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?
A rule of life is an old idea which has come back in fashion. Monks, nuns have always had a clear rule of life given in their order. I go to Glasshampton Monastery and the monks there eat silently and live mostly in silence - this is their rule of life.
But we all have a rule of life. It’s a commitment to live our life in a particular way. I suspect we have rules either adopted from our parents or sometime in the past we’ve decided to do this because… We all have rules we decide to live by - even if we haven’t written them down or even sometimes don’t know we have them!
I didn’t know I had the rule that dogs aren’t allowed on the furniture. It’s something I’ve always forbidden without thinking about it. It seems normal. Then my friend came with her big slobbery lurcher dog and she encouraged it to jump on the sofa. I’m glad you didn’t see my face!