Saint Stephen Mission was set up in 1997 by Saint Petroc Monastery in Hobart. The Priest is Fr. Barry Jefferies, and the mission is intended to assist the people of Launceston and northern Tasmania to join the oldest, and only Church which is the direct and continuously existing continuation of the Church founded on earth by Jesus Christ, two thousand years ago.

We worship in English and we are an integral part of the worldwide Orthodox Christian Church.

SUNDAY Matins: 09.00 Divine Liturgy: 09.30 Hadspen
During early March 2007, Fr. Barry visited England, where he assisted at the retreat for men at Hawkinge, Kent and at the centenary liturgy at Saint Mary the Virgin church Capel-le-Ferne, Kent.
Fr. Barry and Wendy became the proud grandparents of Elizabeth Anne in November 2006. Born to their eldest daughter, Rachel, Elizabeth Anne arrived somewhat sooner than expected, but seems to be thriving. Her older sister Victoria is two years old.