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Circuit events and the wider community

Circuit events and the wider community

*****Help the Homeless at Christmas – StopGap Sheffield*****

StopGap (registered Charity number 1146601), started in 2010 in response to the need for emergency accommodation for homeless people in Sheffield during the coldest months of the year.

We pay for the bed and breakfast accommodation for rough sleepers and those at risk of rough sleeping. This keeps costs to a minimum. In the last year, we provided 599 bed nights of accommodation to 318 homeless and vulnerable people, which is an average of just under 2 nights per individual.

Local agencies working with homeless and vulnerable people contact us to arrange accommodation.  In general, we give people 2-3 nights, so that referral agencies have time to work with them to address longer term housing needs.

Our partner agencies, among others, include Framework, the Cathedral Archer Project, St Wilfrid’s Centre, the Salvation Army, HARC, and ASSIST Sheffield. To make a donation visit the website http://www.stopgapsheffield.org/

13th – 21st December – Deconstructed Nativity, 11am – 4pm

35 Chapel Walk.  Want to know more?  Come along and find out…

25th December - Christmas Day Lunch at Firth Park Methodist Church

For people who would otherwise be on their own. Cost; £4.00

Need transport ? Phone 0114 2788060 (If not available, please leave a message on answer machine), or ask one of the lunch staff. Please book before 20th December.

City of Sanctuary Sheffield - Good News!

We bring you good news about our trustee and volunteer Pride Mbi, plus an update on The Sanctuary, and information about upcoming theatre and events.

We're delighted to report that Pride is expected to be granted leave to remain after an Appeal Court judge overturned the latest Home Office refusal. Huge thanks to all of you who wrote and protested on his behalf- he's looking forward to getting 

No Longer at Ease: Desiring Change and Liberty

The last in our Deep Talk series, an adaptation of Godly Play for adults of all ages and stages. Led by Jeremy Clines, Anglican chaplain at the University of Sheffield.


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



Sheffield Hospital Radio (http://www.sheffieldhospitalradio.co.uk/) is the charity for the coffee collections during the current quarter (September-November).

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

Many thanks for your generous response to the appeal for money to buy vouchers for the Cherry Tree Project.  For anyone who was not able to contribute last week when envelopes were provided on the tables, there is still an opportunity to give your donation by putting the money in an envelope that is on the table near the entrance (where the hymn books are placed).  We will take the vouchers and some 'goodies' to accompany the Christmas lunch for the residents, shortly before Christmas.

Christian Aid Christmas appeal the Government will match fund the Christian Aid Christmas appeal for anyone wishing to donate. Please use the envelopes provided.

Advent 2017 - So what are you waiting for?

A four week course written by Lucy Winkett:

December 16th               'Be prepared'                                         Led by Jackie

December 23rd               'Kairos and Chronos: is time running out?'            Led by tbc


23rd December – Making Christingles - If you can help make Christingles, please come on Saturday 23rd December to Church at 10-00am. No experience necessary as training will be given. Hope to see you there, Kathryn.

Quarterly charities – thank you to all the suggestions for quarterly charities. The following charities will be supported over the coming 18 months: StopGap Sheffield; Heeley City Farm; St. Luke’s; Sheffield Macular Society; Motor Neurone Disease; and Alzheimer’s

Rotas – if anyone is struggling to make a rota commitment, and you are unable to arrange a swap, please talk to a member of the leadership team who may be able to assist you

Coffee on Christmas Eve - If you can help serve coffee after the morning service on Christmas Eve please can you sign up on the rota in the porch. Thanks Kathryn.

Lectionary Second Sunday in Advent: Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8

Green Tips – keeping your home warm, part 1 – switch supplier or check your supplier’s tariff

At this time of year, it is important to keep your home warm but this can be very expensive.  Many people could save money by switching to a different supplier, or just contacting your current supplier and asking them to switch you away from the standard tariff which is often the most expensive.  Heeley City Farm Energy Centre provide help and advice to anyone needing help to make the switch - sharon.syec@heeleyfarm.org.uk, 0114 303 9981


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