See further down page for 2018 LENT SERVICES.
NORMAL MONTHLY SERVICE PATTERN
Sunday 8:00am ‘Said’ service of Holy Communion
Sunday 9:30am ‘Sung’ service of Holy Communion
This service is also taken from Order One of Common Worship and includes hymns. Our ‘Junior Church’ meet during this service with the children having their own teaching and learning session which is a lot of fun in our Centenary room. They are welcomed back into church for a blessing and they share with the whole church family what they have been doing in their activity session.
After the service we enjoy a time of fellowship over tea and coffee in our Centenary room.
Sunday 9:30am 2nd Sunday of every month Church Parade / Family Service (unless otherwise stated).
This service is led by one of the uniformed organisations connected with our church – brownies, cubs, scouts.
Sunday 6pm 2nd Sunday of every month. Evensong
This service is led by our choir and accompanied by the organ.
We regularly have services at St Stephen’s reflecting the church calendar and we also have services from time to time including Songs of Praise, sometimes shared with other churches from West Bury. Please have a look at our news page of our notices for more information on what is coming up.
2018 LENT SERVICES
During Lent we are exploring in our Sunday services “The Five Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion”
Lent 1 18th Feb Preacher – Paul Sanderson To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom TELL
Lent 2 25th Feb Preacher – Harold Baxter To teach, baptise and nurture new Believers TEACH
Lent 3 4th March Preacher – Tony Parsons To seek to transform unjust structures in society TRANSFORM
Lent 4 11th March Preacher – Celia Dutton To respond to human need by loving service TEND (MOTHERING SUNDAY)
Lent 5 18th March Preacher – Paul Sanderson To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation TREASURE (PASSION SUNDAY)
Lent 6 25th March Dramatic Reading of the Passion of Christ (PALM SUNDAY)
Hymns to be sung in services in March and the Easter period 2018
Thank you to everyone who attended last year’s Ascension Day service held at St Stephen’s and the Pentecost service held at All Saints. It was wonderful to share with Christians from other churches in praying together for our locality and the world.
Let us continue to pray ‘Thy Kingdom Come!’