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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 fi nd out more about

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

offi ce on 0114 274 5086.

Here’s where to fi nd us:

Abbey Lane

Linden Avenue



Abbey Lane


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was privy to a conversation recently where one

aggrieved man was venting his frustrations to another

about receiving a speeding ticket whilst driving at 34

mph past Homebase on Chesterfield Road (and let’s

be honest, we’ve all done it!). I have some sympathy

with anyone who is frustrated at receiving a speeding ticket

on a stretch of road where the car naturally accelerates

downhill without the unobservant driver noticing. What I

did disagree with was the culpable driver’s opinion that

he should have been let off because he was only going a

few miles over the speed limit and that really it was people

doing 40mph or more who should get clobbered.

As the man will find out when he attends his speedawareness

course (and I should know, because I went on

one two years ago), 50% of pedestrians hit by a car driving at

30 mph are killed, and this rises dramatically with every increase in speed

above that fi gure. The speed limits are in place not to frustrate drivers,

nor to provide revenue for cash-starved police forces and councils. They

are there in order to signify what is considered a safe, and therefore an

unsafe, speed for vehicles to travel on that stretch of road.

We have a strange relationship with safety in this country. We chafe

at the restrictions on our liberty imposed by seemingly arbitrary rules

and regulations (and even more so when they apparently come from

Brussels) and yet when these rules don’t work we are quick to blame

and sue those we hold responsible. At the same time, a council in

Norfolk is removing white lines from its roads, believing that they cause

complacency in drivers. A road without road markings is, apparently,

likely to produce more careful drivers.

Opinions over health and safety often get to the heart of our views on

our place and importance in the world. If we believe ourselves to be

autonomous and unaccountable to others, we are likely to take a far more

cavalier attitude towards restrictions on our actions. If on the other hand

we recognise that we are part of a wider community with responsibilities

to friend and stranger alike, we will accept a certain curtailment on our

freedom to act as we wish. I might find it frustrating that

my children can’t take peanut butter sandwiches in for

their packed lunch, but if by doing so another child is

prevented from having an anaphylactic shock, then

cheese sandwiches will have to do instead.

The Bible famously tells us to love our neighbour as

ourselves. If by driving carefully and doing my best to

observe the other little restrictions that impinge on my

daily life I can put that into practice, then it seems to me

a worthwhile way to live.

Rev Toby Hole, Vicar,

St Chad’s Church, Woodseats

April/May 2016

We’ve moved...

Our Sunday services are currently being

held at Abbey Lane School – see pages 11&16


Safety First

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Offi ce: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

email: offi ce@stchads.org

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A student was trying

to earn extra money.

He knocked at the door

of a rich man’s house

and asked if there was

anything he could do.

“Yes,” the man replied,

“You can paint the porch.

The paint is in the garage.”

Three hours later, the

student came back. “It’s all

painted,” he said, “but I’ve

got to tell you that it’s a

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What happened to the

burglar who fell into a

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“Can you scroll back up?”

A teacher was

discussing the

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with her children.

After explaining the

commandment to

‘honour thy father and

mother’ she asked: “Is

there a commandment

that teaches us how

to treat our brothers

and sisters?”

“That’s easy,” one

little boy answered,

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Fun and Laughs

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Offi ce: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

email: offi ce@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 outside the Rose Garden


•Tuesdays - 10.30am: Ecclesall

Woods. Meet at the Visitors Centre

at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet;

•Thursdays - 10.30am:

Lowedges. Meet at the Gresley

Road Meeting Rooms, Gresley

Road, Lowedges;

•Thursdays - 10.30am: Ecclesall

Woods. Meet at the JG Graves

Discovery Centre off Abbey Lane.

Call 0114 203 9337 for details

regarding any of the walks.

April 1&2

Quilts ‘n’ more

South Sheffi eld Evangelical

Church, Greenhill Parkway


The U3A quilting hive hosts its

second quilt exhibition in aid of

Greenhill Library and Guide Dogs

for the Blind. Admission is £2.50.

April 2

Monster Madness

Ecclesall Woods


Follow the trail and see if you can

fi nd the monsters. Then you can

make your own monster in the

Discovery Centre. The cost is £2

per child.

April 10

Abbeydale Miniature Railway

Abbeydale Road South


The regular open days at

Abbeydale Miniature Railway.

April 10

Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon

- Sheffield

Sheffi eld’s annual half

marathon which attracts

thousands of runners to the

city’s streets. Details at www.


April 15

Gardening for Wildlife

Greenhill Library


A talk on how to create a garden

that is an important habitat for

butterfl ies, bees and dragonfl ies,

and a haven for birds, hedgehogs

and pond-life. Tickets £5.

April 16

Wildlife Watch – Treemendous


Ecclesall Woods


Learn about wildlife and explore

and enjoy the outdoors. Ages 6-13

years. Booking is essential – email

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

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

January 30 - February 5

AEGON British Tennis Tour

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February The regular 5 open days at

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February children’s 20 fun fair rides. Admission

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Rediscover May 10-14 your cycling skills in

Greenhill Out of Order Park. The rangers will

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Environment Agency


One BBC journalist was

rung up by someone who

introduced himself as

Michael Scott from the

Visa Verification Fraud

Team. He reported unusual activity

on her account, and asked if

she’d been making the payments.

She was rightly wary of giving

information over the phone, and

told the caller she would call her

bank directly to verify. The caller

encouraged her to do so. She

hung up, and then dialled her

bank. They confirmed the fraud,

spent a considerable amount of

time going through everything,

and then told her not to use the

card anymore, and that the bank

would send a new card and pin

out to her. A successful fraud

avoided? Sadly not. The whole

thing had been a fraud, as she

later discovered. The original

caller had simply stayed on the

line, and played a dial tone sound

down the line to make her think

she was calling her bank. Her

accounts had been emptied of

money, and her details changed.

She lost thousands of pounds, but

fortunately, the bank refunded her

all the money.

A couple of weeks ago, my

brother-in-law received a message

from his grandfather assuring him

that he would help out and would

transfer the money as soon as

possible. This came as something

of a surprise to Scott, who hadn’t

spoken to his grandfather recently.

It turned out that someone had

hacked Scott’s email, and sent

messages claiming to be from

Scott to family members asking

for money, because Scott had

been arrested and needed bail

money! Had Scott’s grandfather

simply responded to the email and

transferred the money, it would

have been lost.

So how can we avoid falling prey

to such scams? The fraudsters get

ever more creative and cunning in

seeking to exploit people. There

are two golden rules to try to avoid

falling prey to scams, both online

and over the telephone.

Firstly, if it seems too good to be

true, it almost certainly is. Whether

that’s the person who wants to

give you a percentage of a fortune

for helping to move the money, or

the wonderful person you’ve met

online but who starts asking for

money, or the wonderful bargain

offer which you must buy now not

to miss out, all of these things

should ring warning bells.

The second golden rule is this:

People aren’t necessarily who

they claim to be. Treat emails with

suspicion. Whether it appears to

be from your bank, or from

the government, or even

from a friend, emails

are very easy to fake.

Call your friend, or

the bank, to confirm

an email, using

telephone numbers

that you know, not

ones provided in the

email. A bank will

never ask you for

your pin, or to use a

card reader over the


These two simple rules

will help you avoid falling

victim to a scam. If ever you’re

in doubt, why not ask a friend

for their opinion? Fraudsters are

expert manipulators, and someone

from outside the situation may

be able to see better what’s

happening. Stay safe online!

Rev Duncan Bell

Online Safety

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Offi ce: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

email: offi ce@stchads.org

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ourselves the task of raising £300,000

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property and from grants. Within a year

we had managed the amazing task of

raising this money, and more. As with

all building projects, the cost of the build

has also increased enormously but we

are confi dent that we now have most

of the funding in place to proceed

with the project.

We have also now received

planning permission from

REV A: April 2014, JLS, Update visuals from model developments

Sheffi eld council, and all


we are waiting for now is

If you would like to advertise in

1 All finishes disturbed and all damage caused resulting S M I T H A N D R O P E R

for the fi nal approval of

from the works is to be made good.


Established 1959

Buxton Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1BZ

2 This drawing is to be read in conjunction with Drawing

the Diocese of Sheffi eld -

TEL: 01629 812722 FAZ: 01629 814390

Nos issued with the prefix 1010/ and any specification of


materials and works together with any accompanying

which we hope will have

schedules that may be issued.

3 Inform the Architects of all untoward findings or

been received by the



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time that Impact arrives

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the idea of coming into

scaled. All dimensions are to be confirmed on site prior to

email impact@stchads.org

on your doormat. If the




of the works. Do not scale from these

a religious building puts you off. If that’s

drawings. If in doubt ask.

money and the permissions

work does 5 Where begin

Architects approval is required the Architects the case then come to the school and

confirm that a minimum of 1 week notice must be given for



are all in place then work will

at the end of March, OF THE see what CHURCH AS PROPOSED

ELEVATION Church AS outside of a church

6 This drawing is copyright. Smith and Roper retain


begin immediately after Easter.

the church building copyright of this drawing will and other project documents under looks like!

the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 with all rights

reserved excepting that Smith and Roper hereby grant

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VE OF THE WC'S When AND OFFICE the project has been

PERSPECTIVE OF EAST END AS PROPOSED be out of commission license to the client for named at below for the use of such What the building works do mean drawings and documents in matters relating only to the


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project stated below. Under no circumstances may this

completed, the church will have a new least six GENERAL months. NOTES This means

drawing or




documents be copied in whole or in

that we are unable to conduct funerals

Copyright ©:


part or used elsewhere without the express permission of

Do you have a few hours spare to support our

kitchen, a new parish offi ce, betterequipped

meeting rooms and a more fact we have 1 All already finishes disturbed begun and worshipping all damage caused resulting autumn, and any S baptisms M I T will H A take N D place R O P E R

within their own homes?

will need to worship elsewhere Smith and Roper. - and in

and MARCH weddings 2014

1010/011A in the church until the

lovely clients in Sheffield to remain independent

More about the role:

attractive worship area.

elsewhere. from Since the works January is to be we made have good.

in the school and A R not C H the I T E church. C T S A N We D S U R V E Y O R S

Established 1959

• Part Time Hours to suit you (2-20 hrs. p/w)

We believe that the new building will been worshipping in Abbey Lane Primary apologise for any inconvenience Buxton Road, Bakewell, that Derbyshire, DE45 1BZ

• Full Induction training with Office Support

be of tremendous benefi t not just to the school where 2 This we drawing are holding is to be read our in Sunday conjunction with Drawing the building works may TEL: cause, 01629 812722 but FAZ: we 01629 814390

• No previous care experience necessary

Nos issued with the prefix 1010/ and any specification of


regular Sunday congregation, but also to 9am and 11am services. It has been

are confi dent that the new building will

• We welcome applicants of all ages!

materials and works together with any accompanying

the wider community as the church will a great experience schedules that worshipping may be issued. in a

be a wonderful asset to our parish and

An open heart and warm smile is all you need to

be open longer for private prayer and different location, and we are extremely

we hope that as many of the parish as

become a Care Companion at Home Instead

contemplation and there will be greater grateful 3 to Inform the governors the Architects of the of all school untoward findings or possible will feel encouraged to come

*Car Driver Desirable

opportunities for us to extend Christian and the discrepancies.

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hospitality to those in our neighbourhood for allowing us to use the school building. completed.


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4 Written dimensions are to be taken in preference to

who need it most.

Perhaps you’ve never been to church


6 Shirley House, Psalter Lane, Sheffield, S11 8YL

scaled. All dimensions are to be confirmed on site prior to

commencement of the works. Do not scale from these

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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Tel: (0114) 274 5086

email: offi ce@stchads.org

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drawings. If in doubt ask.

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

5 Where Architects approval is required the Architects

confirm that a minimum of 1 week notice must be given for


email: offi ce@stchads.org

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Our Tuesday and

Thursday Toddler

Groups are currently

closed while work

takes place on our

church building

Sheffield City of Sanctuary


wonder how we would feel if we

had no home to go to, no warm

bed at night or no employment.

Three years ago I did

an academic study on the

experience of refugees and other

groups in Sheffield. I also studied the

narrative of the Israelites wandering

through the wilderness and their plight

recorded in the Bible.

This study gave me insight to support

groups all across our city, and an

understanding of Sheffield being the

first ‘City of Sanctuary’ which it has

been for nearly 11 years.

The drop-in centres I visited were a

hub of activities supporting the needs

of others. There were many groups

teaching English, and conversation

groups that encouraged a relaxed way

of sharing language skills. These were

incredibly valuable to the people I met,

and were centres where they could

socialise, share stories and receive

help. I returned to visit these centres

recently and found that many of these

groups were still running and active.

Unfortunately the Northern Refugee

Centre no longer exists through

cut-backs. They had been doing

tremendous support work in Sheffield

when I last researched this area.

There are now up to 200 volunteers

involved across the city, and more are

needed, I was told, particularly helping

with the night shelter. Assist – Assylum

Seekers Support Initiative Short Term

– (which was meant to be short term

but has continued on through great

demand) heads up a lot of volunteer

work across the city. The Victoria

Hall provides a drop-in centre where

agencies including the Red Cross and

Celebrations at the tenth anniversary of Sheffield becoming a City of Sanctuary

sexual awareness/drugs awareness

teams can give support where needed.

A private room enables a solicitor

to give people advice if necessary

and interpreters available to help if

required. Each person is screened

by volunteers to see how they may

be best helped, and then channelled

in certain directions. Conversation

groups encourage the use of English

and encourage socialising in a helpful,

supportive environment. All volunteers

work in pairs, and everything discussed

is confidential.

A theologian, Walter Brueggemann,

wrote widely about the children of Israel,

and in his book ‘The Land’, he wrote:

”Like ancient exiles we may imagine that

our situation is occupied only by despair

and alienation and none to comfort.”

Today I reflect how poignant these

words are in our present migrant crisis

across the world. Many have no place of

safety at this present time.

The Bible tells the story in the old

testament of Israel’s journey from being

slaves in Egypt to settling in a land they

could call home. They were taught to

look after the stranger and to remember

their own experience of being homeless

in a strange land. In the book of Exodus

in the Bible (chapter 22, verse 21) this

was written into the Law that Moses

gave to them: ‘You must not oppress

a stranger in any way, remember you

yourselves were foreigners in the land of


Our nation has a long tradition

of welcoming others often fleeing

persecution, and Sheffield is continuing

this good work despite the many

challenges. It seeks to help vulnerable

people to find a safe place which is what

we are encouraged to do in our Christian


Pauline Johnson

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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Victorian ‘Elf and Safety’



does more

harm than good”.

“Christians are all

hypocrites”. Listen

to some infl uential

modern writers and this seems

to sum up their views on

Christianity. Something else

that is often mocked is ‘elf and

safety’. But we sophisticated,

modern folk of the 21st century

owe a lot to both.

I was born and grew up in

Wigan, Lancashire, surrounded

by coal mines and cotton mills.

My intelligent grandmother left

school at age 12 faced with a

choice between the pit brow

and the mill. Her quality of life,

possibly even her very survival,

owed a lot to certain infl uential

Victorian Christians such as Lord


Shaftesbury adopted the

factory cause in 1832 with

religious zeal. With other

prominent Christians, such

as Richard Oastler and John

Fielden, he worked to limit the

hours that women and children

could work in desperately unsafe

and unpleasant conditions.

Shaftesbury clung to the factory

movement as a crusade, saying,

“to me it appeared an affair less

of policy than of religion”.

The Factory Act of 1833 meant

that it became illegal for children

under nine to work in textile

factories, and children aged

between nine and thirteen could

not be employed for more than

eight hours a day.

As well as the fi rst Factory Act,

Shaftesbury was infl uential in

passing the 1842 Mines Act. This

act meant that:

• No female was to be employed


• No boy under 10 years old was

to be employed underground.

• Parish apprentices between the

ages of 10 and 18 could continue

to work in the mines

Shaftesbury also worked with

Reverend Charles Kingsley

(author of The Water Babies) to

improve the lives of child chimney

sweeps. Despite their undoubted

faults, Shaftesbury and others,

motivated by their Christian faith,

were instrumental in procuring

safer conditions in industry,

and the need has not gone

away today. In the 21st century

Christian organisations like

Christian Aid are infl uential and

active in campaigning worldwide

for safer working conditions for

those who have no protection

from dangerous exploitation.

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Services at St Chad’s

During our Reshaping project, our services are being

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Sunday Services

Sunday Held at Services Abbey Lane School

Sunday Abbey Lane, Services

Sheffield S8 0BN

The 9am Service

Sunday Services

back of my mind where it can

shortlisted for the Horses Crime (2010), Writers’

I forget it that easily, it‟s

published six thrillers; grow was quietly in the darkness. I

The ● The Traditional 9am Service in service

effectiveness, so cyclists need


shortlisted Association’s the for most Ian the recent, Fleming Crime Slow Writers’ Steel

haven‟t committed

should I obviously forget anything

help it that not you

to up easily, avoid to much. it‟s these:

to take positive Traditional in style

obviously not up to much.

● Includes Holy Communion, a sermon & hymns

Association’s Dagger, awarded Horses steps

Ian (2010), to

Fleming to the was avoid paper yet, on the When ground I‟m that ready if to start

• Traditional The 9am in style Service

year’s Steel best

shortlisted crashes. for the Crime Writers’

I forget it that work, easily, When on it‟s the I‟m other ready hand, to start I‟ll

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Dagger, thriller, while awarded his novella to the year’s Dolphin obviously best not

work, throw up to much.

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on as the much other as I hand, can onto I‟ll

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thriller, Junction while won his novella Ellery Queen

When I‟m ready to start

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Dagger, cyclist’s awarded main to tools the year’s for being best Dolphin aware work, on the as other throw you hand, pass much I‟ll it. as I can onto

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paper as quickly as possible –

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realised adult, realised I didn‟t and I actually didn‟t started actually need writing anyone‟s • need a Your novel anyone‟s road once Most I days, When between do about you 7.15 write? and

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Weekday Weekday Services Services

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Morning Prayers

the making.

visible to The hard work‟s aspects been done, of what and there‟s you do?

Morning Prayers

many the making. libraries is a long-term disaster in

Monday to Thursday at 9am

Why thrillers?

other road

a peculiar joy in deleting as many words

Morning Prayers

I the making.


Monday to at 9am

Why need a thrillers? solid framework to hang

as possible. Some evenings I struggle

users and

everything on, otherwise I flounder. I

to get down 300 words or so, but I

Monday to Thursday at 9am

Why I need thrillers? a solid framework to hang

was 18 months into my one serious

discourage never have difficulty in removing that

Held at Woodseats Evening Prayers Methodist Church

attempt everything I at need a non-genre a on, solid otherwise novel, framework and drivers I had flounder. to from hang many. I

Monday to Thursday at 5pm

written everything was something 18 months on, like otherwise 100,000 into my words, one I flounder. serious As for the worst part: well, it‟s a selfinvolved



Holmhirst Evening Prayers Road, Sheffield S8 0GS


before was attempt realising 18 months at that a non-genre I didn‟t into know my novel, one what serious and had

many. And an anti-social one.

Evening Monday Prayers

you too closely.

to Thursday at 5pm

it was

attempt written about. something The crime/thriller

at a non-genre like genre

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on receiving any kind of

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provides a focus I lacked Never on that cycle less invitation tends to be: That‟ll cost me an

written before realising something that like I didn‟t 100,000 know words, evening‟s what work. Which is not a

attempt; and it works than as scaffolding, about a metre not

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Other Services

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Ash building Wednesday on Linden Service Avenue

the who work show of what‟s writers possible like Reginald within best.

Hill, the And the books I‟m looking forward

traffi c that you are about to do

book after the one I‟m writing now – so to are the new novels by Kate Atkinson

who confines show of what‟s genre. possible within the

Prayer and Wednesday, Praise March 9 at 7.30pm

won‟t something, be ready to work and on signalling for another and and John le Carré, and Philip Larkin‟s

year confines at least – but of genre. have pushed it to the Letters to Monica.

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Cycling on the road is changing position can make your

sometimes perceived intentions clear.

as hazardous. Cycling • Regularly maintain and service

is good for health and your bike. Check that both brakes

fi tness, and there are work, keep your tyres pumped up

many things that cyclists can do and at night make sure that your

to M

make themselves more aware lights are charged up.

ick Herron has

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of potential hazards and take • Avoid

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where darkness.

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published the most recent, six thrillers; Slow grow haven‟t when

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of being involved in a crash.


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Assume there is someone in every

parked car who will open the door

paper as quickly as possible –

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side fragments, dialogue, roads and random mostly; hitting descriptions snatches a cyclist of on

the dialogue, of main places, road random much is a of common descriptions which won‟t type be used.

of But places, I need much a lot of of material which won‟t to hand

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their brakes, expect things to go

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Have you ever wondered

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nature’, the dice always

seems loaded in favour of

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The big cats, swift and powerful

with teeth, claws and awesome

eyesight; owls on silent wings and

snakes with infrared vision and

a sense of smell that can detect

prey wherever it is hidden. Against

these animals their prey seem to

have no defence: gentle grazing

deer, little ground squirrels foraging

for food and, what seems like the

most blatant adverts for a fast food

takeaway, the zebra. The black

and white stripes stand out against

any background and can be seen

for miles. But all is not as it seems;

unlike the dinosaurs, these animals

have not become extinct, indeed, the

big cats are more at risk of this than

their prey as even the most skilled

predator only kills around once in ten

hunts and most of the time the prey

stays safe without fi ghting back.

Take the zebra for example: his

stripes act as an optical illusion,

and the faster the chase the more

confused the big cats become. The

fact that its chosen meal is part of

a herd only adds to its problem and

nine times out of ten the cat gets

a big headache and gives up the

chase. Young zebras are born to run

and can keep up with the herd 40

minutes after birth. Deer on the other

hand blend into the background, and

a young fawn with her dappled coat

can stay safe for hours as long as

she keeps still.

Some of the smaller nocturnal

geckos also stay safe by staying still.

During the day they climb a tree. The

loose skin on their sides has a ragged

edge which blends with the bark so

they don’t even cast a shadow.

Ground squirrels make a tasty

meal for many snakes and it would

seem that they are doomed. But

snakes have to cast their skin, and

ground squirrels have been observed

wrapping themselves in their castoff.

This apparently renders the

snake’s sense of smell useless as it

scents only ‘snake’ and ignores the

squirrel which stays safe in its cloak

of invisibility. Snakes themselves,

particularly the non-poisonous ones,

are also prey so if you are venomous

it pays to advertise the fact. The

colours red, black and yellow are a

warning of this, and snakes coloured

thus are avoided by almost all other

creatures. But 50 per cent of them are

not poisonous but merely mimics. How

can you tell the difference? There is a

rhyme used by human hunters which

goes something like this: “Red next

to yellow can kill a fellow, red next to

Black is harmless to Jack”. This kind of

learnt knowledge is key to our survival.

Our greatest gift is a huge brain

which has enabled us to colonize the

whole world – but we need to use it

wisely. When King Saul answered the

call of nature in a cave, David had

him cornered and could easily have

killed him. Instead he walked away

(admittedly with part of Saul’s robe as

a trophy), put himself into the hands of

God and wrote one of his best songs

(Psalm 57):

In the shadow of thy wings I will take

refuge till the storms of destruction pass


Psalm 37:1 RSV

If only we could all show mercy and

let God take care of the big picture,

what a safe haven the world would be.

Sylvia Bennett

The story of Saul and David in the cave

can be found in 1 Samuel, chapter 24.

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Safety in the Psalms

What do you fear?

Perhaps it is the

fear of failing

health, of suffering

and helplessness.

Perhaps it is economic

fears, of mounting debts and

unemployment. Perhaps it

is relationship fears, with

breakdowns in relationships with

a partner or family

members. Does the

Bible have anything

to say about safety

from such fears?

The Bible

contains many

different genres

of writing, from

historical accounts

to letters to songs.

Indeed, the book

of Psalms, one of

the longest books of the Bible,

is a book of poetry. And most

of the Psalms are written in

situations of fear and uncertainty

and suffering. The Psalms have

a great deal to say to us about

safety in the face of fear.

David, the writer of many of

the Psalms including Psalm

27 above, had many reasons

to fear. Many of the Psalms

are written as David hides

from those seeking his life.

Sometimes that is foreign

countries with whom he was at

war. More often, it is his own

people who were seeking his

life. Later on in this Psalm,

he speaks of his own parents

forsaking him. With traitors and

foreign armies and defeat, David

should really have been asking

the question, “Who shouldn’t I


And yet, David could stare

“The LORD is my

light and my

salvation – whom

shall I fear?

The LORD is the

stronghold of my

life – of whom

shall I be afraid?”

Psalm 27:1

these possibilities in the face,

and still say, “Of whom shall

I be afraid?” He was able to

see something beyond his own

circumstances that offered

safety and confi dence. And it

was this: “The LORD is my light

and my salvation.” David was

confi dent that no matter what his

circumstances, God was for him.

His greatest need

– forgiveness and

salvation – had been

provided by God, and

so his eternal safety

was secure. When

that was dealt with,

he knew everything

else would be OK,

however it worked

itself out.

He knew his

greatest need – to be

right with God – had been taken

care of. If God could deal with

that for him, God could deal with

anything else. Whatever fears

or needs are pressing down on

you at this time, bring them to

God, knowing that being right

with him puts everything else into


Rev Duncan Bell

The school run poses a

hazard for many families

each morning, but if you’re a

childminder with a crowd in

tow there’s even more to look

out for. Fiona Young tells us

about her morning routine...

Children arrive and their

bags are hung up and

shoes discarded – baby

likes to chew on a shoe,

dirt and all.

The children are excited to see

each other, chat and chill out. A

game of tig starts, running in and

out of the rooms – most clashes

avoided. A singing and dance

routine evolves with children lifted

in the air and swung round in

Strictly style. Hide and seek is

popular. Playdough is dropped

on the fl oor, baby spots it and

investigates – straight in the

mouth! Older children chat –

bottom humour is rife – mind your

language as the little ones will

copy you.

It’s 8.30am and time to go.

Shoes on, coats on. Carefully out

the door – we don’t want trapped

fi ngers, or falling down the steps.

Out through the gate, a crowd of

eight and a pram. A couple of

scooters, things are forgotten and

back we go.

‘Dog poo, dog poo, avoid the

dog poo,’ we all chorus a warning

one to the other. Who wasn’t

paying attention? Someone has

the walk of shame to the nearest

bit of grass. Lamp posts and sign

posts – a street furniture hazard –

little ones have not yet developed

their spatial awareness – Bang!

The three year old has had a

growth spurt. Suddenly parked

car wing mirrors are at head

height. Ouch. Who parked their

car so inconsiderately leaving no

space on the pavement for the

school run?

Approaching school the traffi c

gets worse. Parking spaces are

at a premium, cars are reversing –

CAN YOU SEE US? Petrol fumes

pump out straight into the lungs

of the little ones – why do drivers

sit in their cars texting with the

engine running next to a school

and 600 schoolchildren?

We are aiming for the zebra

crossing, but have yet to cross

a side road. A big van is parked

blocking our view of the road.

Smaller cars are on double yellow

lines, unless of course the police

are here on a spot check. Then it

is safe to cross.

In through the gates and the

children are delivered to school.

It’s time to reverse the journey and

face the next set of hazards of the


The hazards of the school run

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Welcome Sight at Sea


don’t know about you but

I love visiting the coast.

Whilst some people love

sitting on the beach soaking

up the sun I love exploring

and often when walking on a

coastal path will come across a

piece of industrial history which

has been lying there since it was

abandoned many years ago,

slowly atrophying. They may be tin

mine workings, whaling stations

or quarries. These small nuggets

of our past enable us to look back

to a time when the coast was not

a place for rest and relaxation

but a working environment

and often a dangerous

place to be. Working

on the land was

dangerous enough

but working at sea

could, and still

does, hold many

dangers. We

might stand on a

cliff top gazing out

at the setting sun but

just over the horizon

a storm is brewing which

within a few hours will turn the

sea into a hazardous maelstrom.

My favourite place in all the

world is a place on the west coast

of Scotland called Ardnamurchan.

For those who love statistics it

is the most westerly part of the

British mainland by a good twenty

two miles. To access it the best

route is via Glen Coe, across the

Coran Ferry and then instead

of turning right towards Fort

William, turn left on a single track

road for many miles. Eventually,

after more than an hour and

sometimes two, you reach the

point on the north coast where

you can see Eigg, Muck and

Rhum. My favourite place on

the peninsular is Ardmanurchan

Point because that is where the

lighthouse is situated. There is

something about lighthouses which

holds a fascination for me. I am

not quite sure why. I guess it might

be because they stand there day

after day, year after year sending

out a light which has a unique

pattern to show sailors not only

where the danger areas are but

also whereabouts in the British

Isles they are. Lighthouses stand

in isolated places, often on a small

lonely rocky island miles out to

sea, battling the elements just to

keep us safe. They almost have

a character of their own.

Take the Bishops Rock

lighthouse which

many of you will

remember from the

BBC One ident

where a helicopter

rises from sea

level and hovers

over the top of

the lighthouse

helicopter platform.

It stands on a small

piece of rock forty six

meters long by 14 meters wide

and lies four miles west of the Isles

of Scilly. It has been there since

1858 and its light is visible for

twenty two miles. I would imagine

that landing a helicopter on it is no

mean feat.

Lighthouses are powerful

symbols of strength and fortitude.

They stand in areas where they

are likely to be battered day after

day by powerful winds and storms

offering safety and security to all at

sea. I can imagine that many years

before GPS and other navigational

aids the first sight of their local

lighthouse as it appeared over the

horizon would have said ‘you are

nearly there’ and ‘welcome home’.

Steve Winks

Celebrating 100 years at

Woodseats Methodist Church

I’m sure that anyone who knows

Woodseats will have seen

Woodseats Methodist Church on

Holmhirst Road.

The church and the smaller

rooms next to it were completed in 1916

– so we are pleased to be celebrating

the centenary this year. Services were

first held in the Woodseats Picture

Palace on Chesterfield Road (now JD

Wetherspoons) from October 1911 whilst

suitable land was found, the money

raised and the church built.

Building work started in November

1915, but in 1916, because of the

demands of war, the Government

cancelled all building projects of £500

or more. However, the builder ensured

that all building materials were on site

so that the work could be completed

without contravening the Government

regulations. Therefore, Woodseats

Wesleyan Church was the only new

church in Methodism to be completed

during the latter half of the First World


The first service in the church was held

on December 12, 1916. Since then it

has been used extensively by the church

New music shop now

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and Instruments. Also

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Keyboard, Ukulele,

Guitar and Violin.

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and community for all manner of events

and activities.

We will be holding events celebrating

the centenary during the year,

culminating in a special service on

Sunday, December 11 at which the

preacher will be the Rev Dr Roger

Walton, the President of the Methodist


What are your memories of Woodseats

Methodist Church? Write to susan.

dilks@blueyonder.co.uk or the Active 8


Pat Bashton

Secretary to the Church Council

Woodseats Methodist Church

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Top advice on how to eat safely


survey has shown that UK

consumers are putting their

health at risk when cooking at

home. More than 80 per cent

of those asked admitted to one

or more habits that put them at risk of

food poisoning, including one in three

admitting they would eat food that has

been dropped on the floor.

The survey also revealed that one

in three people don’t check ‘use by’

dates, with 85 per cent of them instead

using the ‘sniff test’ and 68 per cent just

checking the colour – even though this

will not always reveal whether food is

safe to eat. Unlike ‘best before’ dates,

‘use by’ dates relate to safety and are

based on scientific testing, yet more

than 40 per cent of those questioned

said they would eat food after its ‘use

by’ date.

Follow these top tips to keep your

home free from the risk of food


1. Don’t wash your chicken. Washing

raw chicken is unnecessary and can

spread germs. Harmful bacteria can

easily splash from raw meat and

poultry onto worktops, chopping

boards, dishes and utensils.

Germs that cause food

poisoning can also linger

for days in the sink.

2. Make sure your meat

is cooked thoroughly.

Check your meat is

steaming hot all the way

through. Cut into the

thickest part of meat to

check that none of it is pink

and ensure that the juices

which run out are clear.

3. Use your leftovers safely. We all

hate to waste food, so if you’ve stored

cooked food in the fridge, eat it within

two days. Always adhere to use by dates

on food.

4. Keep it clean. Always wash and dry

your hands thoroughly before preparing

food and after handling raw meat or

poultry. Make sure your worktops and

utensils are clean and disinfected.

5. Be fridge friendly. Check your fridge

is at the right temperature – below 5°C –

to stop germs from growing. Don’t pack

the food too tightly as the cold air needs

to circulate to cool your food.

6. Avoid cross-contamination. Use

different chopping board and knives for

raw meat and foods that are ready-toeat,

like cooked meats, salads and raw

vegetables, and ensure they are cleaned

between each use. This will help to

stop germs spreading. Keep your raw

meats on the bottom shelf of the fridge,

separate from other foods.

7. Food safety is not just about raw

meat. Remember that it’s important

to peel your vegetables as necessary,

because soil can sometimes carry

harmful bacteria. Washing with rubbing

and movement will help to remove

bacteria from the surface of fruit and


If you want to know more about

food safety and also gain a useful

qualification, book onto one of our

food hygiene courses. Contact Health

Protection Service on Tel 0114 2734415,

look on our website www.sheffield.

gov.uk, or email healthprotection@


And of course we all like a treat,

whether it’s a romantic meal for two

or a big family outing to celebrate

a birthday, why not check out the

hygiene standards before you book.

To see what score your favourite

restaurant has achieved, look at


Dawn Terry

Environmental Health Officer

Sheffield City Council

Anderson Tree Services

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by Judy Finnigan

This is Judy Finnigan’s

fi rst novel and as I have

enjoyed her ‘Book Club’

choices in the past, I

looked forward to reading


The main character, Cathy, is

mourning the loss of her best

friend Eloise, who died recently of

cancer. In Cathy’s own past she

has had episodes of depression,

leading to a severe mental

breakdown. So when she starts

hearing the spirit voice of Eloise

and has nightmares,

and warning visions,

she realises that her

late friend’s death is

not all it appears to

be and feels bound

to seek answers in

order to protect her

friend’s children.

Cathy’s husband,

who is incidentally a

psychiatrist, is very

dismissive of her

fears and thinks

his wife is having

a recurrence

of her mental

instability and is

rapidly becoming


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As a character he was quite

unbelievable, shallow and most

unsympathetic, especially when

you consider his profession.

He tries to get her to leave the

cottage in Cornwall and becomes

very insistent she return home

to their family home and sell the


The writing, if a little fl owery and

repetitive, does endear the reader

to a lovely picture of Cornwall,

with blue skies, blue seas,

quaint cottages and beautiful


A story about a friend’s grief and

loss of a dear friend. Not quite a

ghost story or

indeed a spinechiller,

but a

good read with

a satisfactory

ending all the


A good book

for a rainy

afternoon, a day

on the beach or

a journey. One

to pass on to a

friend but not one

you would keep

on the bookshelf.

Vicki Harris

St Chad’s 3rd

Age Book Group

Book Review

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Offi ce: 9 Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

email: offi ce@stchads.org

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fasted for 72 days, having no food or

water, living only by God‟s grace.

During this fast Yun was repeatedly

tortured, humiliated and beaten by

Prison Guards and fellow prisoners. In

prison violent and dangerous men

observed Yun‟s faith and obedience

Registers to God. They realised that he 2016

was not

a criminal, just a committed Christian

and came themselves into a deep and


loving relationship with Jesus.

Miraculous and loving interventions

January helped Yun for example jumping over

10 a ten Maddox foot wall; Llewelyn walking Evans-Pryor

through the

17 open Nathaniel doors of Ben a high Millard security prison

unobserved and walking after his legs

were so severely broken (he was told


he would be crippled for life after this

January punishment).

11 Joan Whatever Kathleen Yun experienced, Ivy Nunn (89) God

21 repeatedly Mary Smith demonstrated (96) his

faithfulness never leaving him or his


family to cope alone. We will

22 Betty Lambert (90)

probably never experience this kind of

persecution but this book is testimony

to the incredible power of God and his

Holy Spirit.

Sian Mann


At Church House

(56 Abbey Lane)

10am to 12 noon

On the last Saturday of each month.

Bring & Buy (new items)

Handicrafts Home Baking

email: office@stchads.org

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February 27

Wild Designs: Pyrography

Ecclesall Woods Sawmill


Learn how to create designs in

wood using a pyrograph (heated

needle). Booking is essential.

Call 0114 283 9195.

March 6

Junk Boat Race

Millhouses Park


Using your engineering skills, some

For Weddings

and Funerals

You don’t have to be a churchgoer

to have a wedding in church or

be ‘religious’ to have a dignifi ed 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 offi ce. For funerals please tell

your funeral director that you would like

to have a church service.

• If you have had a new baby and would

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

like to celebrate that baby’s birth with

a service in church then please come

to one of our thanksgiving and baptism

mornings at St Chad’s.

The morning will explain the difference

between the two services and give

parents an opportunity to ask any

questions. Please call the church offi ce

on 0114 274 5086 if you are interested in



Join the rangers on an

exploration of the footpaths from

the park into the countryside.

Meet at the Bowls Pavilion.

Call 0114 283 9195.

March 27

Grass Sledging

Meersbrook Park


Sledge the slopes of Meersbrook

Park with the rangers.

Call 0114 283 9195.

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email: office@stchads.org

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View of Beauchief Abbey Chapel

Beauchief Abbey Lane, S8 7BD


Services April & May 2016

(based on the Book of Common


Holy Communion 11.00am

Sun 3rd, 10th & 24th April

Whit Sunday 15th May

Sun 8th & 22nd May

Evensong 17th April 3pm

Matins 29th May 11.00am

Special Services

Sun 1st May 3pm NONES

followed by Holy Communion

Thurs 5th May 7pm

Ascension Day HC

6th - 15th May 7pm -8pm

10 days of Prayer the Abbey will be

open for quiet reflection & prayer

All welcome

email info@beauchiefabbey.org.uk

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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CHURCH OFFICE 9 Linden Avenue 274 5086

S8 0GA

Term time offi ce hours:

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

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

Church Offi ce Administrator Helen Reynolds email: offi ce@stchads.org

Please note: The offi ce is likely to be closed during part of our building works – please contact us via telephone

or email during this time

Vicar Toby Hole (Vicarage) 274 9302

email: toby@stchads.org

Curate Duncan Bell 274 5086

email: duncan@stchads.org

Assistant Minister for the elderly Yvonne Smith 274 5086


Daren Craddock, Amy Hole, Pauline

Johnson and Yvonne Smith 274 5086

Youth Worker Nick Seaman 274 5086

email: nick@stchads.org

Besom in Sheffi eld

Steve Winks and

Darren Coggins 07875 950170

Impact magazine Tim Hopkinson 274 5086

email: impact@stchads.org

Church Wardens Jimmy Johnson 274 5086

Linda McCann 274 5086

Deputy Wardens Ann Firth 274 5086

Ann Lomax 274 5086

Uniformed Groups

Group Scout Leader Ian Jackson 235 3044

Guide Leader Jemma Taylor 296 0555


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