About us


St Stephen's is a friendly and welcoming church in the village of East Hardwick, a few miles south of  Pontefract in West Yorkshire.  

Our church is located in the heart of the village and is also the spiritual heart of the small community.  

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Who's Who?

Our Patron Saint, Stephen, was a Deacon of the early church and was the first Christian martyr.  He was stoned to death after being accused of blasphemy, because he declared that he saw the heavens opened and Jesus standing at the right hand of God (Acts 7:56)

Vicar:  Rev Shelagh Stacey

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Associate Priest: Rev Kate Reynolds


Pastoral Minister:  Alf Taylor

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Churchwardens:   Barbara Pollard & Anne Dyer


At St Stephen's,  you will always be welcome to join us in any of our activities, whether it's music, volunteering, gardening or walking, for more information on what we have to offer,

Parochial Church Council

The PCC are the trustees of the parish.  For more information on their work, 

Parish Magazine

For information on our monthly parish magazine, how to subscribe and maybe even contribute