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

Latest News Dates and Events

Renovation Project


Video courtesy of Mike Georgiou


Video courtesy of Mike Georgiou

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Latest News

Art Workshops

We have had a fantastic response to our first two art workshops. However, the temporary heating is not as successful as we had hoped. We are therefore re-scheduling all workshops for new dates after the permanent heating has been installed. We hope this will be in June/July. Please feel free to contact us and ask to be informed of the dates for the next workshops: ceramics, lino printing, felt flower making and concertina books. Thank you.

Newsletter Launch

We are planning to produce a regular newsletter with information about the Church, its renovation, community activities and more!

Please click here to visit the Newsletter section.

3 months 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

3 months ago

After a year where we have had to have everything on hold whilst the church was out of bounds as the roof repairs were ongoing, we are so excited to now be able to make use of the building again. We ... See more

3 months ago

We are delighted to be working with local florist Lady Of The Blooms to get an active flower arranging group started. You can be a complete novice or an experienced arranger. We are looking to share ... See more

3 months ago

If you’re watching BBC 2 The Victorian house of arts and crafts you will be excited to hear about our arts project. We have a series of workshops on offer to be led by local artists. Look out for ... See more

4 months ago
Photos from Friends of St Nicholas Church Ulceby's post

The Church is now open and ready for the busy Christmas period starting with the Christmas Carol service on Sunday 16th at 3pm. The church is now dry, has an accessible toilet and refreshment ... See more

4 months ago
Ulceby's Co-op

Friends of St Nicholas Church will be using their share of the community fund for purchasing comfy tables and chairs to create a community space in the church.
This will help provide a nice warm ... See more

4 months ago

Dawn and Liz receiving the cheque in the co-op yesterday. £2389.97 raised from members nominating St Nicholas Church as their chosen charity. Money will be used to buy furniture for the community ... See more

5 months ago

Thank you to everyone who nominated us as their chosen charity at the Co-op in the last year. You’ve helped raise £2389.97 which will help create the community space. Don’t forget to nominate us ... See more

5 months ago

Great news - don't forget to update your co-op membership. We would be thrilled if you would choose us as your charity. Monies received is towards the community space, which we plan to use for ... 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