In May a group of men from St Stephen’s gathered at the Community Harvest Project in Grafton for our annual retreat. During the day we shared in worship, service, fellowship and food. We were given three tasks for our farm work. We built large-wheeled hoes, prepared plant boxes for the farm fund raiser, while others transplanted pepper seedlings (756 seedlings amounting to 4624 servings for the food challenged of Worcester County). Our day was interspersed with periods of reflection on living into the resurrection led by Fr. Jesse, exploring the resurrection appearances of Jesus. For the final reflection we went outside into the peace and silence of the farm to consider the meaning of the resurrection in our lives, ending with sharing the Eucharist.

During the year, we meet for breakfast and fellowship every other Saturday. We spend time in prayer and reflect on the meaning of the scriptures in our own lives. We take all that into the world as action and service, in the church and in the community. We are currently focusing on ways to serve our local community. Find out more at our next breakfast meeting, Saturday 9th September.

Come join us for fun and fellowship!