About Us

St. Stephen’s belongs to the Church of England, and we want to share our experience of a God who both comforts and challenges his people. We believe in a loving creator God, that Jesus of Nazareth was God in human form, and that the Holy Spirit of God is active in the world today. We aim to worship in a way that is free and informal, and yet serious and relevant, using modern translations of the Bible and a mixture of traditional and newer songs.

Our services include Holy Communion, at 10 a.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays. Our Cafe Church on the first Sunday in a month is allways popular. We also run from time to time educational groups, where we help one another to understand the Bible and apply it to our lives.  YOU are welcome, whatever your background and whatever is happening in your life at the moment.

We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.

The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website which includes contact details for Safeguarding organisations and charities.


Please see our church website page on Safeguarding for further information:


For Local Harlow Safeguarding Issues please contact:

Our Parish Safeguarding and Child Protection Officer at church is Kim Allen, 07811 984646, email: [email protected]

The Diocesan Child Protection Advisor is available day or night on 07903 831965

Harlow Council’s designated Safeguarding Officer on 01279 446192

Essex County Council 24 hour protection line for children & vulnerable adults on 0845 606 1212