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St Quiricus & St Julietta, Tickenham

ON TUESDAY 2nd JUNE REVD JULIE HARRIS WAS LICENSED AS THE PRIEST IN CHARGE OF OUR BENEFICE

Welcome Jules!
 
For all enquiries or correspondence, please contact our Benefice Administrator, who works for both Christ Church and Tickenham church as follows: church.office@christchurchnailsea.org.uk
If you have any comments or suggestions regarding this website or online meetings, please contact Richard our webmaster: info@christchurchnailsea.org.uk
 
Please feel free to click on the links at the top of each page to navigate round our site.

OUR CHURCHES ARE OPEN FOR PRIVATE PERSONAL PRAYER!!!


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please read the latest news sheet which has all the details. This is a major milestone in our return to ‘physical’ church life!
 

LATEST NEWS/NOTICE SHEET


Please click the image above to download the latest News/Notice Sheet.

Every week, on a Friday, we will upload a new News/Notice Sheet to the website.
 

THIS SUNDAY CHILDRENS CHURCH IS ONLINE!


Sunday 5th July at 10.15 am is Childrens Church on Zoom. Everyone is Welcome to join in. Contact the church.office@christchurchnailsea.org.uk for the Zoom link.

A Happy face and a Sad face will be needed by everyone during the service, so enjoy getting them ready to show on the day.
Thanks, Bev.
 
 

EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING AT 7:30pam WE CELEBRATE EVENING PRAYER OR COMPLINE


A Service Sheet will be available soon.
 
This service requires a new Zoom code and password which may be obtained from Louise (which is the same every week).

 

OUR SERVICES IN JULY

Sunday 5th July 10:15am Childrens Church (see poster)
Sunday 12th July 10:15am Holy Communion CW1 using Zoom
Sunday 19th July 10:15am Morning Worship using Zoom
6:30pm Holy Communion CW1 using Zoom
Sunday 26th July 10:15am WATCH THIS SPACE!!

 
SERVICE SHEETS are available on this website a day or so before the service. The Holy Communion service sheet will not change for the next few months so you only need to download it once and re-use it. Other services will change and we will let you have each service sheet as it is published.
If you have any questions, please contact Louise in the office or Richard, thank you.
 

 

HOLIDAY CLUB! YEE-HA!!


 
Holiday Club 2020 is still taking place this year for any primary aged children but online. Details on where to enrol are on the poster. Places are limited so book in now!
Thanks Bev.
 

HAVE YOU MISSED ANY OF OUR ONLINE SERVICES?

Please contact our Benefice Administrator for a link to the service recordings (we don’t publicise these on the website due to privacy and Data Protection issues).
 

NAILSEA CHURCH DOORS MAY BE CLOSED BUT LIFE STILL GOES ON!


Christians Together in Nailsea and District have published the information above so that those who think we have shut up shop and gone home will know what is going on and how to get in touch with us online. Thank you to the executive team at CTINAD – our Churches are still open!


 


 
 
 
 
 
 

St Quiricus & St Julietta, Tickenham -Poppy Cascade

 
This year, Tickenham Church have a flow of poppies cascading from the top of the South Porch to ground level for Remembrance Sunday. It certainly makes a spectacular sight. A massive thank you to all those who gave up their time and skills to crochet or knit poppies — both Christ Church and Tickenham Church took part, please have a look at the photographs below and come along and see the display in situ.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

St Quiricus & St Julietta, Tickenham -Fundraising

 
Latest News
The work to the Tickenham west window was completed in September 2017. Further work is required to the tower but it has been decided to leave this to a later date. Many thanks to all those who have attended the fund raising events and have collected for the Appeal in the boxes.
 

Fundraising
The West Window Fundraising team have joined forces with the current Church Fundraising team and the following events are planned for the future:

WATCH THIS SPACE!
 

Tickenham Church Aerial Flight
We have been given permission to feature the following aerial flight of our church, please click here (this will open a new window outside this website).
 
 

 
Please click on this image to see it full size.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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ST QUIRICUS AND ST JULIETTA, TICKENHAM – A BRIEF HISTORY

 
 
 
This page provides a brief history of both parish churches. The information has been reproduced by kind permission of Bridget Wheeler and her father who each have produced a more in depth history.
 
The following text is condensed from the booklet “A short guide to the history of this ancient Parish Church” which is available from the church itself or from the Benefice Office.

The parish church of Tickenham has the unusual dedication of St Quiricus & St Julietta. Julietta was a widow travelling with her three-year old son Quiricus in the year 304 AD when, in Tarsus, she was recognised as a Christian, arrested, taken before the Governor Alexander, and invited to recant. This she refused to do and was being tortured for her beliefs while her small son Quiricus was held on the knee of Alexander. Quiricus attempted to reach his mother, and in doing so scratched the face of Alexander. This angered the Governor who threw the boy down on the stone steps, killing him. Thereupon, Julietta thanked God for granting martyrdom to her son. Alexander was infuriated and ordered that she be beheaded. This joint dedication is only found in a few churches in this country, for example at Luxulyan in Cornwall, where the church is dedicated to St Cyriacus and St Julitta or in Newton St Cyres in Devon to St Julitta and St Cyriac.

The Church, situated on a rocky outcrop on the upper North Somerset Levels, can be dated definitely to the late 11th century by its early Norman chancel archway, but the nave walls may well be of Saxon origin due to their height and narrowness.

The north and south aisles were added during the 13th century with the Lady Chapel, or Bave Chapel, a little later. The chancel, entered through the 11th century archway, was extended in the 13th/14th century, which is why the East window appears off-centre when viewed from the nave. The original short tower of the 13th century was heightened in the 15th century and the present parapet and spirelets date from the end of the 19th century with statues representing the story of SSs Quiricus and Julietta. The belfry houses six bells, the oldest dated 1632. The main church door is 13th century, the stone step being worn into a deep hollow over the centuries.

The pulpit is 17th century. Above the pulpit is the doorway to the narrow and steep spiral staircase built into the wall of the Lady Chapel, probably constructed to reach the rood above the chancel arch but taken down at the Reformation. The Victorians removed the deteriorating plaster from the walls of the church, revealing the rough stonework of all shapes and colours of natural stone from the district. The contribution added by the current generation, at the millennium, is the welcome addition of two modern toilets constructed off the old Vestry!

This is indeed a brief history of Tickenham Church. We have to keep the church locked unfortunately on recommendations from the police, but in the porch is a telephone number you can ring for an appointment and the church is open on Saturdays and Sundays during August for guided tours.

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