From Monday 25th May until Saturday 6th June, St Stephen’s organised a special exhibition to mark its 150th anniversary.
The exhibition, which was set up within the church, provided information about the history of the building, people, ceremonies, services and special occasions. Photographs, film, music, memorabilia and models in costumes of the day brought the past back to life as St Stephen’s was decorated in Victorian style.
During the week of the exhibition, two special talks were offered:
- On Monday 1st June, an illustrated lecture given by Helen Elletson, Curator of the William Morris Society
- On Wednesday 3rd June, a talk given by The Revd Leslie Craske, AKC, S.TH., SSC entitled ‘Bells, Smells and Candles: the Oxford Movement and the Anglo-Catholic traditions’.
The week finished with a Victorian Tea Party and Fête, which was held on Saturday in the garden of the church.