At St Stephen’s we are closely monitoring and following advice around precautions for Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Below is a list of key advice and current adjustments (including links to health advice from official health organisations) already in place at St Stephen’s.

The impact of the coronavirus outbreak is an ever-evolving situation and we will endeavour to keep the information on this page as up to date as possible. Please do check back on a regular basis.

*Last updated 14.00 on 31/03/20

Key Advice & Adjustments

  • Sunday services and other face to face gatherings at St Stephen’s are now suspended.

 

  • The church staff team are working remotely wherever possible.

 

  • The staff team have been working hard on what forms of ‘Sunday worship’ we could share on-line to keep us connected and uplifted in faith, hope and love.

 

  • Our ‘mode’ of ministry as a church (and our work and efforts as a staff team) are now primarily directed at supporting and resourcing church members where they are (rather than staff members organising services, groups and events) and encouraging as much creative, practical care, support and fellowship amongst church members as we possibly can.

 

  • In addition we want to inspire and energise church members to join with others in our wider community – in a variety of grass roots initiatives – to offer practical support and care for those who will feel most vulnerable at this time. If you haven’t done so already, what initiatives could you start – or join in with – on your road or street to co-ordinate support for those who are lonely, in self-isolation, or are struggling to organise essential supplies?