District News – 24 January 2018

This Week’s News

Sad news

It is with sadness that we heard the news of the death of the Revd Tony Pepper, a supernumerary minister who lived at Moorland House, a MHA home in Hathersage. There will be a short memorial service for him, more details will follows as soon as we are informed

Keep it simple this Lent

Keep It Simple is a 40 day resource of reflections, activities and prayers from All We Can. This booklet is ideal for use by individuals or weekly in groups, inspiring you to discover the pleasure of living simply while joining in solidarity with our global neighbours. We have also produced service materials (including talk, prayers, film), and children and youth resources, which you can use within your congregation. Order your resources at www.allwecan.org.uk/lent

Temenos Exhibition

5 – 16 February – 35 Chapel Walk

The TEMENOS series of paintings and poems explores the idea of threshold space – the place where a new thing can come into being.

A temenos is a sacred space, both safe and adventurous, a sanctuary where we are able to open ourselves up to new possibilities, new ways of engaging with and being in the world, new ways of understanding ourselves, new ways of relating to others and, new ways of relating to and understanding the source of all being, wisdom and love.

Each painting overlays image, colour and gesture and the poems weave words that open up spaces and invite each viewer to bring our personal stories and experiences as we interact with the painting.

Temenos is a collaboration between Sheffield-based artist Ric Stott and Plymouth-based poet Ian Adams. Ric will also lead a talk and guided meditation on Monday 12 February at 7pm

Mind Your Language

24 February – Oxford Place, Leeds

At ‘How to mind your language’, the Revd Ian Bell will encourage participants to finds ways in which they might describe their own faith, and in turn, tell others about it.  During the afternoon the seminars will focus on four different areas of ministry in which people are seeking appropriate ways to communicate faith in different contexts.

We are looking forward to welcoming people to this free event, though booking via Sian Henderson (admin@yorkshirenemethodist.org) is essential to facilitate catering.  Lunch will be provided free.

More information can be downloaded on the flyer here: Mind your language


Sheffield District MWiB

Healing Service with Rev Ann Baldock.

Wednesday 6th February 2018  at the Beacon Methodist Church Broomhill, S10 3BD  2pm-3.30pm

‘Angels Unawares’ A devotional service when we take time to recognize God’s love and care for us.

Film ‘Hidden Figures’ based on a true story.

Wednesday 7th March 2018  The Showroom Cinema Sheffield, Paternoster Row  10.30am – 12.30pm

‘Meet the Women you don’t know behind the mission you do.’

Cost £5. Tickets  from pdflavell@aol.com

Annual General Meeting.

Wednesday 21st March 2018 Unitarian Church Norfolk Street, S1 2JD 11am -1pm

Retreat Day with Kirstin Markay and Helen Leah

Wednesday 11th April 2018 The Peveril Centre Castleton, S33 8WP, 10.30am – 4pm

£19 to include coffee, lunch and tea. Contact: georgeandelaine@gilcrux.eclipse.co.uk

Retreat Day with Kirstin Markay and Helen Leah

Thursday 12th April 2018 Sprotbrough Methodist Church, DN5 7LN, 10.30am – 4pm

£19 to include coffee, lunch and tea.Contact: mecrompton@f2s.com

District Day with Connexional President Sandra Goodwin

Tuesday June 26th 2018 Mosborough Methodist Church S20 5BT 11am – 3pm

Light lunch provided.

Coach Trip from the Interchange Pond Street

Tuesday 10th July 2018  Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum of Primitive Methodism. CW2 5QW

Beautiful Georgian Chapel and Primitive Methodist Museum which tells the story of this working class 19th century movement which transformed peoples’ lives with its message of ‘Freedom, Equality and Fraternity.’

Coach Trip Cost £18 with cream tea. Contact: georgeandelaine@gilcrux.eclipse.co.uk

Learning Opportunities

To Be a Pilgrim

As part of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential theme for 2017/18, a conference with the title ‘To Be a Pilgrim’ will take place at Cliff College from Friday evening 6th April through to Sunday lunch 8th April.

The programme offers a choice of variety of different topics and activities, with Rev Michaela Youngson, President-designate, as the keynote speaker.

Bookings can be done through the website at http://www.methodist.org.uk/our-work/learning/discipleship/journeying-with-others/pilgrimage/pilgrimage-events/to-be-a-pilgrim-conference/. The conference fee includes high quality accommodation at reasonable prices.

Job Vacancies

Lay Pastor

The Doncaster Methodist Circuit requires a part time (20 hours per week) lay pastor to serve in up to four of its churches.

The appointment is for 18 months commencing 1st March 2018 until 31st August 2019 enabling a presbyter to be appointed through the stationing process.  The salary will be dependent on qualifications and relevant experience and is expected to be £9893. pa (with pension provision) if housing required, or £11748 with housing allowance included.

The main focus of the appointment will be:

  1. To provide Preaching and Pastoral oversight as part of the Circuit Ministry Team
  2. To work with up to 4 village churches in the circuit but elsewhere as opportunity arises
  3. To preach two Sundays per month on the Circuit plan in accordance with the discipline of the Methodist Church or other accredited church body.
  4. To work alongside the Ministry Team and membership of the church to help to deliver pastoral care to the membership and to those on the community roll.
  5. To provide a regular pastoral presence to build on any contacts made with the community

The successful candidate will need to be subject to the discipline of the Methodist Church. The appointment is subject to satisfactory references and a satisfactory DBS disclosure.

Full details from :- Circuit Steward @ 19 Bolton Hill Road, Bessacarr, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN4 6QD.   Tel. No. 01302 536233 e-mail lionelderry@gmail.com

Closing date for completed applications:-  14th February 2018

Interview date:-  22 February 2018

PA to the Chief Executive Office

We have a unique opportunity for someone to work as Personal Assistant (PA) to our busy, passionate and inspiring Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive.

As leaders of a large Christian charity, the CEO requires a highly competent and professional PA to support the work of our senior leaders. In this role, you will manage two busy diaries, organise and coordinate meetings and events that sit within the CEO responsibilities and support senior leaders, including the Board of Trustees, with key administration duties.

This role suits someone who:

  • Has experience of an executive administration role;
  • Is flexible in their work, able to take on any task given them;
  • Respects confidentiality;
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills

Visit www.churcharmy.org for more information and to apply.

The closing date for this vacancy is Friday 9th February 2018.

Interviews will be held on 20th February 2018.