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District News – 12 July 2022

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This Week's News

Family Fun Day

16 July – Bakewell

Join us on our first family picnic gathering across the district.
We will meet at Bakewell Methodist Church at 10.30am for a short time together for family church with lots of fun, fellowship and activities. Then we'll head over to the park (across the road) for picnic and games – weather permitting.
All you need to do is bring a picnic with you and join in on all the fun.
To help us have a rough ideas of numbers, and ages, please register via this link:

We have been informed that the A619 from Baslow to Bakewell will be closed due to roadworks. The alternative route is the A623 from Baslow towards Calver, then take the B6001 to Hassop.
Please use the Long Stay car park as there is no parking at Bakewell Methodist Church.

City Wires and Networks Forum

Urban Theology Union

Due to circumstances beyond their control, UTU's City Wires and Networks forum with Lord David Blunkett, Council member Kristerfer Burnett and Reverend Zaidie Orr, arranged for Wednesday, 13 July 2022, has had to be postponed until the autumn.

Norma Lackenby's Funeral

A Service of Thanksgiving will take place at Gainsborough Methodist Church on Friday 22nd July 2022 at 12.30 pm

All We Can fundraiser

Last weekend Inderjit Bhogal and his son, Liamarjit, took part in the British 10km run in London, to raise funds for All We Can.
Full details, including how you can add your support, can be found here:

District Officers News

District Safeguarding Update.

The last session of How to Support Your Church Safeguarding Officer has been rescheduled for Thursday 28th July. The session will still last for 1 hour, starting at 7.00pm, via Zoom. If you have already registered you don't need to do anything. If you would like to register then please follow this link:

Advanced Safeguarding Training

If you need to attend Advanced Safeguarding Training please note that there are no more sessions available in this Connexional year. Registration for the last two session, taking place on Wednesday 20th July are now closed.
We are planning a whole range of session in the next Connexional year, which will include at least one full day, face to face, session in each circuit. Course details will be sent to each Circuit Superintendent, with a request that the information is shared with each church. I will also post links to the information in Septembers District newsletter.

Safeguarding Audits

All the annual Safeguarding Audits have now been sent out to churches. If your church has not received either part A (sent to Church Safeguarding Officers) or B (sent to Church Council members) then please email me directly and I will resend. If you have received an electronic version of the audit but would prefer a hard copy please let me know and I will arrange for one to be posted out to you.

As ever, if you have any questions or concerns please give me a call on 07483 362 735 or email me at
Many thanks
Alison Hill -District Safeguarding Officer


Proms Fundraiser Event

for Victoria Hall Methodist Church Main Hall Renovations

16 July at 12:00 noon
Join Sheffield's flagship amateur orchestra with conductor George Morton for a fun-filled, hour-long orchestral concert exploring some classical masterpieces and well-known proms favourites, including the Radetzky March, the March from the Dam Busters, and selections from Henry Wood's Fantasia from British Sea Songs.
This concert is a fundraising concert to support the upgrade of the seating at the Victoria Hall, this will enable the space to be used for multiple purposes by the community organisations and charities. All proceeds from the concert will be donated towards this cause.

Job Vacancies


Doncaster Methodist Circuit

The Circuit is seeking to appoint a full time Lay Pastor to provide pastoral support and care alongside the Circuit Ministry Team to 4 churches in the Circuit.

The salary will be £21686.16 plus £4066.80 Housing Allowance
The initial appointment will be for 1 year and may be extended subject to a Circuit staffing review in spring 2023.
This is a Circuit appointment and will be based in 4 churches in the Circuit to be determined following appointment.
Evening and weekend work will be required.

For further information or an application pack,please email: or by telephone, please call the Circuit Administrator, Barry Parker 01302850370 and leave your contact details

Closing date for applications: 14th July 2022
Interview date: 18th July 2022

There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) for the post holder to be an active member of a Christian Church.

Get In Touch
0114 270 9990 / 0114 430 0255

Sheffield District Office
Room 47, Victoria Hall Methodist Church
Norfolk Street
S1 2JB

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