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2014-06

June/July 2014

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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:

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Linden Avenue

Church

House

Abbey Lane

School

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Church &

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Office

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I

started by first job (in a London bank) after leaving

university in 1995, almost 20 years ago. For many

reading this, 20 years will seem like no time at all to be

in work, and yet in terms of working patterns so much has

changed since then.

My work was entirely dependent on me being at my desk

between certain hours. As I was responsible for working

with traders in Tokyo, New York, Paris and Madrid, I had

to telephone them at precise points of the day when they

would also be at their desks. People did have mobile

phones in 1995, but everyone I knew used a landline.

Once I had the required information I had to trudge down to

the trading floor and personally exchange details with our

own traders. Their were rumours of an electronic network

of computers that would enable people to send information

more quickly, but documents were still sent entirely by fax.

In 1998 I began working as a solicitor. Things had moved on a little by then.

I had my own mobile phone (though not one capable of sending texts) which

enabled me to speak with clients when I, or they, were at court. Our company

had just been equipped with email and internet and I can remember very

gingerly clicking on the Internet Explorer icon without the faintest idea what it

actually did! It was possible to work at home, but on the occasions that I chose

to do so I had to lug my own body-weight of files home with me.

Today my wife (writing in this issue of Impact on her subject of expertise)

works for a company in London but only travels down once a month. Her entire

office, connected seamlessly (most of the time!) to her colleagues, is a room

in our house. Even vicars, surely one of the more traditional professions, are

not immune from these changes. Using the Internet Cloud I can access all my

documents by computer, iPad and smartphone. I suppose that it won’t be too

long before pastoral visits are conducted through Skype rather than a physical

meeting. Perhaps it’s already happening.

These rapid and dramatic changes are changing the way that we view work.

Work and leisure are no longer inseparable. Many of us can choose (within

reason) when we work, and more and more of us are having a blended lifestyle:

perhaps choosing to go to the gym and pick up children in the middle of the

week, whilst checking emails or editing documents on a Sunday afternoon. For

others, these new patterns of working make it harder to find work that suits them

or forces them to work so much harder than they would wish.

Work, and worklessness, remain a great challenge to most

of us as we seek to balance the needs of our lives with our

aspirations for ourselves and our families. The Bible views

work as a positive and God-given gift that shapes our

identity and role in the world. Whether we find the rapid

changes in working patterns threatening or liberating, the

words of Scripture remain true: “Whatever you do, work at

it with all your heart, as though working for the Lord, not for

human masters.”

Rev Toby Hole, Vicar,

St Chad’s Church, Woodseats

June/July 2014

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Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

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Welcome to Beauchief Abbey

Our Services are based on the Book of Common Prayer

and Refreshments are served after our Services

Services for June 2014

Sun 1st & 8th June 11.00am Holy Communion

Sun 15th June 11.00am Holy Communion

Sun 22nd June Centenary Celebration Open Day Event 2- 5pm

Bishop Steven Croft will led a 3pm service in the Abbey

Sun 29th June 11.00 Matins

Did you hear

about the poor

electrician?

His work was

shocking!

A man went to see

his GP: “Doctor, I

can’t get to sleep

at night,” he said.

“Try lying on the

edge of the bed,”

advised the doctor,

“You’ll soon drop

off!”

Why don’t ambassadors ever get

sick?

They have diplomatic immunity!

Why don’t oysters give to

charity?

Because they’re shellfish!

Where are whales weighed?

At a whale-weigh station!

A man phoned his boss because

he was too poorly to go to work.

“I’ve a wee cough,” he said.

“You have a wee cough?” said

his boss.

“Thanks boss,” replied the man,

“That’s really kind of you – I’ll

see you next week then!”

Joseph!! How many times do I have to tell you

not to mix the washing!

A newspaper owner went

to the doctor’s. “Doctor, I’m

so stressed,” he said, “My

paper has lost thousands of

readers.”

“Take these pills,” said the

doctor.

“Will they help my stress?”

asked the patient.

“No, but they’ll improve

your circulation!”

Following the theft

of a truck-full of

toupees, police

were reported to

be combing the

area.

Fun and Laughs

Services for July 2014

Sun 6th July 11.00am Holy Communion

Sun 13th July 11.00am Holy Communion

Sun 20th July 3pm Even Song

Sun 27th July 11.00am Holy Communion

www.beauchiefabbey.org.uk www.beauchiefabbeypress.org.uk

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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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What’s On

If you have an event you would like

to see included in our What’s On

section, email impact@stchads.org

Health Walks

•Mondays - 10am: Graves Park.

Meet at the Animal Farm car park;

•Tuesdays - 10.30am: Ecclesall

Woods. Meet at Abbeydale

Industrial Hamlet;

•Thursdays - 10.30am:

Lowedges. Meet at the

Community Wing, Lowedges

Junior School.

) Call 0114 203 9337.

June 7

Book Sale

36 Crawshaw Grove, Beauchief

10am-12pm

Good quality second-hand books

for sale in aid of the Alzheimer’s

Society. Donations of good

condition paperback novels or

biographies are welcome (but not

larger books due to space).

June 7&8

Garden Up

Botanical Gardens

A two-day show showcasing the

very best talent from the worlds

of horticulture, architecture,

landscape and design.

June 13

An Evening Of One Act Plays

Dronfield Civic Hall

The Dronfield Players present

Race To The Wheelchair,

written by David Manning and

The Blackbird’s Song, written and

directed by David Lumb.

June 18-21

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Dronfield Civic Theatre

7.30pm, Sat Matinee 2pm

Woodseats Musical Theatre

company presents Thoroughly

Modern Millie – an award winning

show adapted from the film

starring Julie Andrews

For tickets priced £9 and £7

call 01246 290499 or 0114 246

8242.

June 21&22

Cliffhanger

Millhouses Park

10.30am-6pm

Cliffhanger is one of the UK’s

largest outdoor outdoor pursuits

festivals and features

competitions, professional

demonstrations and much more.

For details go to www.cliff-hanger.

co.uk

June 22

Sheffield Diocese Centenary

Beauchief Abbey

2-5pm

An afternoon of fun and worship

as part of the centenary tour. See

page 13 for details.

June 27

Barn Dance

Whirlow Hall Farm

7.30pm

A family friendly barn dance will be

held in a real barn at the farm with

music from Drop of a Hat. There

will also be a bar and a pie and

pea supper.

For tickets priced £14 for adults

or £7 for children,go to www.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lowedges. Meet at the Community

Wing, Lowedges Junior School.


June

Call 0114

28

203 9337.

Beer and Bangers

National Whirlow Council Hall Farm for Divorced,

Single 7pm and Widowed

Tuesdays An evening 8-11pm of comedy and a

Norton barbecue Country with Club comedians from the

Club Last offering Laugh Comedy friendship Club and including social

activities. Jason Patterson, Carl Hutchinson,

Colin Call Cole Magdalen and host on 0114 Toby Foster.

2394326. Tickets are £22 which includes a

hot dog and drink from the bar; go

January to www.whirlowhallfarm.org

30 - February 5

AEGON British Tennis Tour

June 28

Graves

Ceremonies

Tennis

and

and

Psalms

Leisure Centre

World

All Saints’

ranked

Church,

players

Ecclesall

compete

alongside 7.30pm local Sheffield players.

Sheffield Call 0114 Oratorio 283 9900. Chorus presents

John Rutter’s celebrated Requiem,

February combined 5 with a feast of psalm

Book settings Sale by English composers Sir

36 David Crawshaw Willcocks Grove, and Christopher Beauchief Le

10am-12pm Fleming.

Good With quality the South second-hand Yorkshire Symphony books

for

Orchestra

sale in aid

and

of

soloists

the Alzheimer‟s

Andrea Ryder

and Andrew Heighton.

Society. Donations of paperback

Tickets £14 (concessions £11;

novels Students or biographies and Under 16 in £5) good

condition are welcome (but not

larger July books 5 due to space

limitations). Book Sale

36 Crawshaw Grove, Beauchief

February 10am-12pm 5

Free Good Environmental quality second-hand Activities books

Millhouses for sale in Park aid of the Alzheimer’s

10.30am-12.30pm

Society. Donations of good

condition paperback novels or

Obstacle course and stream

biographies are welcome.

dipping activities for 8 - 13 year

olds.

Call 0114 263 4335.

February 12

Free July 6-13 Environmental Activities

Millhouses Woodseats Park Festival

1.30-3.30pm

Various events and competitions

Nature including quiz the trail, Grand stream Festival dipping Parade

and

on July

bug

13

hunting

at 12pm

activities

from Abbey

for 8 - 13

Lane to Woodseats primary schools

year olds.

followed by a Family Fun Day.


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February 12

Free July Environmental 12

Activities

Ecclesall

St Chad’s

Woods

Summer

Sawmill

Fair

St Chad’s Church Field

10.30am-12.30pm

11am-3pm

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trail,

summer

stream

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has a

and First bug World hunting War theme activities with for stalls 8 - 13

year including olds. cakes, plants, tombola,

Pimms, Call 0114 ice cream, 235 6348. refreshments,

bouncy castle, bottle stall, scarf

February and hand 20 made cards, raffle,

Why games, Not crafts, Try A books Bike and DVDs

Greenhil and much Park more.

10am-2pm

Look out for our posters in

shops and in church regarding

Rediscover your cycling skills in

our ‘Village Show’ with flowers,

Greenhill

arrangements,

Park. The

vegetables,

rangers

crafts

will

provide and our a trench bike, helmet cake competition and

instruction. (recipe will Meet be provided). at the Bowls

Pavilion, For more Greenhill details, see Park. page 17 or

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Call 0114 283 9195.

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Come and celebrate

your marriage...

You are invited to a

Marriage Celebration Service on June 14

at 2pm at St Chad’s Church

We invite any couple to join us who have a

marriage they want to celebrate whether it is

one year old, 25 years, 50 years or any year

in between.

Together there will be an opportunity to

renew the promises they made in our church

or elsewhere and we will conclude the

service with some refreshment. There is a

welcome to all (but a call to say you will be

joining us will be appreciated and help with

catering). Call the church office on 0114 274

5086.

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Is “work” a four-letter word?

Do you long to get away

from it, at the weekend, or in

retirement?

The Bible tells us we’re made

for work; Adam and Eve were

to work on the land and enjoy

its fruitfulness – but we also find

that because of their rebellion

against God work became hard

and laborious, as we often find it

today.

Interestingly, man and woman

were made on day six of

creation, so the first full day they

experienced was day seven, the

rest day. The pattern was: rest in

order to work, not work to deserve

a rest.

In John’s gospel we find Jesus

criticised for healing a man on the

rest day; he justified himself by

saying, “My Father’s still working,

so am I.”

God’s work didn’t end with

creation; he’s still at work bringing

healing, reconciliation and justice

– although human stubbornness

makes it an uphill struggle.

What about “doing good

works”? Can we ever do enough

to satisfy God?

The Bible says we can

do works which God will

reward, but we must build

on the foundation of

Christ. We must start

by trusting in what

Jesus has done on the

cross to pay the price

of our rebellion and

stubbornness so that

we can be accepted

by God, forgiven and

welcomed into his family.

When people asked

Jesus, “What must we do, to

be doing the works of God?”

He answered, “This is the work

of God, that you believe in him

whom he has sent.”

Just as Adam and Eve began

their life of work by resting, so we

can start by resting, by trusting

that what Jesus did on the cross

was enough for us to be accepted

by God – and go on from there to

do good works.

“We are his workmanship,”

writes St Paul, “Created in Christ

Jesus for good works, which God

prepared for us to do.”

God has work uniquely tailored

for each of us to do, work which

no-one else can do like you can.

What about the daily grind most

of us face in order to pay our

way?

Some of us have jobs we enjoy,

but what about dull, tedious jobs?

The early monks used manual

work to set their minds free to

meditate and worship – maybe we

could learn to do the same?

“Whatever you do, work heartily,

as for the Lord and not for men” –

St Paul.

Ken Goodier

Made to work ... and to rest

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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Shhh ... Don’t tell

anyone!

Halfway through 1944 I received

my calling up papers so I said

my goodbyes to colleagues in

the solicitor’s office where I worked and

to family and friends.

Complete with travel warrant I set off

for London and its V1s and later V2s.

I had been told by letter to attend for

an interview at 55 Broadway and I was

given the floor and room number to go

to. However I still had no

indication of what it was all

about.

I had already made

up my mind that

I’d like to serve in

some capacity in

the WRNS or WAAF

but fate decided

otherwise.

I duly turned up

at the appointed

time and was taken

into a waiting room.

Then an officer arrived

and I was put through

what seemed like hours of

questions. I was then told to go away, get

some lunch and someone would come

and collect me later. I did just that and

sure enough a uniformed young woman

came and escorted me back to the

interview room.

After a short wait, I met an army

officer who informed me I had passed

the interview satisfactorily and had been

selected for the SIS (Secret Intelligence

Service). Now this really did astonish me!

I was instructed to report the next

day to another room on a different

floor. 55 Broadway at that time was the

headquarters of SIS. It was closed down

at the end of the war but what it was

then used for I have no idea. After that,

intelligence gathering with taken over by

government departments.

I was instructed to report to Broadway

next day. This was to be my work home

for the next five years or so until I asked to

serve abroad. It was here I learned what

intelligence with all about. The first and

most important lesson was to keep my

mouth firmly shut about work

at all times. This is

the first time I have

written or spoken

in detail about it

Consequently it has

been one of the

most difficult things

I have ever done.

In the course of

daily work I learned

several skills, one of

which was how to ‘tail’

or follow someone in

daylight and in darkness

and not be seen doing so.

This was rather fun and I learned

my way around parts of London as a

result. It was, anyway, a respite from

endless paper work which, even then,

plagued daily life.

I also learned how to make contact with

‘agents’, British and foreign, and how to

exchange information and documents.

Later in my work I was shown how

to deal with various codes from the

simple ‘one time pad’ to the much

more complicated ones, and how to

disentangle garbled ones. It was not

always easy but you had to do your

best as otherwise it meant the coding

department had to contact the sender and

request an ‘en claire’ repeat.

Working hours were long and not

improved by lack of sleep or by attacks

from flying bombs or ‘doodlebugs’. The

real and very frightening ones were

the rockets (V2s). If you heard a loud

bang you were alive! These were a

psychological war weapon used by the

Germans, but the RAF did a splendid job

bombing the factories in the cliffs on the

other side of the English Channel.

My off-duty home for working and

living in until VE Day was a female-only

hostel run by nuns. Girls from various

government departments lived there.

We all had our own room but had meals

together. We had to inform the duty nun

where we were going if we went out at

night – just like being in school again!

To counter the boredom of spending

nights in the underground shelter, I took

to going with friends when we had a night

off duty to Sadlers Wells Theatre where

various operas and ballets were staged..

Whenever the sirens sounded a light went

on and an illuminated notice informed

everyone that a ‘raid was in progress’.

We just stayed put – I certainly felt it was

better to die listening to glorious music

and singing than being in an underground

shelter.

On Sundays I went to a nearby church

at the back of Wellington Barracks which

was near to a London brewery whose

stables housed their strong and lovely

horses. These drays used to deliver huge

barrels of beer to pubs around the area.

So ends this period of my Intelligence

life. Please, after reading it do not ask

questions – just tear into small pieces and

eat it!! Enjoy.

Iris Roe

The Abbey Public House

We would like to welcome old and new

customers back to the new Abbey.

We now offer:

Home cooked food, locally sourced

A range of great real ales

A welcoming & relaxing environment

Come and try our excellent Sunday

Roast with real roast potatoes and

Yorkshire puddings.

With a variety of special events

throughout the year, come and see what

we have to offer!

Call us: (0114) 274 5374

Email: info@theabbeysheffield.co.uk

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Welcome to St Chad’s

Duncan Bell and his wife

Rebecca will be joining us at

St Chad’s when he becomes our

new curate at the end of June. We

asked him to tell us a little about

himself...

My name’s Duncan and

I’m married to Rebecca.

We’re very much

looking forward to moving back

to Sheffield for me to be a curate

at St Chad’s. We’ll be arriving

as a three since we’re expecting

our first baby in May, just before

we move back. Neither of us

are Sheffield born; I grew up on

the Wirral, and Rebecca is from

North Carolina in the USA. But

we met in Sheffield – I moved to

Sheffield to work at the Oakes

Holiday Centre in Norton,

before studying in the electronic

engineering department at the

University of Sheffield for eight

years. Rebecca came to England

for a year to work with CLC

Christian bookshops, and we met

at our church in Endcliffe. We

got married just before moving

to London for my theological

training. We’ve greatly missed

the Peak District and the ability

to get out into the countryside

whilst we’ve been in London,

and so are looking forward

to some good walks in

Derbyshire – although

a few years of college

puddings and away

from the Sheffield

hills mean we’re not

as fit as we were!

So what has made

me go into full time

Christian ministry

and get ordained?

I really enjoyed

the research I

was doing at the university –

improving the way fingerprints

are matched by the police when

they’re taken from crime scenes

– but I was also passionate about

telling people about Jesus and

all that he has done. Getting

ordained was something that

was originally suggested by

my vicar. After much thought

and prayer and discussion with

friends, I went forward for the

Church selection process and

was accepted. I’ve had three

wonderful years’ training at

Oak Hill Theological College in

North London, which has been

humbling and exciting. We’re

excited about serving at St

Chad’s, and getting to know the

congregation and the area. We

look forward to meeting you and

introducing you to the little one!

Please be praying for us – for

the birth, for the move, and that

we would be able to settle well

and serve well at St Chad’s.

Please pray too that as this

summer brings many changes,

we would continue

to trust that our

heavenly Father is

in control of it

all and that

his timing is

perfect.

This year, the Diocese of

Sheffield is marking its 100th

birthday – and celebrations

will be taking place throughout

South Yorkshire.

As part of this, a journey of

celebration will take place from

Pentecost until the autumn, touring

the diocese with various stops.

Beauchief Abbey will be hosting

the third event on June 22 from

2-5pm when there will be activities

for all the family.

There will be lots to see and do

including:

zzHand bell ringing from

Ecclesfield Hand Bell Ringing

Group

zzPicnic in Beauchief Park - and

the opportunity to learn about the

woodlands and abbey heritage.

zzHave you family or friends that

may have visited Beauchief Abbey

over the last 100 years? Share

your story and visit the Heritage

Information Stand.

zzFamily Activities led by Beachief

Environment Group

zzPuppet Shows by Micah’s Gang

zzAn entertaining ancient history

tour of the abbey, cloisters and

grounds for children (adults can

join in too)

zzBooks and souvenir stalls

zzRefreshments from Coffee Nutz

zzIce cream

The Bishop of Sheffield, Rev

Steven Croft will lead a service at

3pm inside the abbey with music

from the Centenary Singers.

And Bear Bishop Daniel is likely

to be making a guest appearance.

Disabled parking will be available

on Beauchief Abbey Lane.

Bishop Steven said: “2014 marks

a very special year for the Diocese

of Sheffield and I’m really looking

forward to seeing what God has

in store for us as we set out to

journey together on the Centenary

Tour.”

To find out more about the

centenary celebrations go to www.

sheffield-centenary.org.uk

CENTENARY 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

November 23 Sheffield Cathedral

Celebrating 100 Years

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Working to bring

healing

If you say “voluntary work” to many

people it conjures up a picture of a

19th century Lady Bountiful taking

bread to the poor.

Sadly, it seems that in the 21st century,

the poor, once again, need to be fed by

charity. And volunteers still fill the gaps

with services the State does not provide

– for example lifeboats, The Samaritans,

WRVS, guide and support dogs and

many others.

But voluntary work is not only about

essential services, it also provides the

icing on the cake. For example, you can

drive a real steam train on a heritage

railway line bringing the magic of a

bygone era to a new generation.

I think of my own voluntary role as icing

on the cake. I teach art in a stroke unit.

As a stroke survivor myself, I feel I am

uniquely qualified for this.

Following a stroke the world seems to

be smashed into a thousand fragments,

none of which fit together. The damaged

brain is unable to process the huge

amount of information which daily life

pours into it, resulting in frustration

and often depression. Scientists have

now found that art has a calming and

therapeutic effect following stroke, but

I have to say, I am not an art therapist

– that’s for professionals – my job is to

facilitate, to teach and to adapt tools and

techniques to individual abilities. It seems

to work as at least two of my students

have gone on to exhibit at the Great

Sheffield Art Show. A few cases stick in

my mind where I like to think art made a

contribution to recovery. One was a vicar,

let’s call him Steven. Steven had a rightsided

paralysis, could not read or write

and could speak only two words – ‘yes’

and, perhaps appropriately, ‘God’.

One day he was finishing a painting

of sheep in a field. The sheep had been

masked and painted over. As he rubbed

off the masking fluid revealing the sheep,

he exclaimed “Ah, sheep”. “Yes”, I said,

“and what is this?” “Aha, the gate,”

came the reply. Steven had indeed

found the gate and was able, through

speech therapy, to gradually regain his

communication skills.

Another lady, let’s call her Sally, had

suffered a massive brain hemorrhage

and was awaiting a place in a nursing

home for people with dementia. Vocally

she was completely silent and did not

communicate in any way. Her face was

blank and her eyes unfocused. She

spent all day and much of the night

pacing the corridors and opening doors

and cupboards as if endlessly searching

for something. Because she might

have hurt herself or others she had to

be constantly supervised and I was

asked if I could occupy her for half an

hour to give staff a break. I agreed, with

misgivings, and was surprised when she

concentrated for nearly 20 minutes to

produce a passable painting. Over the

next four weeks she gradually improved

her skills and concentration. On the fifth

week I found her apparently reading

a magazine. “Would you like to paint,

Sally?” I asked, “No thank you,” came

the reply, “I’ve booked a space on the

computer for you see I’d like to go back

to work if I can.” I was knocked sideways.

“But Sally, last week you couldn’t talk.

What happened?” She smiled: “It was

really strange, I was just looking in my

wardrobe for my clothes and suddenly

everything came back to me – just like

that.”

So Sally had opened her wardrobe

and found not Narnia but her own world

restored. Of course I do not claim that

art brings about miracle cures for stroke.

Lives are saved by the dedicated care of

doctors, nurses and therapists on stroke

units throughout the country. However, I

do know that art and music made a huge

contribution to my own healing.

For while a stroke closes many doors

it can also open to others to worlds we

never knew existed.

Sylvia Bennett

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The 9am Service

Lifted, the 11am Service

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Lifted, ● An Includes emphasis the music, 11am on led families by Service a band


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before the service

● Includes music, led by a band

● Refreshments served from 10.15-10.45am

Weekday Services


Morning Prayers

Weekday Morning Prayers

Services

Monday to Thursday at 9am

• Monday to Thursday at 9am

Morning Evening Prayers

Prayers

Evening Prayers

Monday to Thursday at 9am

Monday to Thursday at 5pm

• Monday to Thursday at 5pm

The Evening Thursday Prayers 10am Service

The Thursday 10am Service

Monday to Thursday at 5pm

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Held in the Lady Chapel at the back of church

The Thursday 10am Service

Other Services


Prayer and Praise


Deeper - June 1 and July 6

Other Services

Sunday, February 13 at 7.30pm

• To be held on Monday June 20 and Monday July

• A Sunday evening worship-based event at 7.30pm

giving you the opportunity to explore God in a deeper way.

• A Sunday, Wednesday, contemplative February March and 139 meditative at 7.30pm

form of worship

with the theme Seeking Stillness with Jesus .

Ash 18, Wednesday 7.15-8pm

Prayer and Praise Service

Contemplative Night Prayer

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work, on the other hand, I‟ll

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throw as much I can onto

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pursuit. And an anti-social one.

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as possible. Some evenings I struggle

before realising that I didn‟t know what

everything on, otherwise I flounder. I

to get down 300 words or so, but I

it was about. The crime/thriller genre

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was 18 months into my one serious

never have difficulty in removing that

provides a focus I lacked on that

invitation tends to be: That‟ll cost me an

attempt at a non-genre novel, and had

many.

evening‟s attempt; and it works as scaffolding, not

work. Which is not a

written something like 100,000 words,

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

as a straitjacket. Slow Horses, for

response most people want to hear

before realising that I didn‟t know what

involved pursuit. And an anti-social one.

instance, has a fairly complex plot, but

from someone they‟ve suggested an

it was about. The crime/thriller genre

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outing to.

what interested me most was that it invitation tends to be: That‟ll cost me an

provides a focus I lacked on that

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attempt; and it works as scaffolding, not

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as a straitjacket. Slow Horses, for

books

looking for redemption. In this, as in

I‟ve from most someone enjoyed they‟ve this year suggested – Nicola an

instance, has a fairly complex plot, but

much else, I‟ve been encouraged by

Barker, outing to.

what interested me most was that it

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the involved work a of cast writers of characters like Reginald who Hill,

were

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like?

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In this, as in

Sim; I‟ve most Barbara enjoyed Trapido, this year Sex and

– Nicola

much else, I‟ve been encouraged by

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Universe. Church Seamus Heaney‟s Field

Paul Murray, Skippy Dies; Jonathan latest

By putting the moment off for as long

who show what‟s entrance possible within from the Church collection, Coe, House, The Terrible Human

Abbey Privacy Chain, is of Lane

among Maxwell his

as possible. I have a vague idea for the

best. And the books I‟m looking forward

confines of genre.

Sim; Barbara Trapido, Sex and

book after the one I‟m writing now – so

to Stravinsky; are the new Scarlett novels Thomas, by Kate Our Atkinson

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and Universe. John le Seamus Carré, Heaney‟s and Philip latest Larkin‟s

year By at putting least – the but moment have pushed off for it as to long the

Letters collection, to Monica.

Human Chain, is among his

as St Chads possible. Church, I Linden have Avenue, a vague Woodseats

idea for the

book village

after the produce

one I‟m writing show

now – with

best.

flowers,

And the books

arrangements,

I‟m looking forward

so

to are the new novels by Kate Atkinson

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party or meeting?

St Chad’s Church has

two rooms available for

hire at 56 Abbey Lane

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The next dates for the course at St

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Mrs Stafford is headteacher at

Abbey Lane Primary School.

We asked her to tell Impact

readers a little about her work and

her school.

I

started teaching in 1993,

working at Dobcroft Junior

School and at Rainbow Forge

Primary before joining Abbey

Lane in 2007. I initially came as

Deputy Head but since September

2009 I have been working as

Headteacher.

Abbey Lane Primary School

is a very large primary school.

We currently have 480 pupils

on roll and we are expecting to

become even bigger over the next

4 academic years, reaching a

maximum of 630 pupils.

Ultimately, as Headteacher, I am

responsible for the smooth running

of the school, the academic

achievement of its pupils and the

management of its staff. Although

I am a teacher with many years’

experience, the emphasis of my

role now is to provide educational

vision and direction rather than

teaching in a classroom. As a

class teacher the focus is primarily

on the children within your own

class, delivering interesting and

engaging lessons and ensuring

that each child achieves their

potential. It is my job now to

lead, motivate and manage the

staff. I set high expectations and

aspirational targets, evaluating

staff performance against them.

As a headteacher one of the

most important aspects of my

job is to ensure that I recruit the

right caliber of teacher for my

pupils. I look for teachers who are

passionate about making a positive

difference to children’s lives and

who will inspire and motivate

them, giving them a lifelong love of

learning.

Another important aspect of my

role is to work alongside other

stakeholders such as parents

and governors. By working in

cooperation with both of these

groups we have a better chance

of providing the best possible

outcomes for the children,

who after all are at the heart

of everything we do. I also try

to develop links with the local

community, including the local

PCSO and the fire brigade. Of

course we have strong ties to St

Chad’s and are very grateful for

their involvement with special

services and assemblies.

Recently we had our Ofsted

inspection, which resulted in

Abbey Lane being graded as a

Good school – no mean feat under

the current framework. We are

very proud of this and it was very

pleasing for all involved to get the

recognition for all the hard work

and dedication that they put in to

making this such a lovely place to

be part of.

Leading Abbey Lane School

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Working day and night!

The rhythm of life is a powerful

beat?

The above lyrics are from a

musical called Sweet Charity. Our

bodies and lives are controlled by

rhythms and the most important is

probably the circadian rhythm from

the Latin ‘circa’ meaning ‘around’

and ‘diem’ meaning ‘day’.

So the circadian rhythm is one

which lasts for about 24 hours. This

pattern is regulated by a hormone

called Melatonin. In the main you

only notice the break in this rhythm

when you step outside of your

normal pattern. This is in evidence

when you travel across time zones.

It takes a while for your body to

adjust to a different time zone and

the more time zones you cross the

longer it takes to adjust.

A more serious disturber of the

circadian rhythm is working nights

– I remember it well. I don’t know

when people first started working

nights, maybe thousands of years

ago when the shepherds and their

trusty dogs would protect the sheep

on hill sides. Whenever it was - it

was it was a bad move. We just are

not built for working at night.

For several years I worked for

the Post Office working a four

week shift pattern of mornings,

nights, mornings again and then

afternoons. On the morning shifts I

would deliver post in the Sheffield

2 area and on the afternoon and

night shifts would be indoors sorting

post. Anyone who has worked

nights will remember that feeling, at

about three o’clock in the morning,

when your body is crying out to lie

down and go to sleep but you know

that you have another three or four

hours in front of you. And guess

what? When you arrive home at

7am – just when you feel you should

be getting up – going to sleep

suddenly seems difficult. Not only is

your body saying ‘get up’ but also all

those other cheerful souls are going

about their normal daily tasks. The

bin man, the children on the way to

school and the builders constructing

next door’s extension all conspire

to either keep you awake or at

least make your sleep less than

restful. It’s not too bad in winter but

on a warm summer’s day it can be

purgatory.

There are other issues both

relating to lifestyle and physiology.

Because our pattern is disturbed,

we are less likely to be motivated

to make good decisions such as

taking regular exercise or similar

things that keep us healthy. This in

itself was bad for me, but because

the canteen was open 24 hours a

day there was a great temptation to

have curry and chips, lots of coffee

and all followed by sticky toffee

pudding at about 3am.

However its not all bad news. The

thing I remember most fondly was

that there is a certain camaraderie

amongst people who work nights.

It is hard to ‘put your finger on it’

but working together at night draws

people together in a way that

working during the day does not.

It’s almost as if it becomes a shared

experience.

Anyway, I have to go now because

it’s getting dark and the Melatonin is

just kicking in – sleep well.

Steve Winks

As my 90-year-old

grandmother is fond of telling

me “you can’t have it all

Emily, my dear”. Most of the time

I wholly disagree with her but, very

occassionally when things are

getting on top of me, I think maybe

she could be right.

But, what does ‘having it

all’ actually mean? I have an

interesting and demanding job at

the University of Sheffield where

I work in Staff Development three

days a week and I have two

children aged six and three. I

work hard in both my paid job and

looking after my family. From my

grandmother’s perspective, this is

probably her idea of having it all.

As a young women who was

married during the Second World

War, like many others she had to

give up her job so she could live

nearer to where my grandfather

was stationed. And like many

others she never returned to

paid employment. My mum, her

daughter, also ‘gave up work’

when I was born but returned to

teaching when my sisters and

I were at junior and secondary

school.

I however, am

of a generation

where employers

are keen, and some

might say more

enlightened, to

ensure that starting

a family doesn’t

mean women have

to give up work

automatically. At

this point I feel

I must point out

that leaving paid

employment to look

after children is, in

my eyes, anything

but ‘giving up’ work! Many

employers today also acknowldge

that supporting women to stay in

work brings as many benefits to

the organisation or company, as it

does to the individual herself.

At the University of Sheffield,

I have found great pleasure in

working on projects that look at

how, as an organisation, we can

support women academics to

progress their careers, particularly

those who feel that they have a lot

to offer, but have chosen to press

pause on their career while they

start a family.

Many women I have spoken

to talk about their feelings of

inadequacy when they first return

to work from maternity leave.

Many women also talk about

their struggle to find a balance

between their ‘working’ lives and

their ‘home’ lives. But these same

women also talk about the sense

of fulfilment they feel from the

work they do.

If feeling fulfilled is ‘having it all’

then yes, I do believe that I can

have it all!

Emily Hopkinson

Can You Have It All?

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Flexible Working for All?

It’s fair to say that more

employees are working

‘flexibly’ than ever before. For

some, changing work patterns are

imposed by the requirements of

the job.

There may be a need to cover

different shifts, or, because

of financial pressures on the

business, employees may be

asked to lose a day’s work (and

the pay that goes with it). But an

increasing number of people are

actively seeking to adopt a variety

of flexible working practices, from

working part-time or job-sharing,

through to working from

home or term-time

working, and

so on.

Although

there is no

legal right to

work flexibly,

there is a

statutory right

to request to

do so. Up to

now, this right

to request has

been available

only to parents and carers, who

are most likely to want to work

flexibly. Having had to finish

off some work during my son’s

saxophone lesson just now, I’ve

got first hand experience of this.

But from June 30 all employees

will have the right to request

flexible working, so long as

they have completed 26 weeks’

service, under the Children and

Families Act 2014. So, if you

fancy taking a career break to go

round the world, or taking a day

off a week to do that scuba diving

course, now’s your chance.

Having said that, it’s still only

a right to request, and only one

request can be made in any

12-month period. Under the new

regime, employers have a duty

to deal with such a request in a

‘reasonable’ manner, within three

months of the request being made

(unless the employee agrees

to an extension). But, as under

the old system, employers can

reject an employee’s request

for any one of eight statutory

‘business reasons’. These are:

the burden of additional costs;

an inability to reorganise work

among existing staff; an inability

to recruit additional staff; a

detrimental impact on quality; a

detrimental effect on the

business’ ability to

meet customer

demand; a

detrimental impact

on performance;

insufficient work

during the periods

the employee

is proposing

to work; and

planned

structural

changes.

ACAS (the Advisory, Conciliation

and Arbitration Service) has

published a Code of Practice and

guidance on flexible working to

help employers deal with the new

system. Effectively, employers

will have to weigh up the benefits

of the request for the employee

and the business, against any

adverse business impact of

implementing the change. The

employer can just say no. But if

an employer allows requests by

some employees and not others,

it will have to be careful that it’s

not engaging in any unlawful

discrimination in doing so.

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Work in the Bible

Is work something that you look

forward to and enjoy, that gives

your life meaning and purpose?

Or is it just a means to an end, or

even a burden? Perhaps for many

of us it’s something in between.

The Bible has a lot to say about

work. In fact the very first mention

of work in the Bible is work done by

God Himself; the book of Genesis

says that after creating the universe

“on the seventh day He rested from

all His work” (Genesis 2:2). The very

next mention of work is

that which God gave the

first human being to do:

“The Lord God took the

man and put him in the

Garden of Eden to work

it and take care of it”

(Genesis 2:15).

Work can often seem

to be a burden to us,

particularly if we have

an employer who is

harsh, demanding and

uncompassionate. But in these two

texts from the Bible we read that

work is something that God does,

and is something that He gives us

as a blessing, to share in His joy

and pleasure in looking after His

good creation.

However, turn forward a couple of

chapters in the book of Genesis and

we read this: “Cursed is the ground

because of you; through painful toil

you will eat food from it all the days

of your life. It will produce thorns

and thistles for you, and you will eat

the plants of the field. By the sweat

of your brow you will eat your food”

(Genesis 3:17-19). Perhaps you find

this a more accurate description of

your own daily work?

So how did work change from

being a pleasure in the Garden of

Eden to painful toil by the sweat of

our brow? To find out, read the first

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Jesus Christ told a story about

work to describe the Kingdom of

God. He said that a landowner

once went out early in the morning

to hire workers. The landowner

agreed to pay them the daily rate

for the day and sent them into his

vineyard. About 9am he went out

and saw others standing in the

marketplace doing nothing. He sent

them to his vineyard saying, “I will

pay you whatever is right.” At noon

and about 3pm he did

the same thing. About

5pm he went out and

found still others standing

around who hadn’t been

hired. He said to them,

“You also go and work in

my vineyard.”

When evening came,

the owner said to his

foreman, “Call the

workers and pay them

their wages, beginning

with the last ones hired and going

on to the first.” The workers who

were hired about 5pm came and

each received a full day’s pay. So

when those who were hired first

came they expected to receive

more; but they also received the

same day’s pay. They grumbled

against the landowner, complaining

that they had borne the burden of

the work and the heat of the day

whereas the others had only worked

for an hour or so.

But he answered one of them, “I

am not being unfair to you, friend.

Didn’t you agree to work for a day’s

pay? Take your pay and go. I want

to give the one who was hired last

the same as I gave you. Don’t I

have the right to do what I want with

my own money? Or are you envious

because I am generous? So the last

will be first, and the first will be last.”

(Matthew 20:1-16)

Daren Craddock

This year’s Woodseats Family

Community Festival has the

theme Le Tour de Woodseats

and takes place between July 6

and 13.

On Sunday July 13, the Grand

Festival Parade starts at

12pm with a marching

band from Abbey Lane

School to Woodseats

School. Children and

adults can take part

with fancy dress,

banners and festive

items all welcome.

After the arrival of

the parade, the Family

Fun Day takes place in

Woodseats School yard with

stalls, fairground activities, food,

tombola and a raffle. On stage

there will be music, dance, choirs

and demonstrations.

And in the school hall there

will be a craft fair with stalls,

demonstrations and participation.

A children’s art competition is

being organised for pupils from

Woodseats schools and preschools

as well as a best ‘dressed’

bicycle competition.

Many local shops

and businesses will

be supporting and

contributing to the

festival.

As part of the

event, volunteers

would be welcomed

to join the planning

group, or help on

Sunday.

Get in touch with

Michael Gagan (Secretary)

at jmg8@blueyonder.co.uk, call

0114 221 4630 or see the website

www.woodseatsfestival.org.uk.

The website will also have more

details of the festival’s events as

they are finalised.

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Book Review

The Steep Approach To Garbadale

by Iain Banks

This book is one of Iain Banks nonscience

fiction books. It tells the

story of a very wealthy family who

own a gothic castle in Scotland – the

Garbadale of the title. Three generations

of the Wopuld family have made their

fortunes from the creation of a board game

called ‘Empire’ which has subsequently

been adapted to become a very

successful electronic version which is sold

worldwide. The game is so successful

that a video version has been produced

and it is now on the brink of being taken

over by American giant Spraint Inc.

The main character Alban has been

in a self-imposed exile from the family,

which is governed by Win, a matriarchal

character about to celebrate her 80th

birthday. Alban was always a bit of a misfit

in the firm, having entirely opted out when,

to his disgust, the Spraint Corporation

injected money into the board game in

order to develop it further. He began

working in the forestry industry for a short

while, developing ‘white-finger’ and having

to retire. He now dosses around with a

good-natured crowd of similarly penniless

friends he has met on his travels.

Grandmother Win sends Alban’s cousin,

Fielding, to return him to the fold as the

family gather together at Garbadale to

discuss selling out to Spraint. Fielding,

however, does not wish to give up his

shares, so he and Alban travel Europe,

locating other

family members to

persuade them not

to sell theirs.

Some of

my favourite

characters were

the aunts Beryl and

Doris, and Verushka, Alban’s sometime

girlfriend, who provided several comic

interludes.

As the story gathers momentum, hidden

truths about this complicated family come

to light. Truths about Alban’s own past,

his adolescent love for his cousin Sophie

and revelations about the reasons for

his mother’s suicide make compelling

reading.

There are a lot of characters in Banks’

plot, all quite complicated, and the story

jumps from one time frame to another.

Nevertheless, it makes good reading. In

the end, the story gallops towards the

finish with Alban going on a walk in the

Garbadale hills to sort himself out. The

threads of the story are neatened off and

tied up all too quickly, when in retrospect

a lot of the earlier action is quite drawn

out. There are both funny moments and

profoundly sad passages within this tale.

A bit of a ‘Marmite’ book this one. Not

liked by some of the reading group,

but most persevered through the initial

introduction and build-up of characters to

say they found it an enjoyable read.

Vicki Harris – a member of St Chad’s

Third Age Ministry Book Group

Did you try our Hot Cross Bun recipe in the last edition of Impact?

Unfortunately we forgot to print the amount of strong white flour needed

which was 500g. Our apologies to Alison Manning who compiled the recipe

and those of you who tried to make the buns! To see the full recipe, you can

find it in our April/May magazine in the downloads section at stchads.org

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‘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.

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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

Church Office Administrator

Helen Reynolds

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Vicar Toby Hole (Vicarage) 274 9302

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Reader/Assistant Minister Yvonne Smith 274 5086

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Group Scout Leader Ian Jackson 235 3044

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