Friends of Saint Stephen’s
The ‘Friends’ was set up ten years ago when the church tower was found to have serious structural faults. The Friends pioneered and encouraged fundraising, and the tower (and church building) were saved.
A few years ago those that had energized the Friends retired and the group has been in abeyance. However, with a few exciting building projects on the horizon, watch this space…paragraph
Lansdown Neighbourhood group
Lansdown Neighbourhood Group is a vital area of support and ministry for those in need living locally, particularly the elderly and lonely. It was started around thirty years ago, and has helped countless older people to stay connected to the community. It is a registered charity run mainly by members of St Stephen’s Church.
We hold monthly coffee mornings (2nd Thursday of each month 10.45am-12.15) in St Stephen’s Centre and weekly shopping trips to Morrison’s, usually Wednesday mornings. We go out for an Afternoon Tea in July and Christmas meal at the beginning of December.
Buildings and Gardens
Our team that oversees building and garden work does a wonderful job in making the church and its grounds a place the community can be proud of. There are regular work parties to clear, tidy, plant and dream. These are on Saturday mornings, and cake is obligatory. Under the leadership of Bob Carlton-Porter, and with the enthusiasm of Christian Duckworth, Mike King, Di Morgan, Ian Willis, Karl and Luke Stringer and Rick Meopham, the team has secured a steady stream of awards in Bath in Bloom and South-West in Bloom.
Help is always welcome.