Vision & Values

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 Our Church Vision Statement

Located in the heart of Westbourne Park,
St Stephen’s is a Church of England parish church
with a diverse Christian community of all ages.

We are followers of Jesus, inspired by the Holy Spirit
and directed by the Word of God.

With our doors wide open, expressing the love of Jesus,
our vision is to be relevant and valued
as a people and a place of prayer, worship and service to the community.

Our Church Values Statement

At the heart of the Christian faith is an invitation from God. We are a church that embraces and extends God’s invitation through our values:
Engagement – with God, each other, our community and the world
Accessibility – in our worship, our Bible teaching and our fellowship and, ultimately, to God
Participation – a diverse people with different gifts making a variety of contributions for the benefit of everyone
Relevance – making connections between the Christian faith and contemporary living
Partnerships – humbly valuing others, sharing strengths and lightening the load

Your very lives are a letter that anyone can read just by looking at you.
Christ himself wrote it – not with ink, but with God’s living Spirit;
not chiselled into stone, but carved into human lives – and we publish it.
2 Corinthians 3:3