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

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           

Priest-in-charge

Tel: 07806892165  

Email: revandyt@outlook.com 

 

Reverend Lindsey Coulthard          

Assistant Curate

Tel: 07879366294  

Email: ljcoulthard@yahoo.co.uk

 

Michelle Walsh

Parish Administrator 
Tel: 07961 097497  

Email: mwalsh.ststephens@outlook.com 

 

 

 

 

Easter 5

 

Worcester Foodbank

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Here is the link to their website, which includes on the front page details of how to support them and the people they help: https://worcester.foodbank.org.uk/

 

Current items most urgently needed are; supermarket gift cards, cereal, hot chocolate, tinned custard fruit & rice pudding, tinned potatoes, vegetables & meat, tomato puree, cooking oil, sugar, mixed herbs, salt & pepper, packet seasoning, instant coffee, orange/apple juice, toothbrushes, childrens toothpaste, shaving foam, disposable razors, deodorant, family size shampoo, conditioner & shower gel, washing up liquid, washing powder, anti bac spray, kitchen roll, toilet roll, sanitary products, cat food, dog food.

Please no food that needs refrigerating as the Foodbank can't accept it. 

 

The latest shopping list can be downloaded here
https://worcester.foodbank.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/120/2022/01/Winter-2022-shopping-list.pdf


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/

 

Thank you for your continued support of local people in crisis.

 

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Good Companions

We are meeting next on 16th May for a pre-Jubilee afternoon with Margaret Burston who was fortunate enough to go to Windsor Castle to receive Maundy Money.  She will bring her souvenirs of her wonderful day.  Also, I am encouraging anyone who has met our Queen, or other Royals to tell us all about the experience.  I am planning to have more than biscuits for our refreshments.  Don't forget we are meeting in St Stephen's Church from 2pm to start as usual at 2:30pm.

 


Annual Parochial Church Meeting - 22nd May

The APCM will take place during the 10am service on Sunday 22nd May. 

All are welcome.

 

Cake Sale for Christian Aid -  Sunday 15th May

Please support a cake sale for Christian Aid on 15th May after church.
There will be gift aid forms available. Any donations of cakes would be greatly appreciated.

 

Jubilee Weekend
Platinum Jubilee Celebration - Saturday 4th June

The Alma Tavern in conjunction with St. Stephen’s will be hosting a Platinum Jubilee Celebration in the grounds of the church on Saturday 4th June from 12.00 4.00pm.

 

Jubilee afternnon Tea - Sunday 5th June

A Jubilee afternoon tea is being hosted by the events committee on Sunday 5th June in the Bishop Allenby Hall. Further details to follow.

 

'Threads through Creation' -
Exhibition at Worcester Catherdral

Wednesday 27 April – Sunday 5 June

Visit this superb exhibition by Jaqui Parkinson free of charge to view these spectacular scenes in silk.

 

Tea & Coffee after 10am service

Please do stay and join us for teacoffee and a chat after the service in 10.00am in Church. 

 

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ZOOM Services
We are now having a regular weekly services via ZOOM, 10.00am on Sunday’s and also during the week. If you would like to join or get further information on these weeky services, please send an email to: revandyt@outlook.com/ mwalsh.ststephens@outlook.com.
 

Recycle 4 Charity

We have put a box in the entrance area of the church for collecting used ink jet cartridges for the benefit of Christian Aid.  A contribution of £1.00 will be made to Christian Aid for each cartridge recycled.  Everyone is invited to drop off their old cartridges (and those of their friends), of any make. (Unfortunately, the scheme does not include laser or toner cartridges)

 

 

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

 

 

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Services this coming week in Church

 

          Sunday - 8.00am Service / 10.00am Communion Service

 

          Thursday - 10.00am Commumion Service

We are also hosting Sunday and Mid week Zoom services, further details can be found in the Zoom Services tab above

                     

             

 

 

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