The Parish of Barbourne St Stephen Praising God & Serving the Community
The Parish of Barbourne St StephenPraising God & Serving the Community

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St. Stephen's Church

St. Stephen's Street

Worcester WR3 7HS

 

Please note that these are all personal phone numbers.  

There is no phone in the church.

Reverend Andy Todd           

Priest-in-charge

Tel: 07806892165  

Email: revandyt@outlook.com 

 

Geoff Hill

Churchwarden

Tel: 01905 453312

Email:hill.89parkave@btinternet.com

 

Michelle Walsh

Parish Administrator 
Tel: 07961 097497  

Email: mwalsh.ststephens@outlook.com 

 

 

 

 

At home services

Trinity 9

 

A very warm welcome to our weekly At Home Service!
 
As usual, there are 2 versions. One is the 'normal' version, complete with pictures etc. The other is a slimmed-down "Print-Friendly" format.
 
Please note that this will also form the basis of Sunday's Zoom service (as usual), and the 2 services in Church.
 
Wishing you every blessing. 
 
Andy
Home Service 9th August
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Trinity 8

 

A very warm welcome to our weekly At Home Service!
 
As usual, there are 2 versions. One is the 'normal' version, complete with pictures etc. The other is a slimmed-down "Print-Friendly" format, in smaller font and without (most of) the pictures.  Entirely up to you which version you would prefer to use. The file name should make clear which is which.
 
Wishing you every blessing. 
 
Andy
Home Service 2nd August
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Trinity 7

 

A very warm welcome to our weekly At Home Service.
 
In this week's At Home Service, Jesus uses a variety of pictures to help us think about how the Kingdom of Heaven breaks into our lives. 
 
As usual, there are 2 versions. One is the 'normal' version, complete with pictures etc. The other is a slimmed-down "Print-Friendly" format.
 
Wishing you every blessing.
 
Andy
Home Service - 26th July
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Trinity 6

 

A very warm welcome this weeks At Home Service.
 
This week's At Home Service continues the horticultural theme from last week, for all those who have been developing their green fingers during Lockdown - and those who (like me) haven't! 
 
As usual, there are 2 versions. One is the 'normal' version, complete with pictures etc. The other is a slimmed-down "Print-Friendly" format.
 
Wishing you every blessing. 
 
Andy
Home Service 19th July
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Trinity 5

 

A very warm welcome to our weekly At Home Service.
 
This week's At Home Service focuses on a very well-known parable of Jesus, but one which can (of course!) speak to us freshly today. 
 
As usual, there are 2 versions. One is the 'normal' version, complete with pictures etc. The other is a slimmed-down "Print-Friendly" format, in smaller font and without (most of) the pictures.  Entirely up to you which version you would prefer to use. The file name should make clear which is which.
 
Wishing you every blessing. 
 
Andy
Home service - 12th July
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Trinity 4

 

A very warm welcome to our weekly At Home Service.  
 
This week's At Home Service focuses on Jesus' encouragement to us to approach God with childlike trust, and in doing so to find rest in Him. Who doesn't feel the need of that right now?? 
 
As usual, there are 2 versions. One is the 'normal' version, complete with pictures etc. The other is a slimmed-down "Print-Friendly" format, in smaller font and without (most of) the pictures.  Entirely up to you which version you would prefer to use. The file name should make clear which is which.
 
Wishing you every blessing. 
 
Andy
Home Service - 5th July
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Trinity 3

 

A warm welcome to our weekly At Home Service.  
 
As usual, there are 2 versions. One is the 'normal' version, complete with pictures etc. The other is a slimmed-down "Print-Friendly" format, in smaller font and without (most of) the pictures.  Entirely up to you which version you would prefer to use. 
 
Wishing you every blessing.
 
Andy
Trinity 3
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2nd after Trinity

 

A warm welcome to our weekly At Home Service. 
 
Tomorrow is of course Father's Day.  Families are complicated things, and whilst for many people their relationships with their fathers are good, for others the relationship can be a difficult one. For many the day will evoke memories of loss, and/or grief for what never was.  We have tried to recognise all this in a special prayer towards the end of the service. 
 
Wishing you every blessing.
 
Andy
2nd after Trinity
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1st after Trinity

 

As the dull weather continues (but will it/won't it rain properly?!), here's something to brighten up your day …. our weekly At Home Service. In the Church's calendar we are now in Ordinary Time - although of course these times continue to be anything but ordinary!
 
Wishing you God's blessing.
 
Andy
1st after Trinity
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Trinity

 

Welcome to our guaranteed-to-beat-the-cold(er)-weather weekly At Home service.
This week we are celebrating Trinity Sunday, thinking about God as three-in-one.  The service order includes a number of pictures often used to try to express what we mean by "three-in-one": see if you can work out what each picture might have to say about the idea.
 
There are 2 versions. One is the 'normal' version, complete with pictures etc. The other is a slimmed-down "Print-Friendly" format, in smaller font and without the pictures.  Entirely up to you which version you would prefer to use. The file name should make clear which is which
 
Wishing you God's blessing.
 
Andy
Trinity
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Pentecost

 

Here is our weekly At Home service and Something Different email.  This week we are celebrating Pentecost, which is often referred to as "the Church's Birthday".
 
There are 2 versions of both. One is the 'normal' version, complete with pictures etc. The other is a slimmed-down "Print-Friendly" format, in smaller font and without the pictures.  Entirely up to you which version you would prefer to use. The file name should make clear which is which.
 
Wishing you God's blessing.
 
Andy
Pentecost
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Easter 7

Here is our weekly At Home service.  This week we are celebrating Jesus' Ascension, and preparing for Pentecost.

I have attached 2 versions. One is the 'normal' version, complete with pictures etc. The other is a slimmed-down "Print-Friendly" format, in smaller font and without the pictures.  Entirely up to you which version you would prefer to use. The file name should make clear which is which.

 

Wishing you God's blessing.

Andy
Easter 7
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Easter 6

Easter 6
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Easter 5

Easter 5
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VE day service

 

Dear All
 
I know that many of you will be marking VE day in different ways - some of them very ingenious!  Amidst the bunting, the tea parties, and the We'll-Meet-Agains, there is an opportunity to give thanks to God for the peace we enjoy, and to that end I attach a simple and short act of thanks and remembrance which you are very welcome to say At Home, or together with neighbours (appropriately distanced, of course!).
 
Andy
VE day
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Sunday service - Easter 4

 

Welcome to another instalmentof the St Stephen's At Home Service - which is the same format as we will be using on Zoom at 10am tomorrow - and the weekly "Something Different" email.
 
I'd also like to mention the Food Bank. You may have seen on the News the amazing work being done by Food Banks nationwide.
 
During the first 3 weeks of April Worcester Foodbank fed almost 900 hungry people - up more than 80% on the previous year. Coronavirus is allowing poverty to deepen its roots in our city. Here is the link to their website, which includes on the front page details of how to support them and the people they help:
 
May God bless you in the week ahead.
 
Andy
Easter 4
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Sunday service - Easter 3

 

Here is this week's At Home service, focusing on the wonderful story of the Road to Emmaus. 
 
Two additional things to mention:
 
Firstly - NEXT WEEK as well as sending you the At Home service as a document, we will be using it for a Zoom service at 10am on Sunday (3rd May).  Some of you may be very familiar with Zoom already, but I know some of you may not. In essence, Zoom allows a group of people to see and hear each other as a group over the internet (you can also dial in by phone, but that is not free). It will NOT require you to say or do anything particular: you can simply listen & observe if you prefer - and wave to your friends!  During the coming week I will send out a couple of emails with what I hope you will find to be very clear instructions. 
 
Secondly - I have had a few questions about how the church is doing financially during the current crisis, so I attach a short update on that on behalf of the PCC.
 
I continue to pray for your safekeeping, but also that you will not simply survive but grow into a deeper understanding of God's closeness to and care for you.
 
Andy
Easter 3
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Letter re Finances
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Sunday service - Easter 2 

 

It's hard to believe that Easter Sunday was almost a week ago now!

 
The time after Easter can be something of an anti-climax, not least when it brings a change in the weather (although the keen gardeners among us will be appreciating that).  So I hope you will enjoy this next 'At Home' service for Sunday. In these weeks, we travel through a series of encounters with the Risen Christ: this week, the focus is on the apostle Thomas.  As usual, it is great to use the service on Sunday morning, and know that others are doing the same.
 
And once again a massive thank you to Dot Hodgkiss for the 'Something Different' collection of resources, which this week remembers especially the life of Corrie Ten Boom - a household name in my family when I was growing up.  As Dot says, please do send me any links/stories/prayers or anything else you feel might be an encouragement to others: it's one very practical way of expressing your care.
 
Speaking of practical ways of helping in these times, a special 'thank you' to all those who helped with the stitching of scrubs for NHS staff. It turned out to be quite a complex job, but you should be as proud of your efforts as the hospital staff were grateful for them!
 
Andy
Service - Easter 2
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