St Nicholas Church


Please contact Louise Minford for information.

Text taken from Parish Pixels at

This year, our church competition celebrates churches across the UK through photography. However, it is far from a photography competition!

We’ll be asking every church to send us a single photo showing what makes their church special, whether taken by a professional or a member of the congregation on a smartphone.

We know that every church, its congregation, and community is unique. From the volunteer who holds everything together, to the children’s groups who brighten up the Sunday services. From the beautiful flower gardens, to the exceptional architecture of your church building. No two churches are the same, and we want to celebrate what makes your church special.

Unique and special in one photo

How would you show how unique and special your church is in one photo?

We welcome visitors.

The church is open in daylight hours every day.

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

Vestry Meeting – 23 April 2019

Below are the Minutes of the Vestry Meeting 2019 and all the relevant documents presented at the meeting on 23 April 2019.

Easter Vestry Minutes
Minister’s Report Grosmont Easter Vestry 2019
2018 Parish Accounts for Vestry Meeting 2019
Accounts - Easter Vestry 2019
Charities - Easter Vestry 2019

Parochial Church Council Meetings

PCC Meeting 25 July 2019
PCC Meeting 6 June 2019
PCC Meeting 24 April 2019
Notes from PCC Meeting 17 January 2019
Notes from PCC Meeting 28 March 2019

News from the PCC Meeting 2 February 2018


Mid Week Service Tuesday 9.15am Morning Prayer

Other Services:


Sunday 18 August – Trinity 9
Service: 11.00am Holy Communion

Sunday 25 August – Trinity 10
Service: 11.00am Holy Communion 

Bible Study Group:


There will be no Bible Study Group Meetings during August

Events in the Nave and Church


2    Archery in the Nave.  Friday evenings from 5.30pm.  Cost £3.00 per head per
session.  Dates this month 2, 9, 16, 23 and  30 August
24  Grosmont and District Produce and Craft Show.
27  Coffee and Chat in St Nicholas.  An invitation for coffee and cake.  10.00am – 12.00noon.  Everyone welcome.

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:  Mark Potter

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 Monthly Market click here.


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!

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: