Notices week beginning 24th June 2018

Please note: all notices are for week beginning 24th June 2018.

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

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

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

CONFIRMATION 26 SEP here at St Mark’s. Day of preparation Sat 21 July. For more info email Sue H. 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

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

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

FOR SALE: NISSAN ALMERIA. X Registration. 5 doors. Mileage – 108,800 approx. Reliable but not used for 6 months due to illness.  MOT & Tax due end August. £195 o.n.o. Contact: Rosie Richards

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 1.30 pm. 27 June : Musical Bingo. All welcome. Details from Rosalind 268 1426.

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’ Further info & tickets available through CRC and the PCN website. Sue Hobley

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

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

IN SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES – a play about the autistic spectrum and us. By Spectrum Theatre. TOMORROW Monday 25 June at 7.30pm at St Columba, Crosspool. Free entry Sue H

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. Sue

SUPPORT FOR REFUGEES IN GREECE Abdool Gooljar has suspended his container deliveries of food, clothes etc to refugees in Greece because of lack of storage space in Sheffield. If you know of  large vacant storage space, please inform

BIG THANK YOU to all the Christian Aid Collectors this year.  A grand total of £1800.96 including gift aid. Not a bad haul. Thanks also to Susan & Peter Whitmill for counting and Helen Hillman for her sterling organisational efforts! Dilys

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

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.


A FEW PLACES LEFT!! We have a small number of places remaining – please contact Tanya if you’d like one –  on 01629 734347 or

FUNDRAISING We are half way towards our target of £14,000. Keep an eye on the noticeboard for ways to support this. 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 – tickets today from Susan Whitmill.

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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