Welcome to Tickenham

Tickenham Church
Tickenham Church

Welcome to the official site for the North Somerset village of Tickenham.

Tickenham Village is located in North Somerset, between the towns of Clevedon and Nailsea on the B3130. With a population around 900, Tickenham enjoys good access to the M5 motorway, Portishead, Weston-s-Mare and Bristol. For rail commuters, there is a mainline station at Nailsea. Surrounded by open countryside, Tickenham is famed for some of the loveliest walks in the region.

A vibrant community has built up in the village with many organisations and societies.

Tickenham has its own Parish Council, in existence for nearly 100 years. Tickenham is served by North Somerset Council

Latest News and Events

  • Welcome Reverend Nicki

    We were thrilled to welcome our new Rector, the Reverend Nicki Bradford who has joined us from the Quantocks with her husband, Steve, and family.

    Christ Church was packed for the Licensing Service on April 11th with ,members of Tickenham and various churches in Nailsea as well as members of Nicki’s family and many of her parishioners from the nine parishes in The Quantocks where she was Curate.

    The Service was conducted by Bishop Michael of Bath and Wells and Archdeacon Adrian of Bath. Representatives from organisations,including the Parish/Town Councils and Church schools within the benefice welcomed Nicki and we got together afterwards for drinks and refreshments. A happy day!

    Nicki’s first service in St. Quiricus and Julietta was a wonderful Family Service where we talked about “opposites” and the “teaspoon of prayer (Thank you, Please and Sorry).

    Our Family Service is on the second Sunday of every month at 11 am. Everyone welcome as, of course, you are to all our services; Holy Communion on the first and third Sunday and Morning Worship on the fourth.   On April 29th a short unsung Morning Worship will be followed by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting.

  • Welcome to our new Rector, the Reverend Nicki Bradford

    We are looking forward to the arrival of our new Rector, the Reverend Nicki Bradford. She will be joining us from The Quantocks where she has been the Curate in 5 parishes. We welcome her and her husband, Steve, and look forward to working with her.

    Her licensing service will be held at Christchurch, Nailsea at 7 pm on Thursday, April 11th and will be attended by Bishop Michael  and  the Archdeacon of Bath, the Venerable Dr. Adrian Youings. We hope as many of you from Tickenham and Christchurch as can will join us. There will be light refreshments in the Vestry Hall after the Service.

    Archdeacon Adrian also officiated at our Easter Sunday Service. This was an excellent opportunity for us to say “farewell” to him as he leaves Bath to take up work with a charity.

    The Reverend Nicki’s first service with us will be our Family Service on Sunday, April 14th. All the family welcome!

    Other services in St Quiricus and Julietta in April are:

    Sunday 7th         Holy Communion

                 21st       Holy Communion

                 28th       Unsung Morning Worship. Our annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held after this service.

    On the last Friday of every month we light up our Church with candles and play choral and other classical music. It is a wonderful opportunity to come and listen, relax and enjoy our beautiful Church. 6 – 7.30 pm. Come for as long or short a time as you like.”

  • Jumble Sale 3rd February
  • Sea Shanty Group Make Welcome Return to Tickenham.

    Following their much-applauded visit last year, Bristol’s longest-serving sea shanty group, The Harry Browns, make a welcome return to Tickenham Church on Friday, March 15th.

    They will be giving us songs from the sea from their expansive repertoire including contemporary and self-penned numbers.

    Formed in the 1980s, they have toured Europe and sung at major festivals at home and abroad. So come along at 7.30 pm and have a fun evening in our lovely Church.

    Tickets at £10 including refreshments on 07740 085015 or www.ticketsource.co.uk.

  • Draft response to NSC Pre-submission Local Plan

    The Tickenham Road Action Group are finalising their response to North Somerset Council’s Pre-Submission Local Plan 2039.

    The TRAG believe that the Local Plan does not address overall traffic growth over the 15-year period covered, nor does it provide a view of how the traffic will be routed along the key transport routes. Without these key routes being identified and developed, traffic of all types will continue to use rural lanes through villages on roads which are already inadequate for the volumes they carry.

    Future developments which will see a significant increase in the volume of traffic over the next 15 years include: the building of 15,000 more homes in North Somerset, the development of 34,000 homes by 2040 in the Bristol Local Authority area, the creation of an industrial site near the M5 junction at Clevedon and an increase of 20 % in the capacity at Bristol Airport. The impact of these developments are not fully considered in the Plan.

    The draft submission can be viewed here:

    We would urge you to view our draft submission and let us know your thoughts on the points we are making. Please email these to bruce.tch@btinternet.com. The deadline for submissions to north Somerset Council is 5pm on January 22nd 2024.

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