Weekly Update ~ 13th September 2015

ENORMOUS THANKS for all the love and support you have shown me over the last few weeks (and years!).  Thank you to everyone who made my Service of Institution and Induction such a wonderful occasion, as usual the refreshments were top notch!  And as for the surprise gifts on Sunday – well, I don’t know how to thank you enough.  With love. Sue

ANOTHER THANK YOU to everyone who contributed food, helped with setting-up and clearing away or helped in any other way on 3 September at Sue’s Induction.  It was a tremendous effort by so many, and a wonderful celebration.   Briony, Mike and Sarah

PARISH WEEKEND It’s all getting very exciting!!All participants will receive an e-mail with the latest details in the next day or two.  Services will be taking place here as usual next weekend.  We welcome Angie Lauener from Ranmoor and Karen Colley from the Manor Team who will be leading the 10am Service at St Mark’s.

HOME PRODUCE A reminder that if you’re making jams or chutney over the summer, please could you do extra jars for the Harvest Produce stall? Donations of empty jars for others to use would also be welcome. Thanks, Alison.

VICARAGE FRUIT if anyone would like to pick the apples (if ripe enough) and plums in the Vicarage garden these could be turned into jams and chutneys for the Harvest Produce stall.  Lunch Club would also like some so perhaps you could let Mary-Jane know if you’re planning to gather any.  Thanks, Sue.

MEMORIES Gary Grief is very keen to talk to anyone with memories of Sheffield during WWII. If you’d be happy to chat, he’d love to hear from you – 231 6031.

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL RESULT! At its meeting on Monday 7th the Broomhill Festival Planning Group gave each of the four Charities a cheque for £2000 and allocated £2000 to the Festival’s Community Fund following our 2015 Festival.  The Charities areBroomhill Community Library, BBEST Neighbourhood Plan, Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre and Project BUZZ.  A huge thank you to the dedicated volunteers and all those who came to the Festival events and supported our fund raising.  Please visit the website for more  info and to keep in touch with the developing details of the 2016 Festival.

ENNEAGRAM FOLLOW-UP SESSION Following the success of the two Enneagram Days we have been asked to do a follow-up session for those who attended. This will take place TONIGHT at 5.30pm in the Upper Room.   Please speak to Anne or Jane for more details.

BAKED ALASKA: Riding Lights Theatre Company. Vivid, sharp and deliciously entertaining, Baked Alaska serves up the realities of climate change with flair and clarity about the temperatures involved. Highly recommended. Monday 21 September, 7:45pm, Christ Church, Pitsmoor. Tickets: £12/£9 (concessions). From (01904) 613000 / (0114) 242 5565 / ridinglights.org/baked–alaska.

CONFIRMATION?  Please let us know ASAP if you would like to be a part of this series of discussions around the questions of faith that are most important to us.  It’s open to everyone regardless of age or stage of faith.  It will be running on 6 Monday evenings from Sep 28 (avoiding half term).  Please book in with Anne in the office. Thanks! Sue.




Spreading the net: communicating well  is taking place on 3 October, 9.30am – 4.00pm.  With places going fast, book now to avoid disappointment.  This year’s theme is the importance of good communications in mission and ministry and the keynote speaker for the day is the Revd Arun Arora, Director of Communications for the Church of England.  Workshops will be on: preaching, church buildings, websites, social media, design and print, presentations and ‘100 Ways to Get Your Church Noticed’.  Along with Bishop Peter’s ‘Sofa Spot’.  Places are limited so please let Anne know if you are interested. This year the Diocesan Development Day will take place at the New York Stadium, Rotherham.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays at 1.30pm in the church lounge. 16 September: The Robin Johnson

Palm Court trio. All welcome. Modest charge.  Details from Mary-Jane on

230 3242

WELCOME PLACE at the BROOMHALL CENTREhas started up again. 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!


At 8pm on Thursday 17th September Julian Gunn will open up a series of recitals on our refurbished organ. Programme to include Handel, Faure, Howells, Alain and others. Free admission, retiring collection. Please support this event and enjoy the organ at its best!


“RE-IMAGINING CHURCH No Longer Male and Female” is the next CRC conference on Saturday 24th 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.

CRC SEMINAR AND LIBRARY EVENING will be happening on Wed 30 September in the lounge, entitled: “Saved by a poem: the transformative power of words”, and will be led by John Hillman.  All welcome.  Please see the flyers at the back for more details.

TESS We greatly regret to announce the death of Tess, Ian and Liz’s beloved golden retriever, and send our love and best wishes to Ian and Liz at this time.

CHURCH ACTION ON POVERTY PILGRIMAGE on Saturday 10 October will visit  inspiring church projects in the South of the City. From 930 am to around 3 pm, starting and finishing at St James Norton. All welcome. Please contact Sarah Baker on 07949682050 or sarahbaker17@live.co.uk

LEARN NEW CRAFTS throughout September from Peg Weaving to Playing Clay Workshops and a Ceramic Painting Cafe.  Please see Sarah Frost for more info: 07964 173848 or sarah4frost@gmail.com

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