St. Stephen's Church

Bideford Way, Cannock, Staffs. WS11 1QD

Latest news

Saturday 30th May

Once again Christine has provided some messages to pin to our cross.

Saturday 23rd May

There are lots of new things happening online across the circuit.
In these times where we cannot meet face to face you might like to try something different.
The Gospel Choir, Mens' Meal, Boys Brigade and Ladies Bible Group have all done some meetings on line using Zoom. If you are interested in joining any of these get in touch.

Some of you may know Mark Timothy who has been appointed as a circuit pastoral worker. Obviously he cannot do much in the way of traditional pastoral visiting so he is finding new ways of reaching out to people.
Mark has set up Cannock Chase Circuit Youtube page. Here you can watch a short video of Mark introducing yourself as well as a few recordings of worship you might enjoy.

In addition Mark has started an online chat meeting on Tuesday mornings 10.00 til noon. You just need to click on the Zoom invitation below and you can meet up with Mark and other friends from around the circuit. Just drop in for a little while - you don't need to do the whole two hours.
Mark's Zoom meeting.
Zoom id 730-339-0126

Our Boys Brigade officers have been making the most of their exercise walks and time in the garden by taking photos of the wildlife they meet. They started sharing the pictures on Whatsapp. And then it got competitive. Here are a couple of favourites but you can see more on this page.. Does anyone else want to join in and send their Lockdown Wildlife Pictures?

Saturday 16th May

The message on the cross has been changed again and there are more ribbons tied to the fence to mark the prayers of passers by. And did you see the Gospel Choir on Midlands today this week?

The Gospel Choir was rather excited to find that a recording of them singing The Millennium Prayer at the Symphony Hall in 2017 was gong to be introduced by none other than Sir Cliff Richard. The recording has now been viewed over 10,000 times! (And not quite all of them by choir members). It is a lovely reminder of what we are missing in not being able to sing together. You can enjoy singing along by clicking on this link on Youtube

This week we invited passers by to tie ribbons to our fence to represent prayers. We put the first few but several more have now been added.

and there are new messages on the cross.

More messages on our cross this week. Thank you Christine.

Christine has been busy and there are new signs on the cross outside St Stephen's.

Barbara was encouraged by these words on the Methodist Website.

After lots of encouraging comments on last week's cross, Christine has made new signs for this week.

It's not exactly as planned, but it our Easter Cross is there for all to see.

Roger went down to the church on Good Friday and moved the Lenten Cross outside for all to see on their walks past.

A message from Barbara for Palm Sunday

Martin shared this Prayer in Lockdown from Lichfield Cathedral.

The Gospel Choir took on modern technology ... and won. They sang together over the internet.

If you have anything you would like to share on the website please send it to Alison or to the church email.