Recent Events

TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC - 10th March 2018

A wonderful time was had by all at our Teddy Bears' Picnic organised by our fantastic Sunday School.  There was fun, food and crafts with our favourite teddys - and we raised £270!



Our very own Youth Ambassador, Jess Fort, put on a show to remember, most ably accompanied by friends from Burnley College and some of our home-grown St Stephen's talent.  It was a fantastic night, oozing with talent, held together by the very funny clerical duo of Jack & Crack who MC'd the event.  The icing on the cake was the £435 raised for church funds - well done all!



A wonderful day where over £2,000 was raised for church funds. 

A special thank you to everyone who supported us.

CONFIRMATION - November 7th 2017

Ten candidates were confirmed by Bishop Philip at a service at the newly re-furbished St Stephen's on 7th November - and there was cake!



28th October 2017

Many aspects of prayer were discussed and experienced on this enlightening and inspiring day at St Stepehen's, held as part of our Vision 2026 programme.

A number of people came along during the course of the day - some for the whole day - to learn and pray. There was prayer for the world, the community, the Church, our families and ourselves.

It was a new venture for St Stephen's and one which will most definitely be repeated.


We're Back!!

Almost 200 people packed into St Stephen's Church on Sunday October 8th as we returned following the summer refurbishment.  

We were joined by Bishop Julian and a number of invited guests, including previous clergy. the Mayor and local Councillors, and others who had been involved with all the work which had been carried out over recent months.  It was a wonderful occasion followed by a wonderful lunch with a celebration cake baked specially by Victoria.


There were a number of presentations: 

Ruth Fort was presented with a prayer book to mark her recommendation for ordination training, which Ruth has now begun;

Cllr Geoff Sumner presented the church wardens with a  cheque for a £1000 from the local Council, which will go towards a new industrial dishwasher for the kitchen - this will facilitate more community activities;


Last but not least a presentation was made to  the Churchwardens, Betty Galloway, Keith Pounder and Jean Beeston, who have done so much work in bringing the whole project through to a successful conclusion.  Special mention was made of Jim and Elaine Taberner who were away on holiday but who have worked tirelessly on the necessary administration to bring about such a tremendous transformation of our church building.



The sun shone for this year's walk of witness around the parish of Burnley Wood.  This year we were joined by the congregation of St Peter's as well as Archdeacon Mark.  This year's Walking Day was quite a special event as it was our last service before the refurbishment of the church takes place.  From 16th July all Sunday services will be in St Stephen's School on Woodgrove Road.

So there was a great turnout as can be seen by the pictures below, and the Jacob's Join after the walk was appreciated by many.  



It was a full house as the talented students from Unity College entertained with a showcase of wonderful talent. 

Thank you to all those who took part and who supported this event. The amazing sum of £416 was raised to go towards the cost of the refurbishment work in church will be carried out over the coming months.



Many thanks to all the walkers, helpers and sponsors who took part in the sponsored walk for Derian House Children's Hospice. We were fortunate with the weather, both on the Wednesday when Rainbows, Brownies and Guides walked and on Saturday, when members of the church and school walked. 



The photograph shows walkers and helpers who presented a cheque for £1,200 to a Derian House representative at a recent school assembly.

Jim Taberner

SPRING FAIR - 6th May 2017

Thank you to everyone who supported this year's Spring Fair where over £1700 was raised for church funds.  A good time was had by all!


PIES, PEAS & POETRY - 21st April 2017

More than 40 people enjoyed an evening of pies, peas, and most importantly, poetry with amny of those present taking part by reading poems which either meant something to them, or they simply thought others would like.  The event was to raise funds for the Mothers' Union Talents Challenge and to go towards the funding of the extensive work which will take place over the summer months in church.  This was a fun-filled evening for all ages.  Thank you to all involved.