Weekly Update ~ 24th April 2016




Welcome to our new Associate Vicar and her family!  We look forward to getting to know one another over the coming months and sharing all that lies ahead. Sue


A Taizé prayer is taking place at Sheffield  Cathedral THIS TUESDAY at 7:30pm. It is being organised by members of St Mark’s. There will be an open song practice on the night at 6:45pm at the cathedral. All very welcome. Mark Ansell

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays in the church lounge at 1.30 p.m. THIS WEDNESDAY Jean Grayson at the piano. Visitors welcome. Modest charge. Details Rosalind Rogerson 268 1426

STUDENT AND YOUNG ADULT GROUP We are starting up a student and young adult group that will take place in term time fortnightly on a Wednesday in the upper room from 7:30pm.  There will be pizza and some themed discussion. The first dates will be THIS WEDNESDAY and the 11th and 25th of May. Contact Oli Giles at oliver.giles@hotmail.co.uk or Sophie Bunn at sjbunn1@sheffield.ac.uk for more info. All welcome

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN BROOMHILL & BROOMHALL AGM has been rescheduled for THIS THURSDAY at 5.45pm.  The AGM will be approximately 45 minutes long and this will be followed by a joint churches choir practice for the CTBB Pentecost service.  All Welcome!  Please show your support for our joint activities by coming along – or just come and learn some African chants!  Sue

FAMILY FOR A STUDENT? Jenny Tsim is a PhD student from Hong Kong and is keen to have a link to a St Mark’s family. Please contact Jennie Martin (jenniemartin49@gmail.com

MY VERY GRATEFUL THANKS to everyone for the generous gifts given to mark my retirement as Churchwarden.  Mike Hunt

GARDEN PARTY – HELP NEEDED! The Broomhill Festival is getting nearer and we now really need people who can either help to organise or simply be part of the team for the Garden Party on Saturday 18th June.  Please speak to Jane or Anne Padget for more details.  Many thanks.

HOPE FOR THE FUTURE Another chance to hear about exciting developments in the campaign NEXT SUNDAY at 11.30am in the upstairs room. A leaflet is available at the back of the church. Michael Bayley

BAPTISM Chloe Jenkins will be baptised NEXT SUNDAY as part of the 10am service. We would be thrilled if you could come to support Chloe and welcome her into God’s family. Cake will be provided! Sarah and Matt Jenkins

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

Coffee/tea available from 6.30. Quaker Meeting House, St James St. 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

OPERA ON LOCATION return to St Mark’s THIS SATURDAY at 7.30pm as part of their spring tour to present an evening of comic operetta featuring Offenbach’s Marriage By Lantern Light and Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial By Jury. Tickets: £12 / £10 (conc.) Booking details: via www.operaonlocation.co.uk or on 0113 4693748 Mark McCombs

JOURNEY TO JUSTICE need volunteer attendants for its human rights exhibition at the Art House, Carver Street, from Monday, 30 May to Friday, 24 June 2016.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 (0114 236 2251 or story.robin@yahoo.co.uk).

THE DIVIDE is being nationally released in the UK from 31 May.  Your early chance to see it in Sheffield is on Wednesday 4 May at 7pm at the Quaker Meeting House, hosted by Sheffield Equality Trust.  The film is a powerful demonstration of what happens when the rich get richer.  It has been reviewed in the press as “a remarkable piece of work”, “jaw dropping” and “intelligent and well-produced”. You can pre-book a place at www.facebook.com/events/

588046788021095/  For more information contact Jason on 07956 384142.

Michael and Pauline Miller

APPLE AND SAMSUNG Please sign the petitions at the back of church asking these companies to ensure that the cobalt in their devices is not mined by children under appalling conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Robin Story

PETITION FOR REFUGEES IN LESBOS My husband has been working with students from Sheffield University in Lesbos, where now they are no longer allowed access to the refugees and all the camps have been turned into detention camps for deportation.  He has since set up a petition against this. It is really important and we could use your help. To find out more and to sign visit: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/


human_beings_from_Europe/?kzIXskb Many thanks. Hannah Jones


BROOMHALL BREAKFAST We are currently struggling with a lack of volunteers and need more helpers for the Broomhall breakfast. This takes places every Friday morning at St. Andrew’s URC.  If you would be interested in helping, please contact Jane Harley at janie2375@gmail.com.  Manuch

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. Enquiries to David Price 296 0806.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK and  MAY DAY TREKPlease see fliers at the back. Helen Hillman, Sam Faulds & Alison Tolson

CLEANER WANTED for elderly resident in a flat in Crosspool.  Please contact Caroline Fisher on 230 9824.

GIFT AID Thanks to all who have returned their signed yellow Gift Aid forms. If you have not yet done so, please do ASAP!  Thanks. Judith Pitchforth

STORAGE SPACE NEEDED Do you have any space for a few packing boxes? Also looking to store a narrow bookshelf, a small dressing table and bed frame (stores flat). If you think you may be able to help, I’d be very grateful. Spare packing boxes would also be much appreciated.  Contact Donna donnaclaireyeates@gmail.com or via Anne in the office.

STUDENT NURSE SPONSORS We’re looking for sponsors for students at the nursing school attached to the hospital I am working at in Uganda. This is a chance to change the life of a student & their family and to build the capacity of the hospital. The fees are approx. £600/year. If you’re interested or want more information please email at cerigallivan@hotmail.co.uk Ceri Gallivan

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