News

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


District News – 1 February

Next Bishop of Sheffield announced
Details of Revd Robert Barker’s funeral
A variety of events coming up
Learning and training opportunities
and much more …

Snowdrops in Tissington – first signs of spring


District News – 24 January

Dates for your diaries, including the next Synods
A reminder about the Esther Collective, an exciting opportunity for all women aged 18-30
New Lent course from York Courses
Worship events from Art & Soul and Whirlow
and much more …

Birdwell Methodist Church, Barnsley Circuit


District News – 17 January

Support Assist by sponsoring Revd Louise Grosberg as she walks the Camino Way
All We Can have resources for Lent
The Esther Collective is coming to Sheffield
A Candle-lit vigil for Unity this Friday in Tudor Square, Sheffield
and much more….
35 Chapel Walk


District News – 10 January

Lots of learning opportunities coming up
Conferences for lay workers, ministers, and children and youth workers
News from other organisations
and more …


District News – 3 January 2017

Congratulations to Revd Jen Mullis on her OBE
UTU have a new name (and website!)
Learning opportunities with Connecting Disciples and the Esther Collective
Several job vacancies in Sheffield, Chesterfield and Peak circuits

and much more….


District News – 20 December

Thank you for sending in your news, events, job and volunteer opportunities, and training and learning events over the last year. The next mailing will be on 3 January 2017, so we take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Christmas.

One of the many Christmas Tree festivals that have taken place this month. This photo is from Brightholmlee in the Sheffield Circuit


Statement on poverty matters

Statement on poverty matters from the Area Church Leaders in Covenant together through Churches Together in South Yorkshire (CTSY) Jesus said that the poor will always be with us (Matthew 26:11), but he didn’t add – so that’s all right then ! Our responsibility to people in poverty never goes away.  We are called to […]


District News – 14 December

Penultimate Newsletter before we close for Christmas.
Reminders about training courses
Exciting job vacancy in Sheffield
plus more…

Tree decorating going well at Wesley Hall, Crookes


District News – 7 December

Christmas events, Learning opportunities, Training events, and job vacancies across the District,
plus news from the Methodist Connexion….

Proudly displaying some of the 500 angels at knitted at Loundsley Green, Chesterfield Circuit