Worship & Gatherings
Our general pattern of worship gatherings is listed below. Make sure you double check in the calendar on the events tab in case we are doing anything different and to find out if our Sunday service is Communion or Morning Prayer.
You do not need to have any church background to join us for these services – all are welcome: regular churchgoers, occasional visitors, people who may never have been to church at all but wonder what it might be like. Most of our services follow a set pattern laid down by the Church of England but in a relaxed and informal way. There are opportunities for people to join in with responses, prayers and (usually) music. Individuals are free to take part, or to sit quietly and listen – whichever feels most appropriate.
The community meets weekly for Worship & Discussion at 10am (about 60 mins) Coffee/Tea (and normally light breakfast) from 9.30am
On the first Sunday of the month we have a joint service with Holy Trinity Hotwells, either at their church or at Saint Stephen's. Dates for the rest of the year are as follows:
Sep 2nd - Saint Stephen's
Oct 7th - Holy Trinity
Nov 4th - Saint Stephen’s
Dec 2nd - Holy Trinity
Children & Young People
We welcome children and young people and believe in creating a place where they, and parents/carers, can feel relaxed and where we encourage them to be who they are. The energy, noise and life that young people bring to our community is wonderful. We provide an area for children, that has resources and we are in the process of creating opportunities for our children and young people to grow in their faith.
n the 4th Sunday we have an informal mini-community for families from our two churches, at 4pm, held at the Vicarage, called Explore.
If you would like to know more information about Explore or our Children & Young People's work then please contact our Children's Leader, Mary Barnes, email@example.com
Peace | Space | Breathe - Thursday Lunchtime Community Prayer
In the midst of all the busyness of life, come and join us for a short, peaceful time, experiencing God's presence through prayer and silence.
Come for 12.30, the service lasts 20 minutes, after which you are warmly invited to stay for lunch in the Brandon cafe.
The community gathers 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, monthly, at 7.30pm starting in the cafe area (90 mins) For more information see: Facebook Page
The Community of Saint Stephen's and Holy Trinity gather, monthly, at the Vicarage to be together, grow in friendship and just be from 4pm until late (with children's tea)
Holy Trinity Gatherings
We also have regular worship at our partner church Holy Trinity Hotwells (http://www.holytrinityhotwells.org/)
Worship at 10.30am (about 60 mins) with Refreshments at both 10am & 11.30am. (First 3 Sundays each month there is Junior Church for young people)
Weekly Prayer on Thursdays at 10am (45mins)
A place for discussion/questions of faith, scriptures, God on 1st Sunday, monthly, at 7.30pm (75 mins)
For further information about any of these gatherings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07799355494