News For the Time of Corona

Find latest news and links from 6/11/20

on this page you will find:

  • Link to the Young People page of this website for Resources for Families
  • Link to the Services page for Current Weekly Services
  • Where to find Past Services, Curate Ordination and Charity Videos, and link to YouTube
  • Current Church News
  • Weekly Recurring Zoom links
  • Mothers' Union Cathedral Prayers, with link to YouTube service
  • Mothers' Union News about Activism against Gender-based Violence
  • Gardening News
  • ​​​​​​​Social Media links
  • Choir Recordings

Access to Other Pages is to be found via the live links at the top and bottom of this page.

arrangements for young people 
for families: find link to resources for young people in the green tab below

Young People

current weekly services
Please note weekly services and morning Prayer, together with liturgies, are now to be found on the services page of this website (Link Below),   Scroll down For all your weekly recuring Zoom links Below.  



You will also find a link to our Benefice Facebook page (for links to Facebook livestreaming of Morning Prayer)  and a link to the St Mary's and St Stephen's YouTube page for all past services. Choir Recordings are to be found at the bottom of this page.  


YouTube link
church news

church news


Church Services are now suspended due to the Lockdown.

A Service of Holy Communion is now available every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. on YouTube and on this website page below, together with the Liturgy for this.

St Stephen's church building is still open for individual private prayer on Thursdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Resources for Young People are now regularly available on this website's page entitled Young People.  You can access these resources for download and use with your young people via the green tab at the top of this page.

Debbie, Philip and Andrew announce a new exciting community initiative about Advent Windows - see the Community page, and also Advent Windows Blog Post on this website:

Stewardship Giving​​​​​​​

St Stephen's now has a Stewardship Giving page on  Thank you for your support for the church with a regular or one-off gift at this time.  See the green link below:​​​​​​​ Link
Weekly recurring zoom links

Weekly recurring zoom links

Photo of the Choir of St. James Episcopal Church in La Jolla, San Diego singing Compline by Candlelight.

Here are the Zoom codes for the gatherings we have each week. Don't forget you don't have to stay for the whole time; it'll good to see you if you can drop in.

Bless your week,
love, philip

Topic: Monday Morning Prayer  9:30 - 10:00
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime
 Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 892 6292 3233
 Passcode: 042057
 Topic: Tuesday Prayer for St Stephen's 6.30pm
 Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime
 Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 886 1217 9060
 Passcode: 631504
 Topic: Thursday Lunchtime Drop-In 1-2pm
 Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime
 Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 869 7750 1505
 Passcode: 211728
Topic: Thursday Meditation 6.30pm and Compline 9pm  (See Liturgy below)
 Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime
 Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 849 2229 5945
 Passcode: 141836
 Topic: After Church Coffee Sunday 11am
 Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime
 Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 897 3862 3281
 Passcode: 710936

mothers' union cathedral prayers on thursday 19th Nov.

mothers' union cathedral prayers on thursday 19th Nov.

Dear MU friends,

This week, instead of our usual Wednesday mid-day prayers, I'm sending you the prayers which will be used  on Thursday 19th Nov as Cathedral prayers, which have mainly been prepared by Bath Deanery members including Elizabeth, Sue, Joan, Audrey and I, together with Madeline, our Diocesan President.

We had hoped to record some of these prayers in a church in Bath, but the current lockdown has meant that we will look forward to that happening next year (in Dec) when it will be the turn of Bath Deanery again. 

The service was held at 11.30a.m. on Thursday 19th November please view it on Youtube on the link below and join with us in spirit.

Blessings, Pam

Mother's Union News
<div>Activism against...

Mother's Union News

Activism against gender-based  violence

16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence is an international campaign. It takes place each year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) until 10 December (International Human Rights Day).

Throughout the campaign, we join with others globally to raise awareness of, and call for an end to, gender-based violence in all forms and in all societies.

On Thursday 19th November, this prayer below will be prayed as part of Bath Deanery MU's midday prayers, which will be online at 11.30a.m. to 12noon.   (See link in Green Tab below)

Compassionate God, may those experiencing all forms of violence be given courage, hope and the means to break free from their abuse

Lord Let us not turn from the world, but be engaged within it, Where there is injustice may we find ways to eradicate it. Where people’s human rights are so exploited that they have no life to call their own – let us fight for equality and dignity. May our politics be based upon Gospel values, our motives be to serve our God alone, and through our God, to transform this world

Lord we give thanks that Mothers’ Union is involved in consultation with the UN Commission for the Status of Women (CSW). Righteous God we pray for all initiatives to share your love through speaking out for the helpless and campaigning for social justice. Righteous God, we pray for success in our campaigns for equality and justice for all. Help us play our part in creating a just and peaceful society for your people on earth. Amen​​​​​​​

Bath and Wells Deanery Mothers' Union

Bath Deanery Mothers' Union Cathedral Prayers

read here
Gardening News - Award of RHS Certificate of Recognition 2020

Gardening News - Award of RHS Certificate of Recognition 2020

This is the email received by Bob from the RHS, recognising the efforts of his team of Constant Gardeners:

"This year an amazing sense of community spirit has enabled people to face the difficulties of this dreadful pandemic together. Through Bloom, It's Your Neighbourhood, and other community gardening activities you have laid the strong foundations that helped make your communities more resilient in these testing times.

We know that people have felt closer to nature through lockdown and valued access to green space so much more, and we have heard that people are valuing your work more than ever before.

At the RHS and the Bloom Regions and Nations we have been incredibly moved by your stories of courage, creativity and ingenuity in helping your wider communities through this time.

Even those groups who have not been able to carry out activities this year are still an important part of a wider movement to make all our communities stronger, greener and happier.

We want to recognise how important you all are and how valuable your work is with certificates in 2020.

We hope that 2021 will be kinder to us all, and we look forward to working alongside you all in the year ahead.

With best wishes,

Kay Clark
RHS Community Development Manager

See Certificate Awarded below.

RHS Certificate of Recognition 2020

discover here
St Stephen's Social media

St Stephen's Social media

You will find the livestreaming of Morning Prayer at 8:00 am weekdays and Saturdays on our Facebook page: you would like to watch Morning Prayer on YouTube this video will be available before 9:00 am on our YouTube channel  - click on the link here for this and is also to be found, together with its liturgy, on our Services page​​​​​​​

St Stephen's Church has its own Twitter Account, @StStephensBath, which you can access and follow via the link in the green tab below. 

twitter link for St Stephen's

"Do not be afraid" composed by Philip Stopford 
sung by the choir of St Stephen's Church bath conducted by andrew Russell director of music

"CHRIST BE NEAR" Music composed by andrew russell

Please download in order to hear in full

Download Christ be Near -mp3-rev0001.mp3

Posted: 21st March 2020
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