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District News – 15 February 2022

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Your Thoughts Matter – Communications

Thank you to everyone who has already shared their thoughts on using social media, our District newsletters & website.
The short survey we've created only takes a few minutes to fill in and what you say does really matter and will help to shape our communications in the future.
We'll be closing the survey on Monday 21st February.

2022 Safeguarding Conference

For those of you who were unable to attend the Regional Safeguarding Conference – or those who want to listen again – you can now do so here:

Line Managers and Lay Employees

Andrew Crawford (the HR Officer) is arranging a drop-in clinic for for Line Managers of Lay Workers on Wednesday 2 March from 12 noon until 7pm.A chance to have a confidential discussion with him about anything related to employment issues you may be having.This will be held on Zoom. You will need to register for a specific time slot via EventBrite:

A similar session but for Lay Employees has been set up on Wednesday 9 March at the same times. The link to register for that is :

World Methodist Peace Award

There will be a service of commendation and celebration for Reverend Dr. Inderjit Bhogal as he receives the Council's prestigious Peace Award. The ceremony will be held at Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JB, on Friday 18th March, 2022 at 17.00.
Refreshments will be provided following the ceremony.

Dr. Bhogal is receiving this award for his tireless work and effort in support of peacemaking through challenging war and violence. He has championed the rights of refugees working alongside multi-ethnic and inter-religious communities. One of his major achievements is the establishment of the Cities of Sanctuary network and movement which took root in his own city of Sheffield, and has now been taken up by many towns, cities and institutions.
It is with great pleasure after two years of disruption from the global pandemic that this award can formally be presented to Dr. Bhogal in the presence of his family, friends, colleagues and associates.

MWiB – Easter Offering

It would be great if churches would consider ordering Easter Offering Envelopes and Order of Service Sheets to support World Mission. Yes it's that time again.So please consider holding a service at your church. In 2019 £370,000 was raised. Covid has meant that the same support was not achieved in the past 2years. With so much happening around the world its more important than ever that we support World Mission.
Pam Meek


Dementia Friendly Worship

Thursday 3rd March 2022, 1pm-2.30pm

We are delighted to be hosting a Facilitating Dementia Friendly Worship Webinar on Thursday 3rd March 2022, 1pm-2.30pm. During the webinar we will explore ways in which dementia can affect engagement with worship, and how those leading can create worship that is meaningful for everyone.

To book your place:

12 Steps Lite

Deacon Tracey Hume (Newscastle District) from and Rev Dr Liz Kent (Wesley Study Centre) are running a six session course for people who would like to know more about the 12 Steps Programme or are working with or engaged with people with addictions and want to understand the Programme they use. This forms part of a wider reflection on what the church can learn from this approach. The next session is 7pm on 28 February.Contact for details.
In this two minute video you can hear Tracey talking about her experience of starting a new Recovery Church

Arise – Sheffield 2022

Over the last three months, the Sheffield Circuit has been praying for the Methodist Church in our area. We now have an opportunity to prayer walk across the city with our ecumenical partners, in Christ, throughout the month of March. You can help to pray God's kingdom into our streets. To find out more you are invited to attend the launch of Arise Sheffield 2022: on 26 February.
More information including how to register here:

Missional Entrepreneurship

An evening for young aspiring leaders to help discover their potential.
For people aged between 20 – 40 on 27 February at 7pm.
Visit to find out more

Courses in Pastoral Care at Cliff College

Many of us are only just starting to see the impact the pandemic has had on people of all ages, both inside our churches and in our wider communities. It's vital that we offer good pastoral care and support to those who need it. Cliff College offers both a day-long Introduction to Pastoral Care (19 March) and an in-depth five-day Certificate in Pastoral Care (20-24 June) that are suitable for church ministers, employees and volunteers who want to grow their skills in this important area. Find out more and book now at

Cliff Festival 2022

Cliff Festival 2022 (1-5 June) will be an opportunity to gather as the church to explore the rule and reign of the King of kings, and what it means to live out the call of God to evangelism and justice. Our speakers for the weekend will include Rev Dr Sahr Yambasu, President of the Methodist Church in Ireland; Rachel Lampard, former Vice-President of the Methodist Conference; and Eunice Attwood, the Church at the Margins Officer for the Methodist Church. Tickets, camping and accommodation are on sale now – book now at

Volunteer Opportunity

Little Fishes

Hemsworth Methodist Church has been on a six year journey to build an exciting new community project to serve the people of Hemsworth and the wider area. We are almost ready to open but before we can we need to recruit a team of community focused volunteers to help us to run the centre. We have a whole host of jobs that need to be done people of all ages, skills and abilities are welcome. If you would like to find out more about volunteering, we can send you a volunteering pack which will give you all the information that you will require to join the team!
For more information email:

Receptionist – Victoria Hall Methodist Church

We are looking for an outgoing, enthusiastic volunteer to join our amazing team as a part-time receptionist for one morning or afternoon a week.

The right person will havegood written and verbal communication skills and offer a positive first impression to a wide range of building visitors upon arrival.

If that sounds like you contact Rachel on admin@victoriahallsheffield.orgor on 0114 272 1749

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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