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Weekly Noticesheet



God, who as at this time

taught the hearts of your faithful people

by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:

grant us by the same Spirit

to have a right judgement in all things

and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;

through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,

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... 

7.30 pm A Faith Wedding Were you a guest, bride or groom at a faith wedding? Tell us about it; perhaps bring photos, a traditional outfit, or maybe special food. Or just come and listen. In Shirley House Interfaith Centre. Refreshments provided; open to all faiths and everybody




10.00 am Holy Communion.

                Readings: James 4.13-end; Psalm 49.1-2, 5-10;Mark 9.38-40

7.30 pm Eco-Group meeting in narthex




10.00 – 11.30 am Parent & Baby Group begins again from 20th April until 20th July with a break on 1st June.  All mums and/or dads with their babies are welcome. For any information please contact Muriel 2551473 or Jean 2550198




27th May 2018   Trinity Sunday


9.15 am           Holy Communion                                                     Revd Gareth Jones

10.30 am         Morning Worship                                                             Judith Roberts         

Readings        Isaiah 6.1-8; Romans 8.12-17; John 3.1-17

Josephine Hunt will have her Fairtrade stall after church, so don't forget to bring some money and stock up on delicious fairly-traded treats!



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 it would be great 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).

Thinking of opening a new bank account or ISA? You may be interested to know that TRIODOS bank is currently offering a gift of £40 to Freedom from Torture for every new account opened.

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

Working Parties - Thank you to all who helped at the Working Parties on Saturday 5th May and Thursday 10th May.  The next Working Parties will be on the 2nd and 7th of June.

Christian Aid Week 13th-19th May  Many thanks to everyone who collected last week – hope you enjoyed being out in the sunny weather! Please give your red bag to Caroline Cripps to be counted. Envelopes for any donations are also available on the table at the back of Church.  Caroline would welcome  help counting the collection – please ring her on 0114 2588932

A Faith Wedding  Not an actual wedding! Were you a guest, bride or groom at a faith wedding? What was important, unusual, or surprising? Was it typical or different, perhaps an inter-faith marriage? Tell us about it; perhaps bring photos, a traditional outfit, or maybe special food. Or just come and listen. At 7.30 pm on Tuesday 22nd May in Shirley House Interfaith Centre. Refreshments provided; open to all faiths and everybody. 

Two Festival of Debates events:

  • Food for Thought   Saturday 26th to Monday 28th May, 4.00 to 6.00 pm, Sheffield Town Hall, free event. A thought and action-provoking programme of short talks and workshops throughout the Sheffield Food Festival to explore the issues, challenges and opportunities to improve the health, equality, economy and sustainability of all things food and drink in Sheffield.
  • The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters. Thursday 24th May, 6.30 to 8.00 pm, Roco Creative Co-op, 342 Glossop Road S10 2HW, tickets £4-£3.

Details/tickets at https://www.festivalofdebate.com/may-2018

 Carbon Footprint Drop-in   What is a Carbon Footprint? Why does it matter? How can I work it out? How can I improve it? Can I save money? Come and have a look at some carbon footprint calculators, find out how you are doing now, and how to reduce it. SAPLC Eco-Group, with our friends from Emmanuel Waterthorpe, is putting on this event on the afternoon and evening of Wednesday 30th May in Shirley House, between 4.00 and 8.00 pm, as part of Sheffield’s Environment Weeks 2018. This promises to be a really worthwhile event. It will be family-friendly, and refreshments will be available. Please come and join us; you don’t need to bring anything with you – but if you know how much gas and electricity you use, and what your annual mileage is, you will be able to get a better idea of what your carbon footprint is! 

My Difficulties with Faiths and Cultures A series of seminars on 4th June, 2nd July at Burngreave Ashram. More details here

One Sheffield Many Cultures - festival takes place on 9th June from 11.00-3.00 pm in Barker’s Pool.  The organisers are urgently seeking a First Aid volunteer.  If you can help please contact Dr Anne Hollows on anne.hollows@gmail.com.

Summer Fair, Saturday 23rd June, 11.00 am - 2.00 pm, run jointly with Clifford School Parents’ Association, is at the school this year. Put it in your diary now! There will shortly be a sheet in the narthex to sign up to run or help with a stall.

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.

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