Here is the link to the video of the service at Wrea Green Remembrance Wood
See Bishop Jullian's latest video via the link below
It is a shame our UK weather does not allow us to continue on the Green for our Sunday worship. If the advice on COVID remains the same as it is now, on Sunday the 5th of October and until further notice, church services will resume in our church building. There will be two services on Sundays, one at 9.30am and one at 4.00pm where the same service will be repeated (so please don't come to both). This will give people the choice of which service to come to therefore reducing numbers at each service. It will also give time to deep clean between the two gatherings. Hopefully there will be an even split in numbers and we can maintain a safe two meter distance between family bubbles and individuals. Of course masks will have to be worn with no singing. If you have downloaded the NHS app then please try and remember to bring your smartphone to scan the code on entry into church. If you do not own a smartphone then please bring a pen to fill in the attendance sheet for 'track and trace'. All this will be subject to change depending on the ever changing government rules and regulations.
God loves a cheerful giver!" (2Corintians 9 v7) Please donate to the work of St Nicholas Wrea Green by using the link below
Sunday 15 November would have been JAM celebration and members of JAM would have led the 9.30 service. We plan to hold the celebration on this day on zoom, at a time to be arranged to suit most participants, but not to clash with the two services in church. Everybody is welcome - please email Cheryl : firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
If you do not already receive JAM news by email and would like to do so, again please email Cheryl
Prayers for Sunday 26th July
Intercession 40 - 26 th July 2020
Lord Jesus we know that you sit on the right-hand side of God the Father, and we ask that you hear our prayers and intercede for us.
Please strengthen and encourage all persecuted Christians and help them to know that they are loved by you; remind them that you are their strength and shield. We ask you today to give courage and comfort especially to Christians in countries like China, Eritra, and Iran. Lord, be close to our persecuted brothers and sisters. Help them to know that you are lord and that you have a plan for their lives. May they find rest, joy and hope. Thank you that you are close to the broken hearted and thatyou will save those who are crushed in spirit. May they and all of us learn to trust you in all things.
We pray for the world leaders and ask that they govern with wisdom, mercy and truthfulness especially at the moment the leaders of Russia and China. We pray that they will do what is right in your eyes We also ask you to guide us on the important decisions regarding the United Kingdom and the rest of the European Union. We ask that in your infinite wisdom the Holy Spirit will guide all our MPs to make fair, honourable and wise decisions.......
Please remind us all here at St Nicholas of the importance of supporting your church and your work and your people financially. Lord we know that that everything wehave comes from you and of your own do give you. Remind us of the need tosupport this your church and of the joy of helping others and demonstrating the lovethat you so readily show us.
We ask for your help to treat and guide all those who suffer and those at risk from the corona virus. We ask that your holy spirit will guide and help scientists find a cure and we ask you be close to and protect medical staff who treat those affected. We thank you for the progress that has been made and ask for your continued help to eradicate this disease.
Lord we want our friends and family to know you. We pray that our lives will bear witness to your Spirit, Your unconditional love and Your Grace so that others will draw closer to you.
We also ask you to comfort the family friends of all those who have recently died. Lord please comfort and heal them and may they, their families and friends feel the warmth of your love.
Lord we ask for discernment in all our daily decisions that we will know Your leading and Your guidance so that we live and work as you would have us do.
Prayers written by Frank Andrews
More details can be found on our COVID - 19 page
10 ways to worship together even if not gathered
Today, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby and Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu called for all Church of England churches to suspend public worship to help stem the spread of Coronavirus.In light of today's announcement, we have created a list of 10 ways churches can worship even if they cannot be gathered together. Click here for the list of ideas.
Let us pray for one another during this difficult time.
"Cast all your cares on to Him, for He cares for you."
1 Peter 5:7
Child Friendly Church Award
St Nicholas is proud to be a Child Friendly Church.
The church first received this award at a special Education Sunday service at Blackburn Cathedral on Sunday 31 January 2010.
The award has been renewed since that date.