Massive thank you everyone who sponsored James for the Ride London bike ride. He enjoyed the 100 mile race. Ceri
£1900 has been given to Care4Calais of which £985 was raised at St Marks. Your support is appreciated and makes a difference. Manuchehr and Arman
BROOMHILL METHODIST CHURCH. The congregation of The Beacon, Broomhill is grateful for our thoughts and prayers at this time. They will continue to gather for worship on Sundays until the end of August and then members will join another congregation. The building is being kept on by the Methodist Circuit and there will continue to be a group meeting on Thursday mornings to which all are welcome. I am in contact with them about future ideas. Sue H
LOUNGE DECORATION In the coming weeks the Lounge will be out of action for decorating, new carpet and curtains. The Upper Room is booked every day in August for Opera on Location rehearsals (see below for ticket opportunity!). If you need to use a room please contact the office. Sarah R
OPERA TICKETS! Opera on Location are currently rehearsing at St Mark’s and have given us 2 tickets to see La Traviata in Waterstone’s in Orchard Square on 22 Aug at 7.15pm. Please place sealed bids for tickets to raise funds for St Mark’s in red box at rear of church. Sarah R
– Broomhill Festival is looking for committee members with skills and ideas to offer this successful event. We particularly need a Treasurer. Speak to me or contact the church office if you’d like more information. Frances Gray
-Broomhall Centre needs a Treasurer URGENT half a day a week, to undertake all accounts, payroll and other duties. A great opportunity to help in our community. Please contact Sarah R in the office if you’d like more information. Sue
-Soup Run need new volunteers for the Saturday evening soup run, a 1 in 5 weekend commitment from 5.30pm-8pm on a Saturday making sandwiches/drinks and handing them out in town. If you’re interested, please email email@example.com Rosie Hunt
-Do you sell on eBay? If you would like to help raise funds for St Mark’s by selling some unneeded items on eBay please contact me in the office. Sarah R
-Community litter pick
BROOMHALL – 4th Saturday of month Meet at end of Collegiate Crescent /Brunswick St. Margaret Phipps
MACMILLAN BIG COFFEE MORNING Fri 27 Sept in the Lounge in memory of my parents & best friend. Please come along. If you’re able to bake a cake please let me know. Sarah R
INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE are meeting at 7.30pm tomorrow, 19th August to discuss distribution of money to charities we support. We want to represent the views of the congregation so please let us know your thoughts about this area of St Marks ministry. Shan and Dilys
A GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE is being organised by young people for Fri 20 Sept to wake up our politicians and those in power to take the decisive action to counter the climate emergency. Sheffield details not yet announced but put the date in your diary and keep an eye out for details. For background info see article in The Guardian by Greta Thunberg – http://bitly.ws/4×76 or on the Environment board in the corridor. Michael Bayley
RETIREMENT OF PETER BURROWS, BISHOP OF DONCASTER Farewell service on Sat 28 Sept at Doncaster Minster at 4pm. Followed by refreshments and presentation. To reserve place contact Church House on 01709 309100.
CRC AUTUMN CONFERENCE.
We are delighted to host poet and theologian, Padraig Ó Tuama leading ‘Borders and Belonging’ on Sat 19 Oct 2019. Please make bookings at https:// bordersandbelonging.eventbrite.co.uk (or by cheque via the leaflet available in the narthex). Anne Padget
SAVE THE DATE! Our wedding will be on 25th July 2020, from 3pm till late. All welcome! See us for details. Anne and Anna
FRIENDSHIP CLUB Break for Summer. See you all in September. Details: 268 1426 Rosalind
TAIZE ‘We are one body’ a weekend of Taizé style prayer, workshops, food and building community at Wesley Hall, Crookes from 11-13th October. Aimed at 18-35yrs but the prayers held during the weekend are open to all ages. Cost is £20pp. Assistance with funding is available. To book, fill in the form at: bit.ly/2ZF1y5N. For more details E mail firstname.lastname@example.org Oli Giles
ORGANISTS David Willington is taking a much-deserved break. Thank you to Paul Hudson and Peter Heginbotham for playing while he is away.
GREENBELT Our good wishes to all who are preparing to go to Greenbelt Christian Arts Festival over the Bank Holiday weekend. There is usually quite a crowd from St Mark’s. This is a great opportunity for enjoying bands and hearing stimulating talks where politics and activism are welcomed. We look forward to hearing about it afterwards!