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Weekly Noticesheet



Almighty God,

who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ

have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:

grant that, as by your grace going before us

you put into our minds good desires,

so by your continual help

we may bring them to good effect;

through Jesus Christ our risen 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 in Shirley House.  Contact Alison Gregg on 2665638




10.00 am Tuesday Café - (for people living with memory loss or dementia and their carers) in the narthex. The café offers hot drinks, biscuits and homemade cakes, music, memory activities and the opportunity for a chat.




10.00 am   Holy Communion

                  Readings:  Acts 15.1-6; Psalm 122.1-5; John 15.1-8




10.00 – 11.30 am Parent & Baby Group   The group will meet until 19th July, with a break on 31st May.  All mums/or dads with their babies up to 12 months are welcome.  For any information please contact Muriel 2551473 or Jean 2550198




26th May 2019

Sixth Sunday of Easter

9.15 am           Holy Communion                                          Revd Gareth Jones

10.30 am         Morning Worship                                          Imogen Clout

   Readings         Acts 16.9-15; Revelation 21.10, 22; John 14.23-29



Getting Involved - See here for some of the many ways you could become more involved at St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church!

Media Officer Clare Loughridge is our Media Officer and is 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 or follow her on Twitter. And why not visit our  SAPLC Facebook page ?


Our current appeals

Baby Basics - Reaching out to the least, last and the lost in Sheffield with God’s love and practical help  Please donate items for a new baby, to be given to new mothers in vulnerable situations. See here for more information. You will find a blue box for donations in the narthex. Trustees wanted  -  please see flyer

St Cuthbert's Fir Vale Food Bank collection The Food Bank box is in the Narthex (and there is also a box in Shirley). Pictures on the side show the sort of non-perishable groceries that they would like. We have learned this week that they particularly need instant coffee. They urgently need children’s books and toys as well as the very much appreciated food etc. we already donate. If you have anything suitable please put it in the box in the narthex. If you would like to donate money, see here. See here for more information on the food bank.

Clifford All Saints School Appeal  We have been asked to help collect empty, clean 2 litre plastic bottles (the kind that are used for pop or mineral water, not milk!) to build an eco-greenhouse. There is a poster in the narthex along with a box for the bottles.

City of Sanctuary  would be grateful if you could help them raise money, by bringing us your used ink cartridges - the little ones with a metallic strip on top.  An organisation called ThinkInks will then collect them, send them for recycling and share 50% of the proceeds with City of Sanctuary.  One shoe-box full can raise £75 - an environmentally-friendly way of raising cash. 

Working Parties Thank you to all who helped at the Working Parties in May. The next Working Parties will be on the 1st and 6th of June.

Christian Aid Week 12th - 18th 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. If you did not have a collection at your home, there are envelopes for donations on the table at the back of Church.  Caroline would welcome help counting the collection – please ring her on 0114 2588932

Clifford All Saints Primary School Appeal   Thank you very much for all those who have given towards the appeal which so far amounts to over £2,000 including gift aid. If you haven’t already done so, it’s not too late and if you have mislaid your gift envelope Rodney Godber will be pleased to provide another one.

Mowing - In order for us to keep the church grounds tidy, we need to mow the grass about every 2 weeks.  Please sign up for several slots on the list in the narthex, and/or speak to John Cripps (01142 588932).  We have a petrol-driven rotary mower that is simple to operate.  The job may be done at any time to suit you

TV Screens  Following the installation of the screens, we would like to assemble a small team of people who can prepare PowerPoint slides using supplied material and operate a lap-top during services.  We are expecting that most preachers will prepare and show their own slides, but we need also to cater for people who do not wish to do this.  We may also be asked for the screens to be operated during weddings, funerals and other events in Church. See John Cripps 2588932.

Creating Safer Space Refresher Training Anyone working with Children, Young People and/or Vulnerable adults must complete the Creating Safer Space Refresher course. Please would anyone who hasn't yet completed the course please contact the Circuit Office to organise training as soon as possible. All bookings via the Circuit Office, Email: admin@sheffieldcircuit.org.uk, Tel: 0114 2726561

Drop Sierra Leone’s debt  Much of the funding to tackle the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone in 2014 was provided as loans. The country is now expected to pay these debts instead of investing in healthcare to prevent deaths in childbirth. Please send a card, available today in the Narthex, to the Chancellor, asking for this debt to be written off. At SAPLC we have an especial interest in Sierra Leone as church member Patricia Simeon comes from there.

Marriage and relationships You may be aware that the Methodist Church report on marriage and relationships has now been published prior to discussion at the Methodist Conference in June. There are associated papers and already some responses have been published. These can be made available through internet links if you email anne.hollows@gmail.com. There will be opportunities to discuss the report and the Conference decisions in the autumn but a special opportunity could be arranged in the near future if there is interest.

Universal Credit coming to Sheffield soon - Please read Anne Hollows’ information about this important matter and the problems it can cause.  We can help in various ways:

  • Food banks: there is likely to be a 50% increase in demand for food banks, so please be extra-generous.

  • Consider volunteering – roles are outlined in the handout.  Please let Anne know if you can help.

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.

Interfaith Events

Interfaith Food and Friendship Dinners Join us for both food and friendship. Bring and/or share some food; 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. We will be visiting various locations throughout the year! The next meal is on Thursday 13th June in the Shirley House Interfaith Centre. If you have not attended before, these are bring and share dinners. To be inclusive of varying dietary requirements, most dishes are vegetarian (though it is fine to bring meat dishes as long as you indicate this). We love to share traditional dishes from different cultures. A kettle, microwave and oven are available to finish off or heat up contributions that need this. Savoury and sweet foods are both popular; there is no need to book or inform anybody of what you wish to bring, but if you have any queries please contact the Sheffield Interfaith website or the St Andrews Psalter Lane Church Office on 0114 267 8289. These dinners are organised and hosted by Sheffield Interfaith, they are not Shirley House Interfaith Centre events. Shirley House Interfaith Centre is open to all faiths and everybody, it is not a membership group.

Thursday 30th May 12.30 CCJ outing to Huddersfield Holocaust Centre. Book via topdore@gmail.com

Monday 3rd June 12.30 pm Interfaith session at Burngreave Ashram starting with bring and share lunch. The seminar at 1:15 pm will be facilitated by Nirmal Fernando on 'Mary: A Textual Depiction of the Right to Virginity and Unmarried Pregnancy'. All are welcome/free of charge. Donations welcome as able! BAMCL@outlook.com 0114 272 7144 / 0114 243 6688 07932017928

Wednesday 12th June 9.30-12.00 Coffee Morning at St Oswald’s Church S7 2DL. In support of Whirlow Hall Farm Trust and St Oswald’s Church. Supported by the Islamic Society of Great Britain. St Oswald’s Church is situated on the corner of Abbeydale Road and Bannerdale Road. Parking is available on Archer Drive, off Archer Road or at Tesco park and ride.

Thursday 13th June 6.00 - 8.00 pm Sheffield Interfaith Food and Friendship

Monday 17th June   My Unitarian Faith Journey –  Andy Phillips.

Friday 21st June 7.00 pm 'How do we talk about Jihad?'  Faith and Fraternity Forum, UK Islamic Mission, 525 Abbeydale Road, S7 1FU . See here and here for more information.

Sunday 7th July 12.30 pm Barbecue lunch. Both Nether Edge Muslim Scout Group and St Andrew's Scout group have been invited.

Date of next committee meeting – Monday 2nd September New or enquiring members always welcome.

Urban Theology Union Summer Forums 2019   What makes a good city? Series 3 See here for more information

Iftar Dinner Invitation -  Wednesday 29th May. The Dialogue Society kindly invites you to our Iftar Dinner event at 5 Birch Road, Sheffield S9 3XL. It would be a great pleasure for us to have you at our event. It is essential that you provide us with a confirmation of your attendance with the total number of guests by emailing sheffield@dialoguesociety.org by Wednesday, 15th May 2019.

Jam jars   There will be a joint event for children during half term on Friday 31st May at St Augustine’s from 4.00 - 6.00 pm.  There’ll be activities followed by a meal and a messy church style program.  They require empty jam jars with lids for one of the activities – if you have any please pass any on to Imogen Clout.

Bishop Pete's Prayer Walk    Bishop Pete is coming to Ecclesall Deanery during the Ten Days of Prayer / Thy Kingdom Come.  His Prayer Walk will be on Thursday 6th June beginning with a picnic at 5pm in Endcliffe Park to which all congregation members are invited to take their own picnic. The evening ends with Compline at St James, Norton (9.15ish).  Bishop Pete and as many who want to and can join him will walk to St James, Norton via a number of other deanery churches, stopping for prayer. People are welcome to walk all or some of the way or go to the various churches – the timetable is:

17:00                     Picnic at Endcliffe Park

18:30                     Walk to St Gabriel’s, Greystones (Bottom of Dobbin Hill,                                      S11 7JB)

18:55                     Prayer at St Gabriel’s, Greystones

19:15                     Walk to Holy Trinity, Millhouses (Grove Road, S7 2GY)

19:40                     Prayer at Holy Trinity, Millhouses

20:00                     Walk to St Chad’s, Woodseats (Linden Avenue, S8 0GA)

20:25                     Prayer at St Chad’s, Woodseats

20:55                     Walk (through Graves Park) to St James, Norton (S8 8JQ)

21:20                     Compline at St James, Norton.

Wednesday 12th June 9.30-12.00 Coffee Morning at St Oswald’s Church S7 2DL. In support of Whirlow Hall Farm Trust and St Oswald’s Church. Supported by the Islamic Society of Great Britain. St Oswald’s Church is situated on the corner of Abbeydale Road and Bannerdale Road. Parking is available on Archer Drive, off Archer Road or at Tesco park and ride.

Sheffield Church Action on Poverty AGM - Thursday 20th June at the Quaker Meeting House, 10 James Street, S1 2EW, 6.30 for 7.00 pm. With The Rt Revd Dr Pete Wilcox, Bishop of Sheffield. All welcome.

Freedom Conference - Saturday 13th July 9.00 am - 3.30 pm, at Hall Road Methodist Church, Brimington.To book your free place please emailinfo@fcgroup.org.uk 

 What does it mean to be a church ‘on the margins’? How can we build churches of justice, inclusivity and welcome? Join a new ecumenical network in and around Sheffield, exploring how to challenge injustice, build solidarity between the church and people marginalised by society, witness the spirit at work in all parts of our community! We will gather in May for a free day of retreat and reflection. Join us to reflect on your own discipleship, explore your vision for your own church and consider how we can all work together in future. See poster in narthex for details or get in touch with Hannah Brock:  hannah.brock@dunelm.org.uk or 07729 797 637

HISTORY BOOK – “Nether Edge People and Places”.  The History Group’s NEW 200 page book has 49 articles written by local researchers about people and places linked to Nether Edge.  It’s available from Pril -p.rishbeth@gmail.com and Chris - chrisvenables@blueyonder.co.uk tel. 07950 432487 or from Wickwire’s on Nether Edge Road. Price £10.

A History of Sheffield Interfaith – Origins and Early Years, by Debjani Chatterjee For those of us who have more recently become involved in interfaith activities in Sheffield it is very interesting to read about how and why Sheffield Interfaith came into being and some of the people who made it happen. Debjani Chatterjee was involved from before the beginning and wrote this brief, but very interesting, history of Sheffield Interfaith. Why not have a look, and sign up for notifications of interfaith events around Sheffield? Or ask the Church Office (Anna Harvey, Barbara Booler, Janet Loughridge) to print a copy for you.

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 meet on the first Friday in every month in the Cathedral for coffee and scones 10.15 am - 12.00 noon; 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 49 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