Weekly News – 30th April 2017

THANK YOU! A huge thank you to all for the beautiful flowers, generous gifts and lovely card I received last weekend. It has been a privilege to serve this community as Churchwarden over the last three years, and I know we are in very safe hands with Philip and Pat! Sarah Moore. A MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY is due to take place on Saturday, 6th May 2017 at Rotherham Minster. All welcome, Sarah is attending and has spaces to offer lifts. Please book using the forms available at the back of church. Sarah


SCARBOROUGH COACH TRIP Ranmoor Parish Church are having their annual trip. on June 3rd elaving at 8.30am. More details on the poster in the corridor.  Contact Claire at the Ranmoor Parish Office for more information.  Sue



A much simpler Festival this year with activities laid on by the community groups who will benefit from the proceeds.  Here at St Mark’s we are hosting a variety of events. On June 17 our afternoon event will be part of The Great  Get Together.  Volunteers please speak to Sue


NEXT MESSENGER: Andrew Burdett wants material for the next Messenger magazine. Articles, reviews, photographs – whatever! Let him know your ideas, then send to messenger@andbur.uk. Deadline: midnight, Sunday 14 May.


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



CONGRATULATIONS to Judith and David Price on their Golden Wedding Anniversary!  They will be celebrating with drinks and cake after the service!LENT GROUPS – FEEDBACK TODAY there will be a meeting for all who would like to reflect back from this year’s Lent Groups today at 6pm, Upper Room.  All welcome.  Sue


RESURRECTION PRAYER STATION continuing our theme of pilgrimage beyond Lent into the Easter season. This is an opportunity for all ages to encounter faith in an alternative  tangible, meaningful, experiential, and reflective way. Shan


MORE GROUPS? if you enjoyed meeting as a Lent group or if you would like to be part of a small church group please let one of us know as soon as possible as we are very keen to create a network of groups for those who are interested.  Sue/ Sarah


NEW PCC GROUPS The new PCC will be meeting soon and will activate the Worship and Liturgy and the Study and Learning groups.  Thank you to those who have already expressed an interest, please get in touch asap if you would like to join in.  Sue


SINGING LESSONS I am teaching singing among my other musical pursuits.  If you are interested in lessons, or would just like to try it out and see how it goes, please feel free to speak to me at church, or contact me on 07736 527777 or befreeuk@hotmail.com.  Anne Padget


JULIAN PRAYER GROUP The silent prayer group meets every Monday night from 6.30-7.15pm in the Chapel. New members are always welcome, no regular commitment needed.  Cath, Sarah

TOMORROW: SHEFFIELD MAY DAY TREK 6 or 11 mile routes leaving St Luke’s Lodge Moor from 9:30am. To register emailpfurbey@christian-aid.orgCHRISTIAN AID WEEK is Sunday 14th-20th May. Thanks to all those who have agreed to deliver and collect envelopes in roads in the parish. The bundles of envelopes will be ready for collection at the 10a.m. service NEXT Sunday, 7th May, and CHRISTIAN AID SUNDAY, 14th May. We still have roads we would like to collect from, so if you’re not already a collector, but would like to join us, please contact Sam Faulds, Alison Tolson or Helen Hillman 

CTBB AGM Monday 15 May at 6.30pm in St Mark’s lounge.  All welcome – find out about the three social action projects and bring and share cake – some cake will be on sale to raise funds for the Girls’ Group.  Sue


FRIENDSHIP CLUB meets in the church lounge  at 1.30 p.m. on Wednesdays. 3 May:  “Catching up time”.  All welcome. Rosalind 2681426


CHURCH ACTION ON POVERTY AGM 7pm Monday 8 May Quaker Mtg House.  Speaker: Revd Chris Howson, Chaplain of Sunderland University, ‘Radical Christianity and Politics.’ All welcome. Refreshments from 6.30pm.



May 21at 5.30pm screening of “I, Daniel Blake” followed by discussion.

May 28 at 6pm “Understanding Trump’s America” talk by Richard Cawardine.

June 4 at 6pm Hustings (tbc)


AGM OF SYMAAG (South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group). 7pm on Tues 9 May Quaker Meeting House. Guest speaker: Keith Sonnet, Deputy General Secretary of UNISON. Refreshments from 6.30 pm.

CITY OF SANCTUARY – WELCOME CENTRE fund raising has now passed the £61k needed to submit the bid for the property.  We should know in a week or two if we’ve been successful.  It’s been an amazing effort, and we’re so grateful for your interest and support.  The fund-raising will continue, and you can follow what others are doing on our website.  Sarah Eldridgehttps://sheffield.cityofsanctuary.org 


A new group for women starts on Friday 12 May at the Broomhall Centre – learn DIY skills, sewing and intercultural crafts.  On Saturdays there will be the opportunity to learn Somali dance!  All women welcome.  See flyers – card stall.

ALSO two community events: Tuesday May 30, a litter-picking session with police and housing rep’s – assessing some of the difficult issues facing Broomhall residents at the moment.  On Thursday 1 June a community consultation and open day – local churches and community rooms will be open, fire officers, health workers and police, housing association reps and local councillors will be available for residents to meet and talk about local issues.  Fire engines and appliances will be on various sites too!  Sue



Looking for skills and expertise:

1. To shadow/support our treasurer/finance officer Jeremy Ritchie.

2 Management support for the Homework Club, to include recruitment and light supervision, updating policies especially around safeguarding, meeting with a “reference group” (from volunteers, parents and older children) once a term to reflect on problems and develop new ideas. This could involve more than one person. Jillian Creasy

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