During the Covid-19 pandemic, services are now taking place in church. See the weekly noticesheet for further details. There are also 4 different services published here for people to use on their own.
Scroll down the page to find all the details.
1. Happy Birthday from St Stephen’s.
Pentecost is often described as the birthday of the Church. At St Stephen’s we normally try to celebrate birthdays, so as we celebrate Pentecost, we share this birthday greeting from us to anyone who is celebrating their birthday during this period of lockdown.
2. Holy Communion led by Rev Paul Sanderson.
The liturgy is printed below the video for you to follow easily.
The words for the service can be followed below:
3. An Act of Spiritual Communion with readings
The following devotional can be used. Readings for each week are shown at the bottom of the liturgy.
4. Morning Prayer
A Simple Morning Prayer to use at home – especially during the ‘Coronavirus’ pandemic at 10am each day. If you have not followed this before, the readings quoted are valid for any period!
5. Normal monthly service pattern
Sunday 8.45am ‘Said’ service of Holy Communion
This service is held in the Lady Chapel every Sunday and lasts half an hour or so and is taken from Order One of Common Worship.
Sunday 10.00am ‘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 10.00am 2nd Sunday of every month Family / Church Parade Service
This is an all age worship family service sometimes led by one of the uniformed organisations connected with our church – brownies, cubs, scouts
Sunday 6pm 2nd Sunday of every month. Evensong
These services are currently not taking place during the pandemic.
This was the theme on Ascension Day in 2017 when Christians from our church joined with Christians from other churches in our locality and around the world to pray the words of Jesus, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.
Let us continue to pray ‘Thy Kingdom Come!’