Weekly Update ~ 5th June 2016



BROOMHILL FESTIVAL BEGINS!!  THIS WEDNESDAY until Sunday 19th JuneIt is important to remember that a central reason for running this every year is to raise money for charity.  We are delighted to support four fantastic charities this year: The Sick Children’s Trust, Bluebell Wood Hospice, PACT and Friends of the Botanical Gardens so there is a strong focus on children this year. Therefore:

Tickets:  Please support as many events as you can and encourage all your friends to come to them.  There is a wide range happening all around Broomhill including a whole host of children’s activities.  All details for these can be found in the:-

Brochure:  Please take a brochure, which will tell you all about what’s on as well as giving you information about the charities.  Feel free to take several and give them away to others.  Details can also be found on the:-

Website:  www.broomhillfestival.org.uk is the address for the festival.  You can also purchase tickets here.

Facebook: The page for this year’s festival is Broomhill Festival 2016.  Please Like and Share the page and the events that are getting added to it.

Volunteers:  The volunteer spreadsheet is now up.  Please sign up to help out with any event(s) you can.  It’s a great way of contributing while getting to enjoy any number of events.

Many thanks.  Jane Padget

GARDEN PARTY – HELP NEEDED! We need our usual merry band of helpers to be part of the team for the Garden Party on Saturday 18th June.  There is now a sign-up sheet at the back of church.  Please put your name down for anything you can do.  Many thanks. Jane Padget


HOME PRODUCE for the Garden Party – your baking and preserves requested for this year’s stall – practically anything edible and home-made will sell! Guidelines available; any queries , or for more information, contact Rosalind, Mary-Jane or Briony, and please sign up if you would like to help on the day.

PERSPECTIVES ON THE EU REFERENDUM There will be a CTBB meeting TONIGHT at 6.00pm in the Upper Room.  There will be short talks by speakers from our congregations on aspects of the EU, and time for discussion. David Price 296 0806.

HARVEST SERVICE will take place on Sunday 18th September this year.  A date for your diaries! Sue


Coffee/tea available from 6.30. Quaker Meeting House, Key note speaker: Rt. Rev David Walker, Bishop of Manchester. All welcome. Please see poster for more details. Sibylle Batten

THE IMMIGRATION CRISIS AND SHEFFIELD Sheffield Amnesty Group is holding a panel discussion on THIS WEDNESDAY  at 6.00pm. in the Norfolk Lecture Theatre, Hallam University. Panel includes Sheffield City Council, academics and Amnesty International. All welcome. Robin Story

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Wednesdays in the church lounge at 1.30 p.m. THIS WEDNESDAY Getting ready for the Festival. Visitors welcome. Modest charge. Details: Rosalind 268 1426

SOUP RUN would be very happy to take donations of tins. Baked beans, w/ or w/o sausages, and soup. See any soup run team leader for more details. Thanks. Gary Grief

MIDWEEK PRAYERS Please do join Sarah and Sue for daily prayer at 8.30am or, on Tuesdays and Fridays, at 5pm.  We’ll be in the Chapel but you may like to keep these quiet times at home.  We will pray for all whose names are on the blue sheet or on prayer cards.

SHEFFIELD PRIDE – HELP NEEDED! We are planning to have a stall at Sheffield Pride (30th July) and are looking for volunteers to join a planning group – people of all sexualities welcome!  If you are interested please contact Sibylle Batten at sibylle.batten@gmail.com

HISTORIC TROUBLEMAKERS WALKS round Sheffield city centre – A revival of the popular walks which David Price previously led based on his book Sheffield Troublemakers. 3pm – 4.30pm on Sundays 12 and 19 June starting at Paradise Square.  £5 for ASSIST funds. Asylum seekers etc free. Book a place on 296 0806 or davidprice2@googlemail.com.

FUNDRAISING DINNER FOR ASSIST at 6.00pm on 25 June in Channing Hall, Surrey Street. There will be a glass of wine on arrival, a three course meal, musical interludes, a bar, a raffle and other entertainment. This will be one of the major events of the year for ASSIST. Tickets are £25 per person.  Please see the poster in the foyer.  Anne Padget


Some of St Mark’s congregation will remember Reid Humble. Reid and Charlotte moved to Cambridge so that he could train at Westcott House whilst studying for a PhD. Reid will serve his curacy at Rotherham Minster, and will be ordained deacon at Sheffield Cathedral on 26th June at 10.30am. All welcome. On Saturday 25th June at 4pm, 6 people will be ordained priest, including Lucy Bolster from The Vine, Sheffield and Steve Chapman from the Manor Parish.

Sarah Colver


A 3 mile walk from Forge Dam cafe back to the University is an attempt to express that the city of Sheffield welcomes refugees and will hopefully be attended by civic and religious leaders.  It also offers an opportunity for more of the city to get to know one another. There will be coaches leaving the Arts Tower car park from 1pm taking people to the start point.  Abdi-Aziz Suleiman, Sheffield University www.facebook.com/events/


WEBSITE PHOTOGRAPHY Do you enjoy photography and would be interested in helping to contribute to the church website in this capacity?  Please speak to Sarah Colver, Rosie Hunt or Anne Padget if you would like more details. 

BISHOP STEVEN leaves the Diocese in the summer to become Bishop of Oxford.  If you would like to contribute towards a gift from the Diocese to thank him for his support and friendship, there will be a “bucket collection” TODAY.  A farewell service at the Cathedral will take place at 4pm on 17th July.  If you would like to attend, tickets can obtained at www.eventbrite.co.uk/    farewell-to-bishop-steven-and-ann-tickets-25347976480 or speak to Anne in the office.  Kim Willis

ABBEYFIELD celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.  Our nearest Abbeyfield house is James Smith House, Marlborough Road, which provides Supported Housing for older people. A celebratory Coffee Morning is being held THIS WEDNESDAY, 10am to 12, all welcome. Details from the Manager, Deborah Scott, on 266 2827. Rosalind


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