On this page you will find:
- What's happening at St Stephen's Today
- Sunday Worship Information Online and In-Church
- Videos of Services, and links to services, together with their Liturgies
- Morning Prayer online with liturgy
- Andrew's recommendations for Prayer Apps with Links
- Life Events Celebrated at St Stephen's: Baptism, Marriage and Funerals
Access to Other Pages is to be found via the live links at the top and bottom of this page. For News during this time from 08/01/21 please access the Blog News For the Time of Corona. Find the link in the green tab below.
SERVICES & CELEBRATIONS INCLUDING LITURGIES, AND BAPTISMS, WEDDINGS & FUNERALS
Scroll down to find our Weekly Eucharist Service in Church and online. Also Morning Prayer every day except Sunday.
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11th May 2021
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11th May 2021
sundays at 10.45 a.m: worship at saint stephen's suspended until further notice
Hospitality, Generosity, Inclusion
Digital services are available each week from 9:00 am - please see below for details. The Church is still open for individual prayer on Sundays (except 28th Feb) and Wednesdays (except 3rd March) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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, before the time of Corona, we had Choral Communion, while on second and fourth Sundays we met, for a more informal communion service.
When possible, after the time of Corona, there will be 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.
During this time of Corona we are providing high quality online resources for families to download for use with their young people, either in Church or at home. Take a look at what is available on our page for Young People https://ststephensbath.org.uk/young-people
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.cta-bannerimage-paragraph
MORNING PRAYER gathering online
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 online every day except Sundays, at 8:00 am, livestreamed from our YouTube page (see below) from 8:00 am, and then available to watch there. On Saturdays MP is livestreamed from our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2408607981/videos) at 8:00 a.m. and available on our YouTube page from 9:00 a.m.
ST MARY'S & St Stephen's churches' youtube channel
Sunday Eucharist and Scruffy TV
The services of Holy Communion, Morning Prayer and Scruffy TV are available directly on our Benefice YouTube channel and Scruffy TV videos are embedded on our website page "Scruffy TV"
Andrew's Recommendations for Prayer apps
From his sermon of 24/01/21
Reimagining the Bible
website article on the Examen https://www.jesuit.org.uk/blog/examen
Applesmart-phone app https://apps.apple.com/us/app/reimagining-the-examen/id1065042173and
Android (Google) smart-phone app -https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ThreeMinuteRetreat&hl=en&gl=US
Pray-as-you-go website https://pray-as-you-go.org,
Applesmart-phone app https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pray-as-you-go/id865934048and
Android (Google) smart-phone app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.foxcode.prayasyougo
Northumbria Community Website https://www.northumbriacommunity.org/offices/how-to-use-daily-office/
Album https://shop.northumbriacommunity.org/product/celtic-daily-prayer-music-cd/ (includes links to download the album)
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Life Events celebrated at St stephens
Saint Stephen’s has a very strong choral tradition, and maintains an excellent choir
Before the time of Corona there was choral communion on the first and third Sundays. The Choir also led us in key festival services, such as at Christmas and Easter. Andrew Russell has been organist and choirmaster for over 30 years, and has developed the music of the church with skill and sensitivity to worship. The choir will rehearse on Thursday evenings, when possible during the time of Corona.. It is a very friendly group which is always looking to welcome new members - ability to read music not essential.