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When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.

Acts 2: 2

Join us this week in Church and Online

The Day of Pentecost
Sung Eucharist
10.30am Sunday 19th May 2024

For all of our previous services, visit our worship pages.

The Day of Pentecost
Choral Evensong
Sunday 19th May 2024

The Collect for The Day of Pentecost
From Common Worship

God, who as at this time
taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgement in all things
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

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Support St Stephen’s financially

It costs over £1,700 a week to keep St Stephen’s open for worship. This includes the costs of having our own Rector, and the costs of keeping the building in good condition, heating in the winter and lighting for services, and supports our musical work with young people. We receive no funding from the Government or the Church of England to maintain our ancient and beautiful building.

Could you contribute towards the costs of our ministry?

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St Stephen’s Choir

St Stephen’s is proud to have a strong choral tradition, with a robed choir singing the Sung Eucharist and Choral Evensong services each Sunday. The choir also has a reputation for singing excellent choral services in cathedrals around the south of England. New singers are always welcome to join us!

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Ring our bells!

St Stephen’s has a fine ring of eight bells, and a team of excellent ringers, but more are needed to keep the bells ringing, calling people to worship as they have done for hundreds of years. Would you like to join our team and learn a new skill?

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History and Architecture

St Stephen’s has a rich history spanning a thousand years, from almost being a Cathedral, having a medieval Anchoress, and being the burial place of Queen Elizabeth’s Chancellor.

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Latest news from St Stephen’s

Ash Wednesday

This year, Lent begins on Wednesday 22nd February. We will be marking Ash Wednesday with two services, our regular 10am Holy Communion, and a special Sung Eucharist at 7.30pm.

READ MORE… Ash Wednesday

Ride and Stride 2023

Ride and Stride this year is on Saturday 9th September and sponsorship forms are available at the back of the church.  

Remember that 50% of the money received goes to our church and the remaining 50% goes to a fund administered by the Friends of Kent Churches for urgent repairs.

READ MORE… Ride and Stride 2023

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St Stephen’s Church
Hales Drive
Canterbury
Kent
CT2 7AB