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District News – 5 July 2022

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This Week's News

In case you missed it...

Congratulations to the Revd Gill Newton, Chair of the Sheffield District, who has been elected to be the President of the 2024 Methodist Conference.
Read more here...
You can listen again to District Chair Gill Newton on BBC Radio Sheffield as she talks about the The Methodist Church Conference in Telford. Fast forward to 1:14:00 to hear her talk about our environmental aims including being a net zero organisation by 2030.

Eco-Church Awards

Well done to Hathersage Methodist Church in the Peak Circuit on becoming the 10th church to be granted an Eco-Church Award in the Sheffield District.

There are now churches in most circuits in the Sheffield District who have either been awarded a bronze or silver Eco-Church award or are registered with the scheme and are awaiting their awards.


Whirlow Spirituality Centre

Contemplative Walking

We are widening our opportunities for contemplative practice by offering Contemplative Walking on the first Thursday of each month during the summer months.

We will meet at Whirlow for a brief introduction by the leader and then walk slowly and in silence in the local area for about 45 minutes.

We will then return to Whirlow to share our experience. The evening will run from 7pm to 8.30pm at the latest.
No need to book but donations welcome. Full details here: Contemplative Walking

The Nature of God

Following our successful workshop last year, Jo Musker-Sherwood is returning to Whirlow to lead a day's retreat to help us explore our feelings about the planet.
Saturday 24 September from 10am to 3pm. Cost £35.
Full details here: Nature of God


Circuit Operations Manager

The Peak Circuit

The Peak Methodist Circuit are recruiting for a Circuit Operations Manager (P/T 20-hours per week) to assume operational lead and oversee operational strategies by supporting ministers, circuit stewards, and local churches, with practical management expertise so that the mission and vision strategy can be delivered effectively.

This is both a challenging and broad role where the successful applicant will support the transition to modernised ways of working, releasing resources for mission by supporting the key areas of operations, administration, property, finance, people, and compliance.

Information packs and application forms are available by emailing (Closing date 5th August 2022)

If you want to chat further about the role before completing or making an application you can contact the Rev Adrian Perry by at 01629 812195 or via email to

Community Warden

Cliff College is seeking to appoint to the new role of Community Warden. This will be a key role, overseeing the student life of the College, developing community cohesion, supporting the provision of student welfare and shaping the student spiritual formation programme.

If this is you then please contact the Michelle Foulkes for more information or download the details from our website:

Salary: £25,000 with accommodation provided. All occupants of Cliff College premises will be expected to abide by the Conditions of Residential Occupancy.

Closing date: 12 noon on Tuesday 19th July
Interviews: Wednesday 27th at Cliff College

Unlock Development Worker

Treeton, Rotherham

Are you passionate about:

  • Unlocking real life stories about urban people
  • Revealing Good News of the Down to Earth Christ
  • Releasing life giving skills and confidence

Then this could be for YOU.

To find out more information, or to submit an application, contact the Unlock National Office, 15 Station Road, Rotherham, S60 1HN,, 01709 380 318, before the end of
July 15th 2022

Volunteering Opportunity

Ever thought of joining the team on Iona?

We have a few short-term volunteer spaces, for specific roles, at Iona Abbey this summer.
You'll find details on our website

The Abbey team welcomes guests from many countries to Iona each week to explore issues of common concern – including the environment, peace-building, poverty & inequality, racism, refugees, inclusion & diversity, interfaith dialogue. We work together, we worship together and we share meals as part of our common life.
Get in touch with us, if you'd like to find out more

And finally ...

Petertide Ordinations

On Saturday 25th a total of 8 people were ordained as priests by Bishop of Sheffield Dr Pete Wilcox, with 14 people ordained as deacons on Sunday 26th by Bishop of Doncaster the Rt Revd Sophie Jelley.
Among those ordained was Geraldine Pearce – to serve as distinctive deacon in the parish of Holy Trinity, Thorpe Hesley (SSM).
Geraldine was the Sheffield Circuit Manager when the circuits first came together. We wish her every blessing for the future.

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