Welcome to St Stephen's
Our aim as a church is to be a welcoming community that celebrates the joy and the challenge of the Christian faith; and to be a place to which we come to worship God, in order to go out and live more faithfully in the wider world.
Welcome to the web site of St Stephen’s with St John, Rochester Row, Westminster. We are a flourishing parish church at the heart of London. At St Stephen’s, you will
find not only a beautiful building with an interesting history, but a friendly and very mixed community of people, most of whom live locally, who come together week by week to worship
In a part of the world where, very reasonably, many churches have ‘specialist’ ministries of one sort or another, we like to think of ourselves as a non-specialist church – a local parish church, with a style of worship that is dignified but relaxed, and brings together people of widely different backgrounds.
So we are a church where children and their families have a valued place, and to which a
good number of single people belong. We have people who have long experience as members of the church and others for whom this is still a new experience. We hope we are a church whose convictions are strong, and that knows the importance of living with questions. We want to be a church where we can come to worship God, in order that we can be better equipped to live our lives faithfully in our daily occupations in the wider world.
Adjoining St Stephen's is the Church of England Primary School, Burdett-Coutts, named after the benefactor who founded our church.
St Stephen's falls within the Deanery of Westminster. We are one of twenty-four churches in the Deanery.
We hope our web site will encourage you to come and find out for yourself.