Notices Sunday 28 June 2020


Peonies flowers in bloom

Peonies in Wendy’s garden

(virtual) flowers donated by Wendy Maas.

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.

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



RE-OPENING CHURCH FOR PRIVATE PRAYER – PCC met on 17th June and discussed the process for re-opening church for private prayer. A working group is now looking at how this can be achieved. We will let you know as soon as maintenance work is complete and appropriate measures are in place to enable you to visit church. More information can be found on this post. Clergy team

HOLIDAYSPlease note that the following staff will be taking leave in the coming weeks;  Sue Hammersley will be away for one week from Monday 29 June; Tim is away for two weeks from Monday 29 June; and Sarah Rousseau will be away for one week from Monday 6 July. Sarah R

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

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

CTBB 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 here, email or visit this page for more information. Cate

NATIONAL CARE HOME OPEN DAY Friday 26th June would normally be National Care Home Open Day. It’s a day about connecting people so why not read the article written by Jennifer and Helen about the way they have adapted the support offered to some of our local care homes. You can read the article here. Shan



MEALS FOR LOCAL FAMILY Can you help cook meals for a family in our church community who are having long term symptoms after having covid-19? They live in Crookes. Please contact me at if you can help. Thanks! Jen Ryder

NIGHT SERVICE Due to Covid-19, we will be extending the trial of a 7pm start until things are more settled. Cate

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

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

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

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, please let us know by e-mailing office@stmarkssheffield, or by contacting one of the clergy. Specific requests will remain on the intercessory prayer list for 4 weeks. If there is a need for the request to remain in the prayers for longer, please have a conversation with one of the clergy team. Thank you. Shan

FRIENDSHIP CLUB The latest Issue, number 4, of “Let’s Connect”, the Lunch and Friendship Club newsletter, came out on 26 May, edited by Pauline Miller. If you would like to receive this, please tell Sarah in the church office. Rosalind

UPDATE ON THE S6 FOODBANK The Broomhall Centre is now hosting our local spur of the Foodbank. They are receiving donations of food on Mondays and Thursday at 11am at the Centre. If you prefer to send money, please Gift Aid if possible. Details are on their website or follow this link. Sarah R

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

GREENBELT NEWS Sadly GB2020 has been cancelled but Sarah R has made available the recordings of the talks from the past years. You can download and listen to them as individuals, or maybe in a group. You’ll find them on the Greenbelt website. There’s also lots of talks available free on the Greenbelt website. Sarah Colver

This week we thought we’d also share some photos of the lovely roses in the Memorial Garden, these were planted in memory of Mavis Hewitt, and have been looking stunning recently.

If you’re in the area why not pop over and take a look.

Rose bush in bloom Single pink rosebud Two pink rose blooms



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