St Nicholas Church is a fine medieval building but, much more than that, it is also the people of the community who live and work in our beautiful parish. The church stands as a powerful reminder of what community life meant to the people of past centuries; today it remains a symbol for shared experience and the spirit of community.
In ancient times the church was an important community space; it was only much later that the building was reserved exclusively for ecclesiastical use. We are lucky still to have the dramatic original nave of St Nicholas with its fine acoustics. We are also fortunate to share with the parish community the vision of restoring the nave to its central and original community role.
Jean Prosser, now retired, who was Priest in Charge of the Grosmont Group of Parishes was centrally involved in the huge achievement of preventing the imminent collapse of St Cadoc’s Church at Llangattock Lingoed, which now stands restored and beautiful. We see this restoration as a metaphor for how we take forward the life of our worshipping community.
We are an ecumenical congregation and welcome everyone who wants to meet and talk with us, question and challenge us, share our vision and join us.
For baptisms, weddings and funerals and other occasional services during the interregnum please contact:
Canon Mark Soady St Mary's Vicarage, Monk Street, Abergavenny NP7 5ND (01873) 853168(Direct Line)
(01873) 858787(Switchboard )
07968 753978 (mobile)
Events that have taken place in the Nave
Village Suppers, Annual Produce Show, Archery, Ceilidh, Monthly Market and Musical Performances.
For the last 10 years on Christmas Eve, Mary and Joseph, a child and a donkey, shepherds and Wise Men have gathered at the top of the village to begin Nativity Live!
This is a special celebration for Christmas Eve which has become a very popular and colourful tradition in Grosmont. The procession pauses at the Angel Inn but finds "no room at the inn", and continues on to the Nave of St. Nicholas Church.
All gather in the Nave for the familiar carols and a different presentation of the Christmas story.
Roasted chestnuts and mulled wine complete the special evening.
Archery in the Nave
Sandy Ireson has started her acclaimed Archery Lessons in the Nave on Friday evenings. These are suitable for all age groups (within reason!). Why not explore a new venture with her? All profits go to support St Nicholas, Grosmont.
Further information from Sandy
Rent the Nave for your Event!
Grosmont Nave is one of the finest in all Wales. It makes a wonderful venue for all kinds of events. Do not overlook it!
Further information from Mike.