Welcome to St Nicholas Sevenoaks
We are an Anglican evangelical church situated in the heart of Sevenoaks. We have four main congregations which make up our one church family, comprising people of many ages and backgrounds who wish to follow the Lord Jesus Christ.
What we believe
The focus of the Christian faith is the Lord Jesus Christ. Through Jesus God reveals himself to us. Through Jesus’ death on the cross in our place, God makes a way for us to be forgiven for all the things that separate us from him. Through Jesus’ resurrection and the pouring out of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, God graciously gives us the power to live a life pleasing to him.
The Bishop of Ebbsfleet
The PCC of this parish has passed a resolution under the House of Bishop’s Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests in order to reflect its convictions on the distinctive ministry of men and women.
There has been a church on our site for over 900 years. For all that period we have been seeking to serve our town in many ways, but chiefly by proclaiming the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and living for Him.
The earliest reference to the church is in the Textus Roffensis (compiled c1120).
The current shape mostly dates from the 13th century, though the main part was rebuilt in the 15th century.
Since 1907 the Church has had an evangelical ministry with a clear focus on the gospel. A fuller history can be found in Professor David Killingray’s Sevenoaks People & Faith (Phillimore, Chichester, 2004).
A major building project was completed in 1995, which involved excavating under the building to provide more space. The story is told in Julia Cameron’s book The Church that went under (Paternoster, Carlisle, 1999).
Our vision is that every generation would know Jesus and make him known, locally and globally.
To achieve this we are focussed on four main tasks:
Reaching out to God’s world with the good news about Jesus Christ
Nurturing one another with the word of Christ so that we are conformed to the image of Christ
Equipping God’s people with all they need to serve Christ in the world
Sending out God’s people into God’s world to serve Him
Please join us at one of our Sunday gatherings. You’ll find people at all different stages of life, from the very young to the very old, with everything in between. There will be some simply wanting to encounter Jesus for the first time, others who’ve been following Christ for many decades and some who have just started. There are regular opportunities to find out more about the heart of the Christian faith.