November 2017

St Nicholas’ Wayfarer’s Church - A Charitable Trust No: 117328
Here ‘The Word’ is Enthroned: Nurturing Spiritual Growth

Affiliated to: The Quiet Garden Movement, Retreat Association; Friends of Friendless Churches. Ancient Monuments Society

Please note 24 hour CCTV covers church (interior and exterior) and grounds.
Open 10.00 – dusk.

My thanks to Edward Martin of EM Computers, Williton, for his sponsorship; transferring the Newsletter to St Nicholas’ web page. EM Comp’s: offers a fine service: parts, sales, personal help when things go astray!

Welcome, Greetings to all visitors, those passing, and to ‘Friends country wide and abroad’.

St Nicholas has now gained trust status. The Trustees hope visitors will support this venture after many years given to the restoration of this lovely church. A Social and Thanksgiving celebration was held on Sunday Sept 10th 3.45p.m. to which 40 visitors came along. The short celebration included a CD on the restoration, followed by a Somerset cream tea + Cider! Our thanks to Laura Sheppy for Sheppy's Sponsorship of this event.

Thanks: Our grateful thanks are extended to Jean Thomas who made all the scones and provided the cream tea, and to all those who helped to make it such a happy and successful event.

The restoration of St Nicholas was privately funded. It is now managed by 10 Trustees. Any support financially or by volunteering, that visitors are able to contribute to the long-term care of this lovely church would be gratefully appreciated by Trustees. Many events will be held during 2018 to fulfil the objectives of its restoration. See the first of these events/courses below.

Please sign visitor’s book.  There have been over 7200 (+/-) visitors in 11 years.
My thanks to those who sign and comment! It helps development to be aware of views and opinions.

Your visit: St Nicholas is a Wayfarers Church, seeking to support each individual’s journey of ‘life’; a place to find rest and stillness. A quiet peaceful place; please respect this for the sake of other visitors. An objective is to promote individual spiritual growth. Much of interest may be found, including a growing reference library; do browse. Most catalogued lists now available. See folder.
Do take away back issues of magazines, a donation towards upkeep of the grounds is welcomed.

Photographers please note: Kindly remember photographing the exterior of any building is legal. Permission is required for any taken internally reasons of security of both the property and its content.

Retreats: Retreats may be arranged on a group or personal basis. Contact Annette on 01278 733 504.

Events: Pre Advent Courses: Details of two short courses, to be held in November, will be posted on the notice board and in the church soon. These courses open the programme of events for 2017-2018 under the theme : 'HOW THE CHURCH SPEAKS'. All welcome.

The primary objective for restoring this church was to provide a quiet place to be, find stillness in this busy world and experience the Presence of the Risen One, and at this time of year a time to enjoy emerging Spring flowers, evening songs of the birds and lovely sunsets.

Do enjoy the surroundings, pause and rest awhile. Do take a copy of Poems and Blessings before leaving. Hoping you will experience the peace of St Nichols, continue your journey refreshed, and come again!
Blessings, Annette

St Nicholas’ role is to proclaim the Gospel according to Jesus Christ:
‘Physician of Righteousness and Health’.