Faith & Justice

Methodists for World Mission Conference

Report on the Methodists for World Mission Conference held 2-4 June 2017 at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick By Anne E Dyer 5 June 2017 One Mission representative for Sheffield District You have your papers. You need to cross the border. You are not Syrian or Iraqi and so cannot get through Greece; you are […]


Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

Putting Fairtrade in your break Local church and faith leaders put Fairtrade in their morning coffee break at Zooby’s Cafe in the Sheffield Winter Garden on Thursday March 9th.  Invited by the Revd Gill Newton, Sheffield Methodist District Chair, they enjoyed Fairtrade coffee, tea, and snacks. Among the guests were local Christians leaders (including Methodists, […]


One Mission – Climate change

“The house! There’s two feet of water in it!” Some readers may remember from personal involvement the floods of Toll Bar (July 2007) the ramifications of which lasted over a year until restoration.  Just imagine if the sea came up every day, and high tide receded leaving mud and the garden saturated in salt-water… every […]


One Mission Forum 2016

Ann Dyer represented the Sheffield District at the October One Mission Forum. She had asked for stories about missional activities from churches and circuit across the District. Here are some of them.


One Mission Forum 2015

London, 3 Oct 2015: a report from Sheffield’s District Rep –Dr Anne E Dyer A FIRST for the FORUM for One Mission! A day in London at ‘The Wesley’- a hotel near Euston station was full of meeting other District reps and Connexional officers. Around fifty folk gathered to hear and discuss how we can […]


Faith Leaders – Response to the Refugee Crisis

The journey to safety for many refugees has triggered across Europe the largest mass movement of human beings in need since the Second World War. We, the leaders of the Faith communities in Sheffield, wish to add our voices, and the voices of the people we serve, to those of good will everywhere who seek to provide compassion and practical help to those most affected by this situation. We urge people of faith, and none, to come together to show the best of the City of Sheffield’s proud heritage of care for those who have faced persecution and loss.
more…


Sheffield Anglicans and Methodists enter “Partnership” Agreement

On Thursday, 18 June 2015, the Bishop of Sheffield, the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, and the Chair of the Sheffield Methodist District, the Revd Gill Newton, signed a statement of intent recognising their “common call to mission” across Sheffield.

Revd Gill Newton, Chair of Sheffield District, and the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, Bishop of Sheffield, signing the statement


Fairtrade Fortnight Fun

The Sheffield Winter Garden hosted an unusual fun event celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight when artist Naomi Gordon worked with pupils from St Thomas of Canterbury School, a local Catholic Voluntary Academy, to create various installations from recycled Fairtrade packaging.


Charlie Hebdo Public Remembrance Event

Sunday 11 January – 3pm – Barkers Pool, Sheffield
On Sunday 11 January 2015, at 3pm, at Barker’s Pool, Sheffield City Centre, a service of commemoration, remembrance and solidarity for those killed in the recent atrocities in Paris will be held. The event will be reflecting on the lives of those killed and injured, and celebrating their work, as well as the ideals that they lived and died for.


A ‘new’ version of Matthew chapter 25: verses 31-46

The following paraphrase of Matthew 25 was first found at a Conference. It can be found on the MHA website under the MHA Sunday resources
It is a (dangerous and subversive?) mixture of the original text and (in italics) a modern day interpretive paraphrase of the relevant verses…………


The Great Fairtrade Bake Off

The Sheffield Winter Gardens recently hosted a baking competition with a difference – The Great Fairtrade Bake Off. On Monday March 3rd, during Fairtrade Fortnight, keen bakers of all ages brought along cakes, brownies, biscuits and buns which they had cooked from favourite recipes using as many Fairtrade ingredients as possible.


Monthly Meditation/Prayer, Lunch & Seminar sessions

Burngreave Ashram hold monthly Meditation/Prayer sessions at the Multifaith Chapel and Library on 86 Spital Hill, Sheffield S4 7LG. These are held every first Monday of the month.


Fairgrounds

The fair trade shop in Sheffield providing a range of gifts, jewellery, home-ware and food through ethical consumer choice.


Fairtrade Fortnight 2014

24 Feb to 9 March
What is your church doing this year?


Migration: Facts and Fictions

A seminar for policy and practice – Sheffield Hallam University
11 February 2014, 2 – 4.45 pm

This half day seminar for elected members, policy makers and practitioners in South Yorkshire and beyond will focus on separating fact from fiction about migration.


Immigration Bill

There are many reasons why Christian people should be concerned about this legislation and the rhetoric that has surrounded recent press comments and political pronouncements. As a minimum, we need to hear an objective analysis of the issues from a position of faith.


Ecumenical Service for Poverty and Homelessness Week

Poverty & Homelessness Action Week has been running each year since 2008.
This year’s service will be at The Church of the Holy Family, 20 Eastern Drive S2 3WP on 26 January @ 2.30 pm
Standing alongside people in crisis


Ashram Community Houses

An Invitation The Ashram Community is an ecumenical radical Christian group which has four community houses and projects in Sheffield: New Roots – 347 Glossop Road Burngreave Ashram – 80-86 Spital Hill Community Houses – 77 and 79 Rock Street & 6 Andover Street We have vacancies in Spring 2014 in the Rock Street houses […]


Sheffield Foodbank Network

A couple of years ago, a few churches realised that they were involved with Foodbanks and started meeting to share ideas, have fellowship and to hold each other in prayer.


The Ashram Trust

The Ashram Community is a group of about fifty people, spread around Britain, who have joined together to support each other in discipleship to the radical Jesus today.


Fairtrade Fortnight 2013

Strictly Come Baking
The Sheffield Winter Gardens were host to a baking competition with a difference during Fairtrade Fortnight – Strictly Come Baking. Keen bakers brought along cakes, brownies, biscuits and buns which they had cooked from favourite recipes using as many Fairtrade ingredients as possible.


Church Action on Poverty

Church Action on Poverty is a national ecumenical Christian social justice charity, committed to tackling poverty in the UK.
End Hunger Fast – an invitation for as many people as possible to declare this fast in sympathy with the half a million who go hungry week to week


Fairtrade District

In 2012 Sheffield District became an official Fairtrade District with over half the churches in the District becoming “Fair Trade” churches.
However, we don’t want to stop there – ideally we would like 100% of the Methodist churches in our District to be Fairtrade.


Fairtrade Fortnight 2012

Vernon Marsh, along with other ecumenical leaders and various supporters, went on a Fairtrade “coffee crawl” around some of the shops in Sheffield City centre to launch Fairtrade fortnight 2012.