News

New District Safeguarding Officer

The new District Safeguarding Officer for Sheffield, Vicki Bennetts, introduces herself below: “I am very pleased to have started working as a DSO for the Sheffield District, taking over from Grahame Snelling, who has moved into the same job, but in London. “I hope that over the next few weeks and months I will meet […]


District News – 1 November 2017

A reminder about the new Learning & Develpment grants
Exciting developments at Wesley Hall, Crookes
More on the One Mission Forum, including a request for prayer for our mission partners Steve & Loraine Emery-Wright in South Korea
Events including St Andrew’s Music Festival in Sheffield
and much more …

Queuing for the Drop In at Wesley Hall, Crookes


District News – 24 October 2017

More information on the visit to the District by the President & Vice President of Conference
All We Can launch their christmas resources
Sell your art at 35 Chapel Walk,
Job vacancies
and news from other organisations ….

Revd Ashely Cooper enjoying his welcome service/induction as Principal to Cliff College


President & Vice President’s visit to the District

We are delighted to welcome Revd Loraine Mellow (President) and Mrs Jill Baker (Vice President) to our District.

Revd Gill Newton (Sheffield District Chair), Mrs Jill Baker, Revd Loraine Mellor and Revd Mick Neal (Superintendent, Barnsley Circuit) at the end of the evening to launch Barnsley Circuit’s “Year of Invitation”


District News – 17 October

Congratulations to St John’s Church Swinton for reaching the final of the Methodist Insurance Church Community Award
Details of the President and Vice President’s visit to the District
Report on One Mission Forum 2017
Grants for youth and children’s work
and much more …

St John’s Church – a welcoming, flexible space for the community


District News – 11 October 2017

President of Conference, Revd Loraine Mellor and Vice-president, Jill Baker are visiting the district
Exciting events across the district
Job vacancies and much more…

the harvest collect at Strorrs Road, Chesterfield


District News – 4 October 2017

Vocal Workshop with One Sound
Volunteers needed for 3Generate
Events, concerts and pilgrimages
Learning opportunities
News from other groups and organisations
and much more…

Autumn – a time for harvest


District News – 26 September 2017

Welcome Service for the new Principal of Cliff College – Revd Ashley Cooper
Sheffield is hosting an Eco Church Conference
Celebrate the musical legacy of Martin Luther at Retford
A host of training and learning opportunities
and more ….

Harvest – a time to celebrate God’s bounty, to give thanks for what we have and to share with those who have less than us


District News – 19 September 2017

Details about a new series of painting by Ric Stott with poems by Ian Adams
Sheffield Circuit have a Youth & Children’s Project initiative
Methodist Women in Britain, Sheffield District, are supporting the work of the Salvation Army,
plus much more …

Oasis Cafe at Carterknowle Methodist Church celebrating 25 years of service


District News – 12 September 2017

New Learning & Development Grants
District Induction Day – 21 September
Harvest services and resources
Job vacancies
and much more…
Synod at Cliff College – thanks to all who came and engaged!


District News – 5 September 2017

Information on the Council of Christians and Jews
Advance notice on the annual Church Action on Poverty pilgrimage
A men’s event at Sheffield United FC
Events at Whirlow
plus much more …

a knitted Noah and his ark, courtesy of Wisewood Methodist Church


District News – 31 August 2017

A reminder about responding to the Synod mailing
Events across the District including an African Afternoon, a celebration of weddings and Sound of the Spirit
Safeguarding training, Mental Health Awareness, Retreats and much more learning opportunities
and much more…

Peak Park, the circuit hosting the autumn Synod, looking glorious


District News – 18 August 2017

A reminder about the synod mailing and office closure
What is happening at Whirlow in September
Exciting conferences coming up
and much more ….

Messy Church in Chesterfield Circuit


District News – 9 August 2017

The office will be closed from 22 – 30 August for staff holidays
Synod papers will be sent out next week
Call for expression of Interest in the role of District Leadership Team Secretary

and much more …


District News – 1 August 2017

Download an “Own Arrangement” service for Autumn which can be tailored for your own church circumstances
Art events in Stocksbridge
Iona Community retreats for the autumn
plus news from outside organisations …

Worship at Cliff College where this week there are 70 participants on site at a Summer School.


District News – 25 July 2017

A thank you letter from Grahame Snelling
3Generate Manifesto – challenge to the church
Job vacancies – OPP at Cliff College
Pioneer Ministry courses and gatherings

and more …

Wisewood Methodist Church have a regularly updated prayer space in their foyer


District News – 18 July 2017

Update on City of Sanctuary’s new project “The Welcome Centre”
Saying goodbye to Ministers & lay staff
Advance notice of training events, including looking beyond Re-imagine

and much more …

The District held a small farewell party for Grahame Snelling on Monday night


District News – 11 July 2017

Contributions still wanted for the District Prayer Handbook
Family Fun event with Paul Cookson at Carterknowle
Palm Court Trio at Barrow Hill
Forthcoming exhibition”Good Grief” at 35 Chapel Walk
Events at Whirlow

and much more …

The team of Barnsleybuilders are all ready to leave for Macedonia with Habitat_for_humanity


District News – 4 July 2017

Notice about a petition against Sainsbury’s ditching the Fairtrade mark
The Girls’ Birgade in Stocksbrige goes from strength to strength
A musical Youth Service being planning in August
and much more …

Relaxing over coffee at Conference with 2 new ordinands


District News – 23 June 2017

A reminder that the office will be closed most of next week whilst we are at the Methodist Conference.
Exciting opportunity for young people aged 16-23 to work on a project to enhance the life & mission of their church – One Opportunity Programme
Pioneering Ministry conference in Oxford
and much more ….

The Methodist Conference, meeting in Birmingham this week.


District News – 14 June 2017

Office closure dates for the next few weeks (16-22 & 27-29 June)
Days out in the Peak
3Generate – let us know if you are going, we can help with transport!
Word Mission Conference report

and much more…

ASSIST Sheffield, based in The Foundry (Victoria Hall Methodist Church. There’s always a variety of opportunities to volunteer with them.


District News – 6 June 2017

Call to prayer on Thursday
New CFB Scholarship announced
Events across the district
Sign up for Mission Shaped Ministry – and much more…

John Wesley’s advice for voters – still very applicable!


District News – 31 May 2017

Just under 20 young people from across the District had a great time at this year’s Cliff College Festival, as part of the DYFerence group.
We were sad to learn the death of Mrs Grace Vincent, there will be a service of Thanksgiving on Saturday 3 June
We have received a moving tribute to Dr Mary Jefferson from her friend in Sierra Leone
Grants available for Godly Play
and much more ….

DYFerence enjoying lunch at Festival!


District News – 23 May 2107

Prayer for the people of Manchester Merciful God, we pray for all those involved in the horrific events in the city of Manchester last night. We pray for those who have died and for their grieving relatives and friends; for those who are injured and receiving the care of medical staff; for those who wait […]