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

Remembrance weekend will be marked with several opportunities to reflect and remember the ending of the First World War, and the sacrifices made by people from the Elton community. Please come along to any of the events listed below and join in with the commemorations.

Introducing our minister

Rev. Paul Sanderson – Assistant Priest   (seconded to St Stephen’s from United Benefice of Walmersley Road)

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 and 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 2014

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.    Paul

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 9.30am services is a great time to do this.

 

Bury’s first ‘Place of Welcome’ was launched by St Stephen’s in September. Held every Wednesday from 10am until 12 noon,there will be opportunities to chat, share refreshments, and a meal together. St Stephen’s invites you to come along and enjoy the company.

 

 

Click ‘What’s On’ for details of : –

  • Place of Welcome now running every Wednesday!
  • Date of next MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING
  • DRAMA GROUP – Thursdays

 

 

 

- November 12, 2018

Wonderful service yesterday led by Rev. Paul where we rededicated our Roll of Honour to the 47 men from our parish… https://t.co/n2wH1OvHtZ
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- November 11, 2018

Wonderful time this morning as our @UKScouting Scouts lead us in our Act of Remembrance. A packed church of over 18… https://t.co/hU15uHkj1e
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- November 11, 2018

Adding poppies to our cross at the end of our service. #WeWillRememberThem #RememberanceDay2018 https://t.co/l9J9eMJAAD
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- November 10, 2018

Our choir singing songs from WW1 in our cafe which open now. They are on again at 3.10pm #ThereButNotThere… https://t.co/oRdgKQEQB6
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- November 10, 2018

Come and join us as we commemorate #WWIcentenary The cafe opens at 2.00pm. There will be singing of songs from the… https://t.co/Je1ZhohCS5
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- November 9, 2018

This week's newsletter from St Stephen's #Church #Elton #Bury has been published and can be found at… https://t.co/J6Ycf5qokH
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- November 9, 2018

RT @StStephens_EYFS: This afternoon Nursery talked about the poppy. We made a big poppy and sorted coloured objects onto the correct part o…
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- November 9, 2018

RT @StStephens_Bury: A lovely visit to church this afternoon for Year 6 and some Ethos group members for Remembrance #wewillrememberthem…
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- November 9, 2018

Our preparations are complete. @StStephens_Bury will have their @Remembrance_100 service this afternoon.… https://t.co/fdmZ9p0z8v
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- November 9, 2018

Join us tomorrow from 1.00pm as we #Remember all who paid the ultimate price. #ThereButNotThere Vigil service at 4.… https://t.co/6nPHw9wc77
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- November 8, 2018

Come along and see what @StStephens_Bury children have created to remember the fallen of WW1. The church is open fr… https://t.co/G85wENpB5x
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