CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Updated Saturday 28th March

Following recent statements from the Government and from the Church of England we have postponed all Sunday and midweek services, Connect Groups, ministries, and youth and children’s projects. This is to protect those in our communities.

Although we are unable to meet physically we are doing everything we can to gather and support one-another in other ways.

We’re continuing to worship on Sundays via our live-stream! The service starts at 10.30am and will be available on the St Stephen’s YouTube channel. When the live-stream 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 also videos from Matt and Sarah for our youth and children. If you are able to subscribe to the channel it will help ensure you don’t miss anything.

Our service on Sunday 29th March will be available here. Or you can watch the video from our previous service below.

We’re praying for the current situation. Unfortunately we aren’t able to open St Stephen’s for prayer any longer, but instead we’re asking you to 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.

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.

The church staff team are now largely 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.