Contact us at:
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
Reverend Lindsey Coulthard
Tel: 07961 097497
Current items most urgently needed are; supermarket gift cards, hot chocolate, , tinned custard, tinned sponge puddings, tinned fruit, tinned rice pudding, crackers, instant mash, tinned potatoes, peanut butter, cooking oil, sugar, mixed herbs, salt & pepper, oxo cubes, mayonnaise, gravy granules, instant coffee, orange juice, apple juice, toothbrushes, childrens toothpaste, shaving foam, disposable razors, deodorant, nappes size 5, 6 & 7, family size shampoo & shower gel, washing up liquid, washing poweder, anti bac spray/wipes, kitchen roll
The Foodbank are also grateful for money donations as this helps towards the rent and allows them to go and buy essentials if they run out of something. They will also accept clean children's clothes.Donations can be made via our website https://worcester.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/
Good Companions are
Back in May Margaret Mandrell, with the help of
Lindsey Coulthard completed the challenge of 10.000 steps each day in support of Christian Aid. They raised a massive £1,310 + £230 Gift Aid!
Well Done Margaret & Lindsey!
In replacement of this years Harvest Lunch, Margaret would like to invite you all to Tea & Cake after the 10.00am Church service next Sunday 19th September in support of Christian Aid.
A Better Way to Give Regularly to the Church
The Church of England has introduced a new Parish Giving Scheme
(PGS), administered by a charity controlled by various Dioceses and based in Gloucester. The new scheme should be a win-win situation – better for givers, and better for the church. We are asking for
a few people to sign-up initially, before we encourage more general take-up.
PGS collect regular donations on the First of the month by Direct Debit, and then on a monthly basis recover the associated Gift Aid if appropriate. The monies are paid over in full and the Diocese covers the cost.
The intention is to reduce the amount of administrative work done within the Parish. At present we have to record 81 standing orders each month and then complete a HMCE form to recover Gift Aid every quarter.
The Treasurer has set up his own payment with PGS and reports that it has run smoothly on the first two monthly payments PGS have collected!
There is a small supply of booklets at the back of Church. If you want to know more, speak to Andy or Richard Hemmings, or look at PGS’s website: www.parishgivingscheme.org.uk
Services this coming week - Limited services
Sunday - 8.00am, 10.00am & 5.30pm (5.30pm - subject to demand)
Tuesday - No service
Thursday - 10.00am Commumion Service - (No Service Thursday 16th. We will resume the following Thursday).
Please note: We are now hosting Sunday and Mid week Zoom services, further details can be found in the Zoom Services tab above.
Young Disciples meet in the BA Hall at 10.00-10.40am.
It will be open to all 4-16 year olds in the community,
not just children whose parents are attending the church service.
Young Disciples is suspended until further notice.
Good Comanions will resume from September 2021 on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. 2.30pm - 4.00pm.
Parish Office is open, in church, on the first and third Saturday morning of each month
from 10.00am to 11.30am for the booking of baptisms, weddings, calling of banns and other enquiries.
Parish office is suspended until further notice.
On Saturday 4th July, our curate the Reverend Lindsey Coultard, along with seven fellow candidates, was ordained Priest at Worcester Cathedral in a service led by the Bishop of Worcester, the Right Reverend Dr John Inge.
On the Sunday morning, at Stephen’s, it was a wonderful privilege for parishioners, friends and family to witness Lindsey presiding at her first Mass. On behalf of the parish Lindsey was presented with a beautiful home communion set. We very much look forward to Lindsey’s continuing ministry at St. Stephen’s.
In the links below you will find a collection of
photos highlighting Lindsey's special day.