Weekly Update – 16th October 2016



WELCOME TO ALL NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS! There’s still more going on over the coming weeks for students. TONIGHT there will be a meal at 6.00pm before Night Service at 8.00pm.  Looking forward to meeting you soon! SCM+ Email scmsheffield@gmail.com with questions/for more details, or chat to Oli, Chris, Marie or Sophie at church!

ALL SOULS; A Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for loved ones who have died will be held on Sunday 30 October at 6pm. There is a list on the prayer table; if you so wish, please add any names that you would like to hear read aloud.

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.

JIM COTTER TABLE In the chapel there is now a small octagonal table. This used to belong to Jim Cotter, who used it for communion services at home. St Marks have been asked to care for it, and so
we are using the table for some of our weekday communion services.

ASSERTIVENESS, SPEAKING TO AN AUDIENCE AND OVERCOMING PRESENTATION NERVES are three seminars at Hagglers Corner, Queens Rd, led by Piers Lane, whom some of the congregation will know, THIS TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. Each seminar is from 9am – 10.30am and will be of great use for anyone – for work or personal benefit. Tickets available: www.pierslane.eu/how2

– and cost just £15 each or £30 to attend all three. Piers Lane

NAME BADGES For the month of October we are invited to wear a name badge to help us learn new names and remember old ones! Do take part!  Sue

MARKS MESSENGER subscriptions are now due- £6.50 p.a. Peter Whitmill will be at the back of church today. Please make cheques payable to St. Mark’s PCC.  Peter Whitmill

TODAY IS WORLD FOOD DAY, the national launch date for the End Hunger UK campaign.  Our 10am Eucharist will be followed by a simple lunch – please stay – we hope to raise funds for the Broomhall Breakfast and Soup Run. Sarah

RSCM DIOCESAN CHORAL FESTIVAL THIS AFTERNOON at 4.00pm at Sheffield Cathedral. Festive Choral Evensong sung by local church choirs including members of St, Mark’s. During the service RSCM Bronze and Silver awards will be presented by the Bishop of Doncaster. All welcome.

BROOMHALL AGM is happening THIS TUESDAY, 7.00pm – 9.00pm at the Broomhall Centre.  All are welcome to attend.  Please see the poster in the foyer for more details. Sue

ASSIST’S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING THIS TUESDAY, 6.30pm Moor Theatre Delicatessen, The Moor, S1 4PF.ASSIST would like to invite all our wonderful friends and supporters. It will be a celebration of all that has been achieved this year and a look to the challenges we face in the year ahead. We will be joined by Michael Collins from Right to Remain. There will be food and refreshments provided by the Real Junk Food Project Sheffield.Please indicate to us if you are planning to attend by responding by calling us on 275 4960 or

via email to office@assistsheffield.org.uk

FRIENDSHIP CLUB THIS WEDNESDAY at 1.30pm. in the church lounge. 19 Oct:  John Greensmith will play the accordion. Visitors welcome. Details: Rosalind 268 1426

THURSDAY SOCIAL  Fancy a chat and a chance to get to know people a little bit better? The next social will be THIS THURSDAY at The Stages Head Pub  on Psalter Lane from 7:30pm – 9pm. Kim and Mike Willis will be there. Kim’s mob 07967-829561. Kim & Mike Willis

SNOW DROP CLOTHES SWAP EVENING THIS FRIDAY 7.30pm in aid of the Snow Drop Projectwhich exists to empower survivors of human trafficking. Come along and pay £5 for a drink and nibbles and take away something for your wardrobe. It’s an opportunity for you to give new life to ‘gently worn’ but unwanted clothes. We are collecting unwanted clothes in good condition either on the evening its self or in advance. If you have clothes to donate please contact Rosie (rosiehunt@hotmail.co.uk), Alice (deasyalice@hotmail.com) or Becca (Beccaallen18@gmail.com).

MARK McCOMBS is on sabbatical for October, November and January, but back for December.  We wish him every success as he concentrates on his studies and welcome Fraser Wilson as his stand-in during this time. Sue

YORKSHIRE HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST are joining us from 10.30am to 3.30pm on Saturday 29 October for A Day at St Mark’s about the life and work of George Pace, the architect of this church. There will be tours of the church and an interview with Peter Pace, George’s son and biographer. Admission: £15 to cover coffee, lunch, tea and lectures. Send cheque (payable to YHCT-South Yorkshire) to Clyde Binfield, 604 Royal Plaza, 2 Westfield Terrace, Sheffield, S1 4GG. David Price

CAR PARK For those who use the car park during the week, the code for the barrier padlock has NOW changed.  This is going to happen periodically to prevent misuse of the car park.  If you wish to know the new code, please speak to Sue, Sarah or Anne.

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL Community Consultation: NOV 7 at 6pm Beacon at Broomhill.  The Festival Committee is conducting an open review with all who are interested in the future of the Festival.  St Mark’s is a key player.  If you want to see the festival continue, come along to the meeting or let Jane Padget know in advance: jane@evaconsulting.co.uk.  The current committee is NOT in a position to run another festival so this meeting is make or break.  Sue

SOUP RUN Any donations of tins of soup and of baked beans (with sausages or not) gratefully received. Feel free to have a chat with any soup run supervisor, if you want to know more. Many thanks. Gary

ALTERNATIVE CHALICE  with non-alcoholic wine is available at Communion.  Please indicate to the chalice assistants if you would like this. Sue

LIFE AND DEATH MATTERS CAFE EVERY TUESDAY in the lounge between 10.30am and 12noon.  It is a safe and respectful place where people can talk about all matters relating to life and death.  All are welcome.  Jane Padget

ANNE PADGET has been given the opportunity to work with Chorus UK and has resigned her post as Administrator from the end of this month.  We wish her every success!  In the meantime, we will need some voluntary support in the church office.  If you could offer a day or two please speak to Sue or Sarah.  Thanks!


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