Weekly Noticesheet


Almighty God,

you have created the heavens and the earth

and made us in your own image:

teach us to discern your hand in all your works

and your likeness in all your children;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever.



               THIS WEEK 


10.00 am - 12 noon Knit and Knatter, in Shirley House. Contact:   Alison Gregg, 2665638




10.00 am Tuesday Café for people living with memory loss or dementia and their carers, held in the narthex

7.00 pm South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group meeting. Could your Church Join the Global Divestment Announcement in March? The Sanctuary, Chapel Walk




10.00 am Holy Communion

                Readings James 1.19-end; Psalm 15; Mark 8.22-26

7.30pm Housegroup at Whitegates, 8 Brincliffe Crescent 



Thursday - Sunday FreeDome Festival  Five years since Good Chance built the first ‘Theatre of Hope’ in the Calais “Jungle” camp, the award-winning charity is leading a programme of work in Sheffield to celebrate and welcome those who have migrated to the city from across the globe. In Barkers Pool, 20-23 February. 




NO Parent & Baby Group. The group will meet in Church again each Friday from February 28th until March 27th. All Mums and/ or Dads with their babies up to 18 months are welcome. For further information contact Muriel on 2551473 or Jean 2550198.




10.00 am - 12.00 noon Thy Kingdom Come ‘Inspire & Equip’ event at St Alban's Church, Wickersley,10.00 am - 12.00 noon, with refreshments available from 9.45am. You need to book (FREE) via EventBrite because each person who comes will receive a pack of the 2020 Thy Kingdom Come materials. Open to all Christians, the aim being to both inspire and equip people in their praying.



23rd February 2019

Sunday Before Lent

9.15 am       Holy Communion                                            Revd Gareth Jones

10.30 am     Morning Worship                                                Jenny Carpenter

Readings        Exodus 24.12-18; 2 Peter 1.16-21; Matthew 17.1-9 

Fairtrade stall  As this is Fair Trade Fortnight, there will be a stall at the back of the church from which Fairly Traded foods and crafts will be available for sale. Please patronise it. Don’t forget to bring lots of cash!


Mark Carrick – many will remember meeting Mark who was on placement with us during his ministerial training.  We are delighted to hear that he has been stationed in Chesterfield, Barlborough and Clowne from September 2020.  We send our greetings and best wishes to Mark, Abi and Benjamin.

Morris School Stained glass window Please have a look at the proposed design for a light box which will provide back-lighting for the window - do you like it and do you have any questions or suggestions? 

Office to let  Very light and pleasant first floor private office of approximately 5m X 6m in centrally heated period building (Shirley House) with lift, shared kitchen and near-by parking.  Contact the Church Office for more information. 

NEXUS - We are very grateful to Anne Hollows for all the thought, care and hard work she has devoted to Nexus over the last four years as its curator. Thank you, Anne!  We are now looking for someone to succeed Anne as editor/curator, either taking on sole responsibility or sharing the role. Would anyone who is interested speak to Gareth, please.

Giving Envelopes - will those members who make use of the giving envelope scheme please collect their numbered envelopes for 2020 from the table in the narthex.  If you do not give to the church through the envelope scheme or by bank standing order please have a word with Rodney Godber or John Kenward and they will explain how this makes your giving to the church easier and more beneficial.

Photograph Album  The album produced last year is on a table in the narthex. If you would like your photograph to be added please sign the sheet

Zambia Rodney Hill has contacted us regarding the terrible situation in Zambia due to the drought. Visit our Peace and Justice page to find out more.

35 Chapel Walk is closing. They are not accepting new orders for framing, printing or vinyl displays. “The gallery has been open in its current form as a place of community, creativity and spirituality for six years but it is now time to pause and reflect on the next step forward on our journey.”

Theology Everywhere  Discuss theology today to transform tomorrow. Every Monday, a short article is posted at Theology Everywhere which brings some theology to bear on an issue or topic. This offers some theological reflection people can read quickly to start their week, ponder on and contribute to as the week goes on. It is a way of flexing and using our theological muscles to keep them fit, as well as an opportunity for those contributing to offer new ways of thinking about a topic or looking at an issue theologically perhaps for the first time. Why not have a look!

HISTORY BOOK – “Nether Edge People and Places”.  The History Group’s NEW 200 page book has 49 articles written by local researchers about people and places linked to Nether Edge.  It’s available from Pril -p.rishbeth@gmail.com and Chris - chrisvenables@blueyonder.co.uk tel. 07950 432487 or from Wickwire’s on Nether Edge Road. Price £10.

The Tuesday Café: Our café for people living with memory loss or dementia and their carers is open on Tuesdays, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon, in the Narthex.  If you would be interested in volunteering to help on Tuesday mornings or to bake a cake or buns for the café occasionally, please speak to Judith Roberts 

Getting Involved - See here for some of the many ways you could become more involved at St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church!

Media Officer Clare Loughridge is our Media Officer and is in charge of promoting SAPLC! So if you’re running an event, or have any ideas that would help us to become better known in the community, please contact her at clare@standrewspsalterlane.org.uk or follow her on Twitter. And why not visit our  SAPLC Facebook page 

Our current appeals

Baby Basics - Reaching out to the least, last and the lost in Sheffield with God’s love and practical help  Please donate items for a new baby, to be given to new mothers in vulnerable situations. See here for more information. You will find a blue box for donations in the narthex. Trustees wanted  -  please see flyer. 

St Cuthbert's Fir Vale Food Bank collection The Food Bank box is in the Narthex (and there is also a box in Shirley). Pictures on the side show the sort of non-perishable groceries that they would like; They particularly need clothes and toiletries. If you have anything suitable please put it in the box in the narthex. If you would like to donate money, see here. See here for more information on the food bank. We are delighted to pass on the news that our collection will be boosted by the members of Brentwood Tennis Club, who will be collecting at the club and bringing their boxes to add to our collection. There is still a great need, so all our donations help.

All We Can and St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church. St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church is now a partner with All We Can. All We Can works with some of the world’s poorest communities, helping people to find solutions to poverty and to become all that they can. Over the next few months we are planning to be involved in a community, Cherkos, in Ethiopia. They are struggling like all countries with climate change, poor harvest and few resources except their own determination and hard work. SAPLC is hoping to raise funds as well as learning more about Cherkos and Ethiopia. There is information on the All We Can website about Ethiopia. Look for our posters in the church and further information in the weekly notices.

The Green Box

Working Parties  Thanks you to all who helped at the working parties in February. The next Working Parties will be on Saturday 7th and Thursday 12th March.

Toilet Twinning – SAPLC is twinning 8 of our many toilets as a way of celebrating Patricia Simeon’s Leave to Remain, with her approval. We are also planning an exciting event in May, as part of Sheffield Environment Weeks, to raise funds and awareness for this important initiative - watch this space for more details!

Compost  The efforts of the gardeners has accrued approximately 2 cubic yards of compost in the compound at the back of the church.  This will be available free of charge to anyone who is willing to collect it on the Saturday mornings when there are people gardening. The next planned date is 2nd March; people are often around on the following Thursdays as well.  The other proviso is that you will have to bring your own means of removing and transporting it, bags, spade, barrow and the like!

One Earth: God's Earth 10.00 am – 4.30 pm, Saturday 9 May 2020 Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James’ Street, Sheffield, S1 2EW. As bringers of hope and stewards of God’s creation, we the church have a vital role to play in addressing the climate crisis. We also have a responsibility lead the way in helping the communities around us to act too. And yet, we don’t always know what to do.Wherever you are in your environmental journey, this day will inspire and equip you to help your church and community play its part in responding to the climate emergency. It will be a day of faith and action, and a chance to share with others in the Diocese. The day includes opening welcome from Bishop Pete, Bishop of Sheffield, worship, keynote speakers and practical workshops. You will be able to choose three of the workshops on offer. We have some amazing contributors to the day:

  • Alan Simpson, former MP and adviser on energy policy, climate change and fuel poverty
  • Linda McAvan, former MEP now working for the European Climate Foundation
  • Catherine Ross, Church of England Open and Sustainable Churches Officer
  • James Buchanan from Operation Noah
  • Tom Wyke and Jess Hall from Christian Aid
  • Hope for the Future
  • RE:gather

A vegetarian lunch will be provided. Initially, bookings will be limited to two places per church. If more spaces are available these will be publicised nearer the event.

Community Orchestra  Clifford All Saints Primary School have a growing orchestra with over 40 members from 7 to 70+ and would welcome more adult musicians.   Rehearsals are on Wednesday at 3.30 pm at Clifford All Saints school on Ringinglow Road for an hour.  The orchestra needs more instruments, a person who can repair clarinets, and a really good piano.  All enquiries to enquiries@clifffordallsaints.sheffield.sch.uk or tel 0114 266 2977.

Could you be a friend of PXI (Parson Cross Initiative)?  See here for details. If you would like to help PXI financially you can commit to giving £5 by Direct Debit each month at Give.net

Creating Safer Space Refresher Training  Please be aware that anyone working with Children, Young People and/or Vulnerable Adults must complete the Creating Safer Space Refresher course. Anyone who hasn't yet completed the course please contact the Circuit Office to organise training as soon as possible. Book through the Circuit office: Circuit Office; Email: admin@sheffieldcircuit.org.uk Tel: 0114 2726561. 

Silent Vigil for Peace  St Peter’s and St Oswald's, Millhouses.   A silent vigil for peace takes place every second Saturday of the month at 12 noon in the Quiet Garden at St Oswald's Church on Bannerdale Road, S7.

God in Love Unites Us Many of us engaged in conversation on the 26th January, over a soup and puddings lunch, about some questions raised in the Methodist Church’s recent report on marriage and relationships. The report was discussed at last year’s national Methodist Conference, and has been submitted to the wider Methodist Church for discussion before it goes back to the Conference of 2020 for a final decision. If you were unable to attend the SAPLC discussion on 26th January, or would like to engage in further discussion, there will be three District-wide conversations which will be held as follows. If you wish to attend any of these please use the relevant link to register your attendance:

Sheffield: Thursday 12th March 2020, 7.00 – 9.30 pm at Greenhill Methodist Church

ChesterfieldTuesday 31st March 2020, 10 am – 12.30 pm at Central Methodist Church

These gatherings are open to all, particularly those who have not yet been able to engage in any local conversations.  The gatherings will be hosted and led by Revd Gill Newton (Chair of the Sheffield District) but the District Leadership Team has invited members of the Who Is Your Neighbour? project within the District to facilitate the conversations.  They will bring with them much experience and expertise in facilitating conversations between those with differing views and perspectives from which we trust we will all benefit.

Feedback from local church and Circuit conversations is required in order to inform these District gatherings and the later Synod conversations and  appropriate feedback forms can be downloaded. If you would like to respond personally, please return any completed forms to the District Office, by Friday 28 February to allow time for collation ahead of the District events.

You can download, print and post or email an individual response form here or, if you prefer to complete the feedback electronically, you can do so here.   

Interfaith Events

'Nothing Special Sangha' will give a presentation about Zen Buddhist meditation on Thursday  27th February in the Interfaith Room, Shirley House.

Interfaith Food and Friendship Dinners Join us for both food and friendship. Bring and/or share some food; eat, drink and make new friends. People of all faiths (and food traditions), or none, are most welcome. Sheffield Interfaith welcomes everybody who would like to come. We will be visiting various locations throughout the year; The next meal will be held at the Upper Chapel on Norfolk Street, S1 2JD, at 12.00 noon on Tuesday 25th February. The next events after that are on Tuesday 24th March, Wednesday 22nd April and Wednesday 27th May, all at 6.00 pm in Shirley House Interfaith Centre. If you have not attended before, these are bring and share dinners. To be inclusive of varying dietary requirements, most dishes are vegetarian (though it is fine to bring meat dishes as long as you indicate this). We love to share traditional dishes from different cultures. A kettle, microwave and oven are available to finish off or heat up contributions that need this. Savoury and sweet foods are both popular; there is no need to book or inform anybody of what you wish to bring, but if you have any queries please contact the Sheffield Interfaith website or the St Andrews Psalter Lane Church Office on 0114 267 8289. These dinners are organised and hosted by Sheffield Interfaith, they are not Shirley House Interfaith Centre events. Shirley House Interfaith Centre is open to all faiths and everybody, it is not a membership group.

Monthly Peace Meeting Visit the Sheffield Interfaith website to read about the possibility of holding a monthly Peace Meeting, and leave your comments or suggestions

Visit the website for a photo and report of the group's visit to Laxton last year

Coming up:

Global Divestment Announcement Could your Church Join the Global Divestment Announcement in March? South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group meeting; Tuesday 18 February, 7.00 pm, The Sanctuary, Chapel Walk

FreeDome Festival  Five years since Good Chance built the first ‘Theatre of Hope’ in the Calais “Jungle” camp, the award-winning charity is leading a programme of work in Sheffield to celebrate and welcome those who have migrated to the city from across the globe. In Barkers Pool, 20-23 February. 

Thy Kingdom Come ‘Inspire & Equip’ event Saturday 22 February at St Alban's Church, Wickersley,10.00 am - 12.00 noon, with refreshments available from 9.45am. You need to book (FREE) via EventBrite because each person who comes will receive a pack of the 2020 Thy Kingdom Come materials. Open to all Christians, the aim being to both inspire and equip people in their praying.

Pancake Party! You are invited to the Central Mission Partnership Pancake party at St Peter & St Oswald's Church Hall on Tuesday 25th February, starting at 3.30 pm with children's activities with pancakes served at 4.15 pm. Lemon, sugar and chocolate sauce will be provided but you're welcome to bring any other topping you prefer, and gluten-free pancakes will be available.

ASH WEDNESDAY – 26th February, 7.30pm – there will be a service for all Mission Partnership churches at St Peter & St Oswald’s, Abbeydale Road and Bannerdale Road.  Please note there will be no service at SAPLC on that day.

St Mark’s CRC invites you to a celebration of the launch of the website crconline.org.uk, of the life of Jim Cotter (1942-2014), and of CRC’s achievements since 2003 at this its final event. No charge, but please register at Eventbrite if you are coming as they will be offering you a glass of bubbly! Saturday 29 February, 10:00 – 12:30, Church of St Mark, Broomhill, S10 2SE

Re-Imagining Faith: The Lost Message of Paul   What if (almost) everything you were ever told about Christianity was wrong? What if the good news really is good news? What if everyone is in? On Saturday 29 February at 10:00 am at Christ Church, Pitsmoor Road, S3 9AQ. Entrance £25, book at Eventbrite.

Walk for Peace In response to the growing violence on the streets of Sheffield, MumsUnited have organised a second solidarity walk on Saturday 29th February. Meet at Mount Pleasant at 3.30 pm and walk to Common Ground for a curry at 5.30 pm - donations welcome.

Kefaya & Elaha Soroor – Saturday 29th February at 7.30pm.  The HUBS is hosting this exceptional musical talent tracing Elaha’s journey, crossing sonic borders into Iran, Armenia, Turkey and North Africa. Tickets £18/£9 available here or  from info@talkinggigs.co.uk.

All We Can   Tim Baker, Churches and Volunteers Officer, has been working to develop the special relationship that exists between Methodists and All We Can. He will be coming to speak to us on Sunday, 1st March at the 10.30 am service to raise awareness and support for All We Can’s work for social justice and international development. We really look forward to hearing him.

Sheffield Climate Summit   Organised by YS4C and other allies. Choose between 3 different workshops. Saturday 7 March, 10.30-14.30 at St Mary’s Church Bramall Lane. Full details and booking on the Eventbrite page.

St Wilfrid’s Centre Sleep Out, Friday 13th March.  Join in the sponsored Sleep Out in the stands of SUFC to raise funds to support the work of St Wilfrid’s.  Registration £20; for more information and to register see here.

Nether Edge Quakers.  On Sunday 5th April we shall be joined for our service by members of Nether Edge Quakers. We look forward to welcoming them.

Seder: our annual Seder will take place on Monday, 6th April, 6.00 pm. It’s our attempt to understand the Jewish Passover (Pesach), and it also helps us understand the events of the Last Supper. Jewish friends helped us shape the evening, and we are always delighted that they support us by attending. The Seder is based round a meal, with the re-telling of the story of The Exodus.

Mothers Union meet on the first Friday in every month in the Cathedral for coffee and scones 10.15 am - 12.00 noon; For more details contact Sally Wood sally-woodsgr@virginmedia.com

Banner Cross Lunch and Friendship Club is open to anyone over 60 in the local area. We meet every Tuesday from 12.15 pm and provide a 2 course meal plus tea or coffee and entertainment for around 45 minutes, closing at 2.30 pm. The cost of the meal is £4.00pp with a charge of £1.50 if we provide transport. Booking is essential. We also need volunteers to drive, cook, serve and wash up.  Drivers are paid a mileage allowance. If this is of interest to you either as a member or a volunteer, please contact: Ian McCollough on 266 2035/07891 290389 or email ian.mccollough@yahoo.co.uk or Steve Woodcock on 2667701/07902 097774 email woody176@hotmail.com.

King’s Centre Lunch Club  every Thursday, £4.00 

Coffee Shop at the Salvation Army, Psalter Lane, Monday – Wednesday, 8.45 am – 3.45 pm; Thursday 8.45 am – 1.45 pm

Ecosia: as an alternative to Google, and as a really easy way to be eco-friendly, use https://www.ecosia.org as your Internet search engine. Every time you use it, Ecosia plant more trees. At the time of writing, the number of trees planted is over 49 million!

To see what kind of church we are, have a look at our video 

St. Andrew's Psalter Lane Church has a Twitter account - @SAPLChurch - and a Facebook page - @StAndrewsPsalterLaneChurch. SAPLC Children have Facebook and Twitter accounts:  Facebook: SAPLC Children  Twitter: @SAPLChurchChild

Printer Printable Version