St. Nicholas of Myra Church
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Today's "sighting" of a Saint Nicholas Church Around the world comes to us from Bethany at Sweet Bee Buzzings!
Now this is a church with both a history and a future! It is not only the oldest church in the beautiful seaside town of Brighton - the above structure dates from the mid 1300's - but a visit to the church's website will show that it is a church whose doors are opened wide to worshipers today.
Let's read what St. Nicholas Church at Brighton says on its homepage:
The Ancient Parish Church and Mother Church of the City
Our church, the ancient Parish Church, the mother-church of Brighton is dedicated to St Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, patron saint of fishermen and sailors, children, pawnbrokers and Russia. A church with this dedication has been the centre of Christian worship in Brighton for the past nine centuries and you will be most welcome to attend any of our services and activities detailed on this site.
The Church is more than a building however splendid it might be and St Nicholas houses a lively, committed and growing congregation.
Now this has to be something to make the dear old saint, Nicholas of Myra, glad!
Header for the St. Nicholas Church
Image Courtesy: St. Nicholas Church
I am especially touched by this St. Nicholas Church's website. The Icon of the saint superimposed above an interior view of the church on this header is a continuation of this good saint's work that somehow, I feel would make him very happy. He would be honored to have this church, indeed, all that I have highlighted in this series, dedicated to the memory of the work he did all in the Lord Jesus Christ's name.
with some modern people in this very historic and beautiful church
Image Courtesy: St. Nicholas Church, Brighton
much of which originated from an earlier Norman church
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And one more gorgeous photo shot...
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But of course the best part of any church building is...
Image courtesy: St. Nicholas Church, Brighton
This was taken during the Christmas Nativity play!
This is something Nicholas would have definitely loved!
All those gorgeous children gathered to celebrated the Incarnate birth of Christ!
Please visit the church's website for more information on its activities - the 360 virtual tour is fabulous! - and Wikipedia for more history.
Many many thanks to Bethany at Sweet Bee Buzzings for telling me about this beautiful St. Nicholas church. I love the title of her blog! It is such a good indication of the treat one is in for when we click on her site! She is so talented, designing and making so many wonderful things - a sweet bee buzzing to be sure!!