Weekly Update – 28th 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 take flyers and distribute them.  Thank you.   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 If you would like to get involved in planning/leading All Age Worship please join us for a meeting on Monday 5th September at 7.30pm in the upper room.  For more information please speak to 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..


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

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

BURNGREAVE HULLABALOO in association with ‘HOPE not hate’ will be happening THIS SATURDAY 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. #MoreInCommon Rosie Hunt

CONCERT AT THE URC with acclaimed pianist Annabelle Lawson THIS SATURDAY at 6.30pm.  The programme includes Bach and Gershwin, tickets are £7 and all proceed are to be donated to St. Andrews. Please see flyers at the back and poster in the foyer.  Sue

THE WELL DRESSED BAND will be at the Broomhall Centre for a home-grown Ceilidh NEXT SUNDAY 7.30pm – 10.00pm.  See the poster in the foyer for more detail and how to get tickets.  Sue

FIREWOOD Broken wooden chairs are available for firewood. They are by the black bins. Many thanks! Tim Moore

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


THE MESSENGER TEAM is looking for someone to take on  the ‘compositor’ role i.e. fitting the text and illustrations of each edition  into the pages of  the magazine. If you would like to explore this valuable service to St Mark’s, please contact David Price –  0114 296 0806 or davidprice2@googlemail.com

MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who stayed for lunch last Sunday. We raised £370 for Bwindi Community Hospital! I’m going back to Uganda next week for another year. Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the past year by emailing, sending percy pigs and chocolate, fundraising and praying. Let me know if you’d like to be included in my monthly emails. Ceri Gallvan cerigallivan@hotmail.co.uk

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

THURSDAY TRANSPORT ROTA We know of people who would like to attend the 12 0’clock communion service but need transport.  If you could help us once a month, please let us know. Many thanks. Sarah C.

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

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

WELCOME TEAMS are a great way of getting to know new and not-so-new members of our congregation! We’re looking for a couple of extra volunteers to join the rota which would mean being part of our welcome once every six weeks. This is an important and fun part of our ministry so do have a chat with me if you’re interested! Sarah Moore


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.

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. Everyone is welcome.  For more information, and/or to write a personal letter see www.


-meeting.  This will be on the agenda of the 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 

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