St. Stephen's Church Hightown

....part of the local community.

Reopening The Church Building....

Although our government has given permission to open church buildings, after careful consideration our Church Council has decided that it's too early - the prevalence of Covid-19 in our area is still too high. So along with many other churches, including Our Lady of Victories, our building will remain closed. This will be regularly reviewed.

Welcome to St. Stephen's Church Hightown

----- Mission Statement -----

"St. Stephen’s Church, Hightown, is integral to community life,
welcoming and joyful in worship,
and inspiring and loving in our ministry to children....."

Inside St. Stephen's Church Hightown

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.

Disabled Friendly Church 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?


July Message

Revd. Jan AshtonDear All,

On Sunday July 5th, it’s the 72nd anniversary of the start of our National Health Service and we’ve been asked to say thank you to all the key workers, volunteers and all those who supported us and continue to support us since lockdown started in March. At St Stephen’s we’re holding a special ‘thank you’ service when we’ll publicly express our gratitude and also pray for those who have been affected negatively during this time. We’ll be hearing from some people who have helped and continue to help others since lockdown began: a barrister, NHS worker, volunteer shopper and others.

Being grateful and saying thank you is so important in our faith. It goes beyond mere politeness. It’s an acknowledgement that we can probably survive on our own but we only flourish with inspiration and help from others; we need each other. I am what I am because others have helped me, shown me the way, supported and loved me. Secondly, regularly saying thank you to God reminds us we are not as much in control of our existence as we’d like to think. We are upheld and given what we need from God who created us and our world, and who continually sustains it. Saying thank you for everyday blessings reminds us of this.

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Revd. Jan Ashton Vicar of Hightown, Liverpool. Telephone: 0151 929 3971 Email Me Here

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St. Stephens Hightown takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously.


Safeguarding

You can read our specific policies here: "Safeguarding Children & Young People"  & "Safeguarding Adults In Church", copies of which can be downloaded from here.

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


Foodbank Donations (via Beth Cresswell)

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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Short Services Sent Via Email.

Revd. Jan is recording a 10 minute reading and prayers each Tuesday and Thurdsay morning and then a 30 minute service on a Sunday. Would you like to receive this? You don’t need Facebook, but you do need to tell me you’d like to receive it so that I can send you the email. Once you’ve received the email, all you do is double click on the ‘link’ and then watch it! (Send me and email from here and select "Area of Interest:" Facebook Services from the drop down list)


Toiletries For Patients In Local Hospitals.

We are collecting toiletries for patients in local hospitals as visiting is generally not allowed. If you would like to give items such as soap, flannels, shampoo, shower gel ,toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorants etc then Di Aldis at 45 Mark Road has a collecting box. All gifts will be gratefully received.


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