Visits and Events
Posted on 11 June 2013
Bishop Stephen reflected, ‘It was a great joy to be in Karlstad last weekend for the ordination of two new priests and one new deacon. It is always an inspiration and encouragement to be present at an ordination service and to witness new ministers pledging their lives in the service of the gospel. During a beautiful liturgy Bishop Esbjorn reminded us of Christ’s call to ‘come and see’, and how these words were echoed in the way the first disciples invited others to Jesus”.
Posted on 10 June 2013
Bishop Stephen joined Father Richard to mark ten years of ministry among the people of Old Heath.
Father Richard commented: “I immediately fell in love with Old Heath and here I am ten years later. God certainly knew what he was up to”.
Posted on 08 November 2012
‘I was thrilled to finally be confirmed. I was awe-struck by the way it was set up and how many people were involved in which was a very special night for me and others. It was a great experience to meet Bishop Stephen, and a night to remember’.
Bishop Stephen visits High Beach for confirmations.
Posted on 25 June 2012
Bishop Stephen visited e2v, the Chelmsford based high technology firm, on 25 June 2012.
Posted on 17 May 2012
Bishop Stephen visited the warehouse and offices of Christian Hope International on 17 May 2012 to dedicate the 100th shipment by the charity.
Posted on 30 March 2012
George Carey CofE Primary School in Barking Riverside was officially opened in March. The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey who grew up in the area performed the opening ceremony, supported by Bishop Stephen and Bishop David.
Posted on 28 March 2012
Bishop Stephen visited the Stanley Spencer Gallery and Holy Trinity Church in Cookham, Berkshire on 28 March 2012 to celebrate the gallery’s 50th anniversary.
Posted on 07 March 2012
Bishop Stephen and Mrs Rebecca Cottrell visited St Hilda’s School in Westcliff.
Posted on 04 March 2012
Some years ago I remember receiving a Christmas card which against the backdrop of a twinkling star filled sky showed two hands reaching out and clasping each other. Underneath the text read: ‘faith is holding your hand out in the dark and knowing it is held’
Posted on 03 March 2012
Given by Bishop Stephen to Essex Shia Muslim Community