St. Stephen's: Welcome
We are a small, welcoming and busy church at the foot of the railway bridge in Hightown; very much a part of the local community. Eucharistic worship, every Sunday at 10.30am, is ”middle of the road” and there are alternative worship opportunities: BCP (Book of Common Prayer) Evensong every Sunday at 6.00pm.
Enquirers and Nurture courses are run regularly. New members and visitors are always given a special welcome. St. Stephen’s Youth Club meets every Friday in term-time at 6.00pm in the Church Hall.
St. Stephen’s has a friendly and inclusive feel, which comes from the warmth and enthusiasm of its people. If you haven’t already, why not give us a try?
Lent starts on Ash Wednesday (shorter service 10.30am, longer service with hymns 7.30pm, do come!), March 6th. This year as our Lent discipline we are being encouraged to try new ways of praying. Our sermons in March are called ‘The Prayer Experiment’ and are answering the 5 W-Questions: ‘Who, What, Why, When, Where and How’ and asking us to experiment with our prayers.
Praying, which includes listening, thinking and talking to God, spending time with God, is the life blood of our faith. Our faith is about having a relationship with God and therefore, this talking and listening is essential. Like all relationships, over time they can become stale so trying something new can be enlivening. Or not!
So, here’s the ‘How’ Experiment? Try it!
‘How’ do you pray? Sitting down, kneeling, walking? Perhaps at one time I’d have said it doesn’t matter so long as you’re praying. But we now know we are not just a mind in a body, like a laptop in a case. Our bodies are part of us and what we do with our bodies shapes our thinking. At school I was taught to pray ‘hands together eyes closed’ and that was to stop us being distracted.
St. Stephens Hightown takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously.
We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines.
You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at ChurchOfEngland.org/Safeguarding
If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at Liverpool.Anglican.org/Safeguarding