St Stephen’s is a church family meeting in the heart of Elton, Bury.
Christmas at St Stephen’s
Details of all services can be found on the ‘services and hymns’ page.
This year we are ‘following the star’ and encourage you to join us on this journey.
The Church of England has this Christmas introduced the #FollowTheStar journey. We are invited engage with the journey on a personal level, and also to invite others to also make the journey towards Jesus.
During the period from Christmas Eve to Epiphany (6th January) there are daily emails available containing a picture, a short Bible passage, a prayer and a suggested action.
If you would like to go on this journey, simply sign up now at http://www.churchofengland.org/followthestar and then check your inbox every day from Christmas Eve!
Another way to travel is to come to one of the services this month where you will be able to collect a free booklet containing the inspiring meditations which are also available by email.
Whatever the medium, make sure you don’t miss the journey, which starts on Christmas Eve!
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.
Go to Services page for details of Christmas services
Click ‘What’s On’ for details of : –
- Hymns to be sung in December services
- Place of Welcome now running every Wednesday!
- Date of next MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING
- DRAMA GROUP – Thursdays
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