Weekly Update – 25th June 2017

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL – THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who has made this year’s festival possible.  A particular thank you to those who agreed to serve on a skeleton committee under the expert guidance of Shelagh Marston.  We would be very interested to hear any feedback from this year’s events – and especially from anyone who might like to get involved in planning next year.  We’re open to new possibilities!  Thank you. Sue SUNDAY WALKFollowing the success of the Peak Pilgrimage we are organising a series of occasional walks.  The next one will be on Sunday 2nd July which will be a 6 mile walk around Bradfield, finishing at the Old Horns Pub.  Meet in the car park at 11.30, after the morning service and bring a packed lunch.  Email Margot Fox on [email protected] if you would like to come and if you are able to offer a lift


SOUP RUN – have you ever thought about joining us on a Sat night but don’t want to commit to coming regularly? You could join the reserves list who we contact when we are low on numbers for a particular week. Chat to me or Gary some time to find out more about what it involves. Thanks, Jen Ryder


FRIENDSHIP CLUB meets on Wednesdays at 1.30 p.m. in the lounge.21 June: Anne Padget of Chorus UKtells us “What I do NOW!” Visitors welcome.Details from Rosalind on 268 1426


UNDERSTANDING ISLAM STUDY DAY by Chris Hewer – Friday 7 July 10am-3.30pm The Beacon at Stephen Hill, S10 5PL. For Details see poster or call Rev Liz Willis 261 0732


SHEFFIELD’S GREAT GET TOGETHER – CONTINUES TODAY – HEELEY CITY FARM 11am-3pm. Free & open to all!  There will be family & children’s activities, music, entertainment, community picnic (bring & share)! Inspired by the late Jo Cox, MP: “we have more in common than the things that divide us.” Robin Story LIFE AND DEATH MATTERS CAFE Our Café is now moving to the Beacon Methodist Church in Broomhill.  We will be open EVERY TUESDAY between 10.30am and 12noon.  As always we offer a safe, open and respectful place where people can talk about all matters relating to life and death.  All are welcome.  Jane Padget


PHASEWORLDWIDE ANNUAL CONFERENCE‘Tackling childhood  malnutrition and mortality in remote Nepal’ at Burton Street Foundation in Hillsborough on 1st July 11-5pm A chance to meet Nepali Staff working in our villages and hear about the problems following the 2015 earthquakes. Tickets on line at Phaseworlwide.org or talk to Dilys Noble  07817651178 Many thanks Dilys


BROOMHALL TOGETHER A new group for women is meeting at the Broomhall Centre – learn DIY skills, sewing and intercultural crafts. All women welcome. See flyers – card stall


MORE GROUPS? If you would like to be part of a small church group please let us know, as we are keen to create a network of groups for those interested.  Sue/ Sarah

ORGAN RECITAL SERIES see the flyers for the NEW Organ Recital Series on Thursdays at 8pm. Free Admission, with a retiring collection. Mark McCombs CHORAL MUSIC A LA CARTE Sheffield Chamber Choir – 3.00pm, Sunday 2 July followed by tea and cake at 4.15. admission free – retiring collection in aid of South Yorkshire Refugee Law and Justice. A choral concert with a difference: the choir provides a menu and the audience chooses what they sing. Further details of the concert and the menu can be found at www.sheffieldchamberchoir.moonfruit.com  Robert Webb


ABBEYDALE SINGERS: SUMMER CONCERT 7.30 pm Sat 8 July St John’s Ranmoor including sacred works by Stanford, Holst and Harris, Eric Whittaker’s Five Hebrew love songs, Bill Whelan’s Riverdance choruses, John Rutter’s Five Childhood lyrics and rock gospel pieces by Moses Hogan.  Guest string players will also feature. Tickets (£12 , £10 (conc.), £6 students & accompanied under 16s free) via Alice Newitt, Anna Ryder or David Ryder or on door.


STERNDALE SINGERS 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT 8th July, 6.30pm at St Mark’s. As part of the programme an extended choir of 90 will sing the famous 40 part motet by Thomas Tallis Spem in Alium. For information about the rest of the programme and tickets visit www.sterndalesingers.co.uk Judith Adam



PILGRIM a course for enquirers. Usually on Thursdays at 5pm in the Lounge this is a new course for all who are interested in exploring the basics of Christian life and understanding. Our next meeting will be June 29 Sue & Sarah TWO CRC EVENTS!On Friday June 30th, in conjunction with St Mark’s, we’re hosting an evening with Kim Rosen, the American author, poet and spiritual guide, entitled Poetry as Sacrament. 7.30pm, £3 on the door.

On Wednesday 12th July, 6;30pm, there’s a Seminar and Library Evening in which our own Sandra Newton, and Jeremy Pemberton, Chair of OneFaithOneChurch, and the first C of E priest to marry his husband, will being sharing their varied experiences On being gay in the Church. Book through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/on-being-gay-in-the-church-tickets-32237592507, and pay your £3 on the door.John Schofield


READING THE STORY the next meeting will be in the Church lounge, 7.30 -9pm on Friday 14 July. We will be reading Ruth. All are welcome but contact Janet if you couldn’t make the last session and want some background notes Janet Morley ([email protected]).


ST MARK’S IN PRINT Churches of the Church of England: Director’s Choice ‘is still available, RRP £12.95, our price only £10. This is a great with many interesting churches across the country (including St Mark’s). Perfect for planning a summer trip!  Sarah C.

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