Welcome to St. Stephen's Church Hightown
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"St. Stephen’s Church, Hightown, is integral to community life,
welcoming and joyful in worship,
and inspiring and loving in our ministry to children....."
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?
Letter from Michael Cudby
After Pentecost the apostles found themselves in a hostile world. Yet, when faced with danger, rejection and even the threat of death, the strength of the Holy Spirit lifted their souls and empowered them to go out and spread the good news of Jesus Christ.
Looking around us, we see parallels to those ancient biblical times. I am saddened that we continue to abuse God’s natural gift of choice. Conflicts, discrimination and crime seem to dominate our daily lives. We long for Jesus’ return to earth to put things right and lead us along Jesus’ way to salvation.
The period of time around the 29th June, in the Anglican Church, is called ‘Petertide’. It’s the traditional period for the ordination of priests and the start of their new posts which last for 4 years. Many of us from St Stephen’s were with Julie as she was ordained on 26th June, the nearest Sunday to the actual feast day. We continue to pray for her and Martin, her husband. We pray that she will settle at Holy Trinity, Formby, her first post - Julie you will be in our hearts.
Can you help us?
St. Stephens Church Hall is in regular and popular use by the Hightown and neighbouring communities by young and old.
The ceiling is in poor condition and needs attention before there is further deterioration. The Church has plans to replace the ceiling and the lighting, estimated to cost about £20,000. People have been very generous and we have so far raised about half of that sum.
- By cash or cheque (made payable to St. Stephens PCC, placed in an envelope and posted through the Vicarage Letter Box
- By electronic transfer to our bank, sort code: 01-03-25, Account number: 2752 5155, Account name: St Stephens Church Hall.
Your donations would be gratefully received.
St. Stephen's 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
Food Bank Donations
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.
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