CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Updated Monday 22nd June

As we’re currently unable to meet together, we’re moving as much of our activity online as possible so we can stay connected.

We’re continuing to worship on Sundays via our online service! The service starts at 10.30am and will be available on the St Stephen’s YouTube channel. When the service has finished it will stay on the channel from then on so you can watch it any time. We’ll also regularly post other content on the channel including general updates, and videos for our youth and children. If you are able, please subscribe to the channel to ensure you don’t miss anything.

Our Youth and Children’s team are also regularly posting videos on our channel. To find them, visit the playlists page on our channel and select the playlist you want.

We love catching up with all our church family for a coffee after our 10.30am services, so each Sunday we’re hosting an online after-service coffee thanks to Zoom. We’d love to see you there (if you haven’t used Zoom before there is a simple signup process first). We’ll send the Zoom link out to our church family every Friday in our ‘Friday News’ email, and we’ll also post the link on our Facebook page at the end of the service each Sunday.

Our Connect Groups are doing a fantastic job supporting those in their groups, finding different ways to stay in contact, with many continuing to meet together online. If you aren’t part of a group and would like to be in contact with others please let us know.

And we’re also encouraging our church family to bless one another – and our local community – by supporting anyone who is self-isolating or who is in need at this time. If you need support or need anyone to pray with you, please contact the Church Office.

If you need financial support, Crosslight has some advice and resources for anyone with financial concerns. And the Church of England have put together some information regarding isolation and mental health.

We’re praying for the current situation. Please pray at home every day at 9am or 7pm, or both if you are able. Please also consider lighting a candle and placing in your window as a symbol of hope to others.

The church staff team are now working from home but we will continue to regularly check messages left on our answerphone and are contactable by email. We are determined to continue to care for you as well as we can.

Every blessing from Mark and all of the team at St Stephen’s.