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           


Tel: 07806892165  



Judy Hood,

Parish Administrator and Churchwarden
Tel: 01905 863537  



Geoff Hill,


Tel: 01905 616427



Sunday 24th March 2019 - Lent 3


The Foodbank 

In January the Foodbank fed nearly 600 people which is a rise of 17%, a third of these were children. The prediction is it will only get worse with the rollout of Universal Credit as there are up to 5weeks delay in paying benefits.  
They are always short of UHT milk and fruit juice, but a full list is in the porch.
 They're particularly short of razors, shaving foam and size 5 nappies. Thank you all for supporting local people in crisis and please continue to donate over the coming year.


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.



10am Service   


Opening Hymn:  59 At the name of Jesus (Vs.1-4)


Readings:  Philippians 2            


Gradual Hymn: 


Gospel Reading:    


Sermon: Andy Todd


Intercessions:  Clergy                                                                                                                                                                                

Offertory Hymn:  May the mind of Christ my Saviour

                                                (See overleaf)

Communion Hymns:    


            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)

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