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 19th August 2018 - Trinity 12


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

The current shopping list is in the porch and includes items The Foodbank are particularly short of the following items at the moment: Tinned fruit, tinned spaghetti, jars of pasta sauce, small sponge puddings, non-bleach cleaning products and washing powder/liquid, UHT milk, UHT fruit juice, crackers, peanut butter, salt and pepper, mixed herbs, J cloths, tomato/garlic paste, soap, shampoo.

Demand for the Foodbank will increase during the school holidays as children are unable to access free school dinners.  Thank you for your continued support. The list can also be viewed on their website,

SO please bring in something for the foodbank if you can.

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: 5th and 12th 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.

Pop Up Cafe

Building on the success of last year, the Catcha Cuppa cafe will be open for another week, Monday to Thursday from 9.30 to 3.30 until 23rd August. We hope you will support this venture in at least one of three ways by:

  • coming and bringing your friends - a warm welcome is assured!
  • volunteering on the rota (please add your name to the list at the back of the church)
  • providing a cake

As last year, homemade cake, tea and coffee will be available plus lunches. Please support us in this important community outreach! Thanks

For details please contact Margaret Mandrell on 01905 610689 or email

Happy Holidays! Andy will be away until 16th September.

David, Sheila, Stephen and Margaret will be on hand throughout those weeks, taking services, weddings and baptisms.  A huge thank you to them all!

There will be NO EVENSONG here during August or the first 3 weeks in September.

September!!  Deanery Service of Celebration – 25th September, 7.30pm at St Martin’s, London Road.  This will be a great chance to celebrate being part of God’s wider family among the churches in Worcester East.  The Archdeacon, Robert Jones, will preach and preside, and will also license our new Rural Dean, Diane Cooksey.  St Martin’s are kindly laying on refreshments afterwards.  All welcome!

October!!  As an alternative to Halloween, we are looking at running a Light Party on the 31st of October, in the evening, for primary school aged children. 

If you would be interested in knowing more or potentially assisting please can you email: Adam (Mission Enabler)

St. Stephen’s Ladies.  Ladies!  Save the date!  The next Ladies Afternoon will be on Saturday October 6th 1:45pm – 4:30pm.  You are all warmly invited!


We would like to produce a Wreath to place at our Memorial on Sunday 11th November 2018 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War. The idea is to knit individual Red Poppies, one for each of the names listed on the St Stephen’s Memorial, to incorporate into this wreath. There are different ways in which you can participate:

• Knit or crochet one or more individual poppy

• Look through your knitting yarn and provide oddments of Poppy Red DK wool for others to use. Donations of new DK yarn would also be gratefully accepted.

• Rummage through your button box and provide unwanted black buttons to use for the centre of the Poppy.

There will be a basket in Church with copies of some simple knitting and crocheting patterns for your use. However if you are a skilled knitter please speak to Kirstie Anwyl-Hughes who can provide copies of more intricate patterns or point you in the right direction online.          

The basket is also there for you to leave donations of wool, buttons and completed Poppies.

 If you want a go and are new to knitting Kirstie will be in Church on the first Saturday in September from 10.00am for about an hour to give help and advice.

Thank you Barbara Everett and Kirstie Anwyl-Hughes

Open Studios at the Curries. The Curries once again welcome you to drop into their open studios during the bank holiday weekend 25th-27th August at  18 Shrubbery Avenue. They are open each day between 12-5pm.  Nicky will be showing her latest still life paintings and Fran her latest portraits and equine paintings.


10am Service 


Opening Hymn:  64 Awake, awake: fling off the night!


Readings: Proverbs 9. 1-6                   Claire King    

                    Ephesians 5. 15-20            Alex Sparrow


Gradual Hymn:  131 Come, praise the Lord, the almighty


Gospel Reading: John 6. 51-58


Sermon:  Margaret Mandrell


Intercessions:  Clergy


Offertory Hymn:  740 Through all the changing scenes of



Communion Hymns:


                359 Let us break bread together on our knees

                  32 Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord

 677 Take my life, and let it be                    


Final Hymn:  343 King of glory, king of peace

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