Welcome to St. Stephen's Church Hightown
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"St. Stephen’s Church, Hightown, is integral to community life,
welcoming and joyful in worship,
and inspiring and loving in our ministry to children....."
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.
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?
Us Church people + others used to do a house to house collection in Hightown for Christian Aid and people who wanted to give were generous. However, after some reconsideration, we’ve decided cold calling is a thing of the past but there’s a chance still to give: either using the envelope enclosed which you can drop off at our village shop or post through the letter box outside church, or give online, the words donate Christian Aid will find the site.
Can I commend Christian Aid to you for two reasons? Firstly, they are a charity which responds well in emergencies. They are part of the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC).13 charities form this Committee, including the more well known ones such as Oxfam, Save the Children and Red Cross. When there’s a disaster the DEC can quickly respond and charities get together and work together, so there’s no overlapping aid plus each charity can bring its own expertise to the area of need. Christian Aid’s area of expertise is temporary housing; they provided this last year when Haiti experienced a devastating earthquake.
Revd. Jan Ashton Vicar of Hightown, Liverpool. Telephone: 0151 929 3971 Email Me Here
Can you help us?
St. Stephens Church Hall is in regular and popular use by the Hightown and neighbouring communities by young and old.
The ceiling is in poor condition and needs attention before there is further deterioration. The Church has plans to replace the ceiling and the lighting, estimated to cost about £20,000. People have been very generous and we have so far raised about half of that sum.
- By cash or cheque (made payable to St. Stephens PCC, placed in an envelope and posted through the Vicarage Letter Box
- By electronic transfer to our bank, sort code: 01-03-25, Account number: 2752 5155, Account name: St Stephens Church Hall.
Your donations would be gratefully received.
St. Stephen's 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
Food Bank Donations
During this current crisis, whilst services in church are suspended, we are unfortunately unable to receive food bank donations.
We would however, urge people to donate at the supermarket where they shop as we understand supermarkets are matching each item donated.
Remember the five most needed items are:
UHT Milk, - Cordial / Juice, - Tinned Tomatoes, - Tinned Fish, - Tinned Rice Pudding.
Remember the need continues and is increasing.
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