Help … as the Beatles said

There are so many ways we can serve our Lord, including giving thanks for the fellowship we share following the Sunday services, that being Coffee Hour.

This has been a long standing St. Stephen’s tradition enjoyed by so many.

There is no blueprint, all we ask is that you commit maybe once or twice a . . . → Read More: Help … as the Beatles said

Saint Ignatius of Loyola

St Ignatius of Loyola

Almighty God, from whom all good things come: Thou didst call Ignatius of Loyola to the service of thy Divine Majesty and to find thee in all things. Inspired by his example and strengthened by his companionship, may we labour without counting the cost and seek no reward other than knowing that we do . . . → Read More: Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Dear Sunday School Parents

widow's mite

The ancient Greek lepton (translated as “mite” in the Authorised Version) was the smallest and least valuable coin in circulation in Judea, and worth one-half of a quadrans, or 1/128 of a denarius, or about six minutes of an average daily wage.

In order to teach the lesson of charity, we will be . . . → Read More: Dear Sunday School Parents

Saint Mary and Saint Martha of Bethany

St Mary and St Martha

Christ in the House of Mary and Martha by Jan Vermeer (1623—1675)

Merciful Saviour, who didst love Mary, and Martha, and Lazarus, blessing their home with thy sacred presence: Help us, we beseech thee, to choose that better part which shall not be taken away from us, that we may grow in grace . . . → Read More: Saint Mary and Saint Martha of Bethany

Random reflections on my morning prayers

praying hands small

(My wife, as you might know, is an excellent writer. But, then, as she once worked for Forbes magazine, I suppose that is unsurprising. Recently, while leafing through some of the things she has written, I came across the following article. It struck me that it bears reprinting. I hope you share my opinion. GPH✠)

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The sermon for Sunday July 27th – Trinity VI

Here is the sermon for Sunday July 27th: Trinity 6, 2014

This Week’s Newsletter


Here is this week’s newsletter: St. Stephens News XXV No 29

The Sixth Sunday after Trinity  

O God, who hast prepared for those who love thee such good things as pass man’s understanding: Pour into our hearts such love toward thee, that we, loving thee above all things, may obtain thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Saint Anne

Saint Anne

The Education of the Virgin, with Saint Joachim, Saint Anne, and the Blessed Virgin Mary, by Peter Paul Rubens (1577—1640)

O Lord God, who in the deep counsels of thy mercy didst entrust to Saint Anne the preparation of the Blessed Virgin for her most holy calling: Bestow upon all mothers such godliness . . . → Read More: Saint Anne

Saint James the Great, Apostle

St James the Greater

Grant, O merciful God, that, as thine holy Apostle Saint James, leaving his father and all that he had, without delay was obedient unto the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him; so we, forsaking all worldly and carnal affections, may be evermore ready to follow thy holy commandments; through the same . . . → Read More: Saint James the Great, Apostle