2012-06

StChads

2012-06

June/July 2012

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.

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Page 2

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


When I think of the time in my life that I felt proudest,

there could be a number of occasions: Getting my

degree from university (being the first in my family

to have studied past school), qualifying as a solicitor

and being ordained as priest all were moments when

I felt very proud (though probably not as proud as

my parents!). But the time when I was proudest was

undoubtedly when at the age of 14 I won the school

200m sprint.

I was not a natural athlete by any means, and all

the way through childhood had been the boy that noone

wanted to pick in sports teams. My school form

captain had selected me to run the 200m (against

some of the best sprinters in my year) not because

he had any hope of me winning but because if I was

going to come last somewhere it might as well be

in an event where no-one else from my form had a

chance of winning.

Adolescence, however, is a strange thing and somewhere between being

selected to run and taking part my body changed dramatically. Limbs grew

longer, muscles developed and suddenly I was running 200m in 25 seconds

and 100m in 12. On the day of the race I burst out of the starting blocks

and beat the favourite by a whisker. Not exactly Chariots of Fire, but for a

14-year-old lacking confidence and having grown used to being known as

the brainy boy with two left feet for a moment it really was a case of being

top of the world.

The headlines this summer will most likely be captured by those like

Usain Bolt and (hopefully) Jessica Ennis. But for many athletes simply

being there will feel remarkable. I am hoping that there will be at least a few

medals won by rank outsiders.

The Olympic motto is citius, altius, fortius, meaning swifter, higher,

stronger. For the gold medallists that means being swifter, higher and

stronger than anyone else, but every competitor will try to be swifter, higher

and stronger than they have ever been before. Watching personal bests

being broken is as enjoyable as seeing the medals being won.

I will be going to London to see the Paralympics in

September. It will be here that some of the true heroes of

sport can be seen – those for whom citius, altius, fortius

has meant huge personal determination and almost

superhuman feats of will and perseverance. I hope that

all of us can find inspiration this summer in seeing the

achievements of the outsiders and the disadvantaged as

well as the victories of the favourites. If that is the

case then the Olympic Spirit will well and truly be

seen.

Rev Toby Hole,

Vicar, St Chad’s Church, Woodseats

Swifter, higher, stronger

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


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 goal-scorers

and magicians have in

common?

They love hat-tricks!

Why

can’t a

bicycle

stand

up

on its

own?

Because it’s too tyred!

Why should bowling

alleys be quiet?

So you can hear a pin drop!

What did the wicket keeper say to

the ball?

I’ll catch you later!

Why are babies good at football?

Because they do a lot of dribbling!

A struggling golfer

goes into the pro shop

and looks around

frowning.

Finally the pro asks

what he wants. “I

can’t find any green

golf balls,” the golfer

complains. The pro

asks, “Why do you

want green golf balls?”

”Well obviously,

because they would

be so much easier to

find in the bunkers!”

Why did

Cinderella get

kicked out of the

netball team?

She kept running

away from the

ball!

How do

footballers

stay cool?

They stand

next to the

fans.

Why can’t cars play football?

Because they only have one

boot!

Fun and Laughs

Martin Land

PLUMBING & PLASTERING SERVICES

• Professional & friendly • Reliable, high quality service

Please contact me for a free quote & advice

TEL: 0114 281 0545

MOB: 07882 955209

EMAIL: martinland@hotmail.co.uk

92 Fraser Crescent

Sheffield

S8 0JD

www.martinland.co.uk

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.

AEGON British Tennis Tour

Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre

Health Walks

World ranked players compete

lMondays – 10am: Graves Park.

alongside

Meet at the

local

Animal

Sheffield

Farm car

players.

park;

lTuesdays Call 0114 – 283 10.30am: 9900. Ecclesall

Woods. Meet at Abbeydale

February Industrial Hamlet; 5

Book lThursdays Sale – 10.30am: Lowedges.

36 Meet Crawshaw at the Community Grove, Beauchief Wing,

10am-12pm

Lowedges Junior School.

Good & Call quality 0114 second-hand 203 9337. books

for June sale 3 in aid of the Alzheimer‟s

Society. Roundhouse Donations Activity of paperback Day & Big

novels Lunch or biographies in good

Heeley City Farm

condition are welcome (but not

11am-3pm

larger

Celtic crafts

books

at

due

the

to

Roundhouse.

space

limitations).

Bring something to share for a picnic

lunch. Entry is free.

February 5

June 17

Free Environmental Activities

Living History Tours

Millhouses Abbeydale Industrial Park Hamlet

10.30am-12.30pm

11am-4pm

Obstacle Join Mr Tyzack course and and his stream cast of

dipping Victorian activities Living History for 8 - characters 13 year as

olds. they bring to life the hamlet’s past.

Call 0114 263 4335.

10.30am-12.30pm

Nature quiz trail, stream dipping

and June bug 24 hunting activities for 8 - 13

year Edwardian olds. Picnic

Bishops’ Call 0114 House 235 6348.

10am-5pm

February Kite flying, 20 croquet, punch and judy

Why and barber Not Try shop A Bike harmony.

Greenhil June 29 & Park June 30

10am-2pm

Hi De Hi

Rediscover Abbeydale Picture your cycling Houseskills in

Greenhill Fri 7.30pm, Park. Sat 2.30 The & rangers 7.30pmwill

provide

Abbeydale

a bike,

Theatre

helmet

Company

and

presents Hi De Hi a new stage show

instruction. Meet at the Bowls

based on the popular BBC TV series.

Pavilion, Tickets are Greenhill £10 for adults Park. and £8 for

Booking under 12s. is essential.

& Call Call 0114 07725 283 551722 9195.

Beauchief Abbey holds holds a a variety

variety of services of services and anyone and anyone is

is welcome welcome to to attend. attend. For For more details

see details the see Abbey the notice Abbey board. notice

board.

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

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


June 30

Hallam Sinfonia

Ecclesall Parish Church

7.30pm

Hallam Sinfonia in concert with

conductor Natalia Luis-Bassa.

July 1

Run in the Park

Graves Park

3k fun run 10am

10k race 11am

Two runs in aid of Weston Park

Hospital Cancer Charity.

Entry is £5 for the 3k fun run and

£10/£12 for the 10k race.

& Call 0114 2265370 or visit www.

wphcancercharity.org.uk/ritp.

July 7&8

Cliffhanger

Graves Park

Cliffhanger is one of the UK’s largest

outdoor outdoor-pursuits festivals.

The family-friendly weekend includes

a live music stage plus 5k trail race

and a 50k cycle sportive and the

British Bouldering Championships.

& Call 01433 639378 or visit www.

cliff-hanger.co.uk

July 14

Sing The Olympics

St Oswald’s Church, Abbeydale Rd

7.30pm

Hallam Choral Society performs a

collection of songs which represent

different aspects of the London 2012

Olympic Games.

July 15

Traditional Skills

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

11am-4pm

Local craftspeople share their skills

and there’s the chance to try lacemaking

or wood-turning and join the

blacksmith at his forge.

There will also be Living History

Tours: ‘Sheffield Steel: Best in the

World’ with Benjamin Huntsman and

Henry Bessemer. Entry: adults £3;

Children free.

& Call 0114 272 2106

What’s On

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


St Chad’s

1912-2012

"

Scarecrow Competition

Scarecrow’s name:

Help to celebrate

Scarecrow invasion!

____________________________________

Your Name:

____________________________________

Address:_____________________________

____________________________________

Contact no:___________________________

Please return to St Chad’s Church Office,

9 Linden Ave, Sheffield S8 0GA by July 14

On Saturday July 21, the front

gardens of Woodseats and Beauchief

will be “invaded”, not by aliens, but by

scarecrows - hundreds of them, we hope!

Now’s your chance to be creative and let

your imagination run riot.

You’re not too young, or too old, to

be involved. Your scarecrow can be as

plain and simple as you like, or as fancy

- it’s up to you! If you’d like to enter the

competition, and maybe win a prize, just

complete the form on this page and take

it to the Church Office by July 14.

And remember, you don’t have to

compete - if you’d rather, just make a

scarecrow for the fun of it. It’ll make you,

and other people, smile!

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


100 years of St Chad’s

GOOD NEWS! We’re

delighted that Rev

Roly Bain, clownpriest

and co-founder of

“Holy Fools”, will once

again be spreading joy

and laughter in our part of

Sheffield.

And there will be lots of

opportunities for you to meet

him and enjoy his clowning

around!

He’ll be joining the parents

and children of Abbey Lane

School at their Summer Fair on

the afternoon of Friday, June

29.

You might bump into him

again if you’re out shopping

the following morning - Roly

will be doing a “walk-about”

in Woodseats from 10 am

onwards, before he joins us all

at our Garden Party on the field

A celebration for

St Chad’s couples

Within the last 100 years many couples

have wed at St Chad’s.

As part of our centenary we are holding

a service to celebrate the many long

marriages which were blessed here as well

as the recent marriages not yet celebrating

their first anniversary.

The service will take place on June

9. For more information please contact

Yvonne Smith at St. Chad’s Church Office,

9 Linden Avenue, Woodseats, Sheffield

S8 0GA, phone 0114 274 5086 or email

office@stchads.org.

Clowning around

behind Church House between

11am and 2pm.

There will be a Pie and Pea

Supper in church between 6.30

and 9.30pm that evening to

which everyone is welcome.

Entertainment will come in

the form of a Big Quiz and, of

course, Roly will be there, too.

Please phone Church Office on

0114 274 5086 for tickets and

details.

Do join us again in church

on Sunday, July 1st at 10am

for the culmination of a

weekend of fun, fellowship and

thanksgiving when Roly will

be speaking and, no doubt,

he’ll have us “roly-ing in the

aisles” too! Last time he visited

there weren’t any spare seats,

so do come early to avoid

disappointment!. Watch out for

posters giving more details.

Here are some of the events

planned to celebrate our centenary:

May 20 - Church Picnic and Open Air

Service at Chatsworth Park

June 9 - Marriage Celebration Service

July 21 - Scarecrow event

June 29-July 1 - Visit by Roly Bain the

Clown

September 14-16 - Flower and Art

Festival

September 29 - Salvation Army band

7-9pm

October - Community Project TBA

November - Riding Lights Group TBA

December - Living Advent Calendar

December 7 - Sheffield Folk Chorale

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


Reaching the

summit

In January this year, I

trekked to the summit

of Mount Kilimanjaro

in Tanzania with

Compassion, a Christian

charity through which

you can sponsor children

living in 26 of the world’s

poorest countries.

At 5,895 m (19,341

ft), Mount Kilimanjaro is

the highest mountain in

Africa, the fourth highest

of the world’s Seven

Summits, and the highest

freestanding mountain in

the world. The trek was

therefore a challenging

and life changing

adventure!

Our group of 18 trekked

for six days on the Rongai

route to the summit. Our

day on Kilimanjaro began

with a morning wake up

and cup of tea from one of

our guides, and a bowl of

warm water for washing.

After getting dressed, we

headed for the communal

mess tent for breakfast.

After breakfast, we

packed up our belongings.

The majority of these

went into a larger kitbag,

which our porters carried

to the next camp along

with all our food, water,

and tents. We carried

only a day bag, as we

collectively set off for the

next camp. Our guides set

the slow pace, known as

‘pole, pole’, in order to aid

acclimatisation, for which

we were also encouraged

to drink four to five litres

of water a day. We ate

lunch en route or at the

next camp. On arriving

at camp, we set off on a

short acclimatisation walk

to let our body sample the

stress of a higher altitude

before descending back

to camp. While eating

dinner, we were debriefed

by the Chief Guide, before

heading to our tent to

sleep!

The final and most

demanding part of the trek

took place by torchlight,

as we set off at 11pm,

up a zig-zag trail through

loose volcanic scree for

seven hours to the crater

rim at Gilman’s point

(5,685 m). The summit,

Uhuru Peak (5, 895 m),

was a further three-hour

round trip, passing close

to spectacular glaciers

and ice cliffs.

Trekking to the summit

of Mount Kilimanjaro

was a physically and

emotionally demanding

challenge, but I believe

God gave me the strength

to achieve it. Dr Hans

Meyer, a geologist from

Germany, who in 1889

was the first climber

to reach the summit,

describes my feelings

when he wrote, ‘...I don’t

think that I would that

night have changed

places with anybody in the

world.’

Helen Fisher

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


You could be forgiven for

thinking that, with multiple 24

hour sports channels

and more opportunities to

see and participate in sport than

ever before, we are the most

sports-mad generation that ever

lived. That could be so, but it

would take something to beat the

obsession with sport that governed

the ancient world.

Track and field events, swimming,

wrestling and chariot racing (as well

as the more gory displays that took

place in the Coliseum) dominated

the daily life of Greek and Roman

citizens. So many words in use today

come from Greek and Latin sporting

terms: marathon, arena, agony and

antagonism (from the Greek agon,

meaning contest), and of course

many of the events in the modern

Olympics are direct descendants from

the ancient games. Even sporting

hooliganism was not uncommon –

the ancient city of Byzantium was

largely destroyed by the rival Blue

and Green chariot teams who rioted

after one contest.

So it is perhaps unsurprising to see

St Paul, who would have regularly

found himself in cities dominated by

amphitheatres and arenas, using

sporting images and metaphors to

get his point across.

In his letter to the Church in Corinth

he talks about his determination to

succeed in his task of bringing the

Gospel to all in terms of training

for the games in order to win an

everlasting crown. He does not,

he says, run aimlessly or engage in

shadow boxing. On the contrary he is

as disciplined as the most obsessive

athlete in order that he will not find

himself disqualified for the prize.

To the church in Galatia, Paul again

uses the race metaphor – describing

their sliding away from the gospel

as like a runner who suddenly finds

themselves cut in and overtaken by

someone else. You were running a

good race, he complains, why have

you let someone else snatch it from

you.

And then at the very end of his

life, imprisoned and facing death, a

more contemplative Paul writes to

his young friend Timothy to say that

he has now fought the good fight,

finished the race and kept the faith.

You can detect in those remarks

a sense of relief, exhaustion and

satisfaction. He knows that he will

soon be executed by those same

Romans for whom murder itself was a

sport, but though for his executioners

it would look as though he had lost

the fight, for Paul the finishing line is

in sight and the victor’s crown is his.

The race is not always to the swift,

says the book of Ecclesiastes. For

Paul, as for many of us, the life of

faith is a marathon that calls for

training and perseverance but with

the certainty of glory at the end.

Toby Hole

Running a good race

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


Off-Road Running

It was about 20

years ago when I

first hit the Peak

District hills!

Since that time I

have run up and down

countless hills and

mountains, in countless

parts on the country and

in all sorts of weather!

Sometimes in a group,

sometimes by myself,

sometimes in a race

and sometimes just with

my dog! For me there’s

nothing better after a

busy day, or at the start of a day,

when it’s still misty and still, to put

on my old running shoes and head

towards Burbage, Stanage or White

Edge and go for a run. If you get

the timing right, it can be really quiet

and peaceful. If you get the timing

wrong it’s full of hikers that you have

to navigate round. And what I like

best is running in the cold and wet,

splashing through the marshes and

getting muddied up! For me it’s miles

better than running on pavements

and tarmac dodging cars at

junctions. The Peak District is God’s

natural gym, albeit without changing

rooms, showers and coffee!

You may remember the news

a few years ago when thousands

of fell runners competing in a two

day mountain event were reported

stuck in treacherous conditions in

the Lake District. I was up there

being battered by the rain and wind,

careering down flash waterfalls, but

we made the end of the first day and

were disappointed when we couldn’t

do it again the second day!

Being out in the wind and rain, the

ice and the snow, facing whatever

conditions God throws at you adds

to the excitement, challenge and

fun of any run or race. For me it’s

about being closest to nature, that

means facing the elements, and

Darren and new running partner Cassie

being away from the lights and

noises of the city. It provides a

great sense of release and feelings

of peace and tranquillity, even

though I’m bounding down hills and

dodging boulders and rocks! Quite

often I take time out (you spend a

lot of time looking down watching

your steps when felling running)

to admire the simple beauty of

creation. It’s not the Himalayas or

the Alps, but the Peak District has its

own unique beauty. And it‘s at these

moments when I feel the closest to

God. It’s not complex or particularly

overwhelming. It’s just in the

simplicity and stillness on the side or

top of mountain, in the drizzle and

cold, in the morning mist, when I can

feel the sense of a creator God.

Not everyone can run up and

down mountains to find that special

place of peace and tranquillity,

where they can meet with God. It’s

certainly worth trying if you can! But

I am sure there are places you can

escape to? Maybe it’s a stroll in the

woods or the park, or simply sitting

on a park bench or deck chair in the

garden. If this is your place then I

highly recommend it.

Darren Coggins

PS: If you are interested in fell

running then check out the Totley AC

at www.totleyac.org.uk

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


What connects the word

Pancration and the Greek

Royal Navy? Give in?

Answer: The Olympic Games.

The modern Olympic Games is

the major international sporting

event in which thousands of

athletes participate in a variety of

competitions, from more than two

hundred countries.

The original Olympic Games were

held in Olympia from the 8th century

BC to the 4th

century AD, there

were no winter

games for obvious

reasons.

Originally most

of the participants

would be people

from the military

whilst in the 1896

games everyone

would be amateur.

This has changed

over the last

few decades

to include

professionals and

now because

of the dedication needed to be

amoungst the best in the world most

athletes are now semi-professional

and professional.

The ethos of the games is to help

build a peaceful and better world by

educating young people through sport

without any discrimination and in the

Olympic spirit which requires mutual

understanding and all within a spirit of

friendship, solidarity and fair play.

Contrast this with the ancient

Olympics which was far from any sort

of spirit of fair play. For instance, take

Pancration. This was an event held

in the ancient Olympic games and

means ‘all powerful’. It was a type of

martial art which was a combination

of wrestling and boxing. However

it definitely was not a sport for

gentlemen – cast off any images of

Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams of

‘Chariots of Fire’ fame. In Pancration

there were very few rules and

everything and anything was allowed.

This included biting, dislocating

joints and gouging each other’s eyes

out. This ‘sport’ was so brutal that

occasionally a contestant would die

during the event. For some reason

this was the event that was said to be

the most popular of the games.

And what has any of this to do with

the The Greek

Royal Navy? We

are so used to the

events being open

to all that it seems

impossible now

that there could be

any qualification

based on

nationality alone.

In the first games

of the modern

Olympics in 1896

there were four

swimming events,

one of which was

for members of the

Greek Royal Navy!

It was a one hundred metres free

style event and the record was about

two minutes and twenty seconds,

which is a full minute more than the

open one hundred metre event of the

same games.

People now may complain about

the cost of staging the modern games

or about issues such as performance

enhancing substances but at least

nobody dies and when was the last

time that anyone from the Greek

Navy won a swimming event?

Answers on a postcard please!

Steve Winks

Olympics past

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 13

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


World moves

Young chess star Sam

Cobbold jetted off to

Romania in April

to represent

England in a world chess

championship.

Sam, from Beauchief,

took part in the World

Schools Individual Chess

Championship, competing

in the under-13s category.

Sam and his family

attend St Chad’s and he’s

a member of the church’s

B4H Sunday morning group

and Rooted Thursday night

boys group.

A pupil at Silverdale

School, he plays chess at the

Sheffield Area Schools Chess

Association.

As Impact was going to press,

Sam was still competing in Romania

where he had travelled with mum

Emma. He told us he was enjoying

the red hot weather - while the UK

was experiencing its wettest ever

May - and was pleased with his how

he was playing.

Do you enjoy playing chess?

Woodseats Chess Club meets on

Monday evenings and is inviting people

to join.

Club member Peter Hulse said: “We

aim to be the friendliest, biggest and

most successful chess club in the

region and we want to promote chess in

Sheffield and its schools.”

The club meets on Monday evenings

at Laycocks Sports Club, Archer Road

and whether you are an International

Master or beginner, you are welcome to

join them!

Go to www.woodseatschess.org.

uk for more details or contact Peter

at peter@hulse.plus.com or call 0114

2748512.

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


It was announced recently that

the 1981 Oscar-winning film

Chariots of Fire is to be brought

back to the big screen ahead of this

summer’s Olympics, following a

digital re-mastering of the film.

The film tells the true story of

several runners training to compete

in the 1924 Paris Olympics. The

main character in the film, Eric

Liddell, is the favourite to win the

100m race. However, following

an announcement that the semifinals

were to be held on a Sunday,

Liddell felt compelled to pull out, as

a result of his conviction to keep

the Sabbath special. Instead he

focussed on the 200m and 400m,

his less favoured events. He

won bronze in the 200m, but his

personal best in the 400m was

modest by international standards.

At the starting blocks, an

American Team masseur slipped

a piece of paper into his hand

with a quotation from 1 Samuel

2:30: “Those who honour me, I will

honour.” Inspired, he ran the race

as a sprint from the start - at the time

the 400m was considered a middledistance

event - and then managed

to hold off the American favourites to

win gold, breaking the

world record in the

process. It stood as

a European record

for 12 years.

However, the film

ends without telling

the even more

remarkable

story of

Liddell’s

life after the

Olympics.

The following

year, Liddell felt

called by God

to go to China,

leaving behind

his successful

athletics and rugby career, and

began teaching in a Chinese school.

In 1937 the Japanese invaded.

Four years later, following British

Government advice, his wife and

children left China. However, Liddell

stayed in order to help his brother,

a doctor, at a rural medical mission

station, which served the poor.

In 1943 he was interned by the

Japanese. He became a leader

and organiser in the camp, where

food, medicine and other basics

were scarce and conditions were

extremely tough. Five months

before liberation, he died of a brain

tumour, at the age of 43. Overwork

and malnutrition had hastened his

death.

It is also believed that, in a

prisoner exchange programme,

Liddell had declined an opportunity

to leave the camp. Instead he gave

his place to a pregnant woman. His

final words, in reference to how he

had given his life to God, were “It’s

complete surrender”.

Jonathan Millard

Oscar-winning true tale

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

A service 18, 7.15-8pm of quiet reflection to be held on

Wednesday • A contemplative June 27 and meditative Wednesday form July of 25 worship from

7.15 with Wednesday, to 8pm. 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


St Chad’s has run a Snooker

Club for about 90 years. In

1990 Norman Swift joined

them and was soon asked to run

both the club and its finances.

Billiards and snooker tournaments

were soon organised and the

biennial ‘Snookathon’, raising money

for charity, was instigated.

Thanks to Norman’s financial

expertise some of the money raised

from subscriptions was used for the

upkeep of the table, and although

other groups use it, maintenance to

‘match condition’ is entirely funded

by the club members.

In 1996 we joined the Sheffield

Churches Snooker League which

was then made up of ten teams.

Unfortunately, over the years several

clubs have withdrawn, mainly due to

poor membership and there are now

only four teams left in the league.

We have had varying success in

this league and two years ago we

finally won the cup. This last season

St. Chad’s won it again and the

photograph shows the successful

team: Harold, Graham, Mark, Nick

and Dave. Doug and Ron have also

played for us on two occasions.

The club meets on Monday

mornings and evenings where there

is a light-hearted atmosphere and

friendly matches.

Subs are easily manageable, so

if you, or someone you know would

like to come and join us you will be

made very welcome. Our club is

open to both church and members

of the local community. For more

details call the church office on 0114

274 5086.

David Harris

On cue!

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


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


Spare a thought for Beauchief

resident Jon Wheat if you

see him out on his bike in the

driving rain. He’s in training for a

massive Sheffield to Paris bike ride

in aid of the Jessop Wing neonatal

unit in May.

Jon has very personal reasons for

choosing to support the Sheffield

Hospitals Charity. In

April 2011, Jon and his

wife Elisabeth’s second

son, Theo, was born

extremely prematurely

at 26 weeks and

five days’ gestation,

weighing a mere 2lb

10oz. He remained in

the neonatal unit at

the Jessop Wing for a

total of 65 days before

coming home. The

whole family is indebted

to the excellent

professional care

provided by the doctors,

nurses and support

staff at the neonatal unit for Theo’s

survival and continuing health.

This isn’t the first time Jon has

undertaken a charity bike ride. Jon

and Elisabeth’s first son, Zachary,

was also born prematurely, at 31

weeks and four days’ gestation, and

spent 26 days in the neonatal unit.

In October 2009, in recognition of

the excellent level of care Zachary

received, Jon completed a 64-mile

tour of the Peak, raising over £800

for Bliss, a UK charity that supports

hospitals and parents in their care for

premature and sick babies. But riding

to Paris is clearly a step up!

Jon admits that it’s going to be a

challenge. But he will be cycling with

his brother Phillip and friend Jeff so

there’ll be plenty of mutual support.

They are aiming to

cover the 450-mile

journey in six days,

and hope to arrive in

time to coincide with

the final stage of the

Tour de France.

Jon says: “Theo’s

stay in hospital was

at times terrifying

for us, particularly

on the number of

occasions he stopped

breathing and had to

be resuscitated. But

there were always

positive steps as well,

such as Liz being able

to establish breastfeeding – with

support from staff on the unit and

a lot of perseverance! We are very

lucky that Theo and Zachary are now

happy, healthy boys.”

Jon is aiming to raise over £1000

for the Jessop Wing neonatal unit

this time. If you wish to donate,

please visit www.justgiving.com/

sheffield2paris.

Amy Hole

Sheffield to Paris

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


Youth worker on a roll!

I

was very pleased when I was

asked to write this article about

sports and in particular a bit

about the sport I love.

For those who don’t know, I’m a

keen roller hockey enthusiast and

enjoy playing as often as I can.

Although being a youth worker and

father of two, time seems to be

difficult to find these days. So what

is roller hockey? The easiest way

to describe it is ice hockey on inline

skates. We play at what used to

be the old Silver Blades ice rink on

Queens Road. This rink now has a

rubber tile floor rather than ice and

suits inline skates. I also have been

known to play a bit of recreational ice

hockey now and again.

I started playing roller hockey

around the age of 11. A group of

Abbey Lane School friends from

the local area used to play out on

Mitchell Road every night throughout

the summer. We started with just

skates, sticks and a tennis ball and

progressed to wearing more kit and

playing in a sports hall. I still play with

a few of those same school friends

from Woodseats nearly 20 years

later and that’s part of the legacy that

playing a sport leaves.

Sport is a massively important

area of youth work and youth

development. It teaches our children

and young people some very

important life lessons such as: - you

can’t win all the time, and sometimes

situations will go against us and how

we deal with it is more important than

succeeding. Sport teaches patience,

tolerance and discipline. I can’t help

but feel that if we had more of these

attributes on show in society, the

world we know would be a more

loving place.

It’s not just roller hockey that

I really enjoy, in fact I think

it’s fair to say that there’s very

little in the way of sport that I

don’t enjoy. From cricket to rugby,

golf, darts, tennis, pretty much all

Motorsport, in fact I’m struggling

to think of any sports I don’t enjoy.

Now I know it’s not like that for all

people, but I believe there is at least

one sport out there that each person

might enjoy watching if not playing.

Being a player of an unusual sport,

I encourage you to explore what’s

out there. Even if you’re not a sports

fan, you can still encourage others

to enjoy it. Sport is very beneficial for

us, it’s good for our bodies, it’s good

for our minds and it’s especially good

for growing community and bringing

people together.

For me, following Jesus is like

being on a sports team. There will

be times when you’re elated with

many joining around you to celebrate.

There will also be times when you

feel like you’re alone (maybe taking

a penalty in a shoot out), but actually

God is always with you and playing

in team sports over the years has

helped me to understand that.

Nick Seaman

Follow us on Twitter

@stchadsimpact

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


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


THE BEAUCHIEF SCHOOL OF

SPEECH TRAINING

Pupils trained in the art of perfect

speech and prepared for examination

and stage work

BARBARA E. MILLS, L.G.S.M.,A.N.E.A.

(Eloc) Gold Medal

31 Cockshutt Avenue, Sheffield 8

Phone: 274 7134

St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 11 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 22

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


At the risk of being “sent to

Coventry” (City?) my personal

feeling is that football is

something to endure rather than enjoy.

However, the history of football in this

country quite fascinating.

Out of the 37 clubs which have

played in the English Premier

League since its inception in the

1992/93 season, 12 can trace their

origin directly to a church - Aston

Villa, Barnsley, Birmingham City,

Bolton Wanderers, Everton, Fulham,

Liverpool, Queens Park Rangers,

Southampton, Swindon Town,

Tottenham Hotspur and, last but not

least, Manchester City.

The formation of these clubs was

the response by various individuals to

the social problems of their day. Anna

Connell was the daughter of the rector

of St Mark’s Church, West Gorton

in Manchester. She was deeply

concerned about religious and racial

conflict in the city.

In his book Thank God For Football,

Peter Lupson writes - “At that

time, West Gorton was an area of

tremendous deprivation. There was

overcrowding, squalor, poor sanitation

and poverty, and the ways in which

the men of the community sought

refuge from this, was drink and gang

warfare which was called “scuttling” in

that era. Anna was grieved by seeing

these men live such wasted lives and

wanted to do something for them that

could reverse the direction they were

going in”.

This remarkable young woman

started a cricket club first. It became

such a success, the Archdeacon of

Manchester said, “No man could have

done it - it required a woman’s tact

and skill to make it so successful”.

Then Anna started a football club,

which eventually became Manchester

City - they wore long white shorts and

black shirts with white crosses. Work,

when there was some, finished on

Saturday at lunchtime and this gave

rise to what has become the traditional

3pm kick-off - no opportunity to go

straight to the pub from work and stay

there all afternoon!

I watched a programme recently on

BBC2 called “Reverse Missionaries”.

Three pastors each wanted to

discover the historical roots of their

faith. Franklin Small came from his

Caribbean island to Kings Stanley,

a Cotswold village where Thomas

Burchell, a Baptist missionary who

went to Jamaica in 1822, had lived.

Franklin was shocked to find 21st

Century Britain, in his words, “dying

spiritually”. The village church was

all but empty, the pub was full and

the children laughed at him when

he spoke to them. Franklin was

saddened that many people were

lonely, and the young people seemed

to lead lives without purpose. Soon

people began to realise that Franklin

really cared about them. He listened

to them and he understood their

needs - in fact he was sharing God’s

love with them. The community began

to be transformed in small ways.

Then he shared his second passion -

football - by organising, and playing in,

weekly matches. New relationships

began to develop and several families

came to church for the first time. We

don’t know what fruits his visit will

have borne, but he certainly sowed

seeds. I’m sure that the football

team’s still going strong, too!

Chris Laude

• Gorton Football Club in 1884

Faith and Football

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


Let’s Go Steelers!

Sheffield Steelers are the most

successful ice hockey club in

Great Britain.

I have been a passionate supporter

since their inauguration 20 years ago

- travelling with my family throughout

Great Britain and Europe.

Our first European trip saw 1,000

Steelers fans descend onto the

Dutch town of Tilburg. Always loud

and proud, with horns, drums,

banners and balloons, led

by our own trumpeter

we gave a rousing

rendition of On Ilkley

Moor Bah Tat, to the

obvious amusement

of the Tilburg

contingent.

We left behind

a huge banner

signed by all our fans

to commemorate the

tournament.

Hameelinna, Finland

was the next stop. Our hotel sat on

the shore of Lake Aulanko, where it is

reputed Sibelius was inspired to write

Finlandia. The reserved Finnish fans

were mesmerised by the 400 Steelers

fans who slapped, drummed, cheered

and danced. The local children soon

game to join in the fun. When the

tournament ended there were hugs

and kisses all round.

Our most scary trip was to the

Russian town of Omsk in Siberia.A

city trapped in a 1950s time warp.

Old cars, buses and trolley buses

navigated the potholed roads. Our

hotel had 2’6” beds, linoleum floors,

fibre glass curtains and triple glazed

windows, newly painted with lead

based paint! The shower disgorged

water, first black, then a sludgy brown

settling to a mustard yellow! The rink,

a huge concrete edifice, held 7,000

fans, with armed soldiers at attention

on the stairs.

Steelers fans distributed sweets,

scarves, all manner of things to the

children. The team gave away their

chocolate supplies and even had a

whip round for the cleaner who had

been unpaid for three months.

Russia versus a mainly Canadian

Steelers team, not good news. There

was a bench clearance, the locals

hurled bottles and cups of tea onto

the ice, raising their fists

chanting Russia,

Russia! whilst the 64

Steelers fans sat quietly

in their seats!

Next trip was to

southwest France.

We stayed in Biarritz,

playground of the

rich and famous in

the 1920s. The faded

elegance reflected in the

Art Deco casino where we

sipped our coffee on the terrace,

watching the Atlantic surfers.

The rink and fans at Anglet were

both cold and unwelcoming, good job

the sun shone!

Bolzano in the Italian Alps and a

hair raising journey up and down

mountains, round hairpin bends in

the dark and snow. Don’t trust the sat

nav! The Christmas market, set in

the town square, was picture postcard

perfect. The Steelers won against the

odds and then went onto the final in

Grenoble, winning the bronze medal!

Our latest trip was to the quiet

uninspiring own of Hernning in

Denmark. In sharp contrast, the Tivoli

Gardens in Copenhagen, ablaze with

Christmas lights, was stunning. The

historic Royal Palaces, whose guards,

bedecked in scarlet tunics, appeared

as if they had stepped out from a

Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale! A

beautiful city.

The jigsaw of my life contains many

pictures and memories of my time with

the family of travelling Steelers fans.

Where to next?

Let’s Go Steelers! Let’s Go!

Chris Brown

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


My memories of sports day

from my childhood are

of gloriously sunny days

and the freshly mown grass laced

with the sticky tar used to mark the

racing lanes.

I also have vivid memories of my

headmistress pinning a ribbon on my

blouse so I must have won a race at

some point as only the winners were

awarded prizes then! So, have things

changed for our children in their

sports day today?

Working at Abbey Lane primary

school, I find that sports day is

preceded by days of watching the

weather forecast and hoping it stays

dry as risk assessments have to be

completed and wet grass can mean

cancellation and many disappointed

children as well as parents.

We have been fortunate in being

able to use the field at St Chad’s

for sports day these last few years

and, as a first aider, it’s a relief to

not have to worry about the grazed

hands and knees from our previous

hard playground surface – that goes

for the parents’ races as much as the

children’s races!

Whereas I remember sack races,

three-legged races, obstacle races

and the much revered relay race that

included a lap of the big field, sports

day today includes individual races

like the potato and spoon race, the

beanbag on the head race and

skipping races but also has timed

team challenges such as dribbling a

ball using a hockey stick, throwing a

ball into a target hoop and bouncing

on a space hopper over a mini jump.

These all require coordination and

skill but also highlight other aspects

of sport that will be much in the

public arena this summer with the

2012 Olympics being held in London.

Some people complain that all the

competitiveness has gone out of

sports in schools today but I would

say that competitiveness is still there

and is still as important. What has

changed is the range of opportunities

on offer so that all children can be

included and compete in some way.

It’s the taking part that matters and

always doing your best – whatever

that is.

The seven Olympic and

Paralympic values of respect,

excellence, friendship, courage,

determination, inspiration and

equality will be displayed on all our

television screens and newspapers

this summer but you will also find

them in the more humble setting of

the school sports day.

Beth Turton

School Sports Days

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


Where’s that

from..?

Off his own bat

Meaning - to achieve by one’s own efforts.

Derived from - the game of cricket and

its unique set of rules. The phrase first

appeared in Cricket Scores written in 1742

by Henry Thomas Waghorn, a celebrated

statistician and cricket historian - “The bets

on the Slandon man’s head, that he got 40

notches off his own bat, were lost”. Runs

were known as “notches” and could be

scored in various ways - “extra” runs if the

other team bowled “wides” or “no balls”;

“byes” when the batsman ran without first

hitting the ball; and “overthrows” when

a fielder threw the ball at the wicket and

missed, giving the batsman time to run

again. All these counted towards the batting

score, but it’s the runs which the batsman

scored “off his own bat” which gain the kudos

for the player.

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


Her Fearful Symmetry

by Audrey Niffeneger

ISBN 978-1439165393

The story begins by

introducing Elspeth, who

has a terminal illness,

and her partner Robert.

They live in an apartment,

owned by Elspeth, which

overlooks the Highgate

cemetery in London.

Elspeth is one of a

pair of identical twins.

Her sister Edie lives

in Chicago with her

husband and their two

identical twins, Valentina

and Julia. We are

told there is some dark reason why

Elspeth and Edie are estranged.

Before she dies, Elspeth bequeaths

the apartment to her nieces with the

proviso that they live there for a year

before they decide whether to sell it

or not; and that their parents are not

to visit the apartment during that year.

In the apartment upstairs lives

a crossword-puzzle writer called

Martin who suffers from an obsessive

compulsive disorder. His wife has

left him and he is unable to leave the

apartment.

Once the characters are introduced,

the story unfolds. It tells of Robert’s

grief and how he visits the cemetery

at night in secret. It relates the

attempts to help Martin cope with his

problems and how the twins adjust to

life in London.

We soon realise that the apartment

has another occupant besides

Robert and the twins as Elspeth’s

ghostly presence both is felt and

acknowledged. Events then happen

quite quickly and become more

and more absurd and unbelievable.

The characters of the twins never

really develop; they seem pale and

insignificant, despite each trying to

assert their differing personalities.

This in turn makes

it ripe for the

haunting Elspeth

to frequent their

lives with her own

very strong life

force. The dark

secret of the rift

between Elspeth

and her twin is

discovered.

The historical

aspect of the

book, the writer’s

knowledge of

Highgate cemetery

and its tombs and

mausoleums is

well written and

interesting. The attempts to get

Martin to conquer his agoraphobia are

very plausible and often humorous.

Unfortunately the plot becomes

less and less believable and quite

disturbing, especially the way

relationships between the characters

develop. The ending almost seems

to have been written by somebody

else, it just fizzles out and is very

unsatisfactory.

I was more than a little disappointed

with this book. I enjoyed the “Time

Traveller’s Wife” by the same author

but I think this book was a poor follow

up.

Vicki Harris, a member of the St

Chad’s 3rd Age Ministry’s Book Club

Book Review

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


Olympic Facts

after following God‟s calling since the

age of 16. Through illegal house

churches It’s nearly he helped time... spread The opening

Christianity ceremony through of the China, London whilst 2012

evading Olympic the Chinese Games authorities will soon be who

saw taking him place. as a dangerous criminal.

You After may his conversion, be fed up with Yun the fasted Olympic for

100 hype days or can’t on just wait a to bowl see of rice,

the world’s top praying sports for men a chance to

and women in glance action, at but a Bible; his

everyone’s eyes family will were soon concerned

be on London for and his the sanity. UK. To be

Here are a few found facts with a Bible would

and figures about

have

London

meant serious

2012...

consequences and

When will the punishment. London God

Olympics take honoured place? this fast and

The 2012 Summer prayer sending Yun a

Olympic Games Bible. will He be immediately

held in London

from July 27 to read August and 12, memorised followed

by the 2012 Paralympic chapters from Games the Bible. from

August 29 to September

With few resources

9.

observed Yun‟s faith and obedience

to God. They realised that he was not

a How criminal, many just times a committed has London Christian

and hosted came the themselves Olympics? into a deep and

loving London relationship hosted the with Olympic Jesus. Games

Miraculous in 1908 and and 1948. loving interventions

helped Yun for example jumping over

a

How

ten foot

many

wall;

countries

walking through

are expected

the

to take part in the London

open doors of a high security prison

2012 Olympics?

unobserved and walking after his legs

It is expected 205 nations

were so severely

to take

broken

part in 300

(he was

events

told

at

he would be the crippled Olympic for Games life after in this 2012.

punishment). 147 nations will take part in

Whatever the Yun Paralympic experienced, Games. God

repeatedly demonstrated his

faithfulness How never many leaving sports, him or venues his

family to cope and alone. athletes We are will there?

probably never There experience will be 26 this sports, kind of

persecution 34 venues, and but this 10,500 book athletes is testimony taking

to part the in incredible the Olympics power and of 20 God sports, and his

Holy 19 venues Spirit. and 4,200 athletes in the

Paralympics.

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 Glynn Camping Lane, Parker Sheffield S8 0GB Page 22 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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

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


Registers 2012

Funerals

March

15 Clifford Hugh Newton (88)

20 Isabella Malcolmson (89)

26 Gladys Bailey (92)

26 Raymond Albert Twigg (89)

April

2 George Brian Greenwood (97)

5 Mary Swift (86)

11 Rev Ronald Finch (96)

20 Alan John Stenton (87)

30 Muriel Finch (94)

For Weddings and Funerals

You don’t have to be a churchgoer to

have a wedding in church, nor do

you have to 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 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

between the two services and give parents

an opportunity to ask any questions.

Please call St Chad’s 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 29

email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


Contacts@StChads

CHURCH OFFICE 9 Linden Avenue 274 5086

S8 0GA

Term time office hours:

Mon & Thurs 10am1pm;

Tues 10am12pm; Fri 9.30am11.30am

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