The latest edition of the Focus Magazine has now been published - Read it here.
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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.
We have a large and excellent, well-equipped parish hall, which is available to hire.
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?
If I had to say which was my favourite saint, I’d choose St Barnabas who we remember on June 11th. I’d like to visit the site of Barnabas’ tomb on Cyprus; it's on my ‘bucket list’.
He was actually called Joseph, Barnabas was his nickname - Barnabas can be translated as ‘Son of Encouragement’. He was born of Jewish parents on the island of Cyprus around 1CE. His family were Levites (from which tribe the Temple priests came) and Barnabas spent much time in Jerusalem. How and why he became a Christian we don’t know but a Christian he did become and joined St Paul in missionary journeys. Barnabas was encouraging, generous and yet fallible. He showed huge saintliness and yet he showed himself weak at one point. Saints are human and flawed but their Godly qualities are what others remember. Often saints are likened to the pictures in stained glass windows; they allow sunlight through so we can see the image. Saints allow God to shine through them. Others who watch their lives and their actions see God in them.
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
During this current crisis, whilst services in church are suspended, we are unfortunately unable to receive food bank donations. We would however, urge people to donate at the supermarket where they shop as we understand supermarkets are matching each item donated.
Remember the five most needed items are:
UHT Milk, - Cordial / Juice, - Tinned Tomatoes, - Tinned Fish, - Tinned Rice Pudding.
Remember the need continues and is increasing.