St Nicholas Church

We welcome visitors.

The church is open in daylight hours every day.


Mid Week Service – Tuesday 9.15am Morning Prayer

Other Services:


Sunday 20 August – 11.00am Holy Communion and Children’s Church

Revd. Michael Smith

Isaiah 56. 6-8

Romans 11. 1-2a, 29-32
Psalm 67
Matthew 15. 21-28

Sunday 27 August – 11.00am Holy Communion and Children’s Church

Revd. Andrew Harter

Isaiah 51. 1-6

Romans 12. 1-8
Psalm 138
Matthew 16. 13-20

The Licensing of The Reverend Gaynor Burrett
Monday 4 September 2017 at 6.00pm in St Nicholas Church

The Licensing of the Revd Gaynor Burrett by the Bishop of Monmouth as
Priest-in-Charge of the Grosmont Group and Ministry Area Leader designate of the
Abergavenny Rural Group and her Installation by the Archdeacon of Monmouth. 
The service will be followed by a light buffet reception in The Nave.

Bible Study Group:


Events in the Nave

12 August – Grosmont Market.  10.00am – 2.00pm
26 August – Annual Produce Show – Open to the public 2.15pm
28 August – Children’s Concert.  11.30am – 12.30pm
28 August – Concert in St Nicholas Nave. 7.30pm


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.
Jean Prosser, now retired, who was Priest in Charge of the Grosmont Group of Parishes was centrally involved in the huge achievement of preventing the imminent collapse of St Cadoc’s Church at Llangattock Lingoed, which now stands restored and beautiful. We see this restoration as a metaphor for how we take forward the life of our worshipping community.
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 during the interregnum please contact:
Canon Mark Soady St Mary’s Vicarage, Monk Street, Abergavenny NP7 5ND (01873) 853168(Direct Line)
(01873) 858787(Switchboard )
07968 753978 (mobile)

Grosmont Ministry Team

Priest in Charge

Lay Reader
Sandy Ireson LLM

Lay Eucharistic Assistant
Russell James
Louise Minford
Mary Moore
Pat Noakes

Church Wardens
Russell James
Mark Potter

Rev Michael Cooper Smith

Parochial Church Council
Chantel Dunn
Jean Cooper-Smith
Kirsten Hopkins
Sandy Ireson
Helena Jackson
Louise Minford
Witek Mintowt-Czyz
Mary Moore
Mike Noakes
Pat Noakes

Wardens and Licenced Clergy ex-officio

New Priest in Charge

8105E987-1883-4D79-9329-84279EA2E932L0001The Revd Gaynor Barrett is to be the next Priest in Charge of the Grosmont Group and Ministry Area Leader of the Abergavenny Rural Area. Her present parish is Kingston, Langton Matravers and Worth Matravers near Swanage. We look forward to welcoming Revd. Gaynor in September.


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


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

Rent the Nave for your Event!
Nave Hire

Grosmont Nave is one of the finest in all Wales. It makes a wonderful venue for all kinds of events. Do not overlook it!
Further information from Mike Noakes 01981 240798