Impact1219

StChads

WOODSEATS • SHEFFIELD

December 2019/January 2020


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 fi nd out more about

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I

wonder if you can remember Christmas

Day 30 years ago? There might be no

particular reason for you to do so, but for

me one event sticks in my mind. It was

whilst watching the news on December

25, 1989 that I saw footage of the fi nal events

of the Romanian revolution and the toppling

and execution of Nicolae Ceausescu, perhaps

the most brutal of the Soviet Bloc dictators.

Following on from the Queen’s Speech and

whatever Christmas fi lm was showing that year, it

seemed a rather odd way to end Christmas Day.

WOODSEATS • SHEFFIELD

December 2019/January 2020

Ceausescu’s execution came at the end of a

remarkable three months that began with mass demonstrations in East

Germany, saw the Berlin Wall pulled down and revolutions throughout

Eastern Europe. As an A-level history student at the time, it really felt

as though I was living through history in the making, as indeed we were.

Some were eager to go further, and declare that the end of history had

been reached.

Thirty years on and it feels as though history is alive and well. I

still feel as though I am living through history in the making, although

perhaps not with the same buoyant optimism of a 17-year-old. I can’t

imagine anyone being foolish enough to declare the end of history

again.

For Christians, Christmas Day marks the pivot point of history. The

Northumbrian monk, Bede, based all of human history around it.

The years before Christmas were BC (Before Christ) and the years

afterwards AD (anno domini). He got his calculations a bit wrong,

placing Jesus’ birth a few years too late, but that aside it was pretty

impressive!

More than a pivot, though, Christmas is the point on which all history

converges. The point in time where God becomes human is the point

where human history becomes wrapped in eternity, the point at which

every moment of human time is sanctifi ed and redeemed by the love of

God.

The death of a dictator on Christmas Day 1989 seemed a strange

way of ending a day of peace and goodwill – especially after so many

thousands had been killed in Romania – and yet it was also oddly fi tting

because at its heart Christmas is about freedom and liberation – our

freedom and liberation from evil, pain and death brought

about by God’s coming amongst us as the man Jesus

Christ.

History will end only when all things are brought to

completeness in God’s love. In the meantime as we

live through history in the making, let us live in the light

and love of the maker of history.

Thirty Years On

Rev Toby Hole,

Vicar, St Chad’s Church, Woodseats

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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What did the stamp

say to the Christmas

card? Stick with me

and we’ll go places!

What does the Queen

call her Christmas

Broadcast? The One

Show!

Why did no one bid for

Rudolph and Blitzen on

eBay? Because they were

two deer!

What do sheep

say at Christmas?

Merry Christmas

to Ewe!

What do you call

Santa living at

the South Pole?

A lost Claus!

How did Scrooge win

the football game?

The ghost of

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Why did Santa get a

ticket on Christmas Eve?

He left his sleigh in a

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Christmas

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Which famous

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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 by 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.

healthwalksinsheffield.btck.co.uk for

more details.

November 28 - December 1

Sounds of Woodseats Musical

Theatre Company at Christmas

Lees Hall Golf Club

Nov 28-30 at 7.30pm; Nov 30 and

Dec 1 at 2.30pm

Music and song from the world of

stage and screen. Optional supper,

or afternoon tea at the Saturday

matinee. Call 0114 264 4803 for

tickets.

December 1 - January 3

St Chad’s Advent Trail

4-9.30pm

Follow the sheep on our Advent trail

around Woodseats and Beauchief.

See pages 8 and 9 for more

information.

December 1

Christingle Service

4pm

St Chad’s Church

Start the Christmas season with this

service especially for children.

December 1

Nether Edge Farmers’ Market

Stalls, entertainment and various

activities held in the streets around

the old Nether Edge Market Place.

December 1

Pedlar’s Corner Flea Market

Abbeydale Picture House

10am-3pm

Flea market, antiques, retro, arts,

crafts and salvage stalls.

December 4-8

The Angels Are Coming

Sheffield Cathedral

A lights and sounds spectacular

telling the story of Christmas. For

tickets go to thelittleboxoffice.com/

sheffieldcathedral

December 7

Christmas Market

Terminus Road, Millhouses

10am-3pm

Terminus Road’s sixth annual

market with carol singers, artisan

crafts, food stalls, shop promotions

and live music.

December 6

Guys and Dolls

Greenhill Library

7.30pm, doors open 7pm

Evening cinema showing of the

classic musical Guys and Dolls.

Suggested £5 donation includes

refreshments and raffle ticket.

December 7

The Grinch

Greenhill Library

2.30pm

Children’s cinema showing of

The Grinch at Greenhill Library.

Suggested donation £3 adults, £2

children.

December 9

Come and Sing Messiah

St James’ Church, Norton

7.30pm

Sheffield Bach Choir’s popular

Come and Sing Messiah. There will

be mulled wine and mince pies in

the interval. Bring your own score,

or hire one for a small fee.

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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

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

December 10

A Christmas Fantasia

St Andrew’s Church, Psalter Lane

7.30pm

A concert by Escafeld Chorale

with seasonal music and readings

in association with South Yorkshire

Motor Neurone Disease Association.

December Health 12, Walks 13 and 14

Christmas Mondays Concert – 10am: Graves Park.

Dore Meet Parish at Church the Animal Farm car park;

7pm Tuesdays – 10.30am: Ecclesall

Dore Woods. Male Voice Meet Choir at Abbeydale in concert

with soprano Industrial Madeleine Hamlet; Lake.

Thursdays – 10.30am:

December Lowedges. 14 Meet at the Community

Carol Wing, Concert Lowedges Junior School.

St Andrew’s

Call 0114

Church,

203

Psalter

9337.

Lane

7.30pm

National Council for Divorced,

Hallam Choral Society in concert.

Single and Widowed

Tuesdays 8-11pm

December Norton 15 Country Club

Traditional Club offering Carol friendship Service and social

St Chad’s activities. Church

6pm Call Magdalen on 0114

A traditional 2394326. carol service with

music and readings.

January 30 - February 5

December AEGON 19British Tennis Tour

A festive Graves feast Tennis with and Sheffield Leisure Centre

Oratorio World Chorus ranked players compete

All Saints’ alongside Church, local Ecclesall Sheffield players.

7.30pm Call 0114 283 9900.

A selection of favourites for

Christmas February with 5 Sheffield Oratorio

Chorus

Book

and

Sale

Alan Eost.

36 Crawshaw Grove, Beauchief

10am-12pm

December 22

Good quality second-hand books

Children’s

for sale

Christmas

in aid of the

Service

Alzheimer‟s

St Chad’s

Society.

Church

Donations of paperback

11am novels or biographies in good

Children condition from are our welcome Sunday morning (but not

groups larger lead books the Lifted due to service space at St

Chad’s. limitations).

December February 24 5

Christmas Free Environmental Eve Crib Service Activities

St Chad’s Millhouses Church Park

4pm 10.30am-12.30pm

A service Obstacle for all course the family. and stream

dipping activities for 8 - 13 year

olds.

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 Call 5086 0114 263 4335.

December 24

Midnight Communion Service

St Chad’s Church

11.30pm

Celebrate the birth of Christ with a

service of Holy Communion.

December 25

Christmas Family Service

St

February

Chad’s Church

8-12

10am Jamaica Inn

Join Ecclesall the celebrations All Saints Church with this Hall

Christmas 7.30pm Day service for all ages.

A play presented by Ecclesall

January Theatre Company. 10 Tickets: £5.

Yesterday Call 0114 230 8842.

Greenhill Library

7.30pm, February doors 12 open 7pm

Evening Free Environmental cinema showing Activities Yesterday.

Suggested Millhouses £5 Park donation includes

refreshments 1.30-3.30pm and raffle ticket.

Nature quiz trail, stream dipping

January and bug hunting 11 activities for 8 - 13

Christmas year olds. Tree Shredding

Outside Call 0114 Abbey 263 Lane 4335. School

10am-3pm

Take February your Christmas 12 tree along

to Free be shredded Environmental for a minimum Activities

donation Ecclesall of Woods £2. Sawmill

10.30am-12.30pm

January Nature quiz 11 trail, stream dipping

Cinderella and bug hunting activities for 8 - 13

Greenhill year olds. Library

2.30pm Call 0114 235 6348.

Children’s cinema showing the

original February 1950 20 Disney film Cinderella.

Suggested

Why Not Try

donation

A Bike

£3 adults, £2

children.

Greenhil

Refreshments

Park

available.

10am-2pm

January Rediscover 25 your cycling skills in

Call Greenhill in for Park. a Cuppa The rangers will

Church

provide

House,

a bike, helmet

56 Abbey

and

Lane

instruction. Meet at the Bowls

10am - 12pm

Pavilion, Greenhill Park.

Tea, coffee, biscuits and various

Booking is essential.

stalls. In aid of Bluebell Wood.

Call 0114 283 9195.

Beauchief Abbey holds a a variety

of services. and For anyone details is see p19.

welcome to attend. For more

details see the Abbey notice

board. Page 7

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Follow the Sheep ... to

t

Following on from our Advent

Windows and Advent Angels, this

year we’re inviting you to follow

the sheep!

Throughout Advent, from

December 1 to 24, sheep will be

appearing around Woodseats and

Beauchief in windows, on roofs and in

gardens - so why don’t you join us and

follow the trail?

The Christmas nativity tells us how the

birth of Jesus in the stable in Bethlehem

was announced to the shepherds on the

hillside looking after their sheep.

The displays, models and images will

be on show from 4pm until 9.30pm from

the day they appear until January 3.

To add a bit of fun, see how many

sheep you can spot – and we’ll tell you

the correct answer in our next edition

of Impact, on Facebook and on our

website at stchads.org.

All the displays are in S8. The

addresses and first days they go on

show are detailed below and on the next

page.

We’d also like you to get involved on

social media. Why not get crafty, make

your own sheep, take a photo and post

it on our Facebook page (facebook.

com/stchadssheffield), on Twitter (@

stchadsimpact) or email impact@

stchads.org.

Or you could always bring your sheep

to our service on Christmas morning at

St Chad’s!

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• This map is just

meant as a guide

and does not show

the exact location of

addresses.

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Abbey Lane

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WOODSEATS

Meadowhead

Abbey Lane

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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the Stable

Our Advent trail...

1 St Chad’s Pre-school,

Church House, 56 Abbey Lane

2 Abbey Lane School

3 Greenwoods DIY,

14-16 Abbey Lane

4 13 Meadowhead

5 19 Meadowhead

6 11 Bromwich Road

7 20 Bromwich Road

8 Open House, Chesterfi eld Road

9 15 Cross Chantry Road

10 25 Smithy Wood Crescent

11 21 Smithy Wood Crescent

12 Unit One, Chesterfield Road

13 80 Fraser Crescent

14 121 Holmhirst Road

15 8 Moor View Road

16 41 Moor View Road

17 14 Linscott Road

18 31 Linscott Road

19 31 Strelley Avenue

20 20 Folds Crescent

21 105 Folds Lane

22 124 Abbey Lane

23 St Chad’s Vicarage,

Linden Avenue

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A Plastic-Free Services at Christmas

St Chad’s

As co-owner of a zero

waste shop, I get asked

about out about how

we can reduce our

environmental impact at

Christmas a lot this time of year.

The easiest thing to remember

is to ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’.

Therefore, buying and using less

stuff is the main aim over the

festive period. This can be easier

said than done, since giving and

receiving gifts is traditionally how

we demonstrate thoughtfulness

over Christmas.

As an alternative, if you’re crafty

and time-privileged, upcycling

materials to create a unique

gift is perfect. Otherwise, home

baked goods and treats like a

jar of truffles for family members

make lovely gifts. Vouchers,

‘experience’ style days out, theatre

and concert tickets are all very

thoughtful presents, and can be

an opportunity to make special

memories with your friends and

family. It also means there’s

something to look forward to once

the Christmas period is over!

If you are wrapping presents

(and let’s be honest, this is often

difficult to avoid), look out for

recycled paper and use string

so that the paper can be reused

again next year. It’s also harder to

recycle wrapping paper covered

in sellotape, so avoid if you

can. Some people like to use

pillowcases instead of paper –

this is great! On the other hand,

buying new cloth material to

wrap presents in isn’t the most

environmentally-friendly option.

Generally, high quality and

durable plastic toys such as

building blocks don’t end up in

landfill or the incinerator. My

kids play with building sets that I

enjoyed as a child. If you can dig

out your old toys from the attic, it

means spending less and buying

less. Poorer quality stocking filler

plastic is often not very durable

and gets forgotten about by the

new year. We try to fill stockings

with items such as crayons and

socks that are practical and

will be used in the months after

Christmas.

Despite plastic waste getting a

lot of attention, food waste is also

a huge issue. Don’t feel guilty

about buying reduced plasticpackaged

produce that is going

out of date, for this reason. Dayby-day

meal planning that also

includes ideas for likely leftovers

will also help reduce waste.

Overall, my key message is

to do what you feel you are able

to and enjoy the traditions

of the season, whilst

remembering that noone

is perfect.

Rebecca

Atkinson

is coowner

of the

Unwrapped

zero waste

grocery shop

in Crookes

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Recently, among about

30 clergy and trainee

clergy, I was asked the

following: “Imagine you

are on a desert island

and the pages of your Bible

are slowly being washed away.

Which two chapters of the Bible

would you save and why?” There

are 1,189 chapters in the Bible

so, understandably, there were

a range of responses. But one

chapter proved to be the most

popular: John chapter one.

John’s Prologue (John 1:1-18)

will be familiar to carol service

goers. Unlike modern books, the

Prologue is not set

apart from the main

body of the book but

is included within it.

John’s Prologue not

only introduces us to

Jesus, but indicates

how we should read

the rest of his Gospel.

The ‘Christmas

story’ we often tell is

usually a combination

of Matthew’s and

Luke’s Gospel

accounts. For

example, Matthew

tells us about Herod

and wise men,

Luke tells us about

shepherds and a

census. Each Gospel tells the

Christmas story in a different way.

John’s Prologue is John’s

Christmas story. Unlike Matthew

and Luke, who talk about Jesus’

birth on earth, John soars to great

heights to explain who Jesus is

and his origins with rich, elaborate

and poetic language.

John talks about Jesus as ‘the

Word’ and starts off by pointing

his readers back to Genesis

‘The Word

became flesh

and made

his dwelling

among us.

We have seen

his glory, the

glory of the one

and only Son,

who came from

the Father,

full of grace

and truth.

JOHN 1: 14

chapter one by using the phrase

‘in the beginning.’ The Word

has always been around, since

the beginning of time, the Word

was not only with God in the

beginning, but is God. John

goes on to talk about Jesus, ‘the

Word became flesh’ coming to

be with humanity, to overcome

the darkness of the world with his

light, to show us who God is, and

reunite us with God.

Apart from telling us who Jesus

is, John’s Prologue has a strong

focus on belief, a key theme of

the whole Gospel. John prepares

his reader by saying that some

will believe in Jesus

and some will not.

John’s Gospel clearly

contains so much

about who Jesus is

and his purpose, but

arguably the Gospel

is more concerned

with how people will

respond to Jesus.

Indeed, near the

end of his book John

tells his readers his


purpose for writing:

so those who read

it may believe and

have life with God

(John 20:30-31).

John’s Christmas

story (his Prologue)

focuses on the reasons and the

meaning behind Jesus’ coming.

It is about the Light of the World,

coming to dwell with us, revealing

God’s glory and granting life with

him.

But John’s Prologue also raises

the question that will appear again

and again in the coming chapters:

‘will you believe?’

Rev James Norris

John’s Christmas Story

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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For some, Secret Santa is

one of the highlights of the

Christmas season. For

others, it may bring on just

another layer of unwanted

dread and pressure at this busy

time of year!

If you’ve not heard of Secret

Santa before, it’s a Christmas

tradition where a group of friends,

family, fellow pupils or colleagues

draw random names to become

each other’s ‘Secret Santa’ and buy

a suitable present for their selected

person. The general idea is that

the recipients of each present

won’t know who gave it to them. It

can allegedly be traced back to an

old Scandinavian tradition known

as ‘Julklapp’ (lit. ‘Christmas

Knock’), whereby people

knock on someone’s

door, and when

it opens throw a

present inside and

run away. Wherever

it started from, for

many people Secret

Santa is an important

part of getting ready for

Christmas.

I have two personal experiences

of Secret Santa, both relate to my

day job as a teacher, but sadly

neither experience went well or

met my expectations. My first was

several years ago when I agreed

to be a sport and put my name in

the hat with other teaching staff. I

was randomly allocated the name

of a young female colleague, and

asked my wife for advice on what to

buy. This was actually a very wise

move – my wife may otherwise

have wondered why I was buying a

present for another woman at work!

The spend limit was £10, and my

wife helped me select and wrap

some very nice and expensive

looking smellies. Pleased with my

efforts I left this present under the

little Christmas tree in the staffroom,

and excitedly picked up the present

left for me. On Christmas morning I

opened my present, to find a cheap

looking plastic CD case that opened

up to be a desktop calendar, the

sort of thing I get sent for free each

year from educational suppliers.

Imagine my disappointment!

My second experience was more

recently when, against my better

judgement, I succumbed to the

relentless requests and pleas of my

year nine tutor group to allow them

to do a class Secret Santa. They

promised to do all the organising,

however a couple of boys forgot to

buy presents and some children

didn’t get their expected gifts;

I later had to deal with

phone calls to upset

parents. Never again!

Whatever your own

experience of Secret

Santa might be, if you

are looking forward to

celebrating Christmas

this year I wonder what

favourite traditions you

enjoy to help you get in the

festive spirit? In previous years,

you may have collected Advent

angels or seen the individually

decorated Advent windows in

homes throughout Woodseats and

Beauchief during an evening walk;

and there are several services at St

Chad’s such as the hugely popular

Christingle in early December, the

traditional carol service, children’s

crib service and the midnight

communion on Christmas Eve. I

can’t promise that you’ll receive a

secret present, but you’ll be given

a warm welcome and be able

to reflect on the true meaning of

Christmas. Perhaps this is the year

you start a new tradition?

Daren Craddock

Secret Santa?

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We asked a few people at St Chad’s to

tell us about their favourite Christmas

services. Here’s what we found out...

Some years ago, my

family was asking God

for something impossible

that we really needed. My

husband and children had

far more confidence than I that God

would answer our prayers. Christmas

Eve I had a phone call. It was all

sorted!! Just like that! “Told you God

would surprise us, Mum!”

A few hours later at midnight

communion, a huge spotlighted

crib, with a doll on a bundle of

straw, moved me to tears. If God

could come as a tiny baby to this

world, anything is possible! Midnight

communion is a wonderfully reflective

start to Christmas Day’s celebrations,

connecting Jesus’ birth with the last

meal he had with his friends. If Jesus

can die and then be resurrected,

anything really is possible with God.

Ro Willoughby

Every Wednesday

from 9.30-11.30am

My favourite Christmas

service is the Kingdom

Kids’ nativity when I

get to take part in the

morning service.

I also like the Christingle service

when we get to sing lots of different

fun songs, hold the lit Christingles

and eat lots of sweets!

Jonny Hopkinson (8)

Full details of services at St Chad’s

and some of the other churches in

Woodseats and Beauchief are on the

following pages.

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Service at Christmas

I’m not sure which year it was – it

could have been about 1967. I,

with youth club members from

St John’s Church in Buckhurst

Hill, Essex, went to the midnight

communion service. We’d had a good

evening together and this was the

culmination. So off we went, coats on

and into church.

I can’t remember anything about the

service – it was just a normal midnight

service. But, when we came out – well,

what a difference. White stuff coming

down thick and fast. It must have been

snowing for most of the service! The

result? One enormous snowball fi ght all

through the churchyard and beyond.

Wet and bedraggled we eventually

all went to our homes. The snow didn’t

last long – Boxing Day was a big anticlimax

for us!

David Allen

My favourite Christmas

service isn’t at Christmas,

it’s four weeks before!

Yes I know it sounds

odd. But when do you start

to get the feeling that Christmas is

coming? Bonfi re night? As you fi ll a

Christmas Child shoebox? As you write

Christmas cards or make the cake?

None of these do it for me.

Imagine sitting in a packed church,

the lights go out, there is silence, then

one candle is lit and the choir begins

to sing. No it’s not King’s College on

Christmas Eve. It’s Advent Sunday and

the image of the Light of the World is

represented by the lighting of candles

on window ledges and in the hands of

the congregation.

By the light of those candles we sing

the Advent hymns and listen to the

prophecies of the Messiah. It’s begun!

Ann Allen

As an ‘oldie’, my favourite

Christmas service has got to

be the traditional service of

Nine Lessons and Carols. As

a young boy growing up in the

iron and steel town of Middlesbrough,

we went as a family every Sunday to

my local church of St Barnabas. Apart

from knowing Christmas as a fun time

of receiving presents and visiting lots of

relations, the church part didn’t really hit

me until I became a choirboy at eight

years of age. It was then that I began

to learn that singing hymns and psalms

and anthems and church music as a

whole was all about worshipping and

praising Jesus Christ the Son of God.

By about the middle of October we

began to start to rehearse the music

which was chosen to be sung at

Christmas. Ever since being a young

choirboy, the Nine Lessons and Carols

has always been the most enjoyable

Christmas service to participate in.

There is such a variety of music and the

reading of the Christmas story to enjoy

that I believe it is an ideal opportunity

to introduce a relative or friend to fi nd

out the real meaning of the Christian

message.

There is a tremendous choice of old

and new carols but unashamedly my

favourite has always been Silent Night.

I can even imagine the angelic choir

warming up with it, before descending

to declare to the shepherds the good

news of baby Jesus.

Brian Zealand

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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Services at St Chad’s

Sunday Services

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Weekday

Weekday

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Services

Weekday Services

Weekday Services

Morning Prayers

Morning Prayers

Morning Prayers

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayers

Evening Prayers

Evening Prayers

Monday to Thursday at 9am

Monday to Thursday at 9am

Monday to Thursday at 9am

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

of prayer and Bible readings in church

Monday to Thursday at 5pm

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

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SUNDAY DECEMBER 15

Traditional Carol Service at 6pm

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SUNDAY DECEMBER 22

Children’s Christmas Service at 11am

Younger members of our church lead our Lifted service

CHRISTMAS EVE

Crib Service at 4pm

A family service especially for children

Midnight Communion at 11.30pm

A traditional service of Holy Communion

CHRISTMAS DAY

Family Worship at 10am

A Christmas Day celebration for all ages

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Beauchief Baptist church warmly invites you to join us

in December for our Christmas celebrations

Saints Alive Puppets

Will lead a Christmas Family Service on

Sunday 15th, 10:30am

Interactive Nativity Service

Designed so every child (& willing adult!) can play a part and receive a gift

Sunday 22nd, 10:30am

Carols by Candlelight

A traditional carol service followed by delicious refreshments

Sunday 22nd, 3:30pm

We will be collecting for HARC (Homeless and Rootless at Christmas) at both

services on the 22nd. If you would like to experience the joy of giving please

come prepared!

for more information see

www.facebook.com/beauchiefchurch

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What’s on this Christmas at

Woodseats Methodist Church

HOLMHIRST ROAD, WOODSEATS S8 0GU

Saturday 21st December, 10.30-12.30

MESSY CHURCH! Fun for all the family!

Arts and crafts, food and celebration time

including our Saints Alive puppet team!

Sunday 22nd December, 3pm

Christingle service and nativity,

including carols and songs from Saints Alive!

This will be followed by a buffet tea

to which everyone is invited.

A warm welcome is extended to everyone!

Weekly services are held at Beauchief Abbey

1st,2nd&4th Sundays Holy Communion 11.00am

3rd Sunday Evensong 3pm

5th Sunday Matins 11.00am

Our church services are based on the Book of Common Prayer

and refreshments are served afterwards

All welcome

1st December 11.00am Advent Sunday

Christmas Eve Carol Service 7pm

Christmas Day 10.30am

Seasons Greetings

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Services at St Chad’s

Christmas in Denmark

Christmas in Denmark is

not all that different from

the one in England. It is

all about being with your

family, spending quality

time together and eating lots of

delicious food.

But we do have some different

traditions that I will tell you all

about.

Christmas calendars might

make you think of chocolate or

other treats – one for each day.

We also have those in Denmark,

but when we talk about

Christmas calendars,

we are thinking

of a completely

different thing: a

TV series. Every

year, a series

of 24 episodes

is shown

throughout

December.

These series

can be about

anything from an

elf living in a library

to two kids that go to

Valhalla and meet the Nordic

gods. The thing that they all have

in common is that the series take

place at Christmas time, and it is

something that the whole family

can enjoy watching together.

Probably the most important

difference is that we celebrate

Christmas on Christmas Eve.

On a typical Christmas Eve,

you would get up early and

eat breakfast with your family.

Then you would help each other

decorate the Christmas tree,

although some people choose to

do this earlier in December. Then

you put all the presents under

the tree. At some point during the

day, you will all sit down together

and watch the last episode of that

year’s Christmas Calendar.

And now, on to what most

Danish people would probably

say is the most important thing

about Christmas: The food. Not

everyone eats the same meat,

but potatoes, gravy, red cabbage

and something called browned

potatoes are sure to be found in

every household. In my family,

we prefer to eat duck, but pork is

also a popular choice. For desert

we eat a risalamande, which is

a kind of rice pudding

served with a warm

cherry sauce. One

whole almond

is put in the

pudding and

the person

who gets this

wins a prize.

After

dinner, it is

time to walk

around the

Christmas tree.

Each member of

the family chooses a

Christmas carol, then you

hold hands and walk around the

tree singing. The best part of

this is when someone chooses a

song called ‘Now it’s Christmas

again’ because that involves all of

you running around the house in

a line while singing.

After all the songs, it’s time

for presents. Each family does

this differently – in mine the kids

take turns in choosing a present,

then everyone watches as the

person opens it. This can go

on for a long time, so we make

sure to keep ourselves going

with confectionary, candy and

cookies.

Emma Kirk Manning

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“Do not be afraid!

I bring you good

news that will

bring great joy

for all people!”

Most people who have been to a

nativity play will know this line. The

young girl wearing a long white

dress with a tinsel halo proclaims

these words to some disconcerted

youngsters wearing dressing

gowns with tea towels on their

heads.

This is a crucial part in the

Christmas story: the good news

that Jesus is born in Bethlehem

is publicly announced for the fi rst

time. We have become familiar

with this announcement being

made to shepherds, but why

shepherds?

Although historians and

commentators disagree on details

regarding shepherds in Jesus’ day,

shepherds were most defi nitely

outsiders. Due to their nomadic

lifestyle they were not able to

live in the tight-knit communities

of that time. Furthermore, they

were unable to observe some

of the Jewish law due to their

lifestyle, and they could alltoo-easily

trespass onto other

people’s land with their fl ock. The

shepherds respond to the news

by hurrying off and fi nding the

baby Jesus, spreading the good

news further and worshipping

God. The shepherds are elevated

and praised in Luke’s narrative

by the way they respond to the

good news. Looking through

the rest of Luke’s Gospel, this is

not surprising, for Luke seems

particularly concerned with those

on the edge of society.

The shepherds are ordinary

people who receive an

extraordinary message. A new king

has been born, in Bethlehem, also

known as the town of David – this

is the famous King David, who

used to be a shepherd himself.

This new-born king, the angel tells

the shepherds, is the long-awaited

Saviour, what the Jewish people

call the Messiah, the chosen

and anointed leader who will

bring peace and freedom. This is

certainly good news.

But the good news is not just

good news for these Jewish

shepherds, or even just for the

Jewish people. The opening of

Matthew’s Gospel tells us this.

First, throughout the history of

God’s people, Matthew tells us

through Jesus’ family tree that

God has been bringing those

who might seem on the outside,

those who are despised, those

who have done wrong, those who

are outcast, all these people, into

God’s story. And, secondly, after

Jesus is born it is people from far,

far away, the wealthy wise men,

who come and visit Jesus first.

Christmas is the true story

of God coming to us in Jesus,

no matter who we are or what

our status is. Christmas is for

everyone.

For the full story of the

shepherds, read Luke chapter 2.

For the wise men, read Matthew 2.

Rev James Norris

Good News told to Lowly People

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Christmas Number Ones

It was not until 1952 that the

UK Singles Chart began. The

New Musical Express (NME)

published the positions of

all songs based on weekend

sales. The emergence of a

serious contest for the Christmas

number-one spot began in 1973

when bands Slade and Wizzard

both deliberately released festive

songs in an effort to reach the top

of the charts at Christmas. Slade,

with ‘Merry Xmas, Everybody’

beat Wizzard and their ‘I Wish It

Could Be Christmas Every Day’.

The number one single was not

revealed on Christmas Day until

1994.

Since 2002 the Christmas number

one has been dominated by reality

TV contests, with the winners

often heading straight to number

one in the week before December

25. By this time most of the older

population had given up caring. To

many of us, the race to Number

One at Christmas epitomised all

the crass commercialism that now

dominates at the season.

However, for a while, it was

good fun. We had a period when

the number ones at this time

reflected the most popular bands.

For instance, the Beatles had four

number one festive hits.Before

that, during the 50s the top stars

were also top at the end of the

year, including Harry Belafonte,

Johnnie Ray, then later, Elvis

Presley and Cliff Richard. There

were novelty hits (‘Ernie, the fastest

milkman in the West’ by Benny

Hill), sickly sweet hits (‘Save your

Love’ by Renee and Renato) and

plain nonsense (‘Mr Blobby’ by Mr

Blobby).

Later, there was a tendency

towards hits linked to collecting for

charity, although back in 1984 Band

Aid produced ‘Do they know it’s

Christmas’. In recent years we have

had Military Wives and Lewisham

and Greenwich NHS Choir getting

to the hallowed spot. Then in 2017

it was back to the best selling

singer in the UK, with Ed Sheeran

reaching the top with ‘Perfect’.

Perhaps sanity was restored.

Who will be number one at

the end of 2019? Who knows.

I stopped being interested in

pop charts in the 1960s when

I discovered that there was

much more musical talent to be

discovered elsewhere. I hate

visiting department stores and

restaurants from about October

time because they insist on playing

‘Best Christmas Hits’ or similar,

on a loop. Commercial Christmas

seems to start earlier every year

and these tunes seem to illustrate

its worst excesses.

David Manning

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The vegans are coming!

This could strike terror

into your Christmas

celebrations. A guest, or

more than one, may have

taken the plunge into veganism.

The good news is…don’t panic!

If you think about it, a lot of what

constitutes a Christmas dinner

is vegan anyway, such as all the

vegetables, stuffing, cranberry

sauce etc. Other foods can be

adapted by using vegetable-stock

for gravy, sunflower oil for roasting

and dairy-free spread and soya

cream for delicious mash potato.

There is a huge choice of vegan

roasts, sausages and deserts

such as Christmas puddings,

mince pies, ice creams and

custards. Most ready-made pastry

is vegan, and all the supermarkets

now stock vegan ranges, but just

check that it is vegan rather than

vegetarian as some well known

brands do contain non-vegan

ingredients.

Vegans do not eat animal

products such as meat, fish, dairy

or eggs. Some don’t use any

animal products, so leather wallets

are out. Other vegans do not eat

honey or use products with honey

in (such as some cosmetics,

soaps and lip-balms). Many beers

can be described as non-vegan

because they use fish-products

to make the beer clear (fining)

Great news – loads of craft ales

are ‘un-fined’ and many wines

are vegan-friendly too. You

can also get dairy-free

chocolates, which really

do taste like the ‘real

thing’. However, these

can be pricey, so they

are probably a gift for

that special vegan

person in your life.

We’ve been vegans for twoand-a-half

years and although we

have missed egg and chips (Chris)

and real cheese (Jay) it has

certainly not been a hardship. The

benefits have far outweighed the

occasional non-vegan longings,

which have included losing weight

in a healthy and sustainable way,

having more energy and feeling

fitter and having much lower food

shopping bills.

Most of our food is cooked

from scratch using vegetables,

pulses, tofu and herbs and

spices. Of course, being vegan

doesn’t necessary mean that you

automatically lose weight and are

healthier, because you could live

on chip butties!

Being vegans has made us

more aware of where our food

comes from, how it is produced,

sustainability and animal welfare.

However, we are not out to change

others into going vegan, we just

feel it has been a positive step for

us.

So, don’t worry when the vegans

come to Christmas dinner, it will

be a culinary adventure!

Chris Morton and Jay Daniels

A Vegan Christmas?

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Serving Soup...

It’s lovely on a Sunday night in

winter to light the fire get into

your onesie and snuggle in

front of the telly.

However, for some people

this is not the reality. Some people

do not have homes,

they are looking for

‘We have

sharing all

our stories

and enjoying

each other’s

company

somewhere to settle

down where it is

relatively safe and

warm and rely on the

goodwill of others

to give them warm

clothes, sleeping

bags, blankets and

some warm food.

On Sunday nights

I join other volunteers in running

a soup kitchen in the city centre,

giving soup, sarnies, hot dogs,

warm drinks and donated items

of clothing etc to people who are

homeless or hungry, lonely and

in need of someone just to chat

some brilliant

conversations

to and invariably have a laugh

with. We have some brilliant

conversations sharing all our

stories and enjoying each other’s

company.

The soup kitchens run throughout

the week with volunteers

from different churches

and when people say

“you are good, doing that

for people”, I say “the

pleasure’s all mine”. I feel

it a privilege having the

opportunity to spend a


short time in the company

of some interesting,

humorous, warm and

compassionate people

including the volunteers.

So this Christmas, think what

you might be able to give, do or

offer people less fortunate than

yourselves and think about the

reward you will in return receive.

Anne Broomhead

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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Grace Food Bank was

set up in 2012 to relieve

fi nancial hardship among

people primarily living

in the Beauchief and

Greenhill Ward in Sheffi eld.

Since its inauguration it has

been well used throughout the

year but especially at Christmas.

We all want to give our families

something special to eat at

Christmas. This is a very busy

time for the volunteers, but very

worthwhile. At Christmas we invite

back to the food bank everyone

who has accessed it between

September and December

to get a parcel of

Christmas food and

some extra staples

for the holiday

period.

Last Christmas

we gave out

Christmas

parcels to a total

of 192 adults

and 115 children.

We were very busy.

This year will be no

different. It’s a special

time. We are already planning

extra packing sessions and extra

extended collection sessions.

The atmosphere amongst the

volunteers at these sessions is

a lovely one. It is also great to

meet up again with clients that we

haven’t seen for a while to fi nd out

what has been happening to them.

It’s fabulous when they bring good

news. Benefi ts may have at last

been sorted out, or employment

found. We eat cake and mince

pies with warming coffee and tea,

sitting next to the lit Christmas

trees.

We are fortunate that our

shelves are already well stocked

with ordinary foodstuffs, and as I

write we are beginning to receive

food from our Christmas wish list

from our very generous donors.

About 25 churches, several local

schools, a mosque and a number

of local community groups and

workplaces collect food for us,

either regularly or as one off

Christmas collections.

The fi rst Christmas food arrived

in September! By early December

we know our shelves will be

overfl owing with cake, chocolate,

crisps, tins of ham and salmon,

coffee, fi zzy fruit juice and, if

anything like previous

years, many boxes of

mince pies!

We are very

grateful to Hallam

FM for giving us

14 sacks of toys

and presents for

older teenagers

from their Mission

Christmas appeal

so that we can give

a present to every

child in the families

we help. We collect

winter coats and warm jumpers in

November. Pre-loved Uniform will

attend our extended Christmas

sessions to hand out these to both

adults and children.

If you would like to donate or

lend a helping hand sorting food

or wrapping presents or taking

food from the food bank to the

distribution points please get in

touch with us at St Chad’s. Thanks

to all who already donate food and

money or give their time. I can

assure you nothing is ever wasted

and everything given is truly

appreciated.

Ann Lomax

Food bank trustee

Christmas at the Food Bank

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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On the Christmas Streets

As Christmas comes

around again, the Street

Pastors are ready for

anything on the streets of

Sheffield city centre.

Who knows what we will meet

around the next corner? Often

people out for a work Christmas

party. Usually these are great fun

but sometimes people end up very

drunk or taking some drugs.

Street Pastors are there to

‘Care, Listen and Help’. We

care for their immediate needs,

giving water or fl ip fl ops (needed

if they came out in high-heeled

shoes). We listen to their stories

– sometimes very sad stories of

abuse, break up or just some bad

decisions on one night! We help

them to get home in a taxi or with

a friend or family member or we

reunite them to their friends who

they have lost.

We care for the homeless by

giving them space blankets

to protect them from

the cold. We care

for the club and

pub promoters

working late

into the night

by giving

them hand

warmers and

a listening ear

and a lolly.

We help the doormen and

women by responding to their

calls to come and assist in another

lone girl/drunk man/lost and lonely

person. It could be your son/

daughter/grandchild/niece/friend.

Christmas can be a great time

but it can also be a very lonely

time for some. Street Pastors are

there to show the love of Christ.

We are there to represent the

incarnation of God to man through

Jesus. We are His hands and feet

on the streets over the Christmas

period and all year round.

Some people think it is a

sacrifi ce walking the streets from

10.30pm to 4am. And it is, but we

receive far more back as we work

as a team and see God turn up in

different situations. We have great

fun with banter, hugs all round and

selfi es.

Do you want to make a

difference for God in this city? You

can join us! You can pray! You can

give! See Joy Winks or Ann

Lomax at St Chad’s for

more information or

contact sheffield@

streetpastors.org.

uk

Tricia Watts,

Coordinator of

Sheffield Street

Pastors

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Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Book Review

Disclaimer by Renee Knight

resemblance to actual

persons,living or dead, is

purely coincidental.’

When Catherine, the main

‘Any

character in this psychological

thriller, picked up this book at home

and started to read it, she failed to

notice the red line

running through this

disclaimer. Before

she was long into the

book, she realised,

with a growing sense

of horror, that she

was the woman she

was reading about.

There was even a

description of the

clothes she had

been wearing on

that fateful day. She knew without

a shadow of a doubt that the secret she

had been keeping for years was about to

be revealed.

The story follows her desperate efforts

to keep this book out of the hands of

those who know her and to track down

the only person she knows will have

written it. He is Steven Brigstocke, a

lonely widower, grieving the death of

his only son and, recently his wife.The

blame, he is led to believe, lies with

Catherine, and he wants his revenge.

This is a cleverly written book, full

of twists and turns as the truth slowly

emerges. We all have secrets. We all

make judgements without knowing all the

facts. Are we too quick to judge others?

I enjoyed this book as did all of the

other members of the book club. It is her

debut novel. I shall be looking for more.

Ann Lomax is a member of St

Chad’s 3rd Age Book Group

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Registers 2019

Baptisms

September

22 Henry (Harry) William Dracup

October

20 George Richard Owen

Thanksgiving

October

27 Sophie Homer

Wedding

September

7 Luke William Street and

Emily Jayne McAvoy

Funerals

August

2 Jane Margaret Sanderson

14 Derek Anderson

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 office.

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 questions.

Please call the

church office

on 0114 274

5086 if you

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Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Contacts

WOODSEATS • SHEFFIELD

CHURCH OFFICE 274 5086

Linden Avenue, S8 0GA

email: offi ce@stchads.org

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

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