sunday services

10.15am and 6.00pm

All are welcome

We would love you to join us this Sunday. 

At both our services, we gather to worship God by singing, reading God’s Word the Bible, praying, and hearing the Bible taught.  The sermon is the same at both services.  There is a mixture of both traditional and contemporary songs.  

The morning service includes a children's talk, crèche (infant to 4 year olds) and Kids Church

Following each service, stay around to join in conversations over tea, coffee and food. 

 

Our regular gatherings are suspended for now, but we trust that our God will continue to work for the good of those who love him, for the glory of Jesus our Lord. 

We Are Meeting Online

Music

You can listen to our current set list of contemporary worship songs on Spotify.

Sermons

You can listen to past sermons online or as a podcast on Apple Podcasts and most podcast apps.

deaf church 

The Deaf Church is led by Rev Tony Salisbury who is profoundly deaf. Rev Tony Salisbury is the first ordained deaf minister in Victoria.

The whole service is in Auslan Sign Language. 

After the service there is tea, coffee and biscuits/cake available, including ‘chats’ during the afternoon tea.


WHEN: Sunday 2.00pm

WHO: All are welcome

For more information about Deaf Church, please contact Rev Tony Salisbury at deafchurch@shp.org.au or Voice/TTY 9551 3634; Fax 9551 3631.

 
 

KIds church

Each Sunday morning we run Kids Church for primary school aged children.

 

During Kids Church we read from the Bible, sing songs, play games, and split up into small groups based on age to learn more about Jesus. 

WHEN: Sunday 10.15am (after the children's talk in the morning service)

WHO: Children in prep to grade 6

For more information about our Kids Church, please email Ian at kidschurch@shp.org.au.

We take the safety of your children seriously. Learn more about our Safe Church policy.

Frequently asked questions

WHEN AND HOW LONG IS THE SERVICE?

We hold two services each Sunday at 10:15am and 6pm.  The service usually goes for 1.5 hours.

 

Everyone is welcome to stay for conversation over morning tea and supper after the service in the church hall. 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MORNING AND EVENING SERVICES?

The morning and evening services are very similar with the same sermon repeated. 

 

The morning service includes a children's talk about 15 minutes into the service. The children then leave to head out to Kids Church (Sunday School) in the church hall or crèche (for infants up to 4 year olds). The music for the morning service includes some hymns accompanied by the organ, and some contemporary songs accompanied by a band. 

The evening service includes a mixture of traditional and contemporary songs accompanied by a band. 

Do I need to give any money?

No.  Please remain our guest - there is no expectation that attenders give money.  If you are a visitor or new with us, we invite you to let the bag pass you by. 

 

If you are a Christian and would like to support the work of the gospel at our church and around the world, you can find about giving at our Church here.

At Christmas and Easter, and a few other special services, the offering will be for a particular charity or ministry organisation, with all funds raised being given to that organisation.  This will always be announced in that service.

HOW DO PEOPLE USUALLY DRESS AT CHURCH?

People tend to dress casually at our services, so please come in whatever is comfortable for you.

WHERE DO CHILDREN FIT IN AT St Stephen's?

We encourage children of all ages to come along to our Sunday morning or evening service. We're keen for children to not only learn about God, but to learn to worship Him, so we rejoice to see children in church.

On Sunday mornings we run a Kids Church and crèche. All children start in the Church with their parents/guardians.  About 15 minutes into the service there is a children's talk where all children are invited to come down to the front of the Church.  After that, the children head out to the Hall for Kids Church and for crèche.  Kids Church and crèche end at the same time as the service.

Crèche is for infants to 4 year olds, and involves singing, games, craft and story around a theme from the Bible for that week, as well as free play.  Parents are welcome to return to the service.    

To care for parents with infant children, we also have a quiet area to use near the hall with a video link into the service. This area has couches and changing facilities. 

We take the safety of your children seriously.  You can learn more about our Safe Church policy here.

WHERE SHOULD I PARK?

We have two on-site car parks off Warrigal Road and Canterbury Road, including designated disabled parking.  These can fill up quickly so we would recommend arriving a little early to give yourself time to find a spot. Parking on Warrigal Road and Russell Street are unrestricted on Sundays.