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Please join us for tea/coffee and biscuits after each of our morning services.

St Nics is a church for everyone. We seek to be a blessing to the city through loving Jesus, loving our neighbour and loving one another.

Diary Dates

Morning Prayer - Weekdays 8-8:30am
Coffee Lounge -Monday-Saturday 10am-12pm
Light a Candle - Leave a Prayer - Tuesday 12:30 - 2:30pm
Tiddlywinks - Wednesday 9:30-11:30am at the Youthe Centre
Holy Communion Service - Wednesday 12:30pm
Amigos - Wednesday 7:30 - 9:30pm in the Upper Hall
Important Notices

Financial Giving

If you would like to give regularly to the work of St Nics, you can set up a standing order through your online banking facilities using the details below, or request a standing order form from the office.

Sort Code: 40-52-40 
Account Number 00007357

Account Name: St Nicholas Church PCC Durham.

Please include a reference that includes your full name and ‘regular gift’

New Car Park on Sundays 

For the 11am service, we have a car park down near our Youth Centre in The Sands (DH1 1RS). There will be someone on duty from about 10:35am to welcome you into the car park. After our service, you can leave the car park via the exit that has a barrier (the way you entered the car park will be locked, but you can exit via the barrier at any time). 

Lindisfarne College of Theology Church Chase

The Lindisfarne College of Theology is raising money to start a bursary fund that can be used to support those who need financial support to attend the college. Sign up forms will be on the welcome desk this sunday for those who are interested, or you can download it here

We've Started a Podcast

Since updating our website last year, we have been putting our sermons on youtube and providing a link to our website. Unfortunately, this process is time-consuming and the platform isn't as user-friendly as we would like. 

So we decided to start a podcast!

You can stream our latest sermons on our website or subscribe on Apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. This allows more people to access our sermons and it makes it even easier to share a sermon with a friend or coworker. If you have the time, leave us a review!

For now, our new podcast will focus on our sermons and theology for all talks, but in the future, we hope to produce more content like interviews, parenting tips, Q&A, etc. If you want to listen to older sermons, you can find them on our youtube page

Amigos needs your help!

Amigos is our weekly international ministry which happens every Wednesday 7:30-9:30pm in Church. It is a wonderful evening of growing friendships with international students and professionals that have joined us here in Durham. We are looking for more volunteers for the next couple of months to be a part of Amigos. It's as simple as having a good conversation over tea and cake! If you would be interested in volunteering from a couple of times a month to once every six weeks email Zoe at

Contact a Curate!

If you'd like to contact either of our curates please use the emails below:
Maeve Sherlock:
Claire Elwood:

Memorial service for Dulcie Morris

Dulcie Morris used to come to St Nics many years ago when Dale Hanson was the vicar. Allen Smith was contacted by Dulcie's niece Deborah Ewing-Chow to invite those who might remember Ducie to a memorial service. 

The funeral is in Manchester on Friday at 3 pm, but there is a memorial service in Cleadon at 2pm on 26 September at All Saints Church.
Children's Ministry Updates

Special Notice for this Sunday

There will be no Youth Pizza at 5:30pm. 

We need your help!

We are looking for 4 people to help with Creche (Babies & Toddlers) and Sparkly Stars (3-7 year olds). If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, email Kate Swann

Tiddlywinks is back!

Tiddlywinks is back on at our normal time (9:30am-11:30am) this coming Wednesday, September 18th, in our usual spot at the Youth Centre. See you there!

Raising Faith Parenting Course

**Registration now open**

Kate Swann will be running a free 6-week parenting course, every Thursday From Sept 19th for 6 weeks from 7:15pm - 9:30pm in the youth centre. It's a DVD course called Raising Faith run by Care for the Family.  A course offering advice to parents on helping their children to develop a lasting faith.

If you would like to help with refreshments or just need more info, email Kate Swann

Spaces are limited, so sign up now by visiting the children's page on our website or by clicking here.

St. Nics Daily Prayer Diary

Sunday – For the work of the Recovery Group. For Tim & Fay Biddlecombe who lead it, those who attend and for Dick Swarbrick and others on the support group. For those who suffer from and battle with addiction.

Monday –Pray for, Jeff Hatton and the work of the Coffee Lounge and all the volunteers and guests who attend.

Tuesday – Pray for The Gateway Shop & Trust, for Hazel and Ruth and the others who work in the shop. For those who are supported through the work of Gateway and for the ongoing discussions with the trustees for the future ministry of Gateway.

Wednesday – For the global church. For the persecuted church across the world. For the church in Burundi and Lesotho with whom our diocese is linked. For our international mission partners across the world.

Thursday – For Cranmer Hall, those who lead, teach and study there. For Philip Plymming & Emma Parker. For those discerning a call to ordained ministry and those both lay and ordained  struggling with the ministry to which they are called. That God might strengthen them in their walk and discipleship.

Friday – Pray for Brandon and Kate in the office, our housekeeping staff Becky, Claire and Ben and for Chris who keeps the church well maintained and cared for. For those who enable our worship on Sunday – those who play music, operate a/v and sound desks, the welcome team, the flower team, coffee makers, intercessors, those who read the lesson, those who enable our celebration of Holy Communion.

Saturday – Pray for our clergy and readers – especially for our Vicar Arun Arora and our Curates Maeve Sherlock and Claire Elwood.

Prayer Requests

  • Continue to pray for Wendy Rogerson.
  • Please pray for Jeannette Brinkman following the recent sudden death of her sister Gwen. Pray for the whole family as they mourn and prepare for Gwen’s funeral.
  • Give thanks for the progress made to date following Chris Jameson-Gates eye operation and pray for continued healing
  • Pray for our staff team and all of the new people who will be joining us over the next few months.

Special note: Due to GDPR regulations, if you would like a prayer request to be in our written weekly newsletter, then we need your written consent to do so. If you would prefer not to be listed in the newsletter, then just let our prayer team know! Click the button below to submit your prayer request and written consent. Thank you!
Click Here for Prayer
If you have a pastoral care issue, please click the button below to contact Philip Brooks, one of our pastoral care team members.
Click here for Pastoral Care
Vicar: Rev’d Arun Arora
0191 3868346 email:
Church Warden: Mary Anne Freer / Chris Jelley
Treasurer: Sarah Alsop
0191 384 5466 email:
PA/Admin: Kate Dawson
Curates: Maeve Sherlock and Claire Elwood
Student Ministry: Zoe Mathias
Children and Families: Kate Swann
Youth Work 
0191 386 8726 email:
Youth Centre: DH1 1RS
Safeguarding Officer: Chris Jelley
St. Nicholas Church 
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Church Office
Hours: 9:30am - 1:30pm
Phone: 0191 384 1180
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