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?
It’s not a new festival for the church. But it’s new in my life time. In the ‘olden days’, I’m no historian so am not sure when we stopped remembering this time, there was an emphasis to pray ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ between Ascension Day and Pentecost, which this year is - Friday 31st May to June 9th.
I always interested in why old festivals come back ‘in fashion’. I’m wondering why ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ -praying the Lord’s Prayer and particularly ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ for nine days is what we’re doing again. Perhaps we have a longing for God’s Kingdom to come. With the uncertainty around Brexit and around climate change, we have that hankering for ‘good days’, not days in the past but those days God has promised when God’s Kingdom will come. Those days we will see fairness and justice and kindness and goodness and peace, which are all traits of God and therefore will be where God is - in God’s Kingdom.
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