The people of St Stephen's Bayswater commit themselves to serving the people of God here and in the wider community, seeking to meet the pastoral needs of all who seek God. We commit ourselves to grow in faith, to invite and welcome others to share in this journey.
St Stephen's is an inclusive, welcoming, warm, diverse and family-friendly church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. Our life at St Stephen's is firmly based on the Eucharist which unites us with Jesus Christ and empowers us to love God and our neighbour as ourself. With this as our foundation, we offer a range of spiritual, educational and social activities, along with many opportunities to serve others. At St Stephen’s we love music. The choir leads the congregation in the sung parts of the Mass and hymns at our 9.30am service.
To maintain our Anglo Catholic tradition
To become a major Anglo Catholic Centre in the area
To maintain our buildings in good repair
To attract more people especially the young and families
To be a visible and caring member of the wider community
To teach and nurture believers
To strengthen and deepen our relationship with God
To respond to human need by loving service
To build a parish community through fellowship and care
To proclaim the good news of the Kingdom
Involve more people more often in the life of the church
St Stephen's Anglican Church of Bayswater is part of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne. Anglicans are Christians who belong to the world-wide Anglican Communion, originating from the Church of England.