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The Weekly eBulletin - 20 May 2014

20 May 2014
Edited by Jason Smedley 
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News from the Church of England
Church of England Commends the Rounded Education in its Schools
For more news, visit the Church of England Homepage: www.churchofengland.org
A few extracts from the Bishops’ diaries for your prayers over the next few days;
Wed 21             Archbishops’ Council Residential
Thu 22              Licensing at Fulwood Christ Church
Sat 24               Centenary Concert at Sheffield Cathedral
Sun 25              All Saints, Woodlands – Festival


Members of Parish Support Team licensed and ready for action!
On Sunday, 18 May, Sheffield Cathedral was the venue for the licensing of two new members of the Parish Support Team, and the commissioning of the team as a whole. Bishop Steven licensed the Revd Canon Mark Cockayne, as Director of Parish Support, along with the Revd John Hibberd, as Mission Development Advisor for Sheffield and Rotherham.  Read more.
Metalwork graduates present Bishop of Sheffield with new crosier
Two Sheffield Hallam University metalwork graduates have completed a new ceremonial crosier for the Bishop of Sheffield.  The project was launched last year, to celebrate both the 2013 centenary of stainless steel and the Diocese’s centenary year in 2014.  It was presented to the Bishop of Sheffield, Steven Croft, at a ceremony at the newly-refurbished Sheffield Cathedral.Read more.
Brand New Diocesan website under development – Have your say!
The Diocese is currently working on developing a new website to replace the current one.  To help with the development process, a quick survey has been developed that anyone can fill in.  If you think the current site is rubbish, or great, we really need to know.  The aim is to develop a site that is clear, engaging and content rich.  Click here to take part in the survey.
Centenary Year – Latest News                
We had the first evening of stewards training which was very well received, and very interesting.  But we are still in need of stewards for our events at The Waterways Museum, Goole (15 June), Beauchief Abbey, Sheffield (22 June), Roche Abbey, Maltby (7 September) and Worsbrough Mill, Barnsley (28 September). There will be a second training evening at 7pm on 28 May at Church House, Rotherham. The role of the stewards will be very important at the events.  They will be welcoming people, manning stalls, answering enquiries etc. Also, we are holding a tea party to celebrate the 100th birthdays of our parishioners in conjunction with the Diocesan centenary celebrations.  Is there anyone in your parish that is turning 100 years old this year?  Please email Dominique if you are able to help.
Our Buildings Speak of Us
Our rapidly changing world means worship and outreach is evolving to meet new needs. Across the country, church buildings are increasingly being employed to support mission and outreach in new and innovative ways. Creating spaces that work for you is the theme of Our Buildings Speak of Us. Come and hear experts such as Richard Giles, author of Re-Pitching the Tent, explore how changing liturgies shape our buildings and Becky Payne on community use of churches. Explore ideas to help you look afresh at the potential for your building to be a springboard, not a millstone. For further details, call Julia Alder on 01709 309133. Read More
Ten Days of Prayer 2014: Enabling the prayer of the people
The Ten Days of Prayer is all about enabling everyone in the church and beyond to take part and pray whatever their age. Use the Special Lectionary to help you plan some kind of prayer activity somewhere in your parish every day during the Ten Days. Giving specific times and subjects enables those at home or at work the opportunity to join in prayer at the same time. However, if your work or family commitments make it difficult for you to participate with others, why not set an alarm for a particular time and covenant with God to pray for a few minutes at that time each day. Or perhaps take a stone and plant it somewhere in your community - by a school, doctor’s surgery, shopping precinct, library - as a reminder to pray each time you walk or drive past.Read more.

Current Vacancies

Student Developer Worker
This is a 17.5 hours per week role for a Christian experienced in pastoral care and spiritual nurture. You will be working in a multicultural, multi-religious international setting at the University of Sheffield, a community of 25,000 students and more than 6,000 staff. The post-holder will work at the University of Sheffield Multi-faith Chaplaincy Service. The employer is the Anglican Chaplaincy Trust and the Development Worker will report to the Anglican chaplain. Closing Date: Thursday 5 June at 2pm. Contact Revd Dr Jeremy Clines on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for an informal conversation. For an application pack contact Kathryn Fey-Beatson on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For a full list of current vacancies and further details visit:http://www.sheffield.anglican.org/vacancies


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: http://www.sheffield.anglican.org/training 



An Ecumenical Choir for Sheffield
Plans are well advanced for a new Ecumenical Choir in Sheffield. The choir will be led by Mike Robinson, a founder member of Cantores Sine Nomine and past president of the Sheffield & District Organists and Choirmasters Association, who has 45 years experience in building and running choirs. Rehearsals will be held at the church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Hackenthorpe (easily accessible by tram). Experienced choristers and new singers are warmly welcomed. For further information contact Mike on 01909 569617 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Cherishing Churchyards Week 7-15 June 2014
Join a special week to celebrate churchyards and burial grounds and to raise awareness of the treasures they contain. If you would like to register your event as part of National Cherishing Churchyards week, please download and fill out the registration formRead More.
CLC Bookshop
A selection of books suitable for Sunday School prizes now in stock and all under £5. Don't leave it too late. Father's Day promotion due in any day. We'll keep you posted so watch this space. CLC Bookshops, 103-105 West Street, Sheffield S1 4EQ.
Whirlow at the White Church:
Bookings are being taken for:
“Reach out and touch in Jesus’ name” - an introduction to Christian healing with the Rev. Christine Low, UK Warden of the Order of St Luke the Physician. Saturday 14 June 9am-1pm with a healing service at Noon
“Psalm 95 - an Exploration in 2 Sessions” – Led by the Rev. Prof. John Rogerson. Wednesday 18 June 7-9pm
The “Introduction to Spiritual Direction” event on Wednesday 21 May is cancelled as there are not enough bookings to justify the event. Book both events via Jill Sharp 01302 858377.
The Pedal for Pounds Revolution
The church of St Peter and St Paul in Barnby Dun will host the finish and grand welcome of the Pedal for Pounds 1000km bike challenge. The Chief Executives of Worth Unlimited and Frontier Youth Trust have joined forces for the challenge to  visit youth clubs and projects in order to highlight work that is helping improve the lives of young people. Bishop Peter will be joining in the celebrations. Read more.
Home for Good – Leaders Meeting
When churches in Southampton heard that the City Council were facing huge budget cuts, they called a meeting for church and community leaders. Following the meeting, it was decided that the Church should be proactive in finding 40 new foster placements for children in care. The ‘Home for Good’ team will visit Sheffield on 24 June at the Salvation Army, 12 Psalter Lane from 10am to 12.45pm. For more information, visit the Home for Good website.
The Church, the Castle and the Captive Queen
A talk by specialist Cathedral Tour Guide Margaret Garner in the Shrewsbury Chapel at Sheffield Cathedral. Discover some fascinating facts about the Earls of Shrewsbury who ruled as Lords of the Manor of Hallamshire for 200 years in the Tudor period – see their splendid monuments at close quarters and find out more about the mystery of the missing coffins from the Shrewsbury family vault. Thursday 5 June at 2pm, places are free but must be booked in advance from 0114 2636951 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Celebration of the Arts at West Bessacarr
All are invited to a celebration of Arts in Bessacarr over the bank holiday weekend. The exhibition, which takes place at St Francis Church, Nostell Place, West Bessacarr is open on May 24 and 25, 2-5pm and May 26, 10am-4pm. Throughout the weekend there will be short poetry and music recitals along with art demonstrations and a kids art zone. On the Saturday evening from 6.30-9.30pm there will be with a special Arts evening with live music, poetry, singing and dance and interviews with artists about art and faith. For more information, click here.
Hidden Houses of Prayer: treasure in your own home
Saturday 7 June (9.45am-3.45pm) at St Peter’s, Warmsworth. Led by Philip Roderick. Cost £10 inc. lunch. Jesus said ‘whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you’. Would you like to draw together for a day at the edge of Doncaster to learn from those who share a felt sense of God’s call to pray more deeply? Hidden Houses of Prayer is an invisible network of people drawn to the practice of contemplative, creative and intercessory prayer in their own homes. To book call Jill Sharp on 01302 858377.
Dotty the Dragon at Sheffield Cathedral 
As part of the Sheffield Children’s Festival we are delighted to present Blunderbus Theatre Company’s production of ‘Dotty the Dragon’. This clever new show comes to life with an irresistible blend of live music, fabulous puppets and high energy storytelling.  Little people aged 3 - 7 will love this funny, heartwarming tale, but, big people will have lots of fun, too. You can’t help but fall in love with Dotty the baby dragon. Suitable for age 3 and over.  Thursday 19 June, performances 10.30am and 1.30pm. Tickets available online or from the Cathedral.
Christians & Sheffield Schools Conference 
Saturday 7 June at Wilson Carlile Centre. 'Taking Light into Schools' with encouraging, amusing and very experienced speaker Nick Harding, plus 14 workshops on a wide range of topics (choose 3), hear some 'Sheffield Short Stories', experience a prayer space, browse a market place of resources, connect with others over (a provided packed) lunch in Wilson's Cafe. Click here for more details & booking/payment (£22) information, or contact Fiona Walton on  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:www.sheffield.anglican.org/index.php/home/parish-events


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