Welcome to our website
St Stephen's church is currently closed for services.
Please see our live stream and video services below
for worship at home.
Electoral Roll Review
We are currently undertaking our annual review of the Electoral Roll. Click here for more information
We have live-stream and video services for you to watch and worship at home.
You can watch our Sunday Eucharist, Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer services live-streamed on facebook. Click here for more details.
Rev. Shelagh will be recording a short, weekly 'Service of the Word' on this website.
Click here to access these videos
Closure During Lockdown
On 5th January, our Standing Committee met to discuss our response to the latest lockdown, which commenced on 4th January.
We are confident that St Stephen's Church is a 'Covid-safe' environment. However, a number of our helpers are not able to attend church at the moment and we are, therefore, unable to ensure that our Covid precautions are followed. It was decided not to offer services for the next few weeks. We will meet again on 8th March to review the situation and will let you know as soon as we are able to resume services safely.
During Lent, Rev’d Kate will lead Morning Prayer from St Michael’s Church Carleton Pontefract Facebook from Monday to Saturday mornings at 8.30am.
Evening Prayer will still be led from St. Michael’s Church Carleton Pontefract Facebook from Monday to Friday evenings at 7pm.
Anyone can take part or watch these afterwards on Facebook. If you would like to follow these short services, or join in, you can do so by downloading the Church of England ‘Daily Prayer’ App.
Lent Reflections and Courses
The Diocese are offering a number of Lent courses and reflections for you to use at home. Please click here for more details.
A prayer for these difficult times
Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God of compassion,
be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Resources for prayer and worship at home
The Diocesan website has a list of digital resources which are easily available for anyone seeking help with prayer and worship at home. Please click here and then scroll down towards the bottom of the page.
Coronavirus information Links
Below are links to organisations where you will find up to date information on the Coronavirus and what to do.
Information from the UK Government
Information from the NHS
Information from Church of England
Information from the World Health Organisation