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Our Anglo-Catholic heritage

The Anglo-Catholic tradition at St. Stephen’s has been there since the earliest days. The article below shows how difficult such a tradition could be in the late 19th to early 20th Centuries. Fr Tooth was still alive and in ministry when the foundation of our present church was laid, with Fr Freshwater wearing cope and biretta and the Bishop in cope and mitre! It is easy these days for us to forget how unusual St Stephen’s was – and hopefully is! We should be proud of our heritage – Fr Tooth and others were imprisoned to defend our tradition, a tradition which, albeit more subtly, is still under attack in our own time. Project Canterbury Arthur Tooth London: The Catholic Literature Associati

A Reader in Training

Over the next few week we'll be welcoming a new face at St Stephens. Iain Thomson is currently studying for the Reader Ministry and as part of his training he will be joining us on placement for a few months. I'm sure everyone will make him very welcome. To help us get to know him Iain tells us a little about himself. I was born in Berlin in 1973, but brought up in Scottish borders, where I went to school. After several years working with adults with autism and challenging behaviour in 2000 I started my training to become a mental health nurse. I moved to Blackpool in 2003 and have lived reasonably locally for the last 18 years working in mental health services. My current role is worki

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St Stephen on the Cliffs, Holmfield Road, Blackpool, FY2 9RB

An Anglican church in the Diocese of Blackburn

 

St Stephen on the Cliffs PCC Reg Charity No 1131959

Friends of St Stephens Reg Charity No 1120454

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