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; Family Praise each 1st Sunday at 4.00pm, which is activity based and lasts 30mins; and Peewits, simple worship every Friday at 9.00am, with coffee, for Mums or carers with little ones.
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?
As one of the judges of our Poetry competition, I thought I’d let you read a poem of mine about Summer. Is it just me who has an illusory longing about a perfect summer? Does my poem show this fantasy? I hope it does. I tried in a few lines to show this ideal - of blissful summer days where everything is perfect and there’s no sand in the sandwiches or sharp glass on the beach. Here’s my poem:
It’s March that triggers it.just one day of sun,blossom and warmthand I ache for summer,longing for sun and surf,dreaming this year there’ll be nostinging jellyfishor those long grey days. There’ll be blue skies,refreshing breezes,I’ll be relaxed and happy,young, sylph-like,bikini-ed, wonky kneesmagic-ed away ason my surfboard,I’ll crown the waves.