Weekly news for 7.8.22

Dear Friends

From this Sunday we are in Abbeyfield House.

We are currently juggling quite a few things around so do remember to check in to our facebook page or the website regularly for updates.

A little word

I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.                                                                                                                                                                Jeremiah 31.33

We thought about this wonderful promise given to Jeremiah, at Thursday Communion. God is speaking about a new relationship with his people, he uses the idea that they have rejected him as their husband. I explained it was a bit like the difference between an arranged marriage, or marriage of convenience, versus a love match. Any analogy falls down, but I hope you get the idea. God woos us, loves us, is committed to us.

Through his Holy Spirit it is now personal rather than handed down. Heart rather than head.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for our relationship with God, available to each of us.
  • For the places of military tension in the world.
  • For those on holiday. For safe travel and relaxation.


Sunday at 10am. Loving God’s family. Meeting at Abbeyfield House

This week’s reading is:  John 13.1-17 

Refreshments to follow.

As we are back in a building, we can now resume collections, thanks.

During August we will be meeting in the house at Abbeyfield Park. If you are driving, park on Abbeyfield Road by the Park entrance. We will use the main door, which has a couple of steps up to it. If you need to use the level access round the back let us know.

The toilet has a couple of steps down to it.

If accessibility is likely to be an issue for you, we will do our best to help. An alternative is to worship with St Peter’s Ellesmere, who start at 10.30am.

Sunday at 7pm.

No reflective services in July & August.

10am on Thursday 

Holy Communion will continue through the summer at Pitsmoor Methodist Church (corner of Christ Church Road and Burngreave Rd) followed by coffee.

Keeping up

The church building (including the Welcome Centre) is closed and must not be accessed without permission. There are now people working on site which is encouraging.

When there is more certain news, we will let you know, but we expect to be out of the building for a little while yet. Hopefully, we might be able to start using at least part of the building before September is out, but no promises at this stage.

Reminders of contact details:

Maureen (for admin queries).    office@pitsmoor.church, 07765 232789.

Pip (for everything else!).             vicar@pitsmoor.church, 07799944436.

Earlier news

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