St. Stephen's Church, Tonbridge
with St. Eanswythe's Mission
Powered by the presence of God, shaped for the purposes of God


Here you will find our weekly news sheets (News and Notes) and also our monthly newsletter (Encompass).

News and Notes

Please click on the News and Notes edition that you would like to see.

4th Jan 2015 11th Jan 2015 18th Jan 2015 25th Jan 2015
1st Feb 2015 8th Feb 2015 15th Feb 2015 22nd Feb 2015
1st Mar 2015 8th Mar 2015 15th Mar 2015 22nd Mar 2015
29th Mar 2015 5th Apr 2015 12th Apr 2015 19th Apr 2015
26th Apr 2015 3rd May 2015 10th May 2015 17th May 2015
24th May 2015 31st May 2015 Beating the bounds 7th Jun 2015
14th Jun 2015 21st Jun 2015 28th Jun 2015 5th Jul 2015
12th Jul 2015 Summer 2015 30th Aug 2015 6th Sep 2015
13th Sep 2015 20th Sep 2015 27th Sep 2015 4th Oct 2015
11th Oct 2015 18th Oct 2015 25th Oct 2015 1st Nov 2015
8th Nov 2015 15th Nov 2015 22nd Nov 2015 29th Nov 2015
6th Dec 2015 13th Dec 2015 20th Dec 2015 10th Jan 2016
17th Jan 2016 24th Jan 2016 31st Jan 2016 7th Feb 2016
14th Feb 2016 21st Feb 2016 28th Feb 2016 6th Mar 2016
13th Mar 2016 20th Mar 2016 3rd Apr 2016 10th Apr 2016
17th Apr 2016 24th Apr 2016 1st May 2016 8th May 2016
15th May 2016 22nd May 2016 29th May 2016 5th June 2016
12th June 2016 19th June 2016 26th June 2016 3rd July 2016
10th July 2016 17th July 2016 24th July 2016 31st July 2016
August 2016 4th Sept 2016 11th Sep 2016 18th Sep 2016
25th Sep 2016 2nd Oct 2016 9th Oct 2016 16th Oct 2016
23rd Oct 2016 30th Oct 2016 6th Nov 2016 13th Nov 2016
20th Nov 2016 27th Nov 2016 4th Dec 2016 11th Dec 2016
Christmas 2016 8th Jan 2017 15th Jan 2017 22nd Jan 2017
29th Jan 2017 5th Feb 2017 12th Feb 2017 19th Feb 2017
26th Feb 2017 5th Mar 2017 12th Mar 2017 19th Mar 2017
26th Mar 2017 2nd April 2017 9th April 2017 Easter 2017
23rd April 2017 30th April 2017 7th May 2017 21st May 2017
28th May 2017 4th June 2017 11th June 2017 18th June 2017
25th June 2017 2nd July 2017 9th July 2017 16th July 2017
23rd July 2017 30th July 2017 3rd September 2017 10th September 2017
17th September 2017 24th September 2017 1st October 2017 8th October 2017
15th October 2017 22nd October 2017 29th October 2017 5th November 2017
12th November 2017 19th November 2017 26th November 2017  



Why the name Encompass?

• EN – compass: the prefix has the sense of ‘into, inside’, and the raison d’etre of this newsletter is that it is for the church. People comment they do not know what is going on or who someone is, and this will always be an issue for a larger church. I hope that Encompass will be another aid to communication with news, articles, stories, testimonies, and each month we hope to introduce you to someone else within St. Stephen’s.

• en-COMPASS: a compass gives direction. I hope that Encompass will be a format through which we can share vision and direction, but also that it will point us to God as it challenges us, makes us think and bears testimony to what God is doing in people’s lives and the life of the church. The compass also picks up the nautical theme of the sailing ship that is at the heart of our vision –to be powered by the presence of God and shaped for the purposes of God.

• ENCOMPASS: the dictionary defines Encompass as “to include entirely or comprehensively”. I hope that Encompass will be a forum that helps build community, that helps people feel included, and that reaches out across our different congregations and to all ages. Articles will be short and snappy, but hopefully thought provoking and interesting. Encompass will be produced monthly, and will be handed out free to everyone at church. This is not to say that we are ignoring the community, rather that to share what is going on at St. Stephen’s more widely needs a separate magazine specifically aimed at the community.

So here it is. Our new newsletter, aimed at the church, for the church, to build communication and fellowship within the church. I hope you like it. Articles, news, testimonies don’t just happen, they need you to write them. So to a large extent how good this newsletter is depends on you getting involved. To contribute an article or make a comment to the editors please use 
this link. The editor of this publication is Natalie Holloway.


Encompass Jan 13 Encompass Feb 13 Encompass Mar 13 Encompass Apr 13
Encompass May 13 Encompass Jun 13 Encompass Jul 13 Encompass Aug 13
Encompass Sep 13 Encompass Oct 13 Encompass Nov 13 Encompass Dec 13
Encompass Jan 14 Encompass Feb 14 Encompass Mar 14 Encompass Apr 14
Encompass May 14 Encompass June 14 Encompass July 14 Encompass Aug 14
Encompass Sep 14 Encompass Oct 14 Encompass Nov14 Encompass Dec14
Encompass Jan 15 Encompass Feb 15 Encompass Mar 15 Encompass Apr 15
Encompass May 15 Encompass Jun 15 Enc Jul /Aug15 Diary Jul/Aug 15
Insert for Jul/Aug 15 Encompass Sep 15 Encompass Oct 15 Encompass Nov 15
Encompass Dec 15 Encompass Jan 16 Encompass Feb 16 Encompass Mar 16
Encompass Apr 16 Encompass May 16 Encompass June 16 Encompass July & Aug 16
Diary July & Aug 16 Encompass Sep 16 Encompass Oct 16 Encompass Nov 16
Encompass Dec 16 Encompass Jan 17 Encompass Feb 17 Encompass Mar 17
Encompass Apr 17 Encompass May 17 Encompass Jun 17 Encompass Jul & Aug 17
Encompass Sep 17 Encompass Oct 17 Encompass Nov 17 Encompass Dec/Jan