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What’s on and how to access help

Like many places open to the general public, St Stephen’s is playing its part in trying to minimise the possibility of the transmission of coronavirus.

Via written and verbal communications, Facebook, Instagram, our website, and email, we will be very active in communicating updates, prayer opportunity, worship, Bible study. Everyone on our Electoral Roll should have received a prayer pack, if you did not receive one and would like us to drop one off please complete our form here: Pastoral Care Network

You can now access information on ‘Staying well during the Coronavirus outbreak‘: HERE

The Church of England have produced 13 days of daily biblical reflections to help us think through some of the issues associated with this time and to help support our mental health. ‘Supporting Good Mental Health’ : HERE

This also lets us know of any other needs you require at this time from practical help, someone just to chat with, or to pray with. We have many people on hand to help, and we will do our best to meet your needs or put you in touch with someone that can.

We will be updating information constantly about what is taking place at the church, so please check back on this page for updates and consider joining our

‘St Stephen’s Messageboard’ and our St Stephen’s Facebook pages

Monday – Friday    7.30am and 7.30pm each day Rev Jenn Riddlestone will lead morning prayer and night prayer via our Facebook page
Saturday                 7.30am and 7.30pm morning and night prayer led by Rev Helen Mitchell
Sunday                   10am, Jenn will lead a short service with a reflection on the Facebook page
Sunday                   10.30am, Andy Rigby will lead a time of praise and prayer
Each day                11am Simon McEvansoneya will post a children’s bible story.
Simon Coleman has written a reflection on Social Isolation which you can read HERE

The liturgy for both the Morning Prayer and the Night Prayer can be seen here Worship at Home Resources

Further information on prayer resources can be found here: Prayer Resources

Cancellations with immediate effect

All Sunday public worship services and midweek services

All planned church events

All home groups and small groups

All children’s groups

Further Information

Stay at Home if you have coronavirus symptoms and do not come to church, please contact the office to let us know so we can put in place appropriate support. We have people in place to help with shopping, urgent supplies, a friendly chat or prayer buddy.

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.

Read the advice about staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Advice from the World Health Organisation on Mental health considerations during the Coronavirus Outbreak

WHO mental-health-considerations

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.