8.00am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) – Sermon: Revd Peter Westwood
10.00am Choral Eucharist with Footsteps for children – Sermon: the ‘Ignite’ Youth Club
Music and hymns for this service:
Processional hymn 34 (Winchester New) On Jordan’s bank
Advent candle Archer: Advent wreath prayer (Advent 2)
Kyrie Charles Wood Communion service – Phrygian mode
Gradual hymn 24 (Cross of Jesus) Come, thou long expected Jesus
Offertory hymn 371 (St Stephen) All praise to our redeeming Lord
Setting Charles Wood Communion service – Phrygian mode
Anthem Howells A spotless rose
Recessional hymn 29 (Little Cornard) Hills of the North rejoice
Voluntary Handel Eternal Source of Light Divine (Soprano, trumpet and organ)
Services during the week
9.40am Short blessing service of our new solar panels. In the church car park. Our archdeacon Ven. Jane Steen and MP Helen Hayes will be attending, as well as our donors and some school children. All members of St Stephens’ welcome.
Wednesday to Friday:
8.30am Silent prayer followed by
8.45am Morning Prayer
9.45am Holy Eucharist
11.00am Carol Service – Dulwich Montessori
11.30am End of Term Service (Dulwich Prep)
9.00am Dulwich College Carol Service
10.00am Dulwich College Carol service
11.15am Holy Communion (Fr Edward and Mary’s home)
Services next Sunday 16 December
8.00am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) – Sermon: The Vicar
10.00am Choral Eucharist with Footsteps for children
6.00pm Service of Lessons & Carols – sung by our own choir and the choir of ‘Dulwich Mums’ singing carols from Eastern Europe. Readers are chosen from our three local churches and from those who are working in our Community here in South Dulwich.
Christmas Sale today in the hall after the service – jams, marmalade, cakes & gifts for sale.
Last Sunday we announced the winners of our 150th Anniversary art competition: 1st Prize Elizabeth Abel 2nd Prize Rebecca Wheatley
A big thank you to those who kindly lent or gave items for display in our anniversary exhibition. If you asked for these to be returned, please collect them from the Church Office.
Christmas Flowers – if you would like to contribute to our decorations this Christmas please put donations in the Flower Box at the back of church.
Legacies are a valuable source of income to St Stephens and we would like to record the legacy received recently from the estate of Leslie Imrie. Leslie was a faithful member of the Sunday 8.00am Prayer Book Communion service as well as our Wednesday morning Communion service. From leaving school in Scotland, Leslie worked in the civil service, finishing in the Ministry of Defence for whom he worked in Germany and Northern Ireland, finishing in a very senior position advising armed forces ministers. May he now rest in peace and rise in glory.
Just a reminder that Tomos Reed will be our new curate starting here in June 2019.
“I was born and raised in Llanelli, South Wales, before moving to Cambridge for my university studies. After graduating with a degree in Natural Sciences, specialising in Physics, I completed a PGCE in secondary science and taught for twelve years. I spent seven of those years running a boarding house for fifty boys between the ages of fourteen and eighteen.
I began the vocations discernment process in September 2014 whilst a parishioner at St Benet’s, Cambridge and started training for ministry at Westcott House in September 2017.
I am enormously excited about may appointment to St Stephen’s as curate and am very much looking forward to working alongside and getting to know everyone.”
Donations to St Stephens
Anyone, including visitors, can make a contribution to our church by mobile phone giving, please text SSSD01 £2, £5 or £10 to 70070 to donate.