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The Meaning of Advent

The calendar year starts on 1st January – but for the Church its New Year starts on Advent Sunday (the fourth Sunday before Christmas). Advent comes from the Latin word Adventus, which means coming, and it’s the time when the Church gets ready for the coming of Jesus, celebrated at Christmas. The readings …

Vicar’s Christmas Message

As Christmas approaches, many of us will be thinking what we can give to those we love.  Perhaps too as we embrace a season of giving, we may give more generously, of our money or time, to others in need in this country or far away.  To give from the …

Advent Star Trail

The Advent Star Trail gives small groups of schoolchildren the chance to explore the meaning of Christmas as we follow the star to different zones around the church building.  We remember Mary’s secret, the shepherd’s awe and wonder, the wise men’s gifts, and the greatest gift of all – Jesus …

‘A Taste of Taplow’ – Our Own Recipe Book

This year as part of our fund raising for the St Nicolas Church South Side Appeal, members of the congregation, friends, past and present clergy, the Bishops of Oxford and Lynn along with professional chefs from Roux at Skindles, Cliveden National Trust, SGI-UK HQ at Taplow Court and our very own …

The National Life Treasury Scheme

At a meeting on 24th July, the PCC approved a proposal to become part of the new National Life Treasury Scheme providing long-term placement for Life treasury ‘books’ holding the ashes of a person who themselves or their family have decided this is how they would like to be memorialised.  …

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