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Weekly Diary

  Week commencing 11th March 2018

Gracious and loving God, we thank you for all the resources you give to us, not least the property entrusted to our care. Forgive us when our buildings become an end in themselves, the first and last of all we are, rather than gifts and tools for mission, service and glorifying God. Jesus, you alone are first and last!  May our buildings offer worship, sanctuary, community-building, healing and hope, where all are welcome, that our buildings and our lives may declare: “This, this is the God we adore, our faithful, unchangeable friend, whose love is as great as his power, and knows neither measure nor end!”* Amen.


* StF 67 Joseph Hart


David Hinchliffe, Channel Islands District Chair




Circuit & Wider Community


Challenging Poverty

If you don't know what to do when your eyes tell you that you are passing people on the street who are begging and may be completely homeless, here's a start. Give them a voucher for St Wilfrid's which will cost you £2 and will provide a meal and clothes for that person.  Giving money isn't the answer, we understand, but at St Wilfrid's they can get support and help.  I have vouchers for you to use if you wish to keep some in your pocket, ready. Thanks, Margaret Spooner.


10th March – How fair is Fair Trade?


The Circuit Mission Action Group are holding an event during Fairtrade fortnight (see extract below) to look at Fairtrade and Effective Altruism.

'Sainsbury’s have recently introduced their own fairly-traded brand of tea and there have been recent challenges about the efficacy of ethical consumerism to actually reach the world’s poorest people. This event will take a look at the challenges posed in a book, ‘Doing Good Better’, by William MaCaskill and we will hear from two speakers about their experiences of Fairtrade. This promises to be an interesting morning with opportunities for questions and discussion, as well as refreshments and home-made cake! Please come along and join us'. For more information please see the flyer on the noticeboard.


Saturday 10th March, 9.30am-1pm, St. Andrew’s Church, Psalter Lane


More information and other events at www.sheffieldcircuit.org.uk or sign up to the circuit newsletter


Green Tips – Wildlife part 2 – Frogs are frolicking.

If you have a pond in your garden, look out for activity in the next week or 2 as frogs start to mate.  The water can appear to be boiling as several frogs can be involved in the mating process at the same time!



StopGap Sheffield (http://www.stopgapsheffield.org/) is the charity for the coffee collections during the current quarter (December-February).


We are raising funds for South Yorkshire Refugee Law and Justice, which helps refused asylum seekers in South Yorkshire.


The Archer Project is in need of a continuing supply of Pot Noodles, tinned fish or fruit with ring pulls and breakfast cereals.  Don’t forget to support the Food Bank with an extra item when you do your shopping.  Please donate unwanted clean clothing/shoes/blankets/sleeping bags to Ben’s Place via Alan Brailey.


Thank you for your continued support to all these charities.   


Banner Cross


2nd March - Women's World Day of Prayer  Three or four women are needed to read short passages prepared by Christian women of Suriname at our annual service, 10.30am, Friday 2nd March at Bents Green.  If you are interested, please speak to Jackie asap and come to the rehearsal at 10am on Friday 16th February, also at Bents Green. Thanks, Jackie Dunn


3rd March - Our next Banner Cross Walking Group event will be held on the 3rd March, for a morning's ramble in the spring countryside. Please meet at

the Church at 9.30am to arrange transport etc. Thanks, Phil - 0114 296 2036


Sweeney Todd - Please can anyone going to see the Ellesmere Show put their money in Chris’s pigeon hole by tomorrow? She’s going to pop it through Jane’s door on Tuesday.


Agenda items for the next Open Worship Group Meeting on Wednesday, March 21st, to be sent to Alison (07582 740 910) by Wednesday, March 7th.  Thanks, Alison


Please find below a list of Creating Safer Spaces courses around the circuit with available places;


Tuesday 27th March, Grenoside MC 1.30pm until 4 pm

Saturday 28th April, St Paul's Dronfield 9.30 am until 12.30 pm

Tuesday 22nd May, Victoria Stafford Road, 7 pm until 9.30 pm


All courses to be booked through the circuit office. The Creating Safer Spaces course is the compulsory safeguarding refresher course for all those working with children and vulnerable adults in our church. If you are involved in this role, please sign up soon. Thanks, Rachel.


Rotas – if anyone feels they are no longer able to serve coffee on Sunday mornings, please speak to Kathryn or a member of the leadership team.  It would help to know by the end of February when I prepare the new rota.  New volunteers for the rota will be very welcome!  Please let me know, Kathryn.


Lent course - On the Third Day


1. Have I got news for you!                                24th February

2. So what? The implications of the Resurrection   3rd March         

3. ‘Let him Easter in us’                                      10th March

4. Celebrating and praying Easter                                    17th March

5. A risen Church                                               24th March


All sessions begin at 10.30am in room 6. Booklets available from Jackie Dunn for £3.60


Lectionary – Second Sunday in Lent: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38

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