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Change is Always a Challenge

Most of our readers will know by now that, by the time you read this, St Nicholas church will have permanently closed and the site will up for sale. Change is always a challenge for us all. But it can be exciting too. The Church in every generation and in every era of its life has always had challenges to face because of the changing circumstances in which she finds herself. Our present age is no different.

The decision of the Church Council to ‘go for change and challenge’ has not been taken lightly.  I am grateful to the members of the PCC and the congregation of St Nicholas for the way they have thought about, prayed and importantly realised that, like many organisations, we have to restructure and step out in faith to move our mission to the centre of town based at Holy Trinity church. This will mean another challenge as we seek to look at ways in which we can best serve our community through our church building. This may mean transforming parts of Holy Trinity church inside to fulfil that mission.
Whatever challenges there may be, we always need to remember that it is God’s Church; we serve the Lord of the Church and the Church will prevail.

It is with much gratitude that we thank the Gracewell Community at Cross Roads who have allowed us to continue to worship at the far end of the parish every Wednesday with our Eucharist at 10am followed by our Lent Course as from the 7th March.  Also on the Third Sunday of each month at 8.30am - starting on Sunday 18th March when I will be pleased to celebrate the Eucharist.  Please come along to Gracewell where the cinema will become our chapel for these occasions and we shall be taking some of the precious symbols of St Nicholas with us. There will be an additional service at Gracewell on Easter Day 1st April at 8.30am.

We are not in the business of success but of faithfulness.  We are all called to be good stewards of all that God has provided and He himself with our cooperation will bring it to fulfilment.

Canon Andrew

23 February 2018

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  • 6 February 2018

    STOP PRESS

    We are delighted that the VERY REVEREND ALAN WOODS will be our preacher at St Nicholas church for the final service of Thanksgiving on Sunday 4th March.

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  • 20 January 2018

    Pastoral Care for St Nicholas Congregation

    Father Andrew has successfully secured an alternative venue for our Wednesday Eucharist and a once a month Sunday Service (for those members of St Nicholas who are unable to get to Holy Trinity). We are grateful to Gracewell Community of Weymouth who have offered to accommodate us in one of their small community rooms. As from Wednesday 7th March we will continue to share together in the Eucharist at 10am at Gracewell, which is next to Holy Trinity School, Cross Road. During Lent this will be followed by our Lent Course. The first Sunday Service will be on Easter Day at 8.30 am and thereafter on the third Sunday of each month at 8.30 am.

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  • 10 January 2018

    Happy 55th Wedding Anniversary!

    Following this morning's Eucharist Service in Holy Trinity Church, Linda and Charles invited the congregation to join them for a glass of champagne and a slice of cake to celebrate their 55th Emerald Wedding Anniversary. CONGRATULATIONS to our faithful couple of Dutch heritage - HARTELIJKE GEFELICITEERD!!

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Vicar’s letter for February 2018

“Dear Friends At the beginning of February we celebrate CANDLEMASS or the feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple as described by Luke in his Gospel chapter 2:22-40. This will fairly swiftly be followed by the beginning of Lent and ASH WEDNESDAY on the 14th February. ”

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What’s on

  • Saturday 3 March 2018, 10.00am | Holy Trinity

    Traidcraft BIG BREW 2017

    Holy Trinity Church
    Saturday 3rd March 2017
    From 10.00 – 3.00

    Once again we will be marking Fairtrade Fortnight by holding a Big Brew in the church. Join us for a cup of Fairtrade tea or coffee and a slice of delicious homemade cake for just £2.00.

    All proceeds will go towards the work of Traidcraft Exchange, supporting their ‘Hidden Entrepreneur’ Appeal which focuses on people in developing countries who have the talent and determination to succeed, but lack the opportunity.

    As an extra bonus, this year every donation will be matched by the UK Government meaning twice as much money goes to help people build businesses and create a better future for their families and communities.

  • Sunday 4 March 2018, 10.00am | St Nicholas

    FINAL SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING AT ST NICHOLAS CHURCH - 4TH MARCH 2018

    Last November the Trustees and PCC unanimously voted to start the process to close St Nicholas church and to sell the site.
    It had become impossible to maintain two buildings where both need so much work on them. It was decided to close St Nicholas and to concentrate the church’s future mission at Holy Trinity in Weymouth where the long term vision will be to offer new facilities and mission opportunities as we discover Gods kingdom in a changing world.

    To this end the sale of the site and land at St Nicholas will help us generate funds in which a team of people will work to hopefully gain match funding to repair, and reorder in exciting and imaginative ways Holy Trinity church, Weymouth making what we hope will be a hub for all manner of outreach opportunities as we engage actively in our parish and the community of Weymouth.

    However we want to celebrate all that St Nicholas church has been over 54 years as a church and a community hall.  To this end everyone is warmly invited to the final Eucharist on Sunday 4th March. There will be no 10am service at Holy Trinity on this Sunday.

    At the end of the service there will be light refreshments and a display of photographs depicting the history of how St Nicholas church evolved and changed over the years.

  • Saturday 24 March 2018, 7.30pm | St Paul's Church, Weymouth

    Stainer’s Crucifixion

    A performance of The Crucifixion: a meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer is an oratorio composed by John Stainer in 1887. It is scored for a Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass choir and organ, and features solos for bass and tenor.

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