St Stephen's, Kingston Lacy

Situated near Pamphill Common, this lovely Arts and Crafts church was built in 1908 by the Bankes family of Kingston Lacy House as their place of worship.  Nearby are Harry's Walk, Pamphill Dairy Farm Shop, Pamphill First School and of course Kingston Lacy House and Grounds, now in the care of the National Trust.

Unsurprisingly, St Stephen's is one of the most popular churches in Dorset for weddings.  It is very photogenic and has ample parking, with turning space for the biggest limo or even a double-decker bus!

CHURCH AT HOME: WEEK 10

Dear Friends in the Bridge and Lower Stour Benefices,

It's good to be in touch again.  I hope and pray you are all keeping well.

Thank you very much to Sally, the Bridge Benefice Choir and friends, to Nigel and to John for their contributions to the service for May 24th.  Here is the link:

Sunday Service 24th May

Here is this week's Pew Sheet which includes the other readings for Sunday.  Please don't forget the information on there about our new prayer chain.  I hope you will use it too!  It is good to support each other in prayer.

Our weekday Morning Prayer services take place via Zoom on Wednesdays at 9.00am with a focus on the Bridge Benefice, and on Thursdays at 9.00am with a focus on the Lower Stour Benefice.   Everyone is welcome to join us - please contact me for the log in details.  I am enjoying connecting with people in this way.  It is a great way to keep in touch.

Last Thursday was Ascension Day in the church which, as one of my clergy friends pointed out, is the day Jesus started to work from home!  We are in the in-between time this week as we look forward to and wait for Pentecost next Sunday - the coming of the Spirit, and the birthday of the church.  Life feels a bit like that at the moment too, doesn't it?  Being in 'in-between times' . . . waiting.  It can be frustrating to wait.  Think of young children on journeys asking "are we nearly there yet?", sometimes within minutes of leaving home.  Acts of the Apostles tells us that the disciples spent this time in the waiting room praying.  Why not set aside a specific time each day this week to pray?  Pray for each other, the country, your neighbours and family and friends.

God Bless,

Carolyn

The communities of Sturminster Marshall, Kingston Lacy and Shapwick produce a monthly magazine, The Bridge, which is delivered to over a thousand households in the area.  You can read the June edition here.

May's edition is still available here.

PLEASE NOTE  There will be no printed copies of the Bridge Magazine until further notice.  So please do read the online version.

Coronavirus update

Due to Covid-19 all regular church services are cancelled and our buildings are closed for the foreseeable future.

However, the church is still active in the community and we are still praying.

If we can support you in any way, please do contact us:

revcarolynzouzens@gmail.com or 01258 858353

May you know God's blessing and peace.

Carolyn

Rev. Carolyn Couzens

Priest-in-Charge

Our Monthly Service Rota

1st Sunday

9.15am

Joint Family Communion

with choir

St Mary's

Sturminster Marshall

2nd Sunday

9.15am

Joint Parish Communion

with choir

AT ST STEPHEN'S

3rd Sunday

9.15am

Family Service

AT ST STEPHEN'S

4th Sunday

9.15am

Joint Family Communion

with choir

St Mary's

Sturminster Marshall

5th Sunday

Joint 6-Parish

Communion

AT EACH CHURCH IN TURN AS ANNOUNCED

Safeguarding

 

At St Stephen's we take our responsibilities concerning the safeguarding of children, young people, and vulnerable adults very seriously, and we try to ensure that we always work in accordance with best practice.  Our Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here.

For any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Safeguarding Officer,

Rob Langdown.

THE PARISHES OF
STURMINSTER MARSHALL, KINGSTON LACY AND SHAPWICK

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