Weekly Update – 3rd June 2012

VOLUNTARIES Today’s voluntaries are by composers who straddled the 20th century.  Langlais’s Triptyque puts us in mind of the Trinity, the Three-in-One, while Crown Imperial is the Coronation March par excellence.

SHAN & ANNE would like to say a big thank you to everyone who contributed to the Ordination and Licensing service on 20th May. We were both overwhelmed by the level of love, affection and support and would like to thank those who attended and those who fulfilled specific tasks to make the day such a success. It was very much appreciated.

ROUNDHEADS AND CAVALIERS TOGETHER! Join us TODAY for the Jubilee Celebrations as we’ll all eat together after the 10.00 am service. Soft drinks provided, plus children’s activities.

BROOMHALL DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION takes place on Monday 4 June, 2.00 -5.00 pm, at Holbury Gardens and Brunswick Street Alleyway. Traditional street party with afternoon tea, children’s games and lots more. Everybody welcome.


There are some books to be lovingly disposed of from the library and we are offering these FOR SALE Next Sunday after the 10.00 am service.  We look forward to seeing you there.

ECCLESFIELD CHURCH TOUR will take place on Sunday 15 July at 1.00pm.  Meeting place is St. Mark’s car park.

BROOMHILL FESTIVAL, 14-24 June, is almost here!  Festival brochures are now available – please take as many as you can distribute.  SIGN-UP LISTS for events hosted at St Mark’s are now up in the foyer – please add your name where you can!  Also, why not visit the new Festival WEBSITE for more information and booking (www.broomhillfestival.org.uk)?!

GARDEN PARTY on 16 June at 2.00pm – this year it helps to kick off the Broomhill Festival!  Volunteers for stalls please see Caroline F and for setting up/clearing away see Pete R. Please bring donations of books and quality gifts to the church vestry. This event is fun for all the family with music, games, a cafe and market stalls. We are also looking for plants surplus to requirements for the plant stall.  If you could bring them some time in the morning we would be grateful. Also if you have time to label them so that we know what they are it would be a great help.  Many thanks.  Please speak to Caroline F, Pete R or Sue H for more info.

LENT & ADVENT You are invited to a planning meeting at the vicarage on Wednesday 27 June at 7.00 pm.

SUNDAY 8 JULY will be a special day: all-age worship (including the baptism of Rose Ilsley … parish lunch … St Mark’s very own Olympics.) More details soon.  Please aim to be there.

ST MARK’S WEEKEND Only 16 weeks to go!  Are you among the 80+ who have already booked?  If not, please complete an application asap so we know how many rooms to reserve.  Don’t forget, there are some great discounts (under 5s – free; 5-18 year olds – £50; students – £50; non-residents – £70) as well as reductions available for all ages if that would enable you to come.  See the stall in church.


SOUP RUN This is a service that is greatly appreciated by those who turn up, and some of our stocks of clothes are getting low. If anyone could supply anything – especially men’s socks or jumpers – all donations would be gratefully received.  Many thanks, Gary.


7 JULY – SHEFFIELD NIGHT HIKE from Lodge Moor to Hathersage. Further details available from Alison and Helen.

MAY DAY TREK – Approx 15 members of St Marks took part in this event. It’s not too late to sponsor them! The sponsor form is at the back of church. Alison, Charlotte and Helen are collecting sponsor money over the next few weeks. CHRISTIAN AID WEEK. A big thank you to all those who took part in the house-to-house collections in the parish. Please return the filled envelopes, etc. in a clearly labeled bag to Alison or Helen today, or bring them to Anne in the church office during opening hours any weekday morning. If there are any problems please contact Alison(2214578) or Helen(2584241).

ATTENTION CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE To celebrate its 30th Anniversary Church Action on Poverty is holding a Christmas Card Competition.  Can you design one that brings a message of hope and justice? Try your hand at a cartoon, taking a photograph, using computer graphics or creating a 2D collage, drawing or painting.  Please see www.church-poverty.org.uk/kindleaflame for details or see the link on the St Mark’s website.

ORFF AND BERNSTEIN Carmina Burana and the Chichester Psalms respectively – an unusual and exciting programme from the Bach Choir.  7.30pm on Saturday 23 June here at St Marks as part of the Broomhill Festival.  Come along and feast your ears!

SPECIAL JUBILEE JUNE MESSENGER is out now!  Subscribers’ copies are in the pigeonholes, and spares are on the card stall as usual. Only 60p!  A bargain for a once in a lifetime edition!  

CONGREGATIONAL LIST The new congregational list is NOW OUT!  If you are on the list and would like a copy please let Anne know.  It is 50p for a printed version, or it can be e-mailed to you.

PV OUTPUT DISPLAY, showing instantaneous power together with total energy generated and CO2 savings, has been installed in the entrance foyer above the community notice board.

ST. MARK’S SOLAR PANEL SCHEME I, and all the Photovoltaics for Future Societies team at The University of Sheffield, would like to thank all of you who were able to attend the discussion group on March 26th for sharing your thoughts, experiences and motivations for involvement with St. Mark’s solar panel scheme. A printed copy of the report is available for discussion participants and can be found in the pigeonholes at the back of church. The report is also available online and can be accessed at: http://goo.gl/5LHH2 Any feedback or comments would be most welcome and will be used in the development of a more in-depth report. Please email: Aimie.hope@sheffield.ac.uk

WARM HOMES, HEALTHY PEOPLE is the title of a FREE half day event on Thursday 12th July, 9.00am – 1.00pm at Sheffield Cathedral to provide an overview of fuel poverty in Sheffield and what we can do to tackle it.  Please see the poster and booking form in the foyer for more details. SHEFFIELD STREET PASTORS is part of a national initiative in a number of city and town centres.  Interested in joining a team? There is a training session Saturday 7th July for new volunteers.  See www.streetpastors.co.uk orTricia Watts on 07931562442 or see the info in the foyer.

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