The history of priests and context of community at St Stephen's has led to a contemporary ritual style of worship with a teaching from Scripture that is reasoned and missional.
As a liturgical church, the worship involves the whole congregation and is creatively varied for each Sunday with respect to the authorised prayer book. Music is a selection of both hymns and contemporary songs based on the theme of the day.
Our services include a Sunday 9.30 am service, a Friday 10.00 am service, a Healing Service and a Messy Church service.
Scroll down for more information about each service.
Our main Parish worship is on Sunday mornings.
All services, except the 4th Sunday of the month are Holy Communion.
This service can still be accessed via zoom
We call this service Family Communion because it is structured for all ages.
During this service our Children's and Youth programme, Kid's Church, takes place at the same time that the adults are receiving their teaching, at an age appropriate level.
Friday morning worship is an intimate service of Holy Communion utilising the different Orders of service from the authorised Prayer Book.
In winter months the service takes place in the Chapel of St James the Lesser to take advantage of the warmer environment.
Following the service the members of the congregation are invited to share in morning tea at a local cafe establishment.
Is any one of you sick? They should call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. James 5:14
Healing Pryer for those in need is offered during our Friday am & Sunday 9:30 am services.
Evening Healing Services:
7:00 pm on 2nd Monday of the month
except in January
The 4th Sunday of the month is Messy Church, a non-communion service, for Parents and Grandparents and Carers with kids to worship together using hands on activities to help with learning about God alongside bible reading, teaching, singing, and praying.
A Holy Communion service at 8 am is conducted before Messy Church.