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  



Judy Hood,

Parish Administrator and Churchwarden
Tel: 01905 863537  



Geoff Hill,


Tel: 01905 616427



Sunday 17th June 2018 - Trinity 3


Easy Giving!  If you would like to donate to church funds you can now do it by text!  All you have to do is type in the Just Giving Text code, STSB41, followed by the amount you want to give i.e. £10 and send it to 70070. 


The Foodbank.  As you may have read in the local Journal, demand for the Foodbank has risen by 10% over the past year.  The number of referrals is expected to increase even further from October when the full rollout of Universal Credit reaches Worcester.  The current shopping list is in the porch and includes peanut butter, crackers, shampoo, UHT milk and juice.  Thank you for your continued support. The list can also be viewed on their website,


Pilgrim Course. 

Following the success of the last Pilgrim Course, which proved to be not only interesting but very thought provoking, we have decided to run another one, this time, focusing on The Eucharist.  
With summer being such a busy time for everyone we will hold the course on the following Wednesday evenings 7.30pm - 8.30pm:
20th June, 27th June, 18th July, 25th July, 29th August 
5th September.


There is a booklet which accompanies the course which is available to purchase for around £5.99 from:
This is a wonderful way to explore our Christian faith and all are very welcome.  For further details contact Carol Amos on 01905 757185.


Good Companions Trip.  You are invited to join St Stephen's Good Companions for a Coniston coach trip to Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Monday 2nd July.

Cost for coach and entrance is £14 payable in advance.

The coach will pick us up from St Stephen's at 10:30am promptly and we expect to return to Worcester at 4:30pm.

Contact Christine Allen for more details. 01905 427940 or 07775 938097 or



Christian Aid Garden Party.  A strawberry cream tea garden party is being held at St. George’s Church, St. George’s Square on Sunday 24th June 4.00pm to 6.00pm in support of Christian Aid.  There will be live music from ‘Five for Silver’ folk band and tickets cost £6  available from Alison Clarke on 07917890183 or email:


A HUGE thank you from Andy to everyone for making his Licensing last week such a special day: for all the kind messages of support, your participation in and prayers for the service, and the warm hospitality afterwards. This is a very special family, and Viv, Jamie, Debbie and I really appreciate your welcome.



The Prayer Tree. This is placed in the Lady Chapel, with a basket of paper leaves on which people may write prayer requests, or give thanks for prayers answered, and then hang on the tree.


The Prayer Board. This is just outside the Lady Chapel, with notes available for people to write their prayer requests on, which can then be pinned on the board.


These are prayed for on Thursdays, and anyone is invited to use the tree or the board. Prayers are given for three months, or longer if requested. Requests do not have to be detailed or surnames used if a degree of privacy is wanted.


Joy Smith.  A memorial service for the late Joy Smith will be held in church at 11.00am tomorrow.  All welcome to attend to say goodbye to Joy.


Barbourne Community Fun Day

A huge thank you to everyone for coming together for yesterday’s Fun Day.  Although the sun didn’t shine until it was all over there was a steady stream of people coming along and the atmosphere was most convivial.  Many of you donated prizes, baked cakes, sold draw tickets, helped sort on Friday and helped out yesterday.   As ever we were very grateful-we couldn’t do it without you!  There are a few cakes left and they will be available in the hall after the 10am service along with a few bags of Candy Floss for you sweet lovers out there!

Meriel’s Strawberries and Wine annual event will be taking place at 14 Bilford Road next Sunday 24th June at 3.00pm ‘til 5.30pm.  Cost will be £5 per adult, children free (as long as you don’t bring too many!).  Hopefully the sun will shine on this enjoyable afternoon.

Diary Dates

Good Companions.   Monday  18th June - The History of Ice Cream.  Discover History with Paul and Helen Harding plus some ice-cream.  2.30pm BA Hall


Visitors are always welcome to any of our events. Admission £2.00.



10am Service 



Opening Hymn:  479 Make way! Make way!




Gradual Hymn:  270 I am a new creation


Gospel Reading:  Mark 4. 26-34


Sermon:  Margaret Mandrell


Intercessions:  Clergy


Offertory Hymn:  701 The kingdom of God is justice & joy


Communion Hymns:


                209 God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name

                159 Father, I place into your hands

                275 Lord of the dance   


Final Hymn:  247 He is risen, tell the story (Vs. 1,3,4)






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