at St Stephen's Church, Canterbury
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
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?
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!
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?
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.
Latest news from St Stephen’s
Compline for St Simon and St Jude Join us either in church or online on Friday 28th October at 8.45pm as we mark the Feast Day of St Simon and…
All Souls’ Requiem Eucharist 7.00pm Wednesday 2nd November 2022 This Wednesday evening, join us for a special Requiem Eucharist at which we remember those who are no longer with us.…
Bishop of Dover leading our All Saints’ Eucharist We welcome Bishop Rose, Bishop of Dover, who is Presiding and Preaching at our Sung Eucharist on All Saints’ Sunday. Do join…
St Stephen’s Mothers’ Union are holding a Sponsored Knitathon on Saturday 5th November to knit/crochet squares to make knee blankets for use by the parishioners in the church during the winter…
‘Pop-up’ Choral Evensong On Sunday 25th September, we’ll be taking our Choral Evensong on the road, and holding our service on the campus of the University of Kent. Join us…
The Church of England has recently developed a tool to enable us in developing our Church community and I would like to invite as many people as possible to take part in the survey questionnaire that has been designed for this purpose.
This Sunday, 17th July, our choir will be singing for the 11.00am Sung Eucharist and 3.00pm Choral Evensong in Southwark Cathedral.
On Tuesday 5th July, our Rector Kevin Maddy graduated from Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, with his PhD thesis ‘Approaches to Monasticism in the Context of Christian Responses to Modern…
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.
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