The church you see today at Stisted is the result of centuries of evolution, but it is still used for the purpose for which it was built over eight centuries ago: the worship of God, and the coming together of a community. Throughout its long history, new works have changed the character of the church, but reflected changing aesthetic and spiritual values of the day. In different periods the church was built, rebuilt, altered or extended to reflect the needs of the congregation of the day, and changing ideas about liturgy, patronage and the role of the village church.
It is no different for us today. We embrace audio-visual technology to bring the teachings of Jesus to the young families and children in our Community. That same technology can enable accessibility for those with visual and hearing impairments. (We also have level access for those using wheelchairs and pushchairs.) We also offer the traditional service of Holy Communion and welcome children to our Junior Church. Messy Church is a popular favourite with local families and is always held on the last Sunday of November for Advent/Christmas and on Good Friday morning for Good Friday/Easter.
Regular community events are becoming established. Exploring our 'Art and Lit' connections with Sir Andrew Motion and E M Forster, we plan to hold Art/Photographic Exhibitions. An Evening with Martin Newell and The Hosepipe Band on 14th July 2018 ticks the box for Literature! A Flower Festival with a Concert commemorating the end of the Great War 100 years ago due to take place on 10th/11th November 2018 is also another 'Arts' event. Add to this Autumn Fayre in September and occasional Cinema Nights, then you will see that we are establishing a vibrant church for our local community alongside the worshipping congregations.
Everyone is welcome to Stisted Church, whether a visitor to the area, just moved into Stisted, or just becoming 'curious' about the rich heritage that our Church bears witness to.
To find out the details of current events, please check notice boards, Parish Magazine, or Get in Touch with Mrs Bash, contacts given.