Coronavirus guidance from the Church of England
In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice. You can read the Church of England’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for churches here. You can find a live stream service or event to watch from home here.
At the instruction of the Diocese and with immediate effect 22nd March 2020 St. Stephen's, Tye Green, Harlow will be COMPLETELY closed for any Services or meetings until further notice.
St. Stephen’s belongs to the Church of England, and we want to share with our neighbourhood our experience of a God who both comforts and challenges his people. We believe in a loving creator God, that Jesus of Nazareth was God in human form, and that the Holy Spirit of God is active in the world today. We aim to worship in a way that is free and informal, and yet serious and relevant, using modern translations of the Bible and a mixture of traditional and newer songs.
Our services are mostly Holy Communion, at 10 a.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays. We also have a network of home groups, where we help one another to understand the Bible and apply it to our lives. YOU are welcome, whatever your background and whatever is happening in your life at the moment.
The modernist church building was dedicated in the 1960s as part of Harlow New Town, and is spacious and flexible, with comfortable seating arranged so that no worshipper is far away from the sanctuary.
By Tooley & Foster, Hall 1957, with the church at the, North end, 1964, forming a T with short square tower over the entrance, with open copper fleche and cross. Brick with concrete framing the windows and outlining the balustrade. Sanctuary against the North wall with altar, pulpit and lectern grouped on a dais with a canopy. Central font of Doulting stone.
(Comment: There is a large and ancient quarry at Doulting in Somerset, which provided stone for the West front of Wells Cathedral. A Google search gives more information)
This cutting from "The Buildings of England" by James Bettley and Nikolaus Pevsner (pub.2007): and comment from Rev. Richard Bray.