Welcome to the website of the parish church of St Stephen, South Dulwich in South East London, England. St Stephen’s is a parish church of the Church of England, and aims to be a broad and inclusive church valuing formal liturgy, challenging preaching, and fine music but aiming also to serve its community and parish.  We are striving to make Christ’s presence real in our community.

Our postal address is: St Stephen’s Church College Road SE21 7HN
Telephone: +44 20 (or from the UK 020) 8693 3797 E-mail: ParishOffice@ststephensdulwich.org

Services on Palm Sunday and in Holy Week

Sunday 13th April, Palm Sunday

8am: Holy Communion (BCP 1662) with the reading of St Matthew’s Passion from the Prayer Book
10am: Palm Sunday Procession starting in the Square of Shops in Seeley Drive, followed by a dramatised reading of the Passion and the second half the service in the church

Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th April, 8.30am: Silent Prayer followed by Morning Prayer at 8.45am

Wednesday 16th April, 9.45am: Holy Eucharist

Thursday 17th April, 8pm: Maundy Thursday Service with choir, washing of feet, and The Watch until midnight

Friday 18th April, 2pm: Good Friday Service with choir and veneration of the cross. Sermon: Trot Lavelle

Sunday 20th April, Easter Day  

5.45am: Easter Vigil with the Easter fire & the first Mass of Easter. Please bring your own bell and a torch for this service!  This dawn service is followed by breakfast in the church hall
8am: Holy Communion (BCP 1662)
10am: Choral Eucharist for Easter

Thought for the week

Easter Hymn

Death, and darkness, get you packing;
Nothing now to man is lacking.
All your triumphs now are ended,
And what Adam marred, is mended;
Graves are beds now for the weary,
Death a nap, to wake more merry;
You now, full of pious duty,
Seeks in thee for perfect beauty,
The weak, and aged, tired with length
Of days, from thee look for new strength,
And infants with thy pangs contest
As pleasant, as if with the breast.
Then, unto him, who thus hath thrown
Even to contempt thy kingdom down,
And by his blood did us advance
Unto his own Inheritance,
To him be glory, power, praise,
From this, unto the last of days.

Henry Vaughan (1622-1695)

Services and events this Easter Sunday

5.45am – Easter vigil, the lighting of the Easter fire, renewal of baptismal vows & first mass of Easter. Sermon: The Vicar

Hymns and music:
Gloria: Thorne Mass of St. Thomas
Gradual Hymn: 267 Thou, whose almighty word

Offertory Hymn: 470 Light’s glittering morn bedecks the skies
Setting: Thorne Mass of St. Thomas (Sanctus, Benedictus & Agnus Dei)
Recessional Hymn: 148 Jesus lives! Thy terrors now
Voluntary: Stanford At Eastertide

This service is followed by breakfast in the hall

8am: Holy Communion (BCP 1662) Sermon: The Vicar
10am: Sung Parish mass for Easter. Sermon: The Vicar

Hymns and music:
Processional Hymn: 147 Jesus Christ is risen today
Gloria: Darke Communion Service in E
Gradual Hymn: 150 Love’s redeeming work is done

Offertory Hymn: 137 Alleluia! Alleluia! Hearts to heaven and voices raise
Setting: Darke Communion Service in E (Sanctus, Benedictus & Agnus Dei)
Anthem: S.S. Wesley Blessed be the God and Father
Recessional Hymn: 160 Thine be the glory

Voluntary: Widor Final from Symphony No. 6 in G minor

Services during the week:

Wednesday: 9.45am Holy Eucharist

Sunday 27thApril

8am: Holy Communion (BCP 1662) Sermon: Revd Cyril Showers
10am: Parish Eucharist. Sermon: Revd Peter Westwood

Hymns and music (the organist will be Nicholas Ansdell-Evans)
Processional Hymn: 149 That Eastertide with joy was bright (Part Three and Doxology)
Gloria: Matthes Mass for Congregation and ChoirGradual Hymn: 140 Christ is alive! Let Christians sing
Offertory Hymn: 380 At the name of Jesus (Tune I)
Setting: Matthes Mass for Congregation and Choir (Sanctus, Benedictus & Agnus Dei)
Recessional Hymn: 612 We have a gospel to proclaim
Voluntary: Organist’s Choice

Services during the week (28th to 4th May)

Tuesday to Friday: 8.30am Silent Prayer followed at 8.45 by Morning Prayer
Wednesday: 9.45am Holy Eucharist

 Sunday 4th May

8am: Holy Communion (BCP 1662) Sermon: the Vicar
10am: Choral Eucharist with footsteps for children and with choir



Screen shot 2014-04-11 at 21.30.14Council for Christians and Jews - Wednesday 13th May at 8pm. At the next meeting of CCJ here at St Stephen’s the speakers will be the Right Revd Lord Harries (Richard Harries, retired Bishop of Oxford) and Alex Brummer (City editor of the Mail).  The subject will be “Year of change – new Pope, new Archbishop of Canterbury, new Chief Rabbi”



2014 Appeal - We are delighted to report that the Appeal Fund currently stands at just under £58,000, which is £8,000 above our original target of £50,000.  However, the PCC believes the Appeal should continue because expenditure on the church fabric and, in particular, on the car park is likely to be materially above the amounts listed in the Appeal leaflet.  This was foreseen in the leaflet which stated that any excess would be used to meet car park repairs and the general upkeep of the church.Our revised target is now £70,000 so please do consider making a donation if you have not already done so.


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