|THE BIG CONVERSATION
Each year Paul Blomfield MP arranges a series of “conversations” within his constituency. The dates are advertised on a leaflet which is available in church. The Broomhill conversation is taking place here at St Mark’s on Sunday October 2 at 6pm in conjunction with Churches Together. Paul’s focus that evening is on the implications of Brexit. It is an open meeting. If you would like to help offer hospitality please let Sue know. Thank you.
LIFE AND DEATH MATTERS CAFE is a new venture that will meet every Tuesday morning in the lounge between 10.30am and 12noon, beginning on 6th September. It is a safe, open and respectful place where people can talk about all matters relating to life and death. All are welcome. Please see the flyers at the back. Jane Padget
HARVEST FESTIVAL We will again be selling preserves to support Christian Aid, so all you wonderful bottlers please get picking, pickling, preserving, and jam- and chutney-making ready for Harvest Festival on 18th September. There are jars in the vicarage garage if you’re short. Have fun! International Committee
HARVEST SUPPER Pie and Pea Supper on 18th September at 6.00pm food provided. Please let us know if you can help on the day. All are welcome to follow this by joining us at with Night Service, which will be a Taize service that evening. Briony and Sue.
|SUNDAY LUNCH AND UGANDA TALK Join us for lunch after the service NEXT SUNDAY with a talk from Ceri Gallivan afterwards about the work she’s been doing in Uganda. Donations welcome but not necessary. Ceri Gallivan
CONGRATULATIONS to Dickson and Judith on the birth of their baby son, Matthew on Friday 5 August. We wish them every happiness.
ALTERNATIVE CHALICE From now on we shall be offering an option of non-alcoholic wine at Communion. If you would prefer this cup, please bring the newsletter with you to the rail or indicate to the chalice assistant. Thank you for your patience while we establish the best way to administer this choice. Sue
THE ONESPIRIT INTERFAITH FOUNDATION offers a two year experiential programme to provide spiritual leadership in living communities. Programmes start every autumn. To find out more join an introductory event at Friends House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS on Saturday 17 September 2016 1.00 to 4.30 pm. For further details or to book a place call 0333 332 1996. Robin Story
THURSDAY SOCIAL Fancy a chat and a chance to get to know people a little bit better, possibly over an easy crossword? Kim and Mike will be in The Stags Head Pub on Psalter Lane from 7:30 pm till 9 pm on a Thursday towards the end of each month – upcoming dates are 25th August and 29th September, Kim’s mob 07967-829561. Kim & Mike Willis
|NIGHT SERVICES IN AUGUST will be outside on the Green (weather-permitting). Come along for a bring-and-share picnic at 6.30pm if you would like food and conversation before worshipping together. Sue
FLAT BED SHEETS WANTED for an art project by a local artist. If you can help, please contact Anne in the office.
TRANSPORT STILL NEEDED ON THURSDAYS We now have the Communion Service (followed by coffee/chat ) at 12 and know of people who would like to attend but need transport. If you could help them and us, by joining a rota please contact Sarah C. Thanks.
INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP is taking a break for the summer during August and September, and hopes to return with renewed vigour in the Autumn when the new students arrive. Many thanks to Wu-Long for his wonderful cooking and hosting at our last meeting. More information from Helen Hillman 258 4241
GARAGE (large and dry ) to rent in Broomhill available for 12 months from August 16 contact Caroline or Geoff Fisher 2309824
STATE PENSION TOP UP With the current very poor savings interest rates it’s worth reminding pensioners that until 5 April 2017 you can make a voluntary contribution to top up your pension by up to £25 per week. To be eligible you need to be a man over 65 or a woman over 63. The return on capital that you get depends on age and gender (older best) but is much better than a commercial annuity. The website to visit is www.gov.uk/state-pension-topup/y
|BURNGREAVE HULLABALOO in association with ‘HOPE not hate’ will be happening on Saturday 3rd September in Abbeyfield Park between 12noon and 7.00pm. There will be food, fun and festivities. All welcome and free entry. See the poster in the foyer for more details. #MoreInCommon
Reading the Story Janet Morley is putting together a bible reading group for ordinary readers that will focus on the poignant human stories of the Old Testament, reacting personally to what we hear and exploring the impact of the stories on our culture. Please see the flyers at the back of church. Janet Morley
Logos – a new group for members of St Mark’s who would like to expand their knowledge of the Bible in a small discussion group. The group will meet monthly starting on the third Friday in September at 7.30pm in the Vicarage and will begin by exploring John’s Gospel with the help of Ian Wallis. If you’d like to know more or are interested in joining, contact Mark, firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREENHOUSE AVAILABLE Absolutely free to gardener or allotment holder: an aluminium greenhouse, with glass, dimensions w. 6’2″ (180cm) x d. 8’6″ (260cm) x h. 7’6″ (230cm). Receiver to dismantle and remove from site. Tel: 2670970 to view if interested. Leni Oglesby
HELPING ASYLUM SEEKERS It is good to have asylum seekers within our congregation. We are looking for more volunteers who can help with signposting people to appropriate sources of help and in other ways. Training and support are available. Please contact David Price email@example.com