Monday in Whitsun Week

Celtic Cross

Send, we beseech thee, Almighty God, thy Holy Spirit into our hearts, that he may direct and rule us according to thy will, comfort us in all our afflictions, defend us from all error, and lead us into all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the same Holy Spirit liveth . . . → Read More: Monday in Whitsun Week

Towel Day

Towel Day

Towel Day, May 25th, commemorates the life and work of Douglas Adams. This collect was first used on Sunday, May 27th, the Feast of Pentecost.

O Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, whose angels tell us to fear not, nor be dismayed: We beseech thee that we may always know the presence of . . . → Read More: Towel Day

Saint Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne

Celtic Cross

O God, who hast made man’s lips to extol thee, and acceptest the art of his hand and voice: We praise thee for the example of thy servant Aldhelm as a leader of the minds of men and a sweet singer of the divine praises: beseeching thee to continue to the Church in this . . . → Read More: Saint Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne

Memorial Day (Observed)

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 (Observed)

Pentecost, commonly called Whitsunday

¶ This Collect is to be said daily throughout Whitsun Week.

O God, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit: Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice . . . → Read More: Pentecost, commonly called Whitsunday

The Sermon for Sunday May 24th – Whitsunday

Fr Kerouac

Here is the sermon for Sunday May 24th: Whitsunday, 2015

This Week’s Newsletter

Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephens News XXVI No 20

Saint Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury

Dunstan

A monk kneeling at the foot of Christ, from the Glastonbury Classbook. The figure is possibly a self-portrait.

Almighty God, who didst raise up Saint Dunstan to restore the discipline of the Church and to be a faithful counsellor of kings: Grant that neither thy Church nor this people may lack gifted rulers, fearing . . . → Read More: Saint Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury

The Sermon for Sunday May 17th – Ascension Sunday

the church in 2001

Here is the sermon for Sunday May 17th: Ascension Sunday, 2015

Parish income continues
 to grow

Calendar 2014 was a further year of income growth for St Stephen’s Anglican Church, with total income up by 1.0 percent from $374,402 in 2013 to $378,221.

Whilst our regular contributions were down 6% to $282,299, our Gifts and Non-recurring Donations, which includes our Endowment Fund, was up 69% from $19,694 in 2013 to . . . → Read More: Parish income continues
 to grow