Weekly Sheet ~ 7th September 2014

SUNDAY LUNCHES MONTHLY At12.15pm, all are welcome to stay, cost £3 minimum. NEXT SUNDA Y, Mary-Jane Ryder; 5 October, Briony Tayler.

EXPLORING OUR JOURNEY

Five sessions to reflect on what faith means to us: what inspires or challenges us. Does faith affect our daily lives? Enquirers and established church members equally welcome. Sundays 6-8pm from 28 September. Please sign up if interested – and indicate if you can’t make this time. Sue H and Briony T.

CHURCH WEEKEND AWAY Following the success of our weekend in 2012, we have booked the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, for 18-20 September 2015. This is definitely one not to miss. For all ages and outlooks!

WE CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS is the conference for Christian Aid volunteers on 4 & 5 October at the Cathedral. Another chance to hear Rowan Williams, together with a Christian Aid partner from the Phillippines. Workshops on worship, climate change, giving as mission and inequality. Cost for the whole weekend £70, cheaper options available. For more info email mgage@christian-aid.org, tel: 01509 265013.

WOMEN’S PRIESTHOOD EMBODIED is a vocations day conference to be held in the Cathedral on Saturday 11 October. Open to all women exploring a call to ordained ministry. Further details and a booking form are available at the back.

 

PARISH DAY: CREATING UNCOMMON WORSHIP HERE on Saturday 27 September, 9.30 am – 1.30 pm. Please take a flyer and sign up if you’d like to come.Richard Giles will help us to think about how we can enrich our worship through creative use of movement and space, and in other ways too. This could change the way you see St Mark’s and how we use the building to communicate our beliefs and aspirations.

CRC AUTUMN CONFERENCE Rowan Williams will lead a day on the theme, ‘Faith in search of understanding today,’ on Saturday 8 November. See CRC stall for more info. Places are going quickly so book early!

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS St Mark’s is participating in this national scheme for buildings of historic interest to be open to the public THURSDAY to SUNDAY THIS WEEK. In addition Rosie Richards will give a talk about the church building and its history at 2.30pm on SATURDAY.

MOSQUE OPEN DAYMadina Masjid (27 Wolseley Road, S8 0ZU) will be open to the public NEXT SUNDAY, between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm – free entry. A great opportunity to explore the architecture, bring communities together, learn about each other and improve cohesion. Enquiries: Waheed Akhtar on 07886 388595/www.madinamasjid.org.uk.

 

DID YOU KNOW that our weekly newssheets are currently posted on St Mark’s Website where details can be picked up by internet search engines? Contributors, please only include details you are happy to be picked up by a Google search. For further information, please contact a member of the clergy.

WOOL NEEDED Do you have any wool that you could donate to the Knitting Group? We are looking in particular for colours you would find in the nativity as the Knitting Group has started creating figures for several nativity scenes ready for Christmas. Please speak to Alison Tolson on 221 4578 / alisontolson@aol.co.uk, or Anne in the office if you can help.

KNIT & NATTER is happening THIS SATURDAY at 10.30am. Refreshments, chat and creativity abound! All welcome.

For more info contact Alison Tolson (details above) or Jennie Martin, dezandjenniemartin@btinternet.com. 

TRANSPORT TO CHURCH If you come by car on Sunday mornings perhaps you could give a lift to someone who would otherwise not be able to attend. See Briony for more details.

PCN CONFERENCES: ‘GODLY MAYHEM’. 14 – 16 November 2014: Swanwick, featuring Peter Rollins “WITH OR WITHOUT GOD” 24 & 27 September 2014, London and Oxford. Gretta Vosper Christianity. Details:

http://www.pcnbritain.org.uk/events.

HOME, SWEET HOME? Chris Chadburn, a recent graduate, is looking for a good-sized room in a shared house with friendly and sociable people. If you can offer him accommodation, or know of someone else who can, please contact Robert Beard, ArJay61@hotmail.com or Liz Anson, info@adv.co.uk.

HOUSE TO RENT 3 bedroom house available to rent in Bradway.  Please see poster in foyer for more information.

BROOMHALL FESTIVAL Thank you to everyone who helped support the Festival by baking, helping out or just coming along. Although quiet, the day was a great success. Thank you!

THEATRE TRIP The next social event is a visit to Oh What a Lovely War at the University Drama Studio on 19 September starting at 7.30 pm. This play documents the events of the 1st World War in the form of a Pierrot show – tragic, and sometimes comic. Tickets at discounted price of £8 (£6 for concessions). Please sign up or contact Jennie Martin jenniemartin49@gmail.com or 0114 2303718

SEMINAR & LIBRARY EVENING The next CRC event is on Wednesday 8 October, with refreshments and the opportunity to browse the library from 6.30 pm. Dr. Katie Edwards will be speaking on Biblical (Il)literacy. She is a lecturer who specialises in the impact of the Bible on contemporary culture. Please see the leaflet on the CRC stand for more details. All welcome.

NEW BOOK Following Anne’s sermon on Josephine Butler, it may be of interest that a new book has just been published on the life and work of Josephine Butler written by Helen Mathers.  The title is “Josephine Butler: Patron Saint of Prostitutes” and it will be available at Waterstones from the middle of September. Pat Hunt

JOINT PILGRIMAGE AROUND THE MANOR Sunday 21 September 2.00 pm. Join with our friends from the Manor Team to walk one of the historic trails through their parish. For more info see leaflets or ask Sue H. Please sign the sheet if you’d like to join in. More details to follow.

A WEEKEND IN LLANDUDNO? Small house available 26-29 Sept; see Briony for more details.

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