March at St. Stephen’s

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IMG_8069Welcome to St. Stephen’s in March

Welcome to St Stephen’s in March. Our Sunday services are at 10.00am with our original service pattern using Common Worship and 11.30am an All-age worship service with worship songs, teaching, prayer and ministry time, with provision for children. Continue reading for details of our March services and events. A summary of all other events can be seen on our Calendar page.



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St Stephen’s in national newspaper article

Last weekend St Stephen’s Cafe featured in an article in the Observer newspaper entitled:

“Norwich: capital of the church’s radical campaign for country with a conscience”

The article follows from the Church of England Bishops open letter in the run-up to the general election in May. Read the full article here

Read more about our cafe here

February at St. Stephen’s

Welcome to St. Stephen’s in FebrUARY

St Stephen's Church NorwichWelcome to St Stephen’s in February. Our Sunday services are at 10.00am with our original service pattern using Common Worship and 11.30am an All-age worship service with worship songs, teaching, prayer and ministry time, with provision for children. February also marks the beginning of Lent when St Stephen’s will have an Ash Wednesday communion. Continue reading for details of our February services and events and Alpha course starting at the end of this month. A summary of all other events can be seen on our Calendar page.

Photo acknowledgement: Claire Scarrott

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Royal visit

 

Duke of Gloucester visit 20.5.14 vOn 20 May St. Stephen’s welcomed HRH The Duke of Gloucester to St. Stephen’s to see the restoration work that has taken place since the major repairs to the church in 2009 – 2012. The full story can be viewed here

More photos can be viewed in the gallery

A Church Reborn

A Church RebornA church Reborn

This book telling the story of St. Stephen’s Church Norwich is by our service minister Anne Murphy and has been reviewed this month in our diocesan magazine ‘Across the See’…

Anne’s book is now available in Norwich at Waterstones, Jarrolds, City Books, NCRC (Norwich Christian Resource Centre) and St. Stephen’s Church.

A Church is Reborn
The Story of St Stephen’s Church Norwich

By Anne Murphy
Published by Emblem Books ISBN 9-780955959486 £10

Anne’s little book tells the wonderful story of St Stephen’s church from its foundation to the rebuilding work church from its foundation to the rebuilding work when the foundations were undermined 9 centuries later.
I was intrigued to read this book as my interest in St Stephens goes back over half a century, – I was not disappointed.
We have witnessed the exciting development around the church and the way in which the church became a focal witness to God amid the commercial buildings. Then its closure when the foundations were undermined by water leakage.
Anne has carried out research and tells a story of the highs and lows which church members have faced over the centuries to both keep building, and active ministry and mission alive. The book has some excellent photographs by David White of the restoration work on the church and its people as they celebrated being able to continue to worship God in this lovely church building.