St. Stephen's Church

Bideford Way, Cannock, Staffs. WS11 1QD

MINISTERS - PAST AND PRESENT
1966 - 1967 Revd Stanley C Challener
1967 - 1974 Revd David J T Matthews
1974 - 1981 Revd Raymond J Pearce
1981 - 1990 Revd William O Stubbs
1990 - 1995 Revd Graham A Evans
1995 - 1997 Revd Brian Hinkley
1997 - 2002 Revd Mary Jackman
2002 - 2011 Revd Jem Hawkins
2011 - 2017 Revd Edwin Myers
2017 - 2018 Revd Derrick Lander
2018 - Revd Nigel Young

Noteable Events

8 January 1966 Stone laying ceremony
24 June 1967 Opening and dedication of the church
11 October 1970 BBC broadcast from St Stephens
10 January 1971 BBC broadcast from St Stephens
July 1981 Weekly luncheon club commenced
May 1985 Weekly day centre commenced
September 1985 St Stephen's Walkers Group formed
September 1986 Flower Festival
October 1986 & October 1987 St Stephen's Choir - cup winners at Brownhills music festival
February 1990 Orison youth class - National MAYC quiz champions
June 1991 Extension to church entrance
June 1992 St Stephen's Silver Jubilee celebrations
March 1995 Teddy Club toddler group formed
1996 Received JMA shield (Section) (4 years)
1997 Alpha course first ran
1997 Boys Brigade formed
1997 Plans drawn up for major alterations of building
13 September 1997 First Mini Market
10 January 1998 Launch of 'Building Bridges' fund project by Dr Tony Wright MP
23 February 1998 Songs of Praise from St Stephens - broadcast 8 March 1998 on BBC Radio 2 on 'Sunday Half Hour'
31 December 1999 Millennium celebrations - party and service at Midnight
June 2000 Rev Mary Jackman on exchange visit to Videlia, America with Rev Paul Dupree for one month
24 September 2000 Grand reopening of new facilities by chairman of the district Rev Peter Curry
2004 St Stephen's web page launched
2004 Refurbishment of Sanctuary including new lights and internal wiring installed. Church carpet replaced and communion rails made moveable
April 2004 Screen and Boom Projector system installed to enhance worship
April 2005 Teddy Club 10th birthday celebration
Sept 2005 Second Alpha course held
21 Sept 2005 Sheila Jackson, from St Stephens, inducted as District President of Network. Service led by Rev John Howard, newly appointed Chair of District.
June 2007 40th anniversary celebrations
8 Sept 2007 10th anniversary of Mini Market
May 2009 25th anniversary of St Stephens Day Centre
October 2011 New organ installed
February 2013 First Messy Church
April 2014 St Stephen's host District Synod
22 May 2016 St Stephen's Gospel Choir join Community Spirit in their first trip to Birmingham Symphony Hall.
September 2016 President of Conference, Rev Roger Walton, leads our worship and plants a tree to commemorate St Stephen's 50th Anniversary
October 2016 First Speakeasy meeting
September 2017 First meeting of our Junior Gospel Choir - 'Perfect Pitch'
May 2019 Tuesday craft mornings start.