Weekly Update ~ 12th June 2016




Tickets:  Please support the festival – and the charities we do this for – by coming to as many events as you can and spreading the word to others.  There is a wide range happening all around Broomhill including a whole host of children’s activities.  All details for these can be found in the:-

Brochure:  Feel free to take several and give them away to others.  Details can also be found on the:-

Website:  www.broomhillfestival.org.uk is the address for the festival.  You can also purchase tickets here.

Facebook: The page for this year’s festival is Broomhill Festival 2016.  Please Like and Share the page.

Volunteers:  There are still gaps on the volunteer spreadsheet.  Thank you to everyone who has already signed up.  Please sign up to help out with any event(s) you can.  It’s a great way of contributing while getting to enjoy any number of events.  Many thanks.

REFUGEE WEEK 2016 runs from 20th-26th June – this year’s theme is ‘Welcome’. It will celebrate the welcome shown to refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, and seek to encourage and inspire communities to continue to welcome new arrivals in the weeks, months and years to come.  In Sheffield there is going to be an associated ‘Migration Matters Festival’ from 17th-25th June 2016 Programme details are to be found at


All events will take place at Theatre Delicatessen, 17 The Moor and are ‘Pay What You Decide’.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays at 1.30pm. in the church lounge. 15 June: “A Childhood in South Africa”. Visitors welcome. Modest charge. Details: Rosalind Rogerson 268 1426.

GARDEN PARTY – HELP STILL NEEDED THIS SATURDAY! See the sign-up sheet at the back of church and join the fun!  Thank you! Jane Padget

Calling all bakers: The Garden Party café needs contributions of cakes, tray bakes and biscuits.  Please do make something (labelled CAFE) and bring it THIS FRIDAY OR ON SATURDAY MORNING, so that we are well-stocked in anticipation of a lot of hungry customers!  As the theme is A Midsummer Night’s Dream, fairy cakes would be particularly appropriate, but anything will be welcome.  Thank you.   (pauline@mm1728pm.plus.com, tel 2583678) Pauline Miller

Books and treasures Please bring all your wonderful books and treasures etc. etc. for the Garden Party to the church no later than THIS FRIDAY.  Many thanks.  Susan Whitmill and Caroline Fisher

Home produce – your baking and preserves requested for this year’s stall – practically anything edible and home-made will sell (please mark HOME PRODUCE)! Guidelines available; any queries , or for more information, contact Rosalind – 268 1426, Mary-Jane – 230 3242 or Briony – 235 0174, and please sign up if you would like to help on the day.

WEBSITE PHOTOGRAPHY Do you enjoy photography and would be interested in helping to contribute to the church website in this capacity?  Please speak to Sarah Colver, Rosie Hunt or Anne Padget if you would like more details. 



MIDWEEK PRAYERS Please join Sarah and Sue for daily prayer at 8.30am on Mon, Wed, Thur or at 5pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.  We’ll be in the Chapel but you may like to keep these quiet times at home.  We will pray for all whose names are on the blue sheet or on prayer cards.

SHEFFIELD PRIDE – 30 JULY at Endcliffe Park, 12noon 7.00pm.  St. Mark’s will have a stall here and it promises to be a great day.  Keep the date in your diary.  Sibylle Batten and Anne Padget

HISTORIC TROUBLEMAKERS WALKS round Sheffield city centre – A revival of the popular walks which David Price previously led based on his book Sheffield Troublemakers. 3pm – 4.30pm TODAY and 19 June starting at Paradise Square.  £5 for ASSIST funds. Asylum seekers etc free. Book a place on 296 0806 or davidprice2@googlemail.com.

FUNDRAISING DINNER FOR ASSIST at 6.00pm on 25 June in Channing Hall, Surrey Street. There will be a glass of wine on arrival, a three course meal, musical interludes, a bar, a raffle and other entertainment. This will be one of the major events of the year for ASSIST. Tickets are £25 per person.  Please see the poster in the foyer.  Anne Padget


Some of St Mark’s congregation will remember Reid Humble. Reid and Charlotte moved to Cambridge so that he could train at Westcott House whilst studying for a PhD. Reid will serve his curacy at Rotherham Minster, and will be ordained deacon at Sheffield Cathedral on 26th June at 10.30am. All welcome. On Saturday 25th June at 4pm, 6 people will be ordained priest, including Lucy Bolster from The Vine, Sheffield and Steve Chapman from the Manor Parish.

Sarah Colver

SABBATICAL In order to re-evaluate my working pattern and make time to undertake some further education, from mid July I will being taking a 3 month sabbatical. I will still worship at St Mark’s but will be more evident in the pews than up front. My thanks go especially to Sue and  Sarah for enabling me to take this time. Shan

YOUTH & STUDENT WORK AT ST MARK’SAre you passionate about the future of the church? Do you have ideas for our children’s, youth or student work? Would you like to meet to chat about it, plan socials, create All Age services? You need to join the new youth work planning group! Email jen_gallivan@hotmail.co.uk for details.  Jen Ryder

CRC SEMINAR AND LIBRARY EVENING Wednesday 29th June 6.30pm Imogen Clout will be talking about her book More Places at the Table, written with John Rogerson  Imogen is an experienced lawyer and the evening will look at approaches to family life in the contemporary world. John Schofield

NEW GROUP – THURSDAY SOCIAL  Fancy a chat and a chance to get to know people a little bit better, possibly over a crossword?  Kim and Mike will be in The Stags Head Pub on Psalter lane from 7:30 pm till 9 pm on a Thursday towards the end of each month – upcoming dates 23rd June, 28th July. Mob 07967 82956.  Kim Willis

BISHOP STEVEN leaves the Diocese in the summer to become Bishop of Oxford.  A farewell service at the Cathedral will take place at 4pm on 17th July.  If you would like to attend, tickets can obtained at www.eventbrite.co.uk/    farewell-to-bishop-steven-and-ann-tickets-25347976480 or speak to Anne in the office.  Kim Willis

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