Welcome to St Nicholas Church Wickham

The United Benefice of St John the Baptist Shedfield and St Nicholas Wickham

Church open for private prayer and public worship
St Nicholas Church on 27th March 2020

Being Church Together

The Parish and Church
St Nicholas Wickham

Front cover illustration by Audrey P. Hansford

Thank you to all who helped with this edition. JL

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Members of the gardening team have been busy tidying up after visiting deer helped themselves to many of the floral tributes in the churchyard. Please do be reassured that deer, not humans, are responsible for this unfortunate situation – one of the hazards of our rural setting. Revd Jane

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Whether we go to church once a week, now and again or not at all, our parish churches have a long tradition of being a constant, comforting presence in our lives. St Nicholas Church, Wickham is open for private prayer every day and for public worship on alternate Sundays:

  • Private prayer: the church will be open between 10:00am and 4:00pm every day unless there is a wedding or a funeral.
  • Sunday worship: morning worship (usually 10:00am) will alternate between St John the Baptist Church, Shedfield and St Nicholas, Wickham
  • Sunday morning prayer can be accessed via the Being Church at Home tab.
  • Please be assured that you are very much in the ministry team’s thoughts and please do pray for us as we are praying for you.

The Ministry Team, the United Benefice of St John the Baptist, Shedfield and St Nicholas, Wickham

Sunday worship in the United Benefice of Shedfield and Wickham

Our Church

St Nicholas Church, Wickham is the Anglican (Church of England) parish church for the village of Wickham in Hampshire. We are one of two parishes in the United Benefice of Shedfield and Wickham (Diocese of Portsmouth): to find out more about our sister parish, please visit http://www.stnicholaswickham.org.uk To find out about Wickham Church of England Primary School, see https://wickham-primary.co.uk

To find out more about baptism, wedding and funeral arrangements please contact the Parish Life Events Co-ordinator, Jane Goulson.

T: 01329 833 299 E: parishlifeevents@btinternet.com

Find us

St Nicholas Church Southwick Road WICKHAM PO17 6HP

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Parish Magazine

The Wickham parish magazine is published 10 times a year by St Nicholas Church, and includes wide range of articles and news reporting church, parish and community events.

Please support your local businesses at this difficult time. The magazine includes a number advertising pages for local businesses.

Click on tab below to visit the Wickham Parish Magazine page.


Slow Worms in the churchyard!

St Nicholas churchyard has been chosen to take part in slow worm survey overseen by DARN the Dorset Amphibian and Reptile Network, we are delighted to report. Slow worms look like small snakes but are in fact legless lizards.They are a protected species. The project co-ordinator from DARN has placed special tiles in various suitable spots in the churchyard in the hope that slow worms will shelter beneath them. These will be monitored monthly by a local volunteer and reported back to DARN. If you would like to learn more about slow worms and the study, you could visit the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Amphibian and Reptile Group’s website at https://groups.arguk.org/hiwarg .

David and slow worm tile

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Safeguarding at St Nicholas Church, Wickham

St Nicholas Church, Wickham takes its responsibility for children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and their welfare is paramount in all areas of church life.

Clergy, lay staff and volunteers who work within the organisation and/or as part of the congregation are required to follow good policy and practice to ensure that children, young people and vulnerable adults are safeguarded and nurtured physically, emotionally and spiritually. High professional standards are maintained in all worship and all pastoral, counselling, educational and recreational situations involving children, young people and vulnerable adults.

To facilitate this all clergy, lay staff, volunteers and members of the congregation working with or seeking to work with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults are properly recruited, screened, trained and supported.

The church’s Safeguarding Policy statement agreed on by the PCC in November 2020 is below. The benefice’s Safeguarding Representative is Julia Jordan, who can be contacted on juliajordan285@btinternet.com or 01489 890 007.


The Church of England – Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for churches

Updated: Thursday 20 January, 15:30

The Church of England’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for churches can be accessed here.

St Nicholas Church is open for private prayer and public worship.

Spaced seating will continue to be available at all our services.

To find out more about baptism, wedding and funeral arrangements please contact the Parish Life Events Co-ordinator, Jane Goulson.

T: 01329 833 299      E: parishlifeevents@btinternet.com

Daily Hope phone line

Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.

The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.

‘With many in our country on lockdown, it’s important that we support those who are feeling lonely and isolated, whatever age they are.’

Archbishop Justin Welby

Regular services and events for everyone

Members of our community


Commitment and support

Eager parish volunteers