September 2017

St Nicholas’ Wayfarer’s Church          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’.

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St Nicholas has now gained trust status
The Trustees hope visitors will support this venture following many years given to the restoration of this lovely ancient church. A Social and Thanksgiving celebration will be held on Sunday Sept 10th 3.45p.m. to which visitors are invited to come along.
The short celebration, will include a CD on the restoration, followed by a Somerset cream tea+Cider! Our thanks to Laura Sheppy.

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. Permission to take internal pictures of St Nicholas may be gained on site (if a blue car is parked outside the porch) or by calling 01278 733 504. Permits will be issued with the requirement that a copy is provided; which will be credited if used for any publicity. Copies must be credited if used.

Events: Sunday Oct 1st 2.30p.m. Animal Blessing> Do bring along all your pets, large or small, prickly or smooth coated but under good management!!

Events: Dates and details to follow. 1) A talk on behalf of MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship). 2) A six session course with workshops entitled Health and Well-Being will be held in the Autumn.

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

Visitors are welcome to picnic in the grounds - but please consider making a donation for the upkeep of church and grounds and towards the Trust application. Upkeep does not come without costs!

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.

Thanks: Grateful thanks are extended to Terry and Simon Ayres, Moorhouse Farm, who prepared the ground for the new patio improving disabled access. And to Derek of Keenthorne Nurseries who sponsored the five 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 Health’.