Weekly notices – 21st October


 WELCOME TO CANON MARIANNE BORG who is preaching today following the PCN/CRC conference yesterday. Sue/Sarah

 4 PM MULTISENSORY ALL AGE SERVICE today! Prayer stations on the theme of light/darkness. Meeting in the lounge for bring and share tea and cake from 3 pm.  All welcome! Jen)

SUNDAY LUNCHES Today – baked potatoes and fillings; offer of puddings to co-ordinator Anna B. 28 October – soup and bread; offers of soup or puddings to co-ordinator Bruce Edmonds. 4 November pies, peas, puds. Offers of pies or peas to Hannah S. Pudding contributions always appreciated. All are welcome to stay. Briony

 BBEST CONSULTATION on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan & Draft Design Guide, ends 11 Nov. To take part go to http://bbest.org.uk/the-plan/ or visit Broomhill Library for paper copies & forms. Sarah C

DID YOU KNOW that only 2% of young adults identify as Anglican. This makes our youth work all the more important! We need more leaders for all ages in our Sunday morning groups. Please chat to any of us if you think it might be something you would enjoy. Jen Ryder

 NOVEMBER MESSENGER now gathering articles – please send them to Frances Gray, the next editor, at f.b.gray@sheffield.ac.uk

ROY GODDEN it is with deep sadness that we share the news that Roy died last Tuesday. He has contributed so much to the life of this community over many years and will be greatly missed. Funeral details will follow in due course. Please hold Doreen and all who grieve for him in your thoughts and prayers. Sue/Sarah/Shan

 MAVIS HEWITT We are also sorry to share the news of Mavis’s death.  She was a longstanding member of the church and lunch club. Please hold all who grieve for her in your thoughts and prayers. Funeral details to follow Sue/Sarah/Shan

SHEFFIELD FOLK FOR GAZA/SIMON’S BIRTHDAY DO Believe it or not Simon Ennals has a birthday in Nov that ends in a ‘0’!! To celebrate this a bunch of excellent local Sheffield musicians will be holding a folk concert on Saturday November 10th in St Marks Church to raise money for the hospital in Gaza city. Tickets £10 in advance from Simon and Tanya today in church or on Eventbrite (or £12 on the door).

 FRAGMENTS OF WAR will be performed at The Sheffield College (8 Nov), Kelham Island Museum (15 Nov) and St Marys Church Walkley (16 Nov). For each ticket sold the company will make a contribution to “British Red Cross” to recognise their efforts during the war. Contact: fragmentsofwar2018@gmail.com or Visit: The Sheffield Collage, Livesey St, Sheffield S6 2ET.

ALL SOULS COMMEMORATION SERVICE this year will be held at 6pm on Sunday 4 November – please pass the word around as all are welcome to come and remember loved ones.  A list is available at the back of church for you to write the names of those you would like to be remembered aloud. Please hold all who are bereaved in your thoughts and prayers at this time.  Sarah and Sue

 ALL DESIRES KNOWN BY JANET MORLEY is now marking its 30th anniversary and is acknowledged as having had a profound influence on our time. We have two copies in library category F.  See also article in Summer edition of Outlook at back of church.  Maureen Bownas

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays at 1.30 pm in the lounge. 24 October – Birds, Beasts and Creepy-crawlies – in song. All welcome. Details from Carol 266 5628.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC We are delighted to announce the appointment of David Willington as Director of Music and Organist.  David has a breadth of skills and musical experience to share and we are encouraging him to take a creative look at how we might develop musically.  We look forward to him starting at the beginning of November.  Sue/Sarah/Shan

 WORKER WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES we are excited to announce that the job advert will go live on the church website tomorrow (Monday 22 Oct). Please spread the news Sue/Sarah

BROOMHALL CENTRE AGM this coming Tuesday (23rd) at 6 pm. Sue

ASSIST NIGHT SHELTER urgently needs helpers one or two nights a month. Contact volunteer@assistsheffield.org.uk

 SHEFFIELD TROUBLEMAKERS David Price, will introduce his new book Welcome to Sheffield – a Migration History – published in association with City of Sanctuary showing how Sheffield has become cosmopolitan with more than one fifth of the population being of ethnic minority heritage. Book Launch here 25 November 6 pm Manuch

MARK’S MESSENGER Subscriptions (£9.00) for 2018/19 are now due. Please let Mike Hunt have your payment either by cheque (payable to St Mark’s Church PCC) or cash. Payment by Bank transfer is also possible (please see Mike). New subscribers welcome!

BLUE BOXES If anyone has not yet found a new use for their blue recycling box, please let Sarah C know – Broomhill infant school would like to collect some to use for storage of playground equipment. Thanks. Sarah C

2 CLIMATE CHANGE EVENTS CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP How can we at St Mark’s support each other to take action?  6pm, Sun 28 Oct. Will be repeated on a family friendly date and time TBC. Rachael Hand  CONTEMPLATIVE FIRE Wisdom on the Way Sat 10 Nov. An exploration of resources for living hopefully, followed by a prayer walk.  Rachael Hand

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