Welcome to St Stephen’s

COVID SAFE CHURCH

You must NOT attend if you have any COVID symptoms.

Please observe the following instructions:

  • You must carry a face mask with you at all times
  • Sign in with the QR code at the door or in the Service booklet using a smart phone
  • If you do not have a smart phone, please have your first name and telephone number recorded by the Duty COVID Safe Officer
  • Sanitise your hands upon entry
  • Wearing a facemask during the entire Service is obligatory i.e. from the time you enter the building until you leave 
  • Congregational singing is permitted wearing a facemask.
  • Stay 1.5m apart and sit only in designated seating
  • Follow any instructions given
  • Inform the COVID-Safe Duty Officer any concerns

SUMMER HOLIDAYS 2021

CHURCH SERVICES

Sunday, 3 January 2021, The Epiphany

  • 10.00am Holy Communion & Epiphany Carols

Sunday, 10 January, The Baptism of Christ

  • 10.00am Holy Communion

Sunday, 17 January, Third Sunday of Epiphany

  • 10.00am Holy Communion

Sunday, 24 January, Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

  • 10.00am Holy Communion

Sunday, 31 January, Fifth Sunday of Epiphany

  • 10.00am Holy Communion

Sunday, 7 February, Sixth Sunday of Epiphany

  • 10.00am Holy Communion

Sunday, 14 February, The Transfiguration (Sunday before Lent)

  • 10.00am Holy Communion

SUNDAY

10.00am HOLY COMMMUNION

 

WEEKDAYS

(Suspended from Christmas 2020 to 31 January 2021, resumes 1 February 2021)

  • 9.00am MORNING PRAYER   Monday to Friday (via ZOOM)
  • 5.00pm EVENING PRAYER    Monday to Friday (via ZOOM)

NB: For Morning & Evening Prayer down load the app e-pray daily

 

We are unable to open  the church daily for private prayer, however if you have a particular prayer request, please send it to us and we will include it in our daily prayer intercessions.

We continue to offer Ministry & Pastoral Care.

Worship & Prayer continues

in both the church and in our homes.

  A prayer for all those affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

We encourage you to explore our website and read the details of our services and events. We would be delighted to welcome you to all or any of the liturgies if you are able to join us. Drop by, telephone, or email us. We would love to meet with you and talk. Please scroll down and click on the links on the left side to find out more about our activities and outreach.

St Stephen’s is an Inclusive Church

inclusive church logoOur Inclusive Church Charter

We affirm that the Church’s mission, in obedience to Holy Scripture, is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in every generation.
We acknowledge that this is Good News for all humanity without discrimination or distinction.
We believe that, in order to strengthen the Gospel’s proclamation of justice to the world, and for the greater glory of God, the Church’s own common life must be justly ordered.
To that end, we call on our Church to live out the promise of the Gospel:

  1. To celebrate the diverse gifts of all members of the body of Christ.
  2. Ordering our common life to open the ministries of deacon, priest and bishop to those so called to serve by God.

For more information, visit Inclusive Church.

St Stephen’s Parish Prayer

O gracious Father, by whose Spirit of love we have been brought into the sacred fellowship of this Parish; strengthen, we pray, the bonds which unite us, helping us to worship you with such holy worship, to serve you and all your children with such unselfish love and to give so freely for the extension of your kingdom, that our Parish may faithfully fulfill its mission to witness boldly to your truth and convey your life to all; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

#Sanctuary

#letthemstay

All are welcome.

Let's welcome

We recognize and give honour to the first peoples of Australia, and especially of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations, past and present, the traditional custodians of the land on which this parish has its mission and ministry.