Notices week beginning 17th June 2018

Notice for week beginning Sunday 17th June 2018.

PIPER SKETCH The Legacy Project to buy the Piper Sketch is now complete.  The sketch is on display in Graves Art Gallery now.  Presentation at St Mark’s in the Autumn.  Phillip B

HEALTH & WELLBEING IN SHEFFIELD ‘Question Time’ style debate Sun 8 July 6pm in the Lounge.  What does Christianity have to say in debates about the future of the NHS? Now in its 70th year, hear from experts and debate the future and how it may affect you.  Judy Robinson

NEW 16-25 GROUP 4th Saturday of every month, all welcome.  Contact for more info. Lu Skerratt

CONFIRMATION 26 SEP here at St Mark’s.  If you are interested in Confirmation or would like to be part of a small group exploring issues of faith then please email me. Thank you! Sue H

CHRISTIAN AID NIGHT HIKE 30 June. 9 or 17 mile routes! Paper copies of registration and sponsorship forms will for both will be available at church. Dilys

KANTOS CHAMBER CHOIR presents ‘Summer Flowers’ Capella choral music evening. 4 July at 7.30pm. Tickets on the door. Sarah R

MARK’S MESSENGER Frances Gray is the editor of the July edition.  More contributions welcome. – send to Frances

END OF TERM PICNIC & GAMES  Sunday 22 July after morning service – details to follow. Save the date!

GARY & FIONA ARE GETTING MARRIED!  Gary Grief is leaving St Mark’s on Sunday Aug 19 after the morning service, a picnic lunch, and, oh yes, his wedding service (at 2pm). Gary & Fiona invite you to everything.  Sue

FRIENDSHIP CLUB  Wednesdays in the lounge at 1.30pm. On 20 June, John Rogerson will speak on “Jerusalem – past and present”. All welcome. Details from Carol (266 5628)

CRC/PCN DAY CONFERENCE  Sat 20 Oct Canon Marianne Borg will lead the day ‘Days of Awe and Wonder: How We See makes all the Difference’ seeking to build on the work of Marcus Borg as we discuss retelling the Jesus story afresh. Further info & tickets available through CRC and the PCN website. Sue Hobley

SHEFFIELD CITIZENS ADVICE Following David Price’s recent Messenger article, if you’d like to support with tackling poverty please visit to make a one-off or regular donation. Michael Miller

LONDON TO PARIS CYCLE RIDE Martin Godley is cycling in aid of St Basils (a Midlands homeless charity). 180 miles from 22 to 24 June.  To sponsor please visit and search for ‘Martin Godley’. Martin G

SHEFFIELD SINFONIETTA Fri 13 July 8pm St Marks Church, playing Vivaldi’s Seasons for Nepal. As before no tickets just a retiring collection for Phase’s work in Nepal. Dilys

PAT HUNT has been invited to take up the role of the Bishop of Sheffield’s Advisor in Pastoral Care, offering pastoral oversight to clergy, lay ministers, and their partners.  This is a huge responsibility and recognition of Pat’s professional skill in this area. We surround Pat with our prayers and good wishes.

MARKING TRANSITIONS Several people are saying goodbye to St Mark’s, some because their studies have ended, others are changing jobs. We will be making space at Night Service on June 24 to give thanks for those who have been here for a season and wish them well on their new adventures. Do come along if you can! Sue, Sarah & Shan

ROBERT BEARD’S LAST SERVICE at St Andrew’s URC will be a Communion at 10.45 on 1 July. Please sign the card at the back of church.  Sue

FAURE REQUIEM BRING & SING 24 June Rehearse & perform this much loved work.  Rehearse 2.30 – 3.30pm & 4-5pm, performance 6pm. Singers £7, Audience £5 in aid of ASSIST. Mark Mc

A VERY BRITISH RIVALRY The Sheffield Chorale’s summer concert at St Mark’s on 30 June 7.30 pm celebrating the choral music of Elgar & Stanford. See on poster in church entrance. Tickets from David or Peter Ryder or on the door.

ATROCIOUS HOVELS Two films being shown by SYMAAG about asylum housing, both shot in Sheffield, on Weds 20 June at 6.30 pm at The Sanctuary in Chapel Walk. All welcome.

UNDERSTANDING ISLAM TALK led by Dr Chris Hewer 6 July 10am to 3.30pm refreshments available, bring a packed lunch. at St Andrew’s URC.


FUNDRAISING We are half way towards our target of £14,000. Keep an eye on the noticeboard for ways to support us. If you are planning to contribute, please do so by the end of June or let us know about your future fundraising plans. Thanks! Big Weekend Planning Team.


PIE & PEA SUPPER & QUIZ NIGHT 20 July at 7pm in the Lounge. Tickets £10 per person from Briony Tayler or Pauline Miller from 24 June.

ENNEAGRAM WORKSHOP Sat 30 June Come along, have fun and learn more about each other! Leaflets with more info, or have a chat with us. Jane and Anne

WORMS FOR THE WEEKEND!! Sarah Frost is selling special edition tubs of compost worms to revitalise your compost bin – £5 each.  Also, £10 for a compost bin makeover.  See Sarah or email

SAVE THE DATE!  Gala Dinner Fri 7th Sept. £20

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