Memories and Condolences
Nikki was an amazing friend . I first met her a week after my son died when she was sorting out books in All Saints Church Stamford . I was sitting in a pew not wanting to return home to an empty house . She came up time with her beautiful smile , glowing compassionate eyes and falling ringlet hair and sat with me and listened and prayed . From then on she was always there with her wisdom and beauty and humour and I am so lucky that she became such a lovely friend .
Rev Jerry Newson
I shall miss Nikki's infectious laugh and happy smile that lit up the church.She was so appreciative of the efforts of those who manage to keep our churches safe, clean and welcoming . We were very lucky to have had her even for such a short time .
I met and got to know Nikki, and her infectious smile, while training in Lincoln. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, of whom she spoke with love and care, and for all those whose lives she touched.
What sad news. I knew Nikki when she was in Stamford. Her smile and warmth was completely infectious. She was a very special lady indeed. She was fair and compassionate and beyond kind. We are all so sad to hear this news. We're thinking about Nikki's family and praying for them all.
Revd Philippa White
I'm so sad to hear this news. I was in Lincoln diocese with Nikki when we both first became priests and she was such a kind and generous companion on the journey. She was full of joy, life and fun, and I always enjoyed catching up with her on training events. May God whom she loved receive her into the light and peace of eternity.
I first spoke to Nikki when I was taking my son to school in Stamford one day back in 2014. I was very sad that day and she helped so much more than she ever knew. I asked her to pray for my friend and her son, who were having a terrible time. I was delighted when I later heard that she had been so supportive to my friend after her son passed away. A beautiful lady. So sad to hear the news. Praying for her family and community. .cr.x
Nikki was literally one in a million, she had so much time for everyone. Her energy, enthusiasm and smile was infectious amongst the people whose lives she touched. She was such a credit to the Stamford community. I am so saddened by the news of her passing.
It is hard to put into words the shock of this news and the feelings of loss and bewilderment. I have so many fond memories of Nikki as my first Curate at Stamford All Saints. She brought a breath of fresh air into our church and ensured that I always thought through everything in order to make sense of the way we did things to someone from such a different background. The idea that all she was is now gone is just so much to take in. It is tempting to call it a disaster (and emotionally, especially to Matthew and the family, it is, of course), but if Good Friday and Easter teach us anything at all it is that death is not the end and that what follows is even better and even closer to God. I cannot fathom what he is doing but I do not need to.
Alison Paul Nick & Stewart Prentice
Nikki and Matt and their lovely family will be fondly remembered in Newchurch. What a beautiful person inside and out with an infectious laugh, wonderful disposition and ability to talk to anyone and talk on many subjects. It was an honour to attend her ordination and see her journey into her calling. Our thought are with Matt and their family at such a difficult time. A bright star has joined the sky to watch over you all x
I trained with Nikki at SEITE for 3 years. I am deeply shocked by this news and it hard to find words for such a tragedy other than she was truly God's radiating light in the world. May she rest in peace .....as she rises in God's shining glory, I am certain it will be more resplendent by her presence.
I met Nikki only one time in Leicester at UKME networking Day. I could see great wisdom, humility, love and passion for racial justice and equality of all God's people. Therafter we kept in contact via emails. She was pro active and readily supported me with her skills in my BAME advocacy role in Europe Diocese. She was never short of positive ideas. I am grateful to Nikki.
Justine Allain Chapman
I am so sad to realise that I will never see Nikki’s smiling face again in this life. I was her tutor when she trained for the priesthood. I bought clothes from her to raise funds for the orphanage she supported. I wear earrings she bought for me when I left. It was lovely for me to have her in Stamford which meant I was her archdeacon. Much too short - her life, and her ministry as a priest and yet I know her impact and influence will be greater and deeper than others with a longer time. We will miss you, going forward, Nikki. Your loss is great, not least to your family. Thank you for all you gave. Hold her, loving shepherd, in your arms.
I have been privileged to be a colleague and friend of Nikki in Ely Diocese - we met over coffee to talk about ministry that was partly self-supporting and then discovered that we shared a commitment to social justice. I was stunned when I heard the news of her death, and so very sorry to hear it. Prayer for all her family and friends.
I met Nikki when she joined All Saints, Stamford as curate and worked closely with her at the Unity Centre. I was at a turning point in my understanding of my faith and Nikki and her colleague Aran were instrumental in helping and guiding me to discover the true love of Christ in my life. The love of God shone out through Nikki’s beaming smile and down to earth personality and she will be greatly missed but we know she will be shining brightly in heaven. Much love to Matt and the family at this difficult time xx
I only met her a couple of this mes, but thought she was a lovely warm human being. She was very kind to my dad, John Robertson who has been ill recently. She brought round a little hamper of food to cheer him up.
This completely unexpected news is tragic for her family and her parishioners. I met Nikki in All Saints Stamford when I first worshipped there at a crisis point in my spiritual life. I will never forget her welcome and caring approach to someone she didn’t know at all, though I suspect she may have recognised my need. Thank you, Nikki, and God rest your soul.
Still reeling from this sad news. Nikki was one of the most alive people I've ever met and it's impossible to think of her not being with us any more. I'm so blessed to have known and worked with her in Stamford. We always had so much fun together, whether socially or on church business. I have many joyful memories from running a baby and toddler group with her (dancing, singing, bouncing around pretending to be frogs, or getting messy with paint and glitter!) One of my favourite memories was of helping her with the Christening of the twins of a circus ringmaster, in the Big Top! Nikki was a kind, gracious, humble, compassionate, beautiful woman, who touched so many people. I will always be remember her fondly and hold her in my heart. My love and prayers are with her family.
We are all so shocked and saddened at the news of Nikki's death. Nikki meant so much to our family during her curacy at All Saints Stamford, bringing such life and energy to the church and throwing herself into all aspects of parish life. Her smile and laugh were so infectious - you couldn't help smile back - and there was so much joy in everything she was involved in. Nikki helped set up the youth group TPOT that our three children attended and went on to inspire them and us with her warmth, approachability and down to earth personality.
Oh Nikki. i am so sorry to hear this news. To say you were one of life’s stars is an understatement. So positive, so lovely. We grew up around the corner from each other and i wish we had gotten to know each other long before 6th form. You achieved so much and I always found your faith to be a thing of wonder. Not to mention your incredible laugh.
Rev Martin Brebner
We were greatly saddened and shocked to hear of Nikki’s death. While she was Curate of All Saints’ Stamford she was a very good friend to the Uffington Group of Churches and took a number of services here. She was an enormous support when our Rector was unwell - very popular with our congregations and frequently described as a lovely lady. We envied the Raddesley Group when she moved there and we grieve with them now at this sad time, and pray that God will comfort them and Nikki’s family. May Nikki rest in peace and rise in glory.
Mrs. Joyann A. Jordan
I met Nikki when she came to Barbados with her mom, husband and children to help officiate at her uncle's (her mom's brother) Michael Ward's funeral service when he died. It was the first time my husband Ryan (Michael's stepson) and I were meeting her and her family for the first time. Ryan already knew Aunty Honor, but had never met Nikki and her family. Yet, it was as if we knew Nikki all of our lives. Her pleasant smile, and willingness to help in any way she could. Even the kind and professional way she conducted the service for her late uncle, will forever live on in my hearts. I kept up with her achievements and family additions through her mom, and it always felt like if I was right there with her. I was and still am, thoroughly shocked when her mom messaged Ryan and I to let us know that our beloved Nikki had passed. We know she's in the everlasting arms of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and we don't mourn as those without a hope, but her loss is still felt and I wish that she hadn't left us this side of heaven. My heart goes out to her mom, husband, children, grandchildren, her congregation and all of those persons whose lives she touched in one way or another. Know that our prayers and our love are with you all at this difficult time. As the hymn writer said, "Tempted and tried, we’re oft made to wonder
Nikki and I were ordained together and shared our curacy time in Stamford. We laughed together, cried together, prayed together, grew together. It was a privilege to know her, to see her as she was licensed to her first incumbency and to visit her in the villages. I am so grateful I knew her and shared part of her journey, she was very special.
Thank you all for you lovely messages its so nice to read all the wonderful memories people have of mum, it brings a tear and a smile.
Dear Matthew, Jamie, Madi and Charlie. I am Madi's friend Lily's mum. Generally I met Nikki when she was dropping Madi off to our home in Folkestone, and on the odd occasion when lily went to Newchurch. When you all went off to Lincolnshire, Lily came to stay with you twice, and I am happy to say that Madi and Lily continue to be good friends. Nikki's smile and laugh were treasures to behold and I know you will all carry those with you. It goes without saying that we are praying for you all and sending you strength for the time ahead. With all our love, Trish and Ciaran Casey Folkestone
Nikki Mann - A Priest forever. So many good memories of the time we spent together. So many eyes rolled without trying to show it. You taught me so much and my life is better because I knew you. Thank you for all you were. In sure and certain hope of the resurrection. Until then x
Living in New Zealand I have only just learned of the very sad passing of Nikki.
I am so very sad to know our wonderful,loving caring Nikki has left us. I knew her when she was curate at All Saints’ I remember her creeping in at the back on her very first visit to All Saint’ - we had just finished the early service and from then on I came to know her as a special person - a wonderful woman of God - she loved and was loved in return. She was particularly kind to me on a personal level - as indeed she she was to so many. Nikki rest in the loving arms of Jesusx
Sending our sincere condolences to Nikki’s family. We knew Nikki when she and her family lived in Newchurch on the Romney Marsh. I remember the time when I heard she was going to train to be a vicar. I wasn’t that surprised. Nikki was such a lovely person both inside and out. I feel for her congregation who have lost such a special person. To Nikkis family both Robert and I send you our sincere condolences and it was our pleasure and joy to have known her. May she R.I.P.
Sandra Ward and Angela Ephraim nee Ward
I was indeed shocked and saddened to hear the news of my cousin's passing, early on the morning of 1st April, from my aunt, Honor. Immediately, I started to cry. I shared the news with Sandra, and we can't start to imagine the pain and agony this sudden death has caused her immediate family, friends and parishioners.
Rev James Hurst
Nikki was the embodiment of Christianity. It was a joy to work with her on the Food Parcel project last year and with some of her wonderful congregation. Her smiling competent presence enhanced every gathering. Our love and commiserations go out to her family and parishioners and all that had the pleasure of knowing her.
Although I did not meet Nikki Mann in person, our work led to our frequent correspondence and she was always extremely kind, helpful and giving whenever we spoke.
I had the privilege of being Nikki's room-mate when we studied together at SEITE (now St Augustine's). Her wisdom, warmth, humour, compassion and passion for God and for the calling of women into ministry made a big impact on me and she helped me work through a sticky patch in my own vocation. She loved and spoke about her family so much. It's a shock to know she's gone, we are the poorer in this world for that. May she rest in peace and rise in glory. Very much love to her family.
Nikki was my niece by marriage and she was a breath of fresh air.
We are so sorry to hear this news, an unspeakable blow for family, friends and parishioners. Please be assured of our prayers in the Downham Market parishes.
I've tried to write this for days. No words can express a hug, and no hug can give what I want to give- Nikki back. Matthew, Jamie, Maddie, Charlie and family there are so many of us crying wiith you, in shock and praying for you.
Jon & Michele Brazier
We were honoured to know Nikki when she moved in to Newchurch with Matt, who I went to school with some many years ago. Words
To hear of the sad passing of Nikki was a shock to say the least.
Rev'd Nikki Mann. What a woman. What a Christian. What a priest. My wife Lily and I first met Nikki when we were invited to our first function as the new incumbent for the New Romney Group of Parishes - the Newchurch Harvest Supper.Nikki's infectious laughter, her beaming face and effervescent personality were our welcome.
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