Weekly Update – 21st August 2016



LIFE AND DEATH MATTERS CAFE is a new venture that will meet every Tuesday morning in the lounge between 10.30am and 12noon, beginning on 6th September.  It is a safe, open and respectful place where people can talk about all matters relating to life and death.  All are welcome.  Please see the flyers at the back.  Jane Padget

HARVEST FESTIVAL We will again be selling preserves to support Christian Aid, so all you wonderful bottlers please get picking, pickling, preserving, and jam- and chutney-making ready for Harvest Festival on 18th September. There are jars in the vicarage garage if you’re short. Have fun! International Committee 

HARVEST SUPPER Pie and Pea Supper on 18th September at 6.00pm, food provided, £3 per person.  Please let us know if you can help on the day.  All are welcome to follow this by joining us at with Night Service, which will be a Taize service that evening.  Briony and Sue

ALL AGE WORSHIP Would you like to get involved in planning/leading All Age Worship? If so, please contact Sarah C as we are gathering a team together and plan to meet soon. Sarah Colver


Each year Paul Blomfield MP arranges a series of “conversations” within his constituency.  The dates are advertised on a leaflet which is available in church.  The Broomhill conversation is taking place here at St Mark’s on Sunday October 2 at 6pm in conjunction with Churches Together.  Paul’s focus that evening is on the implications of Brexit.  It is an open meeting.  If you would like to help offer hospitality please let Sue know.  Thank you.



SUNDAY LUNCH AND UGANDA TALK Join us for lunch after the service TODAY with a talk from Ceri Gallivan afterwards about the work she’s been doing in Uganda. Donations welcome but not necessary.  Ceri Gallivan

ALTERNATIVE CHALICE  From now on we shall be offering an option of non-alcoholic wine at Communion.  If you would prefer this cup, please bring the newsletter with you to the rail or indicate to the chalice assistant.  Thank you for your patience while we establish the best way to administer this choice. Sue

BURNGREAVE HULLABALOO in association with ‘HOPE not hate’ will be happening on Saturday 3rd September in Abbeyfield Park between 12noon and 7.00pm.  There will be food, fun and festivities.  All welcome and free entry.  See the poster in the foyer for more details.  #MoreInCommon Rosie Hunt

ROY AND BERYL BARRY’S new address is 50 The Laureates, Shakespeare Road, Guiseley, LS20 9BR, and their phone number is 01943 877786, for anybody who wishes to keep in touch with them.  Briony Tayler

CONGRATULATIONS to Dickson and Judith on the birth of their baby son, Matthew on Friday 5 August. We wish them every happiness. Sue

THURSDAY SOCIAL  Fancy a chat and a chance to get to know people a little bit better, possibly over an easy crossword?  Kim and Mike will be in The Stags Head Pub on Psalter Lane from 7:30 pm till 9 pm on a Thursday towards the end of each month – upcoming dates are THIS THURSDAY and 29th September, Kim’s mob 07967-829561. Kim & Mike Willis


HERITAGE OPEN DAY St Mark’s will be open as part of the Heritage Open Day on Saturday 10 September from 10-3pm with a display around the church’s history and an I-Spy trail for children. If you are able to help, either on the day or preparing the display, please speak to Sarah Moore

KAIROS SHEFFIELD – HOPE IN THE HOLY LAND? An inspiring and encouraging evening of songs and stories from Garth Hewitt and Robert Cohen on 30 Sept at 7.30pm at Victoria Hall Methodist Church. For anyone wanting to understand more about the Holy Land, and ponder on what might make for a just peace, with security for all, in Palestine and Israel. Tickets available from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hope-in-the-holy-land-tickets-25323630661

Tanya Ralph

GREENBELT TICKET GOING SPARE for the whole weekend.  To find out more please speak to David Anson.  Email: info@adv.co.uk

NIGHT SERVICES IN AUGUST will be outside on the Green.  Come along for a bring-and-share picnic at 6.30pm if you would like food and conversation before worshipping together.  Sue

FLAT BED SHEETS WANTED for an art project by a local artist.  If you can help, please contact Anne in the office.

GARAGE (large and dry ) to rent in Broomhill available for 12 months from August 16 contact Caroline or Geoff Fisher 2309824

STATE PENSION TOP UP With the current very poor savings interest rates it’s worth reminding pensioners that until 5 April 2017 you can make a voluntary contribution to top up your pension by up to £25 per week. To be eligible you need to be a man over 65 or a woman over 63. The website to visit is www.gov.uk/state-pension-topup/y Michael Miller

SEARCH FOR A NEW BISHOP OF SHEFFIELD – NEXT STAGE An open consultation meeting will be held on Thursday 8 September in Sheffield Cathedral at 6.45pm (doors open from 6.30pm). Everyone is welcome.  For more information, and/or if you wish to write a personal letter see www.sheffield.anglican.

org/events/the-search-for-a-new-bishop-of-sheffield-consultation-meeting.  The issue will also be on the agenda of the next PCC meeting on 7 September. Sarah

ARCHER PROJECT AT HARVEST Instead of collecting for the S6 Foodbank we will be collecting food and toiletries  for the Archer Project on September 11 and 18.   There is a complete list of their needs at the back of church. Sue 

SOUP RUN continues over the summer (as always). And the desire for tins of soup and of baked beans (with or without sausages) continues, too. So any donations still gratefully received. Feel free to have a chat with Gary, or any of the other soup run supervisors, if you want to know more. Many thanks, Gary Grief

BROOMHALL CENTRE JOB OPPORTUNITY for an administrator.  Part-time – 12 hours a week – and initially for 6 months.  Enquiries to Susi Miller at broomhallcentrejobs@gmail.com Please see the poster in the foyer for more details.  Sue


Reading the Story This new bible reading group has a taster session on Friday September 9th in the upper room.   All Welcome.   Please see the flyers at the back of church or speak to  Janet Morley

Logos – has its first meeting on September 23 at 7.30pm in the Vicarage and will begin by exploring John’s Gospel with the help of Ian Wallis.  If you’d like to know more or are interested in joining, contact Mark, mark.newitt@gmail.com.


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