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.

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.

Next session – Wednesday 9th January 10am – 12 noon

Go to Services page for details of Christmas services

Click ‘What’s On’ for details of : –

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

 

- January 12, 2019

This week's #newsletter from St Stephen's #Elton can be found at the link below: https://t.co/GiqN2ggSXc On Sunday… https://t.co/JVon29N1L6
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- January 4, 2019

Happy New Year from St Stephen's #Elton #Bury Our weekly newsletter has now been published and can be found at… https://t.co/Pn05iQXe5g
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- December 25, 2018

Fantastic worship as we welcome the birth of Jesus #followthestar #Christmas@DioManchesterhttps://t.co/hpQkFt7FVH
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- December 24, 2018

TOMORROW - CHRISTMAS DAY! Please join us at 10am on #Christmas morning for our family Christmas Holy Communion serv… https://t.co/VYh5HIkSNW
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- December 24, 2018

TONIGHT! - CHRISTMAS EVE MIDNIGHT COMMUNION We invite you to join us at St Stephen's #Elton #Bury at 1130pm for our… https://t.co/ZjKWrcHFhE
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- December 24, 2018

STARTING TODAY! To #FollowTheStar, read the daily messages from #Christmas Eve to #Epiphany (6th January) available… https://t.co/rNvOde2iWD
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- December 15, 2018

Nine Lessons and Carols - Sunday 16th at 6.30pm at St Stephen's Church #Elton https://t.co/o6NWD4b9OL https://t.co/M4lamrjjsg
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- December 15, 2018

Come to St Stephen's school's #Christingle Celebration on WEDNESDAY 19th at 6.30pm. Rev Paul Sanderson will show us… https://t.co/pRvZhXus23
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- December 14, 2018

To help you to #followthestar, follow the daily messages from #Christmas Eve to #Epiphany (6th January) available b… https://t.co/Xr8DJ0UVwh
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- December 14, 2018

The Church of England invites us this Christmas to #FollowTheStar on your journey towards Jesus. To help you on th… https://t.co/1HAMmODScx
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- December 8, 2018

#Sunday services at St Stephen's #Elton #Bury tomorrow are #Holy #Communion at 8am and 9.30am, and #Evensong at 6pm… https://t.co/nAirvUIMPW
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- December 8, 2018

Fantastic to see all of our KS2 pupils in church celebrating the birth of Jesus. #FollowtheStar https://t.co/FfYu59J9Xu
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- December 1, 2018

RT @StStephens_Bury: Happy 1st December to our @StStephens_Bury family - here’s our first advent challenge: write a letter/card to someone…
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