May at St. Stephen’s

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cropped-logo-white-bg2.pngWelcome to St Stephen’s in May. 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. Towards the end of May we celebrate Pentecost when the disciples experienced an out-pouring of the Holy Spirit which heralded the birth of the Christian church. Continue reading for details of our May services and events. A summary of all other events can be seen on our Calendar page. Continue reading

June at St. Stephen’s

IMG_1239Welcome to St Stephen’s in June. 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. This month St Stephen’s is taking part in the annual Celebrate Norwich and Norfolk event on June 12,13 and 14. Continue reading for details of our June services and events and ‘Celebrate’ details. A summary of all other events can be seen on our Calendar page. Continue reading

New Logo for St Stephen’s

This week we are un-veiling our new logo.

The three colours in the logo reflect the colours in some of our church windows and also our three-fold vision ‘Open Doors, Open Hands, Open Heart’ and the cross in the place of the apostrophe links to the Christian symbol of the cross…

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Edith Cavell Commemoration

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Simon Knighton, Cllr Judith Lubbock and Rev. Madeline Light

2015 marks the centenary of the death of Nurse Edith Cavell. Many events in Norfolk will take place mark the centenary.

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Cllr Judith Lubbock, Simon Knighton and Simon White planting the roses

St Stephen’s held an event this week to commemorate and pay tribute to Nurse Cavell by planting roses named after her in St Stephen’s church yard – these are the first to be planted in the centenary year and other plantings will follow. The Lord Mayor of Norwich, Cllr. Judith Lubbock and Simon Knighton, Chair of the Cavell NursesTrust were joined by members of the National Gardens Scheme and The Friends of Norwich in Bloom, Simon White from Peter Beales Roses, members of the Norwich Nurses League and St Stephen’s church.FullSizeRender (1)

Along with the planting of the roses a ‘Golden Rain Tree’ (Koelreuteria paniculata) was planted by George Ishmael and Sally Muir in memory of Victor Howe who was active in lovingly caring for our church yard over many years.

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