The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

¶ The ancient observance of this feast is on July 2.

O God, who didst cause the Blessed Virgin Mary, in the time of her holy expectation, to visit the home of her cousin Elizabeth: Grant unto us thy people, that as Mary rejoiced to be called the Mother of the Lord, so may we . . . → Read More: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Newsletter and Sermon Archives

Work proceeds apace on our archives! The Treasurer has been busy uploading PDF versions of the newsletters and sermons for 2011. Watch this space for notice of the availability of previous years sometime soon!

Ascension Day Service

Thursday, June 2nd, is the Feast of the Ascension, a Holy Day of Obligation. The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in the Parish Church at 6:00 PM.

Memorial Day

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead: We give thee thanks for all those thy servants who have laid down their lives in the service of our country. Grant to them thy mercy and the light of thy presence, that the good work which thou hast begun in . . . → Read More: Memorial Day

The Rogation Days, being the Three Days before Ascension Day

Almighty God, Lord of heaven and earth: We beseech thee to pour forth thy blessing upon this land, and to give us a fruitful season; that we, constantly receiving thy bounty, may evermore give thanks unto thee in thy holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

O Almighty God, who didst . . . → Read More: The Rogation Days, being the Three Days before Ascension Day

Unity efforts declared “on hold” in Canada

From St. Stephen’s News XXII 20

The Anglican Church and the Roman Church have been at each others throats for the best part of 1,500 years. It takes two to tango, as my wife likes to say, and no doubt both sides share a degree of blame for this unhappy state of affairs.

However . . . → Read More: Unity efforts declared “on hold” in Canada

A Rogationtide Toast with “Ganging Beer”

From St. Stephen’s News XXII 21

Rogation Sunday (the Fifth Sunday After Easter) and the three Rogation Days that follow tend to be treated with short shrift by most churchgoers today. If they are observed at all it is merely in the singing of hymns such as “We plough the fields and scatter” and . . . → Read More: A Rogationtide Toast with “Ganging Beer”

Annual Meeting, June 5th

St Stephen’s Annual Parish Meeting will take place between the 9.15 AM and the 11.15 AM services on Ascension Sunday, June 5th. Members attending the meeting will hear the Rector’s report on the state of the parish, the reports of the Treasurer and Wardens, and elect candidates for the Vestry. The candidates nominated for the . . . → Read More: Annual Meeting, June 5th

“Silly Summer Suppers” Resume!

The moment you have all been waiting for now approaches. On Thursday, June 9th, the chefs of St Stephen’s will begin the 2011 series of “Silly Summer Suppers”.

Truth to tell, its hard to think of a less appropriate name than “Silly Summer Suppers” for these remarkable gastronomic events. Not least, the food is absolutely . . . → Read More: “Silly Summer Suppers” Resume!

Photos from the 2008 Blessing of the Hounds

We’re beginning to upload historical documents and photos. Check out these photos from the Blessing of the Hounds in 2008.