Weekly Update – 11th October 2015



REFUGEE CRISIS An open meeting has been arranged in the Upper Room THIS AFTERNOON with literature on display from 5.30pm and a prompt 5.45pm start. The meeting will open with short talks on the issues and volunteering opportunities. Then there will be discussion about various forms of engagement. All welcome. David PriceENNEAGRAM WORKSHOP IN AID OF PARISH FUNDS After the success of the last two workshops, a third Enneagram workshop will be taking place THIS COMING SATURDAY October 17, 10-4 and there are some places available.

The Enneagram is an ancient tool for helping us understand our personalities and how we interact with one another and our environment. Come along and have fun and learn! Minimum £8 each – donations above very welcome to support the church. For info have a chat with Jane or Anne Padget.


ALL WELCOME for tea, cake and a chat in support of refugees from 2pm-4.30pm on Saturday 31st October in St Mark’s Lounge. Afternoon tea will be served to raise money for the UK Refugee Council and Assist. Please come with an appetite and whatever you can afford, and lend your support to the growing refugee crisis. Children’s activities will be provided. Also, if you think you might be able to bake a cake for this event, please let us know.  Contact Alice (deasyalice@hotmail.com), Rosie (rosiehunt@hotmail.co.uk) or Donna (donna_yeates@hotmail.com).


WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?   During October we invite everyone to wear a name badge. This isn’t just for the benefit of newcomers but also for those of us who can’t remember names terribly well. Please participate! You might also like to use the following as a bit of fun and to help us open up new conversations:“Find someone whose birthday is in the same month as yours” (twins don’t count!) Thanks! Sue 

Work on the memorial garden We will soon be starting some careful maintenance work on the Memorial garden. Over the years it has become overgrown and some of the roses have become old and spindly. The hedge has suffered from Box blight and now has a number of gaps. So, using some money from a legacy, we will be doing two phases of work. In October we will be clearing weeds and taking out some of the very old roses and unhealthy Box hedge. We will then review what’s left and in spring think about new planting. If there are plants in the Memorial garden that are particularly important to you, or if you want to know more about the work, do come and talk to me.

Nicky Woods


WELCOME PLACE at the BROOMHALL CENTRE Come along on Wednesday afternoons for a cuppa, meeting up with people, sewing, chatting-or what you will! Please note the new time of 2-4pm. See you there! Helen Hillman, Renate Smith, Bridget Grayson


ELECTRONIC VERSION of Sunday’s liturgy can be emailed to you in advance. Please contact Anne in the office.

LIONS TRIP TODAY the Lions group (ages 11+) will be going to Pizza Hut for lunch following the morning service. For more details please contact Alice Newitt deasyalice@hotmail.comLIONS are meeting NEXT SUNDAY, 18th October in the lounge at 6pm, with food. For more details please contact Alice Newitt at deasyalice@hotmail.com.



Many thanks to Shan for holding the website together during the vacancy. This was only ever intended to be a temporary measure. We have recruited a few new volunteers to maintain and develop the effectiveness of our website and Facebook page. Thank you to them! If this is something you’re interested in, please have a word with Anne in the office. Sue



Please note that this is the new email address for our Musical Director, Mark McCombs, with immediate effect. Thanks, Sue H.


“RE-IMAGINING CHURCH: No Longer Male and Female” is the next CRC (St Mark’s Centre for Radical Christianity) conference on Saturday 24 October. It is being put on in association with WATCH (Women and the Church). Now that we have women bishops, some may consider the journey to be over. It is, however, just beginning. Three women, Kathy Galloway, Emma Percy and Jelly Morgans, invite us to engage in conversation. Together we will dream dreams and explore strategies for the radical transformation of the church at every level and across denominations so that it more adequately reflects and embodies a ‘genderful’ God. Please see the booking forms on the CRC stall for more info and to book your place.   John Schofield

THANK YOU to all who helped with the Harvest Lunch last week, whether bringing food, helping to serve or simply staying and making it a warm and friendly time. Briony.THURSDAY COMMUNION is being cancelled for one week only on October 29 as Sue and Tim are both off duty for Half Term.   It will resume on Thursday 5 November.


GARDENING MORNING There is a lot of work to do at this time of the year in tidying the church grounds (sweeping leaves, for example). Please join us on Saturday 31 October, 9.30 – 1.00. If possible, please bring tools such as rakes, garden brushes, etc. Tea and coffee provided!


IT’S A BIT LIVELY OUTSIDE is a play about the Sheffield blitz being performed at the University Drama Studio from 29th to 31st October at 7.30. Tickets are £9/£7 but group booking would call for a discount! If anyone wants tickets they can contact me jenniemartin49@gmail. Gary has a starring role and Dez and I are in it too.


FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays at 1.30pm. in the church lounge.

14 October: Sheffield High School Chamber Choir. All welcome. Modest charge. Details: Rosalind on 268 1426


ASSIST AGM Tuesday 27 October,

6.30pm – 9.30pm. If you would like to attend, please contact: office@assistsheffield.org.uk or tel: 0114 275 4960


MEMORIES Gary Grief is very keen to talk to anyone with memories of Sheffield

during WWII. If you’d be happy to chat, please contact him on 231 6031.





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