Weekly Update

TODAY – FUNDRAISING DAY for the Parish Weekend Bursary Fund – TODAY!!! Food and games on the Green follow this morning’s worship.  After that we have a Treasure Hunt, Afternoon Tea in the vicarage, and Night Service.  Come along to all or some! Meet Noel, spend time with each other and help raise funds for more bursaries.  NOEL will be helping us to experience Communion with a Bring and Share “Peacemeal” at Night Service TONIGHT.  Please bring contributions to be shared during worship.

ENNEAGRAM WORKSHOP IN AID OF PARISH WEEKENDAfter the success of the last one, there is another Enneagram workshop planned on 18 July or 17 October. Come along and have fun and learn! Minimum £8 each – donations above very welcome to support the Parish Weekend.  For info have a chat with Jane or Anne Padget.

PARISH WEEKEND – MORE PLACES NOW AVAILABLE!!Hopefully today’s activities will inspire a few more of you to book your place as we shall need to close the bookings soon and start firming up the plans.  It promises to be a wonderful weekend at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, on 18-20 September 2015!  Please see the flyers and booking forms at the back of church.

ROWAN WILLIAMSThe CDs of Rowan Williams’ lectures “Faith with Understanding” from the 2014 Autumn Conference will be on sale at the back of church at the special, unbeatable price of £6 for three CDs. Take it on holiday with you!


WELCOME TEAMS We are looking for some people to join our existing Welcome Teams for the new rota that will come out in the next few weeks. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet new (and not so new!) members of the church and contribute to an important part of our ministry. Please speak to Sarah Moore for more information.

SERVERS We are looking for more people to be servers.  This involves carrying the cross or one of the acolyte candles, and helping the minsters with worship during the 10.00am Sunday morning Eucharist.   If you would like to know more about being in the sanctuary during worship and what it would mean to serve the church in this way, please speak to Anne in the office.

WEST SIDE STORY Luke Speddings is performing in Easy Street Youth Theatre’s production of “West Side Story”.  July 15th – 19th at 7.30pm at  The Montgomery Theatre.  Booking forms are in the foyer, or contact Catherine Speddings on 07535 901109 / 268 1552.

SUNDAY LUNCH 19TH JULY hosted by the international committee to raise money for Bwindi Community Hospital in Uganda where Ceri is going to volunteer for a year from August. All welcome. See cerigallivan.wordpress.com for more info about the hospital.

NEW CONGREGATIONAL LIST! This is now available.  If you are on it and would like a copy for 50p please let Anne in the office know.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK COLLECTIONS amounted to £1587.77, which, when the Gift Aid has been reclaimed, makes the collection worth £1811.52 to Christian Aid and its partner organisations working with the most disadvantaged communities in the world. This total is over £200 more than we collected last year. A huge thank you to all our collectors and helpers-and donors! Well done everybody.

WEDDING INVITATIONS! THIS SATURDAY at 2.30pm Revd. Christopher Irvine will marry Rosamund Brown, daughter of Alan and Judith, and Jan Ragnar Storheim. Some may remember Revd. Irvine as the University Chaplain in the 1980s.  Both Jan and Rosamund live in Oslo, but are looking forward to marrying in Rosamund’s childhood church. A warm welcome to all! ALSO Although now exiled in London, Matt Pitchforth and Sophie Turner will be married here on Saturday 18th July at 1.00pm and extend a warm welcome to all who are able to join them.

11  JULY – SUMMER FAIR at The Laurels and Limes, Manchester Road (home to Chris and Mary Knight and Jennie Martin’s mother); offers of home baking, bric-a-brac and books very welcome, also help on the day. Contact Jacob on 07910 209565.

ACCOMMODATION NEEDED FOR POST GRAD STUDENT Catherine is coming to Sheffield Hallam to do a post grad medical diploma in Sept. and will be here until Feb 2016. She is looking for a homestay family. Please contact her mum ruthshepherd@sky.com ALSO a student called Vicky is looking for somewhere to stay for six weeks between Sept.- mid-Oct. Please speak to Sarah Moore if you are able to help.

CROSSROADS Northern Bishops’ Mission 10-13 Sep 2015.  Sheffield Diocese will be hosting a delegation of Bishops from the North of England.  Hallam Deanery is organising a range of activities and here at St Mark’s we shall be organising an event on Friday Sep 11 at 7.30pm with Rt. Revd Libby Lane, the first female bishop in England.  More information to follow.

FREE TRAVEL VOUCHER A member of the Lunch Club, who won an Adeona travel voucher in the Broomhill Festival Draw, would like to offer it to someone who could make use of it.

Please contact Rosalind Rogerson on

268 1426.

OBSERVATION AND IMAGINATION Kay Aitch has a solo exhibition from 2-15 July at the 35 Chapel Walk Gallery.  All are welcome to the Preview Evening THIS FRIDAY, 6-8pm.  Feel free to bring guests. Also, come along and enjoy the exhibition at some point while it is on.  Kay will be there on most days. If you would like to check if she is going to be there please e-mail her at kay.aitch@yahoo.co.uk Many thanks.

ALSO Kay is running 2 “Drawing for Well Being” workshops at the 35 Chapel Walk Gallery, on Monday 6 July and Monday 13 July, both from 1 – 3pm.  Places can be booked through Eventbrite at http://kayaitch.eventbrite.co.uk. The workshops cost £5 each plus a 95p booking fee. All materials will be provided.  Please see the poster in the foyer about both events.

NEW BOOKS JUNE 2015 “Meeting God in Mark”  Rowan Williams ‘In this short and very readable book, Rowan Williams has succeeded in conveying the essence of Mark’s Gospel.’ ‘It is an original work…written in a clear and vivid style that makes it accessible to everyone.  I could not put it down.’

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