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  



Geoff Hill,


Tel: 01905 453312


Judy Hood,

Parish Administrator 
Tel: 01905 863537  






Sunday 17th November 2019 - 2nd Before Advent


The Foodbank                           

A busy autumn has almost wiped out the Foodbank’s supplies of toilet rolls, as well as long-life juice and tinned potatoes. Can you help them by donating one or two of these items?

There will soon be a Christmas shopping list published asking for the usual treats. However, please note that the Foodbank won’t be able to take any products with alcohol in them e.g brandy sauce and some mince pies and puddings.  

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


The Foodbank has asked churches to pass on this message: Through autumn and the run up to Christmas the Foodbank are going to be filling the storehouse of Worcester Foodbank. Please see Worcester Foodbank’s current ‘shopping list’ and let us rally our church communities together to expand the reserves. We also commit to praying for our towns and cities,​that the Kingdom of God will come in all its fullness.



Texaco Petrol Points.  Just a reminder that if you buy fuel from St Stephens garage and you don’t have a Star Reward card then please ask for the points to be put on the church card.  The points go towards purchasing prizes for the Grand Draws.

Thank you.


Christmas Fayre. Saturday December 7th, 2019.   12-3pm

I know it seems a bit early and people are not in the Christmas mood yet, but there are only 2 more Sundays to go before the Christmas Fayre! Thanks to all those who have offered to help which is much appreciated. In terms of people, we could do with the following:

  • someone to dress up as an elf (costume can be provided!)
  • someone to prepare and sell fruit punch (or mocktails as they are now called!)
  • any other offers of help on the day

In respect of items, could you please bring in:

  • books
  • nearly new gift items
  • tombola prizes
  • items for the Christmas hamper


And finally, please sell as many raffle tickets as you can! Thanks



St Stephens are joining with other city churches in a project run by fostering and adoption charity Home for Goodto give a Christmas stocking to 400 young people who are having to leave care in Worcestershire.  Each church has been asked to donate 200 of one particular item for the stockings and our item is shower gel.  We would be so grateful if over the next couple of weeks you could put any donations in the box available at the back of church. It would be helpful if the shower gel was unisex, ie fairly neutral in terms of scent!  We have until 21st November to 

collect items.  Thank you very much in advance for your generosity.


This year's Ecumenical Advent service will be at St Stephen's again - 6.30pm on Sunday 1st December.  Our speaker will be Brother Ian from Mucknell Abbey, and we will welcome friends from the other North Worcester churches.  Could anyone please help with offering light refreshments afterwards? Please speak to Andy.




Deanery Synod Meeting - Monday 25th November 7.15pm for 7.30pm at Bishop Perowne School. This is an open meeting for anyone interested in hearing about the Church of England's vision for Education. We will be joined by Margaret James, Director of Education and Mark Pollard (head of Bishop Perowne). Anyone supporting work in schools - and for that matter anyone else interested! - are welcome to come along.


Open Conversations.  You will have been given a copy of a letter from Bishop John regarding a series of open conversations being held to discuss how ministry might be shaped across the Diocese in the future and how we will pay for it. 

Please come along and contribute thoughts and ideas. There will be nine conversations taking place, as listed in the letter, with the same material at each one - please come to whichever is most convenient. This is your chance to have your say!







10am Service                          




Opening Hymn:  Prince and saviour (Separate sheet)


Readings:  2 Thessalonians 3. 6-13              Bev Cox


Gradual Hymn: The Spirit lives to set us free                  

                                (Separate sheet)


Gospel Reading:   Luke 21. 5-19




Intercessions:  Clergy


Offertory Hymn:  Let us build a house (Separate sheet)


Communion Hymns:

                71 Be still and know that I am God

            680 Take this moment, sign and space

                 4 A new commandment


Final Hymn: 701 The kingdom of God is justice and joy                                               









































































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