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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



Abbey Lane


St Chad's

Church &



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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


Outstanding academic


Individual care and

attention, helping

each pupil to achieve

their potential.

Co-educational sixth form

providing the balance

when it matters.

The “all-in” cost of a wedding now averages a shade

over £18 000. This includes the honeymoon, which

at an average of £3 500 is fairly hefty in itself (long

gone are the days when a honeymoon was a three day

trip to Torquay). The wedding venue and catering cost

near £6 000 and the rest of the cost is made up with all

the paraphernalia that a modern wedding demands these


It is no wonder, then, that over the last few years

weddings have been called off and postponed due to

unemployment or other financial hardship. It is also

no wonder, that given the cost, many couples decide

against marriage and instead opt to put the money

towards a deposit for a house.

The cost of celebrating is soaring. Post-baptismal

parties are now often elaborate, as are special wedding anniversaries,

graduation parties or other significant markers in life. There is a growing

industry in professional celebration organisers and suppliers – it is after all

the background of the Duchess of Cambridge’s parents.

But celebrating should surely not be confined to the big events in life

– and it is a great shame if really important events such as weddings

and baptisms are put aside because the cost of celebrating is too much.

Priorities seem to have been twisted somewhat.

I am a great believer in celebrating regularly and often. That means

celebrating the small things in life as well as the big things. Wedding

anniversaries are great – but why not also celebrate engagement

anniversaries. I have a friend who celebrates the same day every

month being married to his wife. They have celebrated their wedding

over 100 times now! I believe in celebrating the small achievements in

life – finishing a redecoration, a job promotion or a good appraisal. I am

reminded of one vicar whose advice to a newly married couple was that

they ensure that at all times a bottle of champagne is kept in the fridge, as

you may never know when you need it!

In Christianity the word “celebrate” also has a technical

meaning, which is to preside at Holy Communion. In

fact the technical word for Holy Communion, Eucharist,

is Greek for Thanksgiving. So each Sunday when I

preside at Holy Communion, I am in fact celebrating at

a thanksgiving. The thanksgiving in this case being for

the God’s goodness and love shown us in Jesus Christ.

As I said, I celebrate regularly and often – at least once

a Sunday! And on plenty of other occasions as

well. So find an excuse to raise a glass this

week. God is good.

Rev Toby Hole,

Vicar, St Chad’s Church, Woodseats

December 2013/

January 2014

Delivered free to 5,250 homes in S8

A Time for Celebrating

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

email: office@stchads.org

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Where do Santa’s little helpers

go to get fit?

The elf club!

A shopper lost

her handbag

in the bustle

of Christmas

shopping. It

was found by

an honest young

boy and returned

to her. Looking in her

purse, she commented,

“Hmmm... That’s funny.

When I lost my bag there

was a £20 note in it. Now

there are 20 £1 coins.”

The boy quickly replied,

“That’s right. Last time

I found a lady’s purse,

she didn’t have any

change for a reward.”



monkeys sing

at Christmas?

Jungle bells!

What do

snowmen do at

the weekend?

Chill out!

That’s the best one-star hotel I’ve

ever seen!

What do elves do

after school?

Their gnome


Young Sam thanked

his uncle for the

guitar he gave him for

Christmas. “It’s the

best present I ever

got,” he said.

“My mum gives me

£1 a day not to play it

during the day and dad

gives me £5 a week not

to play it at night!”

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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.

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National Meet the Council Animal for Farm Divorced, car park;

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November 29 & 30

January An Evening 30 - February of Christmas 5 Song

AEGON and Merriment British Tennis by Woodseats Tour

Graves Musical Tennis Theatre and Company Leisure Centre

World Abbeydale ranked Sports players Club compete

alongside 7.30pm local Sheffield players.

An Call evening 0114 283 of songs 9900. from shows

including South Pacific and The

King and I, music from the rock ‘n’


roll era and


the opportunity to join in

Book favourite Sale Christmas songs.

36 Tickets: Crawshaw Concert Grove, and Beauchief Pie and Peas

10am-12pm supper £12, concert only £10.

Good & Call quality 01246 second-hand 290499 or 0114 books

for 2468242. sale in aid of the Alzheimer‟s

Society. Donations of paperback

novels November or biographies 30 in good

condition Concert are with welcome Loxley Silver (but not Band





due to space


7.30 pm.


A concert of Christmas music with

a slot for audience requests and

February interspersed 5 with people reading

Free their Environmental favourite seasonal Activities stories.

Millhouses Tickets are Park £8, £6 concessions and


£3 for children.

Obstacle Money raised course to and be donated stream to

dipping H.A.R.C activities for 8 - 13 year


Call 0114 263 4335.

February 12

Free December Environmental 8 Activities

Millhouses Sheffield Antiques Park Quarter


Vintage Christmas Market

Abbeydale Picture House

Nature quiz trail, stream dipping



A Christmas

bug hunting



with stalls

for 8 - 13

year selling olds. Retro, Vintage, Antiques and

Arts. Call There 0114 will 263 also 4335. be local artisan

foods, live music and mulled wine.

February Admission 12 £1, children get in free.

Free Environmental Activities

Ecclesall December Woods 8 Sawmill


Lowedges Christmas Market




& Bradway

trail, stream



Meeting Hall

and bug hunting activities for 8 - 13





gift and craft stalls, music

by Call Big Al’s 0114 Funhouse, 235 6348. a Christmas

Show, carols and a brass band.

February & 0114 237 204492

Why Not Try A Bike

Greenhil December Park 10

10am-2pm Escafeld Chorale in Concert

Rediscover All Saints’ Church, your cycling Ecclesall skills in



Park. The rangers will

A mixture of music and readings

provide a bike, helmet and

followed by seasonal refreshments.


This concert


is in association

at the Bowls

Pavilion, with the Lost Greenhill Chord Park. charity which

Booking works to is help essential. those suffering with

dementia Call 0114 by using 283 9195. music.

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 12. more

details see the Abbey notice


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

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the Countess Judith. He has checked by another. There are

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other than his memory and God, he

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consequences and

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against William1. faithfulness His never lands leaving passed him or his

collected, led the people to compare

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commissioners were sent out to tenant-in-chief and one of the

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Christmas in hospital ... yesterday and today

At the annual nurses’ reunion,

talk as usual turned to times

past and how things have

changed. Christmas was always

special and planning would begin

in November when consultants

and ward staff would select

patients from the waiting list to

be admitted over Christmas.

The old, the frail and the lonely

would have first choice. During

December, Christmas dinner

would be served to the junior

staff by matron and the senior


Matron had to light the brandy

on the pudding and run round

the room with it before the

flames went out. Also during

December each sister had

a shopping day off and was

given £5 to spend on extras

for the ward or patients such

as crackers or decorations. The

Christmas trees – each around nine feet

tall – were delivered on December 23 to

be put up by the fitters with the electrician

checking the lights.

Christmas proper began on Christmas

Eve when the decorations were put up.

Each ward had a theme which was a

closely-guarded secret and patients and

doctors were all roped in to make the

props. After supper the carol singing

began and, capes wrapped tightly around

us, we collected storm lanterns and hymn

sheets from the porters’ lodge. The early

birds also got mince pies and a glass of

rum and green ginger to keep out the

cold. Every ward was visited and we sang

non-stop all the way round. The ward

windows were opened so everyone could

listen as we crossed the yard outside.

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This photo has been loaned to us

by Lynda Bralsford who can also

remember the decorations being

put up on the wards and Christmas

celebrations in hospital. She is

pictured in hospital aged six in 1950.

Christmas Day began with a service

in the chapel and we made sure each

patient had 3d or 6d from the petty cash

box for the collections. Father Christmas

would arrive about 10am with a gift for

every patient and student nurse courtesy

of the hospital board and Westfield

insurance scheme. He was followed by

matron and the admin staff to judge the

ward decorations and award prizes. Then

at midday the dinner trolley arrived and

Silent night,

Holy night,

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s an NHS doctor I often think of

this carol as I join the thousands

of people who work over the

Christmas period. For many the

nights are less than calm.

For those of you who have never

worked shifts it is difficult to explain

the emotional rollercoaster of waiting

for the Christmas rota – “Will I be on

shift? Will it be nights or days?” – and

trying to juggle Christmas festivities

around work and the grim realisation

that you will not be at home. My worst

rota was when I worked every night

from Christmas day to New Years Day

morning. I am sure others have similar


The part I find most difficult is

leaving those I love, the comfort of my

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the consultant surgeon would don his

gown and mask to carve the turkey.

Everyone had Christmas dinner and

staff also ate on the ward. There was

always plenty left to put aside for the night

staff. In the afternoon the consultants

usually brought their families onto the

ward for tea and then after visitors and

supper everyone would gather round the

piano to sing well-loved carols and songs

until bed time.

home & celebrations, and starting the

long cold drive into work. This is soon

forgotten though, when joining the

effort to make the patient experience

as festive as possible and sharing in

the staff camaraderie.

As a children’s doctor it has been

a privilege in the small hours of the

night: to see nurses stuff stockings

with donated gifts for each child’s

bed; to be present at the birth of

Christmas babies; and even be part

of a wider team resuscitating and

transferring acutely unwell children in

the back of an ambulance.

You are sharing the experience of

Christmas working with numerous

people in all different roles and in all

different locations, creating family

where you are.

As I am not working this Christmas,

during all my chaos and preparation

I will remember those who, whilst

working, are finding different ways to

share and celebrate together. Even

if that is the simple act of toasting in

the New Year with a fruit pastille in

the back of an ambulance. After all, is

that not what Christmas is about?

Esther Corker

So over our salmon tea we talked and

remembered. Then someone said ‘Do you

remember those Chantrey statues that

stood outside? I wonder what happened

to them.’ Nobody knew. Sir Francis

Chantrey carved Faith and Hope in 1797

and they stood either side of the door for

nearly 200 years until the hospital closed.

He never carved Charity – but then he

didn’t need to, for she was always within!

Sylvia Bennett

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

email: office@stchads.org

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Community Advent Calendar 2013

It’s time to get your walking (or driving)

shoes on again to visit all 24 of our

Advent windows around Woodseats

either day by day as they light up from the

December 1 or as a tour round them all

after December 24. I know of one family

who have made it an annual New Year’s

Day competition, and others who walk off

the excesses of Christmas dinner, enjoying

the windows as they go!

This year we are really pleased to have

new people decorating their windows and

are especially excited that Abbey Lane

Primary School is taking part.

The competition is to find a hidden

letter in each window, write them down

in sequence and, when you have all of

them, see what they spell out. Completed

answers can be emailed to office@

stchads.org, or hand-delivered or posted

to St Chad’s Church Office, St Chad’s

Church, Linden Avenue S8 0GA by

Sunday January 5. All correct answers will

be put in a hat and a winner chosen.

You do not have to be a member of a

church to join in.

If you think you would like to dress a

window next year please let us know at St

Chad’s Church Office and we will contact

you nearer the time.

We do hope you have a very happy and

peaceful Christmas and that the windows

are part of your celebrations.

Joy WInks














Abbey Lane




The windows...

56 Abbey Lane (Church House)

Abbey Lane Primary School

15 Camping Lane

13 Marshall Road

12 Bromwich Road

60A Mitchell Road

63 Moor View Road

31 Linscott Road

115 Moor View Road

38 Holmhirst Drive

The Ale House, Fraser Road

8 Cawthorne Close



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49 Chantrey Road

15 Cross Chantrey Road

13 Bingham Road

34 Wellcar Road

8 Moor View Road

14 Linscott Road

Linden House Flats, Linden Ave

23 Harbord Road

31 Strelley Avenue

49 Strelley Avenue

St Chad’s Vicarage, Linden Ave

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Welcome to Beauchief Abbey

Our services are based on the Book of Common Prayer

December 2013 Services


1 Special Advent Service 11.00am Holy Communion

th th nd

Sun 8 15 & 22 11.00am Holy Communion


Tues 24 7pm Christmas Eve Carol Service


Wed 25 10.30am Christmas Day Holy Communion


Sun 29 11.00am Matins

From January 2014

st nd th

1 2 & 4 Sundays each month

11.00am Holy Communion


3 Sunday Evensong: 3.00pm


5 Sunday Matins 11.00am

Wishing you a joyous Christmas and Happy New Year











Jewish boy automatically

becomes Barmitzvah on

reaching the age of 13 and a

girl becomes Batmitzvah on reaching

the age of 12. Girls generally mature

earlier than boys and this fact is

reflected in the religious life of the

Jewish people.

‘Bar’ is ‘son’ in Aramaic which

used to be the vernacular of ancient

times. Barmitzvah means ‘son of

the Commandment’ and Batmitzvah

is ‘daughter of the commandment’.

The term refers to those coming of

age, however it is correct to refer to

the ceremony itself and it is more

likely to hear of someone having

a Barmitzvah or being invited to a

Batmitzvah. In preparation for these

ceremonies the children have spent

many years in Hebrew class to be

able to read write and translate

Hebrew pieces. Under Jewish

law children are not obligated to

keep the commandments and the

Barmitzvah ceremony publicly marks

the assumption of that obligation

and gives the boys the right to take

part in and be counted as part of a

Minyan of ten for religious services.

For both boys and girls it gives the

right to form binding contracts and

to testify before religious courts.

The father then makes a special

blessing to the effect that he is no

longer responsible for his son’s, or

daughter’s, sins now that he is a

man and she is a woman.

In the orthodox and traditional

services, the boy is called up on

the Sabbath to read the Maftir, his

portion of the law in the Torah, and

this is followed by his singing of the

Haftara, a portion selected from one

of the prophetic books of the bible.

Both are read and sung in Hebrew.

The Barmitzvah dates back to the

14th Century and has always been

for the boys becoming men. The

girls had to wait until 1922 before

their ceremony was introduced. Until

recently the role of women in Jewish

life was limited to the home and their

part in the synagogue service was

only brought on and developed by

the Reform and Liberal communities.

In the Sabbath orthodox services

the girls still take no part and have a

special Sunday service where they

may join a group of their own age to

be confirmed. The party following the

service can be modest or ‘over the

top’, depending on the parents’ view

of their own social standing and the

development of it in the community.

The play, Barmitzvah Boy by

Jack Rosenthal, tells the tale of a

London taxi driver whose son is

so unimpressed by the men in his

life that he doesn’t want to become

one. On the day that his parents

have spent their life savings on

an elaborate reception and, more

specifically, on his mother’s dress,

he goes missing and is not in the

synagogue to be called up to read

his portion of the Torah. His sister

finds him in the park where he is

reciting his Barmitzvah pieces while

standing on his head. He sings them

to her and she pronounces them

perfect. The family go and see the

Rabbi to explain what has happened.

The mother is in tears and the

father is thinking that he might

have to sell his cab to finance the

reception again. The Rabbi decides

it is perfectly in order to make a

prayer and sing your piece of the law

while standing on your head in the

park. He then pronounces that the

Barmitzvah boy has become a man

and the party can now go ahead.

Stephen Swycher

The Barmitzvah

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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Celebrating 100 Years

As you may know, particularly

if you read Impact regularly,

2012 was the centenary

of the consecration of St Chad’s

church. What you may not know

is that St Chad’s was not initially

part of the diocese of Sheffield.

Nor, despite it being in Derbyshire

at the time, was it part of the

diocese of Derby (which was not

founded until 1927). It was part

of the Diocese of Southwell which

at the time covered much of what

we now know as Nottinghamshire,

north Derbyshire and some of

South Yorkshire.

However, St Chad’s was not

part of this diocese for long. In

1914 it was decided to form a new

diocese covering the South Riding

of Yorkshire with its cathedral as

the parish church of the city of

Sheffield. Next year therefore

sees the centenary of the

Diocese of Sheffield and

celebrations will be taking

place throughout South


The theme of the centenary

celebrations will be that of

pilgrimage and the dates and

locations of the celebrations

are listed on this page.

The Bishop of Sheffield

will be present at each

event which will involve

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2014 celebrations

June 8 Sheffield Cathedral

June 15 Waterways Museum

June 22 Beauchief Abbey

July 20 Conisborough Castle

September 7 Roche Abbey

September 14 Doncaster Minster

September 28 Worsbrough Mill

October 19 Rotherham Minster

One of the things that has

always fascinated me is how

often food is at the centre of

everything we celebrate whether it

is a baptism, wedding, birthday or

even as part of a funeral or some

other event.

Food is not only about providing

us with nourishment but is also

something that provides ‘cultural

glue’. Just as a culture is identified

by its language or its faith, it is

also identified by the food that is

traditionally used in its celebrations.

If you doubt me just think of how

Thanksgiving is celebrated in the

USA and you will no doubt find the

image of turkey irresistible.

In some countries, especially

Eastern Europe, carp is traditionally

eaten at Christmas-time. I cannot

imagine eating carp at anytime, but

that is because it’s a cultural thing

just like sprouts. Talking of sprouts,

they too are traditional in a lot of

European countries or countries

which have a close relationship

with us such as Australia or

New Zealand, and they really

are thought to have originated

in Belgium – hence the name

Brussels sprouts. However earlier

varieties are thought to have been

known to the Romans, so who


Weddings feasts also exhibit a

different array of food depending

on the culture of the country in

which the marriage takes place. We

may celebrate with a roast dinner

and wedding cake – although that

tradition is slowly being replaced

with less formal dinners which may

include fish and chips or even pork

pie as the heart of the meal.

In other countries traditions vary

also. In Greece it may be goat

whilst in Morocco it may well be

lamb. In Thailand it could be a dish

centred on rice and in Zimbabwe

it may well be a traditional meat

stew. My favourite is the Philippines

where pork is traditionally used

for the main course but the sweet

course will be really sweet with

a selection of traditional sugary

puddings to promote a sweet

marriage – how sweet!

In some countries welcoming

you with food is so much a part

of the culture that people will feel

they are insulting you if they do not

feed you and that you are insulting

them if you do not eat it. This can

be a blessing as well as a curse.

Once we took a Romanian family

to visit their relatives in the north of

Romania in a borrowed minibus.

It was a lovely journey through

the mountains and through lots of

unspoilt countryside, although with

a varying quality of unfenced roads

through the mountain passes.

Unfortunately, every time we were

introduced to another family we

were greeted by a table laden with

food. Over the course of the first

day we were offered, and had to

accept, three breakfasts and three

lunches as well as lots of other

snacks and a hearty evening meal

as well. We could have refused

but realised that each family may

well have spent the entire week’s

food budget to feed us so it would

have been churlish to refuse.

Unfortunately we had to do it again

the next day.

It reminds me of another

celebration - The Vicar of

Dibley Christmas edition

where Dawn French

had to eat four


dinners. Don’t

worry if you

missed it

– I am sure

it will be on

again this


Steve Winks

Celebrations with Food

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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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

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Ash Wednesday Service


ick Herron has

published six thrillers;

the most recent, Slow

Horses (2010), was

shortlisted for the Crime Writers’

Association’s Ian Fleming Steel

Dagger, awarded to the year’s best

thriller, while his novella Dolphin

Junction won the Ellery Queen

Readers’ Award in 2009. Amy Hole

asked him about his work…

What started you writing fiction?

It started with reading, of course.

When I was young I preferred reading

to real life, so wanting to write was a

natural progression from that. I wrote

stories as a child, poetry as a young

adult, and started writing a novel once I

realised I didn‟t actually need anyone‟s

permission to do so. Reading is always

a catalyst for the young. That‟s just one

reason why the planned closure of so

many libraries is a long-term disaster in

the making.

Why thrillers?

I need a solid framework to hang

everything on, otherwise 10.30am I flounder. I

was 18 months into my one serious

attempt at a non-genre novel, and had

written something like 100,000 words,

before realising that I didn‟t know what

it was about. The crime/thriller genre

provides a focus I lacked


on that

attempt; and it works as scaffolding, not

as a straitjacket. Slow Horses, for

instance, has a fairly complex plot, but

what interested me most was that it

involved a cast of characters who were

all, in one way or another, failures,

looking for redemption. In this, as in

much else, I‟ve been encouraged by

the work of writers like Reginald Hill,

who show what‟s possible within the

confines of genre.

How do you start writing a novel?

By putting the moment off for as long

as possible. I have a vague idea for the

book after the one I‟m writing now – so

won‟t be ready to work on for another

year at least – but have pushed it to the

Sunday 8th December

back of my mind where it can

grow quietly in the darkness. I

haven‟t committed anything to

paper yet, on the ground that if

I forget 4pm it that easily, it‟s

obviously not up to much.

When I‟m ready to start

work, on the other hand, I‟ll

throw as much as I can onto

paper as quickly as possible –

fragments, mostly; snatches of

dialogue, random descriptions

of places, much of which won‟t be used.

But I need a lot of material to hand

before I write the opening words, and

admit I‟ve started something new. It‟s a

way of 6pm avoiding blank page syndrome, I


When do you write?

Most days, between about 7.15 and

8.30. More at weekends.

What are the best - and worst -

aspects of what you do?

The best part of writing is redrafting.

The hard work‟s been done, and there‟s

a peculiar joy in deleting as many words

as possible. Some evenings I struggle

to get down 300 words or so, but I

never have difficulty in removing that


As for the worst part: well, it‟s a selfinvolved

pursuit. And an anti-social one.

My first thought on receiving any kind of

invitation tends to be: That‟ll cost me an

evening‟s work. Which is not a

response most people want to hear

from someone they‟ve suggested an

outing to.

Which other authors do you like?

It might be simpler to list the books

I‟ve most enjoyed this year – Nicola

Barker, Burley Cross Postbox Theft;

Paul Murray, Skippy Dies; Jonathan

Coe, The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell

Sim; Barbara Trapido, Sex and

Stravinsky; Scarlett Thomas, Our Tragic

Universe. Seamus Heaney‟s latest

collection, Human Chain, is among his

best. And the books I‟m looking forward

to are the new novels by Kate Atkinson

and John le Carré, and Philip Larkin‟s

Letters to Monica.

Christingle Service

An informal service with traditional

Christingles especially for children

Sunday 15th December

Traditional Carol Service

A traditional carol service with lessons

and carols followed by mince pies

Christmas Eve - Tuesday, 24th December


Christmas Day - Wednesday, 25th December


Christmas Day Service

An informal service for all ages

to celebrate Christmas Day

Pre-school Nativity

0-4yrs, with figures from the manger

Craft activities from 10am for under 5s

Crib Service

For all ages, especially children

Midnight Communion

Traditional service

Christmas at St Chad’s

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Paint the town red

Meaning - to indulge in a spell of rather

rowdy partying

Derived from - an event attributed to one

Marquis of Waterford, a well-known rogue

in the early 19th Century. His antics

included fighting duels, breaking windows

and causing general mayhem - he was

famous for being “asked to leave” Oxford

University! In 1837 it is said that he,

and a group of friends, ran riot in Melton

Mowbray and covered the toll bar, and

several buildings, in red paint. It isn’t

known if they were under the influence of

alcohol or not, but a painting, reproduced

in the New Sporting Magazine in July

of that year, records the event. It seems

rather strange, but the first use of the term

appeared in print nearly 50 years later

across the Atlantic in the New York Times

- “Then the Democrats charged upon the

street cars and, being wafted into Newark,

proceeded, to use their own metaphor, to

“paint the town red”.

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On Saturday September 21

Pauline Johnson and I were

authorised and licensed as Lay

Readers for St Chad’s Church at

Doncaster Minster by Bishop Steven

of Sheffield.

What is a Lay Reader? According

to the Church of England website:

“Readers are lay people in the Church

of England, from all walks of life,

who are called by God, theologically

trained and licensed by the Church

to preach, teach, lead worship and

assist in pastoral, evangelistic and

liturgical work.”

The celebration service at

Doncaster Minster was packed full

of friends and family who came to

witness and share in the service of

worship and licensing of people from

all over the Diocese of Sheffield.

Traditionally, Readers wear a black

cassock underneath a white surplice,

in much the same way as a Church of

England vicar, and also a blue scarf.

According to my daughters I was

wearing a dress! My response to this

is that what we wear is important: in

an emergency situation I would feel

comforted in recognising a fireman,

police officer or doctor – so in the

same way people recognise and are

comforted by the traditional clothing

of clergy. I don’t think this response

convinced my daughters, perhaps

they prefer my vicar’s suggestion that

it is more like combat gear!

Why did I become a Reader? It all

started about four years ago, when

St Chad’s was without a vicar. During

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this time I felt God nudging me to offer

to preach, something I hadn’t done

for many years. So I offered, and

before long I was preaching almost

on a monthly basis! Then one Sunday

Yvonne Smith, herself an experienced

Reader at St Chad’s asked me if I’d

ever considered becoming a Reader.

Funnily enough I had recently been

reading about being a Reader.

With Yvonne’s support and the

church’s backing I applied and was

accepted on a three-year Reader’s

training course at Sheffield School

of Ministry. There followed three

years of reading, studying, reading,

writing assignments, reading, leading

services, reading, ministry training,

and more reading – I can see why

Readers are called Readers! But the

studying and learning was only one

aspect of the training; for me, working

with people from different Christian

traditions, and gaining experience

in ministry, was nothing less than

formational. Now I am licensed as a

Reader I am enjoying rolling up my

sleeves and getting stuck into serving

God and His people at St Chad’s –

why not come along one Sunday and

hear me preach?!

My lasting memory of the

celebration service is this: I was sat

on the very front row in the Minster,

and before the service started, I

stood up to look around. Everywhere

I looked I could see friends from

St Chad’s, old and young, waving

encouragingly at me, each had taken

the trouble to get to Doncaster and

•Pauline and Daren with St Chad’s vicar Rev Toby Hole and

some of those who travelled to the service in Doncaster

share in the


There was

so many of

them! What a

great bunch

of folk at

St Chad’s,

my family in




Celebration of Lay Ministries

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When it comes to singing

songbirds are nature’s real

virtuosos. They possess a

musical instrument more complex

than anything in the orchestra.

Known as the syrinx, it is the bird’s

version of the voice box, or larynx,

in humans. The syrinx has two

pairs of vocal chords so songbirds

can produce two notes at the same

time. They routinely perform a feat

equivalent to a musician playing two

instruments at once while dancing.

Not many humans can achieve that,

although some opera singers might

come pretty close.

When we humans sing, we do it

because we enjoy it and it makes it

feel good, but to a bird his song is

his life. He sings to attract a mate

(and those with the best voices

attract the most females – like pop

stars today). He sings to defend

his territory - song and display are

meant to prevent a fight rather than

provoke one. ‘Don’t even think about

it,’ he says, ‘you’d be bound to lose,

I’m the greatest!’ He also passes on

his song to future generations.

Watching birds sing, it is obvious

that they enjoy it. Indeed scientists

have found that chemical changes

take place in the brain of a female

nightingale as she listens to the

male bird’s song. Similar changes

take place in our brains when

we sing and chemicals called

endorphins are released which

make us feel happy and elated.

Singing also stimulates the memory

and is used to help stroke survivors

and people with dementia. These

people, although unable to speak,

can often sing complete songs from

their youth, word and tune perfect.

Charities like The Lost Chord and

Mindsong work to help these people

regain life and happiness.

But the voice is a muscle, and,

like all muscles, bird and human, it

needs to be used and kept in tune.

Fortunately this is enjoyable as well

as good for us. Singing uses many

muscles including the diaphragm

(our bellows).

The brain uses huge amounts of

oxygen, burning more calories than

the equivalent time spent in the gym

and the controlled breathing helps

clear our lungs and breathing tubes

which is why asthmatics are often

prescribed singing lessons.

We humans, like birds, were

designed to sing and so we have

from Old Testament times. There

are hundreds of references in the

Bible to singing, dancing and musicmaking.

The songs were written to

be sung and many have headings

such as ‘to the choir master’. King

David, Jesus’ ancestor, was the

greatest Psalm writer and he would

not only have written the words but

also compose the music. Although

we might never know what these

tunes sounded like it is possible that

we still sing some of them today. For

just as the blackbird sings the same

song he sang 2,000 years ago, so

much of our own music has been

passed down through the centuries.

Certainly the early Christians still

sang the same songs Jesus sang

in the temple and much of our own

church music is well over 1,000

years old. St Matthew tells us that

after the Last Supper the final thing

Jesus did before setting out to face

his last ordeal was to sing a hymn

with his friends (Matthew 26:30). Is

it not possible that we know the tune

and still sing it today?

Here are some lines from a prayer

by Eddie Askew:

“Lord, I know your song

I want to make it my own

A pilgrim song which takes me on

my way.

I’ll sing it solo if I must, but there are

times we can sing it together. But

Lord, I’ll go on singing ‘til the day

I sing it in your presence loud and

free, the harmony complete.

Eddie Askew, ‘I’ve Been Thinking


Sylvia Bennett

Celebration of Singing

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Celebrations past

We asked members

of St Chad’s 3rd

Age Ministry

groups about their

memories of celebrations

in the past. Here are a few

of them...

Mary brothers

“I was married in 1947 when most things were on ration.

I had enough clothes coupons to buy a new blue dress and

both my sisters were bridesmaids. We held a reception at

Davy’s cafe in Rotherham. The menu of course was limited

– salad and boiled ham. We had a lovely cake as some

of the neighbours and friends contributed dried fruit etc.

We had to go to a studio in Rotherham for photographs.

We were given a send-off at the station with confetti etc

as we were having our honeymoon in London. We had to

change trains at Sheffield which pleased my new husband

as we could get rid of the confetti. Unfortunately there was

a delay and we ended up on the mail train which arrived in

London at 3am. We were lucky that the hotel had a night

porter who was very helpful.”

Pat Hall

“I was evacuated to a

little village near Leicester

between 1939 and 1945.

We celebrated Christmas

by walking across the

fields to Quorn (the next

village) to my ‘auntie’ and

‘uncle’s’ parents’ house.

We always had a good

Christmas dinner with all

the trimmings.

I was very happy there

and didn’t want to come

home. We kept in touch

until they died. I went

back for their golden

wedding and they always

sent me birthday and

Christmas presents. They

also came to celebrate my

own wedding.”

Mary diskin

“After the war I joined the youth club at Woodseats

Methodist Church. There were still German prisoners of

war billeted at Norton and I remember some of them were

invited to homes of church members. The men formed a

band and gave concerts with Glenn Miller-style music.”

Gerald roe

“My first stage

appearance was in May

1937 as the page boy

to the May Queen at

Franklin Street Mission.

The queen was Mavis

Monks, the lay-preacher’s

daughter. I didn’t have

anything to say or sing,

just to carry the queen’s

crown on a satin cushion.

I did the same the

following year but this

time it was the retiring

queen’s ‘forget-me-not’

crown. From then on, as

I had joined St Mary’s

choir, Bramall Lane, I was

always at the front, but as

people know, I am very

shy and delicate – ha ha!”

Dora Binney

“In 1936 I was in the

Royal Hospital after having

a mastoid operation. I

remember having my hair

shaved off all round my left

ear and being bandaged

up. When I was feeling a

bit better I was laid in my

cot in the ladies ward. All I

could see was the ceiling,

so to pass the time I use

to sing. Little did I know

that I was entertaining

the ladies. When one of

them asked me if I was not

feeling well I never sang

another song.

Eventually I was moved

to the children’s ward. I

remember a boy called

Bernard whose mum could

not visit him very often. My

mum used to bring a jelly

and another mum brought

parkin. We ended up

throwing it at each other

until the sister told us to

get back in our cots. My

uncle Walter brought me a

toy – a wooden battledore

with a chicken fastened on

the bat and string attached

underneath to a wooden

weight. If you wriggled the

bat, the chicken would bob

up and down as though it

was pecking.”



has loaned

us this

picture of

three May

Queens at



Chapel in


Freda josephs

“On my fifth birthday in 1939, I was in hospital with

Scarlet Fever. No visitors were allowed in the wards

and my parents had to stand outside the window and

hold up my present which was six chocolates tied up

with ribbons. My proper present – a doll – was at home

because nothing taken into the isolation ward could be

taken out. My two brothers and eldest sister were also in

the hospital.”

Iris roe

“Easter 1950 was my last

Easter in Greece working in the

Intelligence Service. On Easter

Eve a number of friends and

myself gathered at the foot of

Mount Likabettos – a small hill on

the outskirts of Athens – to walk

up the winding, stoney path to

the small church at the top. As

midnight approached on Easter

Eve, a senior cleric, supported by

two clergy, would leave the church

dressed in robes and announce

‘Christos Annesti’, Christ is Risen –

a signal for everyone to shout ‘He is

risen indeed!’

Fireworks, crackers and firearms

were let off or sounded. Everyone

present hugged their neighbours

and wished them a Happy Easter.

We would then return down the

path to join Greek friends to

share their Paschal Lamb and to

consume quantities of the local

wine, Retsina. Then home to bed

and next morning to Easter Sunday

‘Red Eggs’.”

doreen weaver

“Many years ago I

belonged to a Methodist

church and was chosen

to be May Queen. On

Whit Monday we gathered

together at 6.30am at

the chapel for breakfast

and then set off on a long

walk from Scotland Street

chapel to the Royal Hospital

where we congregated

in the courtyard to sing

to the patients. We then

set off again to walk to

Weston Park to join all the

other churches for a lovely

sing. All the May Queens

sat on the stage with their

attendants. At the end of the

singing we set off to walk

back to the chapel.”

norman swift

“New Year was celebrated by putting out

a lump of coal with a threepenny bit or a

sixpence under it on New Year’s Eve. Then,

first thing in the morning, dad had to bring it

in. Sometimes, if it was snowing, we used to

shut him out for a lark – not for very long mind

you because he had the sixpence!”

Jo Maybery

“I got married in 1944. It was originally

planned for October 1944 but, as usual planning

was fairly impossible in wartime, it was hurriedly

rearranged for July. Not everyone was able

to come because of the short notice. We did

manage to go away for a few days because I

had free passes – I worked on the railway.

After the wedding I lived at home with my

family. I decided it would be nice to arrange

a party for everyone who had attended the

wedding and those who had been unable to

come. My mother did not know I was doing this

as she has done so much on my wedding day.

She was working in catering at the time and

had managed to save a lot of tins of food. On

the day of the party I opened all the tins of fruit,

salmon etc and lots of biscuits.”

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Celebration Cakes

Lucy Cole runs Crumbs on

Abbey Lane in Woodseats.

We asked her a few questions

about her work:

Q: When did you first get into

baking and how?

A: We have always baked at home

and mum always made our birthday

cakes. I didn’t enjoy school very

much and at the time we could go on

taster courses at Sheffield College.

One of those courses was bakery

and I always came home with a box

of things I had baked.

Q: Why did you decide

to into business?

A: I did the bakery course

and cake decoration, I

qualified as a professional

chef. Then one of my

parent’s friends wanted

a 50th birthday cake so I

made a man in a chair out

of cake. That was the first

CRUMBS cake! My dad

made me a professional

kitchen at home. This was

2002. In 2010 I opened my shop on

Abbey Lane.

Q: Do you both make and

decorate the cakes you sell?

A: I make all the cakes, puddings

and biscuits I sell in the shop plus

all the celebration cakes. I try to use

the best ingredients, buying organic

ingredients and fairtrade when I can.

Because I bake everything it means

I can cater for different allergies and

food preferences.

Q: What’s the most popular cake

you make?

A: The most popular celebration

cakes this year are

novelty birthday



based on

a Victoria


with vanilla


cream and jam filling. The most

popular cake in the shop is the

carrot cake.

Q: Cupcakes seem to be very

popular these days, are big

celebration cakes still in such


A: We do sell a lot of cupcakes but

personalised cakes are the most

popular, especially for a birthday.

Q: Why do you think people want

to celebrate with a special cake?

A: I think people enjoy a big cake,

that they can share with everybody,

especially if it shows off

their personality.

Q: What was the most

challenging cake

you have made and


A: The most challenging

cakes are always the

wedding cakes as they

have got to be perfect for

such a special day. The

most challenging wedding

cake was a three-tier pink cake with

pink icing ribbons supporting every


Q: What was your favourite?

A: My favourite cake this year was a

Highland cow cake.

Q: Where do you get your ideas


A: Ideas come from the customers

who order the cakes, then we spend

a lot of time Googling pictures,

talking and designing the cakes to

get a perfect result.

Q: What do you like most about

your job?

A: I love meeting new people,

talking to them and creating the

exact cake they want; I love to see

their faces when they first see the

cake – especially the children’s.

• CRUMBS is based at 26a Abbey

Lane. To find out more visit www.

crumbs.me.uk or call 0114 2747044.

In June the local Anglican

clergy met with various local

funeral directors for a lunch

at the Beauchief Hotel. The

conversations that took place were

fascinating, and I hope that in the

course of our discussions a few

myths were voiced and shattered.

There are plenty of myths about

church funerals: You have to be

baptised, or a regular churchgoer

in order to have a funeral in church

(you don’t). You don’t have any

choice as to what happens in a

church funeral (you have plenty).

You can’t play popular or nonreligious

music in a church (you

most certainly can). Most of these

myths can be put to bed fairly

quickly, but one frustrating one

that persists can be summed up

as the belief that the church does

“traditional religious funerals”

whereas other organisations or

celebrants are able to provide a

“celebration of life.”

Given the choice between your

life being commemorated by a

“traditional religious funeral” or a

“celebration of life” I wonder what

you would choose? For myself, I

rather like the sound of the latter.

A traditional funeral conjures up

images of the Book of Common

Prayer, a few people singing a dirgelike

hymn not very well and plenty

of gloom. I don’t really want my

funeral to be marked by an excess

of gloom.

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So is it the case that the church

doesn’t do celebrations when it

comes to death? Of course it

depends a lot on the circumstances

of the death. There are some -

thankfully relatively few - funerals

that are so terribly tragic that despite

the best efforts of the mourners to

celebrate the life of the deceased,

the atmosphere is too sad to be

lifted. Most of the funerals that I

take, however, are of a person who

has lived a long and full life, often

filled with friends and family, love

and laughter. In those cases it is

perfectly acceptable to celebrate

their life, whilst acknowledging our

own grief and sadness.

So in case you were wondering,

happy memories, favourite pieces

of music and uplifting readings are

all perfectly acceptable in a church

service. It is perfectly appropriate

to want to give thanks for a long life,


But a church service doesn’t end

with a celebration of the life of the

departed. The good news of the

gospel – the real celebration – is

that, because of Jesus Christ, death

does not have to be the full stop at

the end of a life. As one of the most

popular funeral readings has it “I am

the Resurrection and the Life, says

the Lord, those who believe in me,

even though they die, will live, and

everyone who lives and believes in

me will never die.”

Rev Toby Hole

Mourning or Celebrating?

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Celebrating through Loss

Christmas!” - two

words guaranteed to fill


the hearts of the newlybereaved,

and those who lost loved

ones at this time of year, with dread.

How is it possible to celebrate

Christmas when you’re grieving?

Well, it isn’t easy – but it is possible.

It can feel disrespectful, like a

betrayal, but it is an opportunity

to honour your loved one and can

prove to be very healing – a step on

your journey towards the future.

Here are some thoughts and

suggestions from those who have

experienced what you may be

feeling now. They found them

helpful and, hopefully, you might too.

• Plan ahead – acknowledge it will

be difficult, expect a roller-coaster

of emotions, but be assured that

anticipation often proves to be

worse than reality. Remember that

all things pass and tomorrow is a

new day.

• Keep things simple – the first

Christmas was celebrated simply in

a lowly stable with Love being the

most important thing.

• Lower your expectations – you

don’t have to bother with a tree

or decorations. Why not just light

some simple candles and let their

beauty lift your spirits?

• Be gentle with yourself – take

care of your physical well-being

by eating healthily, taking a little

exercise in the fresh air and resting

when you can.

• Buying gifts – this can be

exhausting so, if you can cope with

buying, shop online or go shopping

early in the day to avoid the throngs

of people in festive mood.

• Cards – these can be very painful

to write as well as time-consuming,

so why not make a donation to

charity in memory of your loved one


• Have phone numbers of

supportive friends to hand – there

is no shame in asking for help,

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Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Helpful numbers

Cruse Bereavement Helpline

Sheffield - 0114 249 3328

National - 0844 477 9400


Sheffield - 0114 726 7277

National - 08457 909090

The Compassionate Friends

0845 120 3785

Bereavement Trust

6-10 pm every night

0800 435 455

practical or emotional.

• Talk to family and friends about

your needs – it’s good to make

decisions about how you want to

spend Christmas.

• Say “No” to invitations if you don’t

feel up to them – and don’t allow

yourself to be pressurised by wellmeaning


• Let people know if you’re

comfortable talking about the one

who has died – then they can

honour their memory, too, and

together you can share stories, cry

and laugh.

• Christmas Day traditions – why

not create new ones now? Rearrange

your furniture, choose a

different menu from the usual turkey

and try eating at a different time of

the day.

• Don’t attempt to anaesthetise

yourself with alcohol – too much can

result in deeper depression.

• Try to find beauty in the season

- the sights, sounds and smells – it

won’t lessen your grief but it’s a step

forward in looking beyond yourself.

• Remember that you’re not alone –

others, too, are grieving.

Finally, remember that the real

Christmas story is one of hope –

think about visiting a church, even

if you don’t normally go. You never

know – you might just receive some

much needed peace. I do hope so.

Chris Laude

The Death and Life of

Charlie St Cloud

by Ben Sherwood.

ISBN 978-0330488907

This book has a very obscure

title, but it is a story which

challenges your imagination.

It is extremely moving as the

tale unfolds. Two young boys

‘borrow’ a car which results in

their lives being changed forever.

A love story unfolds with joy,

sadness, personal challenges

and a promise that cannot be


The author involves the reader

through the highs and lows and

the dream fulfilled.

I could not put this book down

and would recommend you

make a cup of coffee and a slice

of chocolate cake and enjoy all



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Book Review

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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.

l If you have 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

between the two services and give

parents an opportunity to ask any

questions. Please call the church office

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Contacts @ St Chad’s

Church Office 9 Linden Avenue 274 5086

S8 0GA

Term time office hours:

Mon - 10am-1pm; Tues - 9.30am-1pm;

Thurs - 9.30am-1pm; Fri - 9am-11am

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