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The church is in the mainstream Anglican tradition and worship is centred on the celebration of the Eucharist. Vestments are worn and servers and choir are robed. Incense is used on occasions at major feast days. The services follow Common Worship and vary to accommodate the different congregations.

Sunday Worship follows the monthly pattern shown below:



8.30 am

Said Holy Communion (Common Worship – Order One Traditional)


On the second Sunday, the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) is used.



10.00 am

Parish Eucharist with Common Worship – Order One Contemporary being used on the first Sunday and and Traditional Language on the third Sunday.


On the second Sunday, a ‘Pilgrims’ service is used which alternates between a Eucharistic and non-Eucharistic service, and on the fourth Sunday there is a Family Eucharist. When there is a fifth Sunday there is a United Benefice service for all ages - please see the  downloadable weekly newsletter for details.



6.00 pm

On the first Sunday BCP sung Evensong.



There is a weekday Eucharist on Wednesdays:

7.00 pm

Said Holy Communion (Common Worship – Order One Contemporary)

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The Pilgrims service is designed to encourage families with younger children. A small group meet with the incumbent to arrange details of the Pilgrims and family services.
In addition to the mainstream services there is a monthly Eucharist for Healing (held at St Mary’s). Other services and prayers for healing are held throughout the month, are lay-led and based on the service used at The Burrswood Christian Healing Centre.
The church is well served by a sacristan, with assistants to help out as necessary; a team of five vergers, eleven servers of all ages, six lay ministers of communion, a large team of sidesmen and a team of six intercessors who lead the prayers at the 10.00 service. Old and New Testament readings at these services are read by members of the congregation. There are strongly committed teams of flower arrangers and cleaners who keep the church looking attractive at all times.

St. Nicolas’ enjoys good relations with the churches of Shoreham and district, and especially with St. Julian's and St Giles' in the parish of Kingston Buci, with whom we form a combined benefice . You can find full details of services at all three churches in the downloadable weekly newsletter