Welcome to our website
St Stephen's church is currently closed.
Please see our live stream and video services below for worship at home.
We have live-stream and video services for you to watch and worship at home.
You can watch our Sunday Eucharist 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 three weeks (10th, 17th and 24th January). We will meet again on 27th January to review the situation and will let you know as soon as we are able to resume services safely.
In the meantime, we are offering live-stream Sunday Eucharist and Monday - Friday evening prayer on St Michael's facebook page .
Rev Shelagh is also continuing the weekly Service of the Word video on this website.
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