St Stephen's Blog

January 23, 2017

Last Sunday we held our Thanksgiving Service for the Performing Arts. This was once an annual event St Stephens and for many years saw it famous names attending the church.

Over the weekend an interesting article in the 1947 parish news came to light with re-prints of some news articles and I thought I’d share it with you.

Lancashire Daily Post

September 8th 1947

Church and Stage Share Responsibility

“In a moving reference to members of the theatrical profession...

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...

May 14, 2015

Bishop Philip's first confirmation at Saint Stephen's must be one he will never forget. Cantantes Domino made sure of that as they made their way past him into church and nearly knocked him for six with the sheer volume of joyous singing.


It was, in fact, a most joyful and happy occasion as the Bishop first baptised  one of the candidates and then confirmed all six, namely John, Karen, Kirsten and Lynette from S. Stephen's and Tilly and George from Saint Ni...

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