8.00am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) – Sermon: Jules Soanes (Ordinand)
10.00am Sung Eucharist – Sermon: Jules Soanes (Ordinand)
12 noon Holy Baptism (Giella Panton)
During Advent St Stephen’s is supporting the “local churches together” Advent appeal to benefit ten local homelessness charities. Please pick up a leaflet and consider making a contribution
Services for Christmas
Monday 24th December – Christmas Eve:
4.00pm Blessing of the Crib Service
11.00pm Midnight Mass
Tuesday 25th December – Christmas Day:
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am Festival Choral Eucharist
Services for Sunday 30 December
8.00am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) – Sermon: Revd Peter Westwood
10.00am Sung Eucharist – Sermon: Susan Patterson (Reader-in-training)
Many thanks to the brass and choir and social committee who made last Sunday’s Lessons and Carol Service such a success!
Many thanks also to Temple Sambo for organising the theatre outing to Kinky Boots for our Out and About club last week!
CCJ (Council for Christians and Jews): the Jewish New Year for Trees (“Tu B’shvat”), “Importance of Trees in the Bible and in SE London” Panel: Edwin Malins, Great North Wood Project Officer, Danny Nemu, Author of “Science Revealed”, Dr John Posner, Chairman, Bromley Reform Synagogue. Tuesday 22nd January 2019 at 8.00 at St Stephen’s Church – Refreshments from 7.45 pm
THE WOOLWICH AREA LAY CONFERENCE: The Woolwich Area Lay Conference, will be taking place on Saturday 2nd February 2019, at Ark All Saints Academy in Camberwell, 10am-4pm. Lunch is also provided.
The conference is aimed at encouraging and equipping lay people to grow in confidence in their faith as witnesses to Jesus Christ. Keynote speakers will be Rachel Jordan, Director of Evangelism at Church House, and the Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich.
This is a wonderful opportunity for those who are already in Lay Ministry, those just starting out, or anyone who is a key influencer or decision maker in any situation. There will be various workshops including ‘Being a Christian in a secular workplace,’ ‘Sharing our faith through social media’ and ‘Working with teenagers.’ Anyone who would like to attend, please contact Jules Soanes (email@example.com) or the Vicar (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details and to register.
Sunday 3rd February 7.30pm. Concert with Tamino Orchestra and Stephanie Marshall (mezzo-soprano), conducted by Nicholas Ansdell-Evans. Strauss Metamorphosen and music by Handel, Mozart, John Tavener and Ansdell-Evans. Tickets £15 on the door.
The Out and About Club are planning a ‘SPA EXPERIENCE’ outing on Wednesday 27 February 2019. For more details please pick up a leaflet at the back of the church or speak to Temple Sambo
23 December 2018
All of us at St Stephen’s wish you a very Happy and Blessed Christmas!