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District News – 14 June 2022

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This Week's News

Ordinand's Testimony

It was a pleasure to be part of the congregation at Central Methodist Church, Chesterfield on Sunday. Revd Mark Carrick gave his testimony about his faith journey as one of the last steps as a probationer presbyter. The service was live-streamed and you can watch again here:
We look forward to welcoming him into full connection at his ordination at the Methodist Conference in Telford in a couple of weeks.

Urban Theology Union

Please join the Urban Theology Union on Monday, 20 June 2022 at 2 p.m. for our second of three forums on "City Wires and Networks: How Christians Navigate Them" with Rev Julian Sullivan and Rev Dr Rob Hoch, moderator, on the topic of ministry and urban networks.
In these forums, Rev. Julian Sullivan, a pastor for many years in Sheffield, will engage in conversation with leaders in non-ministerial contexts, including in policing, health, and city government.
Our second session will feature guest speakers in the area of public health from two kindred cities, including the Director of Public Health for Doncaster, Dr. Rupert Suckling and epidemiologist Alexander Pyan, for the Maryland Department of Health in Baltimore.

District Officers News

Family Fun Day

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:

Victoria Loveday – Children and Youth co-ordinator


Whirlow Spirituality Centre

Simple Quiet Day – Tuesday June 21st 9.45 – 3.30 – £10

These days, every third Tuesday, are intended to provide you with the space to "be"; to relax, reflect and pray and so to renew your spiritual resources.
The day begins with a optional service of Reflective Communion at 9.45am, which is open to anyone, and closes at approximately 3.30 pm.
Book by clicking here or go onto the website

Positively Rural: How Green Spaces promotes Wellbeing

Thursday 14 July from 1pm

Following on from the previous sessions considering mental health, wellbeing and rural life we will be hearing from Dr Jenny Mercer and Dr Debbie Clayton from Cardiff Met University. Jenny and Debbie have a wealth of experience on the rural environment and its effects on health. They are currently part of a team evaluating an EcoTherapy project for Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust.
They will be joined by Lyndsay, a research student who has just completed her doctorate looking at bees as an intervention for those in recovery.
It is hoped that this session will prompt us to think about the resources we have available, whether it be a small hanging basket, a church garden, a graveyard, or an allotment, that could be used to promote Wellbeing in our communities.
You can register here:

Proms Fundraiser Event

for Victoria Hall Methodist Church Main Hall Renovations

16 July at 12:00 noon
This special event will be a fantastic way to bring the whole family together for a fun afternoon, and a great opportunity for young listeners to learn about all the instruments and different sounds of the orchestra.
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.
Featuring the whole orchestra, audience members will have the opportunity to march, clap, rattle, whistle, and may even have a chance to conduct the entire orchestra!
Ideal for families and children aged 0-8 (babes in arms free)
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.
Refreshments will be available.
The Victoria Hall is wheelchair accessible and there will also be a place to store buggies/wheelchairs.
Buy tickets online at or from the reception at Victoria Hall, entrance on Chapel Walk.
Ring 0114 272 1749 for more details
Tickets in Advance: Under 12 £2, Under 18 £5, Concession £8, General Admission £10

Job Vacancies

Children and Families Worker

Rotherham & Dearne Valley Circuit

Hours: 18 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term for 3 years
Rate of pay: £12.50/hour
Location: Based from Central Methodist Church, Aston.

See the advert for more details

Other News

Action for Children

Worship material for Action for Children Sunday is now available to download from our website: along with the latest fundraising newsletter and bookmark template.
Action for Children Sunday is on the second Sunday in July – 10th July this year, but you can mark it on any Sunday you choose. The theme is 'There's a star in every child'. We hope you enjoy learning about what is driving our campaign to help the stars of children shine.
Please join us on UCB radio 1's 'Hour of Prayer' to pray for Action for Children's work and children from 27th June to 1st July between 12 and 1pm each day. Join here: 

Get In Touch
0114 270 9990 / 0114 430 0255

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

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