Sunday Services

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist
9:15 AM Holy Eucharist (Sunday School and Nursery Care)
11:00 AM Choral Mattins (First Sunday of the month: Holy Eucharist)

For details, see the full list of services and directions to the church.

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Shrovetide Pancake Supper

Only 7 days until the Shrovetide Pancake Supper! Enjoy regular pancakes, English pancakes (they're like crêpes with a lemon sauce, but don't say that too loudly), and sausages—plus butter and syrup, of course. Join us between 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM on February 25th, 2020.

Saint Scholastica

Kleinmariazell Altar Scholastica

Saint Scholastica Altar in the Kleinmariazell, Wienerwald, Austria

Blessed be thou, O Heavenly Father, for thy holy Virgin Saint Scholastica, who sought in this life to walk before thee with a perfect heart and now with all the redeemed rejoiceth eternally; through the merits and grace of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who . . . → Read More: Saint Scholastica

Septuagesima Altar — 9 February 2020

Pre-Lent has begun, so the altar will remain bare (except for Laetare Sunday, Lent IV) until Easter.

Saint Teilo

Celtic Cross

Almighty and most merciful Lord, who didst encourage the Church by the example of thy holy Bishop and Confessor Saint Teilo: Grant unto us thy servants that, remembering the victory of his faith, we too may learn to overcome the world and to glorify thy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

. . . → Read More: Saint Teilo

Septuagesima Sunday: the Third Sunday before Lent

Chi Rho mosaic

Chi Rho mosaic from Saint Gregory of Sinai Monastery

O Lord, we beseech thee favourably to hear the prayers of thy people; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by thy goodness, for the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth . . . → Read More: Septuagesima Sunday: the Third Sunday before Lent

The Latest Newsletter

The medieval scribe, by Edward Laning (1906–1981) as part of the WPA Federal Art Project (WPA-FAP). From The New York Public Library.

Here is the latest newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXXI 4 February 11th

Saint Titus

Titus ordained by Paul

Titus ordained by Paul

O God, who by thine Apostle Saint Paul didst consecrate thy servant Titus a Bishop in the Church, that he might set in order things that were wanting: Give grace, we humbly beseech thee, to the Bishops and Pastors of thy flock, that they may supply in every place faithful . . . → Read More: Saint Titus

The Martyrs of Japan

Martyrs of Nagasaki

The 26 Martyrs of Japan at Nagasaki, by Wolfgang Kilian (1581-1663). From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, by whose grace and power thy holy martyrs in Japan triumphed over suffering and despised death: Grant, we beseech thee, that enduring hard ness, and waxing valiant in fight, we may with the noble army of martyrs receive . . . → Read More: The Martyrs of Japan

Saint Agatha of Sicily, Martyr

Saint Agatha Attended by Saint Peter and an Angel in Prison by Alessandro Turchi (1578–1649). Walters Art Museum via Wikimedia.

Almighty and everlasting God, who didst strengthen thy holy Martyr Saint Agatha with the virtue of constancy in faith and truth: Grant us for love of thee to despise the prosperity of this . . . → Read More: Saint Agatha of Sicily, Martyr

God bless low tech rice!

Fr Hawtin

An Appreciation

My dear old dad used to claim that the only was to be progressive was to be totally opposed to progress. His words struck a chord with me recently when I discovered that my mobile phone had fallen into the washing machine.

The reason it fell into the ghastly piece of machinery . . . → Read More: God bless low tech rice!

Saint Cornelius the Centurion

Gerbrand van den Eeckhout Vision of Cornelius the Centurion

Vision of Cornelius the Centurion, by Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (1621–1674). From Wikipedia.

O God, who by thy Spirit didst call Cornelius the Centurion to be the first Christian among the Gentiles: Grant to thy Church, we beseech thee, such a ready will to go where thou dost send and to do what . . . → Read More: Saint Cornelius the Centurion