The Gardens

St. Nicholas’ Church has been blessed with a large green space, visible to all who pass by. For years it was a blank canvass of grass and little else. Our corner position on Bridge Road and Mersey Road means that, like our building, it is exposed to strong winds and salty air, and the soil is only a few inches deep.

Over the years our volunteer gardeners are working hard to create this beautiful and sustainable garden. It has become an oasis for the community to find peace in their busy lives and shares a little of the Christian story in a way that speaks to both believers and those who have no particular faith.

THEMED GARDENS: Some of the gardens are closely linked with the great festivals of Christmas, Easter and Pentecost.  Others focus on the human need for food, water, work, and for remembering those who have died in infancy and in conflict.  In one, large garden, we have portrayed the family of St. Nicholas’ Church.  We hope to have a special garden for those in our youth groups next year.  The newest garden marks the two hundredth anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade.  Its theme is ‘Stop the Traffic’ and depicts the various ways in which children across the world are still traded, exploited and vulnerable. The Field of Memories’ offers an opportunity for a loved one to be commemorated with plants, an engraved tablets or a benches.

We invite you to visit the garden, enjoy the quietness and add your prayers to the many which have already been said there.

On Sunday 26th July 2020, a Service of Dedication was held in the church garden. We welcomed the extended family of Doreen and Gerry Holden, who made a generous donation to purchase a bench in their parents’ memory. It is located opposite the ‘Field of Memories‘ in the church garden. Below is Lesley Utley’s Eulogy for Doreen and Gerry ‘I cant compete with Terry’s eulogy…..

Congratulations again to Pat and Ian, our volunteer gardeners, for being awarded ‘Highly Commended‘ for a second year running from the ‘Crosby & Waterloo in Bloom’ in 2019. We are grateful for all their hard work. Pat and Ian, are always looking for new ideas and suitable plants to add – donations welcome.