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             Curate-in-charge

Tel: 07806892165  



Judy Hood,

Parish Administrator and Churchwarden
Tel: 01905 863537  



Geoff Hill,


Tel: 01905 616427



Sunday 24th September 2017 - Trinity 15


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. 

Worcester Foodbank  is always grateful for the donations we deliver to them weekly.            The latest shopping list is in the porch. They are also collecting school uniforms.   


Bishops Certificate Course. 
The Bishops Certificate is a 30 week course for people who would like to deepen their understanding of Christian teaching and what it means to have Christian faith, in a small and informal group setting.
The course starts on 29th September on Thursday nights.
For more details contact: Margaret Mandrell  W 610689


Big Bible Study – morning of 30th September at the Cathedral.  The Bishop of Worcester, Dr John Inge, will again come together with the Roman Catholic Archbishop for Birmingham, Bernard Longley and the Revd Alison Mackay, Heart of England Baptist Association Regional Minister on Saturday 30 September to lead people from across Worcestershire and Dudley in a Big Bible Study. All are welcome to the exciting and innovative event, which will look at the scriptures in interesting and challenging ways.  For more information and registration (which is required), see the Diocesan website at:

Calling All Mr and Mrs Mops!  The next church clean is scheduled for Thursday 28th September at 3.30pm.  Come and join our happy band of scrubbers but don’t tell the spiders!


Gift Aid Envelopes.  Thank you for using our gift aid envelopes if you are a tax payer as we can reclaim tax paid on your donations. However we can only do this if you fill in and sign the front of the envelope.  If you don’t fill it in it is just a waste of an envelope the printing of which costs us money!

Morning Prayer has resumed at 8.20am in church Monday – Wednesday.  A great start to your busy day.

Ladies, you are warmly invited to join us in the Bishop Allenby Hall on Saturday 14th October for a morning of worship and reflection based on women in the Bible. We will start at 9.45 with refreshments and end by 12.30. This is open to all the ladies in our St Stephen's community and we hope will provide a time of spiritual comfort and understanding.
If you would like to join us please sign up on the sheet in church or email

St Stephens Visitors – our next meeting will be on Monday 16th October at 7.30 pm and will be held at 14 Bilford Road.

Giles Joiner will be spending a few Sundays with us over the coming months. Giles is part of the congregation at All Saints, and is in the discernment process for ordained ministry, so attending St Stephen’s gives him the opportunity to see and experience parish ministry from a different perspective.  Please do make him feel welcome, and help to make his experience enjoyable and instructive. 

Table Tennis Club runs on Sundays, 4pm in the Bishop Allenby Hall.  All welcome. Entry a mere £1.

Schools Harvest Festivals.  Northwick Manor and Perdiswell are holding their Harvest Festivals on different days this year.  Northwick Manor will be coming to church on Friday 29th September so we are looking for a few volunteers who could come down to church at about 9.30am to help receive their donations as they come into church (there are two services) and stay (or come at about 11.30am) to help sort out the donations ready to take to the foodbank on Monday.  Perdiswell will be bringing their donations into church on Friday 13th October at about 11am after their service in school.  Again if anyone could come to church about then to help sort we would be most grateful.  


Spectacular Fundraising Event!

Jane Sparrow is going to ‘Brave the shave’ for Macmillan cancer nurses on Thursday 28th September.(A rather drastic way of saving on shampoo!) If anyone would like to sponsor her she would be grateful. You can either do it by visiting the ‘brave the shave’ web page and clicking on her name or by signing her sponsorship form which is at the back of church.  A very brave effort-well done Jane!

Next Sunday The Venerable Robert Jones, Archdeacon of Worcester, will be joining us for our Dedication service at 10am.

Sunday Sermons.  Missed a sermon or would like to read one you particularly enjoyed?  A selection are now on our church website for your discernment!



Diary Dates



Good Companions – Monday 2nd October, we will be making Shoebox presents for the Samaritan Appeal.

2.30pm BA Hall.


Ladies Morning-Saturday 14th October.  9.45am to 12.30pm.  See above for more details.



10am Service



Opening Hymn: 602 Praise, my soul, the king of heaven!       


Readings:  Jonah 3.10-4.11             Matt Bunn

                    Philippians 1.21-30        Alex Sparrow


Gradual Hymn: 169 Fear not, rejoice and be glad


Gospel Reading:  Matthew 20. 1-16


Sermon:  Andy Todd                 


Intercessions:  Clergy


Offertory Hymn: 40 Amazing grace!


Communion Hymns:


                    359 Let us break bread together on our knees

                    159 Father, I place into your hands   

                    326 Jesus is Lord!


Final Hymn: 19 All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ name!

                                (vs. 1, 4-6)  





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