23rd January 2017

This March, you are personally invited as St. Nicolas teams with St. James Church, Weddington to host an Alpha Course. Alpha is a fun and unimposing course designed to take the audience on an epic journey exploring the basics of the Christian faith over food and laughs. The material is suitable for anyone of any background and can be meaningful for people with no faith as well as Christians who want a refresher. It features video appearances from Bear Grylls and other famous Christians. Topics include ‘Why did Jesus die?’, ‘How does God guide us?’, ‘Does God heal today? ‘ and more.

More details are to follow but feel free to speak to Reverend Kelly Betteridge or Mark Seabourne for more details or to register interest. You can also e-mail 20s30s@stnicolaschurch.org.uk. In the meantime, the following two videos might answer ‘why try Alpha?’ –

2nd November 2016

CARETAKER (£8.25 per hour, 10 hours per week over 5 days (Monday to Friday) 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team at St Nicolas Parish Church. We are seeking a conscientious, friendly and motivated Caretaker to deliver caretaking services for St Nicolas Church Centre: to ensure that our church site and grounds are a safe and secure environment; to undertake regular cleaning and simple maintenance on the site; to facilitate the smooth running of the premises and enable user groups to have access to the Centre.

The primary focus of this role is to

    • manage caretaking services of all buildings forming the church site

    • ensure that the Centre and grounds are a clean, safe and secure environment

    • work with others to ensure the smooth running of the church complex

    • enable the appropriate users have access to the Centre.

The post-holder will be expected to be a key face and voice of the Church to the wider community, often having contact with groups using the Centre and ensuring that the site is both a welcoming and safe environment for all.

The position requires a high level of professionalism and the ability to work in a flexible way within a changing context; the post-holder will be a reliable and honest person who takes a pride in upkeep and smooth running of the Centre. They will be able work autonomously and enjoy giving attention to detail.

As a faith-based organisation and place of Christian worship, our beliefs are foundational to everything we do. The post-holder will need to be sympathetic to these beliefs and supportive of the mission and ministry objectives of the Church of England and St Nicolas Church, Nuneaton.

An application form, job description and further information about the post can be obtained by emailing the Parish Office office@stnicolaschurch.org.uk or calling 02476 344553.

The closing date for applications is: 12 noon, Friday 25 November.

Interviews will take place in Nuneaton on: Monday 12 December

For an informal conversation about the post please contact the Vicar, Rev Kelly Betteridge on 02476 346900.

Please email completed application forms to: office@stnicolaschurch.org.uk or post them to: Rev Kelly Betteridge, St Nicolas Parish Office, Vicarage Street, Nuneaton, CV11 4AZ.

18th October 2016


We still have places available on our Start! course, commencing Wednesday 19th October. Start! is a 6 week opportunity to think about life and Christian faith in a relaxed way. Each session includes some video input and plenty of time to chat.

It’s a perfect opportunity to invite friends or come and explore Christianity for yourself in a fun and friendly setting. Please register with office@stnicolaschurch.org.uk or call 02476 344553.


12th October 2016


Article obtained from the Diocese of Coventry website –

On Tuesday 18th October from 7.30 to 9.30pm there will be an opportunity for men from across the diocese to meet together at St Mary’s Church in Leamington Spa to hear from high altitude climber, Carlos Buhler.

The evening has been organised by the Archdeacon Missioner, Morris Rodham. Morris has a sabbatical early next year and is intending to spend some of that climbing in the Canadian Rockies with Carlos. Prior to his sabbatical, Morris has invited Carlos to the UK to do some presentations on his climbing exploits and raise funds for the Gorkha Foundation, who are currently constructing four schools damaged by the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

Carlos Buhler is a renowned climber. Among his achievements is putting the hardest ever route up Mount Everest which has never been repeated. He has also taken on numerous other first ascents, mostly in the Himalayas. He was voted as one of the 4 best high-altitude climbers in the world in 2002 by Everestnews.com. With such a prestigious climbing background, many stories of both successes and failures and also being a noted photographer with superb photographs of many of these expeditions, Carlos has been a keynote speaker at many international mountain festivals.

The Diocesan Men’s Night will be a purely social occasion. There are many curry houses near St Mary’s, Leamington that could be frequented after the talk. It is a good opportunity for church-going men to socialise with their male friends who are not church-goers.

Tickets are £5 (concessions £2) and can be purchased on the door. All proceeds will go to the Gorkha Foundation.

Click here to see a Flyer for the event.

Click here to view a biography of Carlos.

For more information contact Morris Rodham on morris.rodham@covcofe.org