We value thoughtful questions over easy answers, in keeping with our Anglican heritage which honors Scripture, Tradition, and Reason. We commit to offering vibrant educational opportunities for all ages.
Children’s Formation & Nursery Care
From September through mid-May, children in Kindergarten through 6th grade gather in our learning space on the 3rd floor at 9:45 AM. St. Stephen’s uses an age-appropriate, lectionary-based curriculum to explore the rhythms of the church year. At approximately 10:30 am, children join their families in the main church for Holy Eucharist.
For infants, toddlers, and children up to 4-years-old, our bright and spacious nursery facility is available every Sunday from 9:00 am through the end of the 10:00 am service. The nursery is located in the lower level of the Parish House next to the Dining Room.
Safe Church Standards
St. Stephen’s is a safe church trained parish. The Parish complies with the standards set by the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts for clergy, employees, and any volunteer who works with our children and youth. Among those standards: each person working with children or young people has completed a CORI background check and has participated in a Diocesan-sponsored Safe Church Training.
Teens gather occasionally for social activities, join parish-wide inter-generational events, and participate in mission projects both locally and beyond the Berkshires.
Occasional Sunday morning and week-day offerings use various texts, programs, and videos to explore relevant questions and issues.