Services at St Stephen’s

Advent 2023 to date

Archives: 2022-23, 2021-22, 2020-21, 2019-20

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!

Sunday10.30amSung Eucharist *
6.00pmChoral Evensong *
Wednesday10.00amHoly 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 B

The Second Sunday of Lent
Sunday 25th February 2024

10.30am Sung Eucharist
President: Rev. Dr David Vannerley, Interim Priest-in-Charge
Setting: The Hadleigh Service – Ridout
Gen 17.1-7, 15-16
Rom 4.13-end
Mark 8.31-end
Anthem: Wash me throughly – Wesley
Hymns: 338, 339, 439i (omit *), 308, ‘I, the Lord of sea and sky’
Voluntary: Praembulum spura Jesu, meine freude – Krebs

6.00pm Choral Evensong for Peace
Responses: Plainsong
Psalm 122
Is 9.1-6
Jas. 3.13-18
Canticles: Plainsong
Anthem: A Prayer for Ukraine – Mykola Lysenko
Hymns: ‘Make me a channel of your peace’, ‘Put peace into each other’s hands’ (A&M 566), ‘God of freedom, God of justice’ (A&M 559)
Voluntary: Wine of Peace – Camileri 

The First Sunday of Lent
Sunday 18th February 2024

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday 14th February 2024

7.30pm Sung Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
President and Preacher: Rev. Dr David Vannerley, Interim Priest-in-Charge
Introit: Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts – Purcell
Setting: Canterbury Mass – Piccolo
Joel 2.1-2, 12-17
2 Cor 5.20b-6.10
Mark 6.-16, 16-21
Litany – Piccolo
Anthem: Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake – Hilton/Farran
Hymns: 67, 64, 70i, 76
Voluntary: Postlude on ‘Southwell’ – Bullard

The Sunday next before Lent
Sunday 11th February 2024

The Second Sunday before Lent
Sunday 4th February 2024

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)
Sunday 28th January 2024

The Third Sunday of Epiphany
Sunday 21st January 2024

The Second Sunday of Epiphany
Sunday 14th January 2024

The Epiphany
Sunday 7th January 2024

The First Sunday of Christmas
Sunday 31st December 2023

Monday 25th December 2023

Christmas Eve
Sunday 24th December 2023

The Third Sunday of Advent
Sunday 17th December 2023

The Second Sunday of Advent
Sunday 10th December 2023

Advent Sunday
Sunday 3rd December 2023