|STREETS AHEAD Work on improving roads, pavements, lighting and drainage will commence in the parish THIS WEEK. For more information, attend the Roadshow on 3 June in the Broomhall Centre on Broomspring Lane, 3.30-6.30 pm.INDEPENDENT AGE, the national support community for older people, needs volunteer befrienders in Sheffield. Volunteers receive a full induction and ongoing training. In addition, all expenses are reimbursed. To find out more contact Jacoba Oldham, on 01977 551405 or Jacoba.firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Please make sure you’re free on Saturday 27 September for our day together with Canon Richard Giles, creative liturgist and worship leader, and for the weekend of 18-20 September 2015 when the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, is booked for our parish weekend together.
CHRISTIAN AID UPDATE Thank you to all those who participated in the May Day Trek. If you have sponsored those who walked can you please give your sponsorship money to Alison, Helen or Ceri. Sheffield Night Hike takes place on Saturday 28 June and is a 17 mile dusk-till-dawn trek from Lodge Moor to Hathersage and back. Register online at www.SheffieldNightHike.org.uk or phone 0113 244 4764.
CHARITY VINTAGE SPORTS DAY TODAY raising Funds for Phaseworldwide. Teams of 6 adults to take part in the fun event. No experience needed just lots of energy and imagination. Helpers also required for tea and cakes! Contact Dilys Noble 07817651178; email@example.com; www.phaseworldwide.org.
|THURSDAY DISCUSSION GROUP Join us on Thursdays from 11.15-12.15 to discuss Poetry (1st Thursday of the month), Bible Study (3rd Thursday of the month) and ‘Sharing our Journey’ (2nd and 4th Thursday of the month). All are welcome and no preparation is necessary. ‘Sharing our Journey’ is a way of sharing, listening and reflecting on our Life journey together, so just bring yourself. Coffee /tea and biscuits provided.CONGRATULATIONS to Ian Maher on his appointment as Honorary Minor Canon at Sheffield Cathedral, where he served his curacy.
WOOL NEEDED for knitters in Broomhall. Please bring supplies to Sue!
MACMILLAN CANCER CARE Robert Beard is undertaking the 25-miles Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday 14 June in memory of his sister Miranda. Please sponsor him at www.justgiving.com/RobertBeard or collar him to sign his form. Thank you.
AMNESTY FOR BROOMHILL Over the centuries, Sheffield is well known for its dissidents and troublemakers campaigning for citizens’ rights. As part of the Broomhill Festival, David Price will talk on ‘Human rights – campaigning in 19th Century Sheffield’ on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 at 7.00 pm in St Mark’s Upper room. Donations of £2 on the door. Any surplus will be shared between the Festival charities and the Sheffield Amnesty Group, which is organising this event.
BAKEWELL GREEN FESTIVAL – Celebrating Sustainable Living in the Peak District, on Saturday 12 July, 10.00 am – 6.00 pm, Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell. Free Entry. Poster in the Foyer.
|LUNCH DATES FOR YOUR DIARY13 July – BBQ & games on the Green.
BROOMHILL FESTIVAL STARTS THIS FRIDAY!! There are a wide range of events happening over the next couple of weeks, including lunchtime music recitals, family fun events and an opportunity to hear speakers talking about key political, economic and social issues affecting our community. Full details of all of the events can be found in the Festival Brochure so do take copies for your family, friends or work colleagues and we look forward to seeing you there!’
GARDEN PARTY – 14 JUNE Contributions for the Treasures, books and Toys stalls are welcome. Bring them on a Sunday, or contact Jane or Briony if you need transport. Helpers are still needed for Children’s games, plants and elsewhere; do please sign up or get in touch.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS Broomhill Festival will soon be here and there are lots of events, mostly at St Mark’s, needing helpers to sell tickets, staff the box office and serve refreshments. Please sign up at the back of church – we need a small army!
|PENTECOST As usual, we shall be worshipping with our partner churches in CTBB. This year the service will take place in St Andrew’s URC, Upper Hanover Street, on Sunday 8 June at 10.30 am (nb later time) followed by a festive refreshment.20th ANNIVERSARY of women’s ordination to the priesthood will be celebrated here on Sunday 15 June at 10.00 am when Sue will preside and Rev’d Dr Sarah Hills, recently appointed Canon for Reconciliation at Coventry Cathedral, will preach. The Diocese will also be celebrating on Saturday 14 June at 11.00 am at the cathedral when the preacher will be the Venerable Jane Sinclair. All welcome.
MARK’S MESSENGER for June is out! Subscribers, please look in your pigeon holes; everyone else, copies available on the card stall for a snip – 60p!
LENT/HOLY WEEK/EASTER Last change to complete a pink feedback form if you haven’t done so already and to place in the marked box in the Narthex. Thank you.
WATCH flyers detailing what you can do to help the journey of women in ministry are available. Please take some and distribute to other churches.
SOCIAL OUTINGS Details of four possible events are on a board in the narthex; please add your name if you are interested – no commitment at this stage. A couple feature St Mark’s members!
ST MARK’S CRC CONFERENCE Progressive Church: Reconceiving Christian Community with Canon Professor Martyn Percy next Saturday 7 June, 10.00 am – 3.30 pm. Tickets: £12 (CRC/PCN); £14 (non-members); £5 (students/unwaged).