Weekly Update ~ 19th June 2016



BROOMHILL FESTIVALI would personally like to thank Jane as Chair of the Festival Committee, for all the work she has put into preparing for and running this year’s Festival, along with the Festival Administrator, Kathie, the Committee and all the volunteers who have worked so hard.  Thank you!  Sue

SHAN’S 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

REFUGEE WEEK 2016 begins tomorrow and runs until next Sunday 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 currently an associated ‘Migration Matters Festival’ which began on Friday and finishes next Saturday.  Programme details are at


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

FRIENDSHIP CLUB meets on Wednesdays at 1.30pm. in the lounge.

22 June: “Midsummer Special”. Visitors welcome. Modest charge. Details: Rosalind Rogerson on 268 1426

CHERNOBYL CHILDREN  Clothes needed for Belarussian girls aged 10-11.  Anything no longer required will be welcomed before mid July by Chris Cowan tel: 2350328 or via Robin Saunders


ROY AND BERYL BARRY Many of you will know that Roy and Beryl Barry are moving away from Sheffield soon. We are hoping to be able to say our farewells on Sunday 10th July.

A card will be made available to sign during the coming weeks.  They don’t want leaving gifts, so we have suggested that there’s a retiring collection on the 10th to raise money for a charity which Roy helped set up, the Development Education Centre South Yorkshire www.decsy.org.ukSue and Sarah C

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 starting at Paradise Square.  £5 for ASSIST funds. Asylum seekers etc free. Book a place on 296 0806 or davidprice2@googlemail.com.

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 7:30pm till 9 pm on a Thursday towards the end of each month – upcoming dates: THIS THURSDAY and 28th July. Mob 07967 82956.  Kim Willis

FUNDRAISING DINNER FOR ASSIST at 6.00pm on SATURDAY 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


NADIA BOLZ-WEBER, Lutheran pastor, author and passionate advocate of inclusivity, from Colorado, will be speaking here at St Mark’s on her whistle-stop tour of the UK.  Tickets are free but essential AND ARE GOING FAST.  Thursday 1 September, 7:00pm for 7.30pm. Bookings via a link on the St Mark’s website (best way) or contact Sarah C as soon as possible.  Please book now to avoid disappointment.

GOSPEL CHOIR There is an meeting THIS TUESDAY at 6.00pm about the possibility of starting a new Gospel choir.  If you are interested, please feel free to come along or speak to Chris Ware for more information.  There may even be some singing this week too! Chris Ware

REID HUMBLE’S ORDINATION AS DEACON  Sheffield Cathedral NEXT SUNDAY at 10.30am. All welcome. He will serve his curacy at Rotherham Minster. Please hold Reid and Charlotte in your thoughts and prayers as they settle into their new home.  Sarah C

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

PRAY FOR THE CLIMATE Friday 1 July in the Lady Chapel 1 – 2 pm

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.  In the light of the recent atrocity in Orlando it is even more important to show our solidarity with people who often find themselves the target of abuse.  Sibylle Batten and Anne Padget


GREENBELT WEEKEND TICKETS David Anson is trying to get at least 8 people to club together and purchase tickets with a group discount. If you are interested please email him on info@adv.co.uk before THIS THURSDAY. David Anson

SHEFFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a fun family concert for everyone, featuring well loved dance music.  Many of the pieces will be accompanied by a live dance  performance. It is NEXT SUNDAY 26th June at 3pm in the Octagon. See poster in foyer for details.    Mary- Jane Ryder

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

PERSPECTIVES ON THE EU TALKS For those of you who missed the meeting or just want a reminder, the five talks are now on the church website at www.stmarkssheffield.co.uk/2016/06/


Michael Miller

STORAGE SPACE NEEDED Sarah Robinson (Night Service) is looking for somewhere to store her personal belongings while she is in between houses as she is a university student. This would be from the 24th June (but can be flexible) for three weeks. Please get in touch on 07540741125 or email her at srobinson7@sheffield.ac.uk. Thanks. Anne Padget


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