Scripture Verse

If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the Propitiation for our sins.

— 1 St. John ii:1, 2, Comfortable Words at Holy Communion

The British Garden Party is coming soon!

Maypole in Progress

Well, it is only a few days now (May 4th) until our annual British Garden Party, and there is still a lot to be done. The long-range weather prognostication given earlier by our resident forecaster, Fr Hawtin, for good weather seems to be holding up so far.

The Parish Life Committee (PLC) is getting . . . → Read More: The British Garden Party is coming soon!

The Latest Newsletter

The medieval scribe, by Edward Laning (1906–1981) as part of the WPA Federal Art Project (WPA-FAP). From The New York Public Library.

Here is the latest newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXX No 15 April 30th, 2019

Saint Mark

The Lion of St Mark

Leone marciano andante (The Lion of St Mark) by Vittore Carpaccio (1466–1525), from Wikipedia

O Almighty God, who hast instructed thy holy Church with the heavenly doctrine of thy Evangelist Saint Mark: Give us grace that, being not like children carried away with every blast of vain doctrine, we may be established in . . . → Read More: Saint Mark

Denim Day

Susanna and the Elders Artemisia Gentileschi

Susanna and the Elders, by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1656), the first woman to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence. From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, who seest all things, and knowest all that men do: Comfort and strengthen all them that have been sexually assaulted in any degree. Make us . . . → Read More: Denim Day

The Translation of Saint Wilfrid

St Winifred (Gwenfrewi)

O God, the light of the faithful and shepherd of souls, who didst set blessed Wilfrid to be a Bishop in the church, that he might feed thy sheep by his word and guide them by his example: Grant us, we beseech thee, to keep the faith which he taught, and to follow in . . . → Read More: The Translation of Saint Wilfrid

Saint George

The Martyrdom of Saint George

The Martyrdom of Saint George, by Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1644).

Almighty God, who hast made us heirs of all the victories of faith: Arm us, like Saint George, with such trust in the truth that is invisible, that we may seek no rest from its demands, and have no fear in its service; through . . . → Read More: Saint George

Earth Day

John Constable Extensive Landscape with Grey Clouds

For Stewardship of God’s Creation

Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth, who hast given unto man dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth: Make us to be diligent . . . → Read More: Earth Day

Saint Beuno

Y Ddraig Goch

Enable us, O Lord, with Saint Beuno and all thy blessed servants to bring the talents and graces of thy giving unto the sole service of thy Church, the body of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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For the Victims of the Church Bombings in Sri Lanka

The Massacre of the Innocents

Merciful God in heaven: Grant, we beseech thee, peace and rest to those whose lives were in the church bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Day, and comfort those who mourn them. Give strength and courage to those who were injured, and bless those who minister unto them. Grant our nation the resolve to carry . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the Church Bombings in Sri Lanka

Easter Day 2019

Altar Flowers, Easter 2019

The Baptismal Font, Easter 2019

A view of the nave, Easter 2019

Altar Flowers, Easter 2019

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