Weekly Update – 23rd October 2016



ALL SOULS A Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for loved ones who have died will be held NEXT SUNDAY at 6pm. There is a list on the prayer table if you would like to add any names that you would like us to read aloud. Sue


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 was Jim Cotter’s, who used it for communion services at his home. He gave it to Judith Daly and she has asked St Mark’s whether we can care for it and make use of it.  It has already been greatly valued for our weekday communion services.


MESSAGE FROM CERI Part of my work in Uganda this year is setting up a research project to explore hospital staff and student attitudes towards gender based violence. We are hoping this can lead to development of education, training, policy and services. GBV is a huge problem with 62% of women in Uganda reporting having had either sexual or physical violence in their life. We are looking for a small amount of money to get the project started. See www.gofundme.com/NoGBV if you feel you can donate. Thanks very much! Ceri Gallivan


MANY THANKS to those who made soup, ate soup and donated so generously last Sunday. £86 was raised for the Soup Run and Broomhall Breakfast. Briony Tayler


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. Please make cheques payable to St. Mark’s PCC.  Peter Whitmill


READING THE STORY The next session will be in the church lounge at 7.30pm on Friday 11 November. We will read together I Samuel ch. 8 -15 (the rise of the monarchy and the story of Saul). New members welcome; bring your own bible. For further details contact Janet Morley at [email protected].


SAFE PLACE TO CALL HOME is a roadshow being put on by Christian Aid.  One event is happening here at St. Mark’s in the Upper Room on Monday 14th November at 7.30pm.  It is an opportunity to deepen our knowledge of and our relationship with the work of Christian Aid, particularly with regard to refugees from war and those fleeing domestic violence in Latin America. It is also an opportunity to find out how we can get more involved.  The event is free.  To register go to www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/


All are welcome.  Paul Furbey

ANNE PADGET will be leaving as Administrator from the end of this month.  We wish her every success in her new role with Chorus UK.  There is a card to sign at the back of church – but don’t tell Anne, we want it to be a surprise!!! (No chance of that!)  Sue


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


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


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: [email protected]  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


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