Our new curate Ruth will be ordained Deacon in St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 2nd July at 3pm. For those who do not have a ticket to attend, the service is to be live streamed here: https://youtu.be/oWtQU3HQclE
Welcome BBQ Lunch for the Robinson Family
Sunday 3 July 12 – 2. Do sign up if you would like to come to the welcome lunch for our new curate, so we know how many to cater for – either click here or sign the list on Sunday mornings. If you would like to help in some way please contact email@example.com.
A massive thank you to everyone for the warm welcome last week! We were so grateful for the card and hamper full of goodies as well as the delicious meals delivered to us for our first few nights. We are looking forward to our time with you and joining you for our first Sunday on the 3rd July! Love the Robinson family.
Rosemary Beardow and Philip Young's daughter Becky and her husband Matt will be celebrating their wedding at St. Stephen’s on Sunday 10th July at 2.30pm. They were married in Australia in January 2021 but because of Covid restrictions no one from the UK could attend so this is the first opportunity for their UK based family and friends to celebrate with them. There will be a service of blessing in church at which Becky and Matt will be wearing their wedding regalia and remaking their vows, followed by tea/coffee and cake in the main hall. If you know Becky and would like to join them please do go along. Everyone is welcome but perhaps you could let them know to ensure they have enough cake. Rosemary Beardow and Philip Young firstname.lastname@example.org
Families Bring and Share Lunch
On Sunday 17th July we are holding a Bring and Share lunch for families with children aged 0-18 years old. It will take place after the 10:30am service and lunch should begin between 12-12:30pm. This is a good chance for us to get to know each other better. There is a sign up sheet in church so please fill in your details and what you will be bringing so we have variety.
We are looking to recruit a new paid Youth Leader to join our team. If you or someone you know know may be interested in the role, details can be found on our website. Applications must be received by Saturday 2nd July 2022.
St Stephen's Member's Area
We have a ‘Members Area’ of our website for those on our Electoral Roll.
The members area enables you to:
Update your personal details – Address, Telephone, Email etc..
Define Privacy settings – this will specify what, if any, of your details appear in the church address book. (To be able to view the Church Directory you must be on the electoral roll and have some or all of your details visible to others).
Update consent to mailing channels from church.
Check rotas you may be part of.
Give to the church or a cause the church is currently supporting i.e., Lent Appeals.
Access the Church Directory – please see N.B. above.
View our calendar.
If you are on the Electoral Roll your access has been enabled and you will have received an email from our system with your personal username and a link to set your password. Please note that each person must have their own individual email address. If you share an email with a partner/spouse and would like your own log in, please email the office with a new email address for yourself - email@example.com.
We also have a church app you can access from your smart phone or computer. In this app you are to download directly to your electronic calendar any shifts you are on a rota for.
Will be open next on Sunday 3rd July during Café. Many have asked for honey in recent months, but it's been unavailable for a long time - however...Honey is BACK! We now have a limited number of both jars of set and clear honey. Do come and see/buy.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW)
Our Mission Partner CSW, is asking us to support their fight to have Pastor Lorenzo a church leader in Cuba, released from an 8 year prison sentence. His 'crime'? He attended a peaceful protest a year ago. Just imagine if that that happened here? Please join this cause by signing the petition in church on Sunday 3rd July, before we it to CSW who will be presenting it to the Cuban Embassy on 11th July. Thanks.
These are the streets in our parish we are praying for this fortnight – please do pray for all who live there and for people to come to know Jesus
Oak Tree Close (off Carlton Rd)
Pinewood Grove (off Carlton Rd)
Prayer for the Week
whose mercy never fails:
deepen our faithfulness to you
and to your living Word,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.