Weekly Update ~ 15th March 2015



BROOMHILL FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS We need you! Please see the flyers at the back and help us out with what promises to be a spectacular Broomhill Festival this year!

PALM SUNDAY 29 MARCH – VOICES URGENTLY NEEDED forDramatic Gospel Reading at 10am. Please contact Daisy Black at deb31@cantab.net or call Anne in the office.

CALLING ALL WELCOMERS! Want to meet new (and not-so-new) members of St Mark’s? Our Welcome Teams are a perfect opportunity and we’re looking for new members to join our teams. This is a fun and vital part of our ministry, so if you’re interested please contact Sarah M at sarahmoorechurchwarden@gmail.com.

DON’T LET THEM DROWN A demonstration and march challenging EU and UK policies towards refugees crossing the Mediterranean. Organised by SYMAAG. 12.15 in the Moor (near Market), 1pm at Town Hall THIS TUESDAY. Please join in if you can. http://www.symaag.org.uk/

CHRISTENING Olive Ryder will be christened on Easter Sunday. We’re going to cook lunch in the lounge afterwards for our family and friends. You’re welcome to join us! Please RSVP to us or jen_gallivan @hotmail.co.uk so we know how many to cater for. Thanks, Jen & James.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays in the church lounge at 1.30pm. 18 March:  “Get out the Dominoes” (or Draughts
or Scrabble or Rummikub etc.)  All welcome. Modest charge. Details: Rosalind Rogerson 268 1426
NEW CRC WEBSITE! The brand new CRC website is now officially launched!  Have an investigation through all the many things available to you at www.stmarkscrc.co.uk

STORAGE SPACE NEEDED for 2 x 2 seater leather sofas, from April. Time span unknown, would remove on demand if needed! Please contact Jez or Donna at jeremy.paul.thomas@gmail.com/ donna_yeates@hotmail.com.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION Our weekly newssheets are on St Mark’s Website.  Contributors, please only include details you are happy to be picked up by a Google search.  For further info, please see a member of the clergy.

PCN’S SPRING CONFERENCE is at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, on Saturday, 9 May 2015 from 11am to 4.15 pm. It will be led by Mark Oakley, Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, on the theme “A DAY IN THE FOUNTAIN: exploring poetry”. Book at www.pcnbritain.org.uk.

DIOCESAN VISIT TO GERMANY IN OCTOBER 2015 – COME AND JOIN US! The Diocese of Sheffield Hattingen Witten Link invites you to join a group visiting our partner diocese in the Ruhr area of Germany.  We will travel via coach and overnight ferry on Friday 23rd October and will return to Sheffield on Saturday 30th October.The cost will be in the region of £200 inclusive.  If you would like to booking form, or would like to find out more, please contact Revd Sue Hobley, 01709 872299, or email vicar@wathparishchurch.co.uk


THANK YOU to everyone who supported the auction of promises last month. Please could those of you who had a successful bid and have not paid for your “lot” do so before the end of March. Thank you. Shan and Sue.

PARISH WEEKEND NOW LAUNCHED!This will be at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, on 18-20 September 2015!  Please see the flyers at the back.  We are now taking bookings!!

Places are limited, please book early.

CTBB AGM This will take place on  Monday 23rd March at 7.30pm at the Beacon at Broomhill. Anyone who wishes to come is more than welcome! Many thanks, Jean Dickson.

SEB’S LEGS I am walking 300 miles of the Camino trail to raise money for my nephew, Sebastian, who has Cerebral Palsy.  Please sponsor me at www.justgiving.com/caminoforsebslegs  Thank you, John Brokenshire.

ISLAM AWARENESS WEEK – CELEBRATION OF FOOD! At 6pm THIS WEDNESDAY Abdool and friends will be sharing a feast of flavours from different cultures here at St Mark’s.  Please see flyer – Several dignitaries have been invited.  Please come and show your support too!

DR VAL WEBB Australian theologian and author, will give a talk, “Liberating Theology” on Sunday, 12 April 2015 at 6.00 p.m. in the Upper Room. Tickets (£5) are on sale after 10am service today.

PRINCES OF ROCK The next fantastic concert at the City Hall from Chorus UK is rock music choral style! AC:DC, Queen, Jesus Christ Superstar and many others are in there.  Sunday 29th March at 4.00pm.  Anne Padget, Carol Rowe and Jane Padget are all performing. It promises to be a spectacular show as always! Please contact Anne in the office for more details or see the City Hall website.

BROOMHALL WOMEN THIS SATURDAY 5pm – 8pm at The Broomhall Centre.  Come and celebrate the achievements of the Our Broomhall Project, the Broomhall Centre and the Broomhall Forum as we say farewell to Jennie Beard, Sharon Gill and Linsey Taylor-Auad who all leave Broomhall at the end of March.  Please take a flyer for more info. All welcome.

STUDENT AND YOUNG ADULT WEEKEND AWAY! 24th-26th April at Ashbourne Methodist Church residential centre. £30ish. A chance to get to know each other, go on beautiful walks etc. See Ceri or email cerigallivan@hotmail.co.uk for more info.

NEW CONGREGATIONAL LIST  Please can EVERYBODY who wishes to be on the Congregational List fill in a form at the back and put it in the box by 22 MARCH.  If you only want your details to be available to clergy, there is that option.  The new list will be out from Easter Sunday.

ST MARK’S PHOTO ALBUM We would also like to update our photo album. Please check if your photo is in the yellow album.  If not, ask me to take one or e-mail one. I can crop it if it has other people, but it needs to be high resolution. shan@stmarkssheffield.co.uk.


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