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Impact1018

October/November 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

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The names of John Parr and George

Ellison may mean very little to you

(as they did to me). John Parr was a

butcher’s apprentice from Finchley,

north London and George Ellison was

a miner from Leeds. Their graves face each

other in the allied war cemetery in Mons and

yet they died over four years apart. John was

the fi rst British death in World War One, dying

on August 21, 1914; George was the last, dying

at 9.30am on November 11, 1918 – a mere 90

minutes before the guns fell silent. George

had fought through all four years of the war at

the battles of Mons, Ypres, Cambrai and Loos.

He was 40 with a family. John was a mere 17

years, having lied about his age on joining the army.

The fact that John and George lie opposite each other is nothing more

than coincidence. The fi rst and last battles that the British army fought

were at Mons. In four years of bitter trench warfare which saw the British

lose 500,000 men, the French 1,300,000 and the Germans 1,500,000,

the front lines of the opposing armies had barely moved.

One hundred and twenty of those names are found on the war

memorial in St Chad’s church. Some of these names can also be found

in our confi rmation register dated from 1912. Teenagers confi rmed in the

years immediately before the war died on the Somme a few years later.

The vicar at the time, George Kydd Cuthbert, sadly wrote by each name

“dead”. After the war the families of some of these young men paid to

decorate and furnish the still incomplete church building. Like many

churches, we have stained glass windows, a lectern and other pieces of

church furniture dedicated to those who died in that terrible confl ict.

As a former miner, George Ellison may perhaps have been familiar

with the miners’ motto, that eventually became the slogan of the NUM –

“the past we inherit, the future we build”. Every Remembrance Sunday,

but particularly this one, we are surrounded by our inherited past and

we are challenged by a future that can be built free of war. If all we do

is remember those who died, then there seems little purpose to their

deaths. If, on the other, hand we can use this day as an opportunity to

stand against hatred of all kinds, including the hatred that

lurks deep inside of each one of us, then perhaps there

remains hope.

As well as remembering on the eleventh day of the

eleventh month, I suggest that we also repent of the

anger and selfi shness in each of us that contributes to

discord and division, and that we fi nd a way to restore

broken relationships in our own lives as well as the

brokenness that we see in our communities.

Rev Toby Hole, Vicar,

St Chad’s, Woodseats

October/November 2018

WOODSEATS • SHEFFIELD

Remembering, Repenting, Restoring

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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

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“Good thing I found you Gideon ... it seems

someone has been hiding all your Bibles!”

Why did the Frenchman like to

eat snails so much?

He couldn’t stand fast food!

A man went to a solicitor and

asked: “What do you charge?”

“£1,000 for three questions,”

she answered.

“Wow,” said the man, “Isn’t

that a bit expensive?”

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“What’s your third question?”

Why didn’t

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A woman walked

into the doctor’s

surgery.

“I’ve hurt my leg in

several places,” he

said.

“Well don’t go there

again,” said the

doctor.

A sandwich walked

into a bar.

“Sorry,” said the

bartender, “We

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here!”

A group of convicts

escaped after a

prison van collided

with a cement

mixer.

Police said they

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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 Abbeydale

Industrial Hamlet Visitors Centre;

•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.

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for details about any of the walks.

October 6

Pie and Pea Supper with Ceilidh

St Chad’s Church

6pm

Live music and dancing plus pie

and pea supper. Bring your own

drinks.Tickets, priced £10 for

adults and £5 for children, are

available by calling 0114 274 5086

or emailing offi ce@stchads.org

October 6

Book Sale

36 Crawshaw Grove, Beauchief

10am-12pm

Good quality second-hand books

for sale in aid of the Alzheimer’s

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

Society. Donations of good

condition paperback novels or

biographies are welcome.

October 12

Mark’s Gospel

St Chad’s Church

7.30pm

A live performance of St Mark’s

Gospel lasting about two-and-aquarter

hours.

October 13

Coffee Morning

St Chad’s Church

10am-12.3pm

A coffee morning, gift stall and

raffl e in aid of Toybox.

See page 11 for more details.

October 13

Autumn Farmers’ Market

St James’ Church, Norton

12-4pm

October 14

Abbeydale Miniature Railway

Abbeydale Road South

1-5pm

October’s open day at Abbeydale

Miniature Railway.

October 31

Light Party

St Chad’s Church

6-7.30pm

A fun-filled evening for primary

school children – younger children

are welcome with an adult.

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Tickets and forms will be available

from uniformed group leaders or at

St Chad’s Church. Email offi ce@

stchads.org or call 0114 274 5086.

November 4

Community Bonfire

St Chad’s Church House, Abbey

Lane

6.30-9pm

Join us for our community bonfi re

with garden fi reworks. Entry is

£1 per person on the gate with

sparklers, glow sticks, snacks, hot

dogs and drinks available to buy.

November 4

Pedlar’s Corner Flea Market

Abbeydale Picture House

10am-3pm

Flea market, antiques, vintage,

retro, arts, crafts, makers and

salvage stalls.

November 9

Roundabout Sleep Out

92 Burton Road, Kelham Island

Spend the night on a warehouse

fl oor to raise money for young

homeless people in Sheffi eld.

Some of Roundabout’s young

people will speak about the issues

in Sheffi eld and tell their story.

There will also be refreshments

and entertainment up until

midnight when the lights go out

and the challenge begins. Find out

more at roundabouthomeless.org

or call 0114 253 6753.

November 11

Remembrance service

St Chad’s Church

10.55am

Our annual service of

remembrance which this year

marks 100 years since the

Armistice.

November 16

Open House Launch Night

St Chad’s Church

7.30pm

Open House Coffee Shop has

been in the heart of Woodseats for

the past 30 years. Having closed

its doors in 2012, the property on

Chesterfi eld Road has remained

empty, and now a new team is

breathing life into the vision for the

next generation. Enjoy cake and

coffee as the team shares more

about the plans for Open House.

For more information, visit www.

openhousesheffi eld.co.uk, or email

hello@openhousesheffi eld.co.uk

November 17

Big Quiz Night

St Chad’s Church

Door open 7pm, quiz starts 7.45pm

Groups up and down the country

will be taking part in the biggest

ever multi-venue, nationwide

quiz night to raise money for

Tearfund. Light refreshments will

be available. Go to stchads.org for

more details.

What’s On

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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Christmas Joy All Boxed Up

As we sit back

and reflect on

our holidays

I’m sure that

Christmas

presents are not the first

thing we think of. But

soon the TV commercials

will be showing the

latest must-have toys

our children need, and

the shops will begin the

countdown of shopping

days to Christmas.

Sadly for many children around

the world there will be no exciting

presents to open. But through

the work of Operation Christmas

Child we can make Christmas

special for some.

Operation Christmas Child

is organised by the Charity

Samaritan’s Purse which,

for many years, has

shown that although

we can’t erase

the poverty and

needs for all those

children, we can in

a small way show

that we care by filling

a shoebox with

small gifts.

Operation

Christmas Child

works with local churches and

charities overseas to distribute

the shoeboxes to those who most

need them regardless of their

background or beliefs, asking

nothing in return, demonstrating

God’s love in a tangible way.

These may be in schools,

hospitals, orphanages, homeless

shelters and impoverished

neighbourhoods.

All around Britain and many

other countries, people will be

preparing for this year’s Operation

Christmas Child campaign. Could

you give an extra gift this year?

It’s so easy –

1. Simply brightly wrap a

shoebox and decide the gender

and age of the child.

2. Fill the box with a selection

of small goodies such as a soft

toy, ball, cars, doll, pens, pencils

crayons, writing/colouring book,

toothbrush,

toothpaste, comb,

soap, hat, gloves

and scarf. Finally,

it would be good to

include a few sweets

- with a sell-by date

of at least March

2019 (no chocolate

please). More ideas

can be found in our

leaflets.

3. Finally please add a donation

towards shipping costs of £5.

Leaflets will be available at St

Chad’s Church from October, and

completed boxes can be dropped

off at the church office in Linden

Avenue and at our 9am and 11am

Sunday services.

Other drop-off points can be

found on the website www.

operationchristmaschild.org.uk

I hope many of you will support

this charity again. Thank you.

Carole Titman

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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I

don’t know if you ever saw

our old van running around

Woodseats and all over the city

with ‘The Besom in Sheffield’

on the side but unfortunately

it has gone to the great scrapyard

in the sky and is no more. We had

had it for around 12 years and it

was five years old when it was given

us. Throughout its life it has given

excellent service although several

times over the last few years we

had to make that classic decision of

whether it was worth investing more

money to keep it going or should

we cut our losses and let it go. This

was the dilemma we faced a few

weeks ago and ultimately decided it

was not good stewardship to keep

it going.

For an organisation which is

focussed on profit it would not be

an issue because they would have

factored a replacement into their

business model and all would have

been well but we are not that sort

of organisation. From the day that

we took the decision to scrap our

vehicle we had two things in mind.

The first was that as a Christian

organisation everything we do has

to glorify God and the second was

that we had to take seriously the

promise in the Bible that we had

to ask no one except God for the

provision we needed. This means

we don’t have to fundraise – we

don’t need to set up a crowdfunding

page or organising coffee mornings

or pea and pie suppers to get

money for our needs. We are simply

asked to pray and then step aside

and let God do what God does.

In the meantime we hired a van

one day a week and waited patiently

to see what would happen. As a

step of faith we began looking for

a replacement and identified a van

that would meet our needs if the

opportunity arose.

Within days, without us asking,

people, mainly from St Chad’s,

but also from other churches and

indeed the general public found out

that we needed a van and decided

to help. Within a couple of weeks we

had enough money to put a deposit

down on the van we had identified

even though the full amount was

not in sight yet. Soon people began

to realise we had no van and then

they became even more creative.

Someone said they would pay for

the signage on the side of the van

and another that they would pay

the first year’s road fund licence.

Other anonymous givers put money

through our letterbox – amazing.

Someone even said they would lend

us the money to cover the gift aid

until we could reclaim it.

We now have our new van which

is only three years old and once

again is helping people who can

give their time, skills, money and

things to those who are living on the

margins of society.

None of this would be possible

without the generosity of people but

also we can say without doubt that

prayer works and that God does

provide for our needs if we depend

on him and on him alone.

If you would like to know more

about the work of Besom then

either visit our website – www.

thebesominsheffield.co.uk or contact

us on 07875950170.

Steve Winks

The Besom in Sheffield

Back on the Road!

Services at St Chad’s

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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100 Years, 100 Days,Two Minutes

On August 4 1918, King

George V called a National

Day of Prayer, meeting with

members of both Houses of

Parliament. Why that day?

It was the fourth anniverary of the

opening of hostilities in World War

One. One hundred days later, the

Great War ended.

On August 4 2018

Remembrance100 launched 100

days of Peace and Hope with

prayers, Bible readings, reflections

and peace-making activities. It is

being sponsored by Justin Welby,

Archbishop of Canterbury. He writes:

“Our God is one who brings

peace to hearts and calls us not

only to stop violence but to seek

reconciliation. His reconciliation

asks that we disempower memories

of destruction and their hold

over individuals and societies.

Through this we can learn to

approach difference with curiosity

and compassion, rather than fear

and begin to flourish together in

previously unthinkable ways. This

kind of reconciliation is incredibly

rare... that is why in 100 days before

this Remembrance Sunday, we

think especially of those caught up

in conflict and who pray for peace

against all odds and act with hope

when there’s little light to be seen.”

LEARNING FROM THE PAST

The tomb of the Unknown Warrior

in Westminster Abbey has four New

Testament verses on it.

1. ‘”Greater love has no man than

this” than to lay down ones’ life for

one’s friends.’ Jesus showed the

extent of his love by dying on a

Roman cross for us.

2. “In Christ shall all be made alive”

reminds us that death is not the end.

Jesus died and rose again, so we

too can have life beyond the grave.

3. “The Lord knows those who are

His” helps us to understand why

Jesus died. His death means we

can know God personally - a fact

reinforced by:

4. “Unknown and yet well known,

dying and behold we live.”

These words, literally set in stone,

remind us even if no-one remembers

us, we are known by a loving God

who gave his Son, so whoever

believes in him will have eternal life.

Through his sacrifice we can have

resurrection hope.

A PRAYER

Heavenly Father, as we grieve for

those who have sacrificed their lives

in so many wars, we thank you for

the greatest sacrifice of all - your

Son Jesus. Help us to live in the

power of the resurrection today and

every day. Amen.

ACTION

We may not be required to give up

our lives for our country, but we can

show God’s love to our community

in sacrificial ways. Maybe giving our

time, our money or our hospitality to

those who are in greater need than

our own. What can you give today to

make the world a better place?

For more information go to www.

remembrance.co.uk/100-days

Jeremy Thornton

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Giving Children an Identity

Toybox is a small British charity

devoted to helping children in

Guatemala where it is estimated

700,000 do not have a birth

certificate. These children

are known simply as “XXX children”

They do not officially exist, are prey to

unspeakable exploitation, nobody takes

responsibility for them and nobody

seems to care.

Getting a birth certificate is something

most street children can only dream of.

Without which things such as education,

healthcare and shelter are not available.

Try to imagine for a moment that you

were known simply as XXX. You’d never

been allowed to see a doctor, never

allowed to sit an exam or advance at

school, never get a job and earn your

Busy Hands Coffee Morning

Saturday October 13

10am - 12.30pm at St Chad’s Church

Raffle and cake stall

in aid of Toybox

own income or get married. You have no

identity. Unregistered children are not

recognised by the official statistics, so do

not officially exist. Many die while they

are still young and in the city cemetery

an unmarked grave is “XXX” for all

the children who do not officially exist.

These children suffer the same indignity

in death as they do in life.

By giving a child a birth certificate you

give a gift which will last a lifetime.

Please support our coffee morning.

Busy Hands small group

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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A Growing Memorial

In the early 1990s one

man had an idea to

create a national focus for

Remembrance.

This project began with no

money, no land, no staff and no

trees. After years of dedication,

grants awarded by the National

Lottery and thousands of

donations, both large and small,

the National Memorial Arboretum

was born. It covers 150 acres,

has over 300 memorials and over

30,000 trees have been planted.

The Arboretum acknowledges the

personal sacrifi ces made by the

Armed Forces and civilian services

of this country during wartime,

but the focus is not totally military.

From the start, it was planned

as a place of joy where the lives

of people would be remembered

by living trees that would grow

and mature in a world of peace.

The mix of habitats found in the

Arboretum make it an excellent

home for a diversity of wildlife.

Remembrance is very much a

part of our heritage, it has its

own language and is fi lled with

symbols which become more

potent as they echo through time.

They are found everywhere in the

Arboretum.

One particularly moving place is

The Millennium Chapel of Peace

and Forgiveness which welcomes

people of all faiths and

none – it is the only

place in the country

where the Act of

Remembrance is

observed every day.

It is constructed

largely from wood

and all the sculptures

and objects have been

hand-crafted by a variety

of people including a group of

young offenders at a local prison.

There is a beautiful woodcarving

called ‘The Story Teller’ with a

group of children listening to Jesus

telling one of His stories. Another

place which speaks profoundly in

the silence is the Shot at Dawn

memorial, appropriately found on

the eastern edge of the Arboretum

where the dawn strikes fi rst. During

WW1, 309 soldiers were shot for

desertion, cowardice, striking an

offi cer, disobeying an order or

sleeping at their post. Many were

underage when they volunteered

and most of them never had a

proper trial. Today it is recognised

that many of them were actually

suffering from Post Traumatic

Stress Disorder. A statue of a

blindfolded soldier faces six trees

which represent the fi ring squad

and to left, right and behind him,

arranged in the form of a Greek

theatre symbolising the tragedy

that these events signify, are

wooden posts of differing height

bearing the name and ages of

those who suffered this cruel fate.

“The Arboretum will be a

celebration of life lived” the

founder promised and so many

remembered there have lived rich,

full lives. Amongst the tears you

fi nd smiles, too, as when I came

across a brightly painted fairground

horse. How incongruous, I thought,

until I read the dedication - to The

Showmen’s Guild, many of whom

died during confl ict. They operate

travelling funfairs throughout the

UK and raise thousands of pounds

for local, regional and national

charities. If you haven’t already

been one of the 250,000 people

who visit this unique place each

year, I suggest you add it to your

‘bucket list’.

Chris Laude

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Parish News of 1918

St Chad’s Church opened

in 1912 – just two years

before the Great War

began, but throughout

the following years, our

parish magazine gave news of

the church and recorded ‘notes

of sympathy’ as young men from

our community lost their lives.

A hopeful St Chad’s vicar, Rev

G Kydd Cuthbert, writes in the

November edition: “At last Peace

seems very near. Perhaps

we shall be able to have our

Thanksgiving Service before

another issue appears.”

Here are a few extracts

from Mr Cuthbert’s message

the following month after the

Armistice had been agreed:

“My Dear Friends,

This Christmas we shall be

able to understand the love

underlying the “Incarnation”

better than ever before. “God

so loved the world that he gave

His only begotten Son”. The

giving of that wonderful gift was

announced by the angel as

“good tidings of great joy,” and

the heavenly host broke into

praise, saying “Glory to God in

the highest, and on earth peace,

goodwill toward men.”

“...It has been our lot to witness

during the past four years of

war the greatest struggle of

the centuries, and see Might

matched against Right. It is our

glorious privilege to see Right

triumphant.

“The future lies... in common

service of the highest ideals

for the general welfare of the

people. The sacrifi ces of the

years of war lay upon us an

obligation to reap from noblest

death a harvest of fullest life

– life freed, as the Son of Man

came to free it, from the sin of

selfi shness, and happy in the

service of righteousness and

Peace.”

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War is a controversial

subject. It always

has been and always

will be. Iraq and

Vietnam immediately

spring to mind. Religion can also

be a controversial subject, made

clear locally and recently by the

process to appoint a new Bishop of

Sheffield. So when war and religion

meet, controversy abounds.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a

German Christian pastor and

teacher alive in WW2. Initially a

pacifist, he later became a coconspirator

in plots to bring down,

and eventually assassinate,

Hitler. Bonhoeffer also helped

Jews to escape. Because of

his resistance, he was

eventually caught,

imprisoned, and

executed. For

Bonhoeffer, pacifism

turned into more

active attempts to

counter injustice.

Some Christians are

pacifists, where others

believe war is an option in

extreme circumstances.

So what about God? Is God

a pacifist? To move towards

answering this complicated

question, I will look at Jesus, as he

is the image of the invisible God

(Colossians 1:15). By looking at

Jesus we can learn about God’s

character.

The reading ‘For unto us a child

is born… and his name shall be…

Prince of Peace’ (Isaiah 9:6) is

common at Christmas, and is in

Handel’s Messiah. This part of

the Bible talks about Jesus as an

eternal king who will bring peace,

but also that he will reign with

justice.

Justice is important to Jesus.

Jesus engaged with the poor,

marginalised and oppressed.

Jesus responds to the violence of

society of his time against these

people by being present with

them, healing them and teaching

them. But the way Jesus acted

and spoke was not appreciated by

everyone. Indeed, Jesus knew he

was radical and controversial. This

would eventually lead to his death.

The Romans, who were

oppressing Israel at the time,

were not overthrown by Jesus,

but instead Jesus allowed himself

to be tortured and killed by them.

When Jesus was arrested he does

so without a fi ght, and tells one

of his followers to put down his

sword. But in his sacrifi ce

Jesus is victorious,

because he overcomes

death itself and rises

again to life. He also,

as the Prince of

Peace, enables us

to have peace with

ourselves, peace

with each other,

and peace with God.

Peace is not just the

absence of war, but about a

sense of living rightly with our self,

with each other, and with God.

So, both peace and justice are

very important to Jesus. When

nations go to war it is often to do

with issues related to justice and

oppression. Jesus cannot be a

pacifi st, as through the violence

of his own self-sacrifi cial death

he overcomes death itself, our

most brutal oppressor. But this

is because he is a pacifi st, for

through his own nonviolent selfsacrifi

cial death he enables peace.

Perhaps because God is so ‘other’

to us, he fails to be put in a box

by our black and white human

categories.

Rev James Norris

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Services at St Chad’s

Sunday Services

Sunday

Sunday

Services

Services

Sunday Services

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Weekday

Services

Services

Weekday Services

Weekday Services

Morning Prayers

Morning Prayers

Morning Prayers

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayers

Evening Prayers

Evening Prayers

Monday to Thursday at 9am

Monday to Thursday at 9am

Monday to Thursday at 9am

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

of prayer and Bible readings in church

Monday to Thursday at 5pm

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

for Monday the community to Thursday and at prayer 5pm ministry if requested

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Other Services

Harvest

Prayer and Praise

Prayer

Sunday, Prayer and

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Remembrance

Sunday, November 11

Sunday, February 13 at 7.30pm

Sunday, February 13 at 7.30pm

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services Ash Wednesday, at 9am and March 11am.

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Wednesday, March 9 at at 7.30pm

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There was a massive

change in women’s roles

during the First World War.

As the war progressed

and more and more men

went to fi ght, traditional male roles

were by necessity taken over by

women. Many enrolled in heavy

industry, especially in Sheffi eld in

the steel and arms industry.

As the need for female workers

increased there were propaganda

fi lms made to encourage women

to do their bit for the fi ght against

Germany. By 1918 the munitions

factories were the largest single

employer of women. Employment

rates for women doubled to 47 per

cent over the duration of the war.

Women also worked on the land,

in transport like tram workers,

police, fi re fi ghters and as bank

tellers and clerks. Before the war

women’s roles were more in the

domestic sphere as household

workers. However hard and

dangerous the munition work was

there was better pay and a sense

of communal endeavour. The

women who made TNT for bombs

were called “canaries” because the

dangerous chemicals turned their

skin yellow and killed 400 of them.

Pay however was not equal to

men doing the same jobs, under

the misapprehension that women

were not as strong and open to

emotional problems.

The women working the forges

at the Cradley Heath making

chains earned 30p for a 56 hour

week compared to the men who

earned £1.20. Some of the earliest

industrial disputes over equal pay

occurred among London bus and

tram workers. Eventually some

workers did obtain equal pay

but this rule only applied for the

duration of the war.

After the disastrous loss of

male life of the war and the fl u

pandemic which killed 500 million

world wide and 228,000 in Britain,

there continued a shortage of

workers. Men returning from

the war were given priority for

work and many women left their

“male roles.” However some of

the barriers to employment were

permanently broken down and

women eventually obtained the

right to vote.

Equal pay has still to be fought

for in certain areas of work 100

years on.

Toria Karney

The Changing Role of Women

Women munition workers sorting shells during the First World War

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Woodseats’ Fallen

To mark 100

years since the

First World War

Armistice, Carole

Gibson has

been researching some

of the names on the war

memorial at St Chad’s.

On these next four pages

are just a few of those

men from our area who

died in the Great War.

More of Carole’s

research is available for

people to look at in St

Chad’s Church.

Harold Bingham

Harold Bingham

was born on

August 13, 1895

in Sheffield and

the son of Mrs

HJ Bingham of

Woodseats Road.

He enlisted

in September

1914 and was

an Able Seaman

in the Royal

Navy Volunteer

Reserve. He died

on September 18,

1917 in Flanders,

France.

Lieutenant

Douglas Roy

Hinckley

Lt Hinckley was

born in 1896 and

lived on Cobnar

Road. He was

killed in action

on January 13,

1917, aged 21.

He served in

the Yorks and

Lancaster

Regiment 12th

Battalion and

was awarded the

Victory and

British War

Medals.

There is a brass

lectern in the

shape of an angel

in St Chad’s

which bears an

inscription by

his brother

Gilbert Percy

Hinckley,

dedicated ‘For

the honour and

glory of God in

loving memory

of his brother

Douglas Roy

Hinckley’.

William Martin

Jephson

William was born

in Sheffield

in 1894 and

was a motor

car engineer,

living on with

his family on

Tyzack Road. His

father was a

Police Pension

Timekeeper

Second Lieutenant

Ernest Nicholls

Lt Nicholls

served in the

Royal Flying

Corps. He was

born in 1895

and before

the war was a

warehousehand.

He lived at

Meadow Head

Cottage and

it is believed

he attended St

Chad’s Church.

Arthur Shorten

Arthur Shorten

was born in 1890

and lived with

his family in

Underwood Road.

He was listed

working as a

carter in the

1911 census.

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Lieutenant Cecil

Gordon Harbord

Lt Harbord was

killed in action

in France on

September 1,

1916.

He was in the

Yorkshire and

Lancaster

Regiment 14th

Battalion and

is buried in St

Vaast Military

Cemetery,

Richebourg,

France.

Born in 1894 in

Staffordshire,

before the war

he was a bank

clerk and lived

on Abbey Lane.

His father was an

estate agent.

Lt Harbord

worshipped and

was confirmed at

St Chad’s and

there is a plaque

in the church in

his memory. Above

the plaque is

a stained glass

window depicting

soldiers in the

First World War

together with a

cross bearing the

name ‘Harbord’.

Lance Corporal

Henry Newett

L Cpl Newett was

born in Sheffield

in around 1887.

He was the

husband of Ada

Dronfield of

Chesterfield Road

and was killed

in Flanders on

August 16, 1916.

L Cpl Newett

served in the

King’s Own

Yorkshire Light

Infantry and

was awarded the

Victory and

British War

Medals.

Private Tom

Barclay Parker

Pte Parker was

born in Heeley

in 1897 and died

on September 16,

1916.

His parents

Charles Edward

and Margaret

lived on Abbey

Lane.

Pte Parker served

in the King’s

Own Yorkshire

Light Infantry

and was awarded

the Victory and

British War

Medals.

Lance Corporal

Charles Herbert

Metham

L Cpl Metham was

born in Sheffield

in 1892 and lived

on Chesterfield

Road.

His great niece

tells us he

married Evelyn

Gosling in

October 1914.

L Cpl Metham

initially

enlisted in the

8th Battalion

Somerset Light

Infantry which

was a service

regiment, having

been an engineer

before the war.

He was injured

at the Battle

of Loos around

September 25,

1915 with gunshot

wounds to his

left shoulder

and hand. He was

transferred to

the 1st Battalion

in 1917/18 and is

thought to have

been killed when

he stepped on a

land mine.

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Private Alexander

Walter Shiell

Pte Shiell was

born in 1885

in Sheffield

and lived at

Woodstock Road in

Sharrow.

He was a teacher

at Woodseats

School for more

than 10 years

before the war.

Pte Shiell was

the husband of

Sarah Ethel

Shiell, of The

Hollies, Edge

Hill Road, Nether

Edge, and died

on July 1, 1916

in the Battle

of the Somme,

aged 31. He is

commemorated on

the Thiepval

Memorial, Somme,

France.

He served in

the York and

Lancaster

Regiment.

William L Ward

William Ward was

born in Sheffield

in 1892 and lived

with his family

in Chesterfield

Road.

His father was a

traveller for a

cutlery firm.

Corporal Percy

Walgate

Cpl Walgate was

born in Radford,

Nottinghamshire

in 1897 to

parents Charles

and Emily

Walgate.

He lived in

Chesterfield

Road and worked

as a grocer’s

apprentice before

the war.

His father, a

widower, was

an engineers

assistant

storekeeper.

Cpl Walgate

served in the

Lancashire

Fusiliers and

was awarded the

Victory and

British War

Medals.

He died on

September 26,

1916.

Bernard Reynolds

Bernard Reynolds

was born in

Sheffield in

around 1881 to

parents Ellen

and Walter

Reynolds.

He was the

husband of Evelyn

M Reynolds of

Mitchell Road and

was killed in

action on August

9, 1915.

He served in

the Sherwood

Foresters Notts

and Derby

Regiments and was

awarded 14/15

Star and Victory/

British War

Medals.

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David Miler

David Miller was

born in Leicester

in 1866 to

parents Edwin and

Emma Miller.

He was married

to Ruth Miller

who lived in

Wellcar Road and

died of wounds

on February 11,

1918.

Lance Corporal

John Penkethman

L Cpl Penkethman

served in the

Kings Royal Rifle

Corps and died

in 1917, aged

29. He is buried

in Burngreave

Cemetery.

Private William

Brindley Price

Born in Sheffield,

on October 3,

1894, Pte Price

served in the

Grenadier Guards.

He was killed

in battle at

Gonnelieu on

December 1, 1917

and is buried at

the Rocquigny-

Equancourt Road

British Cemetery

in Manancourt.

Pte Price was

awarded the

Victory and

British War

Medals.

Private Bernard

Robertson

Born in Heeley,

Pte Robertson

served with the

Green Howards

regiment. He was

killed in action

on October 18,

1916.

Pte Robertson

was awarded the

Victory and

British War

Medals.

Sapper Tom

Brindley Price

Sapper Price was

born on April 14

1897 and served

in the Royal

Engineers. He

died on July 9,

1916.

He was named on

the Thiepval

Memorial and

awarded the

Victory and

British War

Medals.

Private Wilfred

D Wallby

Pte Wallby was

born in Sheffield

in around 1893.

His parents

Arthur and

Francis Wallby

lived on Harbord

Road.

Pte Wallby served

in the Yorkshire

and Lancaster

Regiment and died

on October 9,

1917, aged 24.

He was awarded

the Victory and

British War

Medals.

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A Century of Change

Have you ever wondered

what life will be like

in 100 years time? A

quick trawl around the

internet revealed some

fascinating ideas. Ideas such as

controlling the weather, thought

transmission, being able to move

around the world at the speed of

light and free energy from nuclear

fusion. While we might think

most of these are the preserve of

science fi ction, we are already on

the road to a lot of them.

If these seem like fantasy to us

what would it seem like to people

who lived in 1918? If we asked

them the same question then

what would they have thought life

would be like today?

I suspect that they would look

at the innovations of the time

such as the telephone, electricity,

motor cars, aeroplanes and

many many other inventions

which existed or were in the later

stages of a design concept but

were not generally available. I

suppose they would dream about

not having to go to the toilet at

the bottom of the garden on a

freezing January night to discover

that they had not lit the oil lamp

and the toilet would not fl ush

because it was frozen up and

a burst pipe would be the most

likely outcome when the weather

improved.

I imagine that they would love

it if they did not have to boil

water to fi ll the tin bath for the

whole family to bathe in before

it was tipped down the sink by

ladling out with an enamel jug

or a bucket. What they would

have given for central heating

rather than the sometimes fraught

process of getting the coal fi re

going.

Perhaps they dreamed of

just having to fl ick a switch to

illuminate the room in which they

were trying to read the paper – if

they could read – by candlelight

or if they were lucky by gaslight.

Perhaps they would have loved

those things which are supposed

to improve our leisure time such

as a washing machine rather

than a mangle and refrigeration

to prevent food from spoiling,

all of which were around but not

affordable by most people.

Most people had manual jobs

and would probably work six

days a week with just Sundays

off which did not give them a lot

of time for leisure, which was

perhaps as well as the television

had not been invented and there

weren’t many other leisure time

activities such as talking movies,

mobile phones, the internet and

many of the other things that we

take for granted today!

Perhaps they dreamed of a

time when infant mortality was

improved, when diseases such

as pneumonia, meningitis,

tuberculosis, diphtheria, diarrhoea

and polio were eradicated and

that there would be a universal

health service such as the NHS.

We are probably living in a time

when life is changing much faster

than it did 100 years ago. Most

of the innovations of the next

100 years will be for the better,

some will be for the worse and

some that we thought would be

for the better will turn out not to

be so. However, change is always

upon us so we need to embrace

it rather than look back to the

time when everything was ‘rosy’

because it never was. It was just

different.

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A Hundred Years to t

In 1853, Sir George Cayley,

widely regarded as ‘The Father of

Aeronautics’, built a triplane glider

that carried his coachman, John

Appleby, 900 feet across Brompton

Dale in Yorkshire before crashing.

The coachman resigned soon after –

although he had made history as the

pilot of the fi rst ever recorded fl ight in an

aircraft.

Fifty years later, on December 17,

1903 at Kittyhawk NC, USA,

Orville Wright fl ew 120 feet for

12 seconds in a biplane built by

him and his brother Wilbur – the

fi rst recorded fl ight in a powered

aircraft. Eight years after that,

in November 1911, a young

pilot, fi ghting in

the Italo-Turkish

War, fl ung

bombs out of a fl imsy

aircraft at a desert oasis

– having pulled the pins

with his teeth! Although

balloons had been used

for spying and propaganda

distribution during the

Napoleonic wars and the Franco-

Prussian confl ict of 1870-71, Lieutenant

Giulio Gavotti’s bombardment was the

fi rst recorded air raid in history.

In Britain earlier that year, the War

Offi ce had ordered the formation of a

small aeroplane battalion, which came

into operation on April 1. Pilots were

admitted from any branch of the army,

as long as they had a fl ying certifi cate

from the Royal Aero Club. In February

1912, a subcommittee of the Imperial

General Staff recommended the creation

of a new fl ying arm with separate military

and naval wings. Two months later,

King George V signed a royal warrant

establishing the Royal Flying Corps

(RFC). The air battalion of the Royal

Engineers became its military wing, with

one squadron manning balloons and two

fl ying aeroplanes. By 1914, Squadrons

Four and Five had been added and, on

July 1, the naval wing was separated off

as the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS).

Three days earlier, Archduke

Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian

throne, had been assassinated in

Sarajevo, Bosnia, leading to an

Austrian declaration of war on

Serbia. Russia, allied with Serbia,

supported Austria. Germany

then declared war on Russia

and France and invaded

Belgium. On August

4, 1914, having

received no

reply to an ultimatum

to Germany to withdraw

from that neutral country,

Great Britain entered the

First World War.

During 1914, the RFC

mainly supported the

British army and engaged in

photographic reconnaissance. Gradually,

however, RFC and German pilots

engaged in aerial battles – at fi rst by

fl ying close enough to fi re pistols at

each other! That changed dramatically

the following year, when the Germans

launched planes with machine-guns that

could fi re through their propellers. The

fi ghter aircraft was born.

RFC personnel won many decorations

and some fi ghter pilots became national

heroes. Those who survived to play

leading roles in World War Two included

Hugh Dowding and Arthur ‘Bomber’

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the Stars

Harris. Among other RFC fi gures were

the cricketer, Jack Hobbs, and Biggles

author, W E Johns.

On April 1, 1918, exactly six years after

its formation, the RFC was merged with

the RNAS to form the Royal Air Force,

which took its place beside the British

Navy and Army as a separate military

service with its own ministry.

During the war, members of the

Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS)

and the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps

(WAAC) had worked on RFC and RNAS

air stations. At the merger, concerns

were raised that their specialised female

workforce would be lost, which led to

the formation of the Women’s Royal Air

Force (WRAF), also on April 1.

Seven months later, on November 11,

the Armistice was signed. In one of the

deadliest confl icts in human history, 20

million people had been killed, almost

half of them military, and 21 million

wounded. Of those, more than 9,000

RFC, RNAS and RAF personnel were

dead and over 7,000 wounded.

The RAF also adopted the RFC’s

motto Per ardua ad astra, which means

‘Through adversity to the stars’.

The stars looked down on more

adversity when, less than 20 years after

‘the war to end all wars’, Adolf Hitler

rose to power in Germany, re-armed the

nation and annexed the Sudetenland

and Austria. The following year he

invaded Czechoslovakia and then

Poland. Two days later, on September 3,

1939, Britain and France declared war

on Germany – the beginning of the next

global confl ict, which truly became World

War Two, when Japan attacked the US

Pacifi c Fleet at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, on

December 7, 1942.

By the end of the war, in Europe

on May 8, 1945 and the Far East on

September 2, an estimated 72 million

were dead, nearly four times the number

from World War One. Of those, one third

were military personnel, proportionally

less than from the fi rst confl ict.

The RAF took heavy casualties,

especially during the Battle of Britain

in 1940. From an estimated crew of

3,000, 544 pilots and crew from Fighter

Command, over 700 from Bomber

Command and almost 300 from Coastal

Command were killed. The average

age of a Spitfi re pilot was 22, his life

expectancy several weeks.

A week after VE Day, on May 15, the

RAF entered the jet age with Gerry

Sayer’s test flight at RAF Cranwell of

the Gloster E28/39 Pioneer, powered

by Sir Frank Whittle’s W.1 engine.

Although turboprops continued in use

for peace time ops, jets superseded

them for military encounters, including

the Falklands War, the Gulf War, in the

Balkans and in the confl ict against ISIS.

On a more peaceful note, following an

RAF appeal, St Clement Danes Church,

gutted during the London Blitz, was

restored in 1958 and re-consecrated as

the Central Church of the Royal Air Force.

In 2016, benefi ciaries of the RAF

Benevolent Fund took ten of the 131

medals awarded in the fi rst Invictus

Games, created by Prince Harry.

And in 2018, RAF Air Command

assumed responsibility for command

and control of UK military ops to defend

our interests in space. After 100 years

of adversity, fl ying ever higher, the Royal

Air Force is now at the ‘fi nal frontier’ and

never closer to the stars.

Stephen Dowson

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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

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3rd Sunday - Evensong Service 3pm

Special Services:

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The poppy is a herbaceous

plant that displays fl owers

of many different colours.

One species provides

the source of the crude

drug opium from which we get

alkaloids such as morphine. It

also produces edible seeds.

Ancient Egyptian doctors would

have their patients eat the seeds

to relieve pain. These contain

small quantities of morphine and

codeine, pain-relieving drugs still

used today. If harvested about 20

days after the fl ower has opened

the morphine is no

longer present.

Following the

trench warfare

in the poppy fi elds

of Flanders during

the First World War,

they have become the

symbol of remembrance

of soldiers who have died

during wartime. Poppies have

long been used as a symbol of

sleep, peace, and death: Sleep

because the opium extracted

from them is a sedative, and

death because of the common

blood-red colour of the red poppy

in particular. In Greek and Roman

myths, poppies were used as

offerings to the dead. Poppies

are also used as emblems on

tombstones to symbolise eternal

sleep. In The Wizard of Oz a

magical poppy fi eld threatened

to make the characters sleep for

ever.

The poppy of wartime

remembrance is Papaver rhoeas,

the red-fl owered corn poppy,

which is common across Europe,

found in many locations, including

Flanders.

In Canada, the UK, the United

States, Australia, South Africa and

New Zealand, artifi cial poppies

are worn to commemorate those

who died in war. In Canada,

Australia and the UK, poppies are

often worn from the beginning of

November through to the 11th,

or Remembrance Sunday if that

falls on a later date. Wearing of

poppies has been a custom since

1924 in the United States.

Some people choose to wear

white poppies as a pacifi st

alternative to the red variety. The

white poppy was introduced by

Britain’s Co-operative Women’s

Guild in 1933 and can be worn

alone or alongside the red

poppy. According to

the Peace Pledge

Union, which sells

the white poppies,

they symbolise

remembrance of all

casualties of war

including civilian

casualties, and

non-British casualties,

to stand for peace, and not to

glamorise war. However, some

people were very offended with

the use of the white poppy, and

while it was never meant to be

disrespectful, some lost their jobs

for wearing them.

In 2017, you may remember

a display of red poppies was

constructed at the Tower

of London. After this was

dismantled, the individual poppies

were sold – we have one at home

in our lounge. The display was

repeated around the country and

there was one at the Yorkshire

Sculpture Park. I visited Lincoln

Castle to see the display there

but felt a little disappointed as it

looked quite small compared to I

had seen pictures of at the Tower.

David Manning

The Symbol of Remembrance

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Registers 2018

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.

Baptisms

August

19 Clara Annie Waterhouse

Jenson Zachary Burrows

Roman Joseph Myers

Madison Rae Myers

Wedding

August

25 Daniel Johnson and Hannah

Fillingham

Funeral

July

20 Maureen Staley (83)

• 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.

Every Wednesday

from 9.30-11.30am

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)

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The Girl in the Ice

by Robert Bryndza

Detective novels are not

my favourite genre of

writing,

but I found

this book

compelling reading

from start to finish.

DCI Erika Foster

has been called in

to lead a murder

inquiry following

the discovery

by a young boy

of the body of

a young girl

trapped beneath

the ice in a south

London park.

She had been

strangled, hands

bound and

her eyes were

open.

Erika had been brought in

from Manchester to lead the

investigation to the disgust of the

local DCI. She had previously led

an investigation which went badly

wrong leaving her DCI husband

and other colleagues dead but,

despite this, she was put on the

case.

The victim was a beautiful,

well-connected young socialite

and, during initial inquiries, three

more bodies were

discovered all

strangled with

hands bound in

water in south

London.

Erika begins o

see connections

and despite the

scepticism of

coleagues, goes out

on a limb knowing

full well that the

killer may have her

in his sights.

A tangled web

of intrigue in high

places and insight

into the seamier side

of London emerges

as the story unfolds and the fi nal

twist in the tale comes.

What a good read.

Mary Diskin

St Chad’s Third Age Book

Group

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CHURCH OFFICE 274 5086

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

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