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?
This is a different ‘take’ on my Easter letter this year. It is a personal account of having my grandchildren at my dad’s funeral.
Many of you know that my dad recently died after a long illness with dementia and we had his funeral on January 12th this year. I have six grandchildren who were aged 4,5,11,11,17 and 20, in January. My children said it was up to me whether I wanted my grandchildren at my dad’s funeral.
Children and funerals is a difficult call and over the years people have said to me children shouldn’t go to funerals because: children shouldn’t see adults upset; children shouldn’t see and experience things they might not understand; children should enjoy life, not worry about dying and death. What’s your opinion? For what it’s worth, this is mine: on the whole I think children should go to funerals and I’m going to explain why I think this
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