Vicar's update 1st November         Steve4to5-3244373775-O

Dear St. Stephen's
Our monthly Prayer Meeting is on Wednesday at 8pm – can you come and pray for an hour as we seek God’s direction in and for our parish.   On Thursday at 7.30pm our Christmas choir starts rehearsing at church – just turn up if you’d like to be a part.

Thank you to those who have returned their revised financial pledges for 2017 – can those of us who are still to do so bring them back this Sunday (6th), or at the latest by the 13th.

This coming Sunday at our 10.30am All Age Service we will baptise Alexander Martin – do come and support Bethany, Stuart and James as they celebrate with family and friends.  On Sunday morning we are also holding our annual Christmas sale of Fairtrade goods.  There will be lots of Christmas cards, wrapping paper and gifts to purchase so come ready to buy.

On Sunday afternoon at 3.30pm we hold our annual Memorial Service where we remember our loved ones who have died – do come and join us if this would be helpful to you.

Finally, please do continue to hold John Jackson and his daughters Anna and Harriet in your prayers as they begin to make plans for Beverley’s funeral.

Wishing you a good week.