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?
Traditionally Christians have prayed between Ascension Day (this year it’s Thursday 10th May) and Pentecost (Sunday 20th May) for ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, words from the Lord’s Prayer. Jesus goes to heaven; he ascends on Ascension Day, and Jesus’s Spirit, the Holy Spirit, comes at Pentecost, so hypothetically there’s nine days without God’s presence here.
During these nine days we imagine a time without God’s presence being with us and on imagining this our prayers should become more intense and filled with longing that ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ will happen very soon - in our lifetime.
Well, that’s the theory.