Weekly update 8th April 2018

Notices for the week beginning Sunday 8th April 2018

Don’t forget Road Closures this Sunday due to the Sheffield Marathon, see previous post for details.

THE BIG WEEKEND AWAY 21-23 Sept 2018.  Our special guests on Saturday will be Bishop Pete Wilcox and his wife, the novelist Catherine Fox.  Book NOW to avoid disappointment!  Forms at the back of church.   Tanya

FUNDRAISING NOTICEBOARD for Big Weekend Away.  Please have a look and think about ways of raising money for the event of the year. Raising money can be fun and a great way to get to know people better! Sue Sarah Shan

THANK YOU to all those who have helped with our Holy Week events and services and who have prepared the church so beautifully for our Easter celebrations.  Sue, Sarah & Shan

AGAINST THE GRAIN – AN EVENING WITH GARTH HEWITT on Sat 12th May (7:30pm) at St Mark’s Church. Garth sings of hope and justice for uncertain times. Tickets from Simon Ennals or Tanya Ralph after the service (£10). Tanya R

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK May 13-19. We need people to help with the house to house collection during that week. If you are able to help, please contact 0114 258 4241 or email helen@hillmans.demon.co.uk

FRIENDSHIP CLUB No lunch club this week, we’re back on April 18th.  Rosalind

EXPLORING WHAT MATTERS A course to bolster community & improve mental well-being, every Weds evening 7-9pm for 8 weeks from 25 April at Broomhill Library facilitated by Jane Padget & Wilma Scott. More info at www.actionforhappiness.org Have a chat with Jane if you would like to know more ?

NEPAL ON SCREEN 2 beautiful films about Nepal showing at Abbeydale Picture House 6.30pm Thurs 17 May. Tickets £12 available on line from jonathan@phaseworldwide.org  Proceeds to projects in Nepal. Dilys

MARK’S MESSENGER Andrew Burdett is leaving Messenger team, so we are seeking a new volunteer editor to join the team. If interested, please contact us 0114 296 0806 or davidprice2@googlemail.com David

MESSENGER NEXT EDITION please send contributions for the May Messenger by 12 April to Frances Gray (f.b.gray@sheffield.ac.uk) who will be finalising the May edition (there is no April edition). Rob Wilks

MORE FINANCIAL SUPPORT NEEDED New(ish) to St Mark’s? If you don’t already do so please consider supporting the church financially through regular direct debit payments or via the envelope scheme. Please talk to David Ryder, Judith Pitchforth, or to clergy.

BROOMFIELD ROAD CLOSURE Please note that Broomfield Road will be closed ALL DAY on Sunday 29 April whilst they remove the Kier porta cabins. Sarah R

ANNUAL REPORT AND APCM Deadline has now passed, if you have still to send your piece to the office please contact Sarah R.  On April 29 we receive the report and celebrate the life and activity of our church at our Annual Church meeting.  Please think if you would like to serve the church on the Parochial Church Council (PCC).  We elect members every year so whether you currently serve or not we shall be looking for nominations very soon.  If there’s someone you’d like to represent you, have a word with them too. Sue

THE SANCTUARY, Chapel Walk. Official Opening on Fri 20 April at 12noon.  Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central will open this welcome centre for asylum seeker and refugees. For more information –  http://sheffield.cityofsanctuary.org/ Lu

MOVING ON… As many of you know I’ve been on placement at St Aidan’s while training for ordination.  The experience has confirmed a growing sense of connection with the Manor Parish so I have decided to stay there when my placement ends at Easter.  I will keep in touch with St Mark’s and its wonderful people, thank you for your friendship. Sibylle

KEEPING IN TOUCH TEA PARTY following Helen’s article in the March Messenger highlighting the issue of loneliness, if you can offer an occasional call to someone (or would like to receive one) join us for tea and cake 22 April at 3pm to discuss. Sarah C, Helen Fisher & Gill MacGregor.

AUCTION OF PROMISES Did you win the bidding for something? Don’t forget to contact the vendor to arrange collection of your promise.  Sarah R

MORE TILES NEEDED! A local artist is now looking for sources of 10x10cm textured (not smooth) tiles, if you have any spares hanging around. please let me know.  Sarah C

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAYS Sat 28 April at St Francis Church, West Bessacarr & Sat 22 Sept at St Mark’s. More information from Carol Aber 07725 897397 or jacarber@virginmedia.com

NEW BOOK IN LIBRARY (section H) The Occult Tradition: from the Renaissance to the Present Day by David S. Katz. An informative and entertaining survey. Michael Miller

HEALTHWATCH SHEFFIELD    is asking local people to comment on their future priorities and focus. They work to make sure health and social care services listen to people’s views and act on them.Please complete their survey at www.healthwatchsheffield.co.uk or ask for a paper copy on 253 6688. Judy Robinson

MO RYDER’S BAPTISM Mo is being christened on April 15th at 2pm, you’re very welcome to join us! Shared lunch before, tea and cake after. RSVP to us. Jen and Jame

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