St Stephen's facebook page
Please see a link to St Stephens's current Facebook page on which you will find the livestreaming of Morning Prayer for Passiontide at 8:00 am weekdays. You can also watch the MP videos after livestreaming on the same link at a convenient time for you.
If people access the link without a Facebook account, or without logging into one, they are invited to join Facebook but they can ignore the invites and still watch the videos.
For those watching on a phone or tablet you may need to go to the 'New Activity' bar on the facebook page and click 'sort' this will allow you to select the most recent posts first.
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St Stephen's and St Mary's youtube channel
Sunday Eucharist and Scruffy TV
The services of Holy Communion and Scruffy TV are also available directly on our Benefice YouTube channel if that is easier for you to access. Please click the link below to access these.
Corona Virus response
IN LINE WITH INSTRUCTION FROM THE ARCHBISHOPS OF CANTERBURY AND YORK AND THE ADVICE OF OUR GOVERNMENT, ALL SERVICES ARE SUSPENDED IN THIS CHURCH FOR THE TIME BEING.
We are pursuing an active pastoral care programme for the more vulnerable. Please be in touch if you would like to know more - please note that the Church and Church Office are currently closed but in an emergency phone Philip on 01225 466114.
You can find out about alternative arrangements for participating in services and celebration of the Eucharist by clicking on the green tab below.
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5th April 2020
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5th April 2020
sundays at 10.45: worship at saint stephen's
Hospitality, Generosity, Inclusion
Our Sunday Morning Service is at 10.45am. You will always be made welcome - it’s important to us that you feel at home no matter what your tradition, beliefs of experience of Church. On first and third Sundays we have Choral Communion, while on second and fourth Sundays we meet for a more informal communion service. There are children's and young people's groups on the first, second and third Sundays and ‘Pew Boxes’ (in-pew-entertainment) available on the fourth Sundays, often with some informal crèche or children’s provision during the sermon. Fifth Sundays are flexible.
You do not need to have any church background to join us for these services – all are welcome: regular churchgoers, occasional visitors, people who find something in church that they can’t find anywhere else, or if you just want to find out what it’s like: all are welcome.
We use the rich resources of the Church of England services, as well as music, readings and prayers from other traditions. We are an Inclusive Church, and have strong links with The Oasis Church Hub, part of the Oasis Network, and based at Hay Hill Baptist Church in Bath.
our lent journey 2020
Join us on our Lenten journey as we consider our lives afresh, honestly, simply, resonating with the sparse decoration and worship of our church. In this season we allow ourselves to inhabit a most precious space.
We are aided in our journey by gathering in Lent groups (Mondays 11am, Tuesdays 1.30pm and 7.30pm) generally in St Stephen's Foyer and for Midweek Communion on Thursdays, 11am at St Mary's Church, Charlcombe.
Details of Lent Groups and Midweek Communion Services, as well as our Holy Week and Easter programme, can be found by clicking on the link below.
When we say the Morning Office we are connected by prayer to other Anglicans throughout the world, and all time
We gather to say Morning Prayer on Mondays at 8.45am and Saturdays at 9.30am, with the exceptions of the week between Christmas and New Year, the week following Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays.
Saint Stephen’s has a very strong choral tradition, and maintains an excellent choir
There is choral communion on the first and third Sundays. The Choir also leads us in key festival services, such as at Christmas and Easter. Andrew Russell has been organist and choirmaster for over 25 years, and has developed the music of the church with skill and sensitivity to worship. The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings. It is a very friendly group which is always looking to welcome new members - ability to read music not essential.
Pop In: This happens each Saturday from 10-12. It’s a good time to meet, chat and drink coffee. There is often work going on in the garden.
Life Events celebrated at St stephens
We are 0.7 mile up Lansdown Road, towards the Park and Ride Post Code is BA1 5SX
Walking: It takes about 15 minutes to walk (good for the legs and lungs) up the main route. There are more scenic meandering routes taking in the Assembly Rooms, and St James’s Square and Lansdown Crescent, allow an extra ten minutes.
Bus: The church is served by the Lansdown Park and Ride Bus, 31 which stops outside the church.
Car: There is usually space in the 4-hour parking bays around the church. There are other roads around which have no restrictions.
Cycling: It’s a good schlep up, and great fun going down. You can often see the Rector grinding his way up the hill. His motto is ‘No Heroics’. Very wise.