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District News – 27 February 2024

This Week's News

Celebrating 10 Years of Service

The 2023/24 school year marks 10 years since the start of Doncaster School work Project "R.E. Team Doncaster" and wewould love friends from far and wide to join us to celebrate this milestone.
There will be a service of thanks and celebration followed by a time of fellowship and food. If you are able to attend please email so we know numbers for catering. Please also make us aware of any additional requirements we can put in place to help you access this.
Many thanks and God Bless
Amy Roddam, R.E. Team co-ordinator

Gaza statement and appeal

The President and Vice President have made a statement on the situation in Gaza: A Statement from the President and Vice-President on the situation in Gaza (

The Methodist Church in Britain has launched an appeal for partners of the MLO who are working in Gaza: Gaza Appeal (

Sad News

The funeral of Pam Grayson, former Local Preacher in the Sheffield Circuit, will be on Wednesday 13th March. The service of committal is at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium at 11.15am followed by a service at Woodseats Methodist Church at 12 noon.
We continue to hold Pam's family and friends in our prayers.

Get well soon!

We send our greeting and wishes for a speedy recovery to Revd Geoffrey Clarke, former minister at The Crossing, Worksop and now the URC East Midlands Synod Moderator. A slip on a wet floor has resulted in a dislocated kneecap. He has written a reflection on this which can be found on their weekly news letter here: URC News

Rob Halligan – Standing on the Edge

Thursday 29 February 7pm – Cliff College

The Standing On The Edge Tour will be travelling the length of the country and will include a bunch of brand new songs from the forthcoming album.

Entry is free, but donations to charity will be welcome

District Office News

Keeping up to date

A reminder that it is helpful to keep the District updated on church and circuit roles. A check is made every year in the summer, but updates can be notified at any time by using the relevant online form. They can be found here: Forms


Life on the Breadline

The exhibition has now moved from Highfield Trinity to the Church of Christ in Darnall. It is open Monday to Saturday from 10-3, Sunday from 12-2 and is closed on Thursdays.
It will be there until Friday 8 March, before moving on to Staincross in the Barnsley Circuit.

Changemakers Conference

Saturday 2 March

The Sheffield CA committee have arranged an in-person 'Watch party' to watch the online Christian Aid Changemakers conference on Saturday March 2nd. Anyone is welcome – even if you aren't a CA church rep!
The morning will actually be starting with coffee and cake at 10.00 am (the on-line conference starts at 10.30am) and there will be a bring and share lunch if people want to stay on to chat afterwards.
Please contact the Chair of CA – Alison Trezise ( if you want to come along so we have some idea of numbers.

Bible Month Training Hub

Friday 16 March – Broom Methodist Church

Join for a day exploring the Book of Genesis and get quipped for helping your church discover its many treasures.
Book your place here:

Lent and Ramadan

Saturday 23 March 10:30 am

The Welcome Centre, Christ Church, Pitsmoor, Pitsmoor Rd, Sheffield S3 9AQ
Dr Chris Hewer will speak on the subject ''Lent and Ramadan, offering us a chance to develop our understanding of fasting amongst our Muslim neighbours, who will be keeping the month of Ramadan from 10th March onwards.
Contact Rev Liz Wills on for further details. No need to book.


Soft Play and Café Manager

Firth Park – Sheffield Circuit

Sam's Space Soft Play is a purpose-built not for profit soft play facility and café that opened on the 17th February 2020.Based from Firth Park Methodist Church Sam's Space is available to the whole community, welcoming people of all faiths and none. We have a specific Christian-based group called "Mini Disciples" for children and their families as well as "Space For All" sessions for anyone to attend.
Our facilities include a café with seating area serving drinks, food, and snacks to parents, carers and those responsible for soft-play users, a three-storey soft play climbing frame with separate play area, monkey bars, a ball pool, LED tubes, two slides and lots of opportunity to climb!

How to apply:
For an informal discussion about the role before making an application, please contact Lynne Brand at
Please submit completed application forms by email before midday on the closing date to

Important dates:
Closing date: 8th March 2024
Interview date: 13th March 2024
Anticipated start: ASAP

Full details, including the job description and person specification can be found here: Soft Play Centre

Operations Manager

Derbyshire North East Circuit

About the role:
The successful candidate will have a leading role in relation to property and financial management, operations and compliance, and administration across the circuit.
The primary aim will be to reduce the management and administrative burden on ministers and volunteers, releasing their time and energy for mission and ministry.
We are searching for an individual who has strong interpersonal skills and experience on the wide range of issues that charitable bodies and churches are faced with today. Ideally you will have a knowledge and experience of Methodist procedures and structures or a willingness and ability to learn quickly.

How to apply:
For an informal discussion about the role before making an application, please contact Rev Sean Adair at

Please submit completed applications by email before midday on the closing date to

Important dates:

Closing date: 11th March 2024
Shortlisting: 13th March 2024
Interview date: 25th March 2024
Anticipated start: 1st May 2024

Full details, including the job description and person specification can be found here: Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Terminus Initiative, Sheffield

An exciting opportunity has arisen for our expanding Christian Charity.
37.5 hours a week. Flexible working. Some weekend work(part time working will be considered).
£35,000--£40,000 pro rata depending on experience.
Initially 2 years fixed term contract.
You will play a key role in the leadership and smooth running of the The Terminus Initiative; Managing change, growth and performance as agreed with the Trustees who are motivated by their Christian ethos.
Application Deadline is 5pm on Monday 18th March 2024.
Interviews: Tuesday 16th April 2024
For further details and an application form please contact us by email

And finally ...

From the Methodist Prayer Handbook

Holy God,
creation is your gift of grace,
pregnant with your presence.

You have adorned it with goodness,
with jewels of kindness
that shimmer and cast light into life.

The radiance of your Spirit refracts
through the lives of your people
and illuminates the darkness,
disturbing it with hope.

As your hand unveils what is hidden,
may we reflect what you reveal
for the good of all you have made.
Kerry Tankard, District Chair, Yorkshire West District

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