|Church Office Opening Hours
Tuesday 9.00am to 1.00pm
Thursday 9.00am to 12.00pm
Telephone 0114 245 0106
Please can you have any work to be done in the office at least two days before required.
Email the Office
Should be made to Pat Clarke 0114 257 7191
During Church Office Hours should be made to:
Jean Fowler 0114 245 0106
|The Weekly Notices Page
We welcome all who are baptised to share in the bread and the wine.
|Gift Aid Envelopes
If you are a tax payer you can increase your gift to the church by 28p in the pound by putting
your collection in the white gift aid envelopes. Please do this whenever possible, not
forgetting to fill in your name, address and to sign it. The details you provide are completely
confidential and will not be used for any other contact
Items for the Parish Magazine can now be sent to the editor by E-mail.
Email the Parish Magazine
Please report any errors or omissions using this e-mail link:
|Timings for this week's events and next Sunday's services.
For an up to date listing check the Online Diary
|Holy Communion - Thursdays at 9.30 am
|Services during the week
Our practise is for you to receive the consecrated wafer into your hand.
If you do not wish to drink from the common cup then please take the wafer only
Box at the back of church for your contributions
If you come to Church here in Ecclesfield and you’re not on the Church Electoral
Roll we would encourage you to put your name forward. Forms and further details are
available from the Church wardens. Please give your completed forms to Pat Hawley (or a
church warden if Pat is not available)
|New feature - Bible readings are now provided as links to the BibleGateway
click on readings to read online. Version - NRSVA
|Your giving to the work of the church
There is more than one way of giving
1. Bankers Order
2. Gift Aid envelopes if you are a tax payer
3. Stewardship Envelopes
4. On the collection plate
For further information see: -
Audrey Sidebottom – Treasurer or Ian Hartshorne – Giving Director
|Prayer Breakfast Saturday 14th December 9.00am in Church.
All welcome. Please sign sheet at the back of Church if you are able to come
Dear Friends a big thank you to you all for your messages of sympathy which have been a
great comfort to me and my family at this difficult time. It was lovely that so many of you
were able to be at Michelle’s funeral. Your love and prayers have held and sustained us all
in our loss. Maureen
Homeless and Rootless at Christmas. HARC
Instead of sending lots of cards, there is the opportunity once again to place a greeting and
make a donation for those who wish to do so. We will also be singing Christmas Carols
outside the Co-op on Saturday 21st December between 10.00am – 11.00am. hot
Shoe Boxes and Love Bags
Thank you for all the bags and boxes. Ann and Norma
Carols at Northern General-Time to sign up now!
Sorry to be so early but I need to know numbers in good time this year.
Once again we have been invited to sing carols on a few of the wards at the Northern
General Hospital. Tuesday 10th December at 6.30pm. There is a sheet to sign at the back
of church if you can join us. Lifts can be provided. Those of us who have been before find it
such a worthwhile thing to do, so do have a word if you might like to be involved but are
unsure. Jeni Fryer
Local Carol Singing
The traditional preparation for Christmas in Ecclesfield starts with the first singing of local
carols on Thursday 14th November at the Black Bull at 8.30pm.
The carols will be sung every week at the Black Bull on Thursdays with the final “sing” on
Thursday 19th December. After the 14th November, the start will be earlier at 8.00pm.
All are welcome either for a full evening or just a short visit
We need a Large Glass Jar. Have you got one or two? Please contact Ian Hartshorne
Thank you to everyone who sponsored me (and my dad!) for Movember. We raised £131
for Men's charities including prostate cancer and men's mental health. From Leo Johnson
|For people who give by bankers order
There are now slips in a basket near the hymn books. If you give by bankers Order please
take one and put it on the collection plate during the service. It was felt that giving by Bank
Orders should be recognised and blessed along with other gifts on the collection plate
|Tuesday 3rd December – 2.00pm Advent Service at St. Saviour's, High Green
Wednesday 4th December – 1.00pm MU in the Gatty Hall please bring Christmas
Wednesday 8th January – 1.00pm in the Gatty Hall – AGM
Tuesday 14th January - EMU 7.30pm at 21 Minster Road. The Revd. Judith Daley will
speak to us about Modern Day Slavery
Mothers’ Union Lunch 2020
The annual lunch has been booked at The Garrison Hotel, Hillsborough for Wednesday
22nd January 2020 12.30pm for 1.00pm. the lunch is open to all members of the church
and family and friends. To secure a booking, £5.00 a head deposit is required in an
envelope with your name on the front. Thank you. Jennifer Armeson
Mothers’ Union Subscription 2020
Subscriptions are due in January 2020 and will be £21.00 if you wish to pay this in
instalments, please speak in confidence to Jennifer Armeson or Stephanie Hartshorne.
Jennifer Armeson Tel: 01142456065
Friday 6th December Cathedral Coffee Morning
|Mothers’ Union Notices
|Prayer of Preparation
As you prepare for worship you might like to reflect on these words.
|Father in heaven,
who sent your Son to redeem the world
and will send him again to be our judge:
give us grace so to imitate him
in the humility and purity of his first coming
that, when he comes again,
we may be ready to greet him
with joyful love and firm faith;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
|8th December – Second Sunday of Advent
|An appeal from Bishop Pete
Like everyone else, I have been looking on in dismay at the disruption and devastation
suffered in many areas of our Diocese by the recent flooding, not least in Bentley, Fishlake
and the surrounding areas.
It can be hard to see beyond the distress at such times, but I share in the widespread
delight at seeing the amazing spirit of local people as they have rallied around those in
greatest need, responding with an outpouring of generosity.
I am especially proud of the church community and the way that they have put themselves
and resources at the service of people in the greatest need. Church members have been
mobilising volunteers, coordinating donations and making church buildings available to
those whose lives have been so badly affected.
I recognise that the road ahead in restoring homes and livelihoods will be a long one. One
member of our diocesan family has made a suggestion that I would like to share with you,
as we approach Advent and Christmas — when you can be sure many in our region will still
be living with the consequences of what has happened. Might you consider choosing a
carol service where a retiring collection could be taken to support the Flood Appeal Fund
administered by the South Yorkshire Community Foundation? Collections could either be
passed to Church House by 9 January 2020, or paid directly to the fund at:
Please keep these communities in your prayers over the coming weeks:
Compassionate God, source of all comfort, We pray for the people whose lives have
devastated by the recent flooding. Bring them comfort; protect the weak and vulnerable;
and give strength and wisdom to all those working to bring relief to those in need. May our
response to their suffering be generous and bring you praise.
For we ask it in Jesus name, Amen