Newish Morning Tea

If you consider yourself new to St Stephen’s then we want to welcome you. We run Newish Morning Teas every month to help people get their bearings, meet staff and other new people and take a step further into the church life.

Why not visit a 9:45am service and join us straight after at one of our upcoming morning teas this Summer.

Summer Dates:

  • 17 December
  • 25 February

​Christmas at St Stephen’s

There’s no better way to find out more about Jesus than at Christmas!

Come, experience Christmas with us and unwrap the ancient story of Jesus’ birth. Discover the timeless awe and joy of the original Christmas events.

Saturday 9th December

  • 5-7pm Carols on the Grass — on the church grass with the Willoughby Public School band and others. Kids Fair and dinner included too.

Sunday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

  • 4pm Family Service with a sausage sizzle afterwards.
  • 10pm Champagne Supper
  • 11pm Candlelight Readings and Carols

Monday 25th December (Christmas Day)

  • 9am Community Service with a community choir, Kids Spot and a Christmas morning tea

Christmas Pantry

Our Night Church community is planning to run a Christmas Food Pantry on 23 December to give out food, groceries and essentials for anyone in our neighbourhood in need. Would you consider donating a small item or two to this pantry? Simply bring one of the following items below to Carols on the Grass on Saturday 9th December and hand it in at our collection point. We appreciate your generosity to those in our community in need.

Click through the slides below for examples of foods to include, helpful toiletry items, and what to avoid.

Example of Foods

Granola bars

Breakfast cereals (weet-bix, corn flakes, etc.)

Dried/tinned fruit


Peanut butter

Crackers, biscuits (which will keep)

Canned beans/veggies/soups/stews

Condiments, sauces (especially pasta sauce), spices

Instant noodles


Helpful Toiletry Items






Toilet paper/tissues/baby wipes

What to Avoid

Items with glass or cellophane packaging, which can be broken in transit

Junk food

Things that need can openers or special equipment (pop-top cans–whether for veggies, meat or fruit–are a plus)

Things which will go off or items that will be out of date by 23 December 2023

Big Questions for our World

14th, 21st & 28th January 2024

The new year is a time to stop and think about the things that matter in life. Join us in January for our Big Questions for our World summer series. These are 3 talks that unpack some spicy questions we might be too afraid to ask.


  • Are we getting softer? What Jesus says about pleasure and pain
  • Are we getting smarter? What Jesus says about tradition and being authentic
  • Are we getting happier? What Jesus says about personal fulfilment and joy