Welcome to our website
Regrettably, St Stephen's church currently remains closed to the public. 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.
For the latest news on church opening, please click here
Allotment holders please click here for guidelines on using the site.
Please contact us if you know of anyone within the parish who is ill and/or self-isolating and has no support from family or friends
Rev. Kate will continue to stream Evening Prayer live on facebook each evening at 7 pm. Please click here for details of how to watch and join in.
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.
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 give.
How can we donate?
* For yellow envelope donors: please set aside cash in your envelopes prayerfully each week, in the numbered envelopes and keep safe until the church reopens when it will be possible to submit them to the Treasurer. (We need your weekly envelopes, rather than a single donation, in order to claim the Gift Aid)
* For those interested in setting up regular donations via a Standing Order, Direct Debit or considering transferring to a digital form of giving, please speak to Pam Spreckley (0779 332 6612 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prayers about the coronavirus outbreak, offered by the national church:
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.
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 the World Health Organisation
Resources for Prayer and Worship at home
Evening Prayer - live streaming on facebook
A video of our latest service by St Stephen's can be watched by clicking here. This video will remain on view until the next service is shown.
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.