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           

Priest-in-charge

Tel: 07806892165  

Email: revandyt@outlook.com 

 

Reverend Lindsey Coulthard          

Assistant Curate

Tel: 07879366294  

Email: ljcoulthard@yahoo.co.uk

 

Michelle Walsh

Parish Administrator 
Tel: 07961 097497  

Email: mwalsh.ststephens@outlook.com 

 

 

 

 

Trinity 8

 

Worcester Foodbank

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Here is the link to their website, which includes on the front page details of how to support them and the people they help: https://worcester.foodbank.org.uk/
 

Current items most urgently needed are; supermarket gift cards, hot chocolate, , tinned custard, instant mash, tinned potatoes, tinned fruit, tinned rice pudding, crackers, microwave rice, peanut butter, sponge puddings, cooking oil, mixed herbs, salt & pepper, tomato pureee, oxo cubes, mayonnaise, gravy granules, instant coffee, orange juice, apple juice, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving foam, disposable razors, deodorant, shower gel, nappes size 5, 6 &7, shampoo & conditioner, kitchen roll, washing up liquid, anti bac spray/wipes and cleaning cloths/sponges.

Please no food that needs refrigerating as the Foodbank can't accept it. 

 

Latest shopping list (June) can be found by using the link below:
http://worcester.foodbank.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/120/2021/04/Updated-spring-2021-shopping-list.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2YL8Ll8V4FMF-vx498uisUOAGb6yTUkBg3-Gp5r18TouSnML4JFjEdBhQ

 

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/

 

Thank you for your continued support of local people in crisis.

 

Congratulations Lindsey!
 

On Saturday, our curate the Reverend Lindsey Coultard, along with seven fellow candidates, was ordained Priest at Worcester Cathedral in a service led by the Bishop of Worcester, the Right Reverend Dr John Inge.

On Sunday morning, at Stephen’s, it was a wonderful privilege for parishioners, friends and family to witness Lindsey presiding at her first Mass. On behalf of the parish Lindsey was presented with a beautiful home communion set. We very much look forward to Lindsey’s continuing ministry at St. Stephen’s.

In the link below you will find a collection of photos highlighting Lindsey's special day.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/D65YQrwRxTqUFVkU7

 

Art Exhibition - Nicola Currie -
At Spetchley Park Gardens
 

 

Nicola Currie - Artist in Residence at Spetchley Park Gardens

Inspired by Spetchley-  is the title of an exhibition of recent oil paintings by Nicola Currie at Spetchley Park Gardens on the weekend of 10th, 11th July and Wednesday-Friday, 14th-16th July. The exhibition is open from 10.30-5pm.
Visitors need to buy a ticket to visit the gardens and admission to the exhibition is included in this ticket price. For booking details visit www.spetchleygardens.co.uk

 

Nicola Currie Fine Art

Website www.nicolacurrie.co.uk

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nicolacurrieartist/?hl=en

Telephone 07773 342172

 

Margaret Mandrell's 300,000 steps challenge! 
 

This Christian Aid Week we will be thinking about families in Kenya. Droughts are now more frequent and more intense due to the climate crisis. Margaret has pledged to walk 300,000 steps during May 2021 and hopes - with your support -  to raise £1100. This amount will support the construction of 2 sand dams, helping drought-stricken communities to access water close to home. Imagine how much lives will be improved when villagers no longer have to walk miles each day to fetch water! Millions of people in Kenya are struggling to get enough food and water. Your donation will help families, like those in Kenya, become more resilient against climate change and poverty. Please give generously.

‘Margaret and Lindsey braved the inclement weather yesterday and got windswept around Pitchcroft as they totted up more steps for Christian Aid (and she’s on track to achieve her target)!

 

There is still plenty of time for you to make a donation to this years 300,000 steps challenge.

Thanking you in advance and for all your support so far.’


Please give by clicking the link below:

https://giving.tapsimple.org/online/christian-aid/margaret-mandrell-s-300-000-steps-challenge

 
ZOOM  We are now having a regular weekly services via ZOOM, 10.00am on Sunday’s and also during the week. If you would like to join or get further information on these weeky services, please send an email to: revandyt@outlook.com/ mwalsh.ststephens@outlook.com.
 

 

Recycle 4 Charity

We have put a box in the entrance area of the church for collecting used ink jet cartridges for the benefit of Christian Aid.  A contribution of £1.00 will be made to Christian Aid for each cartridge recycled.  Everyone is invited to drop off their old cartridges (and those of their friends), of any make. (Unfortunately, the scheme does not include laser or toner cartridges)

 

 

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. 

Over five short interviews, Archbishop Justin explores different ways of praying. From asking for things and giving thanks, to expressing deep sadness and anger, Exploring Prayer may help you to develop your conversation with God.  https://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/exploring-prayer

 

 

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Services this coming week - Limited services

 

          Sunday - 10.00am & 5.30pm (5.30pm - subject to demand)

 

          Tuesday - No service

 

          Thursday - 10.00am Commumion 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.

                     

                

Good Companions

Good Comanions will resume from September 2021 on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. 2.30pm - 4.00pm.

 

 

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.       

 

 

 

 

 

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