St. Stephen's Church Hightown

....part of the local community.

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Corvid-19Corona Virus – “Covid-19” Update (2020-03-24)

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic,
and in line with government and Church of England guidance,
all services at St Stephen’s are suspended until further notice.

We will continue to pray for you, your families and your friends as well as for all of those impacted by this global pandemic.

We will be adding extra information and resources to our website in the coming days, please check back regularly.

The UK Government Information on the current Corvid-19 Corona Virus Pandemic can be found by clicking on the image above right, (this takes you to the Government Website).

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?

April Message

Revd. Jan AshtonDear All,

These are not easy times, are they? Words I’ve not heard put together before are now common parlance: social isolation, lock down, social distancing and I know more about viruses than I’ve ever known: ordinary soap kills them but no matter how powerful the antibiotics are, they don’t touch them.

All this change and worry has affected me. I’m often feeling befuddled (is that a word? If it is, it’s not one I’ve used before). There’s another word I’d use to describe my mind which is discombobulated; I didn’t know this was an actual word but it’s in my dictionary and means confused and disconcerted. Well, that’s me at the moment.

There are times we should question, times we should doubt. I’m a great believer in doubting; we are intelligent beings not automatons and what we believe needs thinking through, questioning and checking; also being willing to say ‘I’m not sure’ or ‘I don’t know’ is good. This process takes time.


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.


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

If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at

I see in part what I will see one day again in full

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Food Bank Donations

Foodbank Donations (via Beth Cresswell)During this current crisis, whilst services in church are suspended, donations can be left inside the Church Porch where they will be stored and eventually sent to the Food Bank in Bootle. For more information please contact Beth Cresswell.
Please wrap donations in plastic bags.
Remember the need continues and is increasing.

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