Weekly Update ~ 22nd May 2016



TYING A RIBBON for Mental Health Awareness Week. As people have walked past church on Glossop Road this week they have been tying ribbons in solidarity with loved ones who struggle with their mental health. As the number of ribbons has increased it has given out a very powerful message of support. Thank you to all involved. Sue

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Every Wednesday in the church lounge at 1.30pm. 25 May: “Reminiscences 2” with articles brought by the members. Visitors welcome. Modest charge. Details from Rosalind on 268 1426.

INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP There will be a bring-and-share picnic on St Mark’s Green on Friday, June 3rd at 7pm (in lounge if weather is bad) followed by treasure hunt/ quiz/ games to launch the new International Fellowship. All welcome.  See fliers at the back.  Jennie Martin


Some of the St Mark’s congregation will remember Reid Humble. Reid and Charlotte moved to Cambridge in 2012 so that he could train for ministry at Westcott House whilst studying for a PhD. Reid has been appointed to serve his curacy at Rotherham Minster, and will be ordained deacon during a service at Sheffield Cathedral on Sunday 26th June at 10.30am. All are welcome. On Saturday 25th June at 4pm, 6 people will be ordained priest, including Lucy Bolster from The Vine, Sheffield and Steve Chapman from the Manor Parish.

Sarah Colver

THANK YOU to everyone who sponsored my half marathon two weeks ago. It was incredibly hot, but your donations definitely helped to spur me on! If anyone would like to donate and hasn’t had a chance, the page is www.justgiving.

Com/Sarah-Moore50 Sarah Moore

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL is running between 8th and 19th June.   3 of the 4 charities we have this year are focused on children, being The Sick Children’s Trust, Bluebell Wood Hospice and PACT.  We are also supporting Friends of the Botanical Gardens.  It is important to remember that a central reason for running this every year is to raise money for charity.  Therefore:

Tickets:  Please support as many events as you can and encourage all your friends to come to them.  There is a wide range happening all around Broomhill including a whole host of children’s activities.  All details for these can be found in the:-

Brochure:  Please take a brochure, which will tell you all about what’s on as well as giving you information about the charities.  Feel free to take several and give them away to others.  Details can also be found on the:-

Website:  www.broomhillfestival.org.uk is the address for the festival.  You can also purchase tickets here.

Facebook: The page for this year’s festival is Broomhill Festival 2016.  Please Like and Share the page and the events that are getting added to it.

Volunteers:  The volunteer spreadsheet is now up.  Please sign up to help out with any event(s) you can.  It’s a great way of contributing while getting to enjoy any number of events.

Many thanks.  Jane Padget

GARDEN PARTY – HELP NEEDED! We need our usual merry band of helpers to be part of the team for the Garden Party on Saturday 18th June.  There is now a sign-up sheet at the back of church.  Please put your name down for anything you can do.  Many thanks. Jane Padget

PRAY FOR THE CLIMATE Wednesday, 1 June 1pm to 2pm in the Lady Chapel. A small group of us continue obstinately to lay before God our concern for what we are doing to the Earth and to pray that we, humankind, may come to our senses and preserve this marvellous planet. Do join us either physically by being there or  in spirit by using the informative and  inspiring Prayer Points available on the Pray and Fast for the Climate website. Michael Bayley

SHEFFIELD PRIDE – HELP NEEDED! We are planning to have a stall at Sheffield Pride (30th July) and are looking for volunteers to join a planning group – people of all sexualities welcome!  If you are interested please contact Sibylle Batten at sibylle.batten@gmail.com

CHURCH ACTION ON POVERTY AGM 2016 Tuesday 7th June 7 – 9pm.

Coffee/tea available from 6.30. Quaker Meeting House, Key note speaker: Rt. Rev David Walker, Bishop of Manchester. All are very welcome, to hear the speaker and to discuss our  activities, and plans for 2016-17. Please see the poster in the foyer for more details. Sibylle Batten

FUNDRAISING DINNER FOR ASSIST at 6.00pm on 25 June 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 for more details.  Anne Padget

SOUP RUN would be very happy to take donations of tins again. Baked beans, with or without sausages, and soup – preferably oxtail, tomato and chicken. See Gary or any of the soup run team leaders for more details. Many thanks. Gary Grief


JOURNEY TO JUSTICE need volunteer attendants for its human rights exhibition at the Art House, Carver Street, from 30 May to 24 June. There are two sessions each day: 10.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 1.30 to 5.00 p.m. Training will be given. For details contact Robin Story (236 2251 or story.robin@yahoo.co.uk).

PERSPECTIVES ON THE EU REFERENDUM A CTBB meeting is planned for 6pm on Sunday 5 June in the Upper Room.  There will be short talks by speakers from our congregations on aspects of the EU, and time for discussion. David Price 296 0806.


For a little while I’ve felt I’d like to be engaged with (i.e. not lead) some regular in-depth bible study. The aim would be to create a stimulating and challenging forum that takes a critical approach to scripture, but also reflects on the meaning for us today. Meeting monthly we would likely work through a book of the bible over an extended period of time. Sue and I would like to see if there is a wider appetite for such a group. If you would be interested in attending something along these lines please let me know. Mark Newitt

CAROL WALTER has now moved into The Laurels and The Limes care home and welcomes visits from St Mark’s friends. Sarah Armstrong

THE NEW YOUTH WORKER for the Girls Group in Broomhall is Shaida Karim.  We send her our very best wishes as she starts this new chapter in the life of the group.  Sue

BROOMHALL BREAKFAST We are looking for more helpers for the Broomhall breakfast, which is on Friday mornings at St. Andrew’s URC.  If you would be interested, please contact Jane Harley at janie2375@gmail.com.  Manuch


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