Febuary/March 2019


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 or call the church

office on 0114 274 5086.

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According to the opening chapters of the book of

Genesis, the first clothes were animal skins given

by God to disobedient Adam and Eve. Someone

has pointed out that the first death in the Bible was

therefore not of a human being, but of an animal who

provided the fi rst fur coat for the comfort of men and women.

Clothes, like food, fuel and the other basic necessities of life

are rarely morally neutral. Ethical qualms have long pushed

the fur industry into the economic margins, but in the history of

fabric and clothing, animal skins have only been part of wider

moral questions and concerns. Our ancestors drove species to

extinction in their quest for meat and clothing, but more recently

we have been just as exploitative of fellow humans.

Cotton, the miracle plant that fuelled much of the West’s industrial and

economic growth of the 19th Century, relied almost entirely on American

slavery to harvest the crop, in often brutal conditions. The child and

women factory workers of Lancashire were not technically enslaved,

but their conditions were little better. The abolition of slavery in America

and the introduction of the factory acts in this country improved matters

but by making the production of clothes more expensive, 20th Century

manufacturers simply outsourced the work to other countries where working

conditions were unregulated and unsafe. In 2013 over 1,000 workers died

when a clothing factory in Bangladesh collapsed. The factory made clothes

for brands including Benetton, Monsoon, Mango and Primark.

And whilst cotton growing no longer uses slaves as workers, the world is

waking up to the considerable environmental impact that our desire for this

cheap, durable and versatile fabric has. 20,000 litres of water are required

to make one kilogram of cotton. Ninety-seven per cent of the water in the

Pakistani river Indus is estimated to go into cotton manufacture – and this

in a country that does not have universal access to clean water.

Meanwhile, at the other end of the clothing scale, Burberry, along with

other high-end fashion brands, deliberately burns millions of pounds-worth

of clothes each year in order to prevent them from losing value. This, in a

world, where many struggle to clothe themselves and keep warm.

Nudism is, I suppose, one response to the ethical dilemmas thrown up by

the clothing industry, though in chilly Sheffield I feel that it is not a practical

one! Others, such as the poet Benjamin Zephaniah, are championing

vegan clothes such as bamboo suits and coats made from recycled plastic

bottles. Such products are, however, neither cheap nor readily available.

More practically, I would suggest that we think carefully before throwing

out clothes and buying new ones. Oxfam will take all clothes, reselling

wearable ones and recycling those that are unusable. There is an Oxfam

clothes point at the Archer Road Sainsburys. It is very

diffi cult to be certain whether the clothes you buy have been

ethically sourced, but it is possible to buy fair-trade cotton

and ethically sourced clothes even in some of the bigger

retailers like H&M.

Sheffield in February can be very cold. I’m so grateful for

my thick jumpers. Perhaps my gratitude should extend to

those who have made them for me.

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

Febuary/March 2019


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Joseph’s coat came an unusual flock living

on the other side of the valley

A woman arrived home on a

hot day and found her husband

wearing two heavy jackets and

painting the walls.

Thinking this was a little strange,

she asked him why he was

wearing so many clothes on

such a hot day.

The man showed his wife

the instructions on the can of

paint. They read: “For best

results, put on two coats.”

What do you call

an alligator in a


An investigator!

What did they

call the man who

invented denim?

A jean-ius.

How did the

gardener mend his


With a cabbage


What did the tie say to the


“You go on a head; I’ll just

hang around!”

What did the

tailor say after

his client fired


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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

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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details about any of the walks.

February 1


Greenhill Library


Sheila Hancock stars in Edie, a fi lm

from director Simon Hunter.

February 2

Book Sale

36 Crawshaw Grove, Beauchief


Good quality second-hand books

for sale in aid of the Alzheimer’s


February 2

The Railway Children

Greenhill Library


The classic 1970 movie based on

the book by E Nesbit is presented

at Greenhill Library Children’s


February 3

Pedlar’s Corner Flea Market

The Abbeydale Picture House


A mixture of general flea market

stalls and specialist antiques,

vintage, retro, arts, crafts, makers

and salvage stalls.

February 9

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor

All Saints Church, Ecclesall


Sheffield Symphony Orchestra is

joined by Ben Powell who will be

performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto

in A minor.

February 15

Wildflower Walks in the Peak


Greenhill Library


Peter Machan talks about the

reasons for the Peak’s rich floral


March 2

Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra

All Saints Church, Ecclesall


Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra

will be joined by Thomas Kelly to

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

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Send details of your event to or write to: Impact,

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

Call 0114 203 9337.

National Council for Divorced,

Single and Widowed

Tuesdays perform Shostakovich’s 8-11pm Second

Norton Piano Country Concerto. Club They will also be

Club playing offering a new friendship work by Sheffieldbased

composer Tom James, and

and social


Beethoven’s Call Magdalen Symphony 0114 No. 1.


March 3

Pedlar’s Corner Flea Market

January The Abbeydale 30 - February Picture House 5

AEGON 10am-3pm British Tennis Tour

Graves A mixture Tennis of flea and market Leisure stalls Centre and

World specialist ranked antiques, players vintage, compete arts,

alongside crafts, makers local and Sheffield salvage players. stalls.

Call 0114 283 9900.

March 16

February Sheffield 5 Music Academy Spring




St Andrew’s Psalter Lane

36 Crawshaw Grove, Beauchief



A range of Sheffield Music Academy






in their spring


for concert, sale in covering aid of the a range Alzheimer‟s of

Society. composers Donations and works. of paperback

novels or biographies in good

condition March 24are welcome (but not

larger Nether books Edge due Farmers’ to space Market

limitations). Stalls, entertainment and various

activities will be held in the streets

February around the 5 old Nether Edge Market



Environmental Activities

Millhouses March 24 Park


Abbeydale Miniature Railway

Obstacle Abbeydale course Road and South stream

dipping 1-5pm activities for 8 - 13 year


Call 0114 263 4335.

Thank you to everyone who

braved the weather to come

to Norton Community Choir’s

Christmas Concert. It was a

great success, raising £300 for

the Breathe Easy charity.

We begin singing again on

February 5 for our Summer

Concert. Would you like to join

us? We are a friendly group who

just like to sing and have fun.

There are no audions or voice

tests – come along and see what

Free Environmental Activities

Millhouses Park


Nature quiz trail, stream dipping

and The bug first open hunting day activities of the year for at 8 - 13




Miniature Railway.

March Call 0114 30 263 4335.

An Afternoon with the Animals

February All Saints Church, 12 Ecclesall

Free 3pm Environmental Activities

Ecclesall Sheffield Symphony Woods Sawmill Orchestra


presents some well-known

Nature favourites quiz for trail, all of stream the family. dipping

and bug hunting activities for 8 - 13








0114 235 6348.

36 Crawshaw Grove, Beauchief





books for sale in aid

Why of the Not Alzheimer’s Try A Bike Society.

Greenhil Park

10am-2pm March 30

Rediscover Escafeld Chorale your cycling Spring skills Concert in

Greenhill Holy Trinity Park. Church, The Millhouses rangers will

provide 7.30pm a bike, helmet and

instruction. A concert including Meet at Franz the Bowls Schubert

Pavilion, Mass in G Greenhill Major and Park. works by


Britten, Faure

is essential.

and Finzi, with

soprano Sarah Leffler.

Call 0114 283 9195.

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to 9pm on Tuesdays, with a tea

or coffee break around 8.15pm.

We only charge £2 per session

to cover costs. For more details,

email the music director Ann

Brookes at ann.brookes0@

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The Fabric of Life...

Have you ever found

yourself stroking fabric

on a stall or in a shop

which you just want to

own? You are not alone!

At sew4others, which started seven

years ago, we love fabric and making

quilts – which we give away to others

who are need of comfort. So far have

given away over 2,500 cuddle quilts

to children in hospital, in homes, in

foster care and in refuges.

We are even trying to instil a love

of fabric and sewing to those who fi nd

themselves in a refuge – and they now

fi nd that when they have fi nished an

item of sewing, they get a real buzz from

having created something unique. The

quilts we make are not full bed size, they

are just the right size to cuddle in. As

well as these we also make as babysized

quilts – and amazingly none of the

quilts are the same! The quality of the

Some of the quilts

given for the Besom

Christmas hamper


items made is quite outstanding and we

hope that those receiving them will feel

some of the love that has been put into

making them.

Although it was originally just for

quilters, the knitters soon joined us.

They have given nearly 2,000 blankets

as well as over 3,000 baby hats, lots

of cardigans for Baby Basics as well

as shawls for the elderly and items for

shoeboxes and Teddies for Tragedies

which go to children suffering a tragedy

anywhere in the world. Mostly, however,

the quilts and blankets are given away

locally in Sheffi eld and Chesterfi eld.

We are a group of ladies of a certain

age but we do have a man who joins

us too. We all share a love of fabric and

sewing and knitting and enjoy making

things and enjoy giving them away too –

which really means we have an excuse

to make some more!

We do not fundraise – we use our

time and talents to help others and let

them know that by the gift of a quilt,

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Here’s how little it costs

to advertise in

somebody, somewhere, who they will

never meet, does care about them.

We are always surprised at the

generosity of others in giving us fabric

(albeit sometimes very odd pieces of

cotton) and donations to buy wadding for

the quilts. We meet once a month and

each time we have a block challenge to

make, which is then turned into a quilt

ready to give away. It is amazing what

we can do together as a team.

Ann Smith

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

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for more information

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Is your child aged

between two-and-a-half and

school age?

St Chad’s


St Chad’s


St Chad’s Pre-school

Opposite Abbey Lane School

56 Abbey Lane, Woodseats S8 0BP

Monday & Tuesday: 8.45-11.45am

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 8.45am-3.15pm


Monday/Tuesday/Friday 8:45 - 11:45

Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:45 - 3:15

• A fun and exciting environment for your child

• Experienced and qualified staff

• Learning through play to help your child reach their potential

• Free early learning funding for eligible children

Every Wednesday

from 9.30-11.30am

Pop in for an info pack or call 07526

100755. We would love to see you!

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Sackcloth comes up a

fair amount in the Bible.

Usually made of goat’s

hair, it is a coarse fabric

which is (I would imagine)

extremely uncomfortable to wear.

Sackcloth is not fine clothing

(Isaiah 3:24). Often in the Bible

ashes appear alongside sackcloth:

someone would put the ashes of

burnt wood on their head, as well

as wearing sackcloth.

There are a variety of reasons

in the Bible that people put

on sackcloth (and

often ashes, too).

When Jacob, the

father of the


coat wearing


Joseph, sees


pointing to

the death of

his favourite

son, he tears

his clothes and

puts on sackcloth

as a sign of mourning

(Genesis 37:33-34).

Sackcloth and ashes are also

worn as a sign of morning for

personal or national disaster. For

example, Job, when he loses

family, business and good health

(Job 16:15), and Mordecai, when

he learns of a plot to annihilate his

people (Esther 4:1). These were

the traditions of the past, just as

our signs of mourning are wearing

black at funerals, or leaving

flowers at a crash site or outside a


Daniel (rescued from the

lions’ den) wears sackcloth and

ashes, as well as fasting, in a

time of prayer for the deliverance

of Jerusalem (Daniel 9:3). But

probably the most common

occurrence of sackcloth in the

Bible is its sign for repentance

of sin. ‘Repentance’ and ‘sin’ are

both loaded words, but essentially

it is about turning away from

something and turning back to

God. In the story of Jonah (who

gets swallowed by a fish), the

Ninevites and their king fast, and

(along with even their animals!)

wear sackcloth as a sign of their

repentance from their evil ways

(Jonah 3:5-9).

Repentance, along

with self-examination,

study and fasting,

are traditional

elements of

the Christian

season of Lent.

On the first day

of Lent, Ash


it has been

customary since

the Middle Ages

for Christians

to be marked with

ash in a cross shape,

because of ash being a sign

of repentance.

However, it is uncommon for

Christians to wear sackcloth

today. Lent is the season of

preparation before the greatest

of the Christian festivals, Easter,

where we remember the death

and resurrection of Jesus.

In this busy world we all need

time and space to reflect on who

we are and the things we do, to

take a pause and rest from the

things that consume us, and

perhaps to take up something

healthier. Lent is the annual

Christian season that puts all

these things on the agenda.

Rev James Norris

Sackcloth, Ashes and Lent

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Little Norton’s Pioneering A

Painted Fabrics Ltd was a high

quality textile business with its

premises at Little Norton Drive.

The idea behind the company

grew out of the innovative

occupational art therapy pioneered by

Mrs Annie Bindon Carter at Wharncliffe

War Hospital during the First World War.

Mrs Carter, who trained at Sheffield

College of Art, worked as a hospital

volunteer. She, with help from art

student friends, ran art sessions for

badly injured servicemen convalescing

at the hospital. The relatively simple

painting and stencilling techniques used

by Mrs Carter enabled men to

create prettily-designed

fabrics as tea cosies,

table mats, scarves

and handkerchiefs

for sale. This was

successful and at

the end of World

War One, helped by

public subscriptions,

workshop premises

were bought at West

Bar. This enabled some

ex-servicemen to work on the

production of the fabrics and goods.

By the early 1920s, the project needed

larger, more suitable premises to provide

space for living accommodation and

workshops for the expanding business.

An area of land and disused

buildings were purchased

at Meadowhead within

the old Camp 3

(Women’s section)

of No.2 Northern

Aircraft Repair Depot

(NARD). Acquisition

was helped by the

Earl Haig Fund, local

businesses and the

United Services Fund

amongst others. Some

of the workshops from the

NARD were converted to factory

premises and the Women’s section hut

accommodation used by the men and

their families.

It was officially opened in 1925 by

Princess Mary (the Princess Royal), the

company’s Royal Patron.

This site became the permanent home

for Painted Fabrics Ltd and allowed its

workforce and product range to grow.

Working with luxury fabrics like silk,

chiffon, satin and velvet, designs were

mostly hand-stencilled. Some blockprinting

and screen-printing techniques

were also used.

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Art Therapy

Assisted by her sister and Edith Jagger

(also from Sheffi eld College of Art),

Mrs Carter created designs for fabrics

and clothes. In keeping with the high

fashion of the time, styles were often

brightly coloured and fl amboyant with

oriental and bohemian infl uences. Mrs

Carter promoted and sold the products

with exhibitions of work, for example,

at Claridges Hotel and in shops such

as Liberty’s of Regent Street. They also

accepted commissions, for example,

a set of curtains produced for Earl

Fitzwilliam at Wentworth Woodhouse

and hung in the Long Gallery.

Although, the Sheffi eld City Council

sheltered housing on the site is known

by the name and the Earl Haig Memorial

Homes, built in 1928 to house some

of the workforce, are still there, the

buildings of Painted Fabrics have gone.

The heyday of the business lasted about

20 years but a century on, the inspiration

of Painted Fabrics for what we now call

‘art therapy’ lives on.

Christine Handley & Ian Rotherham





Arthur Asquith

whose painted

fabric badge

of the King’s

Own Yorkshire

Light Infantry,

and of birds

and fl owers

are pictured




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How Do You Decide What T

When you got dressed this

morning, how did you

decide what to wear?

Did you just grab the

nearest pair of jeans and

a sweatshirt ready for the school run, or

maybe put on a smart suit for the offi ce?

Perhaps you needed something practical

and warm for an outside job. Can the

Bible help us with these decisions?

Indeed the subject of clothes

is mentioned several times.

Think of Joseph and his

coat of many colours, or

many pieces as some have

suggested. At Christmas

we don’t know what Mary

dressed Jesus in, but we do

know that he was wrapped in

swaddling cloths.

Jesus taught us in Matthew 6:25 that

the body is more important than clothes.

In verse 28 he asks why we worry about

what to wear, God knows our needs.

Worrying unduly about what to wear is

one thing but perhaps the time has come

when we should be concerned about

the number of clothes that we buy, how

they are made and how they affect those

involved. Look at the label. What is your

garment made from? Where

was it made, and what are the working

conditions like? Your t-shirt may be 100

per cent cotton, for instance. How was

that cotton grown? Did the farmer use

chemical sprays and fertilisers, often very

expensive and sometimes not applied

properly, causing sickness to the user?

Was the cotton crop sold for less than

it cost to produce with the result that

the farmer’s family would go hungry

and not be able to afford for their

children to go to school?

What about the dyes used in

your t-shirt’s production, or the

design printed on the front?

How do those dyes affect

the factory workers and their


If you watched the BBC

programme Fashion’s Dirty Secrets

you would have learned from Stacey

Dooley the true cost to people, both

adults and children, in Indonesia who

share the same polluted water courses

as the factories. We have all been made

aware how man-made fi bres are having

such a dreadful effect on our planet.

Many fabrics are woven; warp and

weft working together to make a strong,

useable cloth. Like warp and weft our

lives are woven together with the people




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To Wear?

who make our clothes. Therefore we

have a responsibility to make sure that

we are not causing harm to them or to

their environment by our choice of what to


It is easy to feel overwhelmed by

issues such as these but there are

positive things that we can do. If we can

afford to do so we can choose organic,

ethically-produced clothes and household

goods. Seek them out on the internet.

Find out the ethical and environmental

position of the companies you buy from.

Try the ‘About’ button on the website

of your favourite fashion retailer for the

information. You might be surprised! If

you don’t like what you have learned then

tell them.

The Bible gives us good guidance as to

how we should live and this includes how

we make decisions day by day. In the Old

Testament, Isaiah 56:1 says, “Maintain

justice and do what is right”. Read Isaiah

58 – in that chapter he has a lot to say on

the subject. The prophet Micah sums it

up simply, “Act justly, love mercy and walk

humbly with your God”.

Brenda Emberson

Demanding change

Fashion Revolution is an

organisation made up of designers,

academics, writers, business

leaders, policymakers and retailers.

Its vision is to see a fashion industry

that values people, the environment,

creativity and profi t in equal measure.

The organisation is encouraging

people to ask brands the question

‘Who made my clothes?’ and

demand greater transparency in the

fashion supply chain.

Its aim is to unite people and

organisations to work together

towards radically changing the way

our clothes are sourced, produced

and consumed, so that our clothing is

made in a safe, clean and fair way.

To fi nd out how to get involved,


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Services at St Chad’s

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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

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

The Thursday 10am Service

The Thursday 10am Service

The Traditional Thursday in style 10am Service service


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• Includes Taken from Holy common Common Communion, worship Worship: a sermon Holy Communion & hymns


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• Includes Holy Communion, a sermon & and hymns hymns

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Held in the Lady Chapel at the back of church

Other Services

Other Services

Prayer and Praise

Prayer Prayer and and Praise

Sunday, February 13 at 7.30pm











Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday Service

Wednesday, March 9 at 7.30pm

Wednesday, March 9 at at 7.30pm

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Netherby Knit and Natter

was started in 2012

following the death of my

eldest son, Will. He

died in October

2011 from lymphoma

and was in the

care of St Luke’s

Hospice for just 24


My husband,

John and I visited

relatives just after

Will’s death and

someone mentioned

that they had joined

a local group called

‘Knit and Natter’. Whilst

socialising the group

were also able to

raise funds for local


Upon returning

to Sheffield I told

my daughter-inlaw

Amy, Will’s

widow, about

the group we had

heard about and

she suggested that

we form one ourselves.

We named it Netherby Knit

and Natter, Netherby being the

name of Will and Amy’s house in

Hathersage. We also agreed that,

once formed, the group would

raise funds for St.Luke’s.

This small idea has led into a

very successful project. All group

meetings take place at my home

in Abbey Lane where we sit and

talk and finish up with eating

lunch. Some members knit and

others sow and all of the items we

produce are sold at a regular sale

which is also held at my house

and open to everyone. We sell

high quality items and, as well as

the knitwear and other clothing,

someone also sells beautiful

wooden ornaments. We also bake

and sell tea and coffee with all

donations going to St.Luke’s.

A raffle is also held at

each sale.

We have held

many sales since

the very first one

in 2012, most

of them at my

house and we

have raised,

to date, the

amazing sum of


I would like to

thank all those who have

supported the group,

either by knitting

or sowing, or by

attending our


I have been

touched that so

many people

obviously care

and to know that,

through our efforts,

we can make a

difference to other’s

lives in so many different


Jill Driskell

Knit and Knatter

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

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Sharing Our Talents

Busy Hands is a Small

Group of St Chad’s

Church. We meet

fortnightly and are a

‘self-help’ group – we

do not invite a tutor or anyone

to demonstrate. We have

many and varied talents which

we share with one another -

sometimes successfully and

sometimes not so successfully!

However, there is a great deal of

fun and laughter.

Over the years we have made

items for church and outside

organisations. The tapestry

kneelers and cushions in the

chancel were made when

Yvonne Smith was the leader

and the hanging banner in the

chancel (pictured right) was

made and dedicated to a dear

member of the group who died

before it was completed, Gill Buck.

One of our group worked with

preschool blind or partially sighted

children so we made a “touch and

feelie” play mat and also a book

with different textures and sounds

which was much appreciated.

We use various types of

materials in our work e.g. we have

painted bottles with L.E.D. lights

inside, made mosaic plant pots,

jewellery, polymer buttons, mats,

cards, soap, chocolates, boxes,

fabric book covers, done napkin

folding, created water-colour

pictures and felting to make small

animals. As you can see, our

crafts are very varied and we hope

some are suitable for our varied


A few years ago we made a

patchwork quilt which we gave to

a home for teenagers in care. The

idea was that when that person

left the home they would take it

with them and have something

personal for themselves. This

spring we are planning to make

another quilt. What we will do with

it is still undecided, maybe raffle it

for a charity or give it to a needy

person. We support the Christmas

Shoebox Appeal with knitting and

gift and we also knit for C.A.R.T,

the Christian African Relief

Trust, based in Huddersfield.

In November we had a coffee

morning and craft sale to support

street children in Guatemala, all of

which the items were had crafted.

I should point out that many of

the items we make we keep for

ourselves, of which we are proud

but also there are items we hide

away in shame! Being a Small

Group, we start all our meetings

with prayer and a short mediative

reading and we close with prayer.

We also support each other in

times of need.

We hope this gives you an

insight into Busy Hands’ activities.

Beryl Wright and Mary Diskin,

Busy Hands small group

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A History of Our Jewish

From 1967 until 1971 ITV broadcast

a series called Never Mind the

Quality, Feel the Width. It featured

a Jewish tailor called Manny

Cohen (played by John Bluthal,

who recently died and was better

remembered as Frank Pickle in The

Vicar of Dibley) and an Irish tailor called

Patrick Kelly.

The series poked fun at both Jews

and Catholics without being offensive.

It perpetuated the stereotype of the

small Jewish man, bent over a table

with a tape measure over his shoulders,

cigarette in the corner of his mouth. The

Jewish tailor.

Traditional tailoring is called bespoke

tailoring in the UK, where the heart of

the trade is London’s Savile Row. In

the USA and Hong Kong it is called

custom tailoring. This is unlike “made

to measure” which uses pre-existing

patterns (also known as ‘off the peg’). A

bespoke garment or suit is completely

original and unique to each customer.

A list of famous tailors would include

such as Hardy Amies of Savile Row who

designed clothes for the Queen, but

also US tailors including Jacob Davis,

credited with inventing the modern jeans,

and Levi Strauss of blue jeans fame.

There was a tradition of immigrant

Jewish tailors in many British cities. In

London’s East End they worked long

hours for meagre pay and got out of

the East End when better opportunities

came along. Stockman Brothers was

an example of a family firm in what was

known as the rag trade.

They became quite wealthy making

uniforms and jodhpurs in the Second

World War and were known as good

employers but many in that business had

to exist as poorly paid piece-workers to

make ends meet.

Working conditions often continued

to be poor, even into the early 20th

century. One factory in Whitechapel was

described as “a big old cellar, almost

completely dark except for some little

glass bricks set in the pavement and one

light bulb”. This business bought off-cuts

from tailors and ended up making more

money from collecting unused fabric to

send North for the paper industry than

could be made making clothes. Many

brought pieces of fabric home and the

whole family became involved to try and

provide food on the table.

Leeds has a large Jewish community

of around 10,000. Montague Burton was

a Lithuanian Jew who fled pogroms in

his country of birth and became known

as the man who “dressed British men”.

He opened his first store in Chesterfield.

Joseph Hepworth was another Jewish

tailor in Leeds who became a household

name. Another business was the Fifty

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A scene

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Mind the


Feel the


Shilling Tailors who became John Collier.

Jews have been involved in clothing

throughout history. The fi rst mention

comes as early as Genesis Chapter 37

when Jacob gives his son Joseph a coat

of many colours (probably two sizes too

big so he can grow into it.) But did anyone

also know that Moses was a clothier? No

mention of him fl ogging waterproofs at

the Red Sea! Nothing about fashion in

the ten commandments! However, Moses

of E.Moses and Son of Aldgate, east

London, pioneered men’s fashion starting

early in the 19th century. And another

Moses, Moses Moss founded Moss Bros,

well known hirers of formal wear. Before

he changed his name he was Moses

Moses (so good they named him twice!)

Volume selling at low prices, rather than

bespoke tailoring, became the order of

the day and the Moses brothers, together

with their in-laws, the Hyams, were the

leaders of that trade. Off-the-peg and

Made-to-Measure now ruled.

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A relaxed and friendly place for a chat

Coffee morning for anyone over 50

Tuesdays 10.15 -11.15am

St Chad’s Church,

Tuesdays 10.15 -11.15am, starting 25th April 2017

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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No table games, no speakers,

just a good cuppa and a natter!


For more information, contact the church office on 274 5086

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have previously told

you about St Chad’s

Befriending Group and how

we are willing to spend

an hour or so a month

becoming a friend to an elderly,

home-restricted person.

I appreciate you only have my

word as to what those visited

thinks about this arrangement.

The other day one of our

team gave me this letter with

a message. Her message was

‘Please use my letter to tell the

lonely and those unable to get

out and about how wonderful it is

to have my new friend come and

talk with me’.

Thank you Dee for giving me

permission to print your words.

If you would like to know more

or to recommend someone

please contact the Church Offi ce

and I will get back to you.

Yvonne Smith

Have you heard of the

Befrienders? Well, if you

are alone and want someone

to come and talk with you

every now and then why

don’t you do what I did?

My name is Dee and

believe me, my Befriender

really lifted me up. Every

time she came, when she

left I looked forward to her

next visit and she has now

become a friend. We just sit

and talk about life, my life

and hers.

You could have this, They

are waiting for anyone who

is lonely and would like to be

friends. It really helps you in

your loneliness and then you

could look forward to their

next visit just like me.


A Letter from Dee

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Services The Witness at St of Chad’s Cloth


It’s a curious fact that

Jesus began and ended

his earthly life wrapped

in cloth. Luke tells us that

Mary wrapped her baby

in ‘swaddling cloths’ before laying

him in the manger. These were

strips of cloth traditionally used

to keep a baby still and warm,

mimicking the security of the

womb. Many cultures still swaddle

babies in this way.

But strips of linen cloth can also

be used to wrap and mummify

a dead body; together with the

Magi’s gift of myrrh, a traditional

embalming spice, we glimpse a

hint that Jesus was literally born

to die.

All four gospels tell us that when

Joseph of Arimathea recovered

the body of Jesus after he was

crucifi ed, he wound it in linen

before placing it in a tomb. John

also mentions that he brought

myrrh. So once again Jesus was

bandaged up like a mummy,

apparently helpless…

But Luke and John tell us that

when the women among Jesus’

friends came on the Sunday

morning to embalm the body, it

wasn’t there! Hearing this, Peter

and John ran to the tomb and

saw the strips of linen lying on

the ground; John says that at this

point he believed.

Presumably he believed that

Jesus had risen from death.

The gospel writers tell us that

as Jesus hung upon the cross

the soldiers shared out his

clothes: this was a grisly “perk”

for the execution squad. But one

garment was unusual, woven

without seams, and they cast lots

for this, maybe by rolling a dice.

Unknowingly, they were acting out

the startlingly detailed predictions

of Psalm 22, written hundreds of

years earlier.

At the moment of Jesus’ death

another piece of cloth suffered a

strange mishap. In the Jerusalem

temple hung a heavy tapestry

curtain, about 60 feet long. It

covered the “most holy place”

where God was thought to be.

Only the high priest could go in

there, during a special annual

ceremony. Suddenly, as Jesus

died, this enormous curtain

was torn from top to bottom –

something about the death of

Jesus meant that the way in to

God was now open to everyone.

The tearing of the temple

curtain; the fulfi lled prophecy;

the strips of linen lying on the

fl oor of the empty tomb; all silent

witnesses that Jesus was far more

than just another Jewish hothead

crucifi ed by the Romans.

Is he woven into the fabric of

your life?

Ken Goodier

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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

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The poem below, Life is but a Weaving or The Tapestry Poem,

was often quoted by Corrie Ten Boom, a Dutch survivor of the

concentration camps who, along with her family, opened up her

home as hiding place for fugitives and those hunted by the Nazis.

My life is but a weaving

Between my God and me.

I cannot choose the colours

He weaveth steadily.

Oft’ times He weaveth


And I in foolish pride

Forget He sees the upper

And I the underside.

Not ’til the loom is silent

And the shuttles cease to fl y

Will God unroll the


And reveal the

reason why.

The dark threads are as needful

In the weaver’s skillful hand

As the threads of gold and silver

In the pattern He has planned

He knows, He loves,

He cares;

Nothing this truth

can dim.

He gives the very

best to those

Who leave the

choice to Him.”

Author unknown

The Tapestry Poem

Family optometrist and

contact lens practitioner


• Free sight test and glasses for all under 16s

• Private and NHS sight tests

• Contact lenses for children and adults

• Rayban glasses and sunglasses

• Home visits by appointment

• Prescription sportswear

• Use your two-yearly Westfield allowance

• Ample free on-street parking

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Are you looking for

a room to hold your

party or meeting?

St Chad’s Church has

two rooms available for

hire at 56 Abbey Lane

Call 0114 274 5086 for details

Services during Lent & Easter

February & March 2019

Holy Communion:


Sun 3rd, 10th, 24th 11.00am


Sun 3rd,10th, 31st 11.00am

Sun 24th 10.30

Evensong ( third Sunday 3pm)

17th February, 17th March

Mothering Sunday

31st March

Holy Communion 11.00am

All Welcome

Our Services are based on the

Book of Common Prayer &


are served afterwards


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In case you are wondering what to get with your Christmas book

token, here is a selection of favourite titles chosen by some of St

Chad’s Third Age Book Group and members of our congregation.

If you have a recommendation for our Book Club please send it to

The Girl in the

Ice by Robert


A Child’s


in Wales by

Dylan Thomas

We Are All

Made of Glue

by Marina


I am David by

Anne Holm

Pride and

Prejudice by

Jane Austin

The Long

Walk by



The Tattooist

of Auschwitz

by Heather


The Return of

the Native by

Thomas Hardy

His Dark


by Philip


All the

Light We

Cannot See

by Anthony


The Love

Song of Miss


Hennesy by

Rachel Joyce

Conclave by

Robert Harris

My Family

and Other

Animals by

Gerald Durrell

The Witches

Abroad by

Terry Pratchett

Book Group’s Top Reads for 2019

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Registers 2018



9 Margaret Oldfi eld

26 Dennis Brooks


10 Norman Swift

19 Patricia Turner

21 Ruth Hunter

For Weddings

and Funerals

You don’t have to be a churchgoer

to have a wedding in church or

be ‘religious’ to have a dignifi ed and

meaningful funeral service at St Chad’s.

If you live in the Woodseats or

Beauchief area, St Chad’s would be

delighted to help you, whether it is

planning the Big Day or saying goodbye

to a loved one.

For weddings please contact St Chad’s

church offi ce. For funerals please tell

your funeral director that you would like

to have a church service.

• If you have had a new baby and

would like to celebrate that baby’s birth

with a service in church then please

come to one of our thanksgiving and

baptism mornings at St Chad’s.

The morning will explain the difference

between the two services and give

parents an

opportunity to

ask any


Please call

the church

offi ce on

0114 274

5086 if

you are

interested in


Every Wednesday

from 9.30-11.30am

Healing Rooms

at the Big Tree Pub

Wednesday mornings


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.

Tel. 0114 3600616 (answerphone)

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We hope you enjoyed

our Community Advent

Windows during

December. Here are some

of the windows which were lit up on

the 24 days leading up to Christmas.

To see more go to

Advent Windows




57 Dalewood Ave



S8 0EG

• Painting and decorating

• Tiling - floors & walls

• Fencing, decking, walls

& patios

• Joinery, including

conservatories, UPVC

windows, fascias & guttering

• General maintenance

Phone: 0114 236 1050

Mobile: 07906 146307


0114 453 4716

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Linden Avenue, S8 0GA

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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


Curate James Norris 274 5086


Daren Craddock, Amy Hole,

and Pauline Johnson 274 5086

Youth Worker Nick Seaman 274 5086


Besom in Sheffi eld Steve Winks 07875 950170


Impact magazine Tim Hopkinson 274 5086


Church Wardens Ann Firth 274 5086

Ann Lomax 274 5086

Uniformed Groups

Group Scout Leader Ian Jackson 235 3044

Guide Leader Jemma Taylor 296 0555


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