WELCOME

Welcome to St. Stephen's Parish, a Chinese-Filipino, Anglican-Episcopal Church located in the heart of Manila.
Every Sunday, we have an English service at 7:00 a.m. and a Hokkien service at 9:45 a.m. We also have Sunday School, Fellowships, and Care Groups (small group ministry), which cater to the needs of different age groups, from kids and teens to the middle-aged and elderly. (See SCHEDULE.)

Please enjoy browsing through our website to get informed, get connected, and get involved. You are most welcome to listen, download, and share the sermons uploaded on our website.

You are also welcome to introduce our website to those who are searching for God, those trying to understand the meaning of life, or those who want to know more about believing in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.

If you have questions about St. Stephen's Parish or how to go further in your faith, contact us and we will be happy to help.

May the Lord of peace give you peace at all times, in all ways. (2 Thessalonians 3:16)


Rev. Samuel Sia
Acting Rector, St. Stephen's Parish

WHO WE ARE

We are...
  • St. Stephen's Parish
  • Anglican-Episcopal
  • Chinese-Filipino
  • One with the universal Church of Christ in faith and doctrine.
We believe...
  • that corporate worship and fellowship are essential to the Body of Christ
  • that individual worship and spiritual disciplines are essential to our personal walk with Christ
  • that we are called to be Christ's witnesses to the world and to be servants of one another.
We aim...
  • to be Christ-centered
  • to be Bible-based
  • to be empowered by God's love to serve one another
  • to be united in our desire to proclaim the gospel
  • to be worshippers in spirit and truth - offering up our lives in its entirety to love, honor and glorify God.

MISSION
& VISION

Mission
St. Stephen's Parish aims to unite and empower its members through active participation in its church life in order to become a corporate witness in proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Chinese-Filipino community, St. Stephen's High School and to the wider global society.

Vision
St.Stephen's Parish is a Christ-centered, Bible-based, Anglican-Episcopal Church that empowers its surrounding community and society with its worshipful, prayerful, vibrant and growing ministries, showing unity in Christ by its love, care and authentic fellowship among its members and among the Christian believers and spreading forth the gospel to the global society.

STATEMENT
OF FAITH

The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one being with the Father.
Through Him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation, He came down from heaven:
conceived by the Holy Spirit
He became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.
For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
He suffered death and was buried.
On the third day He rose again, in accordance with the Scriptures;
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will
have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son He is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. AMEN.

(Source: The Book of Common Prayer)

SCHEDULE

SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE
7:00 a.m. Worship Service in English at the Main Sanctuary
9:45 a.m. Worship Service in Hokkien at the Main Sanctuary
9:45 a.m. Children's Service (Sunday School) at the Faithfulness Building

We have joint or combined worship services several times a year. Please refer to our monthly schedule to confirm this month's schedule.
FELLOWSHIP SCHEDULE
Children
Sundays, 9:45 - 11 a.m.
Children's Service (Sunday School)
Faithfulness Building
*same as noted under Sunday Worship above

Parents and Guardians
of children who attend Sunday School
Sundays, 10 - 11 a.m.
Room 207, Faithfulness Building

Grade 7 and High School Students
Sundays, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Joy Fellowship
Yutiam Hall, H. J. Wei Building

4th Year High School & College Students
Sundays, 8:45 - 10:30 a.m.
Young People's Fellowship (YPF)
Hall B, Third Floor, H. J. Wei Building
Adults
Sundays, 8:45 - 10 a.m.
Zion Fellowship
Hall A, Third Floor, H. J. Wei Building

2nd Sunday, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Churchwomen's Fellowship
(for ladies 27 years old and above)
Glory Hall, Faithfulness Building

2nd Sunday, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Churchmen's Fellowship
(for men 27 years old and above)
Yutiam Hall, H. J. Wei Building

Tuesdays, 8:15 - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study Group (TBSG)
Yutiam Hall, H. J. Wei Building

1st & 3rd Saturdays, 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Carmel Fellowship
Yutiam Hall, H. J. Wei Building

Weekdays, 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Marriage Keepers (for Couples)


You may check these fellowships' weekly topics or confirm their monthly schedule.

STAFF


Rev. Samuel Sia
Acting Rector
Rev. Samuel Sia graduated from Nanyang University (Industrial Management) in 1973. He started his career with Singapore Manufacturers' Association and thereafter spent six years with the Royal Danish Embassy.

He attended theological training in St. John's College, Nottingham, England, from 1983-1985. Ordained in 1986, he has pastored several Anglican Churches for 13 years and served as a Chaplain of St. Luke's Hospital in Singapore for 3 years. The Diocese of Singapore appointed Rev. Sia as a Rev. Canon on 26 March 1995. Rev. Sia was responsible in organizing several major evangelistic events and international conferences. He published "The Study Notes on The Minor Prophets" and "The Study Notes on James" in 2002 and 2005 respectively, and "Hokkien Spiritual Songs" and "Study Notes on Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians" in 2006. More than 40 spiritual books and teaching materials were translated and published by Rev. Sia, including "Songs of Praise," "Songs of the Kingdom," "Walk Thru the Bible" and many Derek Prince's booklets.

Rev. Sia is a traveling preacher, teacher and evangelist, able to preach in English, Mandarin, Amoy and Cantonese. He is also a musician who plays the trumpet, clarinet, harmonica, ocarina, Filipino flute, among others.

His wife Linda travels and serves the Lord with him. They have two daughters and a son. Eunice is a lawyer by profession, married to Edwin Chen, SQ Station manager in Christ Church, New Zealand, and they have 3 children, Claire, Caren and Luke. Cheryl is a Tax Consultant, married to Dr. Ng Tong Yong, SGH, and they have a daughter, Christie. Ernest just graduated from the Law School, Nottingham University, England.

谢庆福牧师祖籍福建惠安。1973年毕业於新加坡南洋大学工业管理系。曾任职於新加坡厂商公会和丹麦大使館。1983 赴英国諾丁罕圣約翰神学院深造;1985 年回国後按牧,牧养圣公會教會达13年;之后任圣路加医院院牧 3 年。

谢牧师多次负责筹办全国性联合大型佈道会,和国际性福音会议;也翻译、出版四十多本属灵书籍、教材和诗歌,包括“赞美诗歌、天国诗歌”、“遍覽圣经”和 编写“小先知书讲义”、“雅各书讲义”、“以弗所书、腓立比书、歌罗西书讲义”和“好听的福建歌”。

谢牧师足跡遍及多国,担任退修会、佈道会、培灵会讲员;能以英语、華语、廈语和广东话讲道;且擅长吹奏小号、单簧管、口琴、陶笛、菲律滨笛等乐器。

谢牧师目前兼任菲律宾圣公会圣司提芬堂代牧正。师母陈春莲与谢牧师配搭事奉;长女谢祐、执业律师, 女婿陈伟明、任职新航,外孙女陈以、陈然,外孙男陈可,一家在纽西兰基督城;次女谢祺、税务会计师,女婿黄忠荣医生、任职新加坡中央医院,育有一女黄靖;儿子谢恩、毕业于英国英国諾丁罕大学法律系,现为见习律师。

eSia PTE Ministry Address: 32 Sunshine Terrace, Singapore 535709
Telephones:
Singapore: +65 93892126 Indonesia: +6287882411398
Malaysia: +60167851372 Philippines: +639275619532
Email: revsamuelsia@yahoo.com.sg


Ptr. Justin Fung
Pastor
Ptr. Justin came to know the Lord at a very young age here in St. Stephen's Parish. Even as a child, he had already been trained and exposed to various ministries in the church such as helping out in Children's Service and in its Children's Choir. Later on, he served in Joy Fellowship as a Bible study leader and counselor and continued to use God-given gifts in whatever capacity they allowed him - from singing in the choir to acting in evangelistic plays or making designs and props for special events and purposes.

He first dedicated himself to the fulltime ministry when he was in 4th year high school during their Seniors' Retreat. But the real call came for him when he was at a critical point in his professional career when he had to make a decision on whether or not to enter the seminary or to accept a promotion and an overseas assignment. Struggling with fear and the uncertainty of the future, especially of the kind of life that awaits a pastor, he found comfort and assurance in God's promise that He will be with him every step of the way. Steadfastly, he resigned from his work and entered the 3-year Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies course at the Biblical Seminary of the Philippines (BSOP), where he graduated recently in March of 2013.

Ptr. Justin is now acting as one of the advisers in Young People's Fellowship (YPF) and serving as one of our church's Care Group Core Leaders. He is also involved in the different ministry committees of our church; among which is as a teacher of our Discipleship Stations under the Christian Education Committee and as a lay officiant in the worship service under the Worship Committee. He finds joy in each and every opportunity God gives to serve Him and shepherd His people.

Ptr. Justin also has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the Ateneo de Manila University.

10 years from now...

"I hope to be able to plant churches and be actively involved in evangelism and missions work through SSP."

LOCATION

St. Stephens Parish
1267 G. Masangkay St.,
Sta Cruz, Manila

E-mail:
contact@sspmanila.org

Tel. No.:
255-2679 to 81
254-8468

Fax:
254-1007


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