Weekly Update – 11th September 2016



HARVEST FESTIVAL We will again be selling preserves to support Christian Aid, so all you wonderful bottlers please get picking, pickling, preserving, and jam- and chutney-making ready for Harvest Festival on 18th September. There are jars in the vicarage garage if you’re short. Have fun! International Committee 

ARCHER PROJECT AT HARVEST Instead of collecting for the S6 Foodbank we will be collecting food and toiletries  for the Archer Project THIS WEEK AND NEXT.   There is a complete list of their needs at the back of church. Sue 

HARVEST SUPPER – Pie and Peas, 6pm, NEXT SUNDAY; tickets available from today, £3 and £1 – get yours now! All are welcome to follow this by joining us at with Taize Night Service.  Briony and Sue

CONGREGATIONAL LIST We are in the process of updating the congregational list.  Please let me know if your details have changed.  NB this is NOT the same as the Electoral Roll, but is the list that is circulated amongst members of the congregation and / or clergy.  Anne P

SNOW DROP CLOTHES SWAP EVENING We are holding a clothes swap and social evening on Friday 21st October in aid of the Snow Drop Project. This aims to provide an opportunity for people to give new life to ‘gently worn’ but unwanted clothes. We are asking in advance for donations of unwanted clothes in good condition, and inviting people to come along on the evening, make a donation and find something to take away. We are collecting clothes from October, and would love people to help on the evening and in the preparation the previous week. Please contact Rosie (rosiehunt@hotmail.co.uk), Alice (deasyalice@hotmail.com) or Becca (Beccallen18@gmail.com) for more info.

WELCOME TEAMS are a great way of getting to know members of our congregation! We’re looking for extra volunteers to join the rota. This is an important and fun part of our ministry so have a chat if you’re interested! Sarah M.

HERITAGE OPEN DAY Many thanks to all those who helped with the preparation and running of the Heritage Open Day yesterday, and especially to Jean Baxter for preparing the children’s

I-spy trail. Sarah M.

LIFE AND DEATH MATTERS CAFE continues THIS TUESDAY in the vicarage. It is a new venture meeting on Tuesday mornings (usually in the lounge) between 10.30am and 12noon.  It is a safe, open and respectful place where people can talk about all matters relating to life and death.  All are welcome.  Jane Padget

ALTERNATIVE CHALICE  From now on we shall be offering an option of non-alcoholic wine at Communion.  If you would prefer this cup, please bring the newsletter with you to the rail or indicate to the chalice assistant.  Thank you for your patience while we establish the best way to administer this choice. Sue

NEPAL, TIBET, CHINA I will be showing slides of my recent trip through Nepal and Tibet and on into China on Friday, 23 September at 7.00pm in the church lounge.  There will be a collection in aid of PHASE, which does valuable medical work in rural communities in Nepal.  It will also be a sort of belated 70th birthday celebration so there will be refreshments.  All very welcome. If you do intend to come it would be helpful to know in advance.  Philip Booth 255 0634 philip.churchwarden@btinternet.com

THE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP are meeting TOMORROW NIGHT at 7.30pm in the Lounge We will be reviewing the website with the help of Ben Treadaway – looking at what works well/ could be improved or we would like to see changed. If you have any comments, please see Sarah M/Sarah C

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays at 1.30pm in the church lounge. 14 Sept:  “I love to go a-wandering”, Pauline Miller in the Moselle valley. Visitors welcome. Details from Rosalind on 268 1426.

HALLAM ’89 THEATRE CLUB, the drama group that Dez and Jennie Martin are involved with, is presenting Kes, adapted from Barry Hines’ novel ‘A Kestrel for a Knave’, at the University Drama Studio from 15th to 17th September at 7.30 pm.  Tickets from Dez and Jennie, dezandjenniemartin@btinternet.com , or phone 2303718.

UNICEF CAMPAIGN We have been asked to support the Unicef campaign calling upon the government to urgently reunite children safely and legally with their families in the UK, preventing them from having to make dangerous journeys or being forced into the hands of traffickers and smugglers. Please join the campaign at act.unicef.org.uk/ea-action?ea.

client.id+375&ea.campaign.id=50624 (please note the corrected web address).

Helen and Tim Gregory

KAIROS SHEFFIELD – HOPE IN THE HOLY LAND? An inspiring and encouraging evening of songs and stories from Garth Hewitt and Robert Cohen on 30 Sept at 7.30pm at Victoria Hall Methodist Church. For anyone wanting to understand more about the Holy Land, and what might make for a just peace for all. Tickets available from www.eventbrite. co.uk/e/hope-in-the-holy-land-tickets- 25323630661 Tanya Ralph

LOGOS – has its first meeting THIS FRIDAY(not 23rd as previously stated) at 7.30pm in the Vicarage, exploring John’s Gospel with the help of Ian Wallis.  If you’d like to know more contact Mark, mark.newitt@gmail.com.

ORGAN RECITAL CANCELLATION Unfortunately Hannah Gibson has had to cancel her recital scheduled for this Thursday. Not to worry, we’ll get Hannah in next year. The recitals resume on October 13th with St Mark’s regular improvisationalist Jonathan Ayerst. Mark McCombs

READING THE STORY Future dates for this new monthly group, along with details of the Old Testament story for each session, will be posted here. All are welcome to attend on a one-off or continuing basis. To register your interest or receive handouts for any session missed, please contact Janet Morley at: morleyjanet@ymail.com

TAIZE RETREAT IN SHEFFIELD 14 – 16 October Workshops, Taizé prayer and silence. For 18 – 35 yr olds. Taking place from the Friday evening until Sunday afternoon in Sheffield. It includes Saturday evening prayer at Sheffield Cathedral at 7:30pm. All ages invited. To find out more: tinyurl.com/zg8hlde or speak to Mark Ansell

CAMINO TRAIL Absolutely full of trepidation, I am continuing the Camino from Leon to Santiago de Compostela hopefully arriving on 20th September. I know Alison Tolson is out there! I am fundraising for Save the Children /Syria Appeal. www.justgiving.com/fundraising/

john-brokenshire1 John Brokenshire

PLACEMENT YEAR MALE, 21, seeks non-smoking housemates for a 3-bed house in Pickmere Road, S10. 2 good-sized rooms available, each at £70/week plus bills. Not suitable for couples. Call Misha on 07934 239012.

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