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StChads

Impact October/November 2017

October/November 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.

Here’s where to find us:

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Here’s a thought experiment for you. You are walking

down Fargate and someone you know a bit, but not

very well, gives you a photograph. “It’s a picture of

a really evil man,” they say. “Someone gave me this

photograph and told me that he tortures puppies.

Please make a photocopy and give it out to as many people as

you know.” Horrifi ed though you probably are by the thought of

someone torturing puppies, I suspect that you wouldn’t rush to

the nearest library and make 100 copies – not least because of

the expense and effort involved, but also you would want to be

certain of the allegations.

Gossip, rumour and fake news have always been with us.

The Israelites in the wilderness were specialists at grumbling

and spreading false news, whether it be Moses’ death on top

of a mountain or terrifying giants in the promised land. St Paul

warned about the dangers of it in church life. However, since the global

spread of social media, “fake news” has grown in power to the point where

it can apparently set up and bring down governments. We don’t have to

distribute fl iers, we don’t even have to whisper it to a friend over coffee.

We just click share or RT.

But here’s the thing. Fake news is quite easy to spot and stop if we’re

happy to pause before hitting the share button. So here is a real life

example, one that you may have seen.

Two pictures turn up on your social media page. One shows an almost

empty House of Commons with a caption saying “MPs vote on reduction

of disability benefi ts”. Next to it is a picture of a packed chamber with the

caption “MPs vote on a 10% pay increase”. Underneath, the person who

has shared the pictures has put an angry face with sentiments to the effect

that isn’t it dreadful how MPs vote for their own pockets but ignore the

poorest. And it would be absolutely dreadful if that were the case.

So what do you do? You’re concerned about parliament and democracy

and you don’t want MPs lining their own pockets so perhaps you’re inclined

to share the picture. But before you do that just think. How do you know

that the captions give an accurate picture?

A quick internet search will lead you to fi nd that the picture of the packed

House of Commons was for the controversial vote on student tuition fees.

The empty House of Commons was for an early morning motion. What’s

more, you discover, MPs don’t vote on their pay which is decided by an

independent body. Now that you know the truth, you choose not to share.

Does it matter? I think it does. Even if the fake news is for a cause that

you believe in, do you want to promote your cause through untruth? Isn’t it

better to know the truth, no matter how uncomfortable it be?

So before you share: 1. Think - does this really ring true.

Are there unsubstantiated facts or captions? 2. Research -

quickly search the internet to fi nd a reliable source (eg. BBC

or reputable news site). 3. Consider - by sharing this will you

be building trust up, or pulling it down? If in doubt Delete.

Jesus said that a time would come when every word

spoken would be answerable for. Let’s not add to those

words unnecessarily.

Rev Toby Hole, Vicar, St Chad’s, Woodseats

October/November 2017

WOODSEATS • SHEFFIELD

Spot It and Stop It

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Are you looking for

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

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Adam didn’t quite understand God when he

said, “Be fruitful and multiply”.

What is the tallest

type of building in

the world?

A library, because

it has so many

stories!

Why did the pupils

eat their homework?

Because their

teacher told them it

was a piece of cake!

Why couldn’t the

leopard play hide

and seek?

Because he was

always spotted!

Teacher: “What

is the chemical

formula for water?”

Pupil: “HIJKLMNO.”

Teacher: “Why do

you think that?”

Pupil: “Yesterday

you said it’s H to O!”

Did you hear about the kidnapping at

school? It was ok, he woke up!

The teacher asked

Billy: “If I gave you

two cats and another

two cats, how many

would you have?”

“Five,” said Billy.

“No, listen

carefully,” said the

teacher, “If I gave you

two cats and another

two cats how many

would you have?”

“Five,” said Billy

“Let me put it to

you differently,” said

the teacher, “If I gave

you two apples, and

another two apples,

how many would you

have?”

“Four,” said Billy.

“Good,” said the

teacher, “So if I gave

you two cats and

another two cats,

how many would you

have?”

“Five!” said Billy.

“Where do you

keep getting fi ve

from?” asked the

teacher.

“Because I’ve

got one cat at

home already!” he

replied.

Fun and Laughs

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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.

October 1

Pedlar’s Corner Car Boot &

Community Flea Market

Abbeydale Picture House

10am-3pm

October 7

Dore Male Voice Choir

All Saints Church, Ecclesall

7pm

Dore Male Voice Choir presents a

gala concert of music.

October 7

Haydn’s Creation

Sheffi eld Cathedral

7.30pm

Sheffi eld Bach Choir presents

Creation by Franz Joseph Haydn

with Kristina James – Soprano,

Paul Dutton – Tenor, Quentin

Brown – Bass and the National

Festival Orchestra. Tickets are £16

and concessions £13.

October 7 and 8

Autumn Fayre

Bishops’ House

A fayre with knights in battle,

crafts, local produce, music,

entertainment and food and drink.

October 8

Vintage & Artisan Market

Abbeydale Picture House

11am-5pm

Stalls selling vintage clothing and

wares, retro items, Sheffield arts

and crafts, antiques and Yorkshiremade

artisan produce.

October 8 and 22

Abbeydale Miniature Railway

Abbeydale Road South

1-5pm

The regular open days at

Abbeydale Miniature Railway.

October 14

The Owl Light Trio

Bishops’ House

7.30-10.30pm

The Owl Light Trio play folk music

on concertina (Jim Penny), fiddle

(Jane Griffiths) and guitar (Colin

Fletcher).

Call in for a Cuppa

at Church House, 56 Abbey Lane

10am to 12noon

on the last Saturday of each month

Bring & Buy (new items)

Handicrafts and Home Baking

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Offi ce: Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld 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.

LINE DANCE AND SOCIAL:

Health Greenhill Walks Methodist Church has

Mondays started a new – 10am: Line Dance Graves and Park.

Meet Social at the event Animal for the Farm over car 50s park; on

Tuesdays

Thursday mornings.

10.30am: Ecclesall

Beginners are welcome to the

Woods. Meet at Abbeydale

sessions from 10am to 11am

Industrial

which will

Hamlet;

be followed by tea and

Thursdays biscuits and – a 10.30am: natter. No dance

Lowedges. partner is Meet needed. at the The Community cost is

Wing, £3.50 Lowedges and Junior School.

Call for more 0114 details 203 9337. call session

co-ordinator Brenda Rigby on

National 0114 2748956. Council for Divorced,

Single and Widowed

Tuesdays 8-11pm

Norton October Country 21 Club

Club

Book

offering

Sale

friendship and social

activities.

36 Crawshaw Grove, Beauchief

10am-12pm

Call Magdalen on 0114

Second-hand books for sale in

2394326.

aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Donations of good condition

January

paperback

30 -

novels

February

or biographies

5

AEGON are welcome. British Tennis Tour

Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre

World November ranked 5players compete

alongside Pedlar’s local Corner Sheffield Car Boot players. &

Community Call 0114 283 Flea 9900. Market

Abbeydale Picture House

February 10am-3pm5

Book Sale

36 November Crawshaw 14-18 Grove, Beauchief

10am-12pm School for Scandal

Good Ecclesall quality Church second-hand Halls books

for Ecclesall sale in aid Theatre of the Company Alzheimer‟s

Society. presents Donations School for of Scandal paperback by

novels Richard or Sheridan, biographies directed in good by

condition Graham are Millar. welcome (but not

larger books due to space

limitations).

November 15-18

Absurd Person Singular

Dronfield Civic Hall

February

7.30pm

5

Free

Dronfield

Environmental

Players presents

Activities

Millhouses Absurd Person Park Singular by Alan

10.30am-12.30pm

Ayckbourn. For tickets, priced £7

Obstacle or £6 concessions, course and call stream 01246

dipping 417850. activities for 8 - 13 year

olds.

Call 0114 263 4335.

November 19

Christmas Lights Switch-On

February Sheffield City 8-12 Centre

Jamaica The festive Inn season begins with

Ecclesall the annual All Christmas Saints Church Illuminations Hall

7.30pm Switch-On in the city centre and on

A The play Moor. presented by Ecclesall

Theatre Company. Tickets: £5.

November Call 011424

230 8842.

Vivaldi By Candlelight

February Sheffield Cathedral 12

Free 7.30pm Environmental Activities

Millhouses London Concertante Park returns to

1.30-3.30pm

the cathedral to perform Vivaldi’s

The Four Seasons by

Nature quiz trail, stream dipping

Candlelight.

and bug hunting activities for 8 - 13

year

November

olds.

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Sheffield Cathedral

February 7.30pm 12

Free Sheffield Environmental Oratorio Chorus Activities presents

Ecclesall Elgar’s The Woods Dream Sawmill of Gerontius

10.30am-12.30pm

with Andrew Rees (Gerontius/

Nature Soul), Margaret quiz trail, McDonald stream dipping (Angel),

and Ross bug Ramgobin hunting activities (Priest/Angel for 8 - 13

year of the olds. Agony) and The Northern

Chamber Call 0114 Orchestra. 235 6348.

Tickets are £17, concessions £14,

February and students 20 and under 16s £5.

Why Not Try A Bike

Greenhil November Park 25

10am-2pm Book Sale

Rediscover 36 Crawshaw your Grove, cycling Beauchief skills in

Greenhill

10am-12pm

Park. The rangers will

provide

Second-hand

a bike,

books

helmet

for

and

sale in

aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

instruction. Meet at the Bowls

Donations of good condition

Pavilion, Greenhill Park.

paperback novels or biographies

Booking

are welcome.

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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Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

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Changing Times

Nancy Fielder, editor of

The Star and Sheffield

Telegraph, writes about the

role of newspapers today.

Times have changed

dramatically for local

newspapers in recent

years, and they continue to

change at great speed.

People are reading more news

and expect it more quickly than

ever before.

That means editorial teams

have had to drastically change

the way they work to keep up with

new platforms and the evolving

demands of readers.

What hasn’t changed is the

trust The Star has created with

its communities over more than a

century and the influence it holds in

the city.

We always endeavor to use that

to good effect – fighting to improve

Sheffield, celebrating the many

great things and people while

always pushing for more.

During the last 18 months we

have worked hard to reconnect with

communities across Sheffield and

make their voices heard through

the pages of The Star.

We have changed the way our

news team works to create more

time for reporters to get back to

basics, getting out of the office and

talking to people.

We have a community focus

in a different neighbourhood

every Friday, a weekly

feature on one of the city’s

many voluntary groups

and, during term time,

devote two pages of

Wednesday’s Star to a

school.

We campaign on

everything from stopping

litter and graffiti to shining

a spotlight on things

Made In Sheffield.

Newspapers are often accused

of focusing on bad news so we

deliberately hunt out positive stories

and try to give a balanced view.

Even when awful things happen

in our neighbourhoods we go out

and speak to residents in order to

give a more accurate picture.

Reporters are expected to do

more tasks and be more skilled

than ever before. When covering

a breaking story they are expected

to give continual updates on

the website and across several

social media platforms, as well as

steaming live video, taking photos

– and writing a story for the print

edition of the newspaper.

However they are also able to

access feedback on stories like

never before.

We can instantly see which online

stories are the most popular and

get comments from readers, often

including witnesses who would

have previously been very difficult

or impossible to trace.

Sheffield newspapers now reach

more people than ever but in a

wider range of ways.

We will be moving offices in the

new year, leaving our base in York

Street for the first time in The Star’s

130 year history. That reflects just

how much has changed since the

title was launched.

The printing press moved to

Dinnington more than a decade

ago and the editorial team is much

smaller than ever before.

The challenges are new but our

commitment to improve how people

feel about Sheffield remains the

same.

If you have a suggestion or story

for The Star please do get in touch.

Email me, nancy.fielder@jpress.

co.uk or write to Nancy Fielder,

Editor, The Star, York Street,

Sheffield, S1 1PU.

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Is your child aged

between two-and-a-half and

school age?

St Chad’s

Pre-school

Monday to Friday

opposite Abbey Lane School

56 Abbey Lane, Woodseats S8 0BP

NOW OPEN UNTIL 3:15 ON CERTAIN WEEK DAYS!

Currently opening until 3:15 on Wednesdays, Summer term will see more

afternoon openings! Call Claire our Manager for more information.

• A fun and exciting environment for your child

• Experienced and qualified staff

• Learning through play to help your child reach their potential

• Free early learning funding for eligible children

Rated Good by Early Years Ofsted 2016

A member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance

Call in for an information pack

or ring 07526 100755

Here’s how little it costs

to advertise in

Adverts are priced

at the following rates for

one year (six editions):

1/8 page: £110

1/6 page: £155

1/4 page: £225

1/2 page: £445

Full page: £915

Call St Chad’s Church office on

0114 274 5086

or email

impact@stchads.org

for more information

email info@beauchiefabbey.org.uk

October & November 2017

( Sunday Services are based on the

book of common prayer and

refreshments are served afterwards).

Holy Communion Services at 11am

1st, 8th, 22nd & 29th October 2017

5th, 12th, 26th November 2017

Evensong Services at 3pm :

15th October Harvest Festival

& 19th November 2017

All Welcome

Our Services are based on the

Book of Common Prayer.

Refreshments are served afterwards

View of Beauchief Abbey Chapel

Beauchief Abbey Lane, S8 7BD

th

On Sunday 29 October 2017 at

11.00am

Holy Communion will follow the order

of service ( in English) as used in

many Lutheran Churches in Germany.

The service will be led by

Rev. Professor John Rogerson

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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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

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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The Week Junior is a

weekly news magazine

aimed mainly at

children and young

people but anyone

can read it. It has pages of

home news and a double page

spread on world news.

Jon Snow says: “The Week

Junior is the best thing since

Rubik invented his cube.”

David Baddiel says The Week

Junior has “all the news,

without the boring bits. Or at

least with the boring bits made

not boring.”

It always has a Big Debate

in it on subjects like ‘Should

old buildings be preserved?’,

‘Is it cruel to keep pets?’,

‘Should famous people keep

their children’s lives private?’,

‘Should voting be made

compulsory?’, ‘Should snacks

be banned in cinemas?’ and

‘Are ghosts fact or fi ction?’. They

give information and reasons for

and against, you can vote yes or

no online and they publish the

results the following week.

They also have a feature

called ‘They said it’ in which a

famous person says something

about things they’ve done. For

example, Venus Williams talking

about her childhood training

regime, said: “I just went out and

practised, did what I was told

and didn’t think about the next

day.” JK Rowling said: “Harry is

done now.” Artist Helen Marten

on winning the Turner prize said

“I really hope it won’t change my

life and that things will continue

as they are.” The Queen fi nds

her solar-powered statue really

annoying. She said: “The sun

comes out and I see myself

waving to me!”

There’s always sport. Once

they had a feature on ‘Team GB’s

bright young stars’. Usually they

list the week’s winners and the

week’s losers.

They have a puzzles page and

a page of amazing photos and a

quiz about the week’s news, and

they print people’s photos and

comments.

I like the page called ‘That’s

unbelievable!’ which has strange

things in it like a Winnie-the-

Pooh-shaped cloud, and a ‘real

or rubbish?’ feature where you

have to decide whether the

thing in it is true or a prank. For

example, a cat called Moon Unit

went missing for eight years

when it travelled to France from

London. It really happened.

She had a microchip and some

volunteers from an animal shelter

were able to trace her owner.

Lydia Hole

The Week Junior

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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News is all around us.

Newspapers, 24-hour rolling

news, radio, and of course

the internet. The medium of

delivery may change, but as

human beings we have an insatiable

desire to know what is happening,

whether that be in Woodseats,

Wembley or the White House.

But for me, the best way to cover the

news is cartoons.

Mel Calman (who drew the Times

front page cartoon) was once at a party

when a woman said to him: “So what

do you do?” He answered that he was a

cartoonist. The woman smiled, thought

for a moment and then said: “So what

else do you do?”

It’s a story that always makes

me smile. But it also raises a good

question: what does a newspaper

cartoonist do? The simple answer is

he or she illustrates the news. In my

case, that means drawing a daily news

cartoon for the Sheffield Star, a weekly

sketch for the Telegraph, and then a

variety of magazines such as Private

Eye.

Every morning I wake up and stare at

a blank piece of paper. I know there’s a

space waiting to be filled in tomorrow’s

paper, but I have no idea what I am

going to do until I open the newspapers

and turn on the radio. Luckily for me,

there’s always news.

Some days are easier than others. If

the council decides to perform a 5am

Healing Rooms

at the Big Tree Pub

Wednesday mornings

10.30-12.00

1st & 3rd Wednesday evenings

7.45- 9.00

As part of an international

Christian organisation, we seek

to freely serve the local

community in prayer for the sick.

www.woodseatshealingrooms.org

Tel. 0114 3600616 (answerphone)

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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aid to cut down trees, then my job

is made easy. Most days it’s a little

harder than that. There are the

bad news days, when the papers

are full of natural disasters, or the

average day when you have to

pick at the carcass of news to try

to get some meat from the bones

of NHS cuts, teachers’ strikes,

or some strange town planning

decision.

But I never forget that drawing

the news is a privileged position. I

get to comment daily on everything

from local planning issues,

via the comings and goings in

Westminster to President Trump’s

latest outburst.

What I try to do when drawing

cartoons is think about what

people are talking about when they

meet in the pub, in their church

or in their home. News is what

is important to us. We may care

deeply about American elections

or be enraged about the state of

local bus services.

As a topical cartoonist, I’m just

glad that news is all around us.

James Whitworth

Drawing the News

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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Taking to the Sunday A

I’m up early every Sunday

presenting from 6-7am on BBC

Radio Sheffield. As well as

producing the content for my own

show, I also produce the Sunday

Breakfast programme hosted by Steve

Bailey from 7-9am.

Guests for the two shows come

from a wide variety of sources. Some

are regular contributors to features

such as the 60 Second Sermon

(does what it says on the tin); others

have never been on the radio before.

Sometimes I ring them up on spec,

having found their details online or in

the Diocesan Directory; other times

they’re recommended to me by existing

contacts. Some prospective guests get in

touch with me directly by phone, email,

social media or, more rarely these days,

letter. Part of my role is to speak to them

in advance and ascertain whether they

are suitable speakers. Do they have a

good story to tell? Can they tell it well?

Will they provide a balanced view, or do

I need to find that balance elsewhere?

Intuition – and 20 years’ experience of

Sarah Major

radio production – plays a big part in

deciding who gets the airtime.

Both Sunday Breakfast shows are

designed to appeal to people of all

faiths and none. They both deal with

matters of faith and ethics, but are not

exclusively religious programmes. This

means that if a big story breaks – such

as the London Bridge/Borough Market

Sarah’s studio at BBC Radio Sheffield

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Airwaves

attacks back in June – we will cover it,

regardless of whether it has any faith

connection. Sometime, as was the case

with this example, we will have to stand

down guests on other topics in order to

accommodate the story at short notice.

By its very nature, reacting to breaking

news gives you little time for preparation

– and this is where good contacts can

come in very handy indeed.

Over the years I have built up some

great contacts in the local community

and further afi eld. Even if they

can’t speak about a particular topic

themselves, they can usually be relied

upon to fi nd me someone who can.

Social media has helped enormously

with this. It’s not uncommon for that

last elusive guest to fall into place via

Facebook at 10pm on a Saturday when I

have to be up for work at 4 the following

morning. There’s nothing like a deadline

to focus the mind.

Guests are drawn from a wide variety

of backgrounds. Whilst we do talk

to vicars and faith leaders, the best

guests are often those who don’t wear

a dog-collar. My new Journey of Faith

feature focusses on ordinary people with

extraordinary stories to tell about the

time when their faith played a big part –

or even changed – their lives. These are

often people who think their story won’t

be interesting to our listeners or that

they shouldn’t be on the radio because

they don’t have a religious title. Usually,

nothing could be further from the truth.

Maybe you’re reading this and think you

might fi t the bill ... do get in touch: sarah.

major@bbc.co.uk

You can hear Sarah Major between

6 and 7am every Sunday morning on

BBC Radio Sheffield.

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Morning Prayers

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Monday to Thursday at 9am

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in the news

today?” someone

may ask you. You

could reach for

the newspaper,

switch on the radio or television, or

look on your phone, computer or

ipad and find out. Imagine living in

Britain in medieval times when you

had none of these things to hand

– they wouldn’t have been much

use anyway as, most probably,

you wouldn’t be able to read! So

how on earth could you find out

what was happening in your small

world?

The answer was from the

Town Crier or Bell Man as he

was sometimes called. A man

of standing in the community,

able to write as well as read, and

possessing a powerful voice,

he was appointed by the Mayor.

He was paid the princely sum

of between 2d and 4d for each

announcement.

The Town Crier was the

spokesperson for the King,

giving out information about new

byelaws, local news, market days

and events but also sometimes

delivering bad news, such as an

increase in taxation levels. For this

reason, he was protected by law

and it was a treasonable offence

to attempt to lay a finger on him.

Sometimes a married couple

were appointed – the wife rang

the handbell and the husband

delivered the proclamation in an

equally loud manner. This usually

took place at the entrance to the

local inn, a natural gathering place,

after which the written information

would be nailed to the doorpost.

A Town Crier’s uniform was

very grand, resembling that of

the Mayor’s, and the robes were

specially designed to incorporate

each individual town’s colours. The

tricorne hat was adorned

with curling feathers to

represent the quills

with which they

used to write.

Each

announcement

began with the

words, “Oyez,

Oyez, Oyez”

– an Anglo-

Norman fusion

of the Latin verb

“audire” meaning “to

hear” and the French

“ouir” which means “to

listen”. The reading of the news

always ended with the words “God

save the King”.

The Town Crier’s job didn’t finish

there – he had to patrol the streets

at night, arrest anyone found

disturbing the peace by whatever

means, put them in the stocks and

post a notice of their crimes over

them in the hope of dissuading

anyone else, and finally dampen

down any fires left burning after the

curfew bell had sounded.

His most unpleasant job must

have been to attend public

hangings where he read out the

names of the people and the

offences for which they had been

found guilty, then help to cut them

down once they were dead.

We have no need of the services

of these gallant men today but,

should you wish to experience

information being communicated

to the people as it was in a bygone

era, take a trip to Chester – the

only place in the country where this

ancient custom still survives. From

May to August, every Tuesday to

Saturday, at High Cross at midday

precisely, you can see the Town

Crier in all his splendour and hear

his booming voice as he delivers

his proclamation.

Crying Out the News

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Christmas Love in a

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The Tale of a Shoebox

I’m just a humble shoebox

And not worth very much

But wait and see me in a while

I’ll have a loving touch!

I could have been discarded

And simply thrown away,

But now I’ve been recycled

And cared for day by day.

So many little toys and gifts

Are snugly packed within,

And when I’m really fi lled up tight

Adventures will begin.

I’ll soon be wrapped up neatly

In paper shiny bright,

And I’ll be feeling very proud

So full of love and light.

Then soon I will be travelling

To many distant lands,

And children will be waiting

With eager, stretched out hands.

So don’t discard your shoebox,

Just think what you can do,

God bless those folk who work so hard.

God bless the children too.

Iris Hesselden

Could you recycle your old shoebox?

It’s so easy –

1 Simply brightly wrap the box and

decide on gender and age of the child.

2 Fill the box with small goodies

such as a soft toy, ball, cars, doll, pens,

pencils, crayons, writing/colouring book,

toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, soap, hat,

gloves, scarf and of course some sweets

would be good with a sell-by date of

at least March 2018 (but no chocolate

please). More ideas can be found in our

leaflets.

3 Add a donation towards shipping

costs.

Operation Christmas Child is run by

the Christian organisation Samaritan’s

Purse who work with local churches

and charities overseas to distribute the

shoeboxes to children regardless of their

background or beliefs, asking nothing in

return. The children may be in schools,

hospitals, orphanages or homeless

shelters in impoverished neighbourhoods.

The shoeboxes from Sheffi eld,

Dronfi eld, Barnsley and Rotherham are

brought into a warehouse in Sheffi eld

where volunteers check them to make

sure there are no unsuitable items

included such as toy guns, liquids or

clothing other then hats, gloves and

scarves. After being sealed for customs

purposes the shoeboxes are packed into

cartons for export in late November and

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We’re back!

early December. Last year our boxes

were sent to Swaziland and the Ukraine.

In total around 875,000 shoeboxes were

sent from the UK to many countries.

From October leafl ets will be available

and completed boxes can be left at:

• Greenwood’s DIY, 14-16 Abbey Lane,

S8 0BL between 9am and 5pm Monday to

Saturday;

• Eggos Café, 26 Hutcliffe Wood

Road, S8 0EX between 9am and 2.30pm

Tuesday to Saturday and 9.30am and

2.30pm Sunday; and

• St Chad’s church offi ce or our 9am

and 11am Sunday services in Linden

Avenue.

If you would like to know more about

this appeal or want to come along to the

warehouse to help check boxes, please

contact me on 0124 274 9218.

Carole Titman

Every Wednesday

from 9.30-11.30am

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Helping to T

Hello! My name is Helen and

I live in Jos, Nigeria. I come

from ChesterfieId and attended

St Chad’s for several years

before moving to a church near

my home. I have been in Nigeria for

six months and am here with Wycliffe

Bible Translators. Wycliffe is one of the

organisations involved in translating the

Bible into languages that do not currently

have it. Of 6,887 languages in the world

today, only 636 have the complete Bible.

This means that 1.5 billion people do

not have the whole Bible in their own

language. Wycliffe’s vision is that every

person in the world can have access to

the message of God’s love, the Bible, in

the language they understand the best.

Nigeria is in West Africa and has

approximately 495 languages. Just 24 of

these have the full Bible translated into

them. The process of Bible translation is

long with many stages. I am involved in

‘Scripture Engagement’, which is working

with local communities helping people

to access the translated Scripture in

appropriate ways so that God’s Word is

life-changing. Currently, I am involved

in training people to lead Scripture

Listening and Reading Groups. These

Participants using the audio player.

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Translate Good News

Helen with participants in Scripture Listening and Reading Group training.

are Bible study groups in which the Bible

passage is played on an audio player

in the mother tongue language. Group

members listen to the passage and then

answer questions about it, such as ‘What

touched your heart?’ ‘What do we learn

about Jesus?’. Because

this is a listening Bible

study, people who are not

able to read and children

can join in and it is in the

language that the group

members understand the

best.

Daily life in Nigeria is

a lot different from living

in the UK! I am learning to live with

intermittent electricity and shopping

at small roadside shops for fruit and

vegetables. There are creatures such

as cockroaches and lizards that are

not common in the UK. Lizards are

beautifully coloured and quite shy;

cockroaches are not so pleasant! I

have a house help who bakes delicious

brownies and banana bread of which

I eat too much! I am not able to do all

the leisure activities I did in the UK such

as going to the cinema, but I can do

others such as swim in an outdoor pool

in the hot sun. I have learned how to tie

wrappers and head ties

after a fashion. Wrappers

are tailored pieces of

material that are wrapped

round to make a skirt. It

would cause offence not

to wear a head tie when

in a village or Nigerian

church. I am learning a

language called Hausa

and Nigerian people are very gracious

and pleased that someone is trying to

speak their language even though I

don’t always get it right! Nigerian people

have made me feel very welcome and

although I miss my family and friends

in the UK, I enjoy very much living and

working here.

Helen Fisher

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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Delivering the News

Did you deliver

newspapers when you

were younger? Chris

Laude spoke to one man

in Beauchief who has gone back

on the rounds a little later in life...

Hello – it’s good to meet you!

I do hope you don’t mind me

remarking on the fact that you’re

hardly in the first flush of youth –

so, why and when did you decide

to become Beauchief’s oldest

paperboy?

Well, some years ago I had an

accident and had to have an

operation on my right shoulder.

Afterwards I had to spend weeks

with my arm strapped to my body

so I couldn’t do much apart from

walk – it was so frustrating. One

day I went past Alison and David’s

newsagents on Hutcliffe Wood

Road and saw the kids getting

ready to go out on their paper

rounds – and it gave me an idea.

I went inside and asked Alison if

there might be a job for me. She

said “Yes” and, ten years later,

here I am still doing it.

Excellent! So what time do you

have to get up each morning and

how many houses do you deliver

to?

6.30 – I suppose I might deliver

to over 50 houses, but I’ve never

actually counted them. Monday

to Friday I do a walking round but

on Saturday and Sunday I use

the car because that round takes

me much further afi eld and the

Sunday papers are very heavy

and bulky.

Have you ever had any

unpleasant experiences on your

rounds?

Once, in the winter when the

pavements were very slippery, I

fell and damaged my left shoulder

so I had to have another operation

and time off.

Oh dear – and any funny ones?

Not so much funny, more touching

really. One day I could hear

someone following me and when I

turned round, a lady asked me if I

was frightened of birds. Apparently

a baby bird had fl own inside her

house and she just didn’t know

how deal with it. Although she’d

never met me, she invited me into

the house and, when I’d helped

the bird to fl y out, she gave me a

box of chocolates, bless her!

What’s the best thing about your

job?

Being out and about and saying

“Good Morning” to people – it sets

you up for the day.

And the worst thing?

If I couldn’t do it anymore!

What a wonderful thing to say!

– if only more people felt like

you do about their job. Do you

actually have time to read a

newspaper yourself?

Yes – I get home about 9.15, feed

my chickens, have my breakfast

and then I settle down and read

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Recycling Old News

Frank Lloyd Wright, the renowned

architect, once said, “The best

friend on earth of Man is the tree.

When we use the tree respectfully,

we have one of the greatest

resources on earth.”

Now, I don’t want to re-enter the

ongoing heated discussions regarding

the trees in Sheffield suburbs, but Mr

Wright is right! All our wonderful natural

resources should be treated respectfully

and that means recycling them as well, if

at all possible.

I don’t know how many newspapers

one tree can give us but, apparently,

every ton of recycled newsprint saves

the equivalent of 12 trees.

All recycling benefits the economy, the

environment – and, eventually, all of us.

What do you do with newspapers once

you’ve read them – just put them in the

bin? Okay, yes that’s also a recycling bin,

but have you ever tried giving those tired

old newspapers one more use before

their final end?

Here are a few ideas:

• z Clean windows/mirrors with crumpled

paper and vinegar – gives streak-free

results

• z Put a shine on stainless steel – it’s

such a gentle abrasive, it doesn’t scratch

• z Shred it to make soft bedding for small

pets – saves money

• z Roll it into ‘logs’ or buy a small

compressor gadget and make briquettes

for the fire

• z Use it to wrap presents – finish with a

big colourful bow and it’ll look special

• z Fashion it into party hats and decorate

imaginatively

• z Make bunting for the garden – but

watch out for any rain though!

• z Wrap it round fruit – it’ll help to ripen it

• z Have fun trying out origami

• z Try papier mache – use any object but

it’s extra fun covering an inflated balloon,

then pierce it with a pin when completely

dry

• z Wallpaper - perhaps not a whole room,

maybe just one wall!

• z Make a scrapbook or cut out words,

letters or pictures to make cards

• z Use it to line the fruit and veg tray in

the fridge – it absorbs odours and liquid

• z If you’re a gardener, when you dig a

trench ready for runner beans, line it with

soggy newspapers – it helps to retain

moisture

• z Using a special little mould, make

small biodegradable pots for seedlings

• z Lay it on the soil as a weed barrier

• z Add it to compost or to heavy soil – it’ll

help to break it down.

Now have a go at thinking up some

more ideas of your own – happy recycling!

LAURA WIHLBORG

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

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Woodseats’ new

library has opened

its doors – and has

more than 11,000

new books.

The library, on the site of the old

branch, is part of a new building

which includes the Woodseats

Medical Practice.

Councillor Mary Lea, Cabinet

Member for Culture, Parks and

Leisure at Sheffield City Council,

said: “I’m delighted with the new

Woodseats library.

“It’s a great asset for the local

community and I hope everyone

uses it.

“It’s in a beautiful building with

first rate facilities and brand new

books. The building also includes

community rooms, and we’re

looking to run joint projects with

the medical practice to improve

people’s health.”

The new library includes a

children’s area, with a ‘reading

tree’ inspired by Graves Park,

with natural colours to represent

the green outdoor spaces. It also

has a computer area with free

computer and internet use.

Groups for babies and children

are already set up and there will

be more in the coming weeks,

including a Sporting Memories

reminiscence group.

Jonathan Roddick, GP Partner

at the Woodseats Medical Centre,

said: “All at Woodeats Medical

Centre are very excited to be

in our new building and we are

receiving very positive feedback

from our patients.

“We look forward very much to

working with the library to promote

positive health and wellbeing for

the whole community.”

More than 350 people

responded to a consultation

about opening times for the new

Woodseats Library.

The opening hours are: Monday

12.30-6.30pm; Tuesday, 10am-

2pm; Wednesday, 10am-5.30pm;

Thursday, closed; Friday, 10am-

5.30pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm.

New Chapter for Woodseats

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Talking News

Sheffield Talking News is

a charity which provides

a service for blind and

visually-impaired people. A

weekly news recording is

just one of its services. I am one of

a number of editors who compile a

collection of news items to record

on a Monday evening in a studio in

Mappin Street. There, four readers

and a technician make a recording

for despatch the next day.

So what do we include? We

have an agreement with the Star,

Sheffield Telegraph and Yorkshire

Post, so, we are allowed to draw

on these publications for our news.

Occasionally, we use items gleaned

from other sources.

When collecting news items I

always hold a mental image of

our 400 listeners. They are blind

or visually impaired, mostly older

people. They want to be informed

and entertained but do not enjoy

too many crime stories or lots about

planning proposals or statistics. The

local papers are also full of fundraising

efforts so we need to limit

these. The Retro section of the Star

always provides something nostalgic

to include.

We always include news that

is relevant to people with visual

impairments, including any transport

news and information regarding

audio description at the theatres. I

try and include quirky stories and,

if I can find them, humorous items.

Ian McMillan, who writes regularly

in the Yorkshire Post, is aways

worth including. His wry take on life

always goes down well. Sometimes

a story will appear from a different

source such as this magazine, other

local journals or the BBC website.

Once or twice I have added my

own experiences. Louise Haigh MP

is featured often in the Star, so I

once mentioned the time I shared a

railway carriage with her! My cousin

is severely disabled and has a

support dog so I once featured that.

When compiling this talking

newspaper I try to ensure that it will

be lively, not dull. Our listeners like

to hear different voices (we have

two male and two female readers

every week.) and they like to feel the

readers are enjoying themselves, so

I will try to ensure that a few giggles

will happen. On the studio wall is

a picture from one of the founders

of Sheffield Talking News, Norman

Bradbury. Underneath is a quote

from him: “If you enjoy reading, the

listeners will enjoy hearing you.”

Preparation includes one essential

activity: listening to the previous

week’s recording so that duplication

is avoided and reference can be

made when including follow-up

news. I try to strike a balance when

editing. During the week, I collect

items online or cut out and paste

pieces from the Star and Telegraph.

By Monday I will have then acquired

more than enough material which

can be edited down to about 90

minutes for recording. It is then a

question of putting items in the right

order, giving variety and mixing light

and heavy pieces.

When we used cassettes and CDs

we had to limit the number of items,

and everything had to be timed.

We now use memory sticks so, in

theory, we could record for as long

as we wish. However, customer

feedback suggests that around

90 minutes is just right. Finally

I lay everything out for the four

readers, including an introduction

for the first reader to deliver, then

I bundle everything up and deliver

it to Mappin Street in good time for

recording to begin at 6.30pm.

David Manning

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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The Miniaturist

by Jessie Burton

The Miniaturist is set

in Amsterdam in the

year 1686. It centres

around Petronella,

known as Nella,

who travels from her country

home to Amsterdam as the

young bride of a wealthy,

but much older merchant,

Johannes Brandt.

She receives a frosty

welcome from Johannes’

sister Marin and soon

realises that she has

entered a house of secrets,

confl ict and danger. Unable

to be the husband that

Nella expects and desires,

Johannes presents her

with a miniature replica

of the family’s house

in cabinet form as a

wedding gift.

Nella finds a miniaturist

to furnish it who is both

unpredictable, elusive and

seemingly with an uncanny

knowledge of the future. She

sends incredibly beautiful and

intricate models of people and

objects from within the story,

some of which are requested

by Nella and some that seem to

foretell events.

The story depicts sibling rivalry,

prejudice and the power and

corruption of the burgermeister

and the guilds. It is interwoven

with descriptions of the life and

architecture of 17th century

Amsterdam as the plot unfolds at

a pace to its conclusion.

The book is very readable and

gave me many insights into the

history of Amsterdam of which I

knew nothing.

The thing that had attracted

me to the book in the fi rst

place was the promise of the

mystery of the miniaturist and

the question of whether she is

predicting or manipulating the

fates of the characters involved.

Unfortunately this theme never

really develops in the book and

just seems to peter out with a

very unsatisfactory conclusion.

The only purpose it seemed to

serve I felt was to give the book

its title.

I found many of the characters

lacking in depth and was

therefore not able to invest in any

hopes for their futures. Give it a

try and see what you think.

Jane Jones

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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Hattaway

other than his memory and God, he

started to take the good news of

Jesus to the people of China via

illegal house churches. This gentle

Registers 2017

and true man brought many people into a

Christian relationship with the Lord.

.

Yun suffered inhuman and

odern day horrendous torture when captured by

in the the „Public Security Bureau‟. He

power of fasted for 72 days, having no food or

ams, water, living only by God‟s grace.

iences, During this fast Yun was repeatedly

mpossible tortured, humiliated and beaten by

Prison Guards and fellow prisoners. In

all these, prison violent and dangerous men

since the observed Yun‟s faith and obedience

house to God. They realised that he was not

a criminal, just a committed Christian

whilst and came themselves into a deep and

rities who loving relationship with Jesus.

For Weddings

iminal. Miraculous and loving interventions

n fasted for helped Yun for example jumping over

rice, and a ten foot Funerals

wall; walking through the

chance to open doors of a high security prison

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oncerned to were have so a severely wedding broken in church (he was or told

To be be ‘religious’ he would to be have crippled a dignifi for life ed after and this

ible would meaningful punishment). funeral service at St Chad’s.

erious If you Whatever live in the Yun Woodseats experienced, or God

s and Beauchief repeatedly area, demonstrated St Chad’s would his be

God delighted faithfulness to help never you, leaving whether him it is or his

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the Bible.

your Holy funeral Spirit. director that you would like

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to have a church service. Sian Mann

February 21

Half-term Environmental

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10.30am-12.30pm

Make bird feeders, bird boxes and

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At Church House

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10am to 12 noon

On the last Saturday of each month.

Bring & Buy (new items)

Handicrafts Home Baking

Healing Rooms

at the Big Tree Pub

Wednesday mornings

10.30-12.00

1st & 3rd Wednesday evenings

7.45- 9.00

As part of an international

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to freely serve the local

community in prayer for the sick.

www.woodseatshealingrooms.org

Tel. 0114 3600616 (answerphone)

email: office@stchads.org

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Contacts

WOODSEATS • SHEFFIELD

CHURCH OFFICE 274 5086

Linden Avenue, S8 0GA

email: offi ce@stchads.org

If you want to contact the church offi ce and there is no one available, please leave a

message or send an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Vicar Toby Hole (Vicarage) 274 9302

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Assistant Minister for the elderly Yvonne Smith 274 5086

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