St Nicholas Church takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times. Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded [here] . If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Sue Genge [07704 466708 or firstname.lastname@example.org]. Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser on 07500 664800 or email@example.com
The History of St Nicholas’ Church
It may well be that St Nicholas Church stands on the site of a early Saxon Church, itself built from the materials previously used for a Roman structure.
Like many Norman Churches, changes have taken place over the years. A toilet and Sunday School room was added in 1985. On Wednesday October 3rd 2001, all of the pews were removed from the body of the Church. Two angled pews were retained adjacent to the font, and one high quality pew was removed to the “St Michael’s Chapel” (on the South Side of the Sanctuary) along with a matching Modesty Screen.
The Church was then re-decorated. A new carpeted worship area was created, and the children’s area was re-ordered. The sound system was enhanced with new speakers and a Loop for the Hard of Hearing. A new All Season frontal is now on the Holy table. 165 new soft-furnished chairs arrived on Friday 26th October. A nappy-changing area is located in a side room.
The Sunday School Room is equipped with new chairs and has a TV and Video. In the Church we have added a screen and data projector which enhances our music group led worship and all-age teaching.