St Nicholas Church

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

GROSMONT GROUP OF PARISHES

St Nicholas Church Grosmont, St Bridget Church Skenfrith, St Mary Llanfair and St Cadoc, Llangattock Lingoed

There is a lot of information going on to this page at the moment, ranging from links to various websites for updates, church opening, what is in place in lieu of services, access to the online Link and a Thought for the Week.
If you keep scrolling down hopefully you will find what you want.

CHURCH OPENING – UPDATE 2 AUGUST 2020

Church opening statement

CHURCH SERVICE VIA ZOOM

The Grosmont Group of Churches are now offering 2 online services each week

Sunday morning ‘Family Service’ at 10.00am  on Zoom

Tuesday morning ‘Morning Prayer’ at 9.30am on Zoom.

For more information, help, support and to receive the connection links to these please contact

marykmoore50emar@gmail.com

Friday Round up from the Diocese

https://mailchi.mp/f8ba2c901096/upcoming-events-in-monmouth-diocese-6494853?e=1656de61b4

AUGUST EDITION OF THE CHURCH LINK

August Link

*************************************************************************************

Link July

************************************************************************************

Bumper June Link

*************************************************************************************

Bumper May Issue

********************************************************

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

THOUGHT FOR TRINITY 9 – 9 AUGUST 2020

One day last week we were cheered by the appearance of the most wonderful moon, the brightest and clearest that I have seen in ages.  Next evening nothing but cloud in sight.  That is a common experience in lots of areas – the Greeks called it paradox – lovely word that has been adopted by our language too.

This week Christians all over the world celebrated the Transfiguration of Jesus – another long word – when he took Peter and James and John up a mountain where God revealed the Lord to them in brilliant glory as his son and their Lord and king – a far cry from what they will see when he hangs on a common cross.  And on the very same day – 6th August – the world remembers the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima where thousands died – many innocently – following the first deployment of the atomic bomb. 

Today – as I write – we woke to news of a horrendous explosion in the middle of Beirut with hundreds dead and thousands injured in a city and country already reeling from a collapsed economy and  the effects of the Corona Virus – again ironically on the day when the world gathers to celebrate 100 years of the Red Cross.  It must be seen as yet more unearned suffering for a bruised and pained world. 

You might well think when we sing “The heavens are telling the Glory of God” that we got it wrong – or God got it wrong.  And you may be right.  But I  prefer to believe that in all our challenges and disasters – personal ones too – God shares in the pain and the struggles of us human beings and brings out the best from us all – or at least gives us the opportunity to do that together.

That is paradox.  Sometimes it baffles us.  Why on earth should God want to take us this way and the answer may be that he is longing for a companion and he has chosen you.

Revd Michael Smith

THOUGHT FOR TRINITY 8 – 2 AUGUST 2020

Thought for Trinity 8

THOUGHT FOR TRINITY 7 – 26 JULY 2020

Trinity 7 2020 Romans 8

THOUGHT FOR TRINITY 6 – 19 JULY 2020

Sixth Sunday after Trinity 2020

THOUGHT FOR TRINITY 5 – 12 JULY 2020

5 Sunday after Trinity 2020

THOUGHT FOR TRINITY 4 – 5 JULY 2020

Trinity 4

THOUGHT FOR TRINITY 3 – 28 JUNE 2020

Thought for Trinity 3

THOUGHT FOR FATHER’S DAY – 21 JUNE 2020

Fathers Day 2020

THOUGHT FOR TRINITY 1 – 14 JUNE 2020

Trinity 1 2020

THOUGHT FOR TRINITY SUNDAY – 7 JUNE 2020

Trinity Sunday

THOUGHT FOR PENTECOST – 31 MAY 2020

Pentecost 2020

THOUGHT FOR ASCENSION SUNDAY – 24 MAY 2020

THOUGHT FOR ASCENSION SUNDAY



If you would like to keep in touch with things happening in the Diocese and beyond, take a look at the Monmouth Diocese Twitter page. You don’t need to join Twitter to do this. The Church Times have a page of useful resources for worship which you can access from this site.

You all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Rev Gaynor

CHURCH OPENING

Please see Statement at the Top of the Page
**************************************

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND BLOGS

Church in Wales – Updated 6 July 2020

https://www.churchinwales.org.uk/en/clergy-and-members/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance/

*****************************

www.churchinwales.org.uk

monmouth.churchinwales.org.uk

*****************************

PRAYER CYCLE

Prayer_List_June_2020

**********************************

********************************************************

Rev Dr Lorraine Cavanagh, a member of our Ministry Team who regularly takes services for us, has a blog which you might be interested in.   https://lorrainecavanaghsblog.wordpress.com

https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/lorraine-cavanaghs-blog-lorraine-cavanagh-ap95HE-umU3/

********************************************************

General Data Protection Regulation

To find out about the GDPR as it relates to St Nicholas Church, Grosmont please click here:
Data Protection Privacy Notice


Parochial Church Council Meetings

PCC Meeting 13 February 2020

PCC Meeting 7 November 2019
PCC Meeting 12 September 2019
PCC Meeting 25 July 2019
PCC Meeting 6 June 2019
PCC Meeting 24 April 2019
Easter Vestry Minutes
Minister’s Report Grosmont Easter Vestry 2019
2018 Parish Accounts for Vestry Meeting 2019
Notes from PCC Meeting 17 January 2019
Notes from PCC Meeting 28 March 2019

News from the PCC Meeting 2 February 2018

SERVICES

Please see the Church in Wales guidance at the top of the page.

Other Services:

Please see the Church in Wales guidance at the top of the page.


Bible Study Group:

MARCH

Please see the Church in Wales guidance at the top of the page.

Events in the Nave and Church

AUGUST

Please see the Church in Wales guidance at the top of the page.

St Nicholas Church is a fine medieval building but, much more than that, it is also the people of the community who live and work in our beautiful parish. The church stands as a powerful reminder of what community life meant to the people of past centuries; today it remains a symbol for shared experience and the spirit of community.

St NicholasIn ancient times the church was an important community space; it was only much later that the building was reserved exclusively for ecclesiastical use. We are lucky still to have the dramatic original nave of St Nicholas with its fine acoustics. We are also fortunate to share with the parish community the vision of restoring the nave to its central and original community role.

We are an ecumenical congregation and welcome everyone who wants to meet and talk with us, question and challenge us, share our vision and join us.

For baptisms, weddings and funerals and other occasional services please contact:


Grosmont Ministry Team

Priest in Charge
Revd Gaynor Burrett

Lay Reader
Sandy Ireson LLM

Lay Eucharistic Assistants
Russell James
Louise Minford
Mary Moore
Pat Noakes

Church Wardens
Russell James
Mark Potter

Parochial Church Council
Louise Minford (Treasurer)
Andrew Harter (Secretary)
Jenny Harter

Ex officio
Russell James (Vicar’s Warden)
Mark Potter (People’s Warden)
Mary Moore (Ordinand)
Sandy Ireson (Lay Reader)

Safeguarding:  Contact Rev Gaynor Burrett
Health and Safety Officer:  To be confirmed

Information on the previous incumbents of the parishes can be found here.


Events that have taken place in the Nave
Village Suppers, Archery, Annual Produce Show, Musical Performances, Ceilidhs and Monthly Market etc.

For more information on the Quarterly Market click here.

NATIVITY LIVE 2019

Nativity Live
For the last 10 years on Christmas Eve, Mary and Joseph, a child and a donkey, shepherds and Wise Men have gathered at the top of the village to begin Nativity Live!

This is a special celebration for Christmas Eve which has become a very popular and colourful tradition in Grosmont. The procession pauses at the Angel Inn but finds “no room at the inn”, and continues on to the Nave of St. Nicholas Church.
All gather in the Nave for the familiar carols and a different presentation of the Christmas story.
Mince pies and mulled wine complete the special evening.

 


Archery in the Nave

Sandy Ireson runs her acclaimed Archery Lessons in the Nave on Friday evenings. These are suitable for all age groups (within reason!). All profits go to support St Nicholas, Grosmont. If you are interested in joining, further information is available from Sandy www.llangattockarchers.co.uk


Rent the Nave for your Event!

Grosmont Nave is one of the finest in all Wales. It makes a wonderful venue for all kinds of events. Do not overlook it!

Please contact Andrew Harter for information. Email: andrew@harter.co.uk