Christmas Through the Keyhole

Once again the church will be transformed as we have an interactive telling of the Christmas story. Running from the 27th to 30th November for Fonthill, Baddocks Wood, Little Mead and Elmfield School for the Deaf. There will be a twilight session on Wednesday 29th November from 4pm through to 6.30 pm for local families.

This is a popular event and sure to be a lot of fun so please do come along.

Soul Space

On the 7th and 8th of February, we helped Fonthill School to set up a creative ‘Soul Space’. This was a cosy, creative space where the children could come and take some time out to sit in quiet contemplation or pray.


Immeasurably More


Do we stick God in a box of our own making? Are we limiting God to our own experience? come and meet the God who is able to do Immeasurable More that all we ask or imagine!



13th Sept 2015
Ephesians 3:14-21
John 3:30

20th Sept
Philippians 3:4a-10
John 1:12-13

27th Sept
Jeremiah 17:5-8
John 4:10,14

11th October
Romans 8:9-17
Matthew 28:16-20

18th Oct
Psalm 91
Luke 4:18-19

Vacancy – Children and Families Mission Enabler

Vacancy – Children and Families Mission Enabler


St. Stephens Parish Church, Southmead is a growing developing church with a calling to support children and families in the parish. We are seeking a Children and Families Mission Enabler to join our team to support and develop this work.

We are looking for an experienced reflective practitioner to develop in creative ways (together with the Team) the engagement of Southmead families – particularly those who have primary school and pre-school aged children.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 12 noon Friday 10th July, with interviews on 16th July.

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Join the next Alpha course

Join the next Alpha course

Our next course starts on Sunday 3rd August at 7.30 at the Vicarage, please contact us for more details.

The Alpha Course is a relaxed and informal 7 week course exploring the difference Christianity can make to our sense of identity, meaning and purpose in life. Including a meal, a short talk and discussion, this is a space for you to share your thoughts and ask questions relating to faith.

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Fish ‘n’ Chips, Bread ‘n’ Wine

Fish ‘n’ Chips, Bread ‘n’ Wine

Everyone is welcome to join us as we explore how the first church celebrated the Lord’s Supper together. We’re doing this in the context of a fellowship meal.

Come along, contribute what you can, have fun, meet others and meet God.

We’d love to see you, Sunday 22nd, 6.30PM

Helping out with Music

Helping out with Music

If you’re a part of church life and around on Sundays then we’d love to have you help out with our music. At the moment we need some musical help with our all age service on the first Sunday of every month, and our evening worship in the autumn.

We’re looking for pianists, drummers, guitarists, bassists, singers – anything you feel you can contribute, please do let us know!

Welcome to our new web site!

Welcome to our new web site!

Welcome to our brand new web site! I hope you can find your way around it easily and that it will be a useful resource both to members and to those unfamiliar with church life here at St Stephen’s.

If you are having trouble finding something, or spot something wrong with the web site, then please let me know by emailing me on [email protected]