Ever since St. Stephen’s re-opened as a place of worship, we have endeavoured to develop good relationships with other local churches. In particular we have developed a strong partnership with our near neighbours, Westbourne Park Baptist Church (WPBC).
As well as our extensive links through the Westbourne Park Family Centre, St. Stephen’s and WPBC have also run joint Alpha courses; shared in Christmas services; supported each others events; exchanged preachers; supported the Community Bible Study; and are now embarking on our first Growing Leaders course.
There are also many significant personal and pastoral links between the two congregations as well.
Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.
Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy,
for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News
about Christ from the time you first heard it until now….
So it is right that I should feel as I do about all of you,
for you have a special place in my heart.
Philippians 1 v3-5, v7