St Stephen's Church is an Anglican church in Bournemouth, Dorset (formerly in Hampshire). The liturgical life of the Church is rooted in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. The Church has a noted Lady Chapel, and celebrates Marian masses, benediction and recitation of the Rosary for the Society of Mary. Devotion to Our Lady of Walsingham is also common.
The church is close to Meyrick Park.
Designed by architect John Loughborough Pearson, as a memorial to Alexander Morden Bennett, first vicar of St Peter's Church, Bournemouth. The church is constructed with Purbeck stone and Bath stone. Its nave was built from 1881 to 1883 and the chancel was built from 1896 to 1897. The tower was built from 1907 to 1908. It is a Grade I-listed building.
1881–1911 Fr Alexander Sykes Bennett
1911–28 Fr George Philip Trevelyan
1928–44 Fr Philip Harold Rogers
1944–52 Fr Geoffrey Heald
1952–58 Fr Francis John Michael Dean
1958–62 Fr Charles Edward Burnett Neate
1962–70 Fr George Percy Wilkins
1970–73 Fr Anthony Douglas Caesar
1974–83 Fr John David Corbett
1983–87 Fr John Catlin
1987–94 Fr Paul Hastrop
1994–2012 Fr Robin Harger
2009–present Fr Ian Terry (Rector)
The church has an organ by William Hill dating from 1898. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register. There is also a small 5 stop chamber organ dating from 1870. The specification of the chamber organ can also be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.
List of organists
1894–1930 Henry Holloway, D.Mus. FRCO
1930–35 Percy Whitlock
1936–66 Cyril Knight, FRCO,FLCM
1967–75 Spencer Fackerell
1976 Roger Hill
1976–82 Cyril Knight
1982–88 Ian Harrison, BA, FRCO, FTCL
1988–94 Anthony Wood, ARCO
1994– Ian Harrison