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?
At St. Stephen’s we are planning our services to celebrate Christmas and the New Year and looking forward to this joyful time. We try to provide a whole variety of services where different ages can come together to celebrate the birth of Jesus: Sing-along Carols (22nd December at 6pm), Christingle Services (Christmas Eve at 3pm and 5pm), a new service for this year - the First Mass of Christmas (Christmas Eve at 7.30pm), and of course, the Christmas Day services. You are welcome to come and celebrate with us.
We are all invited to ‘come in’ to greet the holy child, born into the very humble surroundings of a stable - those words ‘and Mary laid him in a manger because there was no room at the inn’ seem an unusual start for a baby who is God’s son.
I love this story - in 2008 Travelodge operations director, Jason Cotta, said, 'The phrase "no room at the inn" is something that resonates with us in the hotel business. Therefore, this year we have decided to evoke the true spirit of Christmas and invite Mary and Joseph couples as our guests. Travelodge offered any couples named Mary and Joseph, who registered on-line and produced proof of their names, a one-night stay, free of charge, at any Travelodge hotel from Christmas eve to twelfth night.
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