Community Work


St Stephen’s is an open community. We aim to be open to one another and to everyone who enters this building. This is a place in which we intend anyone in the city of Norwich to find welcome, safety and freedom. Through our Sunday services, courses, prayer, fellowship groups, The Cafe, The Chapel and the individual support we offer, St Stephen’s Church is here to serve and provide a place in which to belong. 

Our Community Worker

Clare Melia is our community worker. She has worked for St Stephen’s for five years and provides support to internal and external groups and individuals. She builds relationships with those who come into the Cafe, particularly those who need support accessing services or housing. Clare has a small team of volunteers who help her with this job and encourages people to use their gifts to contribute to our community.

Email:                                                  Phone: 07932397957

Individual Support

St Stephen’s Church is able to help and work with people to address issues that are having a severe impact on their quality of life. 

Clare meets with people on a one-to-one basis to provide support and advice on how to access basic needs such as housing and on overcoming addictions.

By God’s grace, Clare and her team are seeing people liberated from addictions. They are also able to provide support with housing issues such as threat of eviction, rough-sleeping and rental arrears. They provide emergency support for vulnerable people, including funds for shelter and securing safe passage. Clare has a large body of contacts and can signpost individuals to relevant services and run courses such as Christians Against Poverty. We also help people seeking employment by running computer training courses and working in partnership with others who provide mentoring support

My heart for the community is to grow in kindness for one another, achieve things together that we couldn’t if we were on our own and to be a blessing to the city.

Clare Melia
Community Worker

We have seen God using the connections we have to overcome situations that seemed utterly impossible.

Clare Melia
Community Worker
Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace
Ephesians 4:3

Revelation 3:20

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

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St Stephens, Rampant Horse Street, Norwich, NR2 1QP


Office Telephone: 01603 617697

Charity Number: 1147706

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