Weekly Notices – 23 June 2019

THANK YOU!! To everyone who helped with and supported the Garden Party in so many ways. Total monies raised tbc but it was a really good afternoon. Special thanks to Andrew S, Briony and Sarah R for co-ordinating it all.  Clergy team

CONGRATULATIONS to St Luke’s Vintage Shop for winning the ‘Over the Moon’ themed window display competition.  Frances Gray

BAPTISM of Libby Pallot (Laura Gordon and David Pallot’s daughter) at St Marks on Sunday, 30 June at 2:30pm. All welcome and there will be cake and drinks afterwards. Laura Gordon

EXTINCTION REBELLION – find out more about them, the climate crisis and what we can do about it.  A talk and Q&A 6pm Sun 30 June in the Upper Room. Dave Baillie

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Weds 26 June at 1.30 in the Lounge – Support Dogs Details from 348 2181 Mabel Padfield.

CHOIR We are always open to new members. Rehearsals 6.30 – 8pm Thurs & 9am Sun. Speak to me if interested in knowing more.  David Willington

THE TIME IS NOW – a mass lobby of MPs at parliament on Weds 26 June supported by the Climate Coalition & Greener UK. We need to urge our MPs to respond urgently to the climate emergency. Sign up via the Christian Aid website. Michael Bayley

PERCEPTIONS OF CHRISTIANITY – RICHARD TETLOW CRC Seminar evening 3 July at St Mark’s.  Put the date in your diary, more details to follow.  Anne Padget

CHURCH OFFICE Sarah Rousseau is taking a well earned break this week. The office will only be staffed on Weds & Fri morning.  The Clergy team will pick up messages. Sarah C

CARDS TO SIGN:

BERYL AND ROY BARRY will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary in July.

SIBYLLE BATTEN is to be ordained at the Cathedral on 30th June.

Cards are available to sign, if you wish, at the back of church.

GOOD GOD! Gender and Sexual Equality in the Church: Impossibility or Imperative? 20 July. Flyers now available or check the Facebook page. John, Joe & Sue

RIDE LONDON In August James Ryder is cycling the 100 mile ‘Ride London’ race to raise money for Bwindi Community Hospital in Uganda. If you’d like to sponsor him speak to one of the Ryders. Thanks very much! Ceri

HERITAGE OPEN DAY HELP NEEDED The church will be open on Fri 20 & Sat 21 Sept between 1pm and 5pm.  We need a small team of volunteers to show visitors round – full briefing available. Please contact me. Philip Philip.churchwarden@btinternet.com

CHURCH TRIP TO GAINSBOROUGH Our Choir is singing in All Saints Church, Gainsborough on 10 Aug.  We would you like you to come along to make this a great day out for the full church family? Talk to me or contact the church office. Jane Padget

FREE CONCERT FOR PHASE Worldwide’s work in remote Nepali villages St Mark’s Church 8pm Friday 28 June Gordon Busbridge harpsichord and the Sheffield Sinfonietta playing a wonderful programme of Bach concertos and more. No tickets -retiring collection for Phase. Dilys

RICHARD CARWARDINE

Congratulations to Professor Richard Carwardine who has been awarded the CMG in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.  Richard has been made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in recognition of his services to the study of American History in the UK and the USA.  Our warmest felicitations to Richard on receiving this honour.

SHEFFIELD PRIDE Sat 27 July. As part of Christians at Pride members of St Mark’s will be staffing a stall & marching.  If you’d like to get involved please see us.  Sarah C & Lu Skerratt

TINA STORY (Joan and Robin’s daughter in law) is now feeling stronger and returning to work after her surgery. She wants to thank everyone for holding her in prayer. It has meant a lot to her and the family.

NIGHT SERVICE SURVEY If you’re part of Night Service in any way (or would like to be) please complete the online survey (link below) to help us reflect on where we are and what could happen next. Cate  https://tinyurl.com/NightService2019

CRC SEMINAR EVENING Weds 3 July, 18.30 for 19.00: author Richard Tetlow on ‘Connections’ – What is there, potentially important to us as Christians in our private and public lives, with which we may barely connect? British interfaith society is our starting place.” £5 on the door, £3 students, includes refreshments. Sibylle Batten

CATH WILLIAMSON’S STAINED GLASS PANELS AUCTION Thank you to all who generously placed a bid.  The panels raised £331 for ASSIST – fantastic!  Sarah R

CLOTHES SWAP on 19th June. Lots of fun was had, £400 raised + £200 worth of clothes given direct to Suitworks (one of the charities St.Mark’s is supporting in 2019). . Thank you to all involved and for all donations  Rosie/ Home Donations

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