Lent & Easter: Sermons, News and Prayer Requests


News and Prayer requests from st stephens 

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Lent Groups

Mondays until 15th April 2:00 - 3:30 pm in St Stephen's Vestry.

Wednesdays until 17th April 2:00 - 3:30 pm in St Stephen's Vestry

Wednesdays until 17th April 7:45 - 9:15 pm in St. Stephen's Vestry.

Music at St Stephen’s: The Next Steps …     

Music and choral singing have been at the heart of worship at SS for many years. The choir will re-form and sing on Easter Sunday. 


Popcorn is St Stephen’s new monthly film night for young people of secondary school age. Meeting on the first Sunday of the month 6.30-9:00 pm St Stephen's Church foyer. Bring a snack to share. email youth@ststephensbath.org.uk for more information

Dementia Friends' Information Session

Please scroll down to see below a poster about the Dementia Friends' Information Session that is being held in the foyer at St Stephen's on Wednesday April 3rd from 7-8 pm. St Stephen’s is a member of Bath Dementia Action Alliance and has joined their community-wide action to create a 'Dementia friendly' Bath. This is the second Dementia Friends' Information Session that we have hosted as part of our efforts for St Stephen's to become a 'Dementia friendly ' church and we'd like to encourage every one to attend this event. It is open to the wider community too.  

Climate Change

B&NES council has declared a climate emergency and has voted to make our city carbon neutral by 2030. We will pray how our churches can support this.

Please pray for

Please pray for the chaplaincies of Debbie at Send-a-Cow, and Philip for the Mayor of Bath, Cllr Patrick, this year.

Jane Hoe 

Please pray for Jane, Brent, Molly and Ellen as she sees the final Bishops’ Chaplain on 11th March 10am, and Bishop Ruth 20th March (2pm)

Bath Deanery Mothers’ Union

BDMU invite you to ‘Climate Change’, an evening with Penny Tranter (BBC Weather) on Wed 27th March at 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Church, Hawthorn Grove, Foxhill Bath BA2 5QD. Details – pamcavallini@sky.com

CitySound Voices  

In concert with ‘Song of Spring’ at SS on Sat 30th March at 7.30pm. Conducted by Ruth McKibbin. Tickets £10 adults/£5 children, from Bath Box Office 01225 463362 or at the door.

The University of Bath's Orchestra presents:

Spring Concert on Sat 6th April 2pm at St Stephen's Church, featuring Dvořák's Symphony No, 8, Liszt's Piano Concerto No 1 in Eb Major, Dvořák's Slavonic Dances (Opus 46 No 8).  Tickets: Adul.ts £7/students £4, in cash on the door or at the subath.com/ChaOS

Lansdown Friendship Club

This is taking place at St Stephen's Centre on the first Friday every month starting on Fri 3rd May, 2pm – 3.30pm, and is especially suited for anyone experiencing memory difficulties. All welcome with an accompanying family, friend or carer. lansdownfc@ststephensbath.org.uk.


This took place on Friday 9th March when Mike and Hannah King joined Corys, Doughtys and Morcoms to rough it for Julian House.  Please support them via https://justgiving.com/fundraising/mikeandhannahsbigbathsleepout

Bath Half Marathon

Sophia Silverman ran her first Bath Half on 17th March for Bath Welcomes Refugees.  Her Local giving page : https://localgiving.org/bath-half-marathon-2019-1547850406

Congratulations to Martin Williams and Elaine Hall for their Half Marathons.  Sponsorship Welcome!

Job Opportunity

Christ Church Julian Road is looking for a cleaner for 4 hrs/wk - preferably someone living locally.  Applications to: Priest in Charge, Christ Church, Julian Road, Bath BA1 2RH

BIG GREEN Day at St Stephen's Church Gardens

The Gardeners are planning a very special Garden event on the afternoon of Mon 6th May in and around SS Church garden and church foyer - and invite groups to showcase activities. Di Ashby dillament@gmail.com; Christian Duckworth c.duckworth@rhsb.gdst.net.

See Poster and link to further information about this event below:


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BIG GREEN DAY at St Stephen's Church Gardens

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Dementia Friends' Information Session

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Debbie's Sermon of 17th March: feeling threatened

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Download March 17th 19 dp.mp3

Philip's sermon of 24th March: justice and the fig tree

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Philip's Sermon on Justice and the Fig Tree: 24th March 2019

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How does this picture below connect with philip's sermon above?
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Posted: 11th March 2019
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