2017-02

StChads

Impact0217

February/March 2017

WOODSEATS • SHEFFIELD


WELCOME to Impact - the magazine of St Chad’s Church,

Woodseats. Impact is published every two months and distributed

to over 5,000 homes in S8.

St Chad’s Church is committed to serving you - the people of

Woodseats, Beauchief and Chancet Wood. To find out more about

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

office on 0114 274 5086.

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Have you noticed how, as a society, we are

moving rapidly away from a word-based

culture to a picture-based one? It may not

be immediately obvious – books, real and

electronic, still sell well – and the internet

is full of words, encouraging and harmful. But the

way that we interact with the world around us is

increasingly pictorial and not literal.

When I pick up my phone the fi rst thing I do is

select an icon and by pressing it I am taken into a

new world of social media, gaming or messaging.

My computer is much the same and some of us

now have smart televisions that look like a 50-

inch phone screen. I’m 30 years too old for it, but

I’m told that teenagers can now construct entire

sentences through emojis. In fact there is even an

emoji Bible translation.

February/March 2017

WOODSEATS • SHEFFIELD

Signs, symbols and icons are the ways in which people have

communicated and navigated their way around their social world for

millennia. They existed long before the alphabet and the writing of the

Far East is still based around pictograms, or characters draw a picture

rather than simply communicate a sound. If you’ve ever tried fi nding

your way around an airport in a non-Western country you will know just

how the familiar and the baffl ing exist side by side depending on how

easily we can recognise the signs.

One of the reasons why Church and the Bible can seem so strange

– even intimidating – to those coming to them for the fi rst time, is that

they are full of symbols. The rite of baptism is the sign of entry into

God’s new life and his Church. Holy Communion, with the tokens of

bread and wine, is the symbol (amongst many other things) of Jesus’

death for us, the bread and the wine pointing us to the breaking of his

body and the spilling of his blood. The language of the Bible is full of

symbols showing us the reality of God’s love in Jesus Christ and his

promise of eternal life.

Some signs do no more than show us where the

nearest toilets are or which app to use on our phone.

Other symbols point to truths so astonishing and

inexpressible that we can spend a lifetime exploring

them and still not fully understand. Assailed by the

fl ood of images and icons with which modern life

presents us, it would be sad to miss the signs that

really are life-changing.

Signs and Symbols

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Rev Toby Hole, Vicar,

St Chad’s Church,

Woodseats

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A man was hit in the

head with a can of cola

but he was alright –

because it was a soft

drink!

Why couldn’t the

leopard play hide and

seek?

Because he was

always spotted!

A man walked into

a fi sh and chip shop

with a salmon under

his arm.

‘Do you sell fi sh

cakes?,’ he asked.

‘No,’ was the reply.

‘That’s a shame,’

said the man, ‘It’s his

birthday!’

The teacher decided to ask

his class a simple maths

question: ‘If I have 12 books in

one hand and nine in the other

hand, what

do I have?’

‘I know,’

shouted

one of his

pupils, ‘Big

hands!’

Adam was admiring Eve’s salad dressing!

I was wondering why the

ball kept getting bigger

and bigger – and then it

hit me!

What do

you call fi ve

rabbits walking

backwards?

A receding

hare line!

Why don’t

dogs make

good dancers?

Because they

have two left

feet!

What starts with

E, ends with E,

and has only

one letter in it?

Envelope

What do you

call a pig that

does karate?

A pork chop!

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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

Cafe;

•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.

February 14-18

Ecclesall Theatre Company

presents The Day After the Fair

Ecclesall Church Halls

A play by Frank Harvey and

produced by Gay Benjamin in

which a love letter written by an

educated Victorian woman on

behalf of her maid sees events

soon spiral out of control.

February 17

Cutlers and Silversmiths of

Hallamshire

Greenhill Library

7pm

An evening with local author and

historian Peter Machan.

February 28 - March 4

Meersbrook Park Church

Operatic Society presents The

Gondoliers

Dronfield Civic Centre

7.30pm

A production of Gilbert and

Sullivan’s The Gondoliers by

Meersbrook Park Church Operatic

Society, directed by Brian Hirst.

Musical director Judy Wallace.

Call 0114 2557634.

March 11

Sheffield Philharmonic

Orchestra Spring Concert

All Saints’ Church, Ecclesall

7.30pm

A concert with music including

Egmont Overture Op. 84 -

Beethoven, Piano Concerto in A

minor - Schumann and Symphony

No. 4 - Schubert with soloist

Alexander Ullman and conductor

Jack Lovell.

March 18

Book Sale

36 Crawshaw Grove, Beauchief

10am-12pm

Good quality second-hand books

for sale in aid of the Alzheimer’s

Society. Donations of good

condition paperbacks welcome

(but not larger books due to

space).

0114 453 4716

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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The pen is mightier than th

Do you know your rights? This

question sounds quite modern.

But it has its place in the Bible

too. In fact, most of the New

Testament is written by a man

who knew his rights and wasn’t afraid to

use them.

St Paul, in chapter 22 of Acts, is facing

a blood-thirsty mob. He is arrested, and

is about to be flogged and interrogated.

But Paul knows his rights – he asks a

Roman Centurion: “Is it legal for you to

flog a Roman citizen who hasn’t even

been found guilty?” Paul knows it’s not

legal, and the Centurion knows it too.

Paul is saved (for the time-being) and

is sent to prison instead, then taken

to Rome. During this time he writes a

number of letters – these are known as

‘the epistles’ and make up most of the

New Testament.

Paul is quite an individual, but his

story is not unique. Christians today face

similar hardship and persecution around

the world. They have rights that need to

be protected, and we have a part to play

in making their voices heard.

We live in a democracy here in the UK

and, whatever your opinion on politics

may be, your signature has more power

than you think! You can sign petitions

and write to your MP, international

ambassadors and people with influence,

asking them to do something. And they

just might listen.

Do you remember Meriam Ibrahim? In

2014, Meriam was pregnant, shackled to

the floor of a cell in Sudan and facing the

death penalty just for being a Christian.

Rightly, this caused global outrage.

Petitions were set up, letters were sent

and huge pressure was placed on

political establishments around the world

– and eventually she was set free!

At the time of writing, there are two

church leaders, one aid worker and a

young student on trial in Sudan facing a

variety of false charges – some incurring

the death penalty; churches in a number

of countries have been threatened not to

Meriam

Ibrahim

who was

pregnant,

shackled

to the floor

of a cell

in Sudan

and facing

the death

penalty

for being a

Christian

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the sword

celebrate Christmas; elsewhere, people

have been killed, lost their jobs, thrown

out of their villages, and lost access to

their children for daring to believe in

Jesus. There is always more to raise

your voice about! I’d urge you to visit the

Open Doors website to find out more:

www.opendoorsuk.org

Zoe Smith, Head of Advocacy at

Open Doors UK & Ireland

PS Do you find this a little bit heavy?

Why not write to lift someone’s heart! We

believe in the power of encouragement

to lighten spirits in the darkest of times.

It’s at the heart of our ministry and you

can get involved too. Visit the website

to find out how: www.opendoorsuk.org/

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Celebrating World Braille Day

January 4, 2017 was World

Braille Day which marks

the birthday of Louis

Braille who created the

tactile reading and writing

system for blind and visuallyimpaired

people. Braille lost his

sight following an accident as a

child and developed the system to

enable blind and visually impaired

people to read and write quickly

and efficiently. It is based on a

series of six dots in pairs on three

rows, which represent alphabet

letters and numbers. The dots are

raised so that blind people can run

their fingers over the top to read

them.

The system is used in public

places and you will have probably

noticed it on signs in buildings, on

buses, on cash points etc as well

as on packing for pharmaceutical

products, food and on chemicals

such as bleach.

It is important to keep Braille

alive as it gives blind people

access to information where

technology might not have

developed yet. Agreements such

as the Marrakesh Treaty will allow

copyright exceptions for published

works to be widely available in

accessible formats ensuring that

written materials are available

across country borders. For

example, this means that schools

in wealthier countries would be

able to send books to poorer

countries.

The Sheffield Royal Society for

the Blind (SRSB) marked the day

by giving an interview on Sheffield

Live along with Alan Thorpe from

Eyecan (an organisation that

offers braille training), and also

by attending a Braille Awareness

Day at Dearne Valley College with

samples and demonstrations of

producing Braille.

SRSB provides opportunity,

support, friendship and services to

blind and partially-sighted people

in Sheffield, helping them to

achieve whatever they wish to do

and whatever they aspire to be.

It supports over 3,600 visually

impaired-people in Sheffield with

a broad range of activities and

services.

In excess of 300 people access

the services within its centre

each week. Its residential home

at Crosspool cares for up to 30

people.

The charity arranges Braille

training classes for both visuallyimpaired

and sighted people

as required. If you do not have

a sight problem, but a member

of your family does, perhaps

learning Braille might help you

to support or communicate with

them. You may be a teacher, or

work in an organisation that wants

to improve its support of people

with sight problems or it could just

be that you are simply interested

in learning Braille. SRSB also

arranges Braille transcription for

other organisations.

Contact SRSB for further

information about this or any of

their other services: www.srsb.org.

ukinfo@srsb.org.uk or call 0114

272 2757.

Jane Peach, Sheffield Royal

Society for the Blind

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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The Vindolanda tablets

are the oldest surviving

handwritten documents

in Britain.They are also

probably the best source

of information about life on the

northern frontier of Roman Britain.

Written on fragments of thin,

post-card-sized wooden leaftablets

with carbon-based ink, the

tablets date to the first and second

centuries AD. Although similar

records on papyrus were known

from elsewhere in the Roman

Empire, wooden tablets with ink

text had not been recovered until

1973, when they were discovered

at the site of a Roman fort in

Vindolanda, northern England.

The documents record official

military matters as well as

personal messages to and from

members of the garrison of

Vindolanda, their families and

their slaves. The texts of over 750

tablets have been transcribed,

translated and published.

Tablets continue to be found at

Vindolanda.

The tablets were the first known

surviving examples of the use of

ink letters in the Roman period.

They are about the size of a

postcard. They are made from

birch, alder and oak that grew

locally, in contrast to stylus tablets,

another type of writing tablet used

in Roman Britain, which were

imported and made from nonnative

wood. Vindolanda fort was

garrisoned before the construction

of Hadrian’s Wall and most of the

tablets are slightly older than the

Wall, which was begun in 122 AD.

One of the tablets confirms that

Roman soldiers wore underpants

(subligaria), and also testifies to

a high degree of literacy in the

Roman army. The best-known

document is perhaps Tablet

291, written around AD100 from

Claudia Severa, the wife of the

commander of a nearby fort, to

Sulpicia Lepidina, inviting her to

a birthday party. The invitation

is one of the earliest known

examples of writing in Latin by a

woman. There are two handwriting

styles in the tablet, with the

majority of the text written in a

professional hand (thought to

be the household scribe) and

with closing greetings personally

added by Claudia Severa herself

(on the lower right hand side of

the tablet).

Wooden tablets have been

found at 20 Roman settlements

in Britain. However, most of these

sites did not yield the type of tablet

found at Vindolanda. A significant

number of ink tablets have been

identified at Carlisle (also on

Hadrian’s Wall). The tablets

are held at the British Museum,

where a selection of them is on

display in its Roman Britain gallery

(Room 49). The tablets featured

in the list of British archaeological

finds selected by experts at the

British Museum for the 2003

BBC programme Our Top Ten

Treasures. Viewers were invited

to vote for their favourite, and the

tablets came top of the poll.

David Manning

The site of the Vindolanda fort

The Vindolanda Tablets

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Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

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We found

the angels!

During Advent

our Christmas

Angels

appeared

in trees, on

railings and doorposts

around the community.

We invited you to

take them home – and

take a selfie to share

with us on Twitter,

Facebook or by email.

We had a great

response and these

are just a few of your

pictures.

The angels of the

nativity brought a

message of great joy

– and we hope our

angels brought joy to

you this Christmas!

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Caligraphy

I’ve loved doing calligraphy

– the art of decorative

handwriting – ever since

someone gave me a

calligraphy set as a child.

Ironically, I’ve got quite

messy handwriting. But to me,

calligraphy doesn’t feel like

writing so much as crafting

out the letter shapes. There’s

something very steadying and

therapeutic about ruling out

guidelines, feeding the pen with

ink, and carefully forming strokes

with the broad pen. It feels like

a cross between an art and a

science – a bit like playing a

musical instrument can be.

When I was a child I

transcribed my favourite prayers

into a journal, and wrote out

a poem for my mum in crude

italic – it still hangs on her wall.

Later, when I started evening

classes in calligraphy as an adult,

I learnt stronger technique - how

to write on a slanting board

or easel; how to make

sure I maintained

a consistent

angle with my

hand; and

the various

hands,

starting

with round

foundational

and

progressing

to italic,

uncial and

copperplate.

But in my

experience

calligraphy really

came alive when

I started learning to be

creative and play with the

presentation of the words on the

page. We used various colours

of gouache paint in place of ink;

gilded large capitals with gold

leaf; and even experimented

with quills (not the easiest

way of writing – I pity

the old clerks). I

loved looking

at the words

I was going

to write out

and allowing

them to

spark ideas

as to how

I might

present

them. So

for a friend

who was a

fan of Lord of

the Rings I wrote

out the poem about

the Rings of Mordor

in a spiral wrapped round a

serpent. For my husband’s 30th

birthday I did a poem by Lord

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Byron about getting old (!) and drew

lightly in pencil behind it a picture of an

old man.

But whether or not any creative ideas

occurred to me, I found that in order to

write like this I had to really slow down,

and almost wallow in the words as I

wrote them out. I especially appreciated

this when I was writing out words from

the Bible – it felt like I was meditating

on what I was writing.

I often think of the monks hundreds

of years ago, painstakingly copying out

the gospels, and how this wasn’t just a

practical task for them but a spiritual act

– their offering to God, through which

they themselves received blessing.

So I think my favourite piece I did

was a picture of Jesus’ face. The words

are taken (nearly all) from the Old

Testament book of Isaiah, which are

taken to be prophecies about Jesus.

As I wrote them out – which took about

nine hours – Jesus’ face literally took

shape before me. It was very moving.

I haven’t done any calligraphy for a

while now, but writing this is inspiring

me to take it up again!

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Services at St Chad’s

Over the past year our services have been held at Abbey Lane

School and in Woodseats Methodist Church. We are really thankful

to the school and to Woodseats Methodist Church for their

hospitality.

We’re now really pleased that our Sunday services are back in our

reshaped church building and would love to welcome you along.

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Sunday Services

The 9am Sunday Services

Sunday Services

● Traditional in style

● Includes Holy Communion, a sermon & hymns

● Includes refreshments afterwards

● Taken from Common Worship: Holy Communion


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communion

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I’m sure that you are

familiar with seeing cars

with fi sh symbols on

the back – they usually

look like an elongated

‘a’. Sometimes you will see

variations on them like a fi sh

with feet and ‘Darwin’ written

across it.

The fi sh symbol (1) isn’t

a sign that the car driver is

a keen angler but that they

wish to identify themselves

as Christians. The sign itself

is very ancient, dating back

to the very fi rst years of the

Christian church when to be

known as a Christian was to

invite discrimination, persecution

and execution – which is the case

today with Christians throughout

the Middle East and Asia.

In the time of the Roman

persecution Christians needed

to know where was a safe place

to pray, and who might be a safe

person to talk to about their faith.

They developed an elaborate

series of signs that to the Romans

were nothing more than graffi ti,

but to Christians promised safety.

The fi sh was the most famous

of these symbols. A fi sh was

chosen partly because

the fi rst disciples were 4

fi shermen, but mostly

because the letters of

the Greek word for fi sh

(ichthus) were also the

fi rst letters of the word for

Jesus Christ, God, Son,

Saviour.

Other signs also played with the

Greek alphabet. The Alpha and

Omega symbol (2) and the Khi

Rho symbol (3) both took Greek

letters and placed one over the

other. Alpha and Omega are the

fi rst and last letters of the Greek

1

2 3

alphabet and symbolised the

timeless and unending nature of

God. Khi and Rho are the fi rst

two letters of Christ (Christos).

Both these motifs can be seen in

St Chad’s on the newly-restored

wooden reredos above the

Communion Table.

Sadly the persecution of

Christians is as terrible – in fact

probably worse – than at any time

in history and with this new wave

of persecution a new sign has

begun to emerge. Christians in

the West, in solidarity with their

suffering brothers and sisters

in Iraq and Syria have

taken the letter ‘N’ from

the Arabic alphabet and

begun using it across

social media (4). For

Christians evicted from

their homes, a letter ‘N’ is

often scrawled on the wall

by the Islamic State fi ghters. It

stands for ‘Nazarene’ after Jesus

of Nazareth. Perhaps one day

these to will fi nd their way into

churches as a reminder of the

terrible cost born by some who

dare to follow Jesus.

Rev Toby Hole

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The Epistles

Whilst in our culture

letter writing might

be dying out a little,

it is a very ancient

and Biblical art.

Twenty-one of the 27 books of the

New Testament are collectively

known as the Epistles. Epistle is

from the Greek word ἐπιστολή,

meaning ‘letter’. These books

of the Bible are the letters of the

early church.

The New Testament Epistles are

written by a number of different

people. St Paul wrote the majority

(13) of them, whilst others were

written by St James, St Peter, St

John, and the author of one is

unknown. Very often letters had

more than one author. They’re

written either to individuals or to

churches. Whilst modern letters

tend to have ‘Dear John Smith’

at the beginning, and ‘Yours

sincerely, Duncan Bell’ at the

end, the culture back then was

to have both the sender’s and

the recipient’s names at the

beginning. So the letters to the

Thessalonians start, ‘Paul, Silas

and Timothy; To the church of the

Thessalonians.’ It seems to me

Ephesus today

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that this makes far more sense

than our own style of letter writing.

I don’t know about you, but when I

get a letter, I look to the end of the

letter to see who wrote it, before

going back to the beginning to

read it. It seems much more

sensible to put the sender’s name

at the beginning!

Whilst many medieval paintings

portray the Biblical authors

poised with quill in hand, writing

away, we know that the authors

of the Epistles usually dictated

to a secretary. Paul sometimes

included a note in his own

handwriting at the end of the

letter. ‘I, Paul, write this greeting in

my own hand.’ (Colossians 4:18a).

In St Paul’s letter to the Romans,

the secretary (or amanuensis)

adds his own greeting: ‘I, Tertius,

who wrote down this letter, greet

you in the Lord.’ (Romans 16:22).

The reasons for writing the

epistles are as many as the

epistles themselves. Sometimes

authors write in response to

questions that the church has

raised. Sometimes they write

because they’ve heard things are

going badly and want to help folks

get back on track. Sometimes

they write because they’ve heard

really good things and want to

encourage people. Sometimes

they write to individuals to help

them keep going in tough

situations. The letters are

as varied as life itself.

If you’ve never read

any of the Epistles, I’d

suggest starting with

the book of Ephesians.

It’ll only take about ten

minutes to read. You

can fi nd it online if you

don’t have a Bible.

Rev Duncan Bell

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Compassion is an

organisation that supports

children and their families

all across the world.

More than 60 years

ago, the Rev Everett Swanson

went to South Korea to minister

to American troops fi ghting in the

Korean war. He became troubled

by the sight of hundreds of war

orphans living on the streets

abandoned by society. One day

he saw piles of rags being

tossed into the back of a

truck. When he looked

closer he found

them to be frozen

bodies of orphans

who had died

overnight on the

streets. Swanson

could not turn his

back on this, and soon

established a unique

programme enabling

individuals in the western world to

provide education, food, clothing

shelter and medical care for each

Korean orphan for a few dollars a

month. Today 12 partner countries

continue to build a diverse network

of caring sponsors around the

world.

For a number of years we

wanted to sponsor a child, but

it just did not seem fi nancially

possible. Then one day it came

to my mind that if I was prepared

to give up a certain commitment

I would free the money that

we could put on sponsorship.

Someone gave a talk at our church

on the work of Compassion at this

time and we knew this was what

we would do.

In 2003 we began to sponsor a

little boy, and we have had regular

letters from him over the years.

He always tells me how he loves

football and wants to play for

Manchester United one day! He

also tells us how he likes to help

his grandad work in the fi elds. We

were sent a lovely picture of his

mother in their home and all the

food they had purchased with a

donation from my husband’s 60th

birthday party.

Our child (we are not allowed to

mention his name) has become

part of our family, and is now a

handsome young man of

15 years and his photo

is on the fi replace

alongside the rest

of the family. He

lives in Mexico

and attends the

Compassion project

near his home. How

he has grown! His

letters and pictures

have been a constant

delight, and he loves to hear

all about our family. A number

of times he has written and said

‘please pray for my mum’ which

we do. Compassion has a vision to

see four million children released

from poverty by the year 2020.

As his face looked out on us

from the fi replace this Christmas,

we thanked God for this young

man and his family who have

touched our own in so many ways.

The child sponsorship

programme is in 26 developing

nations today. The work of

Compassion brings hope, fi nancial

support, education programmes

and the good news of Jesus

to many struggling families

across very poor areas of the

world. Embracing children in

need still remains at the heart of

Compassion’s work, which has

continued over six decades.

Pauline Johnson

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Letters of Hidden Love

Can you guess who wrote the

following fragments from

letters and to whom they were

addressed?

1. Victory, October 19 1805

My dearest Angel... I rejoice to hear that

you are so very good a girl, and love my

dear Lady Hamilton, who most dearly loves

you. Give her a kiss for me... I answer

your letter, my dearest Horatia, to mark

to you that you are ever uppermost in my

thoughts. I shall be sure of your prayers for

my safety, conquest, and speedy return...

Receive, my dearest Horatia, the

affectionate parental blessing of your

Father.

2. When she bolted to Scotland the

writer gave her father a parcel directed

to the addressee containing her keys

and accounts. It also contained her

wedding ring and the letter attached to a

pincushion.

My dear Mrs Ruskin,

...you will fi nd enclosed my marriage

ring which I return by this means to your

son with whom I can never hold further

intercourse or communication...

The Law will let you know what I have

demanded and I put to you and Mr Ruskin

to consider what a very great temporal loss

in every point of view, your son’s conduct

has entailed upon me for these best six

years of my life. My parents have entirely

approved of the steps I have taken and my

mother accompanies me to Scotland.

I remain yours truly

Euphemia C Gray

3. The Athenaeum, July 4, 1904

Darling Chuck; I sends my love; I left the

new nest early this morning & have tried on

my velvet clothes & sword & am going to

see the King tomorrow - SO you may think

of Buckingham Palace about 12 o’clock. I

shall go home very quiet cos I’m building

a nest for zu! I sits in zu’s chair ... & smile

& sinks about my baby, such a silly goosy

faser. Zu’s Faser.

4. Brinkwells, Friday May 17, 1918

My dear Windfl ower; ...It is divine (here)

just now but I fear the fl owers will have

vanished, the primroses will have gone but

the woods are still carpeted with bluebells

- but the heavy rain of three days ago

tried them severely and they looked rather

faded. I have been down the wood and told

them YOU are coming and asked them to

remain for your loved visit. ...but the thing

is to bring yourself and rest; there will be a

full moon and all lovely and nightingales.

Love EE

Answers:

1. From Admiral Horatio Nelson’s last

letter to Horatia Nelson, his lovechild

daughter by Emma Hamilton (said to be

Nelson’s adopted Godchild).

2. From a letter by Euphemia (Effi e)

Gray/Ruskin/Gray/Millais to her motherin-law

Margaret Ruskin (mother of

John Ruskin). Trapped in a loveless,

unconsumated marriage for seven years,

Effi e had escaped to Scotland where

she later married John Millais, the Pre-

Raphaelite painter. They had eight children;

the third daughter, Alice, married Sir

Charles Stuart-Wortley, MP for Sheffi eld.

3. From a letter by Edward Elgar, on

the eve of receiving his knighthood, to

his daughter Carice. Although his wife

(another Alice) kept Carice well hidden

at boarding school or with relatives, she

could not prevent a deep bond of love and

understanding developing between father

and daughter.

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4. Was written from a remote cottage

hideaway in Sussex by Sir Edward Elgar

to his “muse”, Lady Alice Stuart-Wortly (his

Windfl ower). She is “The Soul Enshrined”

in the Violin Concerto and the inspiration

for the 2nd Symphony and the Violin

Sonata. They fi rst met in Sheffi eld in

1902 at the Sheffi eld Music Festival and

remained “friends” to the end of their lives.

Letters like these show that heroes

and heroines of the past were fl awed and

vulnerable, just like us.

But letters are now a rarity and we must

guard well those that we have, for future

generations. For who, in the 22nd Century,

will want to retrieve Trump’s Tweets

or Clinton’s emails from cyber space?

Therefore, before we put down our pens

forever, perhaps we should give some

thought to these lines from the First World

War trenches:

The songs I had are withered

Or vanished clean,

Yet there are bright tracks

Where I have been,

And there grow fl owers

For others’ delight.

Think well, O singer,

Soon comes night.

Ivor Gurney

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My Love Of Letter-Writing

I’ve had a love-affair with

letter writing most of my life.

It began when I was 11 years

old.

My teacher asked the

whole class to open their atlases

at random, close their eyes and

make a small pencil mark on the

page, then write to the Mayor

of the nearest town and ask for

someone there of our own age who

would be happy to be a penfriend.

Before long Martha and I began

our friendship. That was over 60

years ago and we are still writing.

We’re continually finding out about

how similar, and different, life is

on opposite sides of ‘The Pond’ as

well as sharing recipes, favourite

authors and just about anything

and everything (not a good idea to

mention Trump though!).

It’s been fascinating writing to

the two boys whom I’ve sponsored

through World Vision – at first I

knew very little about their country,

Mozambique, but from their letters

I receive I now know much more –

and I hope they’re learning a little

about life in the UK from me, too.

I may never meet Abel and Joao,

but I cherish their messages and

their drawings and it’s wonderful

knowing that, although we’re

thousands of miles apart, we care

about each other.

I’ve also found it very humbling

being involved with Amnesty

International – they welcome

people who are prepared to write

to prisoners, offering support and

comfort. Back in the mid ‘80s, I

couldn’t stop thinking about the

plight of the Beirut hostages so I

wrote to them all, not knowing if

my letters would ever reach them

but, amazingly, I had a wonderful

reply from John McCarthy which

I treasure. I’ve also written to

Archbishop John Sentamu on

several occasions – he always

sends a gracious response

though, regrettably but quite

understandably, he declined our

invitation to write an article for

Impact due to his heavy workload.

Recently I’ve become an avid

supporter of www.change.org, a

website challenging injustice.

Writing letters is a part of being

able to speak out – they say that

“the pen is mightier than the sword”

and that certainly appears to be the

case. It’s very humbling and, when

the outcome is a positive one,

it’s heart-warming knowing that,

in a small way, you have helped

someone. Years ago, my car broke

down on a wet, windy night on the

A38. The lovely AA man who came

to my rescue not only fixed the

problem but followed me for some

distance to make sure I was safe.

I wrote to the AA’s Head Office to

extol the virtues of this unknown

“guardian angel” and later heard

that, as a result, he was awarded a

commendation – so I had returned

the favour and was I “chuffed”!

I may be a dinosaur in this

technological age and I’m aware

that emails and texts are quick

and easy, but they can also be

deleted at the touch of a button and

maybe lost for ever. The response

I have from authors who’ve moved

me, actors whose performances

I’ve admired, programme makers

who’ve inspired me, not to mention

correspondence shared world-wide

with many friends, show they all

genuinely appreciate letters. It’s

proof that letter-writing is something

which brings tangible and lasting

pleasure to writer and recipient

alike as letters can be read, stored

and re-read time and time again.

Let’s hope that we dinosaurs never

become extinct!

Chris Laude

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Services during

February & March 2017

Holy Communion:

Sun 5th Feb 11.00am

Sun 12th Feb 11.00am

Sun 26th 11.00am

Ash Wednesday 1st March 7pm

Sunday 5th March11.00am

Sun 12th March 10.30 am

Sunday 26th March 11.00am

Evensong ( third Sunday):

Sunday 19th February 3pm

Sunday 19th March 3pm

All Welcome

Our Services are based on the

Book of Common Prayer & Refreshments

are served afterwards

View of the Chapel & Tower in Spring

Beauchief Abbey, Beauchief Abbey Lane S8 7BD

Lent Lectures 2017

Led by

Revd Professor John Rogerson

“The Poet Prophets of the

Old Testament”

Wed 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th March 7pm

Wed 5th April 7pm

see website for full details

email info@beauchiefabbey.org.uk

www.beauchiefabbey.org.uk

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a room to hold your

party or meeting?

St Chad’s Church has

two rooms available for

hire at 56 Abbey Lane

Call 0114 274 5086 for details

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The Undiscovered City

If you’re wondering where

to go for a holiday this year,

enjoy the mountains but also

like your creature comforts,

then Innsbruck, the capital

of Austria’s Tyrol province, is

defi nitely for you! With direct

fl ights from Gatwick and fast train

or bus connections from Innsbruck

Airport to the main station, you’ll

soon fi nd yourself in a historical

city with a modern outlook – and

mountain views down

every street!

Even if you’re

travelling in the high

season, you can

book a hotel room

for two in the centre

for £100 or less per

night – with breakfast!

There’s also plenty

of choice for eateries,

whatever your budget,

including the inevitable Golden

Arches (aka McDonalds) and a

Nordsee fi sh and chip shop in the

Maria-Theresien-Strasse – but

bring your own brown sauce!

With its magnifi cent Baroque

architecture, the pedestrianised

Maria-Theresien-Strasse is only

one historical attraction. Others

include the Golden Roof, Imperial

Palace, Court Church, Court

Gardens and, further afi eld,

Ambras Castle. Culture vultures

will also enjoy the Golden Roof

Museum and Tyrolean State

Museum – to name but two. For

other tastes, there’s the Anatomy

Museum...

All these attractions and many

more – such as the Alpine Zoo,

Berg Isel Ski Jump and nearby

Tyrol Panorama – are included

with the Innsbruck Card – only

55 euros for 72 hours each. This

also includes free travel on the

city’s (very connected!) transport

system, cable car trips and

discounts for Tyrolean

evenings and Happy

Fitness mornings!

From mid-July

to the end of

August, there’s the

Innsbruck Festival

of Early Music at

Ambras Castle and

other venues, and

around those dates a varied

repertoire at the State Theatre.

All that might give a clue to the

title of this article. When I booked

our holiday last year, I just saw

Innsbruck as a base for travel to

other places – such as Stams

with its Baroque monastery, or

Jenbach with its steam funicular

railway up to the Achensee. I soon

discovered – particularly on the

tour bus also included with the

Innsbruck Card – that it was a far

more interesting city than I’d ever

imagined.

Stephen Dowson

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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I am presently the minister in

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I was born in Nigeria with a

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later did my postgraduate studies

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course on interfaith at Cambridge.

I have spent a week at the Taize

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taken part in a Papal summit at

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I am author of two books –

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My dream is to be ‘the man God

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Before the Poison

by Peter Robinson

Written as a ‘stand

alone’ book by

the author of the

Inspector Banks

series, which has

recently been televised, I found

this book to be a good read, yet

not as action packed as some of

his other work.

It is the story of a 60-year-old

man, Chris Lowndes, who lived in

California and wrote music scores

for Hollywood fi lms. Heartbroken

over the recent death of his wife,

he decides to move back to his

native Yorkshire and seeks the

seclusion of an 18th century

mansion, Kilnsgate House, which

he buys on impulse after seeing

just a few photographs.

Somehow, what the somewhat

pushy estate agent has omitted to

tell him is that a former resident

of the house, Grace Fox, was

hanged for murder in 1953 for

poisoning her husband. Although

no-one has ever seen ghosts

or apparitions in or around the

house, it remains shrouded and

haunted by its past.

As he becomes more and more

aware of the history of Kilnsgate

House and its past occupants, he

begins to research the life story of

Grace Fox using libraries, church

archives and newspaper records.

Unlike Robinson’s hero Inspector

Banks, Chris Lowndes does

not have access to any police

documentation or researchers, so

his progress is somewhat slow.

Once he begins to gain a sense

of Grace’s past life from her

journals, he realises that she had

a scandalous affair with a young

local lad and suspects that she

was convicted and hanged on

evidence of

loose morals

rather than

those of a

poisoner of

husbands.

He does a

good job of

sifting truth

from scandal

by visiting

people from

London,

Paris and

South Africa

to make

revealing

discoveries

about her

character.

The

writing is very

atmospheric; Robinson himself

was born in Yorkshire, his

descriptions of the wild scenery

and remote landscape are very

convincing. There is also a

chilling blow by blow account

of the hanging of Grace Fox as

she walks with great silence and

dignity to the gallows: purportedly

the second to last woman to

be hanged in England. Tension

builds throughout the story as

Chris composes a sonata to

his late wife, playing on a piano

that belonged to Grace Fox. As

the house creaks and shadows

move it plays on the grief stricken

fancies of Chris Lowndes and

adds to the suspense of the story.

The ending is somewhat

ambiguous, did she or didn’t

she?? I don’t know…. See what

you think if you read the book.

Vicki Harris

St Chad’s Third Age

Book Group

Book Review

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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