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 

 

Geoff Hill,

Churchwarden

Tel: 01905 453312

Email:hill.89parkave@btinternet.com

 

Michelle Walsh

Parish Administrator 
Tel: 07961 097497  

Email: mwalsh.ststephens@outlook.com 

 

 

 

 

Weekly email to the congregation

Easter 7

Here is this weeks Something Different email. I have attached 2 versions. One is the 'normal' version, complete with pictures etc. The other is a slimmed-down "Print-Friendly" format, in smaller font and without the pictures.  Entirely up to you which version you would prefer to use. The file name should make clear which is which.

 
The Something Different email explores the idea of something like a "Lockdown Pilgrimage" - taking a short walk in a very prayerful way - as well as including some beautiful prayers and a great seasonal song. Thanks, Dot! Do send in your own ideas/things you have come across which might bless others.
 
You are very welcome to trip these emails on to family and friends.
 
Wishing you God's blessing.
 
Andy
24th May
Home Service Easter 7.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [642.7 KB]
24th May (Print Friendly)
Print Friendly Weekly Email 24th May.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [644.4 KB]

 

Easter 6

Here is this week's Something Different email (for which, again, our huge thanks to Dot). The Something Different email contains among other things some beautiful prayers which are very appropriate to this time.
 
The invitation to tomorrow's Zoom service will follow shortly in a separate email, but as always PLEASE do not worry if you cannot get onto Zoom, or choose not to: it's just another way of doing things, and wherever you are, zooming or not, you are very much part of the Church family.
17th May
Weekly Email 17th May.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [790.2 KB]

 

Easter 5

Another sunny morning! I hope you enjoyed the VE day commemorations yesterday: there was such a strong sense of community, even with (or especially with) the ongoing isolation.  Let's see what Boris has to tell us tomorrow: but in case the relaxations of the lockdown are as modest as many expect, here is something which is bound to lift your spirits...

 

(Rosie and the Rainbow - used with permission)

 

See this week's At Home service and weekly email (below) - Something Different (for which, our huge thanks to Dot, and others who have contributed) will also lift your spirits. I especially liked Scarlett's reworking of Psalm 23 as a reflection of her own experience of the Coronavirus.
 
Invitation to tomorrow's Zoom service will follow shortly in a separate email, but PLEASE do not worry if you cannot get onto Zoom, or choose not to: it's just another way of doing things, and wherever you are, zooming or not, you are very much part of God's "royal priesthood, His holy nation, God's own people" (see the start of the service).
 
May God bless you and keep you.
Andy
10th May
Weekly Email 10th May.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [716.7 KB]

 

Easter 4

This week's Something Different really is different: Jill Parkin has put together a wonderful Godly Play reflection on the theme of the Gospel - the Good Shepherd. It's a treat, so make time to enjoy it.

3rd May
Weekly Email 3rd May.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [917.5 KB]

 

Easter 3

This week's "Something Different" email - for which many thanks again to Dot Hodgkiss and those who contributed.  

26th April
Weekly email 26th April 2020.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [511.7 KB]

 

Easter 2

19th April
Weekly email 19th April 2020.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [728.7 KB]

 

Easter Week

12th April
Weekly email 12 April 2020.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [908.8 KB]

 

Holy Week

 

Dear All
 
As we begin Holy Week, I wanted to send you a couple of things which I hope will be an encouragement:
  1. Diana Fulbrook has prepared a series of meditations based around the 14 Stations of the Cross.  Each has a picture, a meditation and a prayer.  You could read prayerfully through all of them at once, or break them up into a number of sittings over the next few days. A huge thank you to Diana for all the work she put into these;
  2. A short(ish!) reflection from me on being, rather than only doing, during this Holy Week.
 
Could I ask you also to remember the following people especially in your prayers:
  • Paul Kennett's brother, Martin, undergoing chemotherapy;
  • James - a friend of Sarah and Phil Smith, only 20, in palliative care with cancer; his mother Sophie cannot see him as she is in Covid-related isolation;
  • The family and friends of David Robinson, who lost his battle against cancer yesterday.
 
Grace, mercy, and peace.
 
Andy
Reflection on Holy Week in Lockdown.docx
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Stations of the Cross - Diana Fulbrook.p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]

 

Lent 4

 

Letter to Congregation 19 March 2020.doc[...]
Microsoft Word document [18.6 KB]
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