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Weekly Noticesheet


                     Almighty God,

                 you have broken the tyranny of sin

                 and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts whereby we call you Father:

                 give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service,

                 that we and all creation may be brought to the glorious liberty of the children of God;

                 through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

                 who is alive and reigns with you,

                 in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

                 one god, now and for ever.



               THIS WEEK 



10.00 am Knit and Natter (and coffee and cake!) in Shirley House. Contact Alison Gregg on 2665638




10.00 am The Tuesday Café in the narthex. Our café for people living with memory loss or dementia and their carers: Hot drinks, cakes, biscuits, music, memories, singing, stories, and more... 

7.00 pm - Sheffield Church Action on Poverty Annual General Meeting at the Quaker Meeting House. Austerity - how the Church responds: an evening of discussion, reflection and information. Join us as we try to understand more about what is happening in Sheffield and elsewhere because of changes to the benefit system and the introduction of Universal Credit. For further information, contact Briony Broome - email:briony.broome@hotmail.co.uk, mobile: 07801532954



10.00 am Holy Communion.

                1 Kings 21.17-end; Psalm 51.1-9; Matthew 5.43-end  

2.30 - 5.00 pm Strawberry Tea & Book Swap – Chris Lowry is holding her annual tea in aid of Breast Cancer Care.  If you want to swap books, have a chat, eat strawberries, etc. please come along to 15 Clifford Road!




10.00 – 11.30 am Parent & Baby Group The group will run until 20th July.  All mums and/or dads with their babies are welcome. For any information please contact Muriel 2551473 or Jean 2550198



11.00 am – 2.00 pm  Summer Fayre at Clifford School


24th June 2018

4th Sunday after Trinity

9.15 am       Holy Communion                                                                Revd Gareth Jones

10.30 am     All Age Worship                                                                          Judith Roberts

Readings    To be announced

We look forward to welcoming members of the Brownies and Scouts to this service




Media Officer Clare Loughridge has been appointed as our Media Officer and will now be in charge of promoting SAPLC! So if you’re running an event, or have any ideas that would help us to become better known in the community, please contact her at clare@standrewspsalterlane.org.uk . And why not visit our brand-new SAPLC Facebook page ?

The War Memorial tablets have now been installed in Shirley House.  John Cripps  would be grateful to receive any comments on these, preferably in writing.  He has to claim our grant from the War Memorials Trust and this asks for local feedback on the project.

The Sanctuary  You can follow developments at The Sanctuary, the new centre for City of Sanctuary on Chapel Walk, on Facebook at City of Sanctuary Sheffield. Sheffield City of Sanctuary has sent us this message: Huge thanks to all of you who voted, and persuaded others to vote, for The Sanctuary in the Peoples Projects. We heard today that we were successful and will be getting nearly £50,000 to support our work over the coming year.  This will enable us to develop services such as English classes and therapeutic sessions for asylum seekers and refugees. We couldn't have done it without you!

Heritage Open Days  This year, the Heritage Open Days events run across two weekends, 6-9 and 13-16 September, with the theme of ‘Extraordinary Women’. In previous years we have opened the church for people to look round, and we’ll be doing that again this year, but we hope to run some different activities or events as well. If you’d like to volunteer, or have any exciting ideas, please speak to Clare Loughridge (258 4164 or clare@standrewspsalterlane.org.uk). The church will be open on: Thursday 6th September, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

                                      Friday 7th September, 11.30 am - 4.00 pm

                                      Saturday 8th September, 10.00 am - 12. 00 noon

                                               Thursday 13th September, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

                                      Friday 14th September, 11.30 am - 4.00 pm

                                      Saturday 15th September, 10.00 am - 12. 00 noon

Christian Aid Week - many thanks to all who did so much to help us raise £2,193, down on previous years but still a wonderful amount of money to help those who need it most.

Clifford School Appeal  We have been asked to help collect empty, clean 2 litre plastic bottles to build an eco-greenhouse.  There is a poster in the narthex along with a box for the bottles.

Holy Habits  The book about exploring discipleship, mentioned by Judith on Sunday 22nd April, is now available in the church library

Have you experienced mental health issues around pregnancy and motherhood, or do you know someone who has? This project wants to find out the role of nature in mental health wellbeing of such people. Travel expenses, food and child care are available. 

Sheffield Church Action on Poverty Annual General Meeting This Tuesday, 19th June, at 7pm at the Quaker Meeting House. Austerity - how the Church responds: an evening of discussion, reflection and information. Join us as we try to understand more about what is happening in Sheffield and elsewhere because of changes to the benefit system and the introduction of Universal Credit. For further information, contact Briony Broome - email:briony.broome@hotmail.co.uk, mobile: 07801532954

Migration Matters Festival returns to Sheffield with its biggest line up to date for Refugee Week 2018. Venues across the city will host over 40 events in celebration of the positive impact of migration on the city of Sheffield from 19th to 23rd June. See here for more information.

Sponsored walk Mary Mitchell will be walking 26.44 miles on Friday, 22nd June to raise funds for an MRI-PET scanner for Sheffield. Please sponsor her here.

Summer Fayre, Saturday 23rd June, 11.00 am - 2.00 pm This is run jointly with Clifford School Parents’ Association, and is at the school this year. Please read the flyer, start collecting goods to donate, and sign up on the sheet in the narthex to run or help with a stall! And do come and support the fair on the day – put it in your diary now!

The Great Get Together, Saturday 23rd June , 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm, at St Oswald’s Church, to celebrate our local community and everyone who lives, works, or volunteers in it and helps make it great! There is also a Great Abbeydale Bake Off to enter (if you haven’t given all your cakes to the Summer Fayre!). See here for details.

Building Resilience Conference: a sustainable future for your place of worship to be held on 27th June at the Emmanuel Centre in central London.  This is a major event for anyone who loves, looks after or supports church buildings.  For information and booking please visit Eventbrite.


Sheffield Interfaith Food & Friendship Dinner  Thursday 28th June, 6.00 - 8.00 pm at Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YL. Join us for both food and friendship. Bring and/or share some food on a summer evening; eat, drink and make new friends. People of all faiths (and food traditions), or none, are most welcome. Sheffield Interfaith welcomes everybody who would like to come


Shirley House Interfaith Barbecue Lunch  Sunday July 1st in the side garden, St Andrews Psalter Lane Church, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YL. Separate grills for vegetarian, Kosher, Halal, beef and pork. Bring your own food and drink, or bring and share. Bring friends and family. All welcome, no need to book. We can’t guarantee sunshine, but we can keep warm round a barbecue if necessary (or even sneak indoors). Open to all faiths and everybody!

Women’s Interfaith Forum Faith Walks: visit to Sikh Gurdwara on Sunday 1st July, 12 noon to 3.00 pm. All women welcome! See here for details. - This event has been cancelled due to a wedding at the Gurdwara, but will be rescheduled - watch this space for details!

My Difficulties with Faiths and Cultures A seminar on 2nd July at Burngreave Ashram. More details here

Working Parties  Thank you to all who helped at the Working Party on Thursday.  The next Working Parties will be on the 7th and 12th of July.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Charity Walk  The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) is holding its flagship Mercy 4 Mankind Charity Challenge this year on Sunday 8 July 2018 in Rother Valley Park, Sheffield. EVERYONE IS WELCOME  The challenge includes a full marathon and a raft race and activities for children. AMYA has raised more than £3 million for British Charities such as Save the Children, Barnardos, Royal British Legion, Humanity First, Red Cross, Marie Curie Bloodwise, and others. All our work is motivated by the Islamic emphasis on serving mankind. This year we aim to raise £700,000 with all the proceeds going to the charities.  The event is organised entirely by volunteers. There is a £5 registration fee. For more information contact info@mercy4mankind.org

Silent Vigil for Peace  St Peter’s and St Oswald's, Millhouses.   A silent vigil for peace takes place every second Saturday of the month at 12 noon in the Quiet Garden at St Oswald's Church on Bannerdale Road, S7.

2018 African Day 3.00 pm on Saturday 1st September at #1 Fox Croft, Greenhill, Sheffield. Revd Henry C.Ohakah invites members of all the churches in the circuit to join him at his manse - drop in at any time and have some African food and share friendship with others. We will receive kind donations towards our African Children's Fund. Mr Danny Baker is helping us coordinate this project and has kindly received the donations so far. See here for more information.

Hattingen-Witten visit to Sheffield Diocese.  Would you like to host a visiting church member from our German Link Diocese during their visit 20-26 October?  There are contact details and more information on a poster in the narthex. 

The Tuesday Café: Our café for people living with memory loss or dementia and their carers is open on Tuesdays, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon, in the Narthex.  If you would be interested in volunteering to help on Tuesday mornings or to bake a cake or buns for the café occasionally, please speak to Judith Roberts 

Mothers Union  If you are interested in going to St Oswald’s Mothers Union meetings, here are some dates:

 - St. Oswald's M.U.: - 17th July, 16th October, 20th November all at 2.00 pm; please note that if people would really like to meet but cannot make these dates or the time is unsuitable, PLEASE contact Sally and she will try and arrange a different date and/or time as they would love to meet other folk interested in this great world-wide movement.

 - Deanery Events: -  25th June Deanery Thanksgiving Service at Christ Church Dore at 2.00 pm; The Deanery Advent Service at St. Oswald's TBC.

 - Diocesan Events: -  The first Friday in every month in the Cathedral for coffee and scones 10.15 am - 12.00 noon; Mary Sumner Day Service on Thursday 9th August at 2.00 pm in the Cathedral.

For more details contact Sally Wood sally-woodsgr@virginmedia.com

Banner Cross Lunch and Friendship Club is open to anyone over 60 in the local area. We meet every Tuesday from 12.15 pm and provide a 2 course meal plus tea or coffee and entertainment for around 45 minutes, closing at 2.30 pm. The cost of the meal is £4.00pp with a charge of £1.50 if we provide transport. Booking is essential. We also need volunteers to drive, cook, serve and wash up.  Drivers are paid a mileage allowance. If this is of interest to you either as a member or a volunteer, please contact: Ian McCollough on 266 2035/07891 290389 or email ian.mccollough@yahoo.co.uk or Steve Woodcock on 2667701/07902 097774 email woody176@hotmail.com.

Coffee Shop at the Salvation Army, Psalter Lane, Monday – Wednesday, 8.45 am – 3.45 pm; Thursday 8.45 am – 1.45 pm

Ecosia: as an alternative to Google, and as a really easy way to be eco-friendly, use https://www.ecosia.org as your Internet search engine. Every time you use it, Ecosia plant more trees. At the time of writing, the number of trees planted is over 27 million!

To see what kind of church we are, have a look at our video 

St. Andrew's Psalter Lane Church has a Twitter account - @SAPLChurch - and a Facebook page - @StAndrewsPsalterLaneChurch. SAPLC Children have Facebook and Twitter accounts:  Facebook: SAPLC Children  Twitter: @SAPLChurchChild