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.
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?
On Sunday, 10 February at 10.30am at St Stephen’s Church we’re celebrating Love. We’ll have songs about love, readings about love and a Scratch choir (come at 4pm on Saturday to church on 9.2.19 to rehearse) will sing ‘Love Changes Everything’. One of the readings will be this one from 1 John Chapter 4 verse 7-10:
V7 ,Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. V8 Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.
V9 God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him.
V10 In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Our Love Service celebrates Love in all its forms. All of us hold feelings for others, but these feelings differ according to the people and the circumstance. In the English language there is only one word to describe all of them: LOVE. But the Ancient Greeks had around 30 words to describe Love in all its shades and complexities. I’ve chosen seven of the most powerful of these words to describe this Love, which originates with God, and helps us be a caring passionate society. These are:..........