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
Tel: 01905 453312
Tel: 01905 863537
The Foodbank -
There will soon be a Christmas shopping list published asking for the usual treats. However, please note that the Foodbank won’t be able to take any products with alcohol in them e.g brandy sauce and some mince pies and puddings.
The Foodbank has asked churches to pass on this message: Through autumn and the run up to Christmas the Foodbank are going to be filling the storehouse of Worcester Foodbank. Please see Worcester Foodbank’s current ‘shopping list’ and let us rally our church communities together to expand the reserves. We also commit to praying for our towns and cities,that the Kingdom of God will come in all its fullness.
Texaco Petrol Points. Just a reminder that if you buy fuel from St Stephens garage and you don’t have a Star Reward card then please ask for the points to be put on the church card. The points go towards purchasing prizes for the Grand Draws.
Christmas Fayre. Saturday December 7th, 2019. 12-3pm
I know it seems a bit early and people are not in the Christmas mood yet, but there are only 2 more Sundays to go before the Christmas Fayre! Thanks to all those who have offered to help which is much appreciated. In terms of people, we could do with the following:
In respect of items, could you please bring in:
And finally, please sell as many raffle tickets as you can! Thanks
St Stephens are joining with other city churches in a project run by fostering and adoption charity Home for Good, to give a Christmas stocking to 400 young people who are having to leave care in Worcestershire. Each church has been asked to donate 200 of one particular item for the stockings and our item is shower gel. We would be so grateful if over the next couple of weeks you could put any donations in the box available at the back of church. It would be helpful if the shower gel was unisex, ie fairly neutral in terms of scent! We have until 21st November to
collect items. Thank you very much in advance for your generosity.
This year's Ecumenical Advent service will be at St Stephen's again - 6.30pm on Sunday 1st December. Our speaker will be Brother Ian from Mucknell Abbey, and we will welcome friends from the other North Worcester churches. Could anyone please help with offering light refreshments afterwards? Please speak to Andy.
Deanery Synod Meeting - Monday 25th November 7.15pm for 7.30pm at Bishop Perowne School. This is an open meeting for anyone interested in hearing about the Church of England's vision for Education. We will be joined by Margaret James, Director of Education and Mark Pollard (head of Bishop Perowne). Anyone supporting work in schools - and for that matter anyone else interested! - are welcome to come along.
Open Conversations. You will have been given a copy of a letter from Bishop John regarding a series of open conversations being held to discuss how ministry might be shaped across the Diocese in the future and how we will pay for it.
Please come along and contribute thoughts and ideas. There will be nine conversations taking place, as listed in the letter, with the same material at each one - please come to whichever is most convenient. This is your chance to have your say!
Opening Hymn: Prince and saviour (Separate sheet)
Readings: 2 Thessalonians 3. 6-13 Bev Cox
Gradual Hymn: The Spirit lives to set us free
Gospel Reading: Luke 21. 5-19
Offertory Hymn: Let us build a house (Separate sheet)
71 Be still and know that I am God
680 Take this moment, sign and space
4 A new commandment
Final Hymn: 701 The kingdom of God is justice and joy