Notices Sunday 12 July 2020


a photograph of vividly pink peonies

Photo by Raspopova Marina on Unsplash

(virtual) flowers donated by Dorothy Gray



Please contact the church office if you have any notices for next week – – 0114 266 3613.  If you would like to speak to a member of the clergy please call Revd Sarah Colver on 07975 689403. 



An Email with service details is sent out every Friday – please contact the office if you would like to be included in the mail out.  Sarah R 




Under normal circumstances when a crisis situation like the famine in Yemen occurs, St. Mark’s would have a bucket collection at the end of the morning service. Clearly this is not possible so we encourage you to donate directly using one of the methods below. Millions are at risk of starvation. Families have been struggling to survive for 5 years following the Saudi led intervention that left tens of thousands dead and over two million people displaced. Now north Yemen is at war with the South so the situation is even more desperate. Medicines and medical supplies are extremely scarce, and only half of the health facilities are fully functioning. On top of this, coronavirus has hit an incredibly vulnerable population, resulting in more than four times the deaths from the disease than the global average.  

PLEASE DONATE NOW to support families in desperate need and help save lives.  


Donate online by clicking on or copying the following link into your browser: 


Send cheques marked Famine in Yemen by post to: 

British Red Cross INT17, York House, Wetherby Road, York,  YO26 7NH  


Phone 0300 023 0815 to make a donation using a credit/debit card  


For further information watch the powerful BBC news item filmed in Yemen by Jeremy Bowen (here).
Please be aware it contains images some people may find disturbing.


PLEASE DONATE NOW to support families in desperate need and help save lives. 


Thank you.  


Dilys on behalf of The International Committee 


WHEN WILL ST MARK’S RE-OPEN? Two working groups are making good progress on plans for reopening for private prayer and, planning further ahead, for restarting worship. The PCC are due to meet again on Weds 18 July to review the progress. If you would like to arrange a time to visit the church for private prayer during the coming weeks please let Sarah R in the church office know.              Clergy team 

You are invited to join us for the Churches Together in Broomhill and Broomhall AGM & Quiz on Wednesday 15 July at 2pm over Zoom. Register online at or email AGM & QUIZ You are invited to join us for the Churches Together in Broomhill and Broomhall AGM & Quiz on Wednesday 15 July at 2pm over Zoom. Register online at or email  See this post for more information. Cate 

PILGRIM POSTCARDS  During August we will be exploring the theme of ‘Pilgrimage’ together. If you’d like to share your pilgrim place, you can send it to and we’ll make it into a postcard. We will need: a picture of your pilgrim place which you have either taken or made and short message which explains why this place is special to you. See here for more information. Cate

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL EXHIBITION OF CHILDRENS ART The entries for the art competition are now up in the windows of the library, do pop up and take a look. Kathy Harbord 

READY, STEADY, COOK – Could you offer to cook an extra portion for someone on their own or a meal for a family? We would like you to consider offering your hospitality to members of the congregation who would value our support at present. It can be a oneoff contribution or a regular commitment which will be reviewed on a monthly basis. Please e-mail if you are able to help. Thank you. Shan 

FRIENDSHIP CLUB A new Issue, number 5, of “Let’s Connect”, the Lunch and Friendship Club newsletter, is now out, edited by Mary-Jane and David Ryder. If you would like to receive this, please tell Sarah in the church office. Rosalind    

NEWS from Manuchehr: URBAN HOUSE SUPPORTERS urgently need clothing for asylum seekers; please contact Sarah R in the church office.  To donate funds please use this link: Thank you. With love and support for Manuch and all at SYMAAG for their tireless campaigning.  Sue  

NEWS from Anna and Anne: We are getting married and it’s all terribly exciting! It is also going to be a bit different to what we originally planned, but in many ways, it will be more fun, not less! We will get married in a small ceremony on 25th July, and we feel very grateful to be able to do it this year.  However! We are planning a bigger celebration for our first anniversary on 24th July 2021. You are all invited to join us on that day. You can find all the details including new RSVP form on our website: We look forward to celebrating with all our family and friends, at the time when – we hope – it will be safe and enjoyable for everybody to participate.  Anna and Anne 

NEWS from ROSIE RICHARDS: Rosie’s long-awaited move to her daughter’s in Ireland has now happened but she is hoping to continue to join us on Zoom.  She will be in quarantine for a few weeks, but she has given her new address to Sarah in the church office and she would love to hear from everyone! Sue H 

HEALTHWATCH SHEFFIELD is doing a survey about the impact of COVID 19 on mental and physical health as well as their experience of how other services worked. Healthwatch wants to use the survey results to feedback people’s experience to decision makers so they can use this information in future planning. Please consider completing the survey at – Thank you. Judy Robinson 

2 BED FLAT AVAILABLE in Walkley, while at least October. Rent free, although bills not included. For more info, contact Gary at 

S6 FOODBANK is still running from the Broomhall Centreopen Mon 11am – 1pm to give out food parcels and on Mon/Thur1011am for donations. Any dry goods including toiletries are welcome. If you need a food parcel or are recommending someone, you must phone in advance. The Foodbank Hub Line is 0114 321 0733. There is a Hub Support Line 321 0734 which gives wider advice, e.g. universal credit, debt relief, getting back into work etc. The number of people using the food bank has gradually increased during lockdown as has the number of people bringing donations.  

THE BROOMHALL CENTRE hopes to reopen in September and wants to keep the Foodbank, moving the stores currently spread out in the main hall into a shipping container at the back of the building. They are working out how to operate safely which will involve extra cleaning time and supplies and more careful advice to users, but they are sure there will be people keen to start meeting again and have a large space where they can socially distance. Sarah C            

WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU – Each week during morning and evening prayer, the clergy and pastoral care team pray for each one of you. If you have a specific prayer request for the pastoral care team or for intercessions at services, need for the request to remain in the prayers for longer, please have a conversation with one of the clergy team. Thank you. Shan    

GOOD NEWS STORIES People might like to share good news stories, images, poetry and light hearted items. We will be collating these together with the weekly notices into a post for our website. If you have items you’d like us to consider for inclusion please send them to the office. Sarah R   

THIS WEEK’S LONGER READ is a blog post by Jo Musker Sherwood which you can find here. 





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