Weekly Update 20th 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 – well, I don’t know how to thank you enough.  With love. Sue


HARVEST SUNDAY will be celebrated on 4th October this year.   It will be an All Age Celebration followed by a shared lunch. Harvest produce will be on sale after the Service so come ready to buy preserves!


HOME PRODUCE A reminder that if you’re making jams or chutney, 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.


Grow Sheffield will be running a series of chutney workshops at St Marks this autumn, using produce harvested from the local area. Come along and join in, either to learn a new skill or share your expertise and take home a jar of apple chutney. Time 6.30pm to 9.00pm.
First date  Tuesday 29th September. full details and to book your free  place contact Vanessa on 07958 472837 or vanessa.senger.gs@gmail.com


FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays at 1.30pm in the church lounge. 23 September: Scrabble, Ludo, Bingo, Dominoes….All welcome. Modest charge.

Details from Rosalind on 268 1426


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.


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. THIS MONDAY, 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.




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.


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 be really pleased to hear from you – 231 6031.


ALBION UNDERGROUND 26 and 27 September 2015. As heard on BBC Radio 3, a subterranean arrangement of Anglo-Irish music in the Devil’s Arse, Castleton. Sumptuous voices and a truly stunning setting. Tickets available from peakcavern.co.uk or by telephoning 07751760473. E-mail Jez on jeremy.paul.thomas@gmail.com for further details.


WELCOME PLACE at the BROOMHALL CENTRE has 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!


BICYCLE NEEDED for someone in our parish who is unable to buy his own.  If anyone has a spare men’s bike or knows where one can be sourced please let Anne in the office have the details.  Many thanks. Sue H.


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.


“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.


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 07949 682050 or sarahbaker17@live.co.uk

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