District Grant Helps Dementia Sufferers in Worksop

February 2020 One women’s quest to support Dementia sufferers has turned into an event she could only ever have dreamed off. Jean Roberts of Worksop launched an “Afternoon of Song” at The Crossing Centre in the town where people with Dementia, their families, friends and carers can meet and enjoy an afternoon of singing. She […]

District News – 5 February 2020

Office news – some slight technical issues
DYFerence will be at Cliff Festival again
More resources to help consider the God in Love Unites Us conversations, including how to book onto the District events
and much more…

Last year’s Palm Sunday in the Peak Circuit – what are your churches planning this year?

District News – 28 January 2020

Fair Trade Fortnight – 24 February – 8 March – resources available!
Quiet Days at Whirlow Spirituality Centre
FreeDome Festival comes to Sheffield
Plus more ….

always good to celebrate good news – a new Local Preacher being welcomed into the Sheffield Circuit

District News – 21 January 2020

Sad news from 35 Chapel Walk
plus Events, Training & Learning Opportunities, Job Vacancies and more…

God in Love Unites Us – have you held a conversation yet in your church?

District News – 14 January 2020

Details about the District Wide facilitated conversations on the “God in Love Unites Us” report.
All We Can have resource for Lent, looking at Climate Change
Church Action On Poverty Sunday – 23 February
Plus Events, Job Vacancies, Learning Opportunities and much more…


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Mission Development Support – a regular update on funding opportunities and other practical matters underpinning the mission and ministries of our churches and circuits.
Job Vacancies – Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities which have also been advertised in the Weekly Mailing.

District News – 7 January 2020

Welcome to 2020!
Details of Safeguarding arrangements until we appoint a new DSO
Lay Workers Networking Day
Other events over the next few weeks,
Plus Training & Learning opportunities and Job Vacancies

The Covenant Prayer – renewing our calling

District News – 17 December 2019

The last newsletter before the office closes for Christmas. Wishing you all a peaceful Christmas!

Sparrowpit in the Peak Circuit, with their Christingles

District News – 10 December 2019

Freedom Community Project Christmas Appeal
An initiative from NatWest to help prevent scams (other banks may also be doing similar work
MWIB are seeking the next President/Vice President
and much more…

keep following the star to find out what else is happening around our District!

District News – 3 December 2019

Christmas events, including when the District Office will be closed
Job Vacancies
Training, learning and development
And much more …

Don’t forget to “Follow the star” on facebook!

District News – 27 November 2019

Details of the Freedom Community Project Christmas Appeal
Advance notice of Springs Dance Company’s next presentation – The Green Project
Plus Events across the District; Learning, Development and Training Opportunties, Job vacancies and much more…

District News – 19 November 2019

Information on giving to the Emergency Flood Appeals in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire
All We Can Christmas resources
Events celebrating Christmas – including interactive walks and shows
Plus much more …

Flooding – Emergency Appeals

A prayer for those affected by the flooding, and where you can give to offer financial support in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire

District News – 12 November 2019

Methodist Women in Britain news
Living Wage has been updated to £9.30/hour.
Events across the District
Training and Learning opportunities for all

District News – 5 November 2019

Dates for the District Conversations on Marriage & Relationships
Advance notice of material for Week of Prayer for Christian unity
Upcoming events and training/learning opportunities
Job vacancies
and more…

District News – 29 October 2019

Christine Odell (Sheasby) has her Local Arrangement services published online on the Methodist Church website.
MHA Christmas appeals – Christmas Friendship & Yuletide Yodel
Events across the District
and much more …

District News – 22 October 2019

Know anyone who might be a Methodist Youth Rep?
Advance notice for proposed training on GDPR
Events and learning opportunities
and much more….

Bakewell Agricultural Centre’s annual Harvest Service

District News – 15 October 2019

Revd Dr Inderjit Bhogal is awarded the WCM Peace Award
Surplus Crockery looking for a new home
Invite to visit the local Mosque during Interfaith Week 2019
and more …

New District Communications Officer

We are delighted to introduce Samantha Roberts as our new District Communications Officer.

District News – 8 October 2019

Notice of when the office will be closed
Mental Health Awareness Day
FairTrade is 25!
and more….

Boston Spa, the venue of next year’s BibleMonth training

District News – 2 October 2019

35 Chapel Walk exhibitions
Grants for books and a new CLC partnership scheme you can sign up for
Details of Advent Offering 2019
and much more …

District News – 25 September 2019

Sad news – we have learnt of the death of Revd Dr John Simmonds
Cliff College are holding more Church Leader’s Networking meetings
GDPR – updates will follow shortly
and more…

The Keep Fishing Fund is available for small grants to help with missional activities

District News – 17 September 2019

This Week’s News Synod & Radical Hospitality Over 200 people joined us at this year’s Synod in Doncaster to discuss and share stories of Radical Hospitality. On Saturday 14th September Doncaster Methodist Church played host to church members from all over the District and for the first time a speed sharing event was arranged to […]

Keep Fishing!

We all know that we must keep innovating and learning if our churches are to continue to welcome new people and be truly open to the ever-changing communities around us. But we sometimes need some help, advice or encouragement to get started.