On Saturday 7th January, Andy Hilsop from BBC Radio Guernsey attended the Taizé service that was held at St Stephen’s Church. Parts of the service, as well as an interview with Fr John Moore, were broadcast on the morning of Sunday, 8th January.
On Saturday 5th November, +Trevor Willmott, the Bishop of Dover, came to St Stephen’s and presided a Confirmation Service for the island of Guernsey.
Ten candidates from four different Guernsey churches were presented.
The joyful service was followed by an excellent and tasty reception at the St Stephen’s Community Centre.
The young people from St Stephen’s who were confirmed will now be invited to join the Guild of St Stephen and St Mary, which meets once a month.
At the Easter Vigil which was held on Holy Saturday, St Stephen’s unveiled its new Easter Garden (photo courtesy of Carl Symes).
The Garden was a collective effort, prepared by parishioners and children alike, who donated many beautiful flowers and plants.
At the Easter Vigil Sung Mass, worshippers at St Stephen’s were joined by members and priests from the Town Church, the Parish Church of St Michel du Valle and by the Dean of Guernsey, the Very Revd. Tim Barker.
At the end of the Mass, the Dean rolled the stone away from the entrance to the tomb.
Christ is risen, Alleluia!
On 18th March, Fr John Moore was interviewed by Jenny Kendall-Tobias on BBC Radio Guernsey about the first Taizé service held at St Stephen’s on the eve of Palm Sunday. As a result of the broadcast, many people from the island attended and were able to join together in worship, praise, prayer, meditation and adoration.