Weekly Noticesheet



Gracious Father,

by the obedience of Jesus

you brought salvation to our wayward world:

draw us into harmony with your will,

that we may find all things restored in him,

our Saviour Jesus Christ our Lord.




               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.

11.30 am  Breakthrough (12A) is coming to Sheffield Odeon for a one-off showing on the Silver Screen (age 55+). Just £3.00 per person including tea/coffee and biscuit. It is very rare for cinemas to put on a Christian film just for the senior screen. If there's a good audience, they may be encouraged to do this again when another Christian film comes along.
The trailer and film details can be found at: www.breakthroughtickets.co.uk

6.30 pm Central Mission Partnership Youth Summer Social at St Oswald’s Church for anyone in Y6-Y13.  

7.00 pm Property & Finance Committee held in the narthex





10.00 am   Holy Communion

                  Readings: Exodus 3.1-6, 9-12; Psalm 103.1-7; Matthew 11.25-27

12.00 - 1.30 pm  What makes a good city? In UTU’s library area (basement of Victoria Hall Methodist Church, S1 2JB (entrance in Chapel Walk). Simon Duffy, Director of the Centre for Welfare has long been concerned about the increasing inequities of the Welfare system in this country. The respondent will be Rev Henry Ohakah, Methodist Minister in Woodseats.  Bring your own packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be available. People of Christian faith, other faiths or none are all welcome. These Forum sessions are open to all and free of charge. Enquiries should be addressed to UTU: 0114 2709907 /office@utusheffield.org.uk

7.30 pm ECC held in the narthex




10.00 – 11.30 am Parent & Baby Group   This is the last meeting of the group before the summer break.  All mums/or dads with their babies up to 12 months are welcome.  For any information please contact Muriel 2551473 or Jean 2550198





14th July 2019 

Fourth Sunday after Trinity

9.15 am        Sandcastles

10.30 am      Morning Worship                                                Imogen Clout

Readings     Amos 7.7-end; Colossians 1.1-14; Luke 10.25-37  

6.30 pm        Holy Communion  at Southcroft        Revd Michael Wildgust


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 ? And well done to the eagle-eyed amongst you who noticed that the website wasn't upd


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. 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.


Thank you:

Strawberry Tea and Book Swap: thanks, all who came, brought books, or gave a donation. By the end of the event, it had raised £651! Plus Gift Aid from £295 of that. I know it will rise slightly before I send the money off, as it always does. Breast Cancer Care will be exceedingly happy! It definitely smashed last year's amazing £510. And people enjoyed themselves - a good day's work! Chris L

Summer Fayre Many Thanks to those who supported the Summer Fayre on Saturday 29th June. We have raised £272 so far 

Mary Mitchell’s Big Walk   Mary Mitchell wishes to thank all who sponsored her for the Big Walk on 28th June. She completed all 23 miles (much to her joy and relief!) and raised nearly £400 for the Sheffield University Student Scholarships. It was another beautifully sunny day

MHA Retiring collection on 2nd June raised £100  

Holiday Cover  Thank you to everyone who helped to cover Debbie’s duties in the last 2 weeks, keeping the church and Shirley House clean, and opening and closing both buildings when necessary.


Working Parties  Thank you to all who helped at the Working Party on Saturday 6th July.  There will be another Working Party on Thursday 11th July, meeting in Church from 9.30 am.  The next Working Parties will be on the 3rd  and 10th of August.

Community Orchestra  Clifford All Saints Primary School have a growing orchestra with over 40 members from 7 to 70+ and would welcome more adult musicians.   Rehearsals are on Wednesday at 3.30 pm at Clifford All Saints school on Ringinglow Road for an hour.  The orchestra needs more instruments, a person who can repair clarinets, and a really good piano.  All enquiries to enquiries@clifffordallsaints.sheffield.sch.uk or tel 0114 266 2977.

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

Organist needed! St Peter and St Oswald’s which is on the corner of Abbeydale Road and Bannerdale Road is one of the four churches within our Mission Partnership. They are currently in need of an organist to assist at their services. They would be interested in hearing from anyone who would like to know more about what may be involved. If you are not able to help every week but would be able to help out on a rota then please also get in touch as various options are being considered. Contact Rev Anesia Cook on 0114 2509716 or anjesus@postmaster.co.uk for more information.

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

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! 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. The next dinner will be on Tuesday 13th August, from 6.00 - 8.00 pmThese 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.

Tuesday 17th  September 7.30 pm in Church 'Sounds of the Spirit'- Part of Nether Edge Festival.

Thursday 26th Sept 6.00 pm Sheffield Interfaith Food and Friendship

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


Central Mission Partnership children's/young people's activities:

     St Oswald's Youth Social Tuesday 16th July, 6.30 - 8.00 pm

   St Mary's Family Picnic Days 10.30 am - 1.30 pm on all Wednesdays in August


Praying With Icons Monday, Monday July 22 10.00 am – 4.00 pm at Whirlow Spirituality Centre. An Introductory Workshop led by Revd Dr Chris Ellis. Bookings here.    The cost of the day is £18; bring your own lunch.

Give Peace a Chance - What Can we Do?  Friday 26 July, 7.30 pm at Banner Cross Methodist Church Rev Dan Woodhouse, anti-arms activist, will talk about his experience of putting the protest back into Protestantism, and the theology behind it. Talk, listen, share ideas. Contact Margaret Spooner; Tel: 07814 581357. Flyers in narthex

Sheffield Pride takes place on Saturday 27 July. We have always supported this by helping on the Christian Pride stall in Endcliffe Park. Please urgently contact Anne Hollows (tel. 249 3411) if you can help at this event. 

Annual Reflecting & Planning Meeting Monday 5th August beginning with a bring-and-share lunch at 12.30 pm in the Multifaith Chapel & Library, Burngreave Ashram, 86 Spital Hill S4 7LG.  The meeting will begin at 1pm. We will reflect on sessions in the past year, and schedule topics and presenters from September 2019 to July 2020. All are most welcome. For further information call Nirmal on 07932 017 929.

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.

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

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