Monday, 22 October 2012

MESSY CHURCH is back–come join an ecumenical celebration and learn the meaning of Hallowe’en as we honour All Saints’/Souls’ Day on October 28 at 4:30p.m. in the Parish Centre. Bring a friend, your children, grand-children, nieces and nephews. Fun for the whole family with our usual messy food, music and learning activities. Costumes are encouraged. How ghoulish can you be?


FALL LUNCHEON–St. Stephen’s Hospitality Committee will hold a Fall Luncheon Saturday, November 11:30a.m.-1:30p.m. in the Parish Centre. Doors open at 11:00a.m. Lunch includes a variety of soups & homemade breads, dessert, coffee/tea. Adults $8, Youth under 10 years $5. There will be a Baked Goods, Christmas items, and Books galore. Donations of books and/or Christmas items are greatly appreciated. Please contact Vicky Young (275-4219) for further information.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Messy Church is back! On Sunday, July 29th at 11am we will be celebrating our Parish Patronal Festival in our Messy Church way with great music, worship, fun, food and fellowship. We will meet in the Parish Centre next to St. Stephen's (54 Regent St., Chester). This celebration is for the whole parish. We will enjoy a BBQ lunch together, Everyone is welcome!

Friday, 13 July 2012

Worship Times

Our regular worship times at St. Stephen's are 8am and 11am each Sunday. Everyone is welcome!

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Youth Choir

We hope to start our choir earlier this Fall and would welcome any new members. Watch for news of our start up after the School year begins!
We are taking a little summer break from Messy Church. All are welcome to attend our regular sunday worship. Watch for news of our next event!


Worship this Sunday: Trinity Sunday (June 3, 2012)

St. Stephen's Church , Chester

8am - Holy Communion
11am - Choral Eucharist

St. George's, East River
 9am - Holy Eucharist

All Saints', Canaan
9am - Morning Prayer

Friday, 18 May 2012

Our Messy Church on Mother's Day was really great. Our Youth Choir was fabulous! Watch for upcoming Messy Church events.


Today, Sunday, May 20

Prayer & Praise in the Little Red School House, Canaan at 7:00p.m.

Featuring: St. Stephen’s Senior Choir; Stan, Cecil, & Roy; Donna & Karan.

Everyone welcome!

Wednesday, May 23

Bible Talk meets at 12:00 noon in the Tyler-Grant Room.

Thursday, May 24

St. Stephen’s Senior Choir meets 7:30p.m. in Tuck Hall.

GARDEN CLEAN-UP–Shoreham is looking for volunteers to assist with their garden cleanup on May 31, 9:00a.m.–3:00p.m. A BBQ lunch will be provided. If you would like to help, call 275-5631 ext. 233 or 235.
Chester Brass, accompanied by Scotia Brass, will perform its fourth ‘Voices of Spring' concert Sunday afternoon, June 3 at 3:00p.m. in St. Stephen's Church. Please spread the word and encourage people to come for an afternoon of enjoyable musical entertainment. Tickets are $10 and are available through the Parish office. Proceeds are in support of our parish ministries.

On Sunday, June 17 (Father’s Day) at 11a.m., our worship will take the form of a ‘Memorial Hymn Sing’. The top 10 hymns have already been selected. Folks will have opportunity to make a donation, or request a hymn in memory of departed mothers, fathers or other loved ones. Hymns will be sung as a part of our worship with support from our fabulous choir. Request forms are being distributed, and are also available in the back of St. Stephen’s Church.

We plan to begin a series of weekly conversations on Human Sexuality, using a programme from our National Church, beginning Wednesdays July 4 and continuing until August 1. Please mark your calendars and plan to be part of these important conversations.

of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II will be held June 3 at 7:00p.m. in St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg. This will be a traditional Choral Evensong featuring music from the Coronations of Elizabeth I, Victoria and Elizabeth II. Guest Preacher is Bishop Sue Moxley.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Our next Messy Church gathering will be Sunday, May 13th (Mother's Day) at St. Stephen's Church when we will celebrate "family" in our Messy Church way with a Youth Choir and our usual messy music, worship, craft, and food. Hope you can make it!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Worship this Sunday - 5th Sunday of Lent (March 25, 2012)

St. Stephen's Church , Chester
8am - Holy Eucharist
11am - Holy Eucharist

St. George's, East River
9am - Holy Eucharist

What's happening this week! (March 25-31, 2012)
Sunday, March 25 - Junior Choir meets in St. Stephen’s Church at 12:15p.m.
Tuesday, March 27 - Joint Alpha Course in our Parish Centre at 6:45pm.
Wednesday, March 28 - Morning Prayer & Bible Talk in the Tyler-Grant Room at 10:45a.m.
Lenten Soup Luncheon with a guest speaker at 12 noon.
Thursday, March 29 - Senior Choir meets at 7:30p.m. in Tuck Hall.
Saturday, March 31 - Joint Alpha Course (Quiet Day) in our Parish Centre.

Holy Week & Easter Worship Schedule:
April 1 (Palm Sunday: Sunday of the Passion)
- St. Stephen's (8 & 11am).. Junior Choir & Messy Church style at 11am
- St. George's 9am
April 5 (Maundy Thursday)
St. Stephen's (7pm).. Eucharist, Hand Washing, & Altar Stripping
April 6 (Good Friday)
- St. Stephen's (11am) ..Celebration of the Lord's Passion
April 7 (Holy Saturday)
- St. Stephen's (9 pm) .. Great Vigil of Easter
April 8 (Easter Sunday)
St. Stephen's ( 8 & 11am)
-St. George's (9am)
-All Saints (7pm)

Next Messy Church

Our next Messy Church will be Palm Sunday, April 1st, at 11am at St. Stephen's Church. We will have a parade, special music, and drama as we worship together on this special day.... and a lunch!!!!! Hope to see you!