June/July 2009

Reaching 12,000 people in the

Woodseats and Beauchief area

St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 2 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086


Jesus was a great communicator through words, people came

from many miles to hear him, and he often engaged with the

people of the day through parables, vivid short stories. The

parables are one of the most distinctive features of Christ’s

teaching, they are timeless, stories that can be, and are, retold

time and time again, acted out in churches and in classrooms.

It is perhaps in the parables more than any where else in the Gospels that we

realise the originality of Jesus. They are not of course unique. The Jewish Rabbis

used parables and so did St Paul. But no other parables are comparable to those of

Jesus in their terseness, their wit, their sharp observance of human behaviour, and in

their extraordinary power of conveying profound truth throughout a well-told story.

The background of the parables is in the daily life of Palestine. Jesus’ parables –

and there are about 60 of them, whole or in fragment - are crowded with people. The

characters include farmers, fishermen, housewives and merchants: kings, landowners

and judges; a woman searching for a lost silver piece; guests at a wedding and a

family whose house had been burgled.

What marks them is the breadth of their sympathy and their profound insight into

human nature. Here are real people, and the situations we meet them in are real

situations. These stories are explorations of the meaning of love as the working

principle of human action. Jesus expected ordinary men and woman to see the point

he was making – this was the only way in which human situations could be dealt with

and by using these stories he put it in such a way that people could see what he was

driving at and be in no doubt.

The parables, then, are vivid short stories rooted in everyday life. They are stories

with meaning and many of the central themes of the message of Jesus are embodied

in them. We should remember that they were spoken by a poet, that their background

and immediate reference is first century Palestine. Yet the brilliance of them, like all

great art, is that they have a

timeless quality and can be used to

illuminate modern day situations.

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Our magazine has made an impact with the

judges at a national competition for church


Impact was commended after winning the

magazine layout category in the

Association of Church Editors Awards


The awards were presented at Westminster

Central Hall in London.

Methods of communication have

obviously changed since the time of

Jesus and you will read about many

of these in this edition of Impact, but

the overriding message is that we

exist to communicate with each

other and God in order to grow,

learn and thrive as His people.

Rev Canon Peter Ingram

Vicar of Holy Trinity, Millhouses

and Area Dean for Ecclesall

St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 3 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 4 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086


A young police recruit was

asked during his exam: "What

would you do if you had to

arrest your own mother?"

"Call for back-up!" he


A couple who were going

away on holiday stood

at the airport check-in


The husband said to his

wife: “I wish I’d brought

the piano.”

“Why?” she asked,


got 10



“Yes, I



replied, “But the tickets

were on the piano!”

Have you ever noticed how

anyone driving slower

than you is an idiot..

and anyone



than you

is a


What lies at the

bottom of the

sea and


A nervous


What do


prisoners use



with each


Cell phones!

After the ark came to a rest Noah

said to the animals: “God forth and


All the animals went except for a

couple of snakes.

“Why are you still here?” he asked.

“We can’t multiply….we’re adders!”

they replied.

Lord, give me patience—RIGHT NOW!

A Sunday school teacher asked

her pupils what Jesus’ mother’s

name was.

“Mary,” one answered.

The teacher then asked: “What

was Jesus’ dad called?”

“Verge” replied the same child.

Confused, the teacher asked:

“Where did you get that from?”

“Well,” the child replied, “People

are always talking about ‘Verge

and Mary’!”

St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 5 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086


Are you organising a local event and

would like to advertise this FREE in

Impact? If so email impact@stchads.org

or write to: Impact, St Chad’s Church

Offices, 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8


Health Walks

Mondays – 10am: Graves Park.

Meet at the Animal Farm car park;

Tuesdays – 10.30am: Ecclesall

Woods. Meet at Abbeydale Industrial


Thursdays – 10.30am: Lowedges.

Meet at the Community Wing,

Lowedges Junior School.

Call 0114 203 9337.

May 8 - June 21

Come Sit With Me Exhibition

Ecclesall Woods Sawmill

11am –4pm

An exhibition of seating showcasing a

diverse range of handmade seating in

various styles by local furniture makers,

sculptors and wood turners.

June 6

Book Sale

36 Crawshaw Grove, Beauchief


Good quality second-hand books for

sale in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

June 13

Woodland Photography

Ecclesall Woods Sawmill

An introduction to photography in

Ecclesall Woods. Digital cameras

supplied and the results of the day will

be displayed in the gallery as part of

their Alive exhibition.

Call 0114 235 6348

June 28

Sheffield Festival of Transport

Graves Park


Classic cars and vintage vehicles of all

descriptions, and a fun and interesting

day out for all of the family.

Call 0114 273 6433

July 4

Book Sale

36 Crawshaw Grove, Beauchief


Good quality second-hand books for

sale in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

July 11-12


Millhouses Park


Britain's largest open-air event for

outdoor activities. Climbing, mountain

biking, orienteering, caving and lots


July 12

Run in the Park 10k Race and 3k Fun


Graves Park


Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity’s

new event in aid of the Men’s Cancer


Email lyndsey.raynor@sth.nhs.uk

Beauchief Abbey holds a variety of

services and anyone is welcome to

attend. For more details see the

Abbey notice board.

St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 6 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

A whole week of events is being planned

for this year’s Woodseats Festival.

From Monday July 6 there will be

workshops, concerts, dance classes, a

literary evening, a pub quiz, gigs, a

garden competition, special nights at

local restaurants, five-a-side football, an

art exhibition and a craft

fair, all culminating in a

Community Parade and

Family Fun Day on

Sunday July 12.

The organisers are

working really hard to

make this year’s festival

the best ever — but the

festival can’t work

without everyone from

the community getting

involved! Read on and

see if any of these

festival events are for you...

The festival will be running a Five-a-

Side Football Tournament throughout

the week at Woodseats Baptist Church,

Tadcaster Way and a special guest from

Sheffield United FC will be coming to

award trophies to the winners at the

Festival’s Family Fun Day on July 12!

There will be separate competitions for

youth and adult teams, but teams must

be booked in advance. For more details

call Wendy on 0114 274 5815.

Tickets will soon be on sale for the

Festival Raffle at selected Woodseats

retailers, priced at 50p. Watch out also for

the festival stall on Saturday mornings in

Woodseats throughout June, where you

will be able to buy raffle tickets and pick

up a festival programme. If you are a

local retailer or company who are able to

sell raffle tickets contact the organisers.

Raffle prizes include a top-of-the-range

Motorola ROKR mobile-phone, an Xbox

and games, and a year's Swim Pass for

Heeley Baths, plus many more.


On Saturday July 11, Woodseats

Methodist Church on Holmhirst Road will

be hosting an Art Exhibition from 10am

to 4pm. The exhibition seeks to provide a

showcase for amateurs, enthusiasts and

professionals alike. It will feature work

from painters, printers, potters,

photographers, glass

workers and many more.

There will also be

demonstrations of lacemaking

and free have-ago

origami sessions.

More exhibitors are

being sought – complete

the registration form on

the festival website, or

call Malcolm on 0114 274


Are you interested in

learning First Aid? If so,

the Woodseats Festival is organising a

first aid course at the Scout Hut on

Helmton Road on July 6 and 7. The

course will cover first response

techniques and is accredited by the St

John’s Ambulance and the British Red

Cross. Participants must be 16 or over.

For further information or to book a place

call Peter Stevenson on 0114 281 755.

As part of the fun day on July 12 there

will be an Interesting Car and Vehicle

Show. The event takes place at

Woodseats School from 12-4pm.

Anyone who owns an unusual car,

classic bike, tractor, tank or other

interesting vehicle can show it off .

There is a £3 registration fee (to help

pay for festival costs) and all entrants

receive a limited edition car sticker in

return. See the festival website for a

booking form or call Angela on 0114 235


For more details about the Woodseats

Festival 2009 see the website:


St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 7 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

It’s not much fun having a stroke - and I

speak from experience. However,

Sheffield has some of the best stroke

services in the country and small

miracles are achieved every day in

rehabilitation units.

This is not to under-estimate the

problems being faced by thousands of

survivors and their families, as hospital

support cannot continue forever and

rehabilitation concentrates on basic

survival in the community. Hard work

for everybody with little respite and little


Because I found art highly therapeutic

myself, I now teach painting to stroke

survivors (I call them my students) as a


Many students are unable to speak,

read or write and some also have visual

problems. Communication with these

people is an uphill struggle, not the least

for the victims themselves.

There has been a fair amount of

research into the arts (music, painting,

creative writing, etc.) as therapy

following a stroke or brain injury.

It is well known that many survivors

with little or no speech can sing whole

songs and be word perfect and maintain

both rhythm and tune. When painting,

many students lose their tremor and

learn to work around visual problems.

One student, a vicar, who had only two

useful words (appropriately “God” and

“yes”) actually trebled his vocabulary

while painting, adding “sheep”, “sky” and


Art and music are the earliest forms

of communication used by humans.

Both are wired into the brain long before

we are born. Babies respond to music

which they heard in the womb, for

months or even years after birth. All


Art can be an important therapy

for stroke patients.

young children are artists unless, or

until, they are inhibited or educated out

of it. Quite often a stroke wipes away

these inhibitions leaving the survivor

free to regain lost skills.

Because they are so primitive, art and

music are buried too deep in the brain

for the stroke to harm them. All that is

needed is the help to unlock the door to


Just as cave paintings led to

numbers, letters and writing, which then

led the way to language, songs and

story telling, it may be possible to

retrace these steps after a stroke and

regain lost skills.

It may be that art is the key to the

door of that secret garden where all the

old flowers are alive but dormant. If so,

all that we have to do is go in and tend


“O you who dwell in the garden, my

companions are listening for our voice;

let me hear it”.

Song of Solomon 8:13 (Revised

Standard Version)

Sylvia Bennett

St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 8 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Adverts have been with us for

more than 4,000 years, being

first discovered on ancient

papyrus in Egypt.

They have also been found

as wall painting-type adverts in

ancient Greece and Rome as

well as Pompey. They were

mainly advertising shops and

similar services but also lost

and found posters.

Even when people could not

read, a sign would be put

outside a shop to let people

know what it sold. A cobblers

would have a boot and millers,

tailors and blacksmiths would all

have similar signs of their trade.

The modern trend of advertising can be

traced to 1836 in Paris when a newspaper

started to carry advertisements as a way

of keeping circulation costs down. Soon

other papers followed and a new industry

was born.

In the early days of advertising most

adverts were targeted at women because

they were the people who did most of the

shopping – some TV programmes are still

called ‘Soap Operas’ because they and

their advertising were targeted at women.

However, as the West started to mass

produce there needed to be mass

consumption to follow. After all what was

the point of producing things in quantity if

they could not be sold in quantity. For the

first time advertisements were produced to

make us buy more of something rather

than just to let people know the product

was there.

Nowadays there is advertising

everywhere, TV, radio, the internet. It is

thought that worldwide we spend about

five hundred billion pounds on advertising.

There is a battle raging now between

internet advertisers and civil liberty

organisations because internet advertising


Advertising in London’s Picadilly Circus.

agencies want the power to see what

websites you are looking at and then

directly show advertisements based on

your choice. A far cry from a few hand

written posters in ancient Egypt.

Whether you love adverts or not – and

there are some great ones about – they

are with us to stay.

I have cable TV at home and

sometimes the adverts seem to be longer

than the programmes and also have you

noticed how the adverts are louder than

the programme you are watching. I am

slipping into ‘old bloke’ mode now so its

time to shut up.

My favourite advert at the moment? It’s

one for a car – where a young son asks

his father where he comes from.

The father, thinking that his son is

asking for a ‘facts of life’ answer explains,

apparently in some detail. The son says

“that’s great dad ‘cos Jimmy Johnson only

comes from Scotland”. It’s a great advert –

now if I could just remember which car is

being advertised I would be a happy man.

If you could ring the church office on 0114

274 5086 with the answer then I will be

able to sleep again!

Steve Winks

St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 9 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Speech and language development in the

first three years of life is an impressive

process! As part of this, typically between

eight and 24 months, babies often use a

combination of gestures and sounds in

attempts to communicate.

For example babies may point, shake

their heads for 'no' and wave 'bye-bye' and

introducing some extra gestures can help

support and extend your baby's

developing communication skills.

These baby signs enable babies

to express themselves more

clearly while speech is in the

earliest stages of development.

What are the benefits?

In the early stages…

► your baby’s attention is

drawn to the key word of a


► you expand your baby’s

vocabulary and


► using gesture naturally

encourages a more measured

and calm interaction;

► signing encourages adults to label

things, giving more language input;

► consequently you stimulate a baby’s

speech and language development.

When your baby start to use signs...

► They enjoy increased confidence from

being understood;

► Signs can eliminate many of the

frustrations of being pre-verbal;

►Successful communication with signs

encourages speech development;

► Better communication enriches your

baby’s relationships.

For the under threes, anything which

encourages understanding, listening and

visual awareness is a good thing! There

are many additional benefits in using signs

with toddlers, especially for those whose

speech is a little unclear. They have so


much to say and are not always


Some parents ask if signing interferes

in speech development. It actually gives it

a boost! Babies are greatly encouraged in

talking by the introduction of signs.

Gestures are not a replacement for

speech. When using a sign one always

says the accompanying word.

Baby signing programme Sing and Sign

believes communicating with your baby

should be fun. Babies sing songs in

which to learn signs and the programme

aims to teach signing in a relaxed and

enjoyable way.

Sing and Sign is largely compatible

with Signalong, Makaton and

other systems based on British

Sign Language (BSL). However

BSL is a complete language

in its own right and baby

signing only uses the

most simple keywords.

Sing and Sign give the

following guidelines for

successful baby signing:

► Begin with signs for more, finished,

eat/drink/milk starting at 6-9 months;

► Follow your baby's lead and introduce

signs you think they might want to say;

► Always say the word as you sign;

► Speak slowly but in a natural way;

► Keep it simple, use just one sign per

sentence when speaking with your baby;

Signing fuller sentences is fine in songs;

► Happily accept any attempts by your

baby, even approximate imitations;

► But be consistent in how you show a

sign, however your baby adapts it;

► Avoid trying to get your baby to

"perform" signs on demand;

► Be patient and relaxed;

► Praise, praise, praise!

For information about Sing and Sign

visit www.singandsign.com or contact Liz

Harrison on 01246 432784.

St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 10 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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On every page of Impact someone is

communicating with you. The

advertisers are inviting you to buy their

services. Another writer is giving you

information to act on whilst another

page is written to entertain or to give

you an insight into something which may

be life-changing.

The writers in Impact

are communicating with


In life there are many

ways in which we

communicate. We join

language classes to be

fluent in another tongue.

IT conferencing

packages allow groups

to communicate as one.

Many write letters or

exchange e-mails to

keep in touch with

friends and family. We

talk, gesture, smile or

scowl to communicate to

those around us of our

emotions or needs. We

need to communicate with others.

Whilst Christians communicate in all

the above ways, in addition they pray,

they engage in an intimate conversation

with Jesus.

After making a visit to someone ill,

lonely or bereaved, I usually pray with

them even when there is no personal

relationship with Jesus. This experience

has been found to be comforting and

peaceful resulting in an occasional

comment ‘I can’t explain but I don’t feel

so bad now!’.

As Jesus’ disciples travelled with him

they knew he woke early to pray before

the day’s work began. He needed to

share time with God daily. The disciples

too wanted to know God better so they

asked Jesus to teach them to pray —

and He gave them the Lord’s Prayer.

Prayer isn’t something done entirely

alone. It is not a one way

communication link, a monologue! Just

as we want a call back to our answer

phone message, a reply to a letter and

receive eye contact in a

spoken conversation

because two-way

personal contact matters,

Jesus wants to be in twoway


through prayer, a

dialogue, allowing us to

get to know Jesus more.

He wants to hear and he

wants to give but we

sometimes have to wait!

Prayer is listening as well

as talking, in a language

no different to that used

with friends. Jesus

knows each of us — even

though you may deny

knowing him — and

wants to be your friend.

Prayer is sharing. Prayer is listening.

Prayer is a few moments of stillness

and, you don’t have to know Jesus to

make a start. Sit quietly and talk to him

or visit us at St Chad’s where someone

will be glad to pray with you! This is a

communication you need to consider


I pray you will soon join in this

universally wonderful way of

communicating with a best friend!

May God’s peace be with you.

Yvonne Smith

Reader and Assistant Minister

for the Elderly

St Chad’s Church

St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 11 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086


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St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 12 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

For many years now I have been

involved as a reader with Sheffield

Talking News (STN) which is a small

charity, producing, each week, over 500

audio cassettes and 100 CDs of local

news for subscribers who are blind,

visually impaired or unable to read a


Arrangements with the

Sheffield Star, Sheffield

Telegraph and Yorkshire

Post allow STN to include

the content of their

publications without

infringement of

copyright. An

occasional magazine is

also produced

throughout the year. There

is no charge for the service

and it is delivered free by

Royal Mail.

Every Monday an editor, who

has been carefully reviewing the

local papers, produces reading material

to the correct length (one hour). By

6.30pm that evening a team of readers

(two male, two female) supported by a

recording technician, is ready to record.

The recording, now computerised, is

usually finished by 8.30pm that evening.

On Tuesday morning, the duplication

and despatch team (one of whom is St

Chad’s member Vicky Harris), again

through the help of a computerised

system, copies and despatches the

tapes and CDs to subscribers. These

are sent in distinctive yellow pouches

(which are returned by listeners after


At the moment all of this activity is

taking place in the temporary home of

the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind

in Davy Markham, Darnall. STN is


keenly waiting to return to the

refurbished headquarters in Mappin


It is very satisfying for the many of us

who volunteer for STN to get feedback

from listeners who regard the weekly

recording as a lifeline. We get a strong

sense of putting something back

into the community.

The process is much

modernised now and the

organisation has leapt into

the 21 st century. With this

in mind, it is worth noting

that many of the

volunteers are OAPs (I

am one of the

youngest!) so STN is

an excellent example

of the third age


new technology!

The one thing we

can’t change, I am

afraid, is the news

itself, but our editors strain themselves

to ensure that we give a balanced

flavour of what is going on in Sheffield.

Occasionally we readers have to do a

little last minute editing ourselves,

when, for example, there are just too

many stories of the cat who travelled six

miles under the bonnet of a car, or

when we feel that several stories of

muggings and robbery on a cold

November night are just a bit too much.

We do have fun with some of the

pronunciations too!

If you know of someone who would

benefit from this service, please

telephone 0114 244 6164 or have a

look at the website www.sheffieldtalking


David Manning

St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 13 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086


The 9am Service will…

● be the first service of the day

● be traditional in style

● include Holy Communion, a sermon & organ-led hymns

● include refreshments afterwards

● be taken from Common Worship: Holy Communion

Lifted, the 10.30am Service will .....

● be informal and relaxed in style

● have an emphasis on families

● include music, led by a band

● include refreshments before the service

FOUNDATION will .....

● be an informal service with the emphasis on

contemporary worship, challenging bible teaching

and prayer.

● be on Sunday evenings at 7.30pm at St Chad's.

The Thursday 10am Service will ….

• be traditional in style

• be taken from Common Worship: Holy Communion

• Include Holy Communion, a sermon & hymns

• Be held in the Lady Chapel at the back of church


S S C’

The Evensong Service will ....

● take place on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 4pm

● be a quiet service taken from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.

● include organ led hymns, a psalm and a short sermon and prayers


• Take place on June 17 and July 15 at 7.15pm.

• Have the theme during 2009 of Sensing God.

• Be a contemplative and meditative form of worship.

St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 14 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

B’ B C

Archbishop John Sentamu would get my

vote if there was a contest for “Britain’s

Best Communicator”.

He was appointed the 97th Archbishop

of York, and the Church of England’s first

black Archbishop, in 2005 and has been

communicating in his own unique way

with people from all walks of life and of all

or no faiths ever since. Who

could forget the visual

impact of his cutting up his

“dog collar” in protest at

Robert Mugabe’s clinging on

to power in Zimbabwe?

I have been enormously

impressed by his knowledge

and wisdom, touched by his

compassion for others and

his humility, and in awe of

his courage in speaking out

against the ills of our present

day society. I just love his

wicked sense of humour, too

- it’s so infectious!

My husband and I were

fortunate to be present when

he came to Sheffield

University to give a lecture

on Religion, Morality and

Law - not a bundle of laughs there, you

might think! Yet he began by drawing a

comparison between a lawyer (he trained

as a barrister and later became a High

Court judge in Uganda during the days of

Idi Amin) and a rhinoceros - he said that

“both are short-sighted, thick-skinned and

more than ready to charge”! This was

greeted by laughter and applause - the

Archbishop had been on his feet for a

matter of minutes but he already had us

spell-bound. What a communicator!

Archbishop Sentamu has spoken about

our need for moral, social and economic

transformation in this country. When

discussing the present financial crisis he

said, “Do you know what is written above

the door to the Bank of England? - ‘The

earth is the Lord’s and the fullness

thereof’ (Psalm 24:1) You have to wonder

if people going on their way to work ever

look up!”

There is a desperate need to reconnect

the sacred and the secular, he says and

often quotes Mahatma Gandhi, another

wonderful communicator. “Be the change

you wish to see in the world”,

said Gandhi. John Sentamu

urges us to support each

other by quoting another

famous character - this time

Winnie the Pooh, who said,

“I have one hand, you have

another; when we join them,

we are together”. What a

simple but effective way of

illustrating his hope for the


When asked about how to

communicate with those

living on the margins of

society he explains, “We

should let them tell us their

story before we start giving

The Archbishop of them our answers to

York, John Sentamu. questions they may not

even be asking, and

allowing ourselves to hear what they think

about us”.

How many politicians have expressed

such commonsense in an attempt to solve

the problems facing society today? But it

is not only problems in society about

which he comments - he is not afraid to

make critical observations about the

Church either. “The organisational culture

of the Church of England is still socially

glued together by a culture that is

monochrome: that is, white. It still lacks

colour and spice”, he has said. Thank

God that Archbishop Sentamu is

contributing his own very special brand of

colour and spice to the Church - and may

he continue to do so for a very long time!

Chris Laude

St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 15 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

When you send an email, what really

happens when you hit the ‘Send’ button?

Did you know that when you send an

email it does not get sent in one piece but

is split up into little bits called ‘packets’?

Each packet may take an entirely different

route through the Internet, perhaps

travelling half way around the globe before

being reassembled (hopefully!) at the

correct destination.

Email is only possible because of an

age-old principle known as Protocol.

Protocol simply means ‘an agreed set of

rules’, and to enable your computer to

send an email to another computer (that

is, to communicate), it must follow an

agreed set of rules; a protocol.

Emails use a special protocol called

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol).

There are many other types of protocol.

Next time you visit a website look at the

full website address. For example: http://

www.stchads.org. Ever wondered what

the http bit means? It’s another protocol:

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol – the rules

that computers must follow to enable them

to download and view web pages.

It’s amazing how email has transformed

communications over the last few years,

but the need to communicate over large

distances has always been important.

Native American Indians made use of

smoke signals by starting a fire using

damp grass on a hill, causing a column of

smoke to rise. In general, the position of

the smoke column on the hill determined

the message; smoke from the hill top may

mean danger whereas smoke from halfway

up the hill could mean that all was

well. The only problem was that each tribe

had its own signalling system, its own

smoke-signal protocol!

The American Indians were not the only

ones to use smoke signals. In Ancient

China soldiers on the Great Wall would

alert each other of impending attacks by


Smoke signals in a hi-tech age.

sending smoke-signals from tower to

tower. A warning message could be sent

300 miles in just a few hours.

The need to communicate over

distances has always been essential in

times of war. Battleships would use a

system where a message could be

conveyed by the colour and pattern of a

flag and its position on a mast. A person

on one ship could also use two flags to

represent different letters of the alphabet

depending on how the flags were held.

This system of semaphore is another type

of protocol. You could only understand the

transmitted message if you knew the

agreed rules, the semaphore protocol.

The advent of radio transformed the

future of communications forever.

Although not the inventor of radio,

Marchese Guglielmo Marconi was able to

successfully transmit radio signals over

large distances. On December 17, 1902, a

transmission from the Marconi station in

Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada, became

the first radio message to cross the

Atlantic from North America. A popular

means of communicating information over

radio was Morse Code; modern traffic

controllers are still required to have a

basic understanding of Morse Code which

consists of ‘dots’ and ‘dashes’ to represent

letters of the alphabet. You may be

familiar with the code for SOS as “dot-dot-

St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

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dot, dash-dash-dash, dot-dot-dot”. Morse

Code is yet another form of protocol.

Around this same time of early radio,

the development of telephone and

television were well under way. It’s hard to

imagine life without either of these, and

where would we be without mobile phones

and texting? The next major development

in communications was not until the

advent of the Internet — invented by

English scientist Tim Berners-Lee. On

Christmas Day 1990 he implemented the

first successful communication between

two HTTP computers via the Internet. So

we have come full circle back to our

humble protocol.

The whole purpose of Protocol is to

enable communications. As Bob Hoskins

used to say on the BT advert, “It’s good to

talk!” We follow protocols when we talk to

All communication has protocol.


each other, perhaps without realising it. A

polite conversation may begin with a

“hello, how are you?” and end with “see

you later!”.

So the way you speak and the words

you use are all part of the protocol of

spoken communication between people.

But what about talking to God? Is there

a protocol, a right way to speak to Him?

The disciples asked Jesus himself, “how

should we pray?” and He taught them the

Lord’s Prayer; I’m sure you are familiar

with it. He also said that we should find a

quiet place, to pray simply and honestly,

not to babble on with lots of words but

instead to come to God just as we are.

Check this out for yourself in the Bible by

reading Matthew chapter 6 verses 5 to 13.

Isn’t it great news that we can come

before the Creator of the Universe anytime

we want to, just as we are, without having

to follow any religious procedure or

routine! And it gets better still: Jesus says,

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and

you will find; knock and the door will be

opened to you. For everyone who asks

receives; he who seeks finds; and to him

who knocks, the door will be

opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8)

Perhaps if you’ve never talked to God

before, now would be a great time to start.

If you’re not sure what to say, just follow

the simple protocol above!

Daren Craddock

St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 17 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 18 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

The Pot Noodle Mountain Challenge is an

attempt to collect a huge number of Pot

Noodles to give to the Archer Project.

The Archer Project supports

people who are homeless for

whatever reason and also

provide hot meals each day.

One of the things they find

most useful is the humble Pot

Noodle. The reason is that rough

sleepers can often get access to

hot water when they would not be

able to find cooking facilities.

If you would like to donate a Pot

Noodle to the Archer Project and

have some fun at the same time, here are

a few things you can do.

Help us, and other members of the

community, with the Grand Build of the

Pot Noodle Mountain on Saturday June

27 in St Chad’s Church between 1pm and

H B M!

4pm. If you cannot make this grand build

then there are other options.

St Chad’s uniformed groups will be

bringing their contribution to the

Fathers Day Parade Service

at 10.30am on June 21, you

can bring yours to add to theirs.

A member of The Archer Project

is speaking at the Lifted Service

at St Chad’s at 10.30am on June

28 so you can come, with your pot

noodles and hear them talk about

the work of the Archer Project.

If you cannot make any of the above

then you can drop them in at the

church office on Camping Lane. Please

ring 0114 274 5086 to check that there

will be someone in to receive them.

To find out more about the Archer

project and its work call 0114 263 6970 or

at archerproject.org.uk.

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email: office@stchads.org

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Tel: (0114) 274 5086


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Doors, locks, floors, architraves, skirting

boards, stairs, stud walling, boxing –off

No job too small

For a reliable, quality service

Tel: 0114 236 4778

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Where learning is fun

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for ages 2 1 / 2 to school. Free places

available for 3 & 4 year olds.

A world of discovery, fun & friendships awaits your child

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On the last Saturday of each month.



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Phone: 274 7134

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There are over 100,000 deltiologists in this

country. If you’ve never heard of them

before, you may be wondering who they

are and what they do. Well, they collect

postcards. A boring hobby? Not at all -

and just to prove that, let’s explore the

history of the postcard.

The very first “postal cards” were

produced in the mid-1800s by private

companies and were usually hand

delivered. Then came postage stamps -

the Penny Black, the world’s first stamp,

was issued in 1840. Before that, postage

rates varied and were not paid by the

sender but the recipient! Unsurprisingly

people often refused to accept delivery!

Originally postcards were plain, then

pictures began to appear. During the Paris

Exhibition of 1889 they became extremely

popular and tourists bought them as

souvenirs as well as to send home.

Virtually every country in the world started

producing their own postcards, but in 1902,

Britain was the first to divide the reverse

side to enable both message and address

to be written on one side, thus leaving the

picture unspoiled on the other. The years

before the First World War have been

called “The Golden Age” of picture

postcards, as everybody used them as a

means of sending messages before the

telephone was widely in use. Cards of all

descriptions were produced - some were

hand-tinted and some were made of silk

and embroidered. Many postcards were

produced in Germany and subjects varied

enormously including animals, actors,

W …?

erotic poses and royalty. With the

outbreak of hostilities, of course, this

supply came to an end and naturally when

people were trying to come to terms with

the horrendous aftermath of the war, they

found it very difficult to resume any pre-war

“trivialities”. The role of the postcard

changed and, in Britain, became

increasingly associated with seaside


In the 1930s Bamforth & Co began

producing saucy postcards - scantily clad

ladies and lots of “double-entendre”.

Others followed suit. The British public

viewed these either as refreshingly

amusing or disgusting and offensive.

Sales soared until the 1950s when the

Government implemented censorship

which resulted in some retailers being

heavily fined and some postcard

companies going out of business. In the

more liberal 60s the saucy postcard was

revived, but in the 70s and 80s both the

quality of the artwork and the humour

deteriorated. Today, holiday destinations

the world over compete with each other in

offering exquisitely photographed views.

If you’re interested in starting a

collection, the majority of postcards are

worth a few pence depending on condition

and subject matter. Stamps and

postmarks add value as well as interest,

and ones sent to, or by, famous people

which would increase both. The older the

postcard the better and rare ones can be

worth hundreds of pounds. There are fairs,

exhibitions and clubs you can join and no

doubt the internet is a

good source of new

additions to any

collection. Old

postcards offer a

fascinating insight into

the past and it’s a great

way to learn about

social history. So why

don’t you give it a try?

St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 21 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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► For more information about

getting married, organising a

thanksgiving or baptism service or

arranging a funeral at St Chad’s

please call the church offices on

0114 274 5086.

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Where does the humble sermon stand

on today’s IT and Communication

Superhighway? Thumbing a lift on the


St Paul says, “Faith comes through

hearing, and hearing through the word

of Christ”, and asks, “How are they to

hear without someone preaching?”

The earliest known preacher has to

be Enoch, seventh in line from Adam,

who gets a brief mention in the book of


The most famous preacher of all has

to be Jesus: people walked miles to

hear him, stayed with him for days, and

knew they were hearing more than the

same old religious claptrap.

The Sermon on the Mount is still seen

as the pinnacle of moral teaching, and

Jesus’ sermons were accompanied by

miracles and healings as God showed

the authenticity of his message – we

could do with more of that today!

The book of Acts almost begins with

a fiery sermon from St Peter, and for the

next two millennia the sermon was the

standard form in which the church

presented the Good News of Jesus.

In modern times, the names of

Wesley, Spurgeon, Martin Lloyd-Jones

still echo today...

There’s no doubt that encountering

someone speaking passionately about

what they believe can be very powerful:

experts say only ten per cent of

communication lies in the words – voice

tone and body language convey much

more. If the preacher has listened to

God before speaking to the

congregation, and the Spirit of God is at

work in their hearts, we can hope for

inspiration as well as communication.

A good sermon (and we can all

remember some bad ones!) should do

more than convey information; it should

try to raise faith in the hearers,

encourage them to believe that God is

willing to work in their lives, helping

them to be more than they could be on

their own.

Ken Goodier

St Chads Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 23 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Bright Spark Electrical

All types of electrical work

Part P qualified

Burglar alarms

Telephone sockets

Computer tuition, setup/

repair and upgrades.

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Sheffield S8 0GW

Tel: 0114 2490889

Mob:07966 141780

Email: msholmes1@yahoo.com

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Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 40 cookies


125g butter, softened

1 cup white sugar

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp bi-carb soda

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

1½ cups plain flour

1½ cups chocolate chips


In a large mixing bowl add the butter,

sugar, baking powder, bi-carb soda and

vanilla extract.

On low speed beat until combined.

Scrape the sides of the bowl down.

Beat in the egg until combined and

scrape down.


Add the flour and chocolate chips and

mix on low speed until just combined.

Take slightly heaped teaspoonfuls of

the cookie dough and roll into balls.

Place on a baking tray that has been

lightly coated with cooking spray or lined

with baking paper.

Leave space between the balls as

they will spread during baking.

Bake in a preheated oven set to

160C/325F/Gas Mark 3 for 10-12

minutes. The cookies are ready when

they are a light golden colour.

Remove from the oven and leave to

cool on the baking tray for five minutes

then transfer them to a cooling wire. The

cookies will collapse slightly on cooling.

Store in an airtight container for one

week. The cookies can be frozen for up

to two months.

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email: office@stchads.org

Church Offices: 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB Page 25 website: www.stchads.org

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Useful Contacts

CHURCH OFFICES 15 Camping Lane 274 5086

S8 0GB

Church Office Administrator Helen Reynolds

email: office@stchads.org

Reader/Assistant Minister Yvonne Smith 274 5086

for the elderly

Youth Minister Andrew Foulkes 274 5086

Besom in Sheffield

Steve Winks and

Darren Coggins 274 5086

Publishing and Communication Nigel Belcher 274 5086

Impact magazine Tim Hopkinson 274 5086

email: impact@stchads.org

Church Wardens Nigel Belcher 281 1750

email: nigel@stchads.org

Malcolm Smith 274 7159

Church Warden Team Tim Hopkinson 274 0198

Jane Jones 274 6805

Linda Jones 07930 936067

Robin Lockwood 250 7128

Uniformed Groups

Group Scout Leader Ian Jackson 235 3044

Guide Guider Christine Carr 281 7793

CHURCH HOUSE 56 Abbey Lane 274 8289

Church House Caretaker Norman Swift 274 9361

Church House bookings Helen Reynolds 274 5086

Website: www.stchads.org

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Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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