What's on your Horizon?
Messy Church for Families - a way of being church for all ages is held on the 4th Sunday of each month. Click HERE for more info.
Walk Pray Eat
We gather together on the 3rd Saturday of each month. After a short prayer, we walk silently and meditatively to our destination Cafe, for Breakfast and fellowship.
Children’s Playgroup: Tune In Time Out (TITO)
A pre-school music group plus time for play and parents to relax. The group runs weekly on Tuesday Mornings from 10:00-11:30am during school terms. For inquiries or to book a place email June Bryant using
Bible Study Groups
Meeting on 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings. Simply use our Contact page if you would like further information.
Meditation is not something new to the Christian experience. Rather it is central to Christian experience and deeply rooted in the Christian tradition. Many Christians have lost touch with the Christian tradition of prayer, no longer benefitting from the wisdom and counsel of the great Christian teachers of prayer. All those teachers agree that, in prayer, it is not we who are taking the initiative. We are not talking to God. We are listening to the word of God within us. We are not looking for God. It is God who has found us.
The Benedictine monk John Main is credited with bringing meditative or contemplative prayer back into the mainstream of Christian prayer in the 20th century. Drawing on the writings of John Cassian and other third and fourth century writers, John Main wrote that “The all important aim in Christian meditation is to allow God’s mysterious and silent presence within us to become more and more not only a reality but the reality which gives meaning, shape and purpose to everything we do, to everything we are...”
You are invited to join our Christian meditation group at St Nicholas. We will meet on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 6pm -7pm in the St Columba Gallery. No experience necessary. Instruction provided.
St Nicholas Poetry Society
The Society (which grew out of a Gallery event) holds a regular poetry workshop is facilitated by Ms Kerry Bounds. The workshop is held at the Church, every second Wednesday of the month, from 1pm until 3pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to share and workshop poetry in a friendly and supportive environment. Entry is by gold coin donation. Simply use our Contact page if you would like further information.
Christian Outreach in the Community
The Christian life is alway "other - focussed". Jesus tells us that in addition to loving God with our whole heart, soul, mind and strength, we are to love our neighbours as ourselves. St Nicholas' responds to those in need in may practical ways, including:
Supporting the work of Southern Opportunity Shop Mentone
Contributing to our local community via weekly food baskets
Supporting Community Christmas Projects as required
Regular financial contributions ot the missional work of the wider Anglican Church
In the months ahead, St Nicholas’ will begin a community-based conversation to help us plan new ways forward so that we will be even more actively involved in Christian outreach in our local community. Come and join the conversation!
to the aged and unwell
Weddings, Baptisms, and Funerals
conducted by the Vicar and Pastoral Ministry Team.
At Nicholas’ we are interested in current debates in the Church and the wider community about issues of faith, liturgy, religion, social justice and spirituality. It is good to engage in such conversations from an informed, thoughtful and respectful position. We acknowledge that Anglicanism as a Christian denomination values unity in diversity, and that diversity inevitably brings with it a variety of standpoints and views. From time to time we will post links here to current conversations and debates that interest us. We do so in the hope that others will also find value in the variety and diversity of views expressed.
Please note that the opinions and views expressed in these links are not necessarily those of St Nicholas’ parish or of the Vicar.
The Pilgrim Course
'The Pilgrim course is a journey to the heart of God and to a living,
personal relationship with Jesus Christ.'
- The Archbishops of Canterbury and York.
A course for the twenty-first century, Pilgrim offers an approach of participation, not persuasion. Enquirers are encouraged to practice the ancient disciplines of biblical reflection and prayer, exploring key texts through modules of six sessions that have helped people learn and grow in faith since the early Church. You can read more about the course here.
The Pilgrim Course has already been welcomed and used by many churches around Australia. It introduces our faith, and enables a deepening of our faith.
Course booklets can be ordered online or through St Peter's Bookroom in East Melbourne.
Outside Groups Meeting at St Nicholas
Friday, 10.30 am-12.30 pm
Sunday, 7.30 pm-9.30 pm
Peaceful Living Yoga
Contact Mary, 0408 664 020
Monday, 6-7.15 pm, and
7.30 pm - 8.45 pm til Dec 16th
Wednesday, 9.15-10.30 am
Thursday, 6-7.15 pm
Saturday, 8-9.30 am