Saint Birinus

Celtic Cross

We beseech thee, O Lord, to pour thy grace on all who go to other lands, publishing the Word of salvation: That, following the patient labours of Saint Birinus, who brought to us the Gospel from beyond the sea, they may gather many believers into the fold of thy holy Church; through the merits . . . → Read More: Saint Birinus

The First Sunday in Advent

Advent Wreath Advent I

¶ This Collect is to be repeated every day, after the other Collects in Advent, until Christmas Day.

Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son . . . → Read More: The First Sunday in Advent

Altar Greens — Advent I, 2017

Altar Greens — Advent I, 2017. Given to the glory of God by Dicky & Anne-Stuart Darrell in honour of Ethel Darrell’s 95th birthday.

The Sermon for Sunday December 3rd – Advent Sunday

Fr Kerouac

Here is the sermon for Sunday December 3rd: Advent 1, 2017

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXVIII No 47

Blaming all our social ills on sex strains credulity

It is tempting to join in the chorus of dennunciations prompted by the avalanche of sexual harrassment allegations embarrassing Washinton’s political elite. Denouncing sins committed by others is such glorious fun that we all-too-often overlook the dangers inherent in doing so.

As our Lord pointed out in the Sermon on the Mount, the trouble with . . . → Read More: Blaming all our social ills on sex strains credulity