Weekly update for 27/9/20

Dear Friends

Here is the latest news, but do please also check in with the facebook page www.facebook.com/ccpitsmoor/   and website  www.pitsmoor.church/  during the week.

A little word

The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.                                                                                                                                                       Ephesians 4.11-13

Saturday marks the next stage in ministry for Sara. She will make solemn promises in the Cathedral before the Bishop, and in turn will have hands laid upon her to affirm her call. She will now be able to lead us around the Lord’s Table amongst other stuff. Paul encourages the church by reminding them that though all are called, we have different ministries, but we all work together to build up the church, the body of Christ. We thank God that we are not all the same, and can bring different skills and gifts.

It is a shame we cannot all be there, but Sara, whether we are there in person, or virtually, we want to say thank you for your ministry here. For your thoughtfulness, your compassion, your caring and listening, your encouraging…….. for being you. Thank you. May you continue to grow and flourish.

New for this week


9am in Christ Church, Morning Worship.

Aimed especially at those who can’t access the on-line services. Please bring a face covering and hand cleanser. Numbers are limited, and it will take longer than usual to take your seat, so please be prompt.

10.30am on Zoom.

We are continuing our on-line services for the foreseeable future. The link is the same every week.


Meeting ID: 303 159 289  Password: 597076

Alternatively, for audio only, you can phone in to this number: 0131 460 1196, and follow the instructions.

This week’s readings are Psalm 65 & Luke 12.15-31

6.30pm Reflective Service

We’re going to meet in person for our evening service, which we’ll be doing as “Forest Church” in two groups of six. Spaces are unfortunately limited so please let us know if you’d like to come by contacting Ben (ben@pitsmoor.church or 07454008134). 

We’ll meet at church and head over to Roe Woods where we’ll spend time reflecting on how God speaks to us through the world around us, and on the theme of “transition”. 

Meet outside church at 6.20pm for a 6.30pm depart. We should be finished by around 7.30pm.

For those not able to join us, look out on the usual online channels for a DIY at home version.

Things to pray for

Give thanks for the ministry of someone who has helped you to mature

For Sara being ordained Priest in the Cathedral on Saturday

For employers & workers facing difficulty with the ending of furlough

Sara’s Ordination

Takes place on Saturday (26/9) at 11am. Only invited guests will be allowed inside, though the services will be streamed via the following channels:

Sheffield Cathedral – YouTube & Facebook

Diocese of Sheffield – Facebook

New Tuesday Discussion Group

Please feel free to come along, even if you’ve never been to a group like this before. Please bring your face covering. We meet at 7.30 for about an hour.

If you are interested there is a sign-up facility on the church website, or leave a message on the church answerphone (0114 275 7240).  

Gathering the learning

This national Church of England project has been set up to capture grass roots needs and priorities, support future care for congregations and communities, and help government understand more fully the importance of churches to the life and wellbeing of communities across the country.

The short, very specific survey contains questions to help assess and learn from the Covid lockdown.

If you would like to complete the survey, please use the link below by September 30.



If you use revpip@yahoo.com to email me would you mind changing it to vicar@pitsmoor.church Yahoo are going to make it more complicated so the pitsmoor.church address is quicker and more reliable. Thanks.

Earlier week’s news

Previous editions of this news update are on the website if you can’t find it in your in-box.