2017-06

StChads

Impact June/July 2017

June/July 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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House

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School

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I

read a rather astonishing statistic recently.

Apparently British people now live on average

100 miles away from their birthplace, whereas

25 years ago they only lived, on average, fi ve

miles away. I would like to get to the bottom

of those numbers – do they for instance include the

quite considerable number of people born thousands

of miles away but who have now made Britain their

home? And if so that tells us rather more about

international, rather than internal, migration.

But even so, I presently live 160 miles away from

my birthplace and my wife lives over 400 miles from

where she was born, so I suppose that makes us

fairly typical. But not, I think, typical of people living

in Sheffi eld. I am always struck when meeting

people here how geographically-centred family life

in Sheffi eld is. This says something about the deep

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WOODSEATS • SHEFFIELD

affection that residents feel for the steel city (Sheffi eld has highest

graduate-retention of any university city outside of London) but also, I

think, something about the strong bonds of family life here that keeps

people close to their parents and siblings.

Living in close proximity to family brings with it great blessings as well

as challenges to overcome. A nearby source of convenient babysitting

is a huge advantage to struggling parents, but do the grandparents

sometimes feel taken advantage of? Problems of loneliness amongst

the elderly must be lower when family live so nearby, but do tensions

also increase when parents and children see each other so often? One

of the questions that I pose couples seeking marriage is how they will

carve out their own life together as well as honour their existing families

who may struggle to adjust to the new situation.

Whatever challenges might be faced by living so close to our

nearest and dearest, I suspect that most of us feel happier being in

the neighbourhood than far away and for those who are far away from

children and grandchildren, or who have no close relatives, life can feel

very lonely at times.

At St Chad’s we recognise all the joys and tensions that family – and

no family – brings. Weddings baptisms and thanksgivings

are celebrated for the gifts of God that marriage and

children brings, whilst at the same time we recognise

that for many people the church community provides

an alternative family. In this we follow the example

of Jesus who controversially declared that his

disciples were his true family. This wider defi nition

of family provides its own challenges as we stretch

our love to include people to whom we might not have

a natural affi nity, but it also helps remind us that in

baptism, water is in fact thicker than blood.

Rev Toby Hole, Vicar,

St Chad’s Church, Woodseats

Family Ties

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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tortured, humiliated and beaten by

Prison Guards and fellow prisoners. In

prison violent and dangerous men

observed Yun‟s faith and obedience

to God. They realised that he was not

a criminal, just a committed Christian

and came themselves into a deep and

loving relationship with Jesus.

Miraculous and loving interventions

helped Yun for example jumping over

a ten foot wall; walking through the

open doors of a high security prison

unobserved and walking after his legs

were so severely broken (he was told

he would be crippled for life after this

punishment).

Whatever Yun experienced, God

repeatedly demonstrated his

faithfulness never leaving him or his

family to cope alone. We will

probably never experience this kind of

persecution but this book is testimony

to the incredible power of God and his

Holy Spirit.

Sian Mann

February 27

Wild Designs: Pyrography

Ecclesall Woods Sawmill

11am-2pm

Learn how to create designs in

wood using a pyrograph (heated

needle). Booking is essential.

Call 0114 283 9195.

March 6

Junk Boat Race

Millhouses Park

11am

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CALL IN FOR A CUPPA

At Church House

(56 Abbey Lane)

10am to 12 noon

On the last Saturday of each month.

Bring & Buy (new items)

Handicrafts Home Baking

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“Thank you so much for the work you did in totally renewing my bathroom,

I am so very pleased with the overall result. You were 100% professional,

it was a pleasure to have you working in the house. I have no hesitation of

recommending you to my friends and neighbours.” Stella Stacey, S8

t: 0114 220 3299 or 07908 898 827

e: chrisshephardplumbing@virginmedia.com

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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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What do you call a

man whose car has

been stolen?

Carlos!

What do you call

a woman juggling

three pints of beer?

Beatrix!

What do you call

a woman juggling

three pints of

beer while playing

snooker?

Beatrix Potter!

Alfi e was listening to his

sister practice her singing.

“Sis,” he said, “I wish

you’d sing Christmas

carols.” “That’s nice of

you, Alfi e,” she replied,

“but why?”

“Because then I’d only

have to hear your voice

once a year!” said Alfi e.

What type of sandals do

frogs wear? Open-toad!

“I pronounce you husband and wife –

you may now update your Facebook

status.”

Why

couldn’t

the leopard

play hide

and seek?

Because

he was

always

spotted.

Why are hairdressers

never late for work?

Because they know the short cuts!

Six-year-old Susie

complained to her

mum, “I’ve got a

stomach ache.” “That’s

because it’s empty,”

she replied. “You’d

feel better if you had

something in it.”

That afternoon, her

dad came home

complaining he had

a headache all day.

Susie perked up,

“That’s because it’s

empty,” she said.

“You’d feel better if

you had something

in it.”

Fun and Laughs

Anderson Tree Services

Bill Anderson

131 Holmhirst Road

Sheffield S8 0GW

Telephone: 0114 274 9101

Email: thujopsis@aol.com 274 5061

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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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.

June 4

Pentecost Street Party

Sheffield Cathedral

3-5pm

Local choirs and bands, circus

performers and lots of activities

for all the family as Sheffield

Cathedral celebrates Pentecost

2017.

June 4

Thy Kingdom Come Beacon

Event

Sheffield Cathedral

5.30-7pm

Churches, families, friends and

neighbours from across Sheffield

will be gathering together to

worship and to pray. The Beacon

Event is one of ten happening in

cathedrals across the UK and is

part of the wider Thy Kingdom

Come global prayer movement,

inviting Christians around the

world to pray between Ascension

and Pentecost.

June 10

Music For a Summer Evening

St Mark’s Church, Broomhill

A concert performed by Sheffield

Bach Choir.

June 11 and 25

Abbeydale Miniature Railway

Abbeydale Road South

1-5pm

The regular open days at Abbeydale

Miniature Railway.

June 12

Mary Queen of Scots

Bishops House

7.30pm

An illustrated talk by David

Templeman on Mary Queen of Scots

– from Sheffield to Fotheringhay –

the Final Journey 1584-7.

June 17

Violin Concertos By Candlelight

Sheffield Cathedral

7.30pm

The London Concertante will

perform Violin Concertos by

Candlelight.

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

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

Lowedges. Meet at the Community

Wing, Lowedges Junior School.

Call 0114 203 9337.

National CROWN Council GREEN for BOWLING: Divorced,

Single Now and is the Widowed time to try this

Tuesdays fascinating 8-11pm game. The De La

Norton Salle Country club is looking Club for new

members and is offering fwo

Club offering friendship and social

free sessions. You can borrow

activities.

the bowls. Just turn up,with

Call flat shoes, Magdalen at 6.30pm on 0114 any

2394326. Monday evening or 10.30am

any Thursday. You will be very

January welcome.The 30 - February club is located 5 next

AEGON door to British Beauchief Tennis Hall, Tour off Abbey

Graves Lane.For Tennis more and information Leisure Centre phone

World Alan ranked Haigh on players 0114 230 compete 3474

alongside local Sheffield players.

June Call 18 0114 283 9900.

Nether Edge Farmers’ Market

February Stalls, entertainment 5 and various

Book activities Sale held in the streets around

36 the Crawshaw old Nether Grove, Edge Market Beauchief Place.

10am-12pm

Good June quality 24 second-hand books

for

Book

sale

Sale

in aid of the Alzheimer‟s

Society.

36 Crawshaw

Donations

Grove,

of paperback

Beauchief

10am-12pm

novels or biographies in good

Second-hand books for sale in

condition are welcome (but not

aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

larger

Donations

books

of

due

good

to space

condition

limitations). paperback novels or biographies

are welcome.

February 5

Free July Environmental 1

Activities

Millhouses Music Makers Park and Dreamers of

10.30am-12.30pm

Dreams

Obstacle St Andrew’s, course Psalter and Lane, stream

dipping 7.30pmactivities for 8 - 13 year

olds.

Call 0114 263 4335.

Call 0114 230 8842.

February 12

Free Environmental Activities

Millhouses Escafeld Chorale Park presents a concert

1.30-3.30pm

of music by Elgar and Vaughan

Nature Williams quiz with trail, Keren stream Hadas dipping

and (soprano) bug hunting and George activities Parsons for 8 - 13

year

(keyboard).

olds.

Call 0114 263 4335.

July 5

Castles in Yorkshire

February Bishops House 12

Free 7.30pm Environmental Activities

Ecclesall A talk by John Woods Pilkington Sawmill on Castles

10.30am-12.30pm

in Yorkshire, Defending God’s Own

Nature County quiz since trail, 1066. stream dipping

and bug hunting activities for 8 - 13

year

July

olds.

9 and 23

Abbeydale Miniature Railway

Call 0114 235 6348.

Abbeydale Road South

1-5pm

February The regular 20 open days at Abbeydale

Why Miniature Not Railway Try A Bike including, on July

Greenhil 9, visiting Park locos and a free exhibition.

10am-2pm

Rediscover July 12-15 your cycling skills in

Greenhill All Shook Park. Up The The Musical rangers will

provide Montgomery a bike, Theatre helmet and

7.30pm and Sat matinee at 2.30pm

instruction. Meet at the Bowls

Woodseats Musical Theatre

Pavilion,

Company

Greenhill

presents All

Park.

Shook Up The

Booking Musical. is essential.

Call 0114 283 9195.

Beauchief Abbey Abbey holds holds a variety a

of variety services of services. and anyone For is more

welcome information to attend. see page For 9. more

details see the Abbey notice

board.

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Open bible, open hearts.

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Tracing My Family Tree

I

can’t tell you exactly when I

started looking at my family

history but I can warn you

that it is very hard to stop once

you have started.

Sadly, most of my grandparents

and older relatives had died by the

time that I began to think it might

be a good idea to find out more

about my ancestors, so I had to find

information out from other sources.

Happily, my uncle had kept my

grandma’s birthday book as well as

the family bible so that gave me a

starting place.

I’ve found out information from

various sources: I’ve used the

ancestry website which is free at

local libraries; looked at microfiche

records at Sheffield archives; visited

tiny churches to look at photocopies

of their parish records; looked at

lots of sources online and used that

time-old idea of actually talking to

people about what they know! I am

still finding out new information all

the time as more resources become

available or I find a different route to

take to get an answer.

Taking out a subscription to the

British Media Archive was really

helpful in building up a picture of

what my ancestors were like which

is just as important to me as being

able to go back another generation

just by finding out names. I found

out that my great grandad had been

a bell ringer at his local church, and

that a great uncle was a rather good

cricketer, maybe that is where I get

my love of the game from?

One of the best things that

happened to me whilst hunting

was being sent a photo of my

great great grandfather in his army

uniform. It is the only photo of him

that we know of. I was very kindly

sent it by the curator of the Army

Physical Training Corps museum.

I had found out from the 1891

census that he was a second class

instructor of gymnastics in the army

and had contacted the museum to

see if they had his army records.

They told me that his records would

have been held by the unit that he

had transferred over from and so

I thought this line of enquiry was

at an end. However, I received an

email a couple of days later from

the curator who had gone through

the records and mementos that they

had to search for any information

he could find, and was emailing to

tell me that he had actually found

a photo of my ancestor. It was in

an album that had originally been

presented to the Assistant Instructor

of Gymnasia at Aldershot on

July 31, 1888 and had later been

gifted back to go on display at the

museum. He made a copy for me

so now I know not just what my

great great grandfather did but also

what he looked like.

Tracing my family history has

been very rewarding. Why don’t you

give it a go? But be warned, once

you started you might not be able

to stop!

Kath 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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Do you remember

the family

gathering round

the piano for

a sing-song at

Christmas or birthdays?

Those days may be

long gone but we try to

recapture something of

that atmosphere at the Singing

Fellowship held at Woodseats

Methodist Church on the first

Tuesday of every month except

August, from 2pm to 3pm.

This is not a choir, just a

friendly group of folk who enjoy

singing with others. Like those

family get-togethers, we sing a

mixture of folk songs, songs from

the shows, other popular songs,

and also some well-loved hymns.

We usually have a theme,

and the theme for June will be

Friends and Family. Among the

songs we shall sing on Tuesday

June 6 will be ‘Consider yourself

at home’, while the hymns will

include ‘Dear Lord and Father of

mankind’. The theme when we

meet on Tuesday July 4 will be

Travel.

There is no commitment to

regular attendance – just drop

in when you feel like a sing.

It will raise your spirits! Bring

your friends – all are welcome.

We hope to see you there and

welcome you to our singing

family.

Pamela Grayson

Family Songs

email info@beauchiefabbey.org.uk

June & July 2017

(Sunday Services are based on the

book of common prayer and

refreshments are served afterwards).

Holy Communion Services at 11am

4th June (Whit Sunday)

11th & 25th June 2017

2nd, 9th,23rd July 2017

30th July Mattins with Holy Communion

Evensong Services at 3pm :

18th June & 16th July 2017

View of Beauchief Abbey Chapel

Beauchief Abbey Lane, S8 7BD

On Saturday

3rd June 2017

2 - 4pm

The Abbey

will be open

for Quiet

Prayer &

reflection

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A relaxed and friendly place for a chat

Coffee morning for anyone over 50

Tuesdays 10.15 Tuesdays -11.15am, 10.15 starting -11.15am

25th April 2017

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

No table games, no speakers,

just a good cuppa and a natter!

WOODSEATS • SHEFFIELD

For more information, contact the church office on 274 5086

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Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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The next Bishop of

Sheffield, the Very Rev

Dr Pete Wilcox, has said

he is thrilled to be coming

to the city.

Dr Wilcox, 55, is currently the

Dean of Liverpool Cathedral, a

role he has held since 2012.

He has been ordained for over

25 years and trained at Ridley

Hall in Cambridge after studying

modern history at Durham

University.

Dr Wilcox has served in

Teesside, Gateshead and Walsall

and was Canon Chancellor

at Lichfield Cathedral, a post

which involved oversight of the

cathedral’s work in education and

outreach.

The Bishop of Doncaster,

the Rt Rev Peter Burrows,

commented: “I know that Pete

has a real sense of calling to

the diocese and brings with him

strong leadership and a range of

skills that will help us continue

in our outreach to the wider

communities of South Yorkshire

and East Riding. I look forward

to working with Pete and

welcoming him to the diocese in

due course.”

Dr Wilcox is married to novelist

Catherine Fox and they have two

adult sons.

Speaking about his

appointment, he said: “I feel

called by God to this role and am

therefore thrilled to be coming to

the Diocese of Sheffield. There

will be much for me to learn, but I

am excited about the work which

is already underway to share the

good news about Jesus, and to

work for the justice and peace

which the kingdom of God will

bring.”

The Archbishop of York, Dr

John Sentamu, commented:“The

nomination of The Very Rev Dr

Pete Wilcox, Dean of Liverpool,

as the eighth Bishop of Sheffield

will take the diocese forward

in its evangelistic and mission

opportunities for the peoples

of the diocese of Sheffield. He

is a gifted and renowned Bible

teacher, pastor and enthusiastic

evangelist. He will lead the

Diocese of Sheffield in the way of

Christ with insight and oversight

with a readiness to change,

challenge and be challenged.

His love of Jesus and His

Gospel, His Church, the

Body of Christ and the

diverse peoples of God’s

world will make him a

Bishop who will work in

partnership with all.

Dr Wilcox will be

consecrated in York

Minster on June 22.

Sheffield’s New Bishop

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Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

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Old-Fashioned Family H

My earliest memories of

seaside holidays are of

Bridlington in the 1940s

when I was about

seven years old.

I remember building sand

castles – or rather, my dad doing

the building and me fi lling the moat

from a red tin bucket. I had a blue

nylon elasticated bathing costume

which, when you went into the sea,

used to fi ll with water so you felt like

a wobbly jelly when you came out

and had to pull the leg away to let

the water out.

I remember three steam boats

– Yorkshireman, Bridlington

Queen, which was my favourite,

and Yorkshire Belle, on which I

remember being stuck for four hours

on a sand bank and almost everybody

being sea sick.

My most vivid memory is of the

landlady of the boarding house. She

was called Miss Perkins and had grey

hair in steel curlers under a grey hairnet.

She wore a wrap-round overall and

black lace-up shoes. And she was very

strict. In those days, food was rationed

so ration books had to be taken on

holiday and handed to the guest house

proprietor. Miss Perkins took your ration

book off you before you were allowed

over the threshold, let alone your room.

No wet or sandy shoes were allowed

upstairs and there was no running

water in the bedroom – you left a big

jug outside your door at night and

somebody fi lled it with hot water about

7.30am. Breakfast was at 8.30am sharp

and consisted of a skinny sausage

about half an inch thick, a teaspoonful

of “scrambled egg” (eggs were rationed

PHOTO: HISTORIC IMAGES - LANCASHIRE

to one per person per week) which had

probably been mixed with potato, half

a slice of fried bread cut very thin and

a tiny piece of crozzled bacon, so thin

it must have been see-through before

it was fried. Tea was also rationed so it

was what my dad called “fortnight tea”

– too weak. Rooms had to be vacated

by 10am each morning and you weren’t

allowed back until tea-time. Tea was two

slices of bread with butter put on and

then scraped back off again with the

back of a knife, and a teaspoon of jam

on a dish to be shared by everyone at

the table. There was no ice-cream, rock

or candy fl oss as all the ingredients were

rationed. And yet, in spite of all this, I

remember holidays as being very happy

times and we always went back to the

same boarding house – perhaps it was a

case of better the devil you know …..!

I also remember spending a weekend

in Blackpool around 1951, or 52, to see

the illuminations. This is something I will

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Holidays

never forget. All my favourite

story-book characters –

Snow White, Cinderella

and Bambi – came to life

and danced before my very

eyes. They went on for miles

and you could travel the

whole length of them on an

illuminated tramcar and the

lights looked even better

in the rain, the trams were

great galleons of light sailing

down a street of refl ected

colour. Yes, Blackpool was

truly unforgettable.

People nowadays think

of the 1950s as sad, dark

and dreary but they were

quite the opposite. Gardens

were bright with fl owers, women and girls

wore pretty fl owered dresses or circular

skirts with puff-sleeved blouses, while

men and boys wore Fairisle pullovers

and everyone wore a hat and ladies

wore gloves. Everywhere there seemed

to be renewal, happiness and, most of

all, a sense of peace after the long war.

Families were together again and able to

enjoy the simple pleasures of life again.

And this is just what we did.

Here is an old-fashioned prayer from an

old-fashioned prayer book:

O God our Father

We would thank thee for all the bright

things of life,

Help us to see them, and to count them,

and to remember them,

That our lives may fl ow in ceaseless

praise

Amen

Rev John Henry Jowett (1846-1923)

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Poverty .... Could It Be

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It is a widely-held

view that families

who are living in

poverty can have their

circumstances changed

by supplying them with more

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will make helping them much harder.

When working with the Besom

we often come across families who

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Imagine a family where both parents

are struggling with mental illness and

so are unable to work. They are entitled

to the basic state benefi ts but are still

struggling in other ways. Imagine that

for whatever reason they have no

support from their family. This might be

because they received poor parenting

themselves and have no idea how to

maintain family relationships or maybe

a difference to families living in poverty

their parents rejected them because of

their illness, drug use or maybe they

were diffi cult as teenagers. Whatever

the reason they have no one to turn to

for help – no family and no friends to

support them in times of need. Imagine

that when they were younger, because of

peer pressure, a poor upbringing or their

mental health condition they had turned

to drugs to help them through the pain

of their situation. Imagine that because

of this they are labelled as ‘no hopers’

by society, perhaps they self-identify as

‘useless’ and a ‘drain on society’. This

family will have no basis whatsoever for

making good decisions about life and

their future. For this family receiving

more money will not transform their

situation. Sadly there are many, many

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About Us?

families for whom this type of situation

is very much a reality and it takes many

Multi-Agency Support Teams working

together to make even a small difference

to their lives.

Imagine that you were brought up

by loving parents, because of this you

have strong family bonds and many

friends who will help you out when

necessary or offer you support in other

ways when it is needed, that you were

encouraged, but not pressured, to do

well at school and go to university and

consequently have a good job that

brings in a regular, adequate income

and that you were given a strong identity

by your parents – you are safe and

secure in the knowledge of who you

are, about where you came from and

have a good platform for making wellinformed

decisions about yours, and

your children’s future. For many people

living on the margins, through little fault

of their own, this is not their reality, quite

the opposite.

So what are we to do? If we are to

tackle this issue at all then we need

to begin by building relationships with

those in our community and city who

are struggling. By building relationships

we begin to put ourselves in someone

else’s shoes and see the issues from

their point of view. This is a journey that

we must take together. We may well fi nd

that in the process our needs are the

same as theirs and we are changed as

much as them.

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Services at St Chad’s

Sunday Services

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Weekday

Weekday

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Services

Weekday Services

Weekday Services

Morning Prayers

Morning Prayers

Morning Prayers

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayers

Evening Prayers

Evening Prayers

Monday to Thursday at 9am

Monday to Thursday at 9am

Monday to Thursday at 9am

• Monday to Thursday at 9am - a half-hour service

of prayer and Bible readings in church

Monday to Thursday at 5pm

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Sunday, February 13 at 7.30pm

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There are 18.6 million

families in the UK. Some

of these families will be

in a season of great joy

and happiness – relishing

in the highs of life. But inevitably

there will be others who are in the

midst of great turmoil or sorrow

and desperately in need of comfort

and support.

Almost 30 years ago Rob

Parsons, OBE had the vision to

begin an organisation that would

not only help families in the hard

times, but also help them to put

down strong roots in the good

times – so that they could weather

the storms of life if and when

they come. And so in

1988 Care for the

Family was founded.

Working

throughout the UK,

Care for the Family

provides support

for families through

events, resources,

courses, training and

volunteer networks.

Here’s a little information

about their three main areas of

support for family life: parenting,

marriage and bereavement.

Parenting…

Every parent would agree that

raising children can be a physical

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that’s why mums and dads need

all the support they can get – not

only to help them through the

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parent, but also to keep their

own relationship strong. Care

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and help for new parents, stepparents,

single parents, those

parenting children with additional

needs, those adopting or fostering

– and those facing the normal

challenges of ‘everyday’ parenting.

This support is available through

helpful articles, befrienders, family

activity holidays, books and DVD

courses for use at home or in the

community.

Marriage…

Care for the Family’s marriage

support covers the whole

spectrum of married life. Starting

right at the very beginning with

marriage preparation for engaged

couples, their vision is to continue

supporting couples through every

season – whether they’ve been

married for a few days

or many years. The

organisation’s most

recent resource, The

Marriage Sessions,

is a four-part DVD

based resource

that explores how

couples can build a

fantastic relationship,

and really enrich their

marriages.

Bereavement…

Coping with the pain and

heartache of a close bereavement

is always difficult – not least when

it’s accompanied by a sense of

loneliness and a feeling that no

one understands. Care for the

Family wants to help those who

are living with loss to discover

hope for the future, and the

strength to rebuild their lives

and the lives of their families. In

particular they offer support for

bereaved parents and those who

have been widowed young.

To find out more visit www.

careforthefamily.org.uk. Because

family life matters!

Care for the Family

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Now is the time to ‘Have A Go’ ready

for our Growing, Making and Baking

Show on September 16. You don’t need

to have done it before, it’s great fun!

The aim of the “Have a Go” show is

to display the work and talents of

the local community. Everyone is

encouraged to enter even if this is

your first year of growing, making

and baking, especially if you have

never entered a show before.

Judging and awarding of certificates

are to add a bit of fun to the event

and reward efforts.

SCHEDULE

Vegetable Section

1 Three white potatoes

2 Three coloured potatoes

3 Three onions

4 Three carrots

5 Two leeks

6 Six tomatoes

7 Six runner beans

8 Three mixed veg – not

otherwise in schedule

9 Three bulbs garlic

10 Three beetroot globes

11 One green cabbage

12 Three courgettes (15-20cms in

length)

13 One cucumber

14 Heaviest Veg

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You Have A Go?

Have A Go Growing, Making

& Baking Show 2017

September 16, St Chad’s Church

Listed below is the schedule

which is also available on our

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Go on....Have A Go!

Fruit Section

15 Ten soft fruit on a plate (blackberries,

raspberries, blackcurrants,

gooseberries)

16 Five fruit on a plate – not otherwise

in schedule

Floral Art Section

17 Vase of three dahlias

18 One chrysanthemum - spray

19 Three gladioli – any variety

20 A single rose

21 Miniature fl oral arrangement (must

not exceed 15cm overall)

22 Floral arrangement (must not exceed

60cm overall)

23 One vase mixed garden fl owers

Preserves and Baking Section

24 1lb jar fruit jam

25 1lb jar lemon curd

26 1lb jar chutney

27 Victoria Sandwich 7 inch (6oz self

raising fl our; 6oz Caster sugar;

6oz butter; Vanilla Essence; 3 eggs;

raspberry jam; dusting of caster

sugar)

28 Four sweet biscuits/cookies one

variety

29 Four pieces of traybake

30 Three fruit scones

31 Six savoury biscuits or straws, one

variety

Handicrafts Section

32 Jewellery, one piece

33 One embroidery

34. One item knitted or crocheted

35 One item sewn

Art

36 Single photograph – theme

‘Outdoors’

37 Single hand produced picture

(pencil, pastel, oil, charcoal or water

colour)

Children’s Section (Age ranges: under

5, 6-8 years, 9-11 years)

38 Animal made out of fruit and/or

vegetables

39 Picture, paint or crayon.

40 Decorated gingerbread person (plain

biscuit may be purchased).

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Where’s

That From?

A skeleton in the cupboard

Meaning – something which a family, or

an individual, makes every effort to keep

secret because, to reveal it, could have farreaching

and disatrous results.

Derived from - 18th century writings such

as the Gothic novels of Edgar Allen Poe,

whose plots often used corpses hidden

in houses. William Makepeace Thackery,

another popular Victorian author, also

referred to “a skeleton in every house” as

evidence of fictional murder. In 1832, the

Anatomy Act declared the use of corpses

for medical research legal – prior to that

there was a theory that doctors, with

the help of ‘body snatchers’, carried out

research illegally and concealed corpses

in cupboards. Whether or not this was

fact or fiction is unclear, but certainly there

have been many instances of the grisly

discovery of the skeletons of criminals and

unwanted children walled up in houses in

the past. Americans use the word “closet”

instead of “cupboard” and an interesting

modern interpretation of the phrase came

into being in the 1960s. Gay people

talked of “coming out of the closet”, which

became shortened to “coming out”, when

they no longer decided to keep personal

information a closely guarded secret.

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The well-known story of the

Proigal Son would have

been deeply shocking to

the people Jesus told it to.

A young man asks

his father for his share of the

inheritance: in a society that paid

the utmost respect to fathers,

this was like saying - “Dad, I wish

you were dead; all I want is your

money”. Scandalous!

But astonishingly the father

hands over the cash, and the

young man sets off for the bright

lights, quickly running through his

money with wild living.

Soon he’s broke. Then the local

economy goes into recession, and

the only job he can get is looking

after pigs. For Jesus’ listeners,

pigs were unclean and to be

avoided – but there’s worse: he’s

so hungry, the pigs’ food starts to

look tasty.

This is rock bottom, and

suddenly the penny drops: back

home, his father’s hired hands

are far better off – so maybe he

can make a deal. He plans to go

home, cap in hand, and say, “Dad,

I know I’ve blown it as your son –

but could you maybe take me on

as a servant?”.

Off he goes; but before he gets

anywhere near home, his father

sees him coming. Society then

would have said “Forget your son;

he’s dead to you now”. Instead,

he’s been watching and waiting

every day for some sign of his

son’s return. And now, throwing

dignity to the wind, he hikes up his

robes and runs to meet him with

a hug.

Another shock for Jesus’

hearers – Jewish dads didn’t

behave like that!

Paying no attention to his son’s

attempt to make a deal, the father

hustles him into the house, calling

for the best robe, a ring, and

sandals for his son.

The robe was a long garment,

often worn by kings and priests;

it demonstrates dignity and social

position – certainly not the clothes

of a hired servant!

The ring, probably a signet

ring, showed that the wearer was

someone important, part of the

family.

And sandals? When people of

Jesus’ society were taken captive

or sold into slavery, they went

barefoot; having his sandals back

told the son he was home free.

Now, says the father, let’s have

the mother of all parties!

Jesus told this story to say – this

is what God, my father, is like.

This is how he welcomes anyone

who turns back to him, no matter

how they’ve behaved.

Check out the story for yourself:

it’s in Luke’s gospel, chapter 15.

Ken Goodier

The Prodigal Son

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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Hatching,

A

few weeks ago I met a vicar

from Pontefract. Whenever

vicars meet for the fi rst time

the conversation quickly turns

to how hard they work (think

of the Three Yorkshireman sketch,

only with dog collars) and how many

baptisms, weddings and funerals they

do each year. In this particular case I

was outmatched considerably. In 11

years of ministry I have taken just over

100 funerals – a mere nine each year.

This vicar had taken about 5,000 over 25

years – 200 a year! We didn’t get on to

compare baptisms and weddings.

There was a time when my new friend

from Pontefract’s experience would

have been typical. The average Church

of England parish priest would expect

to do a clutch of funerals each week,

baptise every baby born in his parish

and spend every Saturday between April

and October conducting weddings. In

some parts of the north of England this

remains true, but particularly in urban

areas and in the south east this is no

longer the case. My 11 years of ministry

have been spent in inner-city London

and Sheffi eld, hence a fewer number of

these services.

These services (jokingly referred to

as hatching, matching and dispatching)

have since time immemorial been the

public means of acknowledging the

signifi cant milestones in a human life.

For many they would perhaps be one

of the few occasions that they would

come to church, but nonetheless would

feel the need to mark the events of birth,

marriage and death in this way. I once

chatted with a policeman who told me

that he hated coming to church. “I’ve

only been twice. The fi rst time I got

M

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Matching & Dispatching

soaked with water and the second time

I made the mistake of getting married.”

I told him that the third occasion

wasn’t likely to be any happier.

So what has changed?

The reasons are too

complex to explain in

full. There has been

a significant change,

particularly amongst

the under 40s, in the

culture’s identification with

Christianity. This obviously

has a big impact on

baptisms and weddings, the

majority of which are youngerlife

events. At the same

time churches now face

competition as wedding

venues from a host of

other alternatives, most

of which are much more

expensive but are able

to provide an all-in-one

package (venue, reception

etc.) beyond your average

Norman church. Likewise, in

funerals, the parish priest is no

longer the automatic go-to

person to mark the death

of a loved one, with a

variety of secular funeral

celebrants now providing

a bespoke service.

So, the question might

be asked, if you are not a

regular church-goer, why

consider a church baptism,

wedding and funeral at all?

And will you be welcomed if you

do want one?

The answer, I think, lies in how

materialist your worldview is. If you hold

a view that human life and love really is

no more than a chance configuration of

chemical elements then it makes

no sense to hold a church

service. But if you believe,

or even sense, that the

birth of your baby, the love

you feel towards your

life-partner, or the grief

that you feel at the death

of a loved one reveals

something more spiritual,

more transcendent, then

the church is there to help

you navigate your way through

these new, and profound,

changes in your life. In

the case of the birth of a

baby this may not mean

baptism, with its strong

commitment to the

Christian faith – it may

be appropriate to hold a

thanksgiving service in

church where the baby is

prayed for and blessed.

As to the welcome you

would receive, as the parish

church of Woodseats and

Beauchief we take very

strongly our responsibility

to care, and pray for,

all who live in our

community. You may

never have been to

church in your life, but if

you feel that at this crucial

time of life you would like

to celebrate, or grieve, in

a place made special through

faith and prayer then do please let us

know.

Rev Toby Hole

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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“There is no

doubt that it

is around the

family and the

home that all the

greatest virtues

are created,

strengthened

and maintained”

Winston S

Churchill


You don’t

choose

your family.

They are

God’s gift

to you, as

you are to

them”

Desmond

Tutu

A dog reflects

the family life.

Whoever saw a

frisky dog in a

gloomy family,

or a sad dog in

a happy one?”

Arthur Conan

Doyle

They said it...

““The way

you help

heal the

world is you

start with

your family”

Mother

Teresa

“ “ “

A happy

family

is but

an early

heaven”

George

Bernard

Shaw

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Are you in God’s Family?

Is God interested in families?

Well, actually he invented

them! In the Psalms we’re

told ‘God sets the solitary

in families’. After the world

went ‘pear-shaped’ God spoke to

a family. The husband who was a

wealthy man living in modern-day

Iraq was told to leave his country

and promised that ‘through him

all families on the earth would be

blessed’. That man was Abraham.

The rest of the Bible traces out

how from this one family God’s

blessing has impacted the world.

A little bit of history

first. From

Abraham came

Isaac and

Jacob who

had 12

sons.

These

became

12 tribes

and then

over

time the

nation of

Israel. The

famous King

David was

a descendant.

Move on 1,000

years; the line has not

died out. A teenager in Nazareth

gives birth to a boy. Do you

remember the carol? ‘To you in

David’s town this day, is born, of

David’s line, A Saviour, who is

Christ the Lord…’ The promised

Messiah, descended from

Abraham, brings an even greater

blessing.

God wanted from all eternity to

share the wonder of his kingdom

with people. At first he chose a

nation to be his special ‘family’

but with the coming of Jesus,

he extended the invitation to

everybody – the beautiful, the

unattractive, the influential, the

marginalised, the moral, the

immoral, people of all races,

religions and cultures. So how

do we become members of this

world-wide family? The New

Testament has one particular

illustration to help us understand

it: adoption.

The dictionary says, ‘Adoption

is the act of leaving one’s natural

family and entering into the

privileges and responsibilities

of another’. Some children

put up for adoption

today may come

from situations of

neglect, abuse or

are simply just

not wanted.

When a family

chooses to

adopt, they

are offering

unconditional

acceptance

and love to the

child and legally

that child has

all the rights and

privileges of its new

family.

Just so with God’s family. None

of us are born children of God,

but through Jesus’ death on the

cross, he invites us to become

a member of his royal family.

God unconditionally accepts us,

making us his own children by

promising to be our Heavenly

Father and never throwing us out.

Whatever our background, we

can become sons and daughters

of the living God. No one is ever

turned away. Now that’s a kind of

family worth belonging to!

Jeremy Thornton

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Prayers for the Stolen

by Jennifer Clement

This book is about a

group of girls who are

friends, and their lives,

but predominantly about

Ladydi (more about the

name later). They live in Mexico

in the wild desert

mountain area. They

have little by today’s

standards and

have the threat of

scorpions, snakes

and ants. But most

terrifying is the

threat of the drug

traffi ckers and

cartel gangs.

The girls are

made to look like

boys with short

hair, dirty faces

and drab clothes

by their mothers.

Ladydi’s

mum named

her after Princess Diana whom

she idolised. The TV signal

aided by a satellite seems

to be fi ne but not for mobile

phones! So she watches a lot of

history documentories, nature

programmes and chat shows.

The heat is intense so most

homes have a fridge and when it

becomes unbareable they sit in

front of it with the door open!

Because of the threat of the

cartel gangs every family with

girls digs holes in the ground big

enough to hide them so they’re

safe; if not, when they reach a

ceratin age they are “stolen” by

the gang.

The book progresses steadily

following Ladydi

and her friends

through school but

it is short lived. The

men have to seek

jobs elsewhere

and seemingly

forget about their

families back on the

mountains.

The book is

compelling and, as

the author states, it

is a work of fi ction

based on fact.

There are some

truly lovely moments,

caring, tender and

compassionate amidst

tangled lives, alongside some

horrifi c parts. I would not take

this book on holiday, but I needed

to fi nish the story to see what

happened to the friends. It is a

book still worth reading.

Chris Carr St Chad’s 3rd Age

Book group

Book Review

PRAYER

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Registers 2016

Thanksgiving

April

30 Imogen Lily Homer

Baptisms

March

12 Elizabeth May Jordan

Jack Thomas Jordan

Isabella May Taylor

April

23 Louis Mattine Sabzevari

Lavender Mabel Craddock

30 Elizabeth Mary Dowson

Liam Owen Reynolds

Estere Dzelme

Natasha Grace Goodwin

Wedding

April

29 Gareth Peter Hawley &

Niamh Clare Lehane

Funerals

March

16 Barbara Hall (88)

29 Janet Marcon (70)

April

10 Andrea Dorothy Cummings (53)

12 Pauline Ashwood (79)

For Weddings

and Funerals

You don’t have to be a churchgoer

to have a wedding in church or

be ‘religious’ to have a dignifi ed and

meaningful funeral service at St Chad’s.

If you live in the Woodseats or

Beauchief area, St Chad’s would be

delighted to help you, whether it is

planning the Big Day or saying goodbye

to a loved one.

For weddings please contact St Chad’s

church offi ce. For funerals please tell

your funeral director that you would like

to have a church service.

• If you have had a new

baby and would like to

celebrate that baby’s birth

with a service in church

then please come to one

of our thanksgiving and

baptism mornings at St

Chad’s.

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

The morning will explain the

difference between the two

services and give parents

an opportunity to ask any

questions.

Please call the church offi ce

on 0114 274 5086 if you are

interested in attending.

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