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Jesus said, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’

John 6.35

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.

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Join us this Sunday in Church and Online

Sung Eucharist for Thomas the Apostle
10.30am Sunday 3rd July 2022

Choral Evensong for Thomas the Apostle
6.00pm Sunday 3rd July 2022

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

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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

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

FIND US:

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