Welcome to St Nicolas' Church, Witham 

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We are open every Sunday for a service of Holy Communion at 10am.  You must contact the Parish Administrator to book your place for this service.  You can only book one week in advance.  Thank you.
St Nicolas’ Church will now be open for private prayer and quiet reflection each Wednesday, from 10am to 4pm, until further notice.   All are very welcome, but social distancing applies.  Should the church be busy, please wait a few minutes until space becomes available. Please also maintain a separation of 2 metres from others who are not part of your household group or support bubble. You must also wear a face mask. 

Revd Christine will be saying prayers at 12 noon.  Please join her there.

Stewards will have a discreet presence to help with sanitising, or other assistance, as required. Our stewards will also be able to light votive candles on your behalf on request.

We hope you will enjoy your visit to our lovely church and return again soon.

Stewards for Church Open Sessions

More stewards are needed urgently from beginning of November to supervise visitors and clean surfaces for the weekly Wednesday Church Open Sessions, from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm.  Two stewards work together for two hour sessions during this time.  Training will be given to volunteers.

Sadly these sessions will not be able to continue if we do not have more volunteers.

Please apply to: Marian Mitchell, phone 01376 501984; email

St Nicolas' Church is the Anglican Parish Church of the town of Witham and, with the parishes of Rivenhall & Silver End, Terling, Fairstead, White Notley and Faulkbourne, makes up the Witham and Villages Team Ministry.  We are also part of the Pilgrim Rivers Mission & Ministry Unit which includes Hatfield Peverel and Ulting. 

We are part of the Church of England in the Diocese of Chelmsford
and we are also a member of Churches Together in Witham.  
We are an inclusive church where everyone is  welcomed.  

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The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website:

We are committed to Safeguarding children, young people, and vulnerable adults. 

Our Parish Safeguarding Representative may be contacted at church or by email

Parish Communion at the Parish Church of St Nicolas, Witham, in accordance with Covid-19 advice

 The Church of England offers detailed advice to enable Holy Communion to be celebrated in a safe and appropriate way in church buildings.  In addition to general advice on not attending if you have any symptoms of Covid-19, or should be self-isolating or in quarantine, and together with our parish risk assessment this means:
·        Giving contact details for Track and Trace purposes
·        Following signs, one way markings and other instructions in the church building
·        Maintain a social distance of 2m from others not in your household or support bubble
·        Wearing a face covering which covers your nose and mouth.  This may be removed for reading, preaching or leading prayers, and then replaced.
·        The Peace may not be shared by physical contact
·        The priest presiding at the service will follow the recommended safeguards to maintain hygiene.  This means there will be no offertory procession, and only the host and wine to be consumed by the priest will be uncovered during the Eucharistic Prayer.  Holy Communion will be distributed in one kind only.  The wafers to be distributed will be kept in a covered ciborium until distribution.
·        Holy Communion will be received standing.  Please form a socially distanced queue as directed by our churchwardens and welcomers.  The distribution will be in silence. 
·        Holy Communion should only be received into the hand, with arms extended, avoiding any touch between the priest and the communicant, and while wearing a face covering.  Please then step aside, lower or unloop your face covering, consume the consecrated bread, and then replace the face covering before moving back to your place following directional guidance. 
·        At the end of the service, please do not remove your laminated service sheet , or hand it to others, but leave in your place to be sanitised before reuse, then leave quietly via the Lady Chapel door, maintaining social distance.
                                                                                                                                   Thank you

Please contact the Parish Office (01376 517117) for any help.

We are collecting still for Foodbank and people in need in our community.  

Please see Foodbank page for details or contact the Parish Office.