Weekly Update ~ 5th April 2015

PARISH WEEKEND  – PROVING POPULAR!Bookings are going well for this and places are limited.  To come along to what will be a wonderful weekend together, please book early.

It will be at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, on 18-20 September 2015!

NEW CRC WEBSITE! The brand new CRC website is now officially launched!  Please have a look through all the many things available to you at www.stmarkscrc.co.uk

PCN’S SPRING CONFERENCE is at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, on Saturday, 9 May 2015 from 11am to 4.15 pm. It will be led by Mark Oakley, Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, on the theme “A DAY IN THE FOUNTAIN: exploring poetry”. Book at www.pcnbritain.org.uk.

DIOCESAN VISIT TO GERMANY IN OCTOBER 2015 – COME AND JOIN US! The Diocese of Sheffield Hattingen Witten Link invites you to join a group visiting our partner diocese in the Ruhr area of Germany.  We will travel via coach and overnight ferry on Friday 23rd October and will return to Sheffield on Saturday 30th October.The cost will be in the region of £200 inclusive.  If you would like a booking form, or would like to find out more, please contact Revd Sue Hobley, 01709 872299, or email vicar@wathparishchurch.co.uk

VISIT TO BYRON HOWARD’S STUDIO IN THORNE Saturday am, 18 or 25 April. Please let Briony know as soon as possible which date you prefer.  Lifts should be available.

PART TIME CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WORKER St Luke’s, Lodge Moor is a thriving Church and its growing ministry with young families has led them to seek a Children and Families Worker. Initial 14hrs /wk, Salary £6k p.a. Closing date 15th May. For info call 230 3199 or


ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETINGSWednesday 29 April 7.00pm with refreshments from 6.30.  The APCM is our annual meeting where we agree how the church will be run over the next year, approve our accounts and elect members of the PCC and other lay representatives. All welcome, but you must be on the electoral roll to vote (see Pete Ryder for more information). Nomination forms are available from churchwardens and should be submitted prior to the APCM.

MEETING OF PARISHIONERS to elect churchwardens.  Nomination forms are available from churchwardens and must be submitted prior to the meeting. This meeting precedes the APCM.

AN EVENING OF SONGS FROM THE SHOWS Saturday 25 April2015, 7.30pm at Wesley Hall, Crookes. Join us for an informal evening of music and singing, all profits to Wesley Hall Roof Repair Fund.  Tickets £6 adults, £4 concessions, family ticket £12 (1 adult and 2+ children, or 2 adults and 1+ child), on the door in advance at 07894 156618.

ASSISTANCE PLEASEI visit a lady in Broomhall who has a gas oven which will not stay lit. A man came & charged her £90 for a repair which lasted a few days. Does anyone have some knowledge/skills in this area or know someone trustworthy who could have a look for her? If you think you can help please contact me on 07914693607. Many thanks, Hazel Fox, Community Worker with Older People.

ORGAN RECITAL Friday 1 May, 7.30pm to give thanks for all those involved in the organ restoration.  Entrance is free, but you will need a ticket – please see Briony.

PLANT SALE  Are you planting seeds or taking cuttings? If you have more than you need, and which are ready too early for the Broomhill Festival, please bring them to sell after church on 26 April.  All proceeds to church funds.                     

DR VAL WEBB Australian theologian and author, will give a talk, “Liberating Theology” NEXT SUNDAY at 6.00 p.m. in the Upper Room. Tickets (£5) are on sale after today’s service. In addition Val will be preaching that morning and this will be followed by  a Bring & Share Sunday Lunch with her.  Please sign the flipchart at the back to say what food you would like to bring.

LEARN AND BOOST CHURCH FUNDS Join one of our Enneagram Workshops.  Some people bid at the Auction of Promises for a place on a Workshop.  We now have three planned with places available on all of them: 30 May, 18 July or 17 October. Come along and have fun and learn! (minimum fee of £8 each – donations above this very welcome to support church outreach and Parish Weekend).  A leaflet at the back of church will give you more information, or have a chat with Jane or Anne Padget.

BROOMHILL COMMUNITY LIBRARY LECTURE Friday 24 April 7.00pm – 9.00pm in the Upper Room.

Author Tim Lynch on ‘SHEFFIELD REMEMBERING 1914 -1918’. An intimate portrayal of the city and its people living in the shadow of the Great War. Tickets £5.00 [include a £3 discount voucher for Tim Lynch’s book purchased on the evening]from Kathy Harbord, Judith Pitchforth, the library or on the door.

HUSTINGS Come and question candidatesin Sheffield Central Constituency.  This will take place at Broomhall Centre, Broomspring Lane on Sunday 19th April at 4.00pm – 6.00pm for the General Election on 7th May.  Please see poster in the foyer for more details or contact David Price on 296 0806.

STUDENT AND YOUNG ADULT WEEKEND AWAY! 24th-26th April at Ashbourne Methodist Church residential centre. £35. A chance to get to know each other, go on walks etc. See Ceri or email cerigallivan@hotmail.co.uk for info.

OUR CONGREGATIONAL LIST helps us to keep in touch with one another and is distributed to everyone whose name is on it.  Last chance to be included! Please check the list of names at the back of church – if your name isn’t there you won’t be on the list, so please fill in a form. If you only want your details to be available to clergy, there is that option.  The new list will be out soon after Easter.

ST MARK’S PHOTO ALBUM We would like to update our photo album. Please check if your photo is in the yellow album.  If not, ask me to take one or e-mail at shan@stmarkssheffield.co.uk

FAITHACTION MANIFESTO This has clear challenges and opportunities for central and local government. You can follow this on #faithmanifesto or read it at www.yoursay.faithaction.net

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