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 20th January 2019 - Epiphany 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 

This Christmas was the busiest so far for Worcester Foodbank as a record 947 people were fed throughout December.  Low income(403), benefit payment issues(304) and debt(141) were the main reasons.  This was an increase of 22% over the same period last year.  A total of 21.6 tonnes of food were donated along with hundreds of gifts handed out to 418 disadvantaged children.  However, the full rollout of Universal Credit, which began in Worcester in October, could lead to an unprecedented increase in Foodbank use.  It's predicted that an additional 30,000 meals may be needed to cope with the increase over the next 12 months.

Thank you all for supporting local people in crisis and please continue to donate over the coming year.

The Foodbank urgently need long-life fruit juice, peanut butter, crackers, jam, tinned spaghetti, packet mashed potato and washing powder.  Supplies of these were used up during December.



Renewing your HOME INSURANCE in the next 12 months?  Most people will be! Ecclesiastical Insurance has extended its offer of donating £130 to a church of your choice if you take out a new home insurance policy with them this year.  PLEASE do consider this: you can obtain a quote by calling 0800 7830130 or at .  Several church members have already done this and found them competitive.  If you go ahead, please quote Trust130 and nominate St Stephen’s Worcester.


Ladies Afternoon.   The Ladies of St Stephen’s and their friends are warmly invited to join together on Saturday 9th February 2019  1.45pm – 4.30pm in Bishop Allenby Hall

Please sign up on the list at the back of church.


WORLD DAY OF PRAYER   (formerly Women’s World Day of Prayer)

This year’s service has been written by the women of Slovenia.  A combined service for the churches of St George, St Stephen, Ombersley Road Methodist Church and Claines, is being held on Friday 1st March 2019 here at St Stephen’s commencing at 2.30 pm, followed by refreshments.  All Welcome.


All Saints Church in Deansway are offering an Course in Anxiety Management run by a professional counsellor Margery Bristow from 31st January 7:30 - 9:00 pm. 

Also they are planning to run in May a Divorce Recovery Course.  

If you wish to attend or want more information about  either contact  - or phone office 01905 734625 (9:30 - 3pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday).


Grand Spring Clean Table Sale.  This will be held on Saturday 16th February in Church Hall - tables £8.00; Set up from 9:00am; sale from 10-12 noon. 

Tell you friends and family.  Contact Christine Allen 07775 938097 if you want a table.


Flower rota
I have not yet completed the flower rota for 2019, however can I please have volunteers for the following dates which take us up to Lent:

To arrange for Sunday:
27 January 2019
24 February 2019

Please let me know if you can help: 
contact Barbara Everett - email


Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 organised by the Interfaith Forum, will be held in the Guildhall on Saturday 26th January from 10.30am.   



10am Service   



Opening Hymn:  121 Come and praise the Lord our King


Readings:   1 Corinthians 12. 1-11      Neil Humphries


Gradual Hymn:  Pressed down, shaken together (See over)


Gospel Reading: John 2. 1-11  


Sermon: Andy Todd


Intercessions:  Clergy                                                                                                                                                                                

Offertory Hymn:  680 Take this moment, sign and space


Communion Hymns:


                  54 As the deer pants for the water

                167 Father, we love You

                478 Make me a channel of your peace            


Final Hymn:  285 I, the Lord of sea and sky  

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