It’s also true that people are very proud of their local history, but don’t always express how much they value a place until it’s threatened. Thankfully St Nicholas Church is not under threat. However, I’m asking for your help because we have an urgent restoration project on our hands.
Because it adds character and distinctiveness to an area, heritage is fundamental in creating a ‘sense of place’ for a community. And for many people who live in Wallasey, St Nicholas Church is a place which holds many memories, some happy, some sad. It is a place where baptisms, weddings, and funerals have been, and still are, held. It is a family Church in many ways, and many people who might not worship within the walls have a fond attachment to it. I’ve lost count of the times people have said to me after they have popped in “I’ve passed this Church for years and never realised just how beautiful it is once you are inside.” St Nicholas Church is a gem, and it is part of our heritage.
We need to protect our heritage, and whilst the folk who worship here have done their best to keep the Church in good shape there is a very urgent restoration project needed. The masonry and tracery around one of the large windows containing a beautiful Stained Glass picture of Jesus at Galilee has deteriorated significantly, probably due to the increasing winds off the sea. The cost to replace the masonry is £60,000!!! I know, it’s a lot of money. But this isn’t just about preserving a place of worship, this is about preserving a part of our heritage, this is a building that is fundamental in creating a ‘sense of place’ in which we lay down deep roots and family ties. My question to all of you is this: “Will you help to restore the window by making a donation?”
Donations can be made by cheque payable to 'St Nicholas PCC' and sent to The Vicarage, 22 Groveland Road, Wallasey, Wirral. CH45 8JY.