Weekly Update – 2nd July 2017

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL – THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who made this year’s festival possible.


REVIEW MEETING FOR THE GREAT GET TOGETHER/BAKE OFF After the service TODAY at 11.30am we’ll be holding a short meeting in the Upper Room. Your comments/opinions are welcome as we seek to learn from this event for the future. If you can’t stay but want to contribute, please email or phone Sarah C by next Sunday 9th July. Thank you.
CONTAINERS – if you brought baking for the get-together, please take any tins or boxes home, or they will be offered for sale , to save storage space. Briony



SHEFFIELD PRIDE 29th July – Endcliffe Park If you’d like to be involved in St Mark’s presence at Pride, volunteer at the stall, support a Pride-themed Night Service on 30/7, please get in touch with Sibylle or Sarah Colver.  All welcome, whatever your sexuality or gender identity sibylle.batten@gmail.com


A CHURCH OF THE POOR Church Action on Poverty will be exploring what it means to be ‘A Church of the Poor’ in a discussion group on Tuesday 11th July, 2pm at the Friends Meeting House. If you are interested in attending email sarahd@church-poverty.org.uk. Sue


BOOK SALE There will be a book sale in the library on Sunday 9th July. All books £1. Maureen B


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

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK house to house collection this year raised £1767.13, which when Gift Aid reclaimable tax is added will be worth just over £2000 to Christian Aid. This is over £400 more than we collected last year. International Committee is most grateful to all our collectors,and especial thanks to Susan and Peter Whitmill who counted the money. Well done everybody!Helen Hillman


DEMENTIA RESEARCHA researcher in Sheffield is looking for volunteers aged 50+ to offer about an hour of their time for a study in language in dementia. Volunteers should not have a diagnosis of dementia or any history of speech and language disorders. If you are interested in taking part, please contact Andy at apgbuddery1@sheffield.ac.uk, thank you.” Chat to Jen Ryder for info.


MARK’S MESSENGER Copies of the July Messenger are in pigeon holes and on the Card Stall today. Frances Gray will be editing the September Messenger and would welcome contributions with a deadline of 14 August.


SUNDAY LUNCH – The next occasion will be on 16 July, a bring-and-share picnic and games on the Green, if the weather permits. Briony


FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE BROOMHALL CENTRE There wiill be ‘open days’ onTuesday 4th July 5.30 – 7pm and on Saturday 8th July noon – 3pm. There will be displays, food and children’s activities. Board members will be on hand to answer questions. All welcome. David Price

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 TODAY Sheffield Chamber Choir – 3.00pm at St Mark’s. Followed by tea and cake at 4.15. Admission free – retiring collection in aid of South Yorkshire Refugee Law and Justice. See flyers  Robert Webb


ABBEYDALE SINGERS: SUMMER CONCERT 7.30 pm Sat 8 July St John’s Ranmoor including sacred works by Stanford, Holst and Harris, Britten’s Choral Dances from Gloriana, Eric Whittaker’s Five Hebrew love songs, Bill Whelan’s Riverdance choruses, John Rutter’s Five Childhood lyrics and rock gospel pieces by Moses Hogan.  Guest string players will also feature. Tickets (£12 , £10 (conc.), £6 students & accompanied under 16s free) via Alice Newitt, Anna Ryder or David Ryder or on door.


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


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 261 0732

PILGRIM a course for enquirers. Thursdays at 5pm in the Lounge. A new course for all who are interested in exploring the basics of Christian life and understanding. Our next meeting will be July 6 Sue & Sarah


CRC SEMINAR On Wednesday 12th July, 6.30pm, there’s a Seminar and Library Evening in which our own Sandra Newton, and Jeremy Pemberton, Chair of OneBodyOneFaith, 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 and pay your £3 on the door.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/on-being-gay-in-the-church-tickets-32237592507,

John Schofield


READING THE STORY On Friday 14 July we shall hold our last session in this season, focusing on the short but poignant book of Ruth. All are welcome, including newcomers, but after this session we shall be taking a break, as Janet has other commitments in the autumn. Hopefully we will resume ‘reading the story’ in 2018 Janet Morley


FRIENDSHIP CLUB meets in the church lounge on Wednesdays at 1.30 p.m.5 July:  Innes MacLeod, yourguide to Edinburgh.Details from Rosalind on 268 1426


SPECIAL OLYMPICS on Thursday 13th July there will be a meeting at St Mark’s to share ideas about how churches can be part of the warm reception for athletes competing in the Special Olympics in Sheffield between the 5th and 12th of August. All Welcome. For more information contact Jennifer Rowlands on 07791535755 or visit sheffield2017.org.uk



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