October at St. Stephen’s

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photoWelcome to St. Stephen’s in October

This month we have a confirmation service on Sunday 5 October. This day is also our Harvest celebration and shared harvest lunch. Following on from The Big Alpha Supper at the Norfolk Showground on 2 October, on Wednesday 8 October a new evening Alpha course begins at St Stephen’s . Our Sunday services are at 10.00am with our original service pattern using Common Worship, 11.30am an All-age worship service with worship songs, teaching, prayer and ministry time, with provision for children and at 4.00pm ‘Gathering’ a time of worship, fellowship and friendship. Continue reading for our October Sunday services & events. A summary of all other events can be seen on our Calendar page.

STOP PRESS: THE ALPHA COURSE IS NOW MEETING ON MONDAYS @ 6PM AT CHURCH

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Job Vacancy for Part-time Assistant Catering Manager

St Stephen’s PCC are wanting to appoint a part-time assistant catering manager. The details of the job are below.  Application including CV should be sent by email to madelinelight@gmail.com or St Stephen’s Church, Rampant Horse Street Norwich NR2 1QP by Monday 3 November. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 17 Nov.

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Job description

 

Job title:                   Assistant catering manager

Location:                    St Stephen’s, the church office and kitchen

Responsible to:       Bookings and catering manager

Job purpose:             To support the manger in development and oversight of Coffee Shop and support outreach events, and bookings

  1. Support Coffee Shop development.
  • Build on the present facility to extend hours of opening and food provided, as appropriate. All developments to enable people to belong as a first step to finding faith. This is our primary act of service as a church as we aspire to have “open hands” to all who come through the “open door”.
  • Cultivate a welcoming environment for various age groups during the week.
  • To take responsibility for running the Coffee Shop as required.
  • Take a turn covering for Saturdays as required.
  • Share purchasing with the manager as agreed.
  1. Help recruit and train volunteers
  • Support present volunteers.
  • With the manager cultivate new volunteers
  • Support volunteer training.
  1. Help ensure compliance
  • Keep up to date with Health and Safety rules and hygiene regulations
  • Maintain and keep records of all costs and income in a format suitable for church accounting system, under the guidance of the Treasurer.
  • Liaise with those responsible for other aspects of compliance.

Christian ethos

  1. To develop and implement practical ways of out-working the Christian values of this Church.
  2. When representing the church, accurately reflect the Christian faith-based motivation of the St Stephen’s community.

Equality and Diversity

  1. To ensure that the importance of equality and diversity is reflected in all areas of the post holder’s duties.

 

To carry out any other tasks that may be required from time to time in accordance with the post holder’s capabilities and the changing working environment.

ENVIRONMENT

Risk

The Assistant Catering Manager will at times be working with the general public so the potential risk is assessed as being medium.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Pay: £10,400 per annum, depending on previous experience with a 12 month contract which may be available for renewal.

Hours: 21 hours per week

Annual Leave: 4 weeks (plus Bank Holidays) Time working on Bank Holidays will be repaid as “time off in lieu” the contract will contain details.

Pension Entitlement: None

Period of Notice Offered and Required: 1 month
Conditions of Appointment: Satisfactory references.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

 

Job title: Assistant catering manager

Responsible to: Bookings and catering manager

Requirement
Essential
Knowledge
K1 Literate and numerate
Skills
S1 Interpersonal skills, sufficient to communicate effectively and build strong working relationships with a wide range of   volunteers and congregation members  
S2 Good written and verbal communication skills
S3 Good organisation, planning and time management skills  
S4 Able to work flexibly and productively with minimum supervision  
Experience  
E1 Experience of working in catering.   
Education
Q1       GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English
Christian Ethos
V1. Genuine occupational requirement that this person holds Christian faith.
Personal Qualities
P1 Tolerance, Patience and ability to deal with competing complex issues.
P2 High levels of honesty, integrity and discretion
Health
H1 Able to meet the requirements of the post
Equality and Diversity
O1       An understanding of equality and diversity

 

November at St. Stephen’s

Welcome to St. Stephen’s in november

Our Sunday services are at 10.00am with our original service pattern using Common Worship, 11.30am an All-age worship service with worship songs, teaching, prayer and ministry time, with provision for children and at 4.00pm ‘Gathering’ a time of worship, fellowship and friendship. Continue reading for our November Sunday services & events. A summary of all other events can be seen on our Calendar page.



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Exhibition Commemorating WW1

images“We will remember them”

Since 1922 forty surnames and initials have been displayed on the First World War memorial in St Stephen’s – but who were they, and what do they mean to us?

To mark the centenary of the start of the First World War, 2014-07-14 11.01.31this exhibition seeks to flesh out their lives and backgrounds, with cuttings, illustration, local anecdotes from the period.2014-07-14 11.02.29

The exhibition will be officially opened on Monday 4 August – which is the centenary of the beginning of the First World War 10am to 4pm – the coffee centre will be open throughout that day. This is a Vigil for Peace day and there will be a Communion service held in church at 12 noon. The exhibition will then be open each day during normal St. Stephen’s open hours.

Celebrate Norwich and Norfolk in pictures

Celebrate 2014 iiSt. Stephen’s took part in the annual Celebrate Norwich and Norfolk event which took place over the weekend 13-15 June.

With events in and outside the Forum and at St. Stephen’s and St. Peter Mancroft; with singing, dance, exhibitions, cafe, worship, prayer and Gunva B the Christian rap artist  – it was a time to truly ‘celebrate’ and showcase the Christian community in our area. Network Norwich has some great pictures to view from the event here