Welcome to St Nicholas’ Church

On Palm Sunday in 2008, St Nicholas church in Radford Semele was destroyed in a deliberate fire. In May 2013, the restored church was reopened…

St Nicholas' Church Radford Semele after the fire in March 2008

From this in March 2008..

St Nicholas' Church Radford Semele Restored

.. to this in May 2013

This is our website, giving details of what is available through St Nicholas Church. You are very welcome to explore and if you don’t find what you are looking for, please contact us. 8747179805_2370550f70_b


If you would like to visit and see the amazing work that has been done restoring this medieval church, please click here to view details of opening times.   If you want to look at the story of the fire and the rebuilding process, please visit the restoration website: www.stnicholasrestoration.com.


If you want to see what’s on each month, please look at our noticeboard 

A Note about Coronavirus

Sunday services have been suspended, but we are not shutting down, just doing things differently.  There will be details of online resources on the Noticeboard in due course … 

The noticeboard has a link to a special video service each week


UPDATE – June 16 – St Nicholas’ opening again Fridays 2-4pm

As you know, the Government is allowing churches to start opening for private, individual prayer. However, we are governed by strict hygiene, distancing, and other restrictions.  As a leadership team, we feel it would be helpful to try opening again on Friday afternoons from June 19th

this was one of our normal regular times of opening, but so please feel free to come if you want space and peace to pray  – we will be observing the hygiene regulations for your safety.

Peoples’ safety is paramount, and although it would be lovely to open the church more, we feel this opening would be manageable.

However, whether the building is open or not, the church continues to offer worship, pastoral care and prayer for our local communities.  Do check the website and Facebook page for details of worship, and if you require personal prayer support, do message through those or phone.


Prayer for a Pandemic

May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake

May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable

May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making the rent

May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options

May we who have to cancel our trips remember those that have no safe place to go

May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home.

As fear grips our country, let us choose love.

During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other,

Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbours,   Amen

Programme for Opening St Nicholas’ Church   – see new detail above

Monday 10.00am – 12.noon
Friday 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday – all our services are at 10:30am so do join us and wander round after the service when we serve refreshments.

You will be welcome to visit the churchyard at any time but at these times above, we have the church building open too.


Winner of the National Churches Trust 2015 Architecture Awards


St NIcholas church complies with the church’s Safeguarding Policy and General Data Protection Regulations 

If you are concerned about a Safeguarding issue, you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team using a 24 hour phone number