Welcome from Reverend Phiip Chew
Hello and welcome to the website for Saint Nicholas Church. I became Vicar in November 2019 after my wife Janice and I moved here from Wales. Having stated that, we are Lancashire people born and bred. We have found St Nicholas's Church to be very welcoming with many organisations contributing to its life and ministry. There is something for everybody of all ages. The many groups are listed on this website and you will be most welcome to come along. We endeavour to be inclusive and supportive of the wider community of Wrea Green.
In a recent survey the community was asked if the church was offering worship for all, meeting people's needs and serving as it should by being a true reflection of the love of God which is for everyone. Here are a few of the comments received.
"Saint Nicholas is a very positive church with a very welcoming atmosphere."
"Excellent church for children with a great Sunday school - JAM"
"Saint Nicholas has a 'user friendly' service."
"I've only been attending regularly since February 2018. I was made to feel most welcome by everyone to such an extent that I now feel at ease attending the services."
"The congregation feel like a family, and the support from them is wonderful in times of trouble."
"I've been attending for a couple of years now and have been impressed and grateful for the kindness and inclusiveness of the people at the church, to me that really speaks the message of God's love."
The Blackburn Diocese 2026 Vision's message is 'Healthy Churches Transforming Communities'. St Nicholas Church is endeavouring to do this.
Please pop in and discover for yourself.
With every blessing and good wishews
Stanley, our verger
Thanks to the dedication and enthusiasm of our hard working verger, Stanley, St Nicholas has won the Best Kept Churchyard competition 14 times since 1983.
People involved at St Nicholas Church
VICAR: Rev. Philip Chew, 01772 687 644 or firstname.lastname@example.org
VERGER: Mr. Stanley Parkinson 01772 685036
CHURCH WARDEN: Mr. Roy Griffiths 07504 144626 email@example.com
SECRETARY: Mrs. Ros Cockrill 01772 672799 firstname.lastname@example.org
TREASURER: Mrs. Liz Almond: 01772 685572
ST NICHOLAS CHURCH SAFEGUARDING OFFICER: Mr. Paul Taylor email@example.com Mobile number: 07787 515182 Home Number: 01772 386188
If you have any Safeguarding concerns, please see the link below to the Diocese of Blackburn Safeguarding Handbook.
RECORDER Mr. Chris Dickson 07968 095639
ORGANIST: Mr. Dan Moore
PARISH MAGAZINE EDITOR: Mrs. Sandy Harris 01772 683827 firstname.lastname@example.org
PARISH MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS: Mrs. Jean Ensor 01772 684711
PARISH MAGAZINE ADVERTISING: Vacancy, meanwhile contact editor
Ribby with Wrea Endowed C
of E school HEADTEACHER: Mrs. Sarah Robson 01772 685221 www.ribby-with-wrea.lancs.sch.uk
We aim to be;
- UPWARD, praising and worshipping the Lord
- INWARD, growing spiritually in the knowledge and love of Christ and in the fellowship of the Spirit
- OUTWARD, sharing our faith with our community
Our Parish Magazine, includes items from the Church of St Nicholas, St Matthews, Ballam and St Michael, Weeton, which are part of our benefice and also items from our sister RC Church of St Anne at Westby Mills. We aim to serve the whole community, so that it is more than a church magazine. Many of the organisations of our villages contribute to the content, helping us make it both informative and of widely varying interest.
Being a magazine that represents such lively, friendly churches and active communities, we are never short of content but still we welcome contributions from anyone. If you would like to submit something, please contact the editor, Sandy Harris - email@example.com
Copies cost £1 per month but an annual subscription is only £10 for the 12 issues. We can deliver to subscribers over a wide area:- Wrea Green, Ballam, Lytham, St Annes, Westby and the Plumptons, Westby Mills, Weeton, Wesham, Kirkham, Warton, Freckleton, Lea, Clifton and Newton. To arrange a subscription please contact Jean Ensor 01772 684711
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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.