Stepney Area News

Visiting clergy permissions and safeguarding checks

What checks should you do on clergy who are invited to take part in services outside of the parish where they are licensed, whether from another diocese, another jurisdiction, or another denomination? Current practice in the Diocese of London is that checks are...

We are One Project

Aleka Gutzmore and Laura Luz have been working with Anu Omideyi and produced this resource 'We are One' which could be used online as well as in schools and Sunday schools to allow children to explore themes of race from a Biblical Perspective. We came to create this...

A Hymn for Church Safeguarding Officers

When I organised an event several years ago for Parish Safeguarding Officers I commissioned Ally Barrett to write a hymn specifically for the occasion.  You can find it  here on her website; she’s a great hymnwriter.  Have a look - it would be great hymn to sing on...

Bishop Joanne’s summer/autumn diary

Belonging in, praying for, and caring for people and parishes in Stepney Area is the core of Bishop Joanne’s role. She is also the lead bishop for safeguarding on behalf of Bishop Sarah, supports the work of the Compassionate Communities team, and, with Monica Bolley,...

Parish creation care plan

Stepney Area Vision says: “We want every church to sign up to the Church of England’s carbon reduction targets via the ECO Church movement, Energy Footprint Tool or similar network.”

Contemplating change in church

Fr William Taylor of St Thomas Clapton Ponds, (who spoke at Stepney@Prayer) speaks here in the Tablet (Pg 12) about change and his church… it’s a great read. The Tablet 24.09.2022

Lay leaders conference

Lay leaders conference

“Growing the Church together” Over 70 lay leaders from across the church spectrum gathered on Saturday 24th September at Kings House, the home of KXC in Kings Cross, for the ‘Stepney Church conference’. Mirjam Ngoy-Verhage the newly appointed discipleship lead for the...