Weekly news for 28.8.22

Dear Friends

This week we are at St. Peter’s, Ellesmere for a joint Holy Communion. Back at Abbeyfield House next week.

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

My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.                                                              John 17.20-21

Jesus prays at the Last Supper for you and me. We are those who have believed because of the message passed on, starting with the Apostles. And Jesus prayer is for Unity, that we may be one. He references the unity and love within the Godhead as a reason.

This weekend some of us are going to Greenbelt Festival where the broad spectrum of belief (and unbelief) is gathered. We are not all the same, we may not always agree but the things that bind us surpass all of that. Others of us will join with our brothers and sisters at St Peter’s. Anglican and Methodist (and not sure!). A visible manifestation of unity in Christ in our patch. Rejoice in our difference and celebrate our unity.

Jesus thought Unity vital. We ignore it at our peril.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for God creating us all different and yet united in Him.
  • For Liverpool (& our own city) where drugs, gangs and guns devastate lives and neighbourhoods.
  • For young people making decisions in the light of exam results.


Sunday at 10.30am, meeting at St. Peter’s, Ellesmere (Lyons Cl, Sheffield S4 7EP)

It will be Holy Communion.

September will see us continuing to meet in the house at Abbeyfield Park. We will be restarting CoGs too. 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.

Big questions and 5-Marks follow-up

We are following up on our thinking over the last few months with a couple of meetings in September.

The first session will focus around our Church life and how we are interacting (or not) with the Five Marks. Are there areas we need to address? Is something missing altogether? Have we got a balanced approach? Do we need to change or start something new?

The second session will focus on our worshipping life. What is good? What not so? Have we got times and days, right? Do we have enough variety? What will people come to?

There are two opportunities for each session, but you only need to come once. Venues will be confirmed but note the times and dates in your diary now.

Session 1 (5 Marks) – Thurs 22/9 at 7.30pm          or            Sat 24/9 at 10am

Session 2 (Worship) – Sunday 25/9 at 4pm            or            Thurs 29/9 at 7.30pm

Coming up

Church yard. Sara will be chopping and weeding and glad of company, 10-12 on Friday 9 September.

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 the building again in October, 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.