News

New District Communications Officer

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


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.


District News – 10 September 2019

Final reminder about Saturday’s Radical Hospitality event
Copyright Licence holders – Calamus is now with One License. If you project or print the words to any hymn or song, make sure you are covered for copyright!
A Home Communion Set is looking for a new home

Plus events, job vacancies and much more …

Anyone seen this lion? Hendo was last spotted in the Crosspool area of Sheffield, but we suspect he may have travelled a bit further than that!


District News – 3 September 2019

Information on the Autumn Synod & Mission Forum
Regional Retreat for ministers and Lay employees
Advance notice for week of Prayer for Christian Unity

and much more ….

September – the start of the new Methodist Year. What are your plans for the future?


District News – 14 August 2019

A reminder that the office will be closed next week.
Sad news on the death of the former Chair of Leeds District,
Grants for Christian Books – CLC will be happy to help
Details of GDPR training
and much more …

Have you nominated anyone for the Church Volunteer Award yet?


District News – 6 August 2019

60 years of outreach in Stocksbridge
The office will be close in the last 2 weeks of August
Events to look forward to in the new connexional year
and much more…

Revd Frank Okai-Sam preaching his last sermon at Sprotbrough


District News – 30 July 2019

Be Kinder – a self-led walking trail marking the Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout. There is an art installation, well worth visiting, at Edale Chapel – where you can also see their plans for their future.
A reminder about the Learning Network, who can offer training and development opportunities to churches and circuits
and more …

The Kinder lightboxes at Edale


District News – 23 July 2019

Some of the young people enjoying the social side of washing up – as part of the Young Leaders weekend.


District News – 16 July 2019

Download a copy of the Conference Business Digest for an overview of what happened at this year’s Conference
Book your place at the Radical Hospitality forum – this will follow on from the District Synod which is also on the same day.

The latest member of the District Office – but what shall they be called?


District News – 9 July 2019

How to be more “Fair Trade” in your home/church/circuit
More events for Susannah Wesley’s 350 birthday at Epworth
A conference on aging
and much more …

It was good being part of the worship at Conference on Sunday, when the Ordinands were welcomed into full connexion!


District News – 18 June 2019

A reminder that there will be no mailings for the next 2 weeks as the office will be closed.
An opportunity to find out more about Fairtrade on 1 July
Cliff College Summer School – and new Short Courses on Holy Habits
What’s happening at Whilow Spirituality Centre
A reminder that there will be no mailings for the next 2 weeks as the office will be closed.
An opportunity to find out more about Fairtrade on 1 July
Cliff College Summer School – and new Short Courses on Holy Habits
What’s happening at Whirlow Spirituality Centre
and much more …and much more …

A packed church for the District Celebration Service


District News – 11 June 2019

A reminder about this Sunday’s District Celebration Service
The District Fairtrade group are looking for ways to make Sheffield District even fairer!
Report from the Methodist World Missions conference
and much more…

It is always sad when a church decides to cease to meet, but Grenoside Chapel’s final service was a very uplifting event!


District News – 4 June 2019

Epworth Old Rectory – well worth visiting!
BIAPT Conference, 25 years since it was founded
Church Action on Poverty news
and much more

The Garden Well installation at Epworth


District News – 29 May 2019

Church Action on Poverty AGM – 20 June
Understanding Islam: First Steps – an introductory day with Chris Hewer
AllChurches Trust have launched a new grants programme
and more ….

The young people deep in discussion on Sunday afternoon at DYFerence@Festival


District News – 21 May 2019

A reminder of when the office will be closed over the next month – holidays and Conference!
A report on the recent Mission Focus day in Doncaster Circuit
Events in the District and beyond
And much more! …

A skype interview connecting Argentina with Donaster!


District News – 14 May 2019

Update on the Marriage & Relationships conversations being held across the circuits.
MHA Sunday – resources for you to use
Fund for Human Need have resources for use during Refugee Week
Plus much more …

New wall art in the office to celebrate passing the Certificate in Administrative Ministry


District News – 7 May 2019

Reminders about office opening hours
Advance notice for the Regional Retreat in November
Events in our District and a bit further afield
Lots of learning opportunities at Cliff College
And much more …

one of the many Big Breakfasts taking place for Christian Aid this month!


District News – 30 April 2019

More ideas for Thy Kingdom Come 9 days of prayer!
Springs Dance Company are looking for venues for their Christmas show “Journey of the Magi”
Whitwell have some wooden chairs to give away to a good home
Plus events, learning opportunities, job vacancies and more …

Wickersley Methodist Church’s monthly coffee morning


District News – 24 April 2019

Some dates when the District Office will be closed
Details of Dr Jan Eldred’s Radio 4 Appeal for Habitat for Humanity, first broadcast on Easter Sunday
Events including the Festival of Debate and the return of Deep Talk to Whirlow
and much more ….

some of the transformed crosses from across the District


District News – 16 April 2019

More information on the District Celebration Service
Thy Kingdom Come resources available
Events, including Cliff College Festival (and DYFerence @ Festival)
plus much more

Peak Circuit celebrating Palm Sunday (and no, he isn’t actually riding the donkey!)


Learning & Development News Bulletin – March 2019

Spring is definitely in the air and we hope that many of your thoughts turn to polishing up existing work and developing new initiatives; that’s where learning and development can help! We want to remind you of the numerous opportunities available to you in the Sheffield District – and beyond – as well as the […]