St Stephen's is opening for its first post-lockdown Eucharist service on Sunday 23rd August at 9 am.
There will be lots of changes in church so we have produced a video showing what you can expect. Places will be very limited due to distancing guidelines so, if you would like to attend, please contact Marilyn Hargreaves to book a place on the rota. If you are not attending on 23rd but would like to come in subsequent weeks, please get in touch with Marilyn now to ensure you have a place.
The churchyard is open. We ask any visitors to please observe social distancing guidelines if there are others visiting at the same time.
New forms of worship
Now that we are returning to church for live worship, the videos of the Eucharist will be replaced by a weekly 'Service of the Word'. Go to the 'Videos' at the top of this page to watch.
Live streaming of Evening prayer on facebook each day at
7 pm helps people to engage with the service all at the same time. It is good to know that, even if we cannot get to church in person, we can still worship alongside others on the internet.
The Pew notices have been revamped as an email bulletin with paper copy for those without internet access.
The Diocese has provided a full range of resources for individual prayer and reflection.
If you can think of any other form of resources that you might find helpful, please do let us know.
During the lockdown, Pat Stork is publishing a series of articles which would usually have been printed in the magazine. To read these articles, please click here
New magazine editor
We are thankful that Graham Morgan has volunteered to become the new editor of our magazine once we are able to print again.
The Parish magazine is usually published monthly in a printed version. Subscription is just £6 a year. At the moment publication has been put on hold. We will let you know when it becomes available again.
It is full of interesting items, including the Vicar's newsletter, lists of services and events, reports of activities, articles on a variety of interesting topics such as nature, history, gardening, jokes, puzzles and lots more.
If you would like to subscribe to the magazine please see either Sheila Hammond or Alf Taylor or, if you don't know them, you can click to Contact us and we'll be happy to pass the message on.
Our thanks to local business, Dempsey Dyer Ltd, who have kindly agreed to sponsor the costs of the website for another year.
Dempsey Dyer are manufacturers of high quality windows and doors to the trade and commercial sectors and have their headquarters at Langthwaite Business Park in South Kirkby.
We are grateful to them for providing the funding which will allow us to maintain and develop the website into 2020.