nicholls. No charge.
FLOWER CLUB—what next! Every Monday night from 7.00pm. Instruction from a professional - Jane Giles. There is a charge for flowers used.