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few years ago I received an email out of the blue

from a Toby Hole who lived in Australia and felt an

urge to contact a fellow Toby Hole (there are not

many of us!). He had been googling his name and

discovered me, living across the other side of the

world and emailed to say hello. Given that almost all the

Holes come from a small area of north Devon I suppose that

in some way we are probably related. I didn’t ask whether

his ancestors had travelled to Australia voluntarily or were

sent there at Her Majesty’s pleasure - given that the Holes

have had their fair share of vicars and villains, the question

would have been indelicate!

Modern technology has made the world smaller than

ever before. With a few clicks of a mouse or taps on a

smartphone we can connect with people in a moment. I

can remember as a young solicitor working on a deal

simultaneously with companies in Brazil and Japan, the emails quite

literally spanning the world.

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This new connectivity gives us a greater spread of relationships as well

as a greater knowledge of the world which we inhabit. A lawyer once

asked Jesus “who is my neighbour?” and Jesus told him a story about a

Samaritan - a foreigner - and a man beaten up by muggers. What might

his answer be to us today, in a world where we may have more dealings

with someone in Dubai than in Doncaster?

For the same smartphone that enabled one Toby Hole to connect with

another, was quite possibly made in a Chinese factory where workers

suffer working conditions that should appal us. The fossil fuels that we use

to power our industries and sustain our lifestyles are directly contributing

to the change in the world’s climate that is causing desertifi cation in parts

of Africa and fl ooding in Asia. Where do our responsibilities end? Is there

anyone on our planet who is not truly our neighbour?

One of the strengths of being part of Jesus’ church is the emphasis that

Christians place on worldwide concerns. My neighbours are not simply

the Baptists or the Methodists in Woodseats; my neighbours are also the

Christians being terribly persecuted in the Middle East and Pakistan as

well as those living as Jesus’ disciples in South Africa, South America and

everywhere else in the world.

For this reason, St Chad’s has recently joined the TearFund Connected

Church project, allowing us to link directly with a Christian project in the

developing world so that we can better understand their needs, pray

for them and assist them. More details about the project

(Sahaara, in Mumbai) can be found in this edition of Impact

on pages 24 and 25. Their work is inspiring and I hope it

will inspire many of us to fi nd out more about this vital work

amongst children and young women.

Sometimes I hear it said “charity begins at home.” I

couldn’t agree more. My home is this planet. I have seven

billion neighbours, three or four of whom even share my


Rev Toby Hole, Vicar,

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What’s On

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Health Walks

•Mondays - 10am: Graves Park.

Meet outside the Rose Garden


•Tuesdays - 10.30am: Ecclesall

Woods. Meet at downstairs in

Jack’s Bar, car park entrance, at

the Beauchief Hotel;

•Thursdays - 10.30am: Lowedges.

Meet at the Gresley Road Meeting

Rooms, Gresley Road, Lowedges.

Call 0114 203 9337 for details.

June 1

M:eating Place

Beauchief Baptist Church


Three-course home-cooked meal

and an opportunity to meet new

friends. Cost: £3.50 per person.

Call 0114 327 3255 to book.

June 7

Messy Church

Beauchief Baptist Church


Craft, story telling, games, quizzes,

activities and light tea.

All the family are welcome to just

turn up on the day.

June 7 & 21

Abbeydale Miniature Railway

Abbeydale Road South


The regular open days at

Abbeydale Miniature Railway.

June 13

Book Sale

36 Crawshaw Grove, Beauchief


Second-hand books for sale in

aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Donations of good condition

paperback novels or biographies

are welcome.

June 14

Nether Edge Farmers’ Market

Stalls and entertainment in the

streets around the old Nether Edge

Market Place.

June 19

And We, We Did Our Bit

Greenhill Library


An illustrated talk by Sylvia

Dunkley on Sheffield’s women

workers in the First World War.

Tickets, costing £5, are available

from the library reception.

June 21

Story Tent - Sheffield Children’s


Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Stories in the new Story Tent as

part of Sheffield Children’s Festival

2015 with The Story of Little Mouse

at 12pm and Mr Huntsman, the

Clockmaker at 2pm.

July 5

Escafeld Chorale in Concert

St Andrew’s Church, Psalter Lane


A concert with an American theme

to celebrate the foundation of the

United States of America.

July 5

Messy Church

Beauchief Baptist Church


Craft, story telling, games, quizzes,

activities and light tea.

All the family are welcome to just

turn up on the day.

July 5 & 19

Abbeydale Miniature Railway

Abbeydale Road South


The regular open days at

Abbeydale Miniature Railway.

July 6

M:eating Place

Beauchief Baptist Church


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January 30 - February 5

AEGON British Tennis Tour

Graves Three-course Tennis home-cooked and Leisure Centre meal

World and ranked opportunity players to compete meet new

alongside friends. Cost: local £3.50 Sheffield per players. person.

Call Call 0114 0114 283327 9900. 3255 to book.

July 10-12

February Woodseats 5 Festival

Book This Sale year is the tenth Woodseats

36 Festival Crawshaw and events Grove, will Beauchief include:

10am-12pm • 70s Disco Extravaganza on

Good Friday, quality July 10 second-hand from 7.30-11pm books at

for Woodseats sale in aid Working of the Alzheimer‟s Men’s Club;

Society. • Car Donations Boot Sale on of paperback Saturday,

novels July 11 or from biographies 10am-1pm in good - see

condition www.woodseatsfestival.org.uk are welcome (but not for

larger updates; books due to space


• Family Fun Day at Woodseats

School from 12-4pm. The parade

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singing, dancing, craft fair and food

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Millhouses Park

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The annual event featuring elite

competitions and demonstrations

February in rock climbing, 20 orienteering,

Why mountain Not Try biking, A Bike running and more.

Greenhil Park

10am-2pm July 12

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Booking is essential.

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In the Beginning God Created...


new theory could answer

the question of how life

began – and throw out the

need for God” began a

recent article that caught

my eye in a national newspaper.

If such a theory proved

true - would it really get rid

of the requirement for God?

Is God just an explanatory

framework? As the gaps in

our understanding diminish - is

there less room for God?

On one level, I wouldn’t fi nd

such a discovery particularly

troubling. Christians claim that

our God is the “maker of all

that is, seen and unseen”. As

science reveals more about the universe,

there is maybe just a little less that’s

unseen - not less room for God.

On another level - there is something

that might trouble us Christians. We

believe that God has inspired the books

of the Bible. Are its claims about creation


Over the years I’ve rather inevitably

had to take an interest in

this sort of thing. It partly

stems from my days at

university. When people

learned that I was both

doing a geology degree

and an active member of

the Christian Union, I came

to expect the upcoming

questions: what did I think of

“Creation v Evolution”? Can

they be reconciled or are

the two entirely incompatible? Clearly the

universe hasn’t been created in both six

days and just under 14 billion years – has


Sometimes an alternative viewpoint

helps to challenge our assumptions.

Around the beginning of the 5th century

AD, a Christian bishop called Augustine

took interpreting the creation account

very seriously. He wrote a book called

‘The Literal Meaning of Genesis’.

He insisted that the Bible’s earliest

chapters could be interpreted

both literally and fi guratively but

that our understanding must

also be informed by other

excerpts from scripture on

creation to form a coherent


Augustine’s literal

interpretation might

surprise you. He

suggested that the six

‘days’ of creation could

be one overlapping

‘As science

reveals more

about the

universe, there

is maybe just a

little less that’s

unseen - not less

room for God’

or recurring, timeless ‘day’, seen from

God’s perspective beyond time. In those

‘days’, Augustine proposed, God creates

the potential and causes that lead to

“future perfections” to be “manifest during

the ages at the appropriate time”. He

envisaged an initial moment of creation

- with time, formless matter and space

appearing together - out of nothing - and

developing from there.

Over 1,600 years since it was written,

much of Augustine’s book still seems to

me fresh and very relevant. Of course

some of it now seems outdated but in

reading it you can sense his humility and

wonder. That’s a good starting position,

either for engaging with scripture, science

or both.

Augustine’s account of creation was

by no means a majority view in the early

church and it would be wrong to portray

him as too closely anticipating modern

theories. He saw God as ultimately

in control - even in things seemingly

random. Nevertheless, I believe he left a

potential theological framework that offers

Christians engaged in natural sciences

considerable freedom to fully explore

where evidence leads them.

David Green

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Separated by a Common Language

When I meet new

people and they

(quickly) discover

I’m an American,

they often ask

what the biggest differences are

between our two countries.

I’ve always fumbled around for

an answer, talking about things

like how everything’s

bigger in America

or about the

weather. But I

think the answer

really comes from

the reason they

so quickly realised

I wasn’t ‘from this

side of the pond’

in the fi rst place

– the language

I speak. Yes, I

speak English, but

many Brits I speak

to have been quick

to clarify that it’s

not really English; some

would prefer to call it ‘Americanese’,

I think! And it’s true. I can

try my hardest to fi t in in so many

ways – I’ve learned to drive the

English roads and manoeuvre the

roundabouts, I’ve learned to walk

often instead of always driving

places, and I’ve learned to go out

in the rain (sometimes!). But no

matter how I adapt my lifestyle

to the British culture, I cannot

change the way I speak.

I have had to learn new

meanings for words I thought I

knew. ‘Pants’ is an obvious and

potentially embarrassing one: to

me, a pair of pants is a modest

piece of clothing that covers my

legs rather than the more private

article that should stay covered

by one’s ‘trousers’! Then there

are chips. I like mine crunchy,

but have learned to call

those ‘crisps’ and to call

my fries ‘chips’


When I was a

nanny in London

I never could get

the name right

for what we call a

‘stroller’. I would be

proud of myself for

remembering to call it

a pushchair when the

little girl would protest,

“It’s not a pushchair,

it’s a buggy!”

And the variations

don’t just extend to vocabulary.

Pronunciations are almost more

important if I don’t want to be

immediately exposed as an

American. I’ve tried to pronounce

my ‘t’s a little more sharply, but I

just can’t get myself to lose the

strong ‘r’ that comes at the end

of words. And it’s a toss-up when

I say ‘tomato’. Should I make the

effort to pronounce it TO-MAH-

TOW and risk sounding and

feeling very silly, or should I just

forget it and say my usual TUH-


More and more I’m

learning to speak

the way I speak

rather than

feeling silly trying

to speak like

someone else!

Rebecca Bell


fi nd my youngest daughter’s

fascination with Captain

America, Avengers and

X-Men fi lms slightly ironic.

The Marvel and DC comics

they sprang from were a major

part of my early reading, and I was

often lost in the strange worlds

presented by ‘Sinister Tales’

and the like. I graduated to HG

Wells, Jules Verne, and American

Science Fiction, as well as the

distopian visions of Aldous Huxley

and George Orwell.

Television brought me Supercar,

Stingray and Fireball XL5 – and

of course the fi rst glimpse of the


By the age of ten I’d discovered

and devoured The Hobbit, moving

on to Lord of the Rings in my

teens, but not visiting Narnia

until my fi rst child drew me in –

incidentally, do you know CS

Lewis’ Interplanetary Trilogy? A

treat in store if you enjoy science

fi ction.

The worlds of Tolkien and

Lewis are now accessible to new

generations through the genius

of fi lm-makers, to say nothing of

the ‘strange new worlds’ offered

by Star Trek and Star Wars, which

we can now explore interactively

via computer gaming, along with

new virtual worlds – a source

of amazement to someone who

recalls a silver-haired, slightly gruff

William Hartnell as the original

Doctor Who!

Quite apart from the sheer

excitement and inventiveness

offered by SF and fantasy with

their alien life-forms and bizarre

settings, these stories work on a

deeper level.

When men and women are

placed within a totally unfamiliar

environment, their humanity comes

into sharper focus, and we can

refl ect on what it is to be human,

or evaluate our own society by

comparison with an imagined

world. Against an alien backdrop,

courage and loyalty shine out more

clearly, while greed and cruelty

take on a sharper edge.

Oddly, the Bible, written

thousands of years ago, also offers

glimpses of other worlds.

The Old Testament speaks of

Sheol, the world of the dead, a

dreary shadowland or underworld,

whose inhabitants are scarcely

aware of their own existence.

But at the end of the New

Testament we see a heavenly city

of unimaginable splendour coming

down to a renewed earth. The river

of life fl ows through it, with the tree

of life on its banks.

God promises a life without

sickness, sorrow, pain or death

to all who come to live there. The

only visa or entry requirement is

that we put our faith in Jesus while

we still live in this world.

Ken Goodier

A Glimpse of Other Worlds

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The world is your oyster

Meaning - if you have the opportunity and

the ability, it’s possible to go anywhere

you want to go and do anything you ever

dreamed of doing in your life.

Derived from - Shakespeare’s words in

The Merry Wives of Windsor published in

1602. Falstaff says to Pistol, one of his

followers, “I will not lend thee a penny”,

to which the man replies, “Why then, the

world’s my oyster which I will, with sword,

open”. Oyster shells are incredibly hard

but once the adductor, the muscle which

contracts to close the shell, is cut then

the shell falls open easily. It can reveal a

very beautiful and highly prized pearl. The

saying used to relate to wealth alone and

of course, those born into wealthy families

grew up in a life of privilege where anything

was possible. Today the phrase is taken

to mean all of life’s richness instead and is

used to inspire and encourage confi dence.

So, if the world is your oyster, the world is

yours to enjoy to the full – but you have to

grasp the opportunity with both hands.


look upon all the world

as my parish; thus

far I mean, that, in

whatever part of it I

am, I judge it ... my

bounden duty to declare unto all

that are willing to hear, the glad

tidings of salvation…” So wrote

John Wesley (1703-1791) as he

fi rmly declined advice to settle


Although raised in a Christian

home, Wesley found his church

faith ineffective to win

people while he

was ministering in

Georgia – one of the

Southern colonies

in British America.

But on board ship

he encountered

a live faith in

Jesus Christ

through meeting

with Moravian


At Aldersgate,

London Wesley felt his

heart “strangely warmed”

as he studied and prayed in

a meeting. He became aware

of Jesus Christ’s love. God had

forgiven him for everything that

was wrong in his life and granted

him eternal life. Wesley set about

stirring up people to experience

the saving love of God as he

had. Despite opposition from the

Established Church, Wesley’s

passion for this revelation did not

abate to his dying day.

Usually on horseback, Wesley

rode up and down the country

preaching two or three times a

day. He covered about 250,000

miles, donated £30,000 and

preached over 40,000 sermons.

In 1779 he preached in

Paradise Square in the centre

of Sheffi eld to the largest

congregation he ever saw on a

weekday. In his journal he also

recorded preaching in other

parts of Sheffi eld and Derbyshire

including Woodseats. His

connection with Woodseats was

mainly due to Elizabeth Booth, a

believer through the preaching

of John Taylor of Sheffi eld. Her

husband, Jonathon Booth, a

sicklesmith, had a farm with fi elds

along what is now Fraser Road,

the lower part of Holmhirst

Road and out onto

Chesterfi eld Road.

The fi rst preachers

of Methodism, John

Wesley; his brother

Charles, a hymn

writer; George

Whitfi eld, whose

“voice startled

England like a

trumpet blast” and

who preached in

the Booths’ orchard;

William Grimshaw,

vicar of Haworth; John

Nelson, a stonemason; other

men; Mrs Green of Rotherham;

Mrs Crosby and Miss Hosmer of

Leeds, used the Booth’s home

as a preaching house and resting

place before entering Sheffi eld to


The infl uence of the Wesleys

and their friends was remarkable

across this country. John

Wesley awakened the church

and empowered the poor as he

strategically set up Bible home

groups and preaching circuits.

To fi nd out more read

Methodism in Sheffi eld by James

Everett, visit the Archives and

Local Studies libraries in Sheffi eld

or look up John Wesley online.

Claire Goodier

‘The World is my Parish’

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‘‘In 1492, Columbus sailed

the ocean blue.” My history

teacher told me so in the

1950s – and she was right.

However, she also said

he was the fi rst person to discover

America and that people in those days

believed that the earth was fl at - but

she was wrong. Research has shown

that the Vikings reached America

long before and, way back in the 4th

century, Aristotle deduced that the

earth was a sphere.

Our ancestors were smarter than we

give them credit for! Centuries ago

they were making hazardous journeys

to conquer, and settle in, other lands.

They explored new areas of the world

and returned with rich pickings which

they could trade.

These were not holidays. The word

“holiday” didn’t feature in anyone’s

vocabulary in centuries past – life

was hard, you worked from sunrise

to sunset with little time, if any, for

leisure. Only the upper classes could

enjoy the pleasures of travel. In the

late 17th century many embarked on

‘The Grand Tour’ of Europe in pursuit

of art and culture, but the majority of

people just had to content themselves

with ‘holy’ days when they were free to

enjoy a day of rest.

The invention of the fi rst steam

locomotive, and the gradual

development of a railway system

throughout Britain, completely

revolutionised our lives. In 1841, a

man called Thomas Cook organised a

day’s rail excursion from Leicester to

Loughborough for

the princely sum

of one shilling a

ticket. From this

humble beginning

grew a company

devoted to

enabling people

see the world.

Foreign travel was

still only available

Thomas Cook to the wealthier

class but now

there was plenty of opportunity for the

less wealthy to see more of England.

Steam ships crossed the Channel and

gradually people gained a taste for

more exciting travel.

The fi rst purpose-built cruise ship

was launched in 1900 and took 240

people on their maiden voyage.

Today The Allure of the Seas, the

largest cruise liner in the world,

has a staggering capacity of 6,296

The Allure of the

Seas – the

largest cruise

liner in the


passengers – it also has, amongst

many other attractions, an equally

staggering 12,000 mature trees on

board! A few years ago, my husband

and I were lucky enough to spend

three months cruising around the

world on a small ship with 400 others

- but no trees! We were able to visit

isolated atolls and exquisite little

islands which were completely offlimits

to any ship larger than ours …

and all for a fraction of the price!

In 1952, the fi rst passenger jet

service was launched and foreign

package holidays became popular in

the ’60s and ’70s. Long haul fl ights

in the ’80s meant that the more

adventurous could travel worldwide

– and how different our world looked

from the air! Almost 700 people,

having paid up to £155,000, are

waiting for a two-hour journey on

Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship 2. Could

holidays in space become a reality in

the future? Instead of gazing at the

moon, maybe people will be awestruck

by the beauty of this

little planet, Earth, which

we are pleased to call




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Services at St Chad’s

the 10.30am Service

Informal and relaxed in style

An emphasis on families

Sunday Services



Includes music, led by a band

Includes refreshments before the service

The 9am Service

● Traditional in style







Includes Traditional Holy in style Communion, a sermon & hymns

● Traditional in style

Includes refreshments Holy Communion, afterwards

a sermon & hymns

● Includes Holy Communion, sermon hymns

Taken Includes from refreshments Common Worship: afterwards Holy Communion

● • Includes Monday refreshments to Thursday afterwards at 9am

Taken from Common Worship: Holy Communion

● Taken from Common Worship: Holy Communion

Morning Prayers

Lifted, Evening the Prayers 11am Service

Lifted, the • Monday

● Informal to

the and 11am


10.30am Thursday

relaxed Service at

Service in style Service 5pm

An Informal emphasis and relaxed on families

in style

● Informal and relaxed in style

Includes An emphasis music, on led families by a band

● An emphasis on families

• Refreshments Includes Traditional music, in served style

led by from a band 10.15-10.45am

● Includes music, led by band

• Refreshments Includes Taken from refreshments Common served from before Worship: 10.15-10.45am

the Holy service Communion

● • Refreshments Includes Holy served Communion, from 10.15-10.45am

a sermon & hymns

• Held in the Lady Chapel at the back of church

The Thursday 10am Service

Weekday Services



Morning Prayers

Morning Prayers


Monday to Thursday at 9am

•• A To Monday Monday half-hour be held to

to service on Thursday Monday

Thursday of prayer at June 9am

at 9am and 20 and Bible Monday readings July

18, 7.15-8pm

• Every Monday to Thursday at 9am

• A contemplative and meditative form of worship

• Held in the Lady Chapel at the back of church

with Monday the theme to Thursday Seeking at 5pm Stillness with Jesus .

• Monday to Thursday at 5pm

Monday to Thursday at 5pm

Evening Prayers


Evening Prayers


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The Thursday 10am Service

Traditional in style




Thursday 10am

10am Service


• Taken Traditional from in Common style Worship: Holy Communion

Traditional in style

• Includes Taken from Holy Common Communion, Worship: a sermon Holy Communion

& hymns

Taken from Common Worship: Holy Communion

• Held Includes in the Holy Lady Communion, Chapel at the a sermon back of & church hymns

Includes Holy Communion, sermon hymns

• Held in the Lady Chapel at the back of church

Held in the Lady Chapel at the back of church

Other Services



Prayer and Praise

Prayer Contemplative

Sunday, and February Praise Night 13 at 7.30pm Prayer

Prayer and Praise

Sunday, February 13 at 7.30pm

June Sunday,

Ash 18,


Wednesday 7.15-8pm

and February July 2813 at 7.30pm


Ash Wednesday, March Service 9 at 7.30pm

Ash at 8pm


• To be held on Monday June 20 and Monday July

• An evening service of prayer and contemplation

• A contemplative and meditative form of worship

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

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An artist’s impression of the new Graves Leisure Centre

building of the new centre as well as

working closely with the project team to

provide detailed advice and support on

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Charles Johnston of Sport England

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The World and Music

There are no activities that

break down political and

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sport and music. This

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In sport, it was so good to see

the Russian gymnast hug the

Ukrainian gymnast who’d just

beaten him to win the European

Championship gold medal

recently, and in cricket it was so

good to see the Afghanistan team

competing in this year’s world cup

in Australia and New Zealand.

Music can also transcend any

notional differences, and Holst’s

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of this. This piece of music is

not, as commonly believed, about

astronomy, because Earth is

not included; it is instead about


Holst became a good friend of

Clifford Bax, the brother of the

composer Arnold Bax (and later

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Wandering Scholar). Clifford Bax

was an astrologer; he introduced

Holst to the concepts of astrology

by using a book called The Art of

Synthesis by Alan Leo, in which

each chapter is based on a planet

and describes the astrological

characteristics of them. This was

probably the basis for Holst’s

Planet Suite; in fact, ‘Neptune, the

Mystic’ is given the same title in

both the book and the suite!

According to Holst, the suite

deals with the “seven influences

of destiny and constituents of our

spirit”. The astrological pattern

is clear; the order symbolises the

unfolding experience of life from

youth to old age. Who in the

world is exempt from this cycle?

Mars, the Bringer of War - the

selfishness of the will, the desire

for action and the chaotic energy

of rebellious youth;

Venus, the Bringer of Peace -

peace can only come when the

power of Mars has spent itself,

allowing friendships to prosper;

Mercury, the Winged Messenger

- with peace, the mind can be


Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity

- a feeling of happiness and


Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age

- everything is a test for truth,

and personal wisdom is gained,

bringing with it greater ease;

Uranus, the Magician - after the

resigned serenity of Saturn, this

brings confidence, enthusiasm,

humour and originality;

Neptune, the Mystic -

timelessness - one is face-to-face

with the eternal spirit.

As Christians we believe that

only Jesus can reach into these

mystical places and set us free

from them.

Simon Kilner

I am indebted to Raymond Head

for his notes on this subject.

The summer of 1914 seemed

fair to continue without a

cloud on the horizon. Old

folk basked in the glory

of Empire and the young

ones danced to new tunes on the

gramophone. Rumour had it that

some obscure archduke and his wife

had been shot dead in a country

few had even heard of, but no-one

could have dreamt that this incident

would draw half the youth of the

world into a conflict which would

rage throughout Europe to Egypt,

Mesopotamia and even Africa. One

day the sky was cloudless, the next

the streets were filled with marching

feet and all roads led to France.

As well as the much-quoted war

poets, other famous people went

to war including CS Lewis, JRR

Tolkien, Basil Rathbone and Nigel

Bruce (Holmes and Watson) and

Ralph Vaughan Williams. Few came

back alive and none unscathed.

What then was gained or learned

from all this carnage? On the face of

it very little it seems – for 20 years

later the world was at war again.

But if we look beneath the surface,

although the world was changed

forever it was not all for the worse.

Doctors and nurses learned to deal

with wounds unimagined before

the war and, building on the work

of Harold Gillies, modern plastic

surgery and operating theatre

techniques were born. From World

War Two we gained penicillin and

modern antibiotics and Archibald

McIndoe pioneered reconstructive

surgery for burned Spitfire pilots and

bomber crews enabling them to face

the world again.

The soldiers of the First World War

never spoke of their experience and

much of what we know today has

been gleaned from the art, poetry

and music of the time. Elgar, who

was too old to fight, spent much of

the war at Brinkwells, a cottage in

West Sussex, from where he could

hear the guns across the Channel.

From here he wrote his War Music,

the Cello Concerto and the Piano

Quintet. Both works look back with

aching regret to a world and friends

from both sides now lost forever.

Vaughan Williams ‘incubated’ his

Third Symphony in the trenches

of 1916 while waiting with the

ambulance wagon to carry away

the wounded. The sound of a bugle,

faint and other worldly at first,

echoes across the fields followed

by a soprano’s unearthly, wordless

lament. And, if you listen carefully,

you might hear Vaughan Williams’

friend Harry Steggles playing his

mouth organ further along the

trench. Perhaps RVW’s most famous

work is The Lark Ascending. Written

in 1914, it lay forgotten in a drawer

until he came home from the war.

He then revised it. The same lark

gladdened the heart of the soldiers

on both sides – their trenches being

only yards apart. As the singing lark

ascends heavenwards, it carries with

it the souls of their dead and dying


From the Second World War

we have Benjamin Britten’s War

Requiem, written in 1962 for the

rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral

– now a centre for peace and

reconciliation for the whole world.

Among the poets now confined to

the dustbin by the critics is Laurence

Binyon who wrote the immortal

words we hear every Remembrance

Sunday. The rest of the poem is

seldom heard nowadays but here is

the final stanza:

“As the stars that shall be bright

when we are dust, Moving in

marches upon the heavenly plain,

As the stars that are starry in the

time of our darkness, To the end, to

the end, they remain.”

From For The Fallen by Laurence Binyon

Sylvia Bennett

World of Wars

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Projections of the World

What does the world look like?

What makes a good map

of the world? Our world is a

globe, and it is impossible to

accurately plot a (roughly)

spherical world onto a fl at piece of paper.

So how can we do it best?

The problem of mapping the world onto

a flat map has occupied cartographers for

many centuries, and the different systems

for mapping the globe onto a fl at surface

are called projections. Many people think

of the world looking something like this:

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This is a Mercator projection of the

world. It’s one of the oldest projections

around, and has been in use for nearly

500 years. It’s useful for navigating,

because the map axes correspond to

compass points. A version of this is still

used in many places, including Google

Maps, but it really isn’t ideal. What’s the

problem? Looking above, you can see that

Greenland appears to be at least twice

the size of Australia. In reality, Australia

is about 3½ times the size of Greenland.

The Mercator projection badly distorts the

relative sizes of countries, and all the more

so as you move towards the poles.

There are, however, a couple of

projections that don’t do this. One of the

common ones is the Sinusoidal projection,

shown above.

It looks different to the world maps

we’re used to seeing, but is in many ways

more accurate. The scaling is much better

(compare Greenland and Australia again),

but outside of the central area it distorts

the shapes of the countries.

But there is a map that manages to

avoid distorting shapes, and scales

pretty accurately. The Waterman

Butterfl y projection was developed

in 1996, but looks quite different

from other maps. It converts the

globe into a polyhedron, and then

lays this polyhedron out flat. It’s

unusual, but far more accurate

than other projections at accurately

representing the world on a piece of


The example shown right is also a

Pacifi c-centred, rather than Atlanticcentred

map, making it look more

different. The projection works well

Atlantic-centred though.

The only other thing to note is that there

is no good reason why north should be

‘up’ on a map, and south ‘down’. It is only

convention that serves this purpose. But

the world certainly looks different when it’s

viewed upside down!

Rev Duncan Bell

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St Chad’s Connecting

with the World

At St Chad’s we have always

believed that those of us

who are relatively affl uent

should give generously to

support those who have

the daily experience of poverty and

deprivation – whether in this country

or further afi eld.

Jesus encouraged all Christians to

give to the poor and many of us have

adopted a principle of giving a tenth of

our income away.

St Chad’s also gives a tenth of our

voluntary income away, meaning

that each year we are able to give

between £8,000 and £10,000 to

projects that explicitly bring the hope

of the Gospel to places where there

often seems very little good news. We

give our money to Mission Partners

– sometimes individuals, sometimes

larger organisations – and a list of these

partners is available in church.

For a number of years now we have

given to TearFund, a Christian charity

that works in developing countries

throughout the world to bring relief for

poverty and to provide training for people

in those countries so that they can

better provide for themselves and their


Most of the projects work directly

with local churches, so the the

chain of accountability is very


St Chad’s has now

decided, through

TearFund, to work with

one particular project

to which all our funding

(presently £1,000 a year)

will go. This project

is based in Mumbai

(India) and is called

Sahaara. Sahaara works

to free children and young

women from the evils of

the sex trade and human

traffi cking in one of the biggest,

and poorest, cities in the world.

Sahaara aims to provide

medical care for sex workers

and their children – HIV/AIDS in

India is increasing rapidly. Many

sex workers are from the lowest

castes and are effectively ‘nonpersons’

with no legal identity

enabling them to claim benefi ts

or free medical care. Sahaara

represents these people and helps

them gain a legal status in society.

On top of this women and girls are

educated (most are illiterate) and trained

in skills such as tailoring and jewellerymaking.

This enables them to work for

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St Chad’s Church has

two rooms available for

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money away from the dangerous world

of the sex trade.

Sahaara helps more than 300 women

and 50 girls a year grow in self-esteem,

education and skills, giving them a future

that they would otherwise not have had.

The £1,000 that St Chad’s is able to give

to the project goes a long way in Mumbai

and we hope that this (and more) will

enable many other vulnerable women

and children to live in hope and not fear.

Call 0114 274 5086 for details

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House Rules

by Jodi Picoult

ISBN 978-0340979075

In this book Jodi Picoult

explores some of the

challenges experienced

by the family of a child

with Asperger’s syndrome.

This condition is part of the

Autistic Spectrum where the

sufferer is high functioning but

experiences many difficulties

related to social skills, the

formation of relationships and

an overpowering compulsion for


The story is set in Townsend,

Vermont where Emma Hunt, a

single mum, lives with her two

sons Jacob and Theo. The only

support she receives from the

boys’ father is a monthly cheque

for their keep.

Jacob is the eldest at 18 and

has Asperger’s syndrome. In

order to maintain equilibrium

for him Emma keeps to a

structured schedule. Jacob feels

comfortable only when all of his

daily activities are planned. Any

lack of structure or unexpected

events causes him to feel


Emma creates house rules

for everyone to adhere to which

stipulate the following: Clean up

your messes, tell the truth, brush

your teeth twice a day, don’t be

late for school, and take care of

your brother – he’s the only one

you’ve got.

Jacob’s present obsession is

forensic science and this is all

consuming. A police scanner in

his room clues him in to crime

scenes, and he often shows up

and tells the police what to do

and how to solve the crimes.

Much to their

annoyance he is

frequently right.

Theo is 15

and struggles

with the


of his life that

by necessity

revolves around

his brother’s

needs. In order

to experience

‘normal’ he

begins sneaking

into other

people’s houses

when they are


The family’s

world is turned upside down

when Jacob’s social skills tutor

goes missing, her body is found

later in strange circumstances.

Jacob comes under suspicion

and is accused of her murder.

The book follows the struggle

to get a fair trial for Jacob and

while Emma constantly protests

her son’s innocence there is a

nagging doubt in her mind “Is my

sons capable of murder?”.

I have no personal experience

of living with a child with an

Autistic Spectrum Disorder and

found this book to be thought

provoking. I have no doubt that

it presents many stereotypes

and exaggerations and if read by

someone with a more subjective

view point it would be found


Nevertheless it is a good read

(if a little drawn out) and keeps

the reader gripped and keen to

know the outcome.

Jane Jones

St. Chad’s 3rd Age Book


Book Review

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Registers 2015



19 Harrison Nathan Joseph Hurst



24 Andrew Richard Foster (58)

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.



where friendliness is par for the course

Special offers on Golf Membership

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