St Stephen's Blog

April 30, 2020

A few days ago Fr Andrew received a lovely email from an ‘old boy’ of St.Stephen’s. He thought you might like to read it, so with Nigel’s permission...

Dear Canon Sage

Some weeks a go, coinciding with Storm Ciara, I visited St Stephen's for the 10.30 Solemn Mass. It fulfilled a long-standing ambition to attend a service at the church where I was Assistant Organist to John Askew in 1967.

I grew up in Blackpool; my father was vicar of neighbouring St Paul's...

December 1, 2015

The first Sunday in Advent has, for several years, been the occasion of our visit to the cathedral to join in the Advent Carol Service. However, this year Philip and Cantantes Domino decided to bite the bullet and bring to St Stephen's it's very own Advent Carol Service.


Ably assisted by Neil, Andrew and Vaughan, Philip and Cantantes produced yet another stunning performance. As quoted in the introduction "The pattern of this Advent service (in its 4 sectio...

October 31, 2015

This evening we were transported back to the era of the BIG BANDS by the sound of the John Towers Big Band.


What a night! Great music and great food at half time, thanks to Allan and Joanna. Everyone enjoyed a wonderful time and we made £600 for church funds. I would say that's a great result!

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