THE CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS - ULCEBY

The Parish Church of St Nicholas Ulceby dates from the 13th Century and is a Grade I listed building. This beautiful building is set in an attractive churchyard in the village.

The church is supported by its parishioners, the Church Council and the Friends of St Nicholas. Throughout the year there are events and special services to not only try to raise funds for the church but to ensure the church remains the focal point of the community.

“People may not attend regular services but turn to the Church on the happiest and saddest occasions in their lives. It is here for all and open for all. It speaks to us of Faith and we owe it to future generations to preserve and pass on this heritage” – Margaret Thompson – Parishioner and former Church Warden of St Nicholas.

Message from the Parochial Church Council

Dear friends,

As our restoration works continue into 2019, I thought that you would appreciate a progress report.

It’s taken us 800 years, but I am pleased to report that we now have hot and cold running water, disabled toilet facilities, a cleaner’s cupboard and a servery all fully installed and operational. Not to mention the wonderful watertight and draught free roof and the eradication of the ever-present damp smell. I can’t begin to explain how super it is not to have to run down the path to the standpipe on a cold January morning for water, or to explain that we do not have any toilet facilities to those in need.

It’s not all been plain sailing though, the enormity of the exercise we are undertaking has been very difficult at times. Many lessons have been learned along the way; the legal processes of applying for the appropriate permissions, the actual technicalities of the work, the balancing of the books and the length of time to complete some simple tasks has been challenging. Not to mention the unforeseen closure of the building for many months due to the complexity of the internal and external roof repairs and the problems this posed for health and safety. (Thanks to Mark & Teresa at Tea@6 Tearooms for their fantastic community spirit by allowing us to worship there for the full period of closure.)

Without the essential advice of our architect, the Diocese, North Lincolnshire Council and The Heritage Lottery Fund we would have fallen by the wayside well before the work started. However, I know that now we are starting to see some real progress, none of us regret the project or would have had it any other way.

We’ve still got some way to go before we complete the project, so our work is not yet done. We still await the legal permissions to begin the overhaul of the heating because it remains too cold to open our doors to many community projects and we still must explore sources of funding for upgraded lighting. We are aiming to complete works this year when every member of the community, those with faith and those without will be welcome to use our facilities and get involved with our planned community projects.

Thank you, all our supporters throughout the community and beyond who have helped in many different ways and who have given us such wonderful encouragement to get to this stage.

Liz Brown
Deputy Churchwarden

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Video courtesy of Mike Georgiou


Video courtesy of Mike Georgiou

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1 day ago

We have temporary heating in place for our sketching event on Sunday 17th. If you intend to come, please remember to book as we only have a couple of spaces left.

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Looking forward to our Sketching Workshop Sunday 17th. Don’t forget to book your place.

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Photos from Friends of St Nicholas Church Ulceby's post

Thursday flower arranging group created beautiful arrangements this morning under expert guidance of Bridget from Ladyoftheblooms

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Photos from Friends of St Nicholas Church Ulceby's post

First flower arrangers group this morning comprising of beginners and experienced arrangers. Everyone created their own small arrangement. Thank you to Ulceby florist Bridget from Lady Of The Blooms ... See more

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Hope you tuned in to our Radio Humberside interview this morning on Sunday morning breakfast with Blair Jacobs to hear how far we have come in the renovation project, the art project which starts ... See more

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Tune in to Radio Humberside at 7.29 Sunday for our interview with Blair Jacobs about the Art Project! Exciting times ahead

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3 weeks ago
Lincs Lotto

Congratulations- one of our ticket holders for Lincs Lotto won £25 this weekend. If you haven’t joined, you can do so through this link

Lincs Lotto results are in!

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Lincs Lotto - a fun and easy way to support good causes in North Lincolnshire!

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3 weeks ago

Calling all artists, photographers, knitters, sketchers, painters, stitchers etc. We have a provisional date for our Art Show - date to be confirmed. All entries must be inspired by St Nicholas ... See more

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3 weeks ago

Excited for our first flower arrangers group meeting - Saturday 26th 11 am at the church. No experience necessary, we’re going to have some taught sessions! Let us know if you’re interested.

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4 weeks ago

Flower arrangers group and the first Art Workshop - sketching are now listed on our events. Places are limited so please book if you are interested. Further Art workshops to follow include Night ... See more

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Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help lift him up.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10