Worship is at the Heart of All We Do and Are

St. Nicholas' Church is the ancient mother church of the city of Brighton and Hove; it is a substantial and beautiful building, a landmark at the heart of a great city; but make no mistake: it is a church on the move.

We move in search of God.

We believe God searches for each of us.  Out of sheer love for us, God wants a relationship with each of us.  We are a diverse family of people always ready to proclaim the gospel.

But we move to an ancient rhythm.

We are successors to the first-century apostles, who answered the call of Jesus.  We believe Jesus Christ uniquely opens the way to God.  We believe God in Christ accepts us just as we are - and accepts you just where you are.

We invite you to bring your own spiritual journey - everyone has one - into this community, joining with many others on the way.  Bring your gifts, your own religious tradition, your hopes, your doubts, your questions.  Expect that your searching will be met by a searching and loving God.  Expect to be embraced by a community of searching and love.

Worship Times

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You are welcome at any of our services on Sunday and during the week. Worship normally takes place at the following times:

Sunday 8.00am Eucharist – a quiet service with a short address. The Book of Common Prayer is used on the first Sunday of the month
Sunday 10.30am Parish Eucharist – with address, Junior Church and refreshments after the service
Tuesday 12.00pm Eucharist
Wednesday 10.30am Eucharist followed by coffee
Thursday 12.00pm Eucharist
Friday 12.00pm Eucharist
Saturday 12.00pm Eucharist

Occasionally these times vary; please check the weekly sheet for details.

Read more: Worship Times

Church Publications

The following publications have been written by former vicar Fr. Robert Chavner. 

Click on the links above to see a short description and access the order form.

There is also a History of the Church available, price £3, available from church.

Ministry of Healing

The ministry of healing (the laying on of hands and anointing) is offered at the 10.30am Eucharist on the first Wednesday and second Sunday of every month.

Spiritual Counsel

The clergy are available to offer spiritual counsel, help and advice. Please ask for an appointment so that time can be set-aside for you. Confessions are heard after any Eucharist by appointment.

Junior Church

Children meet in St Nicholas' Community Room at 10.30am and join the regular congregation later in the service, receiving a blessing at the altar rail during Communion.

Study Groups

The purpose of the Bible Sharing Groups is for learning about God's word, sharing it together and, as a result, deepening fellowship and friendship in the parish. Groups change from time to time, but usually there is an afternoon and an evening group meeting during Lent and Advent. Groups are very mixed in ages and sexes and in knowledge and Christian experience.