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
Reverend Lindsey Coulthard
Tel: 07961 097497
Current items most urgently needed are; supermarket gift cards, hot chocolate, rice pudding, tinned custard, crisps, instant mash, tinned potatoes, crackers, microwave rice, tomato sauce, brown sauce, peanut butter, sponge puddings, cooking oil, mixed herbs, salt & pepper, tomato pureee, oxo cubes, dog food, adult toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving foam, disposable razors, deodorant (men), shower gel (men), tampons, santitary towels, nappes size 6 &7, family size shampoo & conditioner, kitchen roll, washing up liquid washing powder, anti bac spray/wipes and cleaning cloths/sponges.
The Foodbank are also grateful for money donations as this helps towards the rent and allows them to go and buy essentials if they run out of something. They will also accept clean children's clothes.Donations can be made via our website https://worcester.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/
A Better Way to Give Regularly to the Church
The Church of England has introduced a new Parish Giving Scheme
(PGS), administered by a charity controlled by various Dioceses and based in Gloucester. The new scheme should be a win-win situation – better for givers, and better for the church. We are asking for
a few people to sign-up initially, before we encourage more general take-up.
PGS collect regular donations on the First of the month by Direct Debit, and then on a monthly basis recover the associated Gift Aid if appropriate. The monies are paid over in full and the Diocese covers the cost.
The intention is to reduce the amount of administrative work done within the Parish. At present we have to record 81 standing orders each month and then complete a HMCE form to recover Gift Aid every quarter.
The Treasurer has set up his own payment with PGS and reports that it has run smoothly on the first two monthly payments PGS have collected!
There is a small supply of booklets at the back of Church. If you want to know more, speak to Andy or Richard Hemmings, or look at PGS’s website: www.parishgivingscheme.org.uk
A little something from 1928, Birmingham.
A little piece of a recipe book complied by parishioners of St Pauls, Hockley, Birmingham. (1928)
A Good Hint
Take equal parts of kindness, unselfishness and thoughtfulness, mix in an atmosphere of love, add a spice of usefulness, scatter a few grains of cheerfulness, season with smiles,
stir with a good laugh. Success is certain.
Shared by Alistair Morris, Parishioner of St Stephens.
(Nephew of Rev Canon Ralph Stevens of St Paul's, Hockley)
Exploring Prayer with the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Services this coming week - Limited services
Sunday - 11.00am & 5.30pm - Pre bookable only (Contact Andy or Michelle)
Tuesday - No service
Thursday - No service
Please note: We are now hosting Sunday and Mid week Zoom services, further details can be found in the Zoom Services tab above.
Young Disciples meet in the BA Hall at 10.00-10.40am.
It will be open to all 4-16 year olds in the community,
not just children whose parents are attending the church service.
Young Disciples is suspended until further notice.
No meetings until further notice.
Parish Office is open, in church, on the first and third Saturday morning of each month
from 10.00am to 11.30am for the booking of baptisms, weddings, calling of banns and other enquiries.
Parish office is suspended until further notice.