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A Pastoral Message – Sunday 17th May

Dear friends During this last week we have received the news of the gradual easing of the lockdown.  We’ve been given a road map by the government and the professional advisers that sets out for us the best case scenarios in terms of our direction of travel with some checkpoints along the way.  We recognise […]


A Methodist Way of Life

A Methodist Way of Life, is a way of life that builds on Our Calling through inviting people, and if possible groups, to engage in what I regard to be life-giving and thought-provoking commitments and accountability questions, each desiring individuals to deepen their relationship with God and others.


District News – 12 May 2020

A reflection for Aldersgate Sunday
The challenge to focus on God’s voice
Cliff College update
and much more …

how are we keeping connected?


A Pastoral Message – 10th May

Dear friends I imagine that many of you, like me, have been making sure that you get your daily exercise and so you may well have been out walking, running or taking the dog for a walk and perhaps combining your walk with a need to visit the post box or the pharmacy or the […]


Weekly prayer from Revd Gill Newton

Loving God, in these days when life is so uncertain and we do not know what the future holds, we look to you for you are the way. In these days when we experience information overload and we are not sure who to believe or trust, we look to you for you are the truth. […]


VE Day 75th Anniversary

Millions of people rejoiced in the news that Germany had surrendered, relieved that the intense strain of total war was finally over. In towns and cities across the world, people marked the victory with street parties, dancing and singing.
But it was not the end of the conflict, nor was it an end to the impact the war had on people. The war against Japan did not end until August 1945, and the political, social and economic repercussions of the Second World War were felt long after Germany and Japan surrendered.


Leading Worship Online – Updated

Opportunities to share in worship online with other local Methodists are now being provided by all of our circuits. Details of these can be found on our main coronavirus page. This page is for those involved in leading worship online, bringing together guidance and questions to help you develop what is best for your context.


District News – 5 May 2020

Sad news as we learnt of the death of Marion.
Exciting stories of clay people and journeys of faith
Details of on-line learning opportunities
and much more..

Clay people setting out on their journey


A Pastoral Message – Sunday 3rd May

As the weeks of the “lockdown” unfold, I wonder what it is that you are missing most of all?


District News – 29 April 2020

Successful Zoom gatherings across the Region
Latest news on Lay Employment support
A reminder about the District Benevolent Fund
and more …

part of the Zoom presentation led by Rob Cooper


A Pastoral Message – Sunday 26th April

As I have been reflecting on the unexpected journey that we have all been on so far in this year, I have been recalling how, many of us had been moving towards the year 2020 with a great sense of anticipation that it would be a wonderful year of hope and vision. Many churches had established plans under headings such as “2020 Vision” or something similar and some individuals had developed personal plans for their own spiritual development through this year. We had great ideas about what we might be able to achieve and in many cases, a real sense of being led by God into those plans.


A Prayer from Revd Gill Newton, Chair of Sheffield District

Revd Gill Newton writes a prayer of hope and encouragement for these uncertain times.

The entrance to the physic garden at Epworth Old Rectory


District News – 21 April 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with all who have lost loved ones from their church, family or community.
As we journey from Easter to Pentecost, we are sharing people’s stories of their own journey of faith.
Details on on-line gatherings
And much more …

Church, but not as we knew it!|


Easter Giving 2020

The District has made it possible to donate to our District benevolent fund. In this way you could help the District to support individuals, projects, churches or partner organisations that are struggling in these times.


A Pastoral Message – Sunday 19th April

So, what’s the story I wonder? One week after Easter, what has the good news of the resurrection been for us or done for us? What difference has our knowledge of the empty tomb made to our lives over the last week?


District News – 14 April 2020

Latest news from across the District, inlcuding stories of how Easter has been celebrated in the Peak Circuit
and more…


The Easter Cross which Brought A Peak Circuit Community Together

Revd Fran Johnson from the Peak Circuit explains how an Easter Cross brought the village of Rowsley together.


Easter Sunday Hears Singing in the Streets in the Peak Circuit

Revd Fran Johnson explains how the village of Litton in the Peak Circuit were singing in the streets on Easter Sunday.


Our Journey from Easter to Pentecost

We are inviting you to join us on our journey from Easter to Pentecost. We are going to be sharing testimonies, reflections and stories of how the Holy Spirit is working during the Coronavirus Pandemic.


Pastoral Message – Sunday 12th April 2020

As I write to you today, I am wondering how you have experienced the journey through Holy Week and how you are feeling as you arrive at Easter Day? The experience will undoubtedly have been very unusual and possibly unlike anything that you have known before.


District News – 7 April 2020

Do share your “good news” stories with Sam, our communications officer, so that we can spread some cheer in these difficult times.
Our thoughts and prayers for all who have lost loved ones.
Events going ahead – but in the virtual world!
and more…

the advantages of the church music group belong to the same family – part of Carterknowle’s Palm Sunday service (available on YouTube)


A Pastoral Message from Revd Gill Newton – Sunday 5th April

As I write to you today, we find ourselves on the edge of Holy Week, poised to share in the journey of Christ to the cross. But, of course, this year, we find ourselves sharing in this experience in a very different way. All our usual patterns and practices of journeying together through Lent and Holy Week have been stripped from us as a result of the need for social distancing and isolation.


Worksop says “Thank You” to the NHS

This week, The Crossing Centre, Worksop was used for a vital blood donor session.


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