Our Community

People not Programs

If you want authentic community, you’ve come to the right place. Our focus is on people. We’d rather grow people than programs.

Our lives are busy enough, so here we hope to make space. We’d prefer you have an experience of God that refreshes and releases you.

We are an eclectic community of people endeavouring to follow Jesus Christ in the 21st Century. We believe church should be multi-cultural and multi-generational. We like it this way because those ‘other to us’ help us to grow and be more Christ-like.

We strongly believe faith is more than believing some things in your head, so we try to encourage each other to be a voice for the voiceless (Prov. 31) and to do justice and mercy, humbly before God (Micah 6:8). We are a place to intelligently, creatively, honestly, but faithfully wrestle with being followers of Christ today. People often comment on our authenticity and warmth. So bring your whole self and be yourself, it’s that simple.

Community Pantry

The St Stephen’s community pantry is an open pantry and sharing platform. It is a hub where people in the community can connect without even meeting. People may exchange fresh produce or surplus products of any useful nature. If preferred more basic food and toiletries may be left in the pantry for those in greater need. In many ways we do not want to limit how the pantry can be used, but we just ask that people limit unnecessary stockpiling from the pantry and take only that which is needed.