St Stephen’s is a Covid Secure place of worship. In line with Government guidance we require a mask to be worn at public worship before you enter the Church, and have set the Church up to adhere to social distancing requirements. We also have a Track and Trace register on arrival, and ask for you to use the hand gel dispenser. Music is being listened to, but no singing will take place until advice changes from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York or Diocese of Chelmsford. 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.
St Stephen’s is a part of the Church of England and global Anglican Church. In our local community we want to extend the love of Christ, which has been made real to us – recognising the command of our Lord to be salt and light. Our worship recognises the dual challenge for us to know God better, and for us to serve our community with the gifts God has given us.
We also want to play our part in the global Church, and at St Stephen’s we look outwards to consider the needs of our world and are delighted to welcome people from every background and many different nations. All are welcome, as we learn together to receive the love of God – and seek to become better followers of Jesus with our whole lives..
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.
We are committed to Safeguarding and take our duties and obligations to all extremely seriously.
The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, which can be found on the Church of England’s website.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Kim Allen, who may be contacted at church or by firstname.lastname@example.org