Hi! Here are some ways you can connect with us…

OUR ‘PHYSICAL’ SERVICES:

Although the current Government guidelines say churches can stay open during the current lockdown, we have taken the decision to pause all our in-person services for now. This is because cases are still high and we want to protect our staff, our volunteers, and all who would come along. In the meantime we are hosting online services at 10.30am on Sundays and at 11am on Wednesdays. Please see our services page for details.

COMMUNITY LARDER (10.30am to 12.30pm each Saturday):

If you’re on low income or on benefits, we’d love to meet you at our Community Larder at St Eanswythe’s (58 Priory Road) each Saturday from 10.30am. Fresh produce will be available to take home and we only ask for a small donation (£2 is ideal).

We’re allocating timeslots to help us with social distancing so you MUST book in advance. To book please click here. Please arrive as close as possible to your time slot and wait outside, until our volunteer on the door asks you to come in.

CHILDREN’S VIDEOS (9.30am each Sunday):

At 9.30am every Sunday our Children’s Team post a video on our YouTube channel for the younger members of our church family. Watch and join in the stories, singing, games and crafts!

LIVESTREAM SERVICE (10.30am each Sunday):

You’re really welcome to join us online as we worship together via our online service live from St Stephen’s each Sunday at 10.30am. This is a time when we worship, study the Bible and pray together. Unfortunately we’re not able to have anyone else in the building for this service yet, but you can join in live via our YouTube channel. When the livestream has finished it will stay on the channel from then on so you can watch it any time (if you are able, please subscribe to the channel to ensure you don’t miss anything).

CHURCH FAMILY COFFEE (approx. 11.15am each Sunday):

As our livestream service finishes each Sunday morning (at approx. 11.15am) we head to Zoom to catch up with each other. This is for our church family only, and we send the link out every Friday. If you’re new to St Stephen’s and consider yourself part of our church family (or would like to) and would like to receive the Zoom link each week please get in contact with us (details at the bottom of this page).

LISTEN TO OUR SERVICE ON YOUR PHONE (approx. 6pm each Sunday):

You can now listen to our weekly service on your phone. Call 01732 927750 any time of the day or night to hear the service. Services will be available from approx. 6pm each Sunday until the following Sunday. Calls cost the same as other calls to an 01732 number.

CONNECT GROUPS (various days):

Our Connect Groups are small groups within the larger St Stephen’s church family. Lots of our Connect Groups are finding different ways to meet during the shutdown. It’s a brilliant way of staying connected and looking out for one another. If you are part of our church family and would like to join a Connect Group please get in contact with us.

MORNING REFLECTIONS ON FACEBOOK LIVE (9am Mondays and Fridays):

At 9am on Mondays and Fridays you can join us for a Bible reading and a time of reflection on Facebook Live. These are mostly done by our vicar Mark, our Associate Ministers Craig and Jess, our Curate Caz, or our Pastoral Assistant Edith.

ZOOM PRAYERS (10am each Tuesday):

Every week we host ‘Zoom Prayers’ (what a great name!), an online prayer meeting on Zoom. Prayer is simply having a conversation with God; we start with a verse of scripture and praise, then pray through one thing to another, before listening to what God may wish to share with us. The link for this goes out to our church family each week.

MIDWEEK COMMUNION SERVICE (11am every Wednesday):

At 11am on Wednesdays you are welcome to join our online Communion Service on Facebook Live.

SCHOOL YEAR 5&6 ZOOM MEETUP (6.30pm to 7.30pm each Thursday):

Our Children’s Team lead a meetup on Zoom for those in school years 5 and 6 for some teaching, fun and games!

YOUNG ADULTS CONNECT GROUP (7.30pm on Thursdays):

Our young adults meet together on Zoom every fortnight to encourage one another, share some teaching, and have some fun!

YOUTH MEETUP (7.30pm to 8.30pm each Friday):

Our Youth Team lead a meetup on Zoom for our youth including teaching, fun and games!

So please do join us where you feel able. And if you want some support or want someone to talk to, please get in contact (details at the bottom of this page).