The Parish of St Stephen First Martyr.
Parish Priests: Frs Gordon Abbs & Philip Reece.
Residence and Office:
St Stephen’s Presbytery,
101 Sandy Lane, Orford, Warrington. WA2 9HS.
Tel: 01925 632849.
Welcome to the website for St Stephen’s Parish. The Parish comprises two Mass centres: St Stephen’s based in Orford and the Church of the Resurrection and of St Bridget, based in Cinnamon Brow. The Parish also includes the area of Birchwood, dedicated to St Oliver Plunkett.
Geographically, the Parish covers the areas of Winwick, Orford, Longford, Cinnamon Brow, Poulton, Fearnhead, Longbarn and Birchwood. For further information concerning the location of the Mass centres and times of Mass please refer to the sections “Our churches” and “Services”.
St Stephen's Parish lies within Pastoral Area 20- Warrington, dedicated to St Gregory the Great. With so much occurring on a Pastoral Area wide basis we also have a page dedicated to the Pastoral Area. For further information click on 'News' at the head of the page and follow the links to the Deanery Council.
We hope that you will find our website both interesting and informative. We have designed a forum page on this website to make it easier for you to contact us. If you think that there is anything missing that would be beneficial to other users, please do let us know. If you wish, you can leave your E-mail address on this page for us to contact you, or you can click on the e-mail address on the home page. This page will also be used for topical issues and comments from all quarters, about a range of issues.
Fr Gordon Abbs, Parish Priest
Finally, our thanks go to Ciaran McGarry and Adam Kara for setting up this website.