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

Future Events at St Stephen’s

Along with our usual Sunday Services at 8am & 10am you are most welcome to join us at some special services taking place in December.

Toy Service 10am Sunday 8th Dec

Each year we have an all age service to collect new toys for children who will have no gifts at Christmas. This year we have as our guest Mat Pacey international diablo freestyler. Come & see his spectacular tricks view him in action on youtube

Christingle 6pm Tuesday 10th Dec

This is in the School Hall. A Candle lit service to raise money for the Children’s Society. Everyone will make a Christingle.

Carol Service 6pm Sunday 15th Dec

Traditional lessons and carols

Carols around the Christmas Tree & Nativity Story 6pm Tuesday 24th Dec

Wrap your children up and bring them to sing carols and take part in telling the story of a special baby.

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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

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Tomorrow is the First Sunday in the Advent season as we start to prepare for Christmas. Please come along to either…
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- November 23, 2019

On Sunday at St Stephen's #Elton we celebrate the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ by sharing Holy…
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- November 9, 2019

Remembrance Service 10.30am Sunday 10th Nov @ St Stephen's #Elton At the going down of the sun and in the morning…
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- October 26, 2019

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- October 26, 2019

LAST NIGHT TONIGHT! - Tickets on door The Sound of Music performed by St Stephen's Drama Group at St Stephen's Scho…
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- October 18, 2019

Half-term fun! NEXT WEEK - Thursday, Friday, Saturday! The Sound of Music performed by St Stephen's Drama Group on…
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- October 13, 2019

Fantastic #Harvest gifts from all our congregation for @PorchBoxes special thanks to our @Girlguiding Rainbows Brow…
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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)…
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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…
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- September 27, 2019

Sunday Holy Communion services at St Stephen's, #Elton - 8am and 10am All welcome!
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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…
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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.…
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