St Stephen’s is a church family meeting in the heart of Elton, Bury.

Play Your Part – September / October 2019

Following on from producing our Mission Action Plan (MAP) we are spending the weeks leading up to Harvest thinking about what we are ‘doing’ in church and how we ‘Play our Part’ in ministering to each other and the wider community.

Each Sunday will take a different theme as we explore what each part of the Sunday service is about and what it teaches us about ourselves and our response to God and other people.

01-Sep The Gathering

08-Sep Liturgy of the Word

15-Sep Baptism

22-Sep The Liturgy of the Sacrament Pt1

29-Sep The Liturgy of the Sacrament Pt2

06-Oct The Dismissal

13-Oct Harvest Festival

Information packs were distributed on 1st September to help you to consider prayerfully what your response will be to getting involved with the mission of St Stephen’s. It may be to stay the same or it might be God is encouraging you to something new.

If you missed out on a pack, please speak to Paul.

St Stephen’s is over 100 years old and built on the legacy of others who have given their Time, Talents and Treasure to pass on to us.

What will we leave for the next generations?

Click red ‘What’s On’ link for details of : –

  • Date of next MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING
  • The SOUND OF MUSIC – 24th, 25th 26th October 2019
  • GERMAN YOUTH BRASS BAND Concert – Tuesday 29th October 2019 7.30pm

Introducing our Priest-in-Charge

Rev. Paul Sanderson – formerly from the United Benefice of Walmersley Road – was licensed as Priest-in-Charge of St Stephen, Elton in March 2019.

The Bishop of Bolton, Rt Rev Mark Ashcroft officiated at the service and in his talk he encouraged us to ‘drink the living water’ offered by Jesus (John 4) , and to continue doing so.  

Paul writes:

After serving as a Reader for 20 years I was ordained as a local minister in 2005.

I am a local lad having been born in Radcliffe and living in Rochdale Bury. I am married to Diane, have one daughter Eleanor and a deaf Jack Russell called Dodger. I retired from a career as a science teacher in secondary, further education and sixth form in 201

Apart from serving God my passion is walking and if I’m not in the Lake District or walking a long distance footpath you will see me out and about in the local area with the dog.   

About St Stephen’s

Our church is liberal catholic in tradition and this is reflected in our worship which involves lots of our church family, many of whom live outside of the parish, in many aspects of our worship. Our church family is made up of young families through to people who have lived in Elton and have worshipped at our church over several decades!

We are connected with our community through our link with our church primary school, and events like our annual pantomime which includes lots of people from our local community, and we also have good and developing relationships with other churches from across the denominational spectrum, sharing in events such as Praise in the Park and working together in mission. St Stephen’s also has a 20 plus strong Mothers Union which meets monthly and is involved in local mission as well as uniformed organisation linked to the scouting movement.

We look forward to you coming along to St Stephens and getting to know us … tea and coffee in our community room after our 10.00am services is a great time to do this.

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Safeguarding Contacts

If you are worried that someone you know is at risk, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others please contact:

Barbara Ingham (Parish Safeguarding Officer) 07747 803575

Rev Paul Sanderson (Priest in Charge) 07795 810016

Abbey Clephane-Wilson (Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser) 0161 828 1451

Bury Council 0161 253 5678 / 6606

If there is an immediate risk of harm or danger please contact the police on 101.

Click the link below to see St Stephen’s Safeguarding Policies

- October 18, 2019

Half-term fun! NEXT WEEK - Thursday, Friday, Saturday! The Sound of Music performed by St Stephen's Drama Group on… https://t.co/2BoWBFfORF
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- October 13, 2019

Fantastic #Harvest gifts from all our congregation for @PorchBoxes special thanks to our @Girlguiding Rainbows Brow… https://t.co/QC7Mio5e0r
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- October 11, 2019

This Sunday is Harvest Sunday! Services at St Stephen's on Sunday at 8am (Holy Communion) and 10am (Parade Harvest)… https://t.co/ZDZYQiOfsj
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- October 5, 2019

Sunday services tomorrow at St Stephen's #Elton Holy Communion at 8am and 10am. All welcome! This week's noticeshee… https://t.co/VuFHBvjdwZ
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- September 27, 2019

Sunday Holy Communion services at St Stephen's, #Elton - 8am and 10am All welcome! https://t.co/uakWr10KAb
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- September 21, 2019

Sunday at St Stephen's, #Elton 8am & 10am Holy Communion in church 3pm Praise in the Park- Whitehead Park - where w… https://t.co/VjsGT71Cku
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- September 17, 2019

Come along on Sunday 22nd and join your local Christian churches at PRAISE IN THE PARK in Whitehead Park from 3pm.… https://t.co/D7iR4g7CzN
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- September 4, 2019

St Stephen's are applying for Community Funding from Bury Council to upgrade some of the kitchen equipment which wi… https://t.co/TpZdimlewZ
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- September 2, 2019

Advance Notice - The Sound of Music will be performed by St Stephen's Drama Group at St Stephen's School, Colville… https://t.co/20vCzBtF8i
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- August 23, 2019

Services at St Stephen's #Elton #Bury this Sunday at 8am and 10am. We look forward to seeing you there! Our weekly… https://t.co/EAoQuanMAl
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- August 16, 2019

This week's newsletter from St Stephen's #Elton #Bury can be found at the link below. Holy Communion services will… https://t.co/CH7kSJb6ny
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- August 3, 2019

A beautiful day to celebrate the wedding of Alex and Abigail with all their family and friends. https://t.co/d9bP7gyk6G
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