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The Weekly Ebulletin - 29 July 2014

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 15:02

29 July 2014
Edited by Jason Smedley
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News from the Church of England

Pensions Board publishes annual report for 2013
WW1 web resources and interviews from CofE
Archbishop publishes Prayers for Mosul as CofE highlights eradication of Christians in Iraq
For more news, visit the Church of England Homepage: www.churchofengland.org
A few extracts from the Bishops’ diary for your prayers over the next few days;
Wed 30             Prayer Duty at House of Lords
Thu 31              Meeting new Bishop of Hallam
Wed 30             Meetings with potential ordinands
Sun 3                First World War Centenary Commemoration at Sheffield Cathedral


Centenary Event – Roche Abbey
Next up is Tour Stop 5 at Roche Abbey on 7 September.  The day starts at 2pm and will end at around 5pm. Parking is available in a field at the top of the property, a short walk from Roche Abbey. The entertainment will comprise of our resident Artist, plus Micah’s Gang puppet show. We will also have a 17th century dance group in attendance along with circus skills and face painting and you will be able to purchase Centenary Beer and special edition Hendersons Relish! At 3pm there will be teaching by Bishop Steven followed by an Act of Worship. Children will be able to take part in the nature trail – with a special prize at the end for one of the participants! Anyone interested in being a steward for either this event or the event at Worsbrough Mill on 28 September, we are running another training session at Church House in Rotherham on Thursday 4 September at 7pm. Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you wish to take part.
Archbishop lends support to Aurora youth course
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has pledged his support for the Aurora Youth Ministry Course, he said: “The Aurora Courses offer practical training for volunteer youth and children’s workers based at local churches using the website as a training tool.  If you want to be a part of this amazing ministry of helping young people and children wanting to meet with Jesus, Aurora offers a great base to pick up the skills and knowledge to grow in ministry.” The Aurora courses are set to launch again in September. Read more.
Briefing note for Churches - First World War Centenary Commemoration
The national commemoration of the First World War is shaped around the themes of remembrance, youth and education. Within those themes local communities will tell their own stories. Please would you consider opening your churches for prayer at some point on Monday, 4 August, perhaps marking a vigil for peace and remembrance. Read More.

Current Vacancies

Mission Partnership Project Manager
The Diocese of Sheffield is delighted to have been successful in its grant application to the Church Commissioners’ Strategic Development Fund.  The successful application will allow the Diocese to set up and implement an innovative Mission Partnership Project across parishes. The first phase of the project will see a Project Manager recruited to oversee the project from the start, and to lead on the recruitment of a team of Mission Partnership Development Workers.  The project is funded for up to six years.  More details will be reported in due course. Read more.

For a full list of current vacancies and further details visit: sheffdio.org/OurVacancies


Click the above links to learn more about the courses, including how to book. For a full list of courses being offered by the Diocese of Sheffield, visit: sheffdio.org/CoursesEvents 

Around the Diocese


Summer Bible School - St Francis Church, West Bessacarr
This summer there is a great opportunity to grow in understanding of faith as the Venerable Steve Wilcockson teaches a series of four evening sessions on the Letter to the Hebrews. This Bible school will help to understand the Old Testament better as well as helping to grasp with greater clarity and depth the fullness of all that Jesus has achieved through his life, death and resurrection. 12, 14, 19 and 21 August at 7.30pm. Please phone (01302) 538487 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  if you wish to attend.
Tigers, Roses and Polar Bears: the History of the Regimental Chapels of St George at Sheffield Cathedral 
Monday 4 August, 2pm. Discover Sheffield’s heritage of remembrance through the legacy of the two Chapels of St George, both built to honour the York and Lancaster Regiment. Through the vibrant stained glass windows, Regimental Colours, memorials and Screen of Swords, witness how history was made, both by the Regiment and by the ship which bore our city’s name, the HMS Sheffield or ‘Shiny Sheff’. Free but must be booked in advance, contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
CLC Bookshops
The new Take Note book range is now available. Open 9am-5.30pm six days a week to meet your personal and church needs for holiday reading, gifts and prizes for holiday clubs and camps, church supplies, dairies, lectionaries, and the latest in new titles. Browse and buy in store, or online atwww.clcbookshops.com. CLC Bookshops, 103 West Street, Sheffield  S1 4EQ.
Mothers’ Union Sunday
Bishop Steven has agreed that once again this year, Sunday September 7 will be Mothers’ Union Sunday. There are over 4 million members in 83 countries and we feel that this work at home and throughout the world should be recognised in our Diocese. Members in churches where there is a Branch are aware of this date and hope to be taking an active part in the service on that day. Read more.
Sheffield Anglican Cursillo
Anglican Cursillo is a movement of the Church providing a method by which Christians are empowered to grow through prayer, study and action. The next weekend has been booked the 28 - 31 May 2015 at Cliff College in Derbyshire. The rooms are of exceptional standard. The cost will be £150 for accommodation and meals. Booking forms can be obtained from The Rev. Canon Ian Smith ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). The weekend is lay led with three priests involved in the worship and teaching. Sheffield Anglican Cursillo has the full support of Bishop Steven. A workshop looking at Cursillo will be available at the Diocesan Development Day 2014.
Initial Proclamation - Evangelism
A morning with Bishop Steven exploring the theme of Initial Proclamation outlined in his Seven Disciplines of Evangelisation (available as a download). Saturday 18 October, 9am - 1pm at St Peter Warmsworth. This event is open to all authorised and licensed ministers in the Diocese of Sheffield. Numbers are restricted. For bookings contact Trish Stafford at Church House on 01709 309147 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For information on events taking place around the diocese, visit: sheffdio.org/ParishEvents


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