About Us

Who we are

St Stephen’s  is a real mix of people of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds. At the centre of all we do is a passion for Jesus and a heart for serving those around us.

The church lies at the heart of the local community of New Town, Colchester. The congregation of around 100 has people of different ages and backgrounds and Christian experience and we believe this diversity is a real strength. Our style is informal and relaxed. We take God seriously and see Him making a difference in our lives. If you are searching spiritually, new to the area or just want to drop by and find out what goes on you will be most welcome.

What do we believe?

Our vision statement says that we wish St Stephen’s to be a place where people can:

Be, Belong, Encounter, Grow

  • Be: That the church will be an accepting place where we can be ourselves before each other and before God.
  • Belong: That church will be a place where we can discover a sense of belonging as part of God’s community.
  • Encounter: That church will be a place that enables us to meet with God.
  • Grow: That church will be a place that encourages us to discover more about God and what that might mean for our lives.

Safeguarding Policy

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.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer may be contacted at church 01206 869091 or by email at safeguarding@ststephens-colchester.org.uk or you can contact the Chelmsford Diocese Safeguarding team

Abbeyfield Project

We are also one of the churches involved in the Abbeyfield Community Project. The project was established to maintain a thriving and caring community within the new housing development.

Please see the website for more details.