Mon   22

09:00    Prayers led by Mothers’ Union

Tue     23   

09:00    Morning Prayer

10:30    Knitting Club, Bulls H’d Lounge

Wed   24  

10:00    Holy Communion

10:45    Wednesday Circle (see notice)

17:00    Evening Prayer

Thu     25   

09:00    Morning Prayer

13:30    St Nicholas Toddler Grp (Hall)

 Sun     28    SIMON & JUDE, APOSTLE              

08:00    Holy Communion (BCP)

09:30    Parish Communion (CW)

11:15    Matins (BCP)



WEDNESDAY CIRCLE – This Wednesday Ann Dyer will talk about, A trip to Alaska, (illustrated) at Duke of Kent Court, BR7 6PA at 10:45 for 11:00 and finishes at 12:00.

DATE FOR THE DIARY Church Family Quiz Night Saturday 19th January 2019, 6.30pm for 7. £6.00 per adult, £4.00 per child (up to 16) Nibbles and lasagne supper included Donation Bar, please do not bring your own drinks.

 THANK YOU to everyone who helped decorate the church for Harvest; to everyone who brought beans etc. for Whitechapel; and to all who gave through Poverty & Hope which, with Gift Aid of £143, made a total of £775.

THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to our charity clothes sale in the Village Hall.  With your support and a generous donation from an anonymous parishioner, we have exceeded our target and raised a total of £655! We will be gifting £350 to both the Whitechapel Mission and Macmillan Cancer Research. The Golds Family

RACHEL, APPOINTMENT   Rachel Archer has been offered and has accepted the post of curate at St Mark’s, Biggin Hill. Her last Sunday with us will be 2nd June next year.

THE TIM BONIFACE BAND are playing Tim’s jazz suite The Eight Words and other jazz as part of the SELAH FESTIVAL OF CHRISTIAN MUSIC at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Holborn, London, on 3rd Nov, 19:30. Tickets available at or speak to Tim.

FILING CABINET We need a lockable 4 drawer filing cabinet at home or at work that you don’t need? If you can help, please contact Selina in the church office

COLLECTION COUNTERS WANTED   We are in need of some volunteers to count the collection. The day/time can be been arranged to suit (hopefully) but it helps us to maintain ‘best practice’ with the money that is given. Please contact Peter Ridge, 020 8467 5453, if you’d can help or would like to know more.

GIVING by card You can make your offering to St. Nicholas Church using your credit/debit card or Apple Pay. For details see team who are giving out the books. GIVING BY TEXT you can donate at any time. Text STNX01 followed by the amount you wish to donate to 70070. So, to donate £5 send STNX01 £5 to 70070, etc.

OTHER/OUTSIDE/CHURCH EVENTS… contact the Rector who will have more details.

(i)  Inspiring Music, Sevenoaks, 3 Nov

(ii) Theology of Learning, West Malling, 3 Dec

(iii) Understanding this Generation, Tun’Wells, 26 Nov

(iv) Exploring Prayer, Orpington, 3 Nov


Christmas Fair

Saturday 8th December

10am to 1pm

If you would like to donate to any of the stalls at the Christmas Fair, please do contact the stall holders, as per below. Or, if you would like to lend a hand in the preparation and/or on the day, please do contact Laura Whyte (07740 102967


New and Nearly New Items:

Pat Taylor (020 8467 3985)

Glass and China:

Isobel Ross (020 8467 2961)

Kids Crafts:

Annabel Gray (07833 767680)


Margaret Stephenson (020 8460 8809)

New and Nearly New Toys:

Nina Balachander (07984 437897)


Jessica McGinley (07738 676449) & Michaela Harris (07984 986482)

Crafts and home-made goods:

Val Watson (020 8295 2168)

Rector’s Bottle Tombola:

Alan (020 8467 4405, 07725 909 733)


Beryl Smith (020 8467 1392)


Jade Martin (07940 006833)

Lucky Dip & ‘Guess how many sweets are in the jar’:

Racheal Hanifan (07711 900177)

Garden Stall:

Sue Hemming-Clark (020 8468 7945)

I am also seeking all bakers – we want a really big push for cakes, tray bakes and mince pies this year. We will be selling whole cakes from the cake stall, and then slices of cake, tray bakes and individual mince pies from the refreshment counter.