Church of St Nicholas, Withernsea, Yorkshire

Park Avenue, Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU19 2JU
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In the 15th century the old village of Withernsea, along with the original parish church, was reclaimed by the sea after a series of storms and coastal erosion. Following the loss of the village and church, St Nicholas', and a new village were built on higher ground and further inland in 1448. 

Like its medieval predecessor, St Nicholas has battled strong coastal weather and in 1609 during a storm, it lost its roof and fell into disrepair becoming a romantic ruin. It remained a ruin for over 200 years, until Owthorne church was lost to the sea in 1816. This resulted in a major restoration appeal to rebuild and repair St Nicholas'.

St Nicholas' was used for regular worship until 2013, being closed in 2014. It came into the care of Churches Conservation Trust in 2019 and recently re-opened after extensive conservation work.

If you would like to make a contribution towards the upkeep of the church, you can donate by text:

To donate £1, text 111 to 70201
To donate £3, text 111 to 70331
To donate £5, text 111 to 70970
To donate £10, text 111 to 70191

You can also donate on our website here.