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
Parish Administrator and Churchwarden
Tel: 01905 863537
Tel: 01905 616427
If you're giving up something for Lent, why not use the money you save to buy something for the Foodbank or donate the money to help with their running costs. It costs £45,000 a year to keep the warehouse open.
APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting) has been set for Sunday 28th April. It’s never too early to start thinking about reports for the meeting, so if this task falls to you please email your copy to me. Thanks, Judy.
Electoral Roll - The Electoral Roll is the list of those who consider themselves members of our church, are over 16, and regularly take communion with us. It allows members to vote in elections for Wardens, PCC members and Synod Representatives and to take a full part in the running of our church. This year we have to do a complete rebuild of the Roll not just a revision. This rebuild is carried out every 6 years. ALL previous members who still wish to be on the Roll and any new members who wish to join MUST fill in a new form before the 7th April 2019. Forms are available from Paul Kennett and should be returned to him or placed in the box provided. (Under GDPR all information on the Roll is held securely and can only be used for Church Electoral purposes.)
DO YOU VALUE OUR CHURCH LOOKING AT ITS BEST? Owing to the lack of support for the cleaning events in 2018 we are trying a new system. There are only four major cleaning sessions a year. The cleaning crew need more volunteers (many hands make light work!) and any time you could offer on the dates set out below would be gratefully received. It is a nice, sociable occasion, with refreshments provided. There are sign up-sheets (one for each date) at the back of the church. Thank you.
Friday 12 April 1.00pm Thursday 4 July 3.00pm
Thurs 3 October 3.30pm Thurs 12 Dec 3.00pm
Our 6.30pm services during Lent will have a quiet, meditative feel, featuring reflections from the perspectives of a number of Biblical characters involved in the run-up to Jesus' Passion.
Stations of the Cross. If you like the colour postcards under the Stations of the Cross around the church, then there is an opportunity to see the original, larger size paintings by Sara Hayward, entitled ‘Via Dolorosa-Christ’s Sorrowful Way’ on display around the Cathedral. They are well worth a visit.
Sunday 7th April, 4pm is the date for this year's Confirmation Service. 3 from St Stephen's will be among those being confirmed by Bishop John this year, and it would be really wonderful if as many as possible could be there to show our support. The service will be at St John Baptist, Claines. As an extra incentive, the service will include a Commissioning for St Stephen's, Claines and St George's to mark the importance we are giving to working with children, young people and families.
Opening Hymn: 59 At the name of Jesus (Vs.1-4)
Readings: Philippians 2
Sermon: Andy Todd
Offertory Hymn: May the mind of Christ my Saviour
187 This is our God, the Servant King
813 Will you let me be your servant
246 He is Lord, he is Lord
Final Hymn: 59 At the name of Jesus (Vs. 5-7)