2013-06

StChads

2013-06

June/July 2013

Delivered free to 5,250 homes in S8

Delivered free to

5,250 homes in S8


WELCOME to Impact - the magazine of St Chad’s Church,

Woodseats. Impact is published every two months and distributed

to over 5,000 homes in S8.

St Chad’s Church is committed to serving you - the people of

Woodseats, Beauchief and Chancet Wood. To find out more about

St Chad’s, visit our website at www.stchads.org or call the church

office on 0114 274 5086.

Here’s where to find us:

Abbey Lane

Linden Avenue

Church

House

St Chad's

Church &

Church

Office

Camping Lane

Chesterfield Road

Abbey Lane

School

Please note: The inclusion of adverts in Impact does not mean the advertisers are

endorsed by St Chad’s Church.

G. & M. LUNT LTD

Independent family Funeral Directors

THINK

THINK BIRKDALE

SCHOOL

With small class sizes,

quality teaching and a

wealth of opportunity

we inspire our pupils to

think big.

For a prospectus or to arrange

a tour call 0114 266 8409

www.birkdaleschool.org.uk

Outstanding academic

results.

Individual care and

attention, helping

each pupil to achieve

their potential.

Co-educational sixth form

providing the balance

when it matters.

A A personal family service at at all all times

We We will visit you in in your own home to to

make all all neccessary arrangements

Pre-paid funeral plans available

0114 274 5508

gmluntltd@btconnect.com

36 36 Abbey Lane, Sheffield, S8 S8 0GB

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Page 2

ASG_105x75_STC_V1.indd Tel: (0114) 274 5086 1 17/04/2012 14:04

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


families seek justice”, “Obama

vows ‘full weight of justice’ after Boston

“Hillsborough

bombings”, “Government cuts bring

injustice to thousands”. Just some of the headlines

over the past week concerning that most important,

but also slippery, concept of justice.

From our earliest years we have some idea of

whether something is fair or not. Is our brother or

sister being treated differently from us, why do some

things happen to me, and not to others? As we grow

up, we realise that justice can mean many things.

It can mean the due process of law and order, of

trial and conviction. It can mean making sure that

everyone is treated equally. It can mean, in a more

abstract way, things somehow evening themselves

out – like when a cricketer that nicks a catch is

given not out, only to be then run out next ball. We

also learn that life is not always fair and – if we’re

really honest – we recognise that oftentimes we have benefited from its

unfairness.

June/July 2013

Delivered free to 5,250 homes in S8

Some philosophies have always been at ease with the strange workings

of fate and justice. Concepts such as karma and reincarnation both seek

to redistribute life’s apparent unfairness so that things even out on the

cosmic scale of things.

That has never been the Bible’s way of dealing with justice. The Bible

recognises that the world is not a fair place. The writers of the psalms

frequently complain that the rich and the wicked thrive whilst the good

and the poor suffer, and they have no qualms about asking God why

that should be. The prophets of the Old Testament were the original

protesters, crying out against the injustice of the judges who take bribes,

the rich who steal the lands of the poor, and the kings who oppress their

subjects. The Bible is at times an angry book. There is very little sense

that everything naturally evens itself out in the end.

Just Justice

But it is the Bible’s insistence on the importance of justice

that makes it so attractive to me. The Bible says that

the world is so unjust, and that God cares about justice

so deeply, that only God could bring true justice about.

Those of us who follow Jesus and his teachings have

a duty to be just in our dealings with others, as well as

working to bring greater justice in the world in which

we live.

Rev Toby Hole,

Vicar,

St Chad’s Church, Woodseats

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 3

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


The Abbey Public House

We would like to welcome old and new

customers back to the new Abbey.

We now offer:

Home cooked food, locally sourced

A range of great real ales

A welcoming & relaxing environment

Come and try our excellent Sunday

Roast with real roast potatoes and

Yorkshire puddings.

With a variety of special events

throughout the year, come and see what

we have to offer!

Call us: (0114) 274 5374

Email: info@theabbeysheffield.co.uk

Facebook - The Abbey Public House

The Abbey. 944 Chesterfield Road, Woodseats, S8 0SH

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 4

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


What do

you call a

pony that

likes arts

and crafts?

A hobby

horse!

Three

people

walked into a

bar

None of them

saw it!

Patient: “Doctor, Doctor, a

row of books has fallen on

my head”

Doctor:

“You’ve only

your shelf to

blame!”

Patient: “Doctor, Doctor,

I’ve fallen and broken my

funnybone”

Doctor: “You’ll be in stitches

for weeks!”

It’s a deal then, an eye for a tooth

and a tooth for an eye!

Two men appeared in

before a magistrate after

fighting in the street. The

JP asked: “Couldn’t this

be settled out of court?”

The men replied: “That’s

what we were trying

to do before we were

arrested!”

What did

one lift

say to

the other

lift?

I think I’m

coming

down with

something!

Fun and Laughs

PLUMBING & PLASTERING SERVICES

ML Fully insured

ML Free quotes and advice

ML Bathroom suits - showers

ML Maintenance

ML Drains - cleared - CCTV Drain survey

ML Blocked toilets and pipework

ML Ball valves - tanks - pipework

ML Kitchen appliances fitted

ML Dripping taps - new taps - outside taps

ML Soil pipes

ML Radiators - moved/new

ML Reskims - skim over Artex

ML Drylining - plasterboarding

ML Dot & Dab - Two Coat plaster

Tel: 0114 281 0545

92 Fraser Crescent

Mob: 07882 955209

Sheffield

Email: enquiries@martinlandplumbing.co.uk S8 0JD

www.martinlandplumbing.co.uk

St Chad’s Church has two

rooms available for hire at

56 Abbey Lane

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 5

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


What’s On

Send details of your event to impact@stchads.org or write to: Impact,

St Chad‟s Church Offices, 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB.

Wing, Lowedges Junior School.

Call 0114 203 9337.

Health Walks

National

lMondays

Council

- 10am:

for

Graves

Divorced,

Park.

Single

Meet at

and

the

Widowed

Animal Farm car park;

lTuesdays - 10.30am: Ecclesall

Tuesdays 8-11pm

Woods. Meet at Abbeydale

Norton Country Club

Industrial Hamlet;

Club

lThursdays

offering friendship

- 10.30am:

and social

activities. Lowedges. Meet at the

Community Call Magdalen Wing, on Lowedges 0114

2394326. Junior School.

& Call 0114 203 9337.

January 30 - February 5

AEGON June 23British Tennis Tour

Graves Live Life Tennis at Abbeydale and Leisure Centre

World Abbeydale ranked Industrial players compete Hamlet

alongside 11am to local 4.45pm Sheffield players.

Help Call bring 0114 the 283 hamlet 9900. to life with

dressing up and performances

February where you 5 can join in the fun.

Book You can Sale take a tour of the site with

36 living Crawshaw history Grove, character Beauchief Mr Tyzack.

10am-12pm Adults £3, children free.

Good

& Call

quality

0114

second-hand

272 2106

books

for sale in aid of the Alzheimer‟s

June 29

Society. Donations of paperback

Voices in Earth and Heaven

novels or biographies in good

All Saints Church, Ecclesall

condition

7.30pm

are welcome (but not

larger

A concert

books

of

due

choral

to space

music by

limitations). Benjamin Britten (in his centenary

year) and Andrew Carter with

February Sheffield 5 Oratorio Chorus and

Free the Environmental Northern Chamber Activities Orchestra,

Millhouses conducted Park by Alan Eost.

10.30am-12.30pm

Tickets £14, £11 concessions, £5

Obstacle students course and under and stream 16s.

dipping & Call activities 01484 for 861499 8 - 13 year

olds.

Call 0114 263 4335.

February 12

Free June Environmental 29

Activities

Millhouses Viva Voce Park – L’Arome du Chant

1.30-3.30pm

Holy Trinity Church, Millhouses

Nature 7.30pmquiz trail, stream dipping

and VivaVoce bug hunting present activities music for 8 - 13

year associated olds. with perfume including

choral Call 0114 selections 263 4335. from Les

Miserables and West Side Story.

February 12

Free July Environmental 5-7

Activities

Ecclesall Woodseats Woods Show Sawmill 2013

10.30am-12.30pm

The annual event will include

Nature the Woodseats quiz trail, Parade stream and dipping

and schoolyard bug hunting activities activities on the for 8 - 13

year

Sunday

olds.

afternoon. Full details


are

Call

yet

0114

to be

235

finalised

6348.

- see

woodseatsfestival.org.uk

February 20

July 6

Why

Book

Not

Sale

Try A Bike

Greenhil

36 Crawshaw

Park

Grove, Beauchief

10am-2pm 10am-12pm

Rediscover Good quality your second-hand cycling skills books in

Greenhill for sale in Park. aid of The the rangers Alzheimer’s will

provide Society. a bike, helmet and

instruction. Donations of Meet good at condition the Bowls

Pavilion, paperback Greenhill novels or Park. biographies

Booking are welcome is essential. (but not larger books

due Call to 0114 space). 283 9195.

Beauchief Abbey Abbey holds holds a variety a

of variety services of services. and anyone For is more

welcome information to attend. see page For nine. more

details see the Abbey notice

board.

Anderson Tree Services

St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 6 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Telephone: 0114 274 9101

Email: thujopsis@aol.com

Bill Anderson

131 Holmhirst Road

Sheffield S8 0GW

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 6

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


July 6

Escafeld Chorale summer concert

St Andrew’s Church, Psalter Lane

7.30pm

A selection of music associated

with the British Isles, inlcuding

Vaughan Williams’ In Windsor

Forest, and featuring Associate

Soloist Debra Finch.

& Call 0114 236 9548

July 6&7

Cliffhanger

Graves Park

10.30am-6.30pm

Cliffhanger is one of the UK’s

largest outdoor outdoorpursuits

festivals and features

competitions, professional

demonstrations in rock climbing,

orienteering, mountain biking,

running, slacklining, adventure

racing and much more.

& Call 0114 273 6433

July 7

Sheffield Animal Centre Annual

Open Day

Stadium Way S9 3HN

11am-3pm

Sheffield Animal Centre (RSPCA

Sheffield Branch) is holding its

Annual Open Day with a Fun Dog

Show, a Catless Cat Show and

Rabbitless Rabbit Show along

with children’s games, various

stalls and refreshments and a dog

agility display. There will also be a

parade of the centre’s dogs which

are available for adoption and

a chance to have a look around

the centre and meet the staff and

animals.

& Call 0114 2898057 or go to

www.rspcasheffield.org

July 14

Archaeology in Action

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

11am to 4.45pm

Get hands-on with the history of

the hamlet as part of the Festival of

British Archaeology. You can take

a tour of the site with living history

character Mr Tyzack.

Admission is free but a small charge

may apply to tours and activities.

& Call 0114 272 2106

What’s On

CALLING THOSE OVER 50 YEARS OF AGE: A new group has started as part

of St Chad’s Third Age Ministry. The TWO (Talking With Others) Group’s are at

Church House on Abbey Lane. All are welcome over 50 years of age. Please

contact the Church Office on 0114 274 5086 if you would like to find out more. We

would love to meet you - all our groups are open to all.

JOHN FORD PLUMBING

All aspects of general home maintenance

SPECIALISTS IN BATHROOMS

Shower rooms, conversions and tiling,

no job too small.

Full service, all work guaranteed.

Qualified tradesman, 40 years experience.

Call now for your free estimate!

Telephone: 0114 235 9746

Mobile: 0776 156 9068

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 7

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


How we can make a

The subject of Christian Social Justice

is huge and has been studied and

discussed by far greater scholars

than me – I am not a scholar by any

standard – but I do think we over

complicate how we as Christians should

be living.

The Bible says it all – throughout the New

Testament Jesus shows us how to put into

practice what his father had said, which is

set out quite simply in the Old Testament

as the Ten Commandments. The greatest

of these is …to love one another. How

different would our society be if we actually

managed to do this?

Today, I feel, we give responsibility to the

government for looking after everything and

everybody, by taxation and other means,

with no responsibility placed on us as

individuals. The Christian view should be

different, we should be giving of ourselves

out of love not duty.

In 1625 Francis Bacon said “money is

like muck, not good unless it be spread”

and I find it interesting that several hundred

years later that still applies. In the world’s

rich countries where the difference between

the wealthy and the poor is least, there are

lower rates infant mortality, mental illness,

teenage pregnancy, violence, drug misuse

etc. Countries such as Japan and Sweden

fall into that category. You might be able to

guess that the USA has huge inequalities

with high rates of all the previous examples

given, but you might be surprised, as I

was, to find that here in the UK we are not

very different from the USA. Can we as

individuals make a difference?

THE STORY OF SHIMBAKUKU

When American troops captured the island

of Okinawa towards the end of the Second

World War they found it in a state of moral

and social collapse. As they gradually

advanced through the island they came to

the village of Shimbakuku. There they were

met by two men, one of them carrying a

Bible. The soldiers suspected a trap and

entered the village cautiously, but to their

amazement they found everything neat

and tidy, the fields tilled and fertile, and the

whole village a model of order and hygiene,

in total contrast to the squalor and chaos

which reigned everywhere else. One of the

old men who had welcomed them explained

the reason to them.

Some 30 years earlier, an American

missionary had stopped off in Shimbakuku

on his way to Japan. He didn’t stay long

and just two people became followers of

Jesus – the two old men. He taught them

a few hymns and prayers, and left them a

Japanese translation of the Bible, urging

them to model their lives on it. The two

men had no other Christian teaching or

fellowship, but by basing their lives on what

they read in the Bible they transformed their

community, When the American soldiers

arrived, they found no jail, no brothel, no

drunkenness and no divorce. Shimbakuku

was an oasis of love and purity in a swamp

of degradation and despair.

The war correspondent who first brought

the story to light, a man named Clarence

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 8

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


difference

Welcome

to Beauchief Abbey

www.beauchiefabbey.org.uk

email info@beauchiefabbey.org.uk

Weekly Services are held at Beauchief Abbey

All welcome

st

1 2 & 4 Sundays each month

nd th

Holy Communion: 11.00am

rd

3 Sunday Evensong: 3.00pm

th

5 Sunday Matins 11.00am

Our church services are based on the Book of

Common Prayer

and refreshments are served after the service.

Hall, quoted his dumbfounded driver: ‘So

this is what comes out of only a Bible and

a couple of old men who want to live like

Jesus! Maybe we’re using the wrong kind of

weapons to change the world.’

For those of you who know the story

of Les Miserables – another example of

the effect one person’s love can have for

another is when the priest gives Valjean

more of his own silver to add to what he

had stolen, Valjean goes on to do great

things for his society – all because of that

act of love and compassion.

I can read about social justice, think

about it and talk about it but what am I

going to do about it today and every other

day? Whose example will I follow, could it

be Jesus? He said “go, love one another,

this is the greatest Commandment”.

(John 15 verse 17) Could my family, my

community, my workplace and my city be

like Shimbakuku? Are we using the wrong

weapons and expecting other people and

institutions such as the Government, the

NHS and Education to change our society

instead of “going” and doing it ourselves?

Joy Winks

See our website for more information about

the Abbey and special events.

(Shimbakuku story taken from Simon Coupland, ‘A

Dose of Salts’ [Crowborough: Monarch, 1997])

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 9

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


C S P

ChrisShephardPlumbing.com

SHEFFIELD 8

ALL PLUMBING INSTALLATIONS & REPAIRS

BATHROOM.REFURBISHMENT.SPECIALISTS

SHOWER ROOM-FOR-BATH CONVERSIONS

CENTRAL HEATING

TILING

“Efficient , professional, honest & hard working

I would recommend CSP without hesitation. “

Paul & Karen Stephens, S8

All Work Guaranteed Fully Insured

Free Quotes No Job too Small

T. 0114 220 3299 M.07908 898 827

Come and celebrate

your marriage...

You are invited to a

Marriage Celebration Service on June 8

at 2pm at St Chad’s Church

For? All couples wishing to celebrate their

marriage whether married in our church or

another place.

Why? The blessing of the couples attending

our Centenary Celebration Service in

2012 for those married in St Chad’s was

appreciated so much that we want to give

other couples living in our parish a similar

opportunity this year.

Is a personal invitation needed? No, this

is your invitation but we would appreciate

notice to give an idea of names and

numbers intending to come. Please call the

Church Office on 274 5086 or email office@

stchads.org

Does it have to be a special celebration?

No! Last year one couple had already

celebrated 70 years and for another couple it

was about 70 days!

If you feel blessed, join us and give

thanks to God with others who also wish to

celebrate.

Light refreshments will be served.

Follow @stchadsimpact

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 10

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


When thinking of courtroom

justice, several movies

spring to mind – To Kill

a Mockingbird portrayed a white

lawyer successfully defending a

black man in the deep south of the

USA; Anatomy of a Murder, which

starred James Stewart, again as

the last line of defence, and many

more where Hollywood made sure

that it looked grim for the accused

until the last reel when the truth

was revealed with handshakes and

happiness all round.

These films often sprang from

a huge body of literature, which

proves that the reading public is

fascinated by the goings-on in a

courtroom. Many novelists found

that they could spin a good yarn

around a crime story culminating in

a juicy trial.

On TV also, much viewing

time has been spent in the

courtroom. Older readers may

remember Alastair Sim playing a

Mr Justice Swallow, in the 1967-

1971 comedy series Misleading

Cases, written by A. P. Herbert.

It co-starred Roy Dotrice as the

mischievous, bumbling Mr Albert

Haddock, who, weekly, ended up

in court over some comedic, petty

misdemeanour. One case involved

the latter trying to cash a cheque

written on a cow!

Granada Television

(ITV) produced

Crown Court which

ran from 1972

to1984. This

programme was

put on at about

1.30pm and was

a courtroom

drama with each

case taking three

episodes. At

the end of

the third

episode

a jury of “ordinary people” came

to a verdict on the evidence

presented. This idea has been

repeated many times since.

Another famous legal name on

TV was Perry Mason, a US defence

lawyer who, every episode, proved

someone else “did it”, rather than

his client. This was television’s

most successful and longestrunning

lawyer series and ran from

1957 to 1966 starring Raymond

Burr. It can still be seen on one of

the cable channels every week.

These days TV series starring

legal beagles come and go

regularly (Judge John Deed etc)

and all of the soaps will have

included their fair share of time

spent “up before the beak” –

most of the casts of East Enders,

Coronation Street and Emmerdale

seem to have “done time”.

The courtroom is the perfect

arena for drama. The only time I

have ever been in court was whilst

being trained as a juror (and then I

was never called!). It was cramped

and stuffy. However, modern

courtrooms in the USA, where trials

are often televised, seem very

much larger, more comfortable,

informal, and, perhaps, as such,

are less frightening for witnesses

and the accused.

David Manning

Justice in the Courtroom

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 11

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


At One and at Peace

All couples wanting their baby

to be baptised at St Chad’s

do a three week Saturday

morning preparation course. For

most couples it gives them the

opportunity to ask questions about

life and faith that perhaps they’ve

never really thought through before

and most come away with a much

better understanding of the faith

into which their baby is being

baptised and the significance of

the promises that they have just

made.

One of the most common

questions that I’m asked is “why

did Jesus have to die?” The

crucifixion of Jesus often sounds

a jarring note in the story of God’s

great love. Why does love have

to involve someone suffering a

horrible death? For some people

this alone is enough to put them off

enquiring about faith further.

C.S. Lewis’ story, The Lion,

the Witch and the Wardrobe – a

favourite book and film of many

children – is perhaps the most

well known attempt to make sense

of the story. If you remember,

Edmund has betrayed his friends

in order to taste the White Witch’s

Turkish Delight. By doing so, and

according to the ancient lore of

Narnia, he must die. His brother

and sisters are distraught – is

there nothing that can be done for

their brother? It seems not. But,

as Aslan - the great lion – knows,

there is an older magic that allows

an innocent and flawless victim to

take the place of the condemned

traitor. To the shock and horror of

the children, Aslan allows himself

to be humiliated and killed upon

the Stone Table.

The story, told using fantasy

creatures in a fairytale land,

closely follows the traditional

Christian understanding of Jesus’

death. Having turned our backs

on God and having acted selfishly

towards our fellow humans, we find

ourselves in the place of Edmund:

alienated from God and from each

other. Like bankrupt defendants

in a court of law, we simply don’t

have the capacity to change our

situation. It requires outside

intervention by one who can deal

with not only our selfishness, but

the mess of the whole world. In

short, it requires the action of God.

Justice, in the Bible’s view, is

not a case of everyone getting

their “just desserts” but of God

taking the consequences of our

wrongdoing on to himself. The

death of Jesus Christ on the cross

showed the supremacy of God’s

love over human wickedness, it

defeated death from the insideout,

and it dealt with the besetting

problem of our human nature. The

word sometimes used for this is

“Atonement” which is an Anglo-

Saxon word meaning to make

“at one” - to bring enemies into

friendship.

God’s justice is shown in the

death of Jesus on the cross so that

we can be at one and at peace

with God and with each other.

Rev Toby Hole

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 12

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


I

am very pleased to be asked

to write an article for your

magazine as this gives me

the opportunity to introduce myself

and the work of my team here at

Woodseats.

I manage a team of Police Officers

and Police Community Support

Officers and our primary role is to

deal with crime and community

safety issues affecting people’s lives.

A particular priority for my staff is

to manage long term community

issues. If you have any problems,

concerns or issues then please get

in touch.

I am pleased to report that overall

crime and victim-based crime is still

showing a reduction over the past

12 months. This is little comfort for

those unfortunately a victim and I

understand this. However the picture

is not all doom and gloom. There

is also a lot that can be done to

prevent yourself becoming a victim.

Please follow our crime prevention

advice below. A large percentage of

offences are committed at insecure

properties.

• Do not leave your door unlocked

even when you are in. It takes

seconds to open the door and steal

a handbag, Ipad, laptop phone or

other valuables left on display.

• Never leave property on display.

A laptop left on view on the kitchen

table overnight makes easy pickings.

• Never leave your keys in the

door lock and always hide your car

keys out of sight. You would be

amazed how many times car keys

are thrown on the window sill or

hung just inside the door making it

easy for thieves.

• You can protect your items for

free by registering your property

onto the Immobilise website. This

is a national property register and

makes it easier for us to identify who

property belongs to if it is stolen.

www.immobilise.com.

• Good lighting is an excellent

way to deter a thief. Fitting exterior

lighting with dusk to dawn sensors

is a good idea. These are light

sensitive; they come on when it gets

dark and turn off when it gets light.

Using low wattage bulbs means they

can be a very cheap and effective

security deterrent.

• Burglar Alarms are also effective

and can provide you and your family

with peace of mind. Government

statistics show that 60% of

burglaries on homes fitted with

burglar alarms are unsuccessful so

it really is worth investing in a home

security system.

• Own an iPhone, iPad or Mac?

Please download the find my phone

app. It really does work and has

assisted us to recover numerous

stolen goods and arrest those

responsible. Only last week following

a burglary on Bocking Lane this app

led us to an address in Chesterfield

where the stolen property was

recovered and five people arrested.

• Do you have UPVC doors?

Have you got Eurolocks fitted to

them? We have seen an increase

in burglaries where Eurolocks have

been snapped. They can be easily

replaced with snap-safe versions

for as little as £20. If you need more

information please get in touch.

If you want to keep up to date with

what is happening locally then follow

our Facebook Page. It is updated

daily with crime details, arrests

and other crime and community

safety information. It is also a

great way to pass information

to us quickly and easily. I

would encourage you to

take a look. Search for

Woodseats and Gleadless

Valley Safer Neighbourhood

Teams.

Thank You for your

support.

Insp Ian Stubbs

On the Beat

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 13

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


The Justice of Gilbert

The names Gilbert and Sullivan are as

firmly linked together as Morecambe

and Wise or Laurel and Hardy.

They are almost always thought of

as a team but their backgrounds and

personalities were very different. In fact,

for much of the time, they were hardly on

speaking terms.

William Schwenck Gilbert was born

in London in 1836 into a well-off but

somewhat dysfunctional family. His

father was a retired naval surgeon with

a substantial private income and a

well-staffed household. Gilbert’s nurse

however, seems to have been gullible to

put it mildly, as she seemingly handed

over her two-year-old charge to bandits,

who ransomed him for £25 – an event

which Gilbert made use if in several of

his plots.

After graduating from Kings College

London, he studied law at London’s Inner

Temple and became a barrister. He was

however, a singularly bad barrister and

hardly ever won a case. Again, he used

his experiences in his plays.

Arthur Sullivan, by contrast, was born

in 1842 into a happy but poor family.

His father, Thomas, earned a guinea

(£1.05) per week, playing the clarinet in

the orchestra pit of the Surrey Theatre

in Lambeth. When Arthur was three,

Thomas became bandmaster at the

Royal Military College at Sandhurst and

here little Arthur learned to play most of

the instruments in his father’s band and

began composing at the age of eight. He

became a chorister at the Chapel Royal

and at the age of 14 won a scholarship to

study at the Royal Academy of Music.

The two began their collaboration in

1871 with Thespis (now rarely performed)

but whereas Gilbert was bright but lazy,

Sullivan was hardworking and ambitious;

always wanting to be a great composer

like Beethoven. Indeed, he did compose

some serious music, though little of it

survives today – exceptions including

the song The Lost Chord and a couple

of hymns, Onward Christian Soldiers

and Let Us With a Gladsome Mind. The

problem was, serious music brought

little financial reward and it was from the

topsy turvey world of Gilbert’s plays that

the money came. Wherever the setting,

Venice, Japan or Arcadia, the satire

is always English and directed at real

people in really high places. Gilbert did

not care who he poked fun at– the higher

the better, but Sullivan needed friends in

high places to further his musical

career and always blamed

Gilbert for the fact that

he never achieved his

ambition.

The operas are

all about justice,

fairness and equality

turned upside down:

Strephen – the

Member of Parliament

– “carries every Bill

he chooses,” but his

mortal legs cannot follow

where his fairy body and

head lead; Ko-Ko, the

Lord High Executioner

who has never even

killed a bluebottle,

must execute himself

with his “cheap and

chirpy chopper

on a big black

block”, within an

hour, unless a

substitute can be

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 14

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


miracles, near death experiences,

torture and escaping from impossible

situations.

& Sullivan

Brother Yun experienced all these,

after following God‟s calling since the

age of 16. Through illegal house

churches he helped spread

Christianity through China, whilst

found; and evading the Gondoliers, the Chinese one authorities of whom who

is a king, are saw muddled him as a up dangerous in infancy criminal.

by their nurse After and his as conversion, nobody knows Yun fasted for

which is which 100 days they on run just a republic a bowl of where rice,

everyone is equal. In all praying the plays, for a the chance to

world is unfair and unequal, glance but at that’s a Bible; his

how the real world works family and were equality concerned

is no better because, as for the his Gondoliers sanity. To be

found out: “When everyone found is with somebody, a Bible would

then no-one’s anybody”. have meant serious

In the real world, very consequences few of us and

achieve our dreams, no punishment. matter how hard God

we work. Sullivan didn’t, honoured but in working this fast and

with Gilbert, he changed prayer the face sending of Yun a

musical theatre forever, Bible. and their He immediately shows

are as popular today as read they and were memorised 140

years ago.

chapters from the Bible.

With Sylvia few resources Bennett

During this fast Yun was repeatedly

tortured, humiliated and beaten by

Prison Guards and fellow prisoners. In

prison violent and dangerous men

observed Yun‟s faith and obedience

to God. They realised that he was not

a criminal, just a committed Christian

and came themselves into a deep and

loving relationship with Jesus.

Miraculous and loving interventions

helped Yun for example jumping over

a ten foot wall; walking through the

open doors of a high security prison

unobserved and walking after his legs

were so severely broken (he was told

he would be crippled for life after this

punishment).

Whatever Yun experienced, God

repeatedly demonstrated his

faithfulness never leaving him or his

family to cope alone. We will

probably never experience this kind of

persecution but this book is testimony

to the incredible power of God and his

Holy Spirit.

Sian Mann

CALL IN FOR A CUPPA

At Church House

(56 Abbey Lane)

10am to 12 noon

On the last Saturday of each month.

Bring & Buy (new items)

Handicrafts Home Baking

St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 22 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 15

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


Services at St Chad’s


Sunday Services

The 9am Service

● Traditional in style

● Includes Holy Communion, a sermon & hymns

● Includes refreshments afterwards

● Taken from Common Worship: Holy Communion


the Lifted, 10.30am 11am Service

● Informal and relaxed in style

● An emphasis on families

● Includes music, led by a band

● Includes Refreshments refreshments served from before 10.15-10.45am

the service


Weekday Services

Morning Prayers

• Monday to Thursday at 9am

Evening Prayers

• Monday to Thursday at 5pm

The Thursday 10am Service

• Traditional in style

• Taken from Common Worship: Holy Communion

• Includes Holy Communion, a sermon & hymns

• Held in the Lady Chapel at the back of church


Other Services


Prayer and Praise

A Time to be Still

• To Sunday, be held February on Monday 13 at June 7.30pm 20 and Monday July

18, 7.15-8pm

A


service

A contemplative

of quiet reflection

and meditative

on

form of worship

June 26 and July 24 from 7.15 to 8pm

with Wednesday, the theme March Seeking 9 at Stillness 7.30pm with Jesus .

Ash Wednesday Service

St St Chad’s Chads St Chads Church, Church, Linden Linden Avenue, Avenue, Woodseats Woodseats

email: email:

email: office@stchads.org

office@stchads.org

Church Church

Office: Offices: Offices:

9 Linden 15 Camping 15

Avenue,

Camping Lane, Sheffield

Lane, Sheffield Sheffield

S8 0GA S8 0GB S8 0GB Page Page 316

14 website: website:

website: www.stchads.org

www.stchads.org

Tel: Tel: (0114)

Tel: (0114) (0114)

274 274 5086

274 5086 5086


The name on the court-list

was Mrs Anne Phillips. The

occupation: housewife. The

charge: speeding on the M1. Just

another name on the day’s long

list of motoring offences.

So why was the courtroom

jam-pack full of the world’s press?

Because the lady in question was

none other than Princess Anne.

The Princess didn’t appear in

court. The case was dealt with in

her absence. She was handed a

£40 fine for clocking up 96mph.

But other well-known faces did

appear. People like flamboyant

fighter Prince Naseem, then at the

height of his boxing career, who

received a one-year driving ban

for speeding at 110mph.

Our closeness to the M1 meant

that our court at Alfreton became

Derbyshire’s motorway court, and

an otherwise dull morning session

could become a question of spot

the famous name.

But then life in court was

rarely ever boring. During my 20

years as a JP there was usually

something to enliven the day’s

proceedings.

One defendant made a

desperate bid for freedom, only

to be felled by his rugby-playing

solicitor. Another defendant

escaped from court through a

lavatory window. Then there

was the time when the money

tin containing the morning’s

cash takings was stolen during

the lunchtime recess.

Before becoming a JP, I’d had

plenty of previous experience

of court work. For 20 years I’d

covered court sessions as a local

newspaper reporter – you could

almost say man and boy. Soon

after I started, I recall being

mistaken by a probation officer

for a juvenile offender. Then there

was the time when a defendant

was asked if he wanted to be tried

by the local bench or at the Crown

Court, and he replied: “I want to

be tried by those chaps there” –

mistakenly pointing to the press

bench. Neither he nor I realised

that one day his wish could well

have come true.

People often asked me if I

enjoyed being a JP. I certainly

found it most satisfying and

rewarding.

Having the chance to make a

contribution to the community

while keeping up a fulltime job

was a very worthwhile experience.

But “moonlighting” as a JP

while holding down my work as a

journalist wasn’t easy. My bosses

were happy to let me become

a magistrate, but fitting in the

court sessions and the increasing

number of training events often

meant late nights at the office.

My days in court, however, left

me in full admiration of the British

legal system. I’d advise anyone

with the necessary talents to apply

to become a JP. I wouldn’t have

missed it for the world.

David Hopkinson

On the bench

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 17

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


Celebrating 50 Years

This year, Sheffield Samaritans

celebrates its 50th anniversary. It’s

never been more vital for people to

have a safe place where they can talk

about the things that are troubling them, no

matter how big or small.

Sheffield Samaritans came into existence

in 1963 with a handful of volunteers, to

provide confidential emotional support to

people in distress and despair, including

those with suicidal feelings. From humble

beginnings, the service grew rapidly and

today it is much expanded, providing 24-

hour confidential support by telephone,

email and text. People can also call in

to the branch on Queens Road between

10am and 10pm (face-to-face support

is subject to the availability of

volunteers).

Samaritans answers more than

five million calls for help across

the UK and Ireland each year,

and 30,000 of these are taken

by the volunteers at Sheffield

Samaritans.

Andrea Day, Sheffield

Samaritans Director said:

“There’s no typical person

who calls Samaritans’

helpline and there’s no typical problem that

people talk to us about. It doesn’t matter

what kind of problem you have or how big

or small it may seem. What matters to us is

how your life is making you feel.

“Sometimes people get to a point where

they feel they can’t cope, where it all feels

too much to handle. It’s often worse if they

feel they can’t talk to anyone about what’s

weighing on their mind. People can talk to

us about anything that’s troubling them.”

Sheffield Samaritans is a charity,

funded by donations. If you would

like to donate send a cheque

to Sheffield Samaritans at 272

Queens Road, S2 4DL.

Anytime you are struggling to

cope, call Samaritans, they’re

there for you. Phone 0114 276

7277/0845 790 9090, text 07725

909090, email: jo@samaritans.

org or call in: 272 Queens

Road, Sheffield S2 4DL 10am-

10pm Monday to Friday.

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 18

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


Having somewhere clean,

safe and private to go to the

toilet is something we take

for granted in the west. We are the

lucky ones…2.5 billion people in the

developing world (or 1 in 3 people

on this planet) don’t have any

access to even the most basic toilet

facilities and are forced to relieve

themselves wherever they can find.

Just think about what that means

for them…every day. Imagine what

that must be like for people who

are ill, old, or disabled, or

pregnant women.

I’m sure you can

understand that lack of

access to sanitation means

that people are exposed

to disease, and robbed of

their human dignity. People

in rural areas also risk

being bitten by snakes or

other animals as they try to

find somewhere in the long

grass.

But did you also

appreciate that in many countries

it means that girls simply drop

out of schooling when they reach

puberty, because there is nowhere

safe and private to go to the toilet.

Development charities all say that

educating girls is the most effective

way to improve the health and

economic growth of a country, so

millions of girls not completing

their education has a devastating

cumulative effect. Even worse than

this, many girls and young women

are vulnerable to attacks and

abuse when they are trying to find

somewhere private to “go”.

Every minute, three children under

the age of five die because of dirty

water and poor sanitation. And, right

this minute, around half the people

in the world have an illness caused

by bad sanitation.

This seems to me to be about as

basic a justice issue as you can get.

Lack of access to sanitation keeps

people locked in extreme poverty,

and tackling it can have profound

effects.

The Christian development charity

Tearfund have calculated that

for every £1 spent on water and

sanitation, £8 is returned through

saved time, increased productivity

and reduced health costs. What a

fantastic return on investment!

Here’s a quote from a mother in

Afghanistan who benefitted last year

from a Tearfund project: “We always

used to drink from streams

and all our children had

diarrhoea,” she said. ‘We

spent half our income

on medical costs to help

them because we didn’t

understand the problems,

but now we do. During

the short time in which we

received a bio sand filter

we saw a big change and

our children are now better

and well. The filter is better

than any other gift.’

How can you help? Raise

awareness, donate, campaign, pray.

To find out more, see the following

websites:

• www.tearfund.org/en/what_we_

do_and_where/issues/water_and_

sanitation/

• www.toilettwinning.org/ yes, you

can donate money and ‘twin’ your

loo with a sustainable facility in

a developing country – thereby

changing people’s lives. The toilets

at St Chad’s have been twinned with

loos in Burundi.

• www.wateraid.org/uk/get-involved/

world-toilet-day

I know that for me, several times

a day, going to the loo provides me

with an opportunity to reflect on

this shocking injustice, and to feel

profound gratitude for my toilet. If

like me, you feel angry and sad that

this situation can exist in today’s

world, please get involved.

Jane Howcroft

Desperate for the loo?

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 19

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


Bringing restoration

First of all a few dictionary terms.

‘Restoration’ is something restored,

replaced or reconstructed and ‘Justice’

is the administration of law according to the

prescribed or accepted principles. So what

is ‘Restorative Justice’?

Various schemes have been tried

through the ages to deal with the problem

of criminality. Some have relied on

punishment including the death penalty

as a form of deterrent. Others have tried

the use of the fear of detection with large

numbers of troops or police. A few have

tried the use of informers and spies to

prevent certain forms of crime, notably

rebellion, sedition and the operation of’

liberation or terrorist’ groups.

None have proved in the long term to

have changed people’s attitudes, although

a few have altered in the short and medium

term people’s outward conformity to the

law. As a result there has been a move

towards rehabilitation and community

based sentencing to try and limit the cost

of prison or other secure accommodation,

prevent the pattern of offending behaviour

continuing to force offenders to confront

their offending behaviour before release of

parole.

Restorative Justice fits within this as it

asks the offender to restore, replace or

reconstruct the item or items damaged.

For example, a graffiti artist/vandal would

meet the property owner and from their

own resources remove ‘tags’ or other

forms of unwanted art either with a blank

wall or a piece of art acceptable to the

owner. Another example might be that

of someone convicted of drink driving.

As well as losing their licence and being

suspended from their job they would

also have to perform community service,

including 40 per cent of their hours at a

drink driving rehabilitation centre as an

unpaid volunteer. A criminal who works in

prison may also see part of their earnings

diverted to those he robbed. They may be

asked at the victim’s request to meet them,

explain, apologise, hear from the victim

how they felt and under the proceeds of

crime legislation have assets confiscated

if they cannot prove they were obtained

lawfully.

In some communities from early Irish to

modern day British, a panel of community

leaders or volunteers would work with the

offender to confront the person with the

crime they had committed. They would

impose a sanction, but also work to mentor

the offender so that they can remain in and

contribute to society. This approach would

also include closed societies or institutions

where ex-offenders, ex-addicts and people

further on in the process act as models,

mentors and sources of hope and resource

so that the person can be restored and the

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 20

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


and reconstruction

community be a nice place to be.

Restorative Justice not only provides

for the criminal to be punished but also for

the person against whom the crime was

committed to feel that their needs have

also been taken into account. Rather than

the perpetrator simply being removed from

society, they are given the chance to make

amends for their crime and are able to be

reintegrated into society. Not only that but

because the victim has the opportunity to

be involved in the process they also feel

that they are better able to recover from

their experience and move on more quickly

than would otherwise have been the case.

M.J.G.

A bus shelter for a bus shelter

Have you ever passed a smashedup

bus shelter with glass lying

scattered all over the pavement?

What were your reactions? I

usually have two immediate

responses – “This is just so

senseless,” and “Who’s going to

pay for this?” As I didn’t witness

the incident, I can only surmise at

the reason for the vandalism. As

for payment, I guess, it’s all of us

who pay council tax. But is that

fair? Bring in ‘restorative’ justice

and it could change things.

I belong to a nationwide

scheme called Community Justice

Panels (CJP). We all volunteer

our time to bring wrongdoers and

harmed persons together face

to face to sort out the issues.

Its working is simple. If a lowlevel

crime has been committed

- maybe a car is damaged under

the influence of alcohol – the

police refer the wrongdoer to the

CJP. Both parties agree to go

through panel, so avoiding any

criminal record. The co-ordinator

contacts me and I agree to visit

each party in their home to hear

their versions of the incident.

A date is fixed for the panel to

meet. I will be there as facilitator;

both the wrongdoer and harmed

person may have a supporter

present (often a parent if it’s a

young person) and maybe a police

representative. An agreement

has to be reached by the end of

the panel, signed and acted upon

within a stipulated time.

Facing the wrongdoer with the

consequences of his actions at

this low-level actually seems to

work. I’ve been amazed at the

results. Believing we are called by

Jesus to be peacemakers, I always

pray for a reconciliation and so far

this has happened in every case.

I’ve even seen feuding families

in long-running neighbourhood

disputes embrace each other after

the meeting. When that happens

I feel privileged to witness God’s

work of softening hearts and

restoring broken relationships.

Maybe it could even work for bus

shelters?

Jeremy Thornton

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 21

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


Where’s that from..?

Caught red-handed

Meaning - to be caught in the act of

committing a crime or misdemeanour and with

the evidence of wrong doing there for all to

see, as undeniable proof of guilt.

Derived from - 15th century Scotland,

when violence against fellow men was

commonplace, and other people’s animals

were regularly poached and killed to provide

food for the poor and hungry. It would be fairly

obvious that anyone found to have fresh blood

on their hands would be guilty. The phrase

was first documented in the Acts of Parliament

of James 1, written in 1432, and appeared in

print many times in Scottish legal proceedings

from the 15th century onwards. In 1674, Sir

George Mackenzie wrote, “If he be not taken

red-hand, the sheriff cannot proceed against

him”, in his ‘A discourse upon the laws and

customs of Scotland in matters criminal’.

Here’s how little it costs

to advertise in

Adverts are priced

at the following rates for

one year (six editions):

1/8 page: £110

1/6 page: £155

1/4 page: £225

1/2 page: £445

Full page: £915

Call St Chad’s Church office on

0114 274 5086

or email

impact@stchads.org

for more information

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 22

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


not fair!” Most people

who have spent any time

“It’s

around small children will

have heard those words at some

point, quite often when the child

has asked for something and been

told “No”.

That is not the only time I’ve

heard a child use that phrase,

though. When my elder daughter

first started going to other

children’s birthday parties, she

came home and announced

that she was going to share the

contents of her party bag with her

little sister, especially the slice of

birthday cake. I pointed out that

her sister would go to parties and

have her own party bags and cake

as she got older. My daughter

looked at me and said, “But she

hasn’t got any now and I have so

that’s not fair.” I let her share and,

three years later, both girls still split

their piece of birthday cake with the

other when they come home from

a party.

Children are very quick to see

an injustice – when something

“isn’t fair” – and they are usually

very quick to try and find a solution

as well. This instinctive hunger

for justice is often apparent from

a very early age. Hopefully the

same desire for fairness will remain

as they grow older, but I think

many adults lose a child’s simple

approach to making life fairer and

the sense of urgency that goes with

this.

To a child it is simple: if we have

something and somebody else

does not, we should share. I heard

two small children discussing the

lack of food in other countries. Their

solution? Send them some of ours.

When it was gently pointed out that

it wouldn’t last the journey, they

said, “Okay, send them some of our

money to buy some.”

I know it can’t always

be that simple, but I

sometimes wonder if,

while the adults are

busy talking about

fairness, the

children are

busier practicing

it? Jesus said

that to enter

the Kingdom

of Heaven we

have to become

like a little child.

Maybe this

is part of the

reason why.

Kath Dowson

It’s not fair!

To advertise in call 0114

274 5086 or email impact@stchads.org

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 23

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 24

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


The Legacy

by Katherine Webb

ISBN 9780062077301

The story begins

in beautiful, turn

of the century

Oklahoma, but soon

moves to the present

time as Erica and

Beth Calcott return

to where they had

spent their childhood

summers in a large

house in England.

The house they

return to is their

legacy following the death of their

grandmother, a woman seemingly

full of bitterness. Both sisters are

unhappy with the legacy. The

house holds unhappy memories

for both of them. The story which

follows unearths two terrible family

secrets which Erica uncovers as

she sorts through

her grandmother’s

belongings. Strange

fragments of family

history emerge

and vivid memories

break through to

the surface for both

sisters. It soon

becomes clear that

their past is affecting

their present and

will affect their future

until everything can

be brought to light.

It is a well- crafted

story with unexpected

twists and turns. The characters

are real .I was intrigued to discover

how it would all end and I wasn’t

disappointed. If you are looking

for an easy summer read I would

recommend this book to you.

Ann Lomax

St Chad’s 3rd Age Book Club

Book Review

U-BEND PLUMBING

07855028557


CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC

Complete

Bathroon

Makeovers!

- All budgets catered for

- All calls answered

- All works guaranteed

- OAP discounts!










O ver 25 years experience!

Call David: 07855028557





St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 25

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


Old Testament Law and Order

From earliest times the people of

Israel were nomads - the whole

community moved around to find

food and water and shelter for their

flocks. The power of traditional or

tribal law was to keep the community

safe and strong. Disregard for tribal

custom was too dangerous to be

tolerated. There was a deep rooted

respect for custom and order which

survived the move from nomadic ,

to settled communities, the start of

cities, and the power of the Kings. No

one was outside the law.

The first five books of the Old

Testament – Genesis, Exodus,

Leviticus, Deuteronomy and

Numbers – are the books of the

Law commonly called The Torah. In

order to understand the workings of

Law and Order in ancient Israel we

need to remember that there was

no written law, no police force and

no Public Prosecutor. The judges

were the leaders of the community.

All cases were brought by individuals

who thought they had been wronged.

The place of judgement was the gate

of the city. All trials were held at the

City Gate in full view of the crowds

who shouted either their support

or their condemnation. The plaintiff

and the defendant were to appear

in person before the bench at the

gate of the city. There were usually

at least two witnesses (and no doubt

a large crowd). The responsibility

of witnesses was very heavy. If the

evidence of the witnesses resulted in

the death penalty they were to throw

the first stone. If they were found

guilty of being false witnesses, they

themselves were sentenced to the

punishment which fitted the alleged

crime. If there were no witnesses then

the accused had to answer ‘on oath’.

How the judges arrived at their verdict

we do not know, there were some

cases of trial by ordeal (for example in

Numbers 5:11-31) but the result was

held to be the verdict of God Himself

and there was no appeal.

The court never imposed fines

or committed a person to prison.

For the less serious offences, the

guilty person was sentenced to be

beaten with a rod up to a maximum

of 40 stripes, and the punishment

was administered there and then.

For capital offences (to us a strange

collection ranging from murder to a

son’s rebellion against his parents)

the punishment was stoning to death.

The victim was pelted with stones

until completely buried, there and

then.

The most famous rules, for the

ordering of our personal life and our

relationships with other people, are

the Ten Commandments which you

can find in Exodus 20. The first four

speak of our attitude to God, and the

last six of our attitude to one another

(including the command to honour

your father and mother,and ‘you shall

not bear false witness’). All this was

the case in the Community of Israel

until they were conquered first by the

Greeks and then by the Romans.

The foreign power respected the

Jewish system of law and punishment

wherever possible, but it was the

foreign powers which introduced

prison sentences, and reserved to

themselves the right to impose the

death penalty by crucifixion.

Perhaps this will help us

understand what happened to our

Lord Jesus Christ - the charges

brought by Judas, the evidence of

‘false witnesses’,the charges brought

‘outside the city wall’, the penalty to

be flogged (40 stripes save one).

Also the shouts of the crowd egged

on by the priests that he should be

sentenced to death by crucifixion.

Maybe it will also inform our

understanding of our own judgement

at the gates of the heavenly City and

the place of Christ as our Witness

and Saviour.

Rev Canon Peter Wright

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 26

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


Join the campaign

E

W

The world produces enough food it is needed.

for everyone, but not everyone has The big demo – hoped to be bigger

AI

than

enough food.

Make Poverty History – will be in London

That’s the central message of the on Saturday June 8.

Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign. Book your place on a coach from

And you are invited to join the IF

Sheffield, leaving Granville Road, near

campaign this June and persuade the All Saints School at 6.45am prompt, and

G8 leaders that there is enough food for Meadowhead, Graves Park upper gates

everyone

7am.

IF

There will be a service at Westminster

• poor countries receive the aid to combat Central Hall at 11.30am followed by a

starvation helping poor people feed demonstration walk to Hyde Park with

ith

themselves;

thousands

events there from 2pm

of

to 5pm, returning

oth

at

• big companies don’t dodge taxes which 6pm.

pay for food supplies,health care The cost is £25, £12 students and

schools;

children or those who really can’t afford.

• poor farmers are not driven off their land; For more information, or to book with full

that

• governments and

ensures

big companies are payment, call Keith

there

Burdett on 0114 236

is

honest and open about getting food where 4353.

x dodging,

Sadie

land

Hallatt

grab

St Chad’s Church has two

rooms available for hire at

Mobile Hair Stylist

orthern Ireland, we

56 Abbey Lane

Call Sadie on

0771 2461064

Professional, reliable stylist with

over 18 years of experience

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 27

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


Registers 2013

Baptisms

March

17 Thomas Allan Edwards

Archie Charles Mosforth

April

7 Harry Nicholas Croft

21 Harriet Rose Corker

Funerals

March

8 Peter Marshall (86)

April

3 Arthur Walker (78)

29 Jean Olive Mace (79)

l If you have recently had a new

baby and would like to celebrate that

baby’s birth with a service in church then

please come to one of our thanksgiving

and baptism mornings at St Chad’s.

The morning will explain the difference

For Weddings and Funerals

You don’t have to be a churchgoer to

have a wedding in church or be

‘religious’ to have a dignified and

meaningful funeral service at St Chad’s.

If you live in the Woodseats or Beauchief

area, St Chad’s would be delighted to help

you, whether it is planning the Big Day or

saying goodbye to a loved one.

For weddings please contact St Chad’s

church office. For funerals please tell your

funeral director that you would like to have

a church service.

between the two services and give

parents an opportunity to ask any

questions.

Please call the church office on

0114 274 5086 if you are interested in

attending and to find out the latest dates.

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 28

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


MALLORN

ROOFING CONTRACTORS

Glynn Parker

Electrical Installations

17th Edition

Lights - Sockets - Rewires

PART P REGISTERED

Call now! Tel: 0114 274 8424 or

Mob: 07986 174 125

32 Chatfield Road, Woodseats, Sheffield,

S8 0HE. glynn84@btinternet.com

7 Dale View Road, Sheffield S8 0EJ

‘Phone 0114 235 6002

Mobile 07853 350 085

Email mallornroofing@hotmail.co.uk

Specialists in...

Re-Roofing

Flat Roofing

Ridge Pointing

Replacing Damaged

Slates and Tiles

Guttering

Storm Damage - Insurance Work

FREE ROOF SURVEY

24 Hour Call-Out Service

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 29

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


Contacts @ St Chad’s

CHURCH OFFICE 9 Linden Avenue 274 5086

S8 0GA

Term time office hours:

Mon 10am1pm; Tues 9.30am1pm;

Thurs 9.30am1pm; Fri 9am11am

Church Office Administrator

Helen Reynolds

email: office@stchads.org

Vicar Toby Hole (Vicarage) 274 9302

email: toby@stchads.org

Reader/Assistant Minister Yvonne Smith 274 5086

for the elderly

Youth Worker Nick Seaman 274 5086

email: nick@stchads.org

Besom in Sheffield

Steve Winks and

Darren Coggins 07875 950170

Impact magazine Tim Hopkinson 274 5086

email: impact@stchads.org

Church Wardens Malcolm Smith 274 7159

Jimmy Johnson 274 5086

Deputy Wardens

Nigel Belcher

Linda McCann

Buildings Manager Nigel Belcher 274 5086

email: nigel@stchads.org

Uniformed Groups

Group Scout Leader Ian Jackson 235 3044

Guide Leader Jemma Taylor 296 0555

CHURCH HOUSE 56 Abbey Lane 274 8289

Bookings Helen Reynolds 274 5086

Visit our website: www.stchads.org

St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 3 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

PLEASE NOTE: The inclusion of advertisements in Impact in no way means the

advertiser is endorsed or recommended by St Chad’s Church.

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 30

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 31

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 32

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org

More magazines by this user
Similar magazines