at Saint Stephen's Church

Liz Rees and Claire Vanni became Safeguarding officers at St. Stephen’s Church in 2015. 

Liz Rees

My first involvement with the St Stephen's community was the Monday morning toddler group at the church centre which came highly recommended to me. Everyone was very friendly and I made some great new mum friends. I then started going to St Stephen’s Church and became Safeguarding office, alongside Claire, in 2015.

Philip and the team have always made our family feel very welcome in Church and the same friends I met at the toddler group, and more come to church too. I feel very lucky to be part of such a warm and friendly church community.

Claire Vanni

I first joined the St. Stephen's community as a child back in the early 1980s when my parents moved to Bath. We received a warm welcome and very quickly settled into, and became active members of the church community.

After living abroad, my husband and I decided to settle back in Bath. It was an opportunity for me to rediscover the wonderful community at St. Stephen’s, and I immediately recognised lots of old faces and felt a great sense of belonging – it was good to be back!

Along with Safeguarding, I lead one of the children's groups on a Sunday and I have recently become a member of the PCC. St. Stephen’s for me is a wonderfully inclusive community that has great links with St. Stephen’s School which my children attend, and is a family that my family love being a part of.

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