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Updated 17th June 2021


Serving Others


Let love make you serve one another.  For the whole Law is summed up in one commandment: “Love your neighbour as you love yourself.”


Galations vs13a+14  Good News Bible


Loving God,

when, like Elijah, we become weary with serving and working hard for you,

in our families, our work,

in our church or our community;

when tension and stress come into our plans to do good

and our judgement becomes clouded;

when we wish to run away and hide

and we are afraid that natural disasters will come down on us:

send friends to support us and listen to us. 

May they comfort us and show us we are not alone. 

May they bring us your still small voice to calm and encourage us,

and may your Holy Spirit of wisdom, love and care-full guidance bless us

and give us peace.




Banner Cross News


In Church on 13th June, Brian mentioned Chris Bishop's Ordination Service on Sunday 27th June and some little flyers giving details about it were available.  Please note that, because all Covid restrictions have not yet been lifted, the time has changed to 1 pm.  


The Bishop of Sheffield, Dr Pete Wilcox, will be ordaining Chris in Sheffield [Anglican] Cathedral on Sunday 27th June at 1 pm.  Chris, husband of Joy née Speed, will serve in the parish of St Peter, Warmsworth, Doncaster


Church Council Meeting 23rd June 2021 Zoom Details

Link to Calling Notice CC 23 June 2021

Topic: Church Council Banner Cross

Time: Jun 23, 2021 07:30PM


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Zoom Training

Alison, Janet & I attended a Zoom Training session with Katrin Hackett recently. It was excellent.

CHAT tip

Zoom includes a Chat facility. You can communicate with anyone in the meeting or everyone

To access Chat  - click on the 'Chat' button on the Control bar  - This opens the chat screen, you can then choose who to send a message. Type you message in the box at the bottom of the side panel. Replies will appear in the side panel . Its possible to keep this chat facility open throughout a meeting.

See screen prints with directions below


United Reform Church have produced some excellent guides including Zoom Meetings

Link to URC guides




Sheffield Carers Centre

The centre provides a monthly newsletter.

The link below takes you to a new guide to help carers and those they care for maintain social connections during a time of physical distancing.

link to guide click here


Sheffield S6 Foodbank

If you have products for collection, let one of the Leadership team know.

Thank you 


Link here to there website with more details of how to help. The site is regularly updated with details of the items they are most in need of.


Saturday Prayers Rota

Link here



Seeing in the dark


My tale is about a Northern man,

A man with true Yorkshire Grit.

And this title is well deserved

As every day he was working with it (grit, that is).

In those days when roads were made

It was done by hand, as was the rule.

Percy was admired by all his mates

For he invented a road laying tool.


But this invention didn’t make him famous

He’s known by another, to us.


One evening, after a hard day’s shift,

Laying asphalt on the roads

He popped into the Old Dolphin

For a quick pint to keep out the cold.


On that dark and foggy night in 1933,

Percy was driving home steadily,

Eagerly awaiting his tea.

The weather was closing in

And pitch black was the night,

The journey steep and winding,

No moon to give him light.


Usually the headlights would guide him on his way,

As they shone along the tramlines,

But they’d been removed that day,

The journey became more hazardous

With every mile he took,

When peering through the swirling gloom

He couldn’t believe his luck.


Piercing the darkness were two bright circles of light.

Percy’s inquiring mind was urging him to stop,

Which caused his car to stall.


When he saw the source of the lights,

High up on a drystone wall.

Suddenly he realised,

They belonged to a black, bewhiskered cat,

With the brightest, gleaming, green eyes.


This was the inspiration for which he is famous,

And it comes as no surprise,

To all road users everywhere,

The invention of the life-saving Cat’s Eyes. 




[a poem about Percy Shaw]


All poetry previously displayed on this page is available to view via the link below

Link to all Poetry



The Gospel According to Brian's Class

Link to recent articles


Holy Habits

Link to Holy Habits recent articles



Link to Circuit website

For news & articles from the wider circuit




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 Centre via Alan Brailey.

Thank you for your continued support to all these charities.

Coronavirus Guidance

See link below to Methodist Church Guidance, resources & latest guidance.

Link to Guidance


Coronavirus & Pastoral Care At this time please be aware of any vulnerable people & help in any way we can. If you feel vulnerable or anxious PLEASE contact someone from church. We are here to help. 

Link to Dementia Support during the Crisis - from Sheffield Directory


Lectionary. For the next 3 weeks can be found at 


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