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


08.30am    Holy Communion (said)

10.00am     Parish Eucharist (sung)

10.00am     All-age worship (2nd & 5th Sunday)

06.00pm    Evensong (2nd Sunday)

A warm welcome…

Come and join us! We are a welcoming and busy church on the A58 Bolton Road, coming out of Bury. We are very friendly, love children and doing things together. We seek to reach out into our local community, to our schools, care homes and wherever we can be a positive help. We have Eucharistic worship most Sundays at 8.30am and at 10.00am and Evensong every 2nd Sunday of the Month at 6.00pm. On 2nd Sundays at 10am we have All Age Family Worship and on 5th Sundays we try something different.

If you are looking for somewhere to worship, and a great bunch of people give us a try.

God bless

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 10.00am services is a great time to do this.

The Church of England has a weekly online service at 9am every Sunday at

The BBC 1 broadcast a service on Sunday mornings at 10.45am.

BBC Radio 4 broadcast a radio service every Sunday at 8.10am.

BBC Radio Manchester broadcast a radio service every Sunday at 8am. 

(Check the times each week in case they change)

Free Daily HOPE phoneline

The Church of England has recently set up a means of engaging with a weekly service for people without access to the online service. This can be accessed without charge by phoning the number shown below, where you will hear a greeting from the Archbishop of Canterbury, as well as being able to hear and join in with hymns and prayers.


At St Stephen Elton Bury we work hard to maintain a safe environment for all.
We are committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies
and good practice guidance.
If you have any concerns or enquiries regarding safeguarding, please contact our
safeguarding officer.

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Barbara Ingham


Phone: 07747 803575

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Abbey Clephane-Wilson, she can be
contacted at or at 0161 828 1465 /
07384 460958

Bury MBC: 0161 253 5678/6606

Out of Hours Support

The Diocese of Manchester partners with thirtyone:eight and you can access
their Safeguarding Helpline if the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is unavailable.
Thirtyone:eight can be contacted on 0303 003 1111.

This also includes any safeguarding queries outside of office hours on weekdays
and weekends. An Information Sharing Agreement between the two
organisations will allow the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser to receive a copy of
the advice thirtyone:eight may offer the caller.

In the case of an emergency

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the
police and your local authority Children or Adults Service.


  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24

  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours).

    Parent Line: 0808 800 2222
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open

    24 hours).
  • Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours).
  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to

    Friday 9-5pm)

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