July 2018

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 – 5.00.

Our 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, to visitors just passing by and to ‘Friends' country wide and abroad. Enjoy your visit - no need to rush!! Much to appreciate. Enjoy a pause in life.

Please Note St Nicholas is now a Charitable Trust. The Trustees hope visitors will support this venture after many years given to the restoration of this lovely church.

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 St Nicholas would be appreciated. Events will be held during 2018 to fulfil the objectives of restoration.

New Booklet Available: 'A Meditation' £3.00 reduced price for visitors. Proceeds to Trust Funds.

Please sign visitor’s book.  There have been over 7500 (+/-) visitors in 12 years.
My thanks to those who sign and comment! It helps development having views and opinions.

Your visit: St Nicholas is a Wayfarers Church, seeking to support each individual’s journey of ‘life’. It is 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; important to our health and well-being which also makes us more efficient. Much of interest may be found, including a growing library; do browse. Most catalogued lists now available. See folders. A master catalogue to be published soon. Do feel free to take away back issues of magazines, donation to upkeep of the grounds welcomed.

Did you know Various areas of St Nicholas may be booked for individual, family or group use or meetings?
The vestry has space for 1 or 2: the Mezzanine for up to 5; the Office (wooden shack with kitchenette) for up to 12; the social area (plus coffee room) suits receptions for up to 30; the nave for 50/60; the Chancel (well suited to group prayer) for up to 25. There is a disabled toilet and heating throughout.
Do hope you will take advantage of the use of these areas in this lovely location, during summer months. Wander through the grounds to relax, watch splendid sunsets and simply chill-out.

Hanging Baskets: Our thanks are extended to Derek of Keenthorne Nursery for their kind sponsorship.

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.

Program for 2018 will include several talks based on the theme: 'HOW THE CHURCH SPEAKS'.

One objective for restoring this church was to provide a quiet place to be and find stillness in this busy, sometimes crazy world. Just enjoy colourful Spring glory, songs of the birds and gusty weather!

Thanks: To Jim Marchent of Fiddington for maintaining the grounds and to Jan Hunt of Kilton for opening the church daily and keeping St Nicholas fresh and clean.

Do Note the original weather vane now used for the hanging baskets.

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 Well-Being’ Making the Invisible visible.