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Messy Church

St Nicholas’ runs occasional activities for primary-aged children, sometimes in partnership with the neighbouring churches of St Paul and St Michael and All Angels. Details of these events can be found in the weekly news sheet and parish magazine.

St Paul’s School

St Paul's School is in the Parish of St Nicholas, and next to the church. St Nicholas’ shares in ministry to the school together with the parish of St Michael and All Angels and the school’s founding parish, St Paul. The parish priest is a Foundation Governor and, with other local clergy, leads regular worship in the school. St Paul's School makes several visits to St Nicholas' Church during the year to celebrate festivals, and learn more about the Christian faith and person of Jesus Christ. Members of St Nicholas' congregation actively serve on the governing body. If you need more information please contact the school and they will be pleased to help.

Gender and Sexuality Group

St Nicholas’ is a member of OneBodyOneFaith and is a community in which all people, regardless of gender and sexuality, can find a spiritual home. We host a Gender and Sexuality Group on the last Tuesday of every month, which aims to provide mutual support, friendship and a safe space to explore gender and sexuality in their relationship to faith for anyone exploring these issues. Please see the weekly pew sheet for details of forthcoming meetings of this group.

Wednesday Recitals

There is a tradition of good music at St Nicholas’ and a series of music recitals are held in the Church at 2.00pm every Wednesday lasting for 45 minutes. A minimum donation of £5.00 towards recital expenses is appreciated. The recitals provide a perfect break during the day with tea, coffee and cake available before the music begins.  All are welcome to come and enjoy great music in our beautiful building.

St Nicholas’ Choir

The purpose of the Choir is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through music, encourage believers in their walk with Christ, lead the congregation in worship and provide an avenue through which individuals may share their gift and be an integral part of the worship.  


The Tower houses what we like to think of as the finest ring of bells in Sussex and is one of what we believe to be only 3 ten-bell peals in the Diocese.

Around the walls of the ringing chamber are plaques commemorating some notable marathon peals.

Friends of St. Nicholas

Founded in 1994 the Friends of St Nicholas' Church Brighton work in partnership with the Parochial Church Council to care for the building and its history.

During the last twenty years the Friends have made grants of over £500,000 to the church council to support its work, which of course includes personal donations and legacies.