Welcome from Reverend Phillip 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 wishes
People involved at St Nicholas Church
VICAR: Rev. Philip Chew, 01772 687 644 or email@example.com
VERGER: Mr. Stanley Parkinson 01772 685036
CHURCH WARDEN: Mr. Roy Griffiths 07504 144626 firstname.lastname@example.org
SECRETARY: Mrs. Ros Cockrill 01772 672799 email@example.com
TREASURER: Mrs. Liz Almond: 01772 685572
ST NICHOLAS CHURCH SAFEGUARDING OFFICER: Mr. Paul Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Every Thursday 10:30am
Every Sunday 8am and 9:30am.
Diocese Safeguarding Handbook
St. Nicholas C of E Church
Enquiries regarding funerals should be directed to the Vicar; email@example.com
All other enquiries should be made to the church warden Roy Griffiths - 01772 684037 or 07504 144626