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Welcome, and thank you for visiting St Stephen's Church. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available within our church and local community.

You will be very welcome to join us at any of our services or events.

In addition to Sunday and week-day services, the church is open to the public every Monday between 10 am and 3 pm.



Parish Eucharist 10 am on Sundays, alternating between St Stephen's, East Hardwick and St Michael's, Carleton. Our next service, on 14th April, will be at East Hardwick and on 21st at Carleton. Click here for more details. 

Compline, 5.30 pm on Thursdays at St Stephen's.  This 10 minute service is a great way to end a busy day.  

Online Services

Will be streamed live on St Michael's Facebook page only when the service is at Carleton

Special Services  including seasonal services, baptisms, confirmation, weddings and funerals


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Raising the Roof Concert​ 16th May 7 pm

& Ceilidh 19th May 7 pm

We're just putting the final touches to our special musical evening in St Stephen's church, to raise money for our roof repairs.  We have singing group, handbell ringers, soloists, musicians and a singalong to entertain you.  It's going to be a great night. Tickets just £6 incl a drink at the interval.  Available soon.  Put the date in your diaries and bring a friend (or ten) 

If dancing is more your thing, then come and dance the night away at our fundraiser Ceilidh on 19th May, 7pm at Carleton Community Centre.  Tickets available soon.  Just £20 for a great night out, including pie and peas supper.

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New Facebook page is live

Our new Facebook page is now live, helping us to keep you better informed about our services and events and those of our sister churches locally.  Go to the news page for more information.

New Benefice of Pontefract

We have received a draft pastoral plan relating to the current Benefice of Carleton and East Hardwick, which will, in due course, be merged into the new Benefice of Pontefract.  ​Details of the plan and how to make representations regarding the proposals can be found here. 


Please click here to go to our News Blog page for other news. 

Why not keep up to date with us on Facebook for more news and information?  Click here.



There are lots of things you may want to know about Christianity, about God and Jesus, how to pray or about our church.  

Click below for a list of frequently asked questions and if you have other questions that are not included, please get in touch from our Contacts page. 

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The Gospel for This Week

'I am the Good Shepherd.  The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.' 

John 10:11-18


St Stephen's Church is committed to maintaining a safe environment for everyone.  For full details of our Safeguarding strategy, please click here

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