Saint Andrew, Apostle

crucifixion of St Andrew

Crucifixion of St Andrew, by Carlo Maratta (1625–1713).

Almighty God, who didst give such grace unto thy holy Apostle Saint Andrew, that he readily obeyed the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him without delay: Grant unto us all, that we, being called by thy holy Word, may forthwith give up ourselves . . . → Read More: Saint Andrew, Apostle

Christmas decorations at the Cookie Walk

Baskets and Wreaths

Centerpieces and wreaths, available at the Cookie Walk, are the perfect hostess gift for the holidays.

Despite what you may think, St Stephen’s Cookie Walk is not just about cookies—or food, even. You can choose from a wonderful assortment of handmade Christmas wreaths and centerpieces, or just pick up a few bows and a . . . → Read More: Christmas decorations at the Cookie Walk

Jams and Jellies at the Cookie Walk

Cookie Walk Jams and Jellies

There’s more than just cookies to buy at St Stephen’s Cookie Walk. Almost as popular as the cookies are the homemade jams and jellies. Plus, there’s peanut brittle, and spiced pecans, and St Stephen’s famous Wild Rice and Bean Soup. (Not to mention all those wonderful Brit specialities, like Christmas pudding and mince pies.) . . . → Read More: Jams and Jellies at the Cookie Walk

Welsh and British specialities at the Cookie Walk

Welsh and British specialities

The British Goods display has moved to the Lobby to accommodate the larger demand

Any Christmas bake sale will have chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies with sprinkles, and snickerdoodles. But will they have authentic Christmas pudding with hard sauce? St Stephen’s Cookie Walk does! You can choose from three different sizes: 12, 18, or . . . → Read More: Welsh and British specialities at the Cookie Walk

Cookie Walk Silent Auction heating up!

scarves

This year we introduced a “buy it now” option at the Silent Auction, and already several items have been snapped up. There are a few new additions to take their place—these lovely scarves. But if there’s anything that has really caught your fancy, you shouldn’t wait. At the least, put in your bid, and . . . → Read More: Cookie Walk Silent Auction heating up!

The Seven Deadly Sins need to go

Forget about the Collect for the Twenty First Sunday After Trinity. It is entirely out of step with the spirit of the age. The traditional sins—especially the seven deadly ones, namely pride, envy, gluttony, sloth, et al.—are as outmoded as last summer’s beach wear. They have been replaced with two new and all-embracing sins against . . . → Read More: The Seven Deadly Sins need to go

Altar Flowers — Sunday Next before Advent, 2017

Altar flowers — Sunday before Advent, 2017

Altar flowers — Sunday before Advent, 2017

The Sermon for Sunday November 26th – Next Before Advent

Fr Hawtin

Here is the sermon for Sunday November 26th: Next Before Advent, 2017

This Week’s Newsletter

new church tower with weathercock-bw

Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXVIII No 46

The Sunday next before Advent

Trinity (celtic knot)

Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.