Welcome to Saint Stephen’s Anglican Church

Saint Stephen’s is a “parish in the classical Anglican tradition”. Our spiritual life is focused on the Bible, and the confession of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour. We use the King James Version of the Bible (the “Authorised Version”) in our services and our study groups. We are part of the Diocese of the Eastern United States in the Anglican Church in America.

Our liturgical life is focused on the Book of Common Prayer. We use the 1662 BCP at our Saturday and Sunday services, and the 1928 BCP for Wednesday Evening Prayer. Holy Communion is featured prominently on our service schedule, of course, but Saint Stephen’s is one of the few parishes in the country which still regularly presents the service of Morning Prayer.

Choir Christmas Eve 2018

Choir Christmas Eve 2017

Like a somewhat larger number of parishes, Saint Stephen’s also presents Choral Evensong on a regular basis: first Sundays of the month during the school year. What sets our Evensong services apart, however, is the presence of our Choir of Men and Boys, who sing music from the classical Anglican choral tradition.

It follows from our Bible– and Prayer Book–centered life that community outreach plays an important part in the life of the Parish. Our clergy and pastoral care staff make regular visits to shut–ins and residents of local hospitals and assisted living facilities. The Parish also actively supports a number of local charities: At Jacob’s Well, which serves the homeless mentally ill of Baltimore; Heifer International, which provides live farm animals to families as a source of food and income; and the Christ Child Society of Baltimore, which provides practical support to families with children. The Parish also holds regular blood drives in cooperation with the Red Cross.

Finally, being a “parish in the classical Anglican tradition” means that we have fun. Our annual Cookie Walk in December, and British Garden Party and Fête in May, are neighbourhood legends. The Fall and Spring Picnics are always well attended and well enjoyed, as are our Summer Potluck Suppers.

Stay in touch with us by signing up for our Newsletter, or by following our blog. And by all means, please stop by for one of our services or other parochial activities: we think you’ll enjoy what you find—and find what you need. God bless.

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Sunday Services


Altar Greens — Advent I, 2017
8:00 AM Said Eucharist
9:15 AM Sung Eucharist
(Sunday School & Nursery Care)
11:00 AM Choral Mattins (Sung Mattins during the summer)
(First Sunday of the month: Sung Eucharist)
As announced. Evensong
Please see the Evensong page for information on upcoming services, or send an email to the Choirmaster at music@ststeve.com to be added to the Evensong email list.

Notes:

Nursery care is available for the duration of the 9:15 AM service.

Sunday School is available for various age groups beginning at 3 years old. Children remain with their parents until after the Creed and the announcements. Then, during the Sermon Hymn, they leave the sanctuary with their teachers for classes in the Parish Hall. The children return briefly at the end of communion for a blessing at the altar rail.

Gluten Free Gluten-free hosts, and a separate chalice, are available upon request. Please speak to an usher or a member of the clergy so that your need can be communicated to the Celebrant.
wheelchair accessible Saint Stephen’s has off-street parking, with two handicap spaces near the entrance. The lobby, sanctuary, Parish Hall, and bathrooms are all wheelchair accessible.

See our complete listing of service times for weekday services and services at other locations.

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Directions

From I-83: Take Padonia Rd. West. Turn left at Jenifer Rd. Turn right on to MaysChapel Rd. Church is immediately on the right.

From Falls Road: Turn right on Padonia Rd., then right on Jenifer Rd., and right on Mays Chapel Rd. Church is immediately on the right.

Alternate Route From Downtown: Take I-83 to Falls Rd. (it becomes Falls Road past I-695). Turn right at Seminary Ave., then left on to Mays Chapel Rd. Church is on the left just past the sharp right turn on Mays Chapel Rd. If you get to the stop sign at Jenifer Rd., you just passed us.

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Coming Up Soon!

The next outing of the Ladies Who Lunch will be on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019, at noon at The Blue Stone on York Road. For information and reservations, call Sara Douglas at 410-560-9026.
The usual in-gathering for At Jacob’s Well is on the first Sunday of the month, but donations are welcome at any time. At Jacob’s Well supports the homeless mentally ill in Baltimore, and at this time they are particularly in need of paper towels, napkins, sheets and bedclothes, towels, and condiments. Non-perishable food items are also always welcome. You can bring your donation in and leave it by the font at the back of the church, or you can leave a monetary donation in the basket in the font.
The Choir of Men & Boys will sing Choral Evensong on Sunday, December 8th, 2019, at 6:00 PM, with a reception to follow. Note that this is the second Sunday of the month, not the first Sunday. We have postponed Evensong so as not to occur during Thanksgiving weekend. See music.ststeve.com for details.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Charlotte Hawtin, the wife of the Rector. The funeral will take place on Monday, December 9th, 2019, at 11:00 AM.
This year the Cookie Walk is on a new date! The Cookie Walk will take place on Saturday, December 14th, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon. Be sure to tell your friends and neighbors!

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