News

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 […]


District News – 16 May 2017

Sundays in the Peak District and a venue for away days and retreats
Office to let in Walkely
Contact to explore inter-faith Relations
events across the District including Deep Down – a celebration of life in a South yorkshire mining community,
and much more …

Labyrinth set out ready for Cliff College Festival


District News – 9 May

Funeral details for Dr Mary Jefferson
Church Action on Poverty report
All We Can Harvest appeal
12 Hours of Prayer and a Pentecost Street Party in Sheffield City Centre
Mission & Heritage in Retford
Luther 500 – the Musical Legacy
and much more….

The tents are going up at Cliff ready for Festival!


District News – 2 May 2017

Sad news on the death of Dr Mary Jefferson.
The 3 Chair Challenge – Worship and Preaching led by the Chairs of Notts & Derby, Leeds and Sheffield
Mission Shaped Ministry – taster session on 27 June
plus much more ..

Talbot Lane Methodist Church – fundraising for substantial repairs needed to ensure their amazing outreach to the vulnerable and homesless in Rotherham continues


District News – 25 April

A Community Memorial Service in Stocksbridge
Venues for hire – Thorpe Hesley
May events and more at Whirlow Spirituality Centre
A variety of job vacancies
and a plethora of leaning opportunities …


District News – 19 April

Wanted – a pool table and projector equipment
Open day at MHA Fairthorne
Music for the Spirit – events at Whirlow Spirituality Centre
plus much more …

Easter Joy! – one of the many decorated crosses from around the District


District News – 11 April

If you haven’t read the 40 Voices yet, now is your chance – find out the varied ways people in the Yorkshire Plus region pray.
Cliff College are holding an open day on 25 April
Updates from Peak Filling Station
A children’s Art competition at Epwroth Old Rectory
and much more ….

Palm Sunday procession in Sheffield City Centre


District News – 4 April 2017

Booking forms for DYFerence 2017 at Cliff College Festival
A report on the recent Safeguarding event
New resources from Methodist Homes (MHA)
Future events and training & learning opportunities, including a puppet workshop day
plus much more ….

the quote for this year’s Synod – made into a bookmark and given away with a small bar of Divine chocolate!


District News – 29 March

Fund raising for PXI, Sheffield and Sheffield Assist
South Yorkshire Police are relaunching their Christian Police Association
Invite to see the work of 35 Chapel Walk
A variety of training and learning opportunities,
and much more!

Revd Louise Grosberg (Sheffield Circuit) who is going to walk the Camino Way as part of her sabbatical. You can support her and the work of Assist via her Just Giving page


District News – 21 March

Advance notice of Sheffield District MWiB events
Bruce Springsteen – The Gospel Connnection?
Events coming soon at Whirlow Spirituality Centre
Taizé Prayer at Sheffield Cathedral
plus job vacancies, learning opportunities and news from the wider communities.

A lent cross at Cantley What is happening in your church over Lent & Easter?


District News – 15 March

Fairtrade Fortnight marked with a coffee break at Zoobys Cafe in Sheffield
An invitation to see what goes on at 35 Chapel Walk
YMCA have another Learning Hub on the changing state of families
plus much more…

Some of the leaders and guests at eh Fair Trade Coffee break


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, […]


District News – 7 March

Holiness & Justice art exhibition at Whirlow Spirituality Centre
DYFerence at Cliff Festival
President & Vice-President of Conference visiting UTU
Bruce Spingsteen – The Gospel Connection at Emmanuel Church, Barnsley
plus events, traiing oppotunities, job vacancies and much more…

Ric Stott’s painting on the theme Holiness & Justice


District News – 28 February

Fairtrade Fortnight is here – what is happening in your church / circuit?
YMCA White Rose report on their work in Parson Cross
Peak Filling Station returned in February
Whirlow Spirituality Centre events
Plus much more …

Making pancakes at Wesley Hall, Sheffield


District News – 22 February

What’s on at Whirlow in March
A variety of new job vacancies
News from the connexion
and much more…

The bi-annual gathering for fellowship and food, at Hasland Methodist Church. Many thanks for the hospitality


District News – 15 Feb

Resources for Fair Trade Fortnight
Events across the District
Learning opportunities
and much more …


District News – 7 February

Resources for Lent and Fairtrade Fortnight
Concerts and other events across the District
Learning opportunities on a wide range of subjects

plus much more….

Wisewood Methodist Church showing where their light shines