What’s on at St Stephen’s?

Care for God’s Creation

Care for God’s Creation is the Church of England’s Lent Campaign for 2020. Special booklets are available to help broaden your view of Christ’s redeeming mission – a mission Christians are called to share.

With weekly themes and prayers shaped around the first Genesis account of creation, it explores the urgent need for humans to value and protect the abundance God has created.

For each day of Lent it offers a Bible reading, a short reflection and an action to help you live in greater harmony with God, neighbour and nature.

Running alongside this is #LiVELENTBURY. Anglican churches in Bury are sharing together a weekly exploration on Sundays and Study Groups a series of themes related to the same topic culminating in a joint Easter Eve service at Bury Parish Church.

There will also be email updates and an App for Android and IOS.

#LiveLentBury Groups

These will be run at 3 venues beginning the week commencing 1st March (Next Week)

Mondays 7.30pm – St Stephen’s Lounge

Wednesdays 12.30pm – St James Walshaw Road, with free homemade soup & rolls, there will be an optional Eucharist afterwards.

Wednesdays 7.00pm – Bury Parish Church Ashton Room


Week 1: Light & Energy

Week 2: Water

Week 3: Land & Plants

Week 4: Stars & Seasons

Week 5: Creatures of Sea & Sky

Third Wednesday in the Month – Community Cafe. 10.00am to 1.30pm with a light lunch at 12 noon.

Taking place on the third Wednesday of every month, a warm welcome is assured at St Stephen’s where you will find company and friendship, as well as enjoying a light lunch at 12 noon.

Monthly Prayer Meeting – Wednesday 18th March 2020 7.00pm

In the Gospels, Jesus calls us to pray so we have set up a prayer meeting in church at  7.00pm for 30 minutes on the third Wednesday of each month, with the next one on Wednesday 18th March.

The prayer meetings will be led by one of our own church family and follow the pattern of compline. There will be opportunities to take part either aloud or quietly, whichever you are most comfortable with. The important things is that we pray. So come along and let’s hear what God has to say to us and do with us in Elton.

Regular Events & Activities






Midweekers   1.30pm  Centenary Room – every week.

Midweekers is open to everyone and meets most Wednesdays at 1.30pm in the Centenary Room at St Stephen’s on Belbeck Street. We have a different activity each week, which includes various board and card games, bingo, beetle, musical entertainment, fun quizzes. and visiting entertainers. We also have occasional trips out to places of interest or for lunch.

Mothers’ Union  7.30pm  Centenary Room  – 1st Wednesday of each month.   

A varied programme each month with new members always welcome.

Games Evening 7.30 pm  Centenary Room – 2nd Wednesday of each month.   

Various board games with everyone welcome to join in.

Rainbows  5.45 pm  St Stephen’s school

Brownies  6.45 – 8.00pm  St Stephen’s School


Drama Group – Thursdays 7pm at St Stephen’s School

Flower Festival

Thank you to everyone who visited the festival recently, or contributed in some way. Here is a reminder of one of the beautiful displays.