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Advent & Christmas

at St Stephen's Church, Canterbury

People look East, the time is near
of the crowning of the year!

Traditional advent carol

Welcome from the Rector

Welcome to St Stephen’s Parish Church, Canterbury. We are a Church of England parish in the Diocese of Canterbury and worship within sight of our Cathedral.

Join us this Sunday in Church and Online

Sung Eucharist for The Second Sunday of Advent
10.30am Sunday 4th December 2022

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

Choral Evensong for The Second Sunday in Advent
6.00pm Sunday 4th December 2022

The Collect for The Second Sunday of Advent
From Common Worship

O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power and come among us,
and with great might succour us;
that whereas, through our sins and wickedness
we are grievously hindered
in running the race that is set before us,
your bountiful grace and mercy
may speedily help and deliver us;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,
be honour and glory, now and for ever.
Amen.

Lectern with flowers
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!

Bell ropes
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

Fund Raising Wine Tasting

Join us in the Church Hall on Saturday 16th July for a fund raising wine tasting led by Roshna Ahmed (one of the altos in our choir) who is has worked in the wine trade for nearly 40 years, and has been Shepherd Neame’s wine sales development manager for the last 20 years.

READ MORE… Fund Raising Wine Tasting

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