Coronavirus – St Nicolas and St Wilfrids’ Churches
Last updated 11th April 2022
Public Worship Services
From Thursday 27th January 2022 England has returned to Plan A. Stay cautious to protect yourself and others.
The legal limits on numbers of people allowed to meet indoors have been removed, including all capacity limits in churches and other venues, as well as removal of the 1 metre+ social distancing rules.
Face coverings are no longer mandatory in any setting but may be recommended in enclosed or crowded places, particularly where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
From Easter Sunday, the communion wine will be offered to any who wish to receive it. Dipping the wafer into the cup (‘intinction’) is not permitted.
Communicants will be able to kneel at the communion rail. We will also resume circulating the congregation collection pouches before the offertory procession.
The weekly pew sheets will continue, which will give a regular opportunity for updates should the situation change. A copy can be found here on the News and Reviews page.
For full guidance in respect of management of the coronavirus situation in Churches visit the Church of England website.
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Our Vicar Fr. James Vine – Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of Pevensey
Fr. James Vine
Father James took up his ministry in our parish on 7th September 2021 in addition to his responsibilities as Vicar of Stone Cross and North Langney.
He is no stranger to Pevensey. His parents both went to School in Pevensey and were Married at St. Nicolas. His Grandparents lived in the Village and He was Baptised at St. Nicolas on the 13th of August 1967.
He grew up down the road in Westham, went to Pevensey and Westham School and spent much of his childhood playing in the castle grounds or at the beach at the Bay.
He is married to Clare and they have two grown up Children; Chloe who is a Music Teacher and lives in Rye, and Sebastian who works for the infamous Wetherspoons in Bournemouth.
After a Career in Nursing, Father James trained for the Priesthood at St. Stephen’s House in Oxford and was ordained Deacon in 2000 and Priest in 2001. He served his curacy at St. Mary’s Old Town Eastbourne and then became Vicar of Saint Luke Stone Cross with North Langley in April 2003.
COME AND SING
We are seeking to increase the membership of our choir at St Nicolas. If you would like to ‘Come and Sing’ we will be please to see you.
Full details can be found on the Activities page.
JOIN OUR SERVING TEAM
We are seeking new members for our serving team at St Nicolas to support the Celebrant at the Altar. If you would like to do this please speak to one of our Church Wardens, Linda Christian or Ken Phillips.