Welcome to our website
St Stephen's church currently remains closed to the public for services and private prayer but will open for small family funerals.
The churchyard is open and we ask any visitors to please observe the social distancing guidelines if there are others visiting at the same time.
After a full risk assessment, St Stephen's PCC has determined that we are not yet in a position to be able to open for public services or private prayer. This situation will be reviewed at the end of July. In the meantime, you can watch and join in with our online services.
Rev. Kate, Sophia and Curtis will be celebrating Evening Prayer
every day at 7 pm on Rev Kate's
To find out how to watch and join in with this service, please click here
Rev. Shelagh will be celebrating the Eucharist on our behalf twice weekly. To watch the latest recordings of services, click on the 'Videos' tab at the top of this page.
A prayer for these difficult times
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.
Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace.
And your best days are never so good that you're beyond the need of God's grace.
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.
Now, more than ever, we need your financial support to maintain our ministry
Over the next three months St Stephens will lose over £8000 of our anticipated income due to the cancellation of the Strawberry tea, Summer Fayre & Market stall and the lack of cash collections from services that have been cancelled. Yet many of our ongoing costs still need to be paid. Please click here for more information on how you can help.
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