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

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.

Click ‘What’s On’ for details of : –

  • ST STEPHEN’S 2018 FLOWER FESTIVAL,
  • WEDNESDAY PRAYER MEETING
  • CHURCH AWAYDAY
  • and other regular activities! 

 

 

 

- May 18, 2018

St Stephen's newsletter for next week can be found at https://t.co/uEh6CkH2RA … Also just a reminder about Saturda… https://t.co/HsKC4pzeBb
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- May 11, 2018

On Sunday at St Stephen's #Elton #Bury services will be held at 8am and 9.30am. The 9.30am will be a Family Euchari… https://t.co/8qXw90QEec
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- May 8, 2018

This week's notice sheet from St Stephen's #Elton #Bury can be found at https://t.co/jHJC8jKcBp
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- May 6, 2018

Advance notice of St Stephen's 2018 Flower Festival weekend. If you are going to be in #Elton #Bury that weekend, w… https://t.co/EG77rIDyEr
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- April 20, 2018

Services @ St Stephen's #Elton #Bury on Sunday are @ 8am & 9.30am. We share Holy Communion at both services. The 8a… https://t.co/ipPNCSIKB0
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- April 20, 2018

This weekend's newsletter from St Stephen's #Elton #Bury can be found at https://t.co/LyAUIgNDqU
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- April 14, 2018

Services at St Stephen's #Elton #Bury tomorrow are at 8am & 9.30am. We share in Holy Communion at both services. Th… https://t.co/AHrF10rbQl
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- April 14, 2018

Here is this week's newsletter from St Stephen's church in #Elton https://t.co/HhWjPWsLNj
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- April 7, 2018

Here is this week's newsletter from St Stephen's #Elton Details of Sunday's services are contained within it. We lo… https://t.co/VWngkYivpD
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- April 1, 2018

Let us take the #Easter cross outside of our churches so all may know his love. #bury #Elton @DioManchester @c_of_e https://t.co/2QGwMjsyXf
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- April 1, 2018

The people of St Stephens #Bury flowering the #Easter cross. He is risen indeed, Alleluia! @DioManchester @c_of_e… https://t.co/sTAMo6Yeh5
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- March 31, 2018

To access the Easter Day newsletter from St Stephen's #Elton #Bury please open the link below. https://t.co/B4IE4V77Fh
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- March 31, 2018

Join us for #Easter Day at 9.30am as we turn a barren Cross into a display of Beauty and Joy @DioManchester @c_of_e… https://t.co/xzkGSRxEpx
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