Weekly News – 11th June 2017

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL 10-18 JUNE see www.broomhillfestival.org.uk

Brochure available for distribution at back of church.A much simpler Festival this year with activities laid on by the community groups who will benefit from the proceeds.  Help still needed for:


ST MARKS’ GREAT GET TOGETHER Sat 17 June 1.30-4.30pm: Parade, Bake Off, Café, games, craft fair and library event with Lydia Monks. See flyer for details of how to enter the

Bake-Off or book a craft stall.


CAFEneeds cakes, scones etc. to Pauline Miller, and  jam, chutney or other things for aPRESERVES STALL to Briony.


PLANT STALL . Please bring plants along for this stall.  David Price


CALLING MUSICIANS to provide short musical interludes in the café from 2.30pm.  Contact Sarah C 07975689403 asap !


Volunteers still needed to help on the day, so please spread the word! All proceeds towards the City of Sanctuary Welcome Centre Sue/Sarah


A GRAND BOOK SALE will take place at Broomhill Community Library, NOT at St Mark’s. Good quality books can be dropped off in the library now. If that is impossible, please bring them to church and I will take them to the library. Thanks, Judith Pitchforth



SHEFFIELD’S GREAT GET TOGETHER: “we have more in common than the things that divide us.” There will be family & children’s activities, music, entertainment, community picnic (bring & share)! Sheffield Heeley City Farm Sunday 18 June: 11am-3pm. Free & open to all!  Robin Story

MARK’S MESSENGER Please let David Price  know if you can offeran article or pictures for the July issue of the Messenger. Deadline for contributions is 14 June.



FRIENDSHIP CLUB meets on Wednesdays at 1.30 p.m. in the lounge. 14 June:  Ben Davies of Whirlow Hall Farm Trust.Visitors welcome.  Details from Rosalind on 268 1426


ST MARK’S IN PRINT Churches of the Church of England: Director’s Choice ‘is still available, RRP £12.95, our price only £10. This is a great with many interesting churches across the country (including St Mark’s). Perfect for planning a summer trip!  Sarah C.


SOUP RUN – have you ever thought about joining us on a Sat night but don’t want to commit to coming regularly? You could join the reserves list who we contact when we are low on numbers for a particular week. Chat to me or Gary some time to find out more about what it involves. Thanks, Jen Ryder

UNDERSTANDING ISLAM STUDY DAY – by Chris Hewer – Friday 7 July 10am-3.30pm

The Beacon at Stephen Hill, S10 5PL. For details see poster or call Rev Liz Willis 2610732


LIFE AND DEATH MATTERS CAFE Our Café is now moving to the Beacon Methodist Church in Broomhill.  We will be open EVERY TUESDAY between 10.30am and 12noon.  As always we offer a safe, open and respectful place where people can talk about all matters relating to life and death.  All are welcome.  Jane Padget


ORGAN RECITAL SERIES see the flyers for the NEW Organ Recital Series on Thursdays at 8pm. Free Admission, with a retiring collection. Mark McCombs


CHORAL MUSIC A LA CARTE Sheffield Chamber Choir – 3.00pm Sunday 2 July followed by tea and cake at 4.15.  Admission Free – retiring collection in aid of South Yorkshire Refugee Law and Justice

A Choral concert with a difference: Sheffield Chamber Choir, directed by Robert Webb, provides a menu, and the audience chooses what they sing.

Further details of the concert and the menu can be found at www.

  1. moonfruit.com

Robert Webb


MORE GROUPS? If you would like to be part of a small church group please let us know, as we are keen to create a network of groups for those interested.  Sue/ Sarah

PILGRIM a course for enquirers.

On Thursdays at 5pm in the Lounge, a new course for all who are interested in going back to the basics of Christian life and understanding.  Sue and Sarah


STERNDALE SINGERS 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT 8th July, 6.30pm at St Mark’s. As part of the programme an extended choir of 90 will sing the famous 40 part motet by Thomas Tallis Spem in Alium. For information about the rest of the programme and tickets visit www.sterndalesingers.co.uk Judith Adam


TWO CRC EVENTS!On Friday June 30th, in conjunction with St Mark’s, we’re hosting an evening with Kim Rosen, the American author, poet and spiritual guide, entitled Poetry as Sacrament. 7.30pm, £3 on the door.

On Wednesday 12th July, 6;30pm, there’s a Seminar and Library Evening in which Sandra Newton, and Jeremy Pemberton, Chair of OneFaithOneChurch, and the first C of E priest to marry his husband, will be sharing their varied experiences on being gay in the Church. Book through Eventbrite  https://www.

eventbrite.co.uk/e/on-being-gay-in-the-church-tickets-32237592507, and pay your £3 on the door.John Schofield



A new group for women is meeting at the Broomhall Centre – learn DIY skills, sewing and intercultural crafts.  All women welcome.  See flyers – card stall.


THANK YOU to all who helped in any way to make last week’s Pentecost celebration at St Andrew’s URC such a joyful occasion.  Elizabeth Draper


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