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District News – 03 August 2021

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This Week's News

God's planet : our responsibilities

11 September – Greenhill (Sheffield) & Zoom

Thanks to everyone who responded to our survey last week. Book your tickets now at

The global climate crisis will affect all of our communities. What responsibilities does this place on our churches? What can we do as Christians, churches and circuits? What do we contribute to a national conversation?

We would love to be joined by someone from every church in the district, not just synod members, because we can all make a difference.
Speakers include Canon Nick Jowett, Ali Dorey, Gregg Hewitt, Nick Waterfield.

District Safeguarding Update

Taken from the Connexional Safeguarding Bulletin: July 2021:

Webinar: Addressing Bullying through Justice, Dignity and Solidarity

This webinar, the third in a series of webinars looking at different approaches to tackling bullying, looked at the relationship between bullying, discrimination and exclusion. Panellists examined the intersectionality between individual, institutional and structural forms of discrimination and the role each may play in bullying. The importance of creating a supportive environment in which trust and confidence is achieved is critical to ensuring that no one suffers in silence. This webinar presented a range of inter related approaches to tackling bullying, discrimination and exclusion, through a range of options offered by the Methodist strategy for Justice, Dignity and Solidarity.
Watch the Recording here

The recordings for all the webinars in the series are now on the Bullying Webinars ( webpage.

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.

GDPR Checklist

Thank you to all the churches and circuits who have returned the Checklist and Processor Record by the July deadline.
There are still quite a few outstanding. If your church is having difficulties with completing this – please do get in touch.
Katrin – District Data Champion

Aurora Youth and Children's Ministry Course

'The Aurora Youth and Children's Ministry Courses are starting in September. Run in partnership between Sheffield Methodist Circuit and Sheffield Diocese, the course is aimed at volunteer youth and children's workers in local Churches across South Yorkshire. Run over 8 Wednesday evening sessions on Zoom and 3 Saturday sessions physically (hopefully...) at Church House in Rotherham, it's a great way to develop your Ministry, meet other Youth and Children's volunteers...and have some fun along the way. Visit for more information.

Job Vacancies

Community Link Worker – Hoyland and Birdwell

Do you feel called to share your Christian faith in a community setting?
Have you got the skills to help a newly-created congregation to look outwards with confidence?
You could be just the person we are seeking. Why not send for details?

The Circuit is seeking to appoint a full-time worker to help engage with local communities, especially those in the Hoyland and Birdwell area.

The salary will be £22,912 per annum for this full-time position.
The initial appointments will be for 3 years and may be extended subject to securing funding.

Some evening and weekend work will be required.

For further information or an application pack,
please email:
By telephone, please call the Circuit Administrator, Jayne Wragg on 01226 321522 and leave your contact details

Closing date for applications: 12th August 2021
Interview date: 24th August 2021

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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