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Impact0618

June/July 2018

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:

Abbey Lane

Linden Avenue

St Chad's

Church &

Church

Office

Church

House

Abbey Lane

School

Camping Lane

Chesterfield Road

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With the scores tied at 51-51 and in the last second

of the game – on the buzzer itself – Helen Housby,

having just missed a crucial chance, was given a

second go and netted the ball. England had won

their first ever Commonwealth gold medal, beating

the favourites and hosts Australia. It is dramatic turnarounds like

this that gives sport the enduring appeal that it has.

I wonder what your favourite dramatic sporting moments are?

Manchester United stunning Bayern Munich in the final three

minutes of the 1999 Champions League fi nal, perhaps. Or the

amazing English Ashes victory of 2005. Maybe Super Saturday

at the 2012 London Olympics when local hero Jessica Ennis won

gold. Or perhaps it was when you saw your grandson score a

hat-trick in a local football match, or your daughter exceed her personal best

in an athletics meeting.

The actor Michael Douglas once said that he rarely watched movies

because they were all so predictable, and that only sport could really

engage him. Sport holds a unique place in our culture. It is one of the few

areas of life that attracts signifi cant crowds of people with one common

interest, albeit as a tribalism that isn’t always healthy. In a world dominated

increasingly on-line and remote, sport still shows us what raw human

power, agility, skill and training can achieve. Sport gives us transcendental

moments of beauty, exhilaration and awe, as well as the crushing moments

when our team gets relegated or one of our heroes is injured. It is one of

the few areas of life where national pride is seen as a wholesome, rather

than disturbing, phenomenon. And sport is a mass-participatory activity in

which old and young, fi t and out-of-shape, able and disabled are able to

compete, improve and enjoy themselves.

Perhaps for all these reasons, and more, that cheating in sport is

considered with such distaste. This week cyclist-cheat Lance Armstrong

has come to a settlement to pay back $5 million, a small fraction of the

fortune that he earned whilst racing under performance-enhancing drugs.

The mighty Australian cricket team have had their ball-altering techniques

exposed with their captain and coach forced to resign.

Although the high fi nancial stakes that are in play in modern sport make

cheating inevitable, and although we suspect that gamesmanship has been

in evidence for as long as there have been games, we still long for sport to

show the best of humanity. We want to know that our top athletes are the

best because of their natural talent and dedication.

The Christian faith has a realistic view of people – sports stars, along

with everyone else. We are wondrously made in the image of God, and in

some way this image is refl ected in the elegance and grace of a sportsman

or woman. But we have fallen away from that perfection and need to be

brought back to be the people that God made us to be. Redemption can

be hard for the fallen sports star – Justin Gaitlin gets booed at every

race meeting he attends – but all of us fi nd ourselves in need of God’s

forgiveness, and all of us can receive it through his son Jesus Christ, who,

to use a sporting metaphor, made the ultimate comeback when he

defeated death on the cross.

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

June/July 2018

WOODSEATS • SHEFFIELD

Being a Good Sport

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Nothing could beat the wisdom of Solomon

Why did the

teacher jump into

the lake?

She wanted to test

the water!

Why did the golfer

wear two shirts?

In case he got a

hole in one.

Where is the fi rst tennis

match mentioned in the

Bible?

When Joseph served in

Pharaoh’s court!

Which part of a football

stadium is never the same?

The changing rooms!

Why should you

be quiet in a

bowling alley?

So you can

hear

a pin

drop!

The boating store was

having a big sale on

canoes.

It was quite an oar deal!

Why were the

managers sitting

around

sketching

crockery during

the football

match?

It was a cup

draw!

Three fans were

talking about the

sad state of their

town’s football

club.

The fi rst fan

said: “I blame

the manager; if

we signed better

players, we’d be

a great club.”

The second

said: “I blame

the players; if

they made more

effort, we’d score

more goals.”

The third fan:

“I blame my

parents; if I’d

been born

somewhere

different, I’d be

supporting a

decent team.”

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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.

•Fridays - 10.30am: Graves Park.

Meet in the main entrance, Graves

Leisure Centre.

Call 07505 639524 or visit www.

healthwalksinsheffi eld.btck.co.uk

for details about any of the walks.

June 3

Pedlar’s Corner Flea Market

Abbeydale Picture House

10am-3pm

A mixture of general fl ea market

stalls and specialist antiques,

vintage, retro, arts, crafts, makers

and salvage stalls.

June 3 and 17

Abbeydale Miniature Railway

Abbeydale Road South

1-5pm

The regular open days at

Abbeydale Miniature Railway.

June 10

Fun in the Park

Graves Park, Woodseats entrance

1.30-5pm

An afternoon of fun and games

for all the family to enjoy. Bring a

picnic and friends.

For more details about this Hope

18 event contact Steve on 07989

290957, Glyn on 07913 252587 or

Martin on 07979 383179.

June 17

Nether Edge Farmers’ Market

Stalls, entertainment and various

activities will be held in the streets

around the old Nether Edge

Market Place.

June 23

PALS Summer Fayre

Church House, Abbey Lane

11.30am-2.30pm

The PALS Summer Fayre will this

year be held at St Chad’s Church

House with live entertainment,

pizza and hot dogs, a bungee run,

bouncy castle, face painting and

family games, all in aid of Abbey

Lane School.

Admission is 50p for adults,

children are free.

June 30

The Sheffield Chorale

Holy Trinity Church, Millhouses

7.30pm

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.

Thursdays – 10.30am:

Lowedges. Meet at the Community

Wing, Lowedges Junior School.

Call 0114 203 9337.

The Sheffield Chorale presents A

National Very British Council Rivalry for with Divorced, works by

Single Elgar and Stanford. Widowed

Tuesdays 8-11pm

Norton June 30 Country Club

Club Book offering Sale friendship and social

activities. 36 Crawshaw Grove, Beauchief

10am-12pm Call Magdalen on 0114

2394326. Good quality second-hand books

for sale in aid of the Alzheimer’s

January Society. 30 Donations - February of good 5

AEGON

condition

British

paperback

Tennis

novels

Tour

or

Graves

biographies

Tennis

are

and

welcome.

Leisure Centre

World ranked players compete

July 1

alongside local Sheffield players.

Pedlar’s Corner Flea Market


Abbeydale

Call 0114

Picture

283 9900.

House

10am-3pm

February A mixture 5 of general flea market

Book stalls Sale and specialist antiques,

36 vintage, Crawshaw retro, Grove, arts, crafts, Beauchief makers

10am-12pm and salvage stalls.

Good quality second-hand books

for July sale 7in aid of the Alzheimer‟s

Society. Escafeld Donations Chorale of Summer paperback

novels Concert or biographies in good

condition St Andrew’s are welcome Psalter Lane (but not

larger 7.30pm books due to space

limitations). A concert with Escafeld Chorale

featuring tenor Tim Peters and

February George Parsons 5 on the organ.

Free Environmental Activities

Millhouses July 8 Park

10.30am-12.30pm

Abbeydale Miniature Railway

Abbeydale Road South

Obstacle course and stream

1-5pm

dipping activities for 8 - 13 year

olds.

Call 0114 263 4335.

Call 0114 230 8842.

February 12

Free Environmental Activities

Millhouses Annual visiting Park loco event and

1.30-3.30pm

free exhibition of members’ model

Nature engineering quiz trail, work. stream dipping

and bug hunting activities for 8 - 13

year July olds. 11-14


Disco

Call

Inferno

0114 263 4335.

The Montgomery, Surrey Street

7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at

February 12

2.30pm

Free

Woodseats

Environmental

Musical Theatre

Activities

Ecclesall

Company

Woods

presents

Sawmill

a high-energy

10.30am-12.30pm

musical set in the 1970s to get

Nature your feet quiz tapping trail, stream and give dipping you a

and night bug to remember. hunting activities for 8 - 13

year olds.

July Call 140114 235 6348.

Abbeydale Singers Summer

February Concert 20

Why St Mark’s Not Try Church, A Bike Broomhill

Greenhil 7.30pm Park

10am-2pm

Rediscover July 22 your cycling skills in

Greenhill Abbeydale Park. Miniature The rangers Railway will

provide Abbeydale a bike, Road helmet Southand

instruction. 1-5pm Meet at the Bowls

Pavilion, The regular Greenhill open days Park. at

Booking

Abbeydale

is essential.

Miniature Railway.

Call 0114 283 9195.

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Football star’s new life o

Signing a professional football

contract at the age of 18, playing

in the Premier League with the

likes of Rooney and Gerrard

and winning the FA Cup reads

like a childhood’s dream. And so it was

for Linvoy Primus, whose dream fast

became a reality when Charlton Athletic

came knocking on his door with a key to

fame and fortune.

But by the age of 27, a year into his

contract with Portsmouth FC, Primus

realised something was missing from

his life, a hole that even the love of avid

Pompey supporters could not fill.

“My wife got invited to church and

initially I went along to make up the

numbers, but then I heard about

Jesus, you know, that you could have a

relationship with him. And it was probably

after about six weeks of asking difficult

questions that I finally realised that I’d

filled my life with all these different things

and by filling my life with everything I had

really taken God out of the picture…I

realised the one thing missing from my

life was Jesus and I needed to start

having a relationship with him.

“Weeks later I had an encounter with

God where I was healed. I got hit by his

power and at that moment I said ‘God

whatever you want me to do I will do

because I know you are real, I know this

is it.’ And I really believe that it was this

surrender that allowed him to do things

through me that were way beyond what I

could imagine.”

Primus believes that it was no

coincidence that this realisation

marked a dramatic improvement in his

performances on the pitch. Eyes opened

to a deep understanding of how God

saw him, Primus was freed from the

burdening pressures of results and a

desire to please ‘every single fan’.

“It was understanding who God said

I was and changing my thinking to how

God thought that brought real peace,

real freedom and a new lease of life.

I stopped worrying about the results, I

started to think that as long as I gave 110

per cent for God, whatever result it was at

the end of the game, at least I’d done my

all for God, so it took a real pressure off.”

But even these improved performances

on the pitch, didn’t shelter him from

changing room banter.

“It was difficult at first, it really was.

They didn’t understand where I was

coming from. They had a perception of

Christianity which was…Christians wear

sandals and socks, Bible bashing, never

playing on a Sunday and stuff like that.”

However, over his ten years at Fratton

Park, Primus noticed a gradual ‘softening

to Christianity’ and by the end of his

career he saw five fellow players and

staff members also become Christians.

“After about a year, the lads’ attitude to

me was different; they stopped ganging

up on me and they started coming to me

individually asking me for prayer. Harry

(Redknapp) allowed us to start prayer

meetings before games and gradually

over the years guys just wanted to meet

and pray together. It was great!”

Retiring in 2009, due to a knee injury,

Primus stayed on at the club in an

ambassadorial role whilst continuing his

work with ‘Faith and Football’, a charity

set up with teammate Darren Moore in

2002, which aims to make a difference

in local communities through providing

Christian role models.

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on and off the pitch

In 2013, Primus joined the Christians

in Sport staff team part time, supporting

professional footballers like himself.

Three years later, he returned to the

staff team in a full-time role, which he

continues to this day.

“My role is to support Christian pros

up and down the country and to work

alongside club chaplains on the ground,

which has been great because they are

there with these players day in day out.’’

But in true Primus style, he is quick to

divert any credit away from himself.

“Believe me I wasn’t a superstar – I

was ‘Little Linvoy’ from Stratford East

London – that’s it. If I was your A-list

footballer who played at the biggest club

or won everything and everyone knew

me – I could understand why those doors

open but I know it’s God, I truly know it’s

God, because some of the relationships

that I’ve had with past players, who are

in positions of influence now allow me

to just pick up the phone and speak to

them. And I know that’s God. I know

that’s not me. And that’s the nice thing

about it, that, as much as I think I’m in

control, I’m not at all. I’m more dependent

on him than ever and I love it.”

His playing career has not only

helped him to now support others on

a professional level but also closer to

home. His daughter, Atlanta, 16, is a

junior football international and is having

to face the same battles he had to

during his career.

Linvoy admits that today’s young

elite athletes, are under increased

pressure to conform to a certain

way and believes that’s why

Christian support networks,

from club chaplains, church

leaders and Christians in Sport are

needed now more than ever.

“It’s harder nowadays for these young

players to stand up for what they think is

right. If we can guide them through in any

way, that’s our responsibility as mentors

and role models.”

So there you have it. A man who was

living every young footballer’s dream, but

through offering to surrender it all, God

went on to use him in a way far beyond

what he could ever have imagined.

To find out more about Christians in

Sport, visit christiansinsport.org.uk

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Listening and Encouraging

I

first became involved in

sports chaplaincy work at the

World Firefighters Games in

2004 which were held here

in Sheffield. I was invited to

be part of the team and become

a chaplain for the rugby sevens

tournament, golf tournament and

body building competitions.

I loved the whole experience,

so when I was asked in 2011 if I

would consider becoming chaplain

of Sheffield Eagles and part of the

Sheffield Sports Chaplaincy team

I jumped at the chance, then in

2014 was asked to lead the team.

Sheffield Sports Chaplaincy

exists to provide pastoral and

spiritual care for people of

all faiths or none within the

sporting community across the

city, including amateur, semiprofessional

and professional.

Life at times can throw things

our way and we may feel

we need to talk to someone

outside our club or organisation,

confidentially. This is where a

chaplain comes in. The chaplain’s

role is independent; confidentiality

is crucial and will be kept at all

times, with the exception of the

usual safeguarding and

legal requirements.

A chaplain

is there for the

club; a neutral

person to

discuss things

with providing

a listening ear,

an encouraging

word and

supportive

act. This

neutrality

is helpful

both to

the club/

organisation and to the individual

seeking pastoral care and

support. I am involved in Sports

Chaplaincy work at Sheffi eld

Eagles, Sheffi eld Wednesday

and other clubs and it is a real

privilege to serve and help where

I can.

Other sports clubs the Sheffi eld

Sports Chaplaincy team currently

serve on a regular basis include

Sheffi eld United, Sheffi eld Sharks,

Sheffi eld FC, Sheffi eld Boxing

Centre, Sheffi eld and Hallamshire

County FA, Star Snooker

Academy and Evolution Gym but

we are available to any club that

contacts us or wants support.

The team of chaplains we have

so far consist of people from

many different denominations and

backgrounds.

Sheffi eld Sports Chaplaincy

is part of a new charity South

Yorkshire Chaplaincy and

Listening Service which provides

chaplains and trained listeners

for the workplace and also

delivers training on ‘listening

more effectively’ and supportive

conversations.

If you would like to know more

about us and the work we do

or you would like to discuss the

possibility of having a chaplain at

your club or organisation please

contact me on: chaplainbaz@

gmail.com.

For more information please

check out www.sycls.org.uk

Baz Gascoyne

Director of South Yorkshire

Chaplaincy & Listening

Services

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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World Cup Quiz

1. Which two countries were the

fi rst to co-host a World Cup?

2. Name this

Brazilian, who was

the fi rst player

to play in three

consecutive World

Cup fi nals?

3. Who won the fi rst

World Cup in 1930?

4. In which year was the fi rst

World Cup to feature 32 teams?

5. Who was the fi rst player to

be sent off in a World Cup fi nal?

a) Marcel Desailly b) Franz

Beckenbauer c) Pedro Monzon

6. In what year was the fi rst

Women’s World Cup?

7. Who were the fi rst African side

to make the quarter-fi nals of a

World Cup?

8. Russia 2018 will be the fi rst

World Cup to have what? a) All

former winners taking part; b)

Video Assistant Referees (VAR);

c) Vanishing spray

9. The fi rst World Cup penalty

shootout took place in 1982

between which two sides?

10. USA v Switzerland at the

1994 World Cup was the fi rst

World Cup match to… a) be

played indoors; b) be decided

by a golden goal; c) have three

players sent off?

• Answers on page 15

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

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Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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It’s Time

t

Every Wednesday

from 9.30-11.30am

Yes, our community ‘village’

show is back again, this year

on Saturday, September 8.

It’s an excellent chance to

‘Have a Go’ at something new,

show off your many talents, challenge a

friend or neighbour to join in and have

some fun entering one or more of the

schedule’s 40+ categories. These are

listed under the headings of Vegetables,

Fruit, Floral, Preserves and Baking,

Handicrafts, Art and categories for

children too!

The full schedule is here in Impact, and

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

Vegetable Section

1. 3 potatoes any variety

2. 3 onions

3. 3 carrots

4. 2 leeks

5. 6 tomatoes

6. 6 runner beans

7. 3 mixed veg – not otherwise in

schedule

8. 3 bulbs garlic

9. 3 beetroot globes

10. 1 green cabbage

11. 3 courgettes (similar length, max

25cm)

12. 1 cucumber

13. Heaviest vegetable

14. Longest courgette

Fruit Section

15. 10 soft fruit on a plate

(blackberries, raspberries,

blackcurrants, gooseberries)

16. 5 fruit on a plate – not otherwise in

schedule

17. 3 rhubarb stems

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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to Get Sowing...

Have A Go

Growing, Making

& Baking Show

2018

September 8,

St Chad’s Church

available on our website at www.stchads.

org.

It is a great day and open to those who

want to enter, and those who just want to

‘have a look’.

In the last edition of Impact we added

some free courgette seeds, it is now

time to get sowing. Look out for the

fun, courgette-inspired categories in

the schedule this year. You and your

courgettes could be the proud owners of

a red First certifi cate or even the much

sought after ‘Best in Show’ medal!

However many categories you want to

enter, there are lots of expert instructions

on the internet if you are ‘Having a Go’

for the fi rst time.

Remember – Saturday, September 8 –

a ‘must do’ for your social calendar!

THE SCHEDULE

Floral Section

18. 1 vase of 3 dahlias

19. 1 chrysanthemum – spray

20. 3 gladioli – any variety

21. 1 single rose

22. Miniature fl oral arrangement (must

not exceed 15cm overall)

23. Floral arrangement (must not exceed

60cm overall)

24. 1 vase mixed garden fl owers

25. 6 pansy or viola heads on a plate

Preserves and Baking Section

26. 1lb jar fruit jam

27. 1lb jar lemon curd

28. 1lb jar chutney

29. Victoria Sandwich 7 inch

(6oz self raising fl our; 6oz caster

sugar; 6oz butter; vanilla essence; 3

eggs; raspberry jam; NO dusting)

30. 4 sweet biscuits/cookies one variety

31. 4 pieces of tray-bake

32. 3 fruit scones

33. Baked item containing courgette eg

cake, scone, biscuits

Handicrafts Section

34. 1 embroidery item

35. 1 item knitted or crocheted item

36. 1 item sewn item

Art

37. Single photograph – theme ‘Growth’

38. Single photograph – theme ‘The

Adventurous Courgette’

39. Single hand produced picture

(pencil, pastel, oil, charcoal or water

colour)

Children’s Section

(Age ranges: under 5, 6-8 years, 9-11

years)

40. Animal made out of fruit and/or

vegetables must include courgette

41. Picture, paint or crayon.

42. Decorated gingerbread person (plain

biscuit may be purchased).

43. Victoria Sandwich (6oz self raising

fl our; 6oz caster sugar; 6oz butter,

vanilla essence; 3 eggs; raspberry

jam; NO dusting)

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Why I’m a board games geek!

Each year in June the

National Boardgames

Expo is held at the NEC

in Birmingham. People

come from all over the

UK and overseas to play games,

to take a look at new games

in development, or to pick up

something that they have wanted

for a while.

Besides the thousands of

different games available to view

or buy, what makes the Expo so

much fun is that you can sit down

at one of the gaming tables with a

bunch of complete strangers, from

all walks of life, and be drawn

together in that moment to play!

Whether in competition against

one another or in cooperation as

part of a team, games have the

ability to bring the young and old

together.

Ok, it’s true, when it comes to

board games I am a geek!

But in my defence….

Playing games helps us learn,

develop and live healthier lives.

Games are fun, they provide pure

escapism, and in some small part

they help us to keep in touch with

our youth. Games require thought

and problem solving, they often

need skill and diplomacy, and

many games require you to make

diffi cult decisions, to calculate

risk and to quickly evaluate

different situations. Playing games

promotes empathy and helps us

learn how to trust others.

It may often be diffi cult, due

to the time pressure we are all

under, but making time to play

games with our kids, or with our

friends, is a perfect way to get

closer to the people we love.

There are also proven health

benefi ts to playing games. Games

help the brain retain and build

cognitive associations well into

old age and this in turn reduces

the risk of cognitive decline, such

as that associated with dementia

and Alzheimer’s. Games also help

us lower our blood pressure by

reducing stress. In children, games

help develop logic and reasoning

skills, improve critical thinking and

boost spatial reasoning. Games

can also increase verbal and

communication skills as well as

attention time and the ability to

concentrate and focus for longer

periods of time.

Everyone has heard of

Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit, but

if these are not your cup of tea,

there really is a game out there

for everyone. The Expo this year

will have over 200 exhibitors and

5000+ games on show! So take

the time to dust off old games or

invest in new ones. With games

you can rampage through cities,

build the pyramids, establish trade

routes across the known world

or venture into space from the

comfort of your living room…

Enjoy!

Nathan Edwards

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Fun In The Park!

Sunday June 10 :: 1.30-5pm

An afternoon of fun and games for all

the family – Meet us in Graves Park,

Woodseats entrance, on the field

behind the playground. Bring a picnic

and friends and we’ll do the rest.

Contact Steve on 07989290957, Glyn on

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Services at St Chad’s

Sunday Services

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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

• Monday Friday at to 9am Thursday - up to at an 5pm hour of prayer, blessing

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You don’t have to be a

gardener or golfer to

know that spring has

been a long time coming

but it does now seem

that spring is just ‘round the

corner’. There are many sights

and sounds of spring which herald

its approach. Spring fl owers

such as daffodils, primroses and

snowdrops are just some which

appear as the weather warms

up. There are also many sounds

of spring such as birds singing

in earnest and for better or for

worse the sound of rotavators,

lawn mowers and hedge trimmers.

One of the things that has

changed over the years has been

the sound of children playing out.

A few years ago a friend showed

me a video he had made of his

young children playing outside

the post offi ce on Abbey Lane.

It was taken in the 1980s using

what was then a state of the art

video recorder which I am sure is

now in the Science Museum and

probably was about the size of a

shoebox.

The video was taken from

outside the post office looking

down Abbey Lane and the thing

that surprised me most was that on

the whole of Abbey Lane there was

only one car and that was parked

outside what is now the Poseidon

Fish and Chip shop. Not only was

there one parked car but there

were no other cars whatsoever

travelling up or down the road.

It looked a little like one of those

dystopian films where society has

collapsed and almost everyone

has disappeared. I am sure that

Abbey Lane wasn’t unusual in

this and had my friend videoed

anywhere in Woodseats the result

would have been the same.

I guess it’s no surprise

then that when we were younger

we would play out on the street

all day. The street would be our

football pitch, cricket pitch and

roller skating rink and we would

rarely be interrupted by a vehicle

of any sort.

Our favourite was a simple

game called ‘kick can’. In essence

we would stand a can on a grate

in the middle of the street and

nominate one person to be ‘on’.

One of us would then kick the

can as far down the street as we

could and then we would all run

and hide. The person who was

on would then have to seek those

who were hiding. Once they had

spotted someone they would

shout out their name and then run

back and put his or her foot on he

can. If someone could get close

enough without being spotted and

kick the can again then everyone

would be released and so it

would start again and probably

continued until it was too dark to

see the can.

So much has changed over the

years, most of it for the good but

I do miss the sound of children

playing out.

Steve Winks

Child’s Play

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The World’s Oldest Football Club

Sometime

during the

mid 1990s

a work

colleague

asked me if I fancied

going to watch a

Sheffield football

local derby. No,

not Wednesday v

United but Sheffield

FC v Hallam FC.

Non-league football

played with loads

of passion under

lights at Sheffield’s

then new home

in Dronfield at the

back of the Coach

and Horses pub. I thoroughly

enjoyed the game and have been

a frequent visitor over the years.

I turned my back on professional

football several years ago

because of the way money and

TV has dominated the game. So

back to the roots.

In the year 1857 William Prest

and Nathaniel Creswick founded

the first football club in the world.

Two pioneers who developed

new rules and laws for a game

to play with friends of all ages

in the community. Starting in

1857, football became a strong

social and emotional basement

for the citizens of Sheffield – and

is today the world’s greatest

game. The oldest club in the

word then looked for someone

to play against! Hence Hallam

FC was born and the oldest

local derby created. Incidentally,

Hallam, who play at Sandygate

Lane, Crosspool, have the oldest

football ground in the world.

Sheffi eld FC were never able

to turn professional, unlike their

city rivals Wednesday (formed

in 1867) and United (formed

in 1889). Throughout history,

Sheffi eld FC has always played

football at amateur level. When

the fi rst professional league

was founded in 1885, the club

wasn’t strong enough to compete

with the newly-formed and paid

pro-teams and so decided to

set up the fi rst offi cial amateur

competition in football.

Club, as they are known in

the area, are proud of their

status as true amateur club, and

have developed a grass roots

environment with more than

12 teams – from an under 14

girls’ team to an over 35s men’s

team – a place for every football

enthusiast, living within the

region of Sheffi eld. To preserve

this heritage and the nature

of football,the club founded its

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own foundation in 2010 and will

never invest in future players, but in

different local and global projects to

spread the true values of the game.

Sheffield FC are at football’s top

table and have gained the FIFA Order

of Merit. There are only two football

clubs in the world with this standing.

One is Real Madrid, the other is

Sheffield FC.

Over the years all the great teams

have helped the club to celebrate its

anniversaries and last year hundreds

of Cologne FC fans turned up at the

small ground to recognise Sheffield

FC’s place in history. The club’s

ambition is to return from Dronfield

to their original ground in Sheffield at

Olive Grove.

I have watched the club three

times this season in the Evostick

League. The scores have been 4-3,

3-2 and 4-4. Lots of goals and lots

of excitement, some skill and loads

of endeavour. At this level, you

occasionally see an ex-professional

displaying their skills or young

professionals, on loan, gaining some

experience. Most players, however,

are locals, who were not good

enough for the professional game,

but who enjoy playing for modest

expenses against others of the same

mind.

Attendances range between 150

and 350. There are some local

derbies still, although Hallam are

now two levels lower. Stocksbridge

FC and teams from Derbyshire help

promote some healthy rivalry.

If anyone is interested in finding

out what football is like, outside the

pampered professional realm, then let

me know. You could be in for a treat!

David Manning

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Saint Paul famously

remarked - “Bodily

exercise profiteth little.”

When I look in the

mirror after a workout I

can see what he was getting at…

But Paul used the language of

sport as a metaphor for Christian

living; scattered throughout his

letters to growing churches are

references to running, shadowboxing,

actual boxing and

wrestling, perhaps even the

struggles to the death of gladiators

in the arena.

Paul makes the point that

athletes do two things

– they accept and

abide by the rules

of any contest

they enter, and

they take on

a rigorous

training

schedule

covering diet,

sleep and

exercise.

Everything

is focussed on

an event that may

be over in seconds,

like the 100 metre sprint –

or on building up the reserves

of stamina demanded by the

marathon.

What’s it all about, asks Paul,

why do they put themselves

through it?

There was a prize, of course, for

the winner – but not a gold medal,

nor a trophy to display on the

mantelpiece.

Competitors in the Greek or

Roman games received a crown

of laurel leaves, which quickly

dried and faded.

Of course, there was also the

prestige of winning, and the

handshake and “Well done!” from

the governor, or whoever was

presenting the prizes.

Paul says there’s a lot more

than a crown of leaves in store

at the end of a Christian’s life: a

“Well done!” from Jesus, the King

of kings himself – and a prize we

can’t even guess at.

Not the prize of eternal life, or

a place in heaven – no effort of

ours could be enough for that, but

Jesus has already won that for

those who believe by his death

and resurrection.

Writing to his young

friend Timothy, Paul

sees life as a

relay race, each

generation

handing on the

baton to the

next.

Run like

someone who

wants the

prize, he says,

live your life

with purpose and

passion.

Like an athlete

in training, accept that

some things will be off limits

for you – but recognise that God

will only deny us things which

would do us harm.

Accept the disciplines, the

training, that make a strong

contender: prayer, bible study,

meeting for worship and teaching

with other believers.

Encouraging each other along,

cheered on by a countless crowd

who have run this race before us,

our eyes fixed on Jesus, the coach

and the prize-giver – this is Paul’s

picture of the Christian life: it’s for

participants, not spectators.

Ken Goodier

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All Out in Rome

At 7am on October 18, 12 vicars

and ordinands met at Gatwick

to travel to Rome to play the

Vatican at cricket. On hearing

the news, most people respond

– ‘The Vatican! Do Italians really play

cricket?’ The truth is that as a rule they

don’t – nor do they even understand what

cricket is. But the Catholic Church draws

in people from all nationalities and the

Vatican team – known as St Peter’s XI – is

composed of priests and seminarians from

England, Australia, India, Sri Lanka and

Africa. The Archbishop of Canterbury’s

(ABC) XI is a team that was started four

years ago after an invitation from the Pope

to play St Peter’s XI. This year it was our

turn to tour Rome and we were invited to

play two 20twenty games, one against

Rome’s own cricket club – Capanelle - and

the second against a Vatican team.

The cricket was a huge success for the

ABC XI. Our match against Rome cricket

club was a hard fought affair. Rome

batted fi rst and started steadily eventually

making 145 in their 20 overs. I bowled the

last few overs at the end of the innings and

was particularly happy getting the wicket

of their opening batsman, caught on the

boundary in the last over for 98! ABC XI

started scoring runs quickly, but we were

losing wickets just as fast. After five overs

we were 40-4, when the experienced

batting of Jez Barnes and Chris Lee put

on a great 100 run partnership to see us

home with two overs to spare.

A couple of days later, we returned to

the one cricket ground in Rome to play St

Peter’s XI. Although the Catholic team

had spent much of the previous day trying

to feed us up like Christmas turkeys, we

turned up raring to go. I was asked to be

12th man during this game, although this

was disappointing, I never felt anything

but part of a close knit group of players.

We won the toss and asked to bat. Chris

Kennedy batted wonderfully to score 103

off 52 balls, hitting the St Peter’s bowlers

to all parts of the ground. With good

support from Chris Lion (41) and a cameo

from Chris Lee (11), we finished on 176-3

after 20 overs. Amazingly, all our runs

were scored by vicars named Chris. The

total was a formidable one and it turned

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out a bit too much for the St Peter’s

boys who eventually finished on a very

respectable 137-8, meaning the Anglicans

won by 39 runs to retain the ‘Ut Unum Sint

(That They May Be One)’ cup.

It was a huge privilege to be asked to

be invited to be part of the tour. Alongside

playing cricket, we were asked to spend

time with the opposing team with the aim

of walking together in our sport, our lives

and in our worship of God. This involved

more formal functions such as a reception

by the British Ambassador to the Holy

See, to informal times of being given tours

around St Peter’s Basilica and the Pope’s

residence as Castel Gandolfo. During one

of these trips, the manager of the Vatican

team, Father Eamonn O’Higgins, spoke

powerfully about the special relationships

between Catholics and Anglicans. He

went on to reflect that in walking together

we needed to acknowledge the wounds

caused between us in the past if we are

going to find healing in the future. In

particular it was hugely humbling to be

invited into one of the seminarian colleges

for Solemn Vespers with the trainee priests.

Very graciously we were brought into an

intimate space and were able to experience

an integrity of worship in a different style

and language than we were used to.

A lot of people

(possibly quite rightly)

think cricket is a pointless

sport and because of that

it would be easy to think

such a trip was frivolous.

However, globally there is

a vast amount of evidence

that sport can play an

important part of bringing

people together and

healing wounds. Whilst, I

am under no illusion that a cricket match

isn’t going to heal the wound that Father

Eamonn spoke about, what is encouraging

is seeing the respect, graciousness and

love between the two teams. As part of

the trip we were able to visit the Anglican

Centre in Rome. Here, we heard about

how four years of cricket have been

instrumental in the Catholic Anglican

dialogue of recent times. We may not be

doing the diplomacy or the theology, but

in simply playing cricket together we are

beginning to live out the practice of what it

means to walk or even bowl together.

Our differences are still present and

need to be recognised, but it is amazing

that in the 500 years since the reformation

began, the Anglican and Catholic churches

have never been closer. This year, Pope

Francis attended a service at All Saints

Anglican church in Rome, also an Anglican

service was conducted in St Peter’s

Basilica for the first time ever. Most of

this dialogue has arisen out of the deep

friendship between Pope Francis and

Archbishop Justin.

I just hope, in a small way, playing

cricket has been part of the healing of that

deep wound.

Rev Dan Christian is Associate Vicar

at All Saints’ Church, Ecclesall

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100 Years On

Sunday November 11

will mark the 100th

anniversary of the

signing of the armistice

that brought to an end

the fi ghting of the First World

War. At St Chad’s we will be

remembering and honouring

those from Woodseats who died

during that confl ict.

If you have any information,

photographs, memorabilia,

relating to any of the men on

our war memorial we would love

you to get in touch.

Our November Impact

magazine will have a special

focus on this anniversary.

Write to us at St Chad’s

Church Offi ce, Linden Avenue,

Sheffi eld S8 0GA or email

offi ce@stchads.org.

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0114 262 1955

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June - July

2018

Holy Communion 11.00am :

Sunday

3rd, 10th, 24th June

1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th July

Evensong ( 3rd Sunday) 3pm :

Sunday 17th June *

Sung Evensong

Sunday 15th July

All Welcome

Our Services are based on the

Book of Common Prayer &

Refreshments are served afterwards

email info@beauchiefabbey.org.uk

www.beauchiefabbey.org.uk

Special Services

th

*On Sunday 17 June and

Sunday 16th September

at 3pm we welcome

back the talented and eloquent

Abbey Lane Singers for a

Special Choral Evensong Service .

Events

Beauchief Abbey will be taking part in this years

Heritage Open Days 14th - 16th September.

The Abbey will be open on Friday 11am - 4pm

Saturday 11am - 4pm and

Sunday 11am - 3pm followed by a

Sung Evensong with the Abbey Lane Singers,

to view and find out more information.

see our website

www.beauchiefabbey.org.uk

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 Singing Game

Once upon a time, before

the coming of the internet

or social media, the

playgrounds of primary

schools all over the UK

and indeed Europe and America

rang with the tunes of singing

games. The words may have

differed but the tunes were always

the same. Favourites included The

Farmer’s in His Den, Oranges and

Lemons and There Came a Duke

a-Riding, though there were many

more. Looking back, the songs now

seem as mysterious as fairytales

and the singers possessed of

ancient authority – which indeed

they were.

Singing games and their tunes

are part of the well of tradition

from which writers and composers

still draw. Echoes can be found

in the works of Hardy, TS Eliot,

Mozart and Humperdinck. The first

imitation of the ‘courtship’ type of

singing game (There Came a Duke

a-Riding etc), can be found in the

Bible where the surviving men of

the tribe of Benjamin were told to

capture wives for themselves from

among the girls dancing at the

annual feast in Shiloh (Judges 21

in 900BC). So singing games were

well established in Christian times

and by the Middle Ages had a place

beside folk and mystery plays. But

the Christian church seems to have

been opposed to secular dancing

almost throughout its history and

especially during the Reformation

and the English Civil War periods.

For more than 1,000 years, the

ecclesiastical councils tried to stamp

out the ‘sin’ of dancing and secular

music – though with little success.

The church did however commend

‘caroles’, if they were danced to the

glory of God; so it seems religious

ring dances were composed as a

substitute for secular ones. By the

16th century, books of religious

dancing games were in print;

though they didn’t really catch on

with adults and began to become

the province of children. In the 19th

century, William Morris led a revival

of such country pursuits and very

young children were introduced

to games such as Ring a Ring o’

Roses. Rose Fyleman and Eleanor

Farjeon wrote singing games for

children in 1919 but these games

never took root – they were too

self-conscious and insipid.

In the mid 20th century, Iona

and Peter Opie (social historians)

collected over 100 singing games,

their rules, rituals and regional

variations from all over the UK.

The games were far from being the

courtly dances of the 18th century.

Most ended either in a tug-of-war

or a general rough and tumble. The

words of the verses varied widely,

not only from town to town and area

to area but actually from school to

school; and Eleanor Farjeon and

Rose Fyleman may have been

quite shocked by some of them.

Here is a variant of Oranges and

Lemons which the Opies collected

in Shropshire:

‘Itchy and scratchy say the bells

of the Abbey.

Three naked lads say the bells of

St Chad’s.’

To me this feels further north and

rather closer to home!

I sometimes wonder if there is

any truth in William Blake’s poem

Jerusalem and like to think that

perhaps once upon a time Jesus

really did come to England and, if

he did, might he not have played

singing games with the children

who toiled in the dark satanic

mills? Because after all absence

of evidence is not evidence of

absence!

Sylvia Bennett

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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The Swish of the Curtain

by Pamela Brown

I

am at big fan of reading – it

is my favourite thing to do.

One of the books I’ve read

recently is The Swish of the

Curtain by Pamela Brown.

The Swish of the

Curtain is about

seven children;

their names are

Nigel, Vicky, Percy

(known as Bulldog),

Sandra, Maddy, Lyn

and Jeremy. One

day they fi nd an

old broken-down

chapel and decide

to renovate it into a

theatre.

The children call

themselves the

Blue Door Theatre

Company. They put

on plays and have

lots of fun. Eventually they decide

their future has got to be theatre.

They make a plan; but will they

go to dramatic school, or will their

parents stand in the way?

I really liked this book because

it was exciting; you never knew

what play the Blue Doors were

going to perform next. When I

was reading it it felt like I was

actually there watching it all

happen.

My favourite part of the

book was probably when they

performed a

pantomime but

really I liked it all.

This book is

a good read

because it’s

interesting. It is

quite long and

quite thick so it

might take a bit of

time to read but it’s

defi nitely worth it.

I recommend this

book to anyone that

likes reading realistic

stories, dramatic

stories and just

amazing ones.

This is the fi rst Pamela Brown

book I’ve read and I’m looking

forward to reading one of the

four sequels to The Swish of the

Curtain.

Alicia Smith, aged nine

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Registers 2018

Funerals

March

8 Jo Maybery (96)

12 Harold Bradshaw (76)

22 John Mottershaw (87)

29 William Hesketh (86)

Richard Digby (68)

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.

April

16 Nellie Trotter (100)

18 Edna Fessey (91)

• 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.

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.

St Chad’s Church has two

rooms available for hire at

56 Abbey Lane

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.

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Tel. 0114 3600616 (answerphone)

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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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

email: toby@stchads.org

Assistant Minister for the elderly Yvonne Smith 274 5086

Readers

Daren Craddock, Amy Hole,

Pauline Johnson and

Yvonne Smith 274 5086

Youth Worker Nick Seaman 274 5086

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Impact magazine Tim Hopkinson 274 5086

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Church Wardens Ann Firth 274 5086

Ann Lomax 274 5086

Uniformed Groups

Group Scout Leader Ian Jackson 235 3044

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