Services at St Stephen’s

Archives: 2020-21, 2019-20

We are taking a measured approach to relaxing the covid safety measures that we have in place. To protect everyone, we would encourage everyone attending services at St Stephen’s to continue to wear a face mask and to sanitise their hands when arriving. Those who are happy sitting closer to others should sit in the front half of the nave, but those who wish to maintain social distancing should sit one household per pew in the rear half of the nave where alternate rows remain roped off. We will continue to review our measures over the coming weeks.

St Stephen’s has been at the centre of its community for over 900 years, and remains so today. Our mission is to equip God’s people through thoughtful worship, warm fellowship, and enriching teaching. We are a church with a thriving robed choir of an excellent standard. If you are 9 months or 90 years old, or anywhere in between, we look forward to welcoming you!

Sunday8.00amHoly Communion (said; second and fourth Sunday of the month)
10.30amSung Eucharist *
4.00pmChoral Evensong *
Wednesday10.15amHoly Communion (said)
* Live-streamed for those who are unable to attend church in person but still wish to share in our worship. For specific links for each service, please see the service details below.

Lectionary Year C

THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Sunday 5th December 2021

10.30am SUNG EUCHARIST (in church and online)
President and Preacher: Rev. Dr David Vannerley
Malachi 3: 1–4
Philippians 1: 3–11
Luke 3: 1–6
Anthem: Adam lay y’bounden – Ord
Hymns: 5, 12, 408i, 307, 10
The Advent Prose vs. 2
Voluntary: Advent reflections – Bonighton

4.00pm CHORAL EVENSONG
Sung by the Tenors and Basses
Responses: Sarum
Psalm 75 (tone VI)
Isaiah 40: 1–11
Magnificat: Plainsong tone II-2 solemn
Luke 1: 1–25
Nunc Dimittis: Plainsong tone IV-4
Anthem: The Advent Prose
Hymns: 1i, 8 (t. 128ii), 7
Voluntary: Rorate Caeli Choral orne – Demessieux

8.00am HOLY COMMUNION (in church)

10.30am FESTAL SUNG EUCHARIST (in church and online)
President: Rev. Kevin Maddy, Rector
Preacher: Sally Waters, Lay-Reader
Introit: I look from afar – adapted from a Magnificat by Palestrina
Setting: St Anne’s Mass – MacMillan
Jeremiah 33: 14–16
1 Thessalonians 3: 9–end
Luke 21: 25–36
Anthem: The truth from above – trad. English carol, arr. Vaughan Williams
Hymns: 11, 3ii, 7, 298, 9
The Advent Prose vs.1
Voluntary: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (BWV 645) – J. S. Bach

4.00pm THE ADVENT CAROL SERVICE (in church and online)

Introit: I look from afar – adapted from a
Magnificat by Palestrina
Psalm 13
Anthems:
The truth from above – trad. English carol, arr. Vaughan Williams
O thou the central orb – Wood
Hymns: 5, 1, 7, 57, 11
Dismissal: Barker
Voluntary: Toccata on ‘Veni Emmanuel’ – Carter