St Nicolas' Church, Guildford

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St Nicolas' Church, Guildford
St Nicolas' Church, Guildford is located in Surrey
St Nicolas' Church, Guildford
St Nicolas' Church, Guildford
51°14′01″N 0°34′38″W / 51.23363°N 0.57717°W / 51.23363; -0.57717
OS grid reference SU994492
Location Bury Street, Guildford, Surrey
Country  England
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship High Church
Website www.stnicolas-guildford.org.uk
History
Dedication Saint Nicolas
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Samuel Sanders Teulon, Ewan Christian
Style Victorian Gothic
Administration
Parish St Nicolas
Deanery Guildford
Archdeaconry Surrey
Diocese Guildford
Province Canterbury
Clergy
Rector Revd Canon Andrew Norman CJN
Laity
Director of music John Varney
Churchwarden(s) Marian Coom,
Catherine Ferguson
Parish administrator Cath Anderson

St Nicolas' is an Anglican parish church in the centre of Guildford, England. It is one of the three ancient parishes of Guildford borough (the other two being Holy Trinity and St Mary’s).

The current church building, built in 1876, is at least the third church on the site. The previous building was built in 1836. The Loseley Chapel, which contains memorials to the More-Molyneux family whose residence is the nearby Loseley Park, is all that remains of the medieval building.

St Nicolas' literary connections[edit]

John Mason Neale the author of the popular Christmas Carol Good King Wenceslas, the hymn O happy band of pilgrims and many more was a Deacon at St Nicolas.

John Samuel Bewley Monsell who wrote Fight the good fight and O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness was Rector of St Nicolas.

P.G. Wodehouse was baptised in the font at St Nicolas.

External links[edit]

St Nicolas' website