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The Meaning of Easter

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:46

Listen to The Bishop of Sheffield, Steven Croft, talk about the meaning of Easter.

   

Parishes of Penistone and Thurlstone join the Diocese of Sheffield

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 08:50

On Easter Sunday, the Diocese of Sheffield will have even more reason to celebrate as it welcomes the parishes of Penistone and Thurlstone into its folds.

The parishes are leaving the Diocese of Wakefield as it merges with Ripon & Leeds and Bradford to form the new Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales.

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Stumbling stones, Stepping Stones, and a Teddy Bear!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:28

In early April Bishop Peter visited leaders of the Hattingen-Witten churches in Germany, accompanied by the Revd Canon Geoffrey Harbord, and the Revds Hilda and Alan Isaacson. The purpose of the visit was to renew our understanding of the partnership we have with the Hattingen-Witten churches, and to explore together future developments. The day included a moving visit to see “stumbling stones” being placed in front of a house in Witten from which Jews were deported in the late 1930s and early 1940s (http://www.stolpersteine.eu/en).

With two world wars in mind, the day included an important conversation about guilt, reconciliation, and hope. Alan Isaacson commented, “We were impressed and challenged by the Germans’ willingness and need to face up to their history, while also showing a deep desire for unity. This desire for unity is perhaps expressed most clearly in recent times by the reunification of East and West Germany, and the uniting of German Protestant churches. I wonder if in England we are less questioning of our history, and take what unity we have for granted.”

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Faith leaders call on people in Sheffield to use their vote

Religious leaders from across the range of faiths in South Yorkshire have made a public declaration urging people to use their votes to defeat extremists like the British National Party.  The Bishop of Sheffield, the Rt Rev Steven Croft, and some of the chief signatories will be signing their joint statement on the steps of Sheffield Town Hall on Monday 14th April at 8.00am.

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Wombwell St Mary's Launch 'Easter Joy'

This Sunday, 6th April, St Mary’s Church, Wombwell will be hiding hundreds of Easter Eggs to mark the start of ‘Easter Joy’, a series of fun events for everyone leading up to Easter.

The launch will be part of their Family Easter ‘Refresh’ service which will include a hunt for the Easter Eggs, singing, a puppet show, crafts and learning together about Easter. It will take place at the Community Hall from 4pm to 5pm, followed by a sandwich tea. Everyone is invited.

Revd Martijn Mugge, curate at St Mary’s Church and organiser of ‘Easter Joy’ is excited about the positive response that the Church has so far received about the events. “Easter is the most significant celebration in the Christian calendar, and we have been overjoyed by the positive response from the local community to the different events we are putting on to celebrate Easter together.”

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