Weekly news for 9.4.23

Dear Friends

Happy Easter! We hope you can join with us to celebrate.

A little word

And if Christ weren’t raised, then all you’re doing is wandering about in the dark, as lost as ever… If all we get out of Christ is a little inspiration for a few short years, we’re a pretty sorry lot. But the truth is that Christ has been raised up, the first in a long legacy of those who are going to leave the cemeteries.     

1 Cor 15.16-20 (Msg)

The Message paraphrase of St Paul’s reasoning is great stuff. Easter is central to our faith because it is affirming of all Jesus said and did. Reconciliation, restoration of relationship, sins forgiven, death defeated, truly something not just to celebrate but to live by. He is risen indeed, Hallelujah!

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for the Easter joy of faith , hope and life.
  • For the Churches witness around the globe, especially where it is persecuted.
  • For those working amongst the most marginalised sections of our community.


Sunrise Service at 6am in Burngreave Cemetery

Meet at the War Memorial near the Scott Road entrance.

Easter Celebration with Holy Communion at 10.30am. 

This week’s readings are: John 20.1-18 

Easter Egg hunt and Refreshments to follow.   

Sunday evening

No service this week.

10am on Thursday  

Holy Communion, followed by Lunch Club in the Welcome Centre.

Holy Week

Events to note…

Maundy Thursday            Remembering the Last Supper at St Peter’s, 7pm

Good Friday                        Procession from St Peter’s starting at 1pm arriving at Christ Church for

                                                An hour at the Cross 2-3pm

From Sara

Happy Easter and lots of love from me. Thank you for my leaving gift I’m busy spending it on improving my allotment.

Electoral Roll revision and APCM  

In advance of our annual meeting the Electoral Roll is being revised. This is the annual update where you can join if you are not already on it. The current roll is on display if you need to check. 

If you wish to be added please complete an application form available at the welcome desk by 15 April. 


Please put the APCM date in your diaries. Sunday 30 April at 11.30 after the service.

We need to elect two Churchwardens and two deputy Churchwardens, these are annual elections.

This is the year to elect two members of the Deanery Synod for a three year term.

There are also three places on the PCC for a three year term.

Please be thinking and praying about who might stand for those positions. Nomination forms with all the details about who can stand are on the welcome desk. 

Keeping up

Reminders of contact details:

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

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

Earlier news

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