October at St Stephen’s

welcome to st. stephen’s in october

St. Stephens exterior

A very warm welcome to St Stephen’s in October. Our Sunday services are at 10.00am with our original service pattern using Common Worship, and at 11.30am an All-age worship service with worship songs, teaching, prayer and ministry time, with provision for children. Continue reading for details of our October services. A summary of all other events can be seen on our Calendar page.


IMG_7451Our Cafe hours…  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10 am – 4.00 pm.  On Saturdays the cafe is open 10 am – 12 noon.

See some more about our cafe and a short video hereThe church is open to visit at that time and there is an opportunity to see an exhibition of the restoration of St. Stephen’s. Prayer in Church:There are prayers in church in the morning 9.30am – 10am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

job advertisement

St Stephen’s Church

St Stephen’s Church, Norwich, wishes to appoint a part-time Assistant Catering Manager to support the work of the thriving Café, sometimes to take responsibility for running the Café, preparing the food, and managing volunteers.
The Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded by clicking HERE.
Applications, including CV, should be sent by email to: bookings@ststephensnorwich.org or posted to: St Stephen’s Church, Rampant Horse Street, Norwich, NR2 1QP to arrive by Saturday 29 October 2016. Interviews will take place in the week beginning Monday 7 November 2016.
There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the person appointed has a Christian faith.

FICfreedom in christ course

A new Freedom in Christ Course started on Tuesday 13 September 2016, meeting at 6.45-8.45pm (6.00pm supper) in St Stephen’s. This is a discipleship course for new Christians and more mature ones. This course helps us to both understand the Christian Faith better and to apply it to our lives. All welcome. The DVD teaching Sessions, of a high quality by Steve Goss, run through till 6 December – a long commitment. For further details and to register contact Tim Coe on 07891 642582 – places limited.

IMG_7005 Bible Croppedbible teaching courses

Run on alternate Monday evenings 7.30-9.30pm in St Stephen’s until July 2017. Enrolment termly. The courses are:


  • Open Word – started on 19 September – is presented by Matthew Hutton. It will take us through the whole Bible to see how God’s grand story hangs together and how He speaks to us through the unfamiliar as well as the better-known bits; an adventure rather than a course.
  • Digging Deeper – started on 26 September – is presented by Freddy Hedley. It will cover the Old Testament, the Gospels and the Book of Acts. The teaching will be interactive and conversational, designed to build strong spritual foundations enabling us to live a powerful, transformative Kingdom-centred life.

Details are at the back of church. You can try each on the first evening without committing to either. There is a cost for Digging Deeper which can be covered by St Stephen’s.

Alpha Mark-Red1_Med-01alpha course

Every Thursday evening – started on 29 September6.45-8.45pm. If you would like to attend please email alpha@ststephens.uk, or leave your contact details with the church administration team.

This all part of the Global Alpha Campaign – you can see the trailer here.

october services

sunday, october 2

10.00am: Service of the Word (Trinity 19).

11.30am: All-age Worship with provision for children. Coffee from 11am. Followed by shared lunch – everyone welcome.

 sunday, october 9

10.00am: Holy Communion – HARVEST (Trinity 20).

11.30am: All-age Worship with provision for children. Coffee from 11am.

sunday, october 16

10.00am: Morning Prayer with Healing  (Trinity 21)

11.30am: All-age Worship with provision for children. Coffee from 11am.

6.00pm: Monthly Prayer Service led by Rev. Rachel Alexander and her husband Noel.

SUNDAY, october 23

10.00am: Holy Communion  (Bible Sunday)

11.30am: All-age Worship with provision for children. Coffee from 11am.


10.00am: TBA  (All Saints Day)

11.30am: All-age Worship with provision for children. Coffee from 11am.

 Prayer in Church

On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday mornings in church
9.30-10am. A short time of prayer led by Madeline, Gail, Peter, Tim or Biddy – all welcome.

Communion bread and winemonthly midweek communion

This month our monthly midweek communion service will be held in the church meeting room on Thursday 13 October at 11.30am and will last for half an hour, with the option of sitting down together to enjoy refreshments afterwards. (Please be prepared to pay for refreshments, as these will be provided by the Cafe.) Everyone welcome!

Coloured,_textured_craft_cardcraft group At the cafe

New Craft group – open to all at the Cafe. Bring your own craft or learn a new one. 3rd Friday of month. 11.30am  – 1pm. Meeting on 21 October.


Small groupssmall groups

There are various small groups meeting throughout the week… in the daytime and evenings ….click here for details

openphotonet_prayer2Monthly Men’s Prayer Breakfast

This group meet monthly for prayer, reflection and fellowship on a Saturday morning.Men meet on the 1st Saturday of the month at 8.00-10.00am, which this month will be on Saturday 1 October, in St. Stephen’s meeting room. All welcome.


This group meet monthly for prayer, discussion and fellowship on the 1st Saturday of the month at 8.00-10.00am, which this month will be on Saturday 1 October. The group is then having a break and will re-group on 4 March. The meetings take place in the side chapel. All welcome.

The Diocesan Website

The Diocesan Website has listings of events and courses available by date, details of on-line courses and training events can also be found in the Diocesan Magazine – (this used to be published in the quarterly leaflet ‘Everyone Learning’).



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