Vicar's update 14th JuneSteve Newbold1

I hope you are well and are enjoying this lovely summer weather.
As I write, it looks like the next stage of the unlocking of national restrictions will be delayed for a few more weeks.  This will inevitably have an impact on how quickly we can restart some activities at St Stephen’s and we will let you know more when we have had the opportunity to consider what the Government tell us.  In the meantime, our two Sunday morning services are open to all but you do need to book a place via the church website -we look forward to seeing you soon.  JAM, our children groups, remain online and are at 9.30am and 10.00am.
As virus cases again seem to be rising especially amongst younger adults, it is so important that all who are eligible get vaccinated as it will help and protect us all.  Vaccinations are open to anyone over 25 so do encourage those in your families and friendship circles who are eligible to book via NHS website asap or simply turn up to a pop up centre.
We are continuing our series looking at the life of the early church through the book of Acts.  Yesterday Sam Sanya spoke from Acts 4:1-22 about the struggles that we can face when we follow Jesus and how we all need to ongoing filling of his Holy Spirit.  You can catch up here.
This coming week we have: 

  • Morning Prayer on Tuesday and Thursday at 9am
  • Holy Communion on Wednesday at 11am
  • Alpha on Thursday at 8pm 

and on Sunday

  • Services - 9am and 11am in Church and 11am Livestreamed
  • JAM – children’s groups 9.30am and 10am. If you need any Zoom passcodes please contact me direct.

With my love and prayers