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May God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace by means of your faith in him, so that your hope will continue to grow by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans ch 15 v 13

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A Prayer for Peace

God, teach us what it means to have faith in silence.

When we face trials that are beyond our understanding,

help us to find peace.

Help us to be patient in affliction,

faithful in prayer,

and joyful in hope.

You sent all things in accordance to your time.

Remind us to wait patiently,

and find peace in your plan.





Prayer for Ukraine

Almighty and Great God, accept our gratitude for your boundless mercy towards us.

Hear the supplication of our afflicted hearts for the land and people of Ukraine, as

they confront foreign aggression and invasion. Open the eyes of those who have

been overtaken by a spirit of deception and violence, that they be horrified by their

works. Grant victory over the powers of evil that have arisen and bless Ukraine with

your gifts of liberty, peace, tranquillity and good fortune.

We implore you, O Merciful God, look with grace upon those who courageously

defend their land. Remember the mothers and fathers, the innocent children,

widows and orphans, the disabled and helpless, those seeking shelter and refuge,

who reach out to you and to their fellow human beings looking for mercy and

compassion. Bless the hearts of those who have already shown great generosity

and solidarity, and those who prepare to receive their Ukrainian brothers and sisters

in Ukraine’s greatest time of need. Bring us together as your children, your creation,

and instil in us your strength, wisdom and understanding. May you be praised and

glorified, now and forever, and to the ages of ages.





Banner Cross News


Our  Minister, Rev Philip Peacock



* The Lectionary for the next three weeks click here






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Jackie is now making little pies again – choose chicken or minced beef as before.  Sadly, the price must increase to £2.50 and she will have to put the 50p into her housekeeping! As the Magdalene Fund now looks quite healthy, thanks to you, the pie proceeds will go to our regular Charities.



As many of you are aware, Ben’s Centre is a small local charity serving vulnerable people who have issues with drink and may be sleeping rough. The Centre offers food and a safe environment where people can shower, obtain clothes and get advice according to their needs.

Ben’s is always short of men’s socks, underwear, scarves, hats, gloves, not forgetting the essential supplies of coffee, tea, and sugar.  So, for the price of a new pack of socks and underwear, or a donation of any unwanted warm clothing, you could really make a difference especially as the colder weather approaches.

If you require any more information, please speak to Richard/Kathryn  Warren or Alan Brailey.

Your donated clothing or food items may be placed in the collection bin which may be found outside Room no 1.

Thank you

Sue Cox

Church Memories
Dear Banner Cross Members and Friends 
You will have hopefully already heard that next year we’ll be celebrating our Church’s Special 120th Anniversary. We’ll be holding two days of events on Saturday 29th June and Sunday 30th, which we’ll be widely advertising.
 One of my roles will be to collect some personal stories and memories of what the church has meant to you and/or still means to you.
 I’m going to get the stories printed and make them available for people to read during the Saturday exhibitions. We’d like people to write no more than an A4 side please.
 Also as a guidance I’m going to suggest a few questions/suggestions as follows:
 When did you start to attend church or take part in your group? It might be relevant to mention the name of someone who brought you or introduced you to the activity you took part in.
 You might like to write about a particular event which meant a lot to you.
 You might wish to talk about a person or family - or several, who played a large part in your welcome or enjoyment of Banner Cross.
It would be lovely and appreciated if you’re happy to add your name to your piece but if you would rather not, that’s also fine.
 Please email me your memories as a word document or just in an email is ok too, at (Note the ‘a’ in the middle of my e-address if you’re not copying and pasting) 
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Chris Rowe

There are lots of books, most of them brought to church last weekend to sell, on the shelves in the church building. 

On the bookshelves at the back of the Coffee Lounge are paperback books.  These are mostly, but not exclusively, novels, and are for sale at a minimum donation of 50p.  The money will go to our current fundraising project, Magdalene’s Fund.  From sales during recent Saturday Coffee Mornings, and during the Half Marathon on 26th March, we have raised £12.50 for Magdalene’s Fund.  We don’t need any more books just yet as the shelves are full and there is also an overspill in a cupboard in Room 2.  I will let you know when we need more. 

There are also some ‘Christian’ books of all types which, I suggest, can be borrowed as well as bought. The books suggested by the writers of the Holy Habits Programme (which we are resuming) can be found on the bookshelf on the right as you face the back of the Coffee Lounge. 

Thank you to those who have donated books.  I hope you will browse the shelves and purchase a book or two.  Happy reading!




Holy Habits


Link to Holy Habits previous articles



We have agreed to support Magdelene over the next 4 years whilst she attends the University of Makeni.


 Letter from Magdalene Sept 2021

Update from Magdalene September 2022

Update from Magdalene September2023



Saturday Coffee

Link to current Rota scroll to end



The Noticeboard in the Coffee Lounge

Information is pinned onto the noticeboard in the Coffee Lounge. You will find the


- Notices, including Services and ‘Save the Dates’ - prepared fortnightly. Plus,

wallet of copies to be taken.

- rotas for Welcome and Worship – to amend by hand when appropriate

- current Banner Cross Preaching Plan plus wallet of copies to be taken.

- Eco-Gardens information

- a large poster about our Community Coffee Mornings on Mondays

- Saturday Coffee Morning rota

- Info about and from Magdalene

- Wi-fi information

Near the bookshelves, there are also leaflets and so on from other churches in

the Circuit.



Eco Garden Group



Link to Eco Garden Summer Update


Link to previous Wild Garden Updates


The Worship Cloud

Link to Newsletter


Dear Reader,

We are asking for News of our Church Family, and others known to us.  Please get in touch with Tim Wilson or Alison Russell if you have any news to share, but always get permission from those involved for the news to go onto the church website and to be distributed to those who are not online. 




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


United Reform Church have produced some excellent guides including Zoom Meetings

Link to URC guides


Link to forthcoming Eco Church events

Link Eco Church








Carers News! is produced by Sheffield Carers Centre 

Link here to November Issue


Carers News previous issues


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.


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.




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