|LUNCH DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
13 July – BBQ & games on the Green.
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to yesterday’s Garden Party, especially to the organisers Jane Padget and Briony Tayler. It was a splendid effort!
BROOMHILL FESTIVAL CONTINUES There is a wide range of events happening over the next week, including lunchtime music recitals, school 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!’
FESTIVAL ART EXHIBITION is now open (15-22 June, 12 noon – 4.00 pm) at the back of church, featuring work by our very own John Brokenshire as well as by James Green, plus contributions from Freeman College and the Academy of Makers. Originals, prints, cards.
THANK YOU to all at St Mark’s who contributed to the Old School sports day. We made £931! It would not have been possible without St Mark’s help. THANK YOU ALL. Love Dilys, on behalf of PHASE worldwide.
|CONGRATULATIONS to James and Jen Ryder whose daughter, Olive, was born at 7.20am on Friday at 8.267lbs! A true festive event in a festive fortnight!
CONGRATULATIONS to Tim Gregory on his appointment as Outreach Worker with Children and Young People. He will also be licensed to the parish as an Honorary Assistant Curate.
SECURITY Recently, the office was broken into – a crime made easier because one of the doors into the upper room was left unlocked. Users of restricted areas (lounge, upper room, vestry), please take extra care to ensure that all doors are locked before leaving the room unattended. 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.
14 JULY is scheduled to be the day when General Synod, meeting in York, will give final approval (hopefully) to the Women in the Episcopate legislation.
KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU: The Abba concert, featuring a solo by Anne Padget, is on Sunday 29 June at 4.00 pm in City Hall. We have booked 20 tickets and they are available now, price £12. Money back if you don’t leave the hall smiling! Contact Carol Rowe (firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: 266 5628) for more information or to buy tickets.
NIGHT SERVICE now has its own website thanks to David and Liz Anson. Check it out: www.nightservice.org.uk.
|ORGAN REFURBISHMENT will commence on 23 June which means that next Sunday is the last time we will enjoy our wonderful organ for months! A ‘locum’ chamber organ will be installed next week.VSO SPONSORSHIP – CERI In September I’m going to volunteer in a hospital in Sierra Leone for a year with VSO. To raise money for VSO my sister Lucy and I are doing a 10k sponsored swim between us in the Hathersage outdoor pool THIS SATURDAY. If you’d like to sponsor us and help support the work VSO does please visit www.justgiving.com/cerig or text CERI83 £5 to 70070 or find me at church. Thanks! Ceri Gallivan.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.email@example.com.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.||SHEFFIELD BACH CHOIR THIS SATURDAY, the Bach Choir repertoire includes toe-tapping tunes from Cole Porter, Jerome Kern and George Gershwin, as well as John Rutter’s lively versions of well-known spirituals and ‘Requiem’ and pieces by Morten Laurisden. Tickets from David Sanderson or on the door.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. Flyers on the card stall.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.CATHEDRAL ARCHER PROJECT are putting on 3 fantastic events over the summer. Tipi Dinner: Thursday 26 June, £40 for a 3 course meal and a glass of wine, plus raffle and bar. My Sleep Out: Saturday 12 July, have you always wanted to take part in a Sleep Out but never quite had the time to commit? Or would you like a more child-friendly equivalent? Then My Sleep Out is just for you. Sleep Out at the Cathedral: Friday 5 September, this is a unique experience of sleeping out in the centre of Sheffield. Are you up to the challenge? For more details about all three events, see the poster in the foyer or go to www.archerproject.org.uk or call 3212311|