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The Sunday School
 Meets in the community room at the back of church, Sunday weekly and begins at 10.30am except for the 3rd Sunday of each month.  It lasts for about an hour with drink & biscuits at 11.00am. Ages  3 – 11 all welcome.   Contact: Tracy  434778 or Judith  458734.

Young Person Church Council (YPCC)
St. Stephens Church has set up a Young Peoples Church Council (YPCC) to give them a voice in the church. The Young People have shared what they enjoy about church and thought of some great ideas for young people to become more involved in the Church growth.

The Church Youth Choir
Practice from 10.00am to 10.20am on Sunday mornings at Church.  Children from 4 years upwards welcome to join.  Just come along!

The Youth Group
Young people 11 years upwards meet Sunday Evenings in the community rooms for fun & games.

Events Coordinating Committee
Looking Back
MESSY CHURCH  – 30th May.
Our second Messy Church again proved very popular with some 70 children and adults coming along to the church. 
The HOEDOWN – May. This was great fun and raised £250 for the church.
SPRING FAIR  -  Also in May. The event raised £1500 for the church. Thank you for your support.
SPONSORED WALK – June. The walk raised sponsorship monies totaling £1302 in aid of Derian House Children’s Hospice, plus a further £500 was donated by HSBC match funding.
WALKING DAY was in July and thankfully the weather had picked up, the brass band turned up and lots of people walked through the parish and then enjoyed lunch afterwards in church.

Looking Forward   

MESSY CHURCH  Saturday 12th October 4-00pm – 6-00pm.
An event for adults and children to enjoy together.  It's all-age and it’s fun. Its aim is to introduce Jesus, to give an opportunity to encounter him and to grow closer to him. The theme is ‘Harvest’ with craft activities a short service, songs and home-made soup with rolls.  Do come along to church to see what it’s all about.

On Sunday the 13th there will be the HARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICE starting at 10.30am in Church.  All are welcome. Donations for the Food Bank and other good causes.

PANTO - ROBINSON CRUSOE   
Tues. 29th Oct.  –  Sat. 2nd Nov. - Rehearsals are well under way. The performances will be during the Autumn Half Term holiday in the school hall on Woodgrove Road and tickets will be available shortly.

COFFEE MORNING Saturday 9th Nov.
10.30am – 12.30pm In the Community Room (entrance on Smalley Street).  The Brownies and Sunday School are holding a joint coffee morning to raise funds for their Christmas Parties.  Admission £1 includes coffee and biscuits.

CHRISTMAS FAIR  Saturday 7th Dec. 11.00am – 1.30pm. 
In the Church on Oxford Road.  The school choir will open proceedings. A SPECIAL VISITOR has said he will be there too.  Plus there will be hamper raffle prizes, tombola, gift stalls, cake stalls and hot food.