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We’re so excited to be running another year of the Ministry Experience Scheme at St Nics from September 2022! The Ministry Experience Year is for anyone aged 18-30 looking to spend a year growing as a follower of Jesus and serving in the local church. You’ll receive weekly teaching and training, as well as joining in with many of our ministry teams to serve throughout the week and on Sundays.

You can find the application form below, as well as a link to more information about the MEV scheme from the diocese of Durham. If you'd like more information than what is provided below, please email us at office@stnics.org.uk—we'd love to chat to you!

Applications Due: 10th June

Interviews: 15th June

What is Durham like?

Durham is a compact, vibrant, university city with ancient streets, many bridges over the winding River Wear and a magnificent Norman cathedral. It has a rich cultural heritage and great modern amenities such as gyms, cinemas, shops, restaurants, and theatre venues. We benefit from being a twelve minute train ride away from the centre of Newcastle with all the advantages that a large city can offer. (And it is merely three hours to London.) The North East has vast dramatic countryside to explore and from Durham it is half an hour away from the coast and many beaches.

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What is St Nics like?

St Nics is a church for everyone. We are right in the heart of Durham, in the Market Place. We have a real heart to reach out and serve our city and beyond. Just as we are a gathered congregation of roughly 300, so Durham city centre is a place where people gather from all over.

This year has been incredibly challenging and as things begin to re open we long to engage, open our doors widely and offer a warm welcome, a place of refuge and restoration in these harshest of times and a place of God’s hope and love and an opportunity to hear about Jesus.

Our quirky Victorian building has had many adaptations over the years and we are currently in the process of creating a permanent café space in the Lower Hall. Our wonderful purpose built Youth Centre, a short walk away from the church, is also just metres away from the 6 the form college, has outside space and bags of potential too!