Welcome to St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church
A joint Church of England and Methodist Church, celebrating what is best in each of our traditions and building upon them in creative and relevant ways.
The heart of our life is worship, prayer, fellowship and reflective practice, linked to action, as we seek to understand, celebrate and learn how to fulfil the purposes of God’s love in Jesus Christ, whilst embracing all the questions and insights of today.
We seek to build a community that is open, welcoming and inclusive.
We aim to be outward-looking and to take an active part in the wider community. We do this through dialogue, partnership and practical service.
31 Psalter Lane, SHEFFIELD S11 8YL
Sunday Morning Service at 10.30 am
We look forward to welcoming you to our Sunday2 service on 9th May, Rogationtide, which will be held outside and will be led by Imogen.
'Beating the bounds' at Rogationtide is an ancient custom which traditionally involved swatting local landmarks with branches to maintain a shared mental map of parish boundaries; We're doing it a bit differently!
We'll start by meeting in the church car park for coffee and biscuits (please bring your own cup if you can!) and then we will be going for a short walk around part of the parish, stopping to sing and pray at several places along the way.
The service will have a creation and environment theme and, as it is the start of Christian Aid Week, we will also be putting up posters encouraging people to donate!
Please book here if you would like to come to the outdoors service
There will also be an online service at 10.30 am, as always:
You are invited to have a bit of bread and a drop of wine or juice for the Communion, and a candle to light for the prayers.
There will be children's activities available here.
The link will be available shortly before the service; it will become public at 10.30 and continue to be available thereafter.
We are open for public worship twice a month, starting on Sunday the 18th April. We will keep the 10.30 am online services as our main worship each week (though we are conscious that not everyone is in a position to access these), but we also have live services twice a month in church at which a congregation will be present, with appropriate social distancing and other safeguards.
The live services will take place at 3.00 pm on the first and third Sundays of the month
We are not permitted to sing, chat with each other or enjoy a cup of tea or coffee after a service. We urge anyone who is at all vulnerable on age or health grounds not to take undue risks in attending services. If you intend to come to these services you will need to book:
Private prayer in church
We also look forward to welcoming you to private prayer in the church, which will open from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon on Thursdays from 15th April. We have carried out a thorough risk assessment to make sure we do this safely – we are grateful to everyone involved in doing this. Church will look a bit different but we are doing everything we can to make sure that visitors feel comfortable.
Please do not visit if you have any symptoms or are feeling unwell, for your own safety and that of others.
The church garden is open to the public and you are welcome to use it for prayer and meditation, but please observe social distancing and wash your hands after visiting, as the seats are not sanitised.
Our income has fallen dramatically this year, but we still need money to carry out our vital work - such as recording our online services. We have set up an online giving page where you can donate safely and securely to help us keep things running. Click on the button to donate!
Choose from one of the set amounts or choose your own amount - and if you pay tax, don't forget to complete the Gift Aid declaration to increase the amount we receive by 25%!
There is now also an option to give regularly
You can also donate by paying money directly into the church account:
Account Name: St Andrew's Psalter Lane
Sort Code: 05 08 08
Account Number: 3693 0499
If you decide to do this, please email email@example.com to let us know who the money has come from - and don't forget to send us a Gift Aid declaration if necessary!
Our previous live-streamed services are still available to view - you can find the links here.
We have set up a Facebook Group, as well as our regular Facebook Page, to help members of the congregation stay in touch. To join the Group please search for 'SAPLC Facebook Group' on Facebook.
We also have a WhatsApp Group - if you would like to join this, please send your mobile number to Clare: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Church of England has some tips for dealing with loneliness and isolation and 13 daily reflections to support good mental health.
If you are worried, isolated or just need to chat to someone from the church, our Minister Gareth Jones is available: Tel. 0114 250 8251 or email email@example.com
If you need practical help at this time, you can contact Sheffield City Council.