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St Chad's Church Sheffield, Impact magazine for February/March 2020


February/March 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

St Chad’s, visit our website at or call the church

office on 0114 274 5086.

Here’s where to fi nd us:

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Linden Avenue

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St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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You probably are familiar with the phrase

“good things come to those who wait”. In

other words, be patient, and what you are

hoping for will come to pass. It’s a sentiment

that works well when children start pestering

you about Christmas in early November, but as a rule

of life it hardly works.

As a teenager I was a keen fi sherman and I knew

what it was to wait, sometimes in the cold and the

wet, for the anticipated nibble on the fl oat or the

sudden jerk on the rod. As most of my holidays were

on the Norfolk Broads, I was very familiar with the

eels, roach, perch and bream that could be caught in

the rivers. It was rare that my waiting didn’t end up

with something in the keep net. Except for one year.

One year I spent a whole weekend day and night

staring miserably at my luminescent fl oat bobbing

away without so much as a bite. I tried casting my line in shady parts

of the river where the fi sh might congregate, I tried different bait but to

no avail. My waiting, in this instance proved fruitless. I discovered later

that a higher than usual North Sea tide had fl ooded the river network

with salt water, killing a lot of the fi sh off.

A poor weekend’s fi shing is frustrating but not life-altering. For many

of us, waiting for an uncertain event or a longed-for hope can be much

harder. For a couple longing to have a baby, for a person stuck on a

hospital waiting list, for anyone struggling with long-term unemployment,

waiting is hard and it is very diffi cult to have patience.

But between these two extremes – a desire for instant gratifi cation

and the interminable wait for heartfelt desire – lies a large area of

waiting that all of us have to put up with from time to time. This is the

kind of waiting where you know the likely outcome, but you don’t know

when it will happen. At the time of writing I have a damaged shoulder

muscle which means that I can’t do my favoured exercise of swimming.

I know that it will get better (though I will probably need to wait for a

physio appointment) but I don’t know when I will next be able to swim.

In the meantime, do I allow my frustration to get the better of me, or do I

cultivate the virtue of patience so that I grow through the experience? In

this edition of Impact, Jeremy Thornton talks about his experience of the

much more serious condition of suffering from a stroke.

The Bible describes patience as a gift of the Holy

Spirit. That is a recognition that patience doesn’t come

easily to us but it is something that we grow in through

prayer and seeking God’s will. If you are impatient for

something at the moment you may want to give it over

to God and see whether you can grow in his gift of


Rev Toby Hole, Vicar,

St Chad’s Church, Woodseats


February/March 2020

Waiting Patiently

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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‘Dear God, give me patience – I need it now!’

Did you hear

about the man

who couldn’t

get a job?

He wasn’t

suited to be

a tailor; he

couldn’t cut

it as barber;

didn’t have the

patience to be

a doctor; and

couldn’t see

any future as

a historian.

Why did the chef add

extra oregano to the


He was

making up

for lost


Have you heard

about the corduroy


They’re making

head lines.

Why did no one

trust the


He kept making

rash decisions.

How did the police

discover the

road worker was

stealing from his

employer? When

they visited his

home all the signs

were there.

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Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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What’s On

If you have an event you would like

to see included in our What’s On

section, email

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. for

more details.

February 1

Endcliffe Orchestra Winter


All Saints Church, Ecclesall


A concert featuring a collaboration

with young musicians from Clifford

School. In the second half the

orchestra will play Sibelius’s 2nd


February 2

Pedlar’s Corner Flea Market

Abbeydale Picture House


Flea market, antiques, vintage,

retro, arts, crafts, makers and

salvage stalls. Entry is £1, children

get in free.

February 7

Shirley Valentine

Greenhill Library

7.30pm, doors open 7pm

Evening cinema showing of the

award-winning 1989 British comedy

Shirley Valentine. Suggested £5

donation includes refreshments and

raffle ticket.

February 8

Book Sale

36 Crawshaw Grove, Beauchief


Good quality second-hand books

for sale in aid of the Alzheimer’s

Society. Donations of good

condition paperback novels or

biographies are welcome.

February 8

Lego Movie 2

Greenhill Library


Children’s cinema showing of

Lego Movie 2 at Greenhill Library.

Suggested donation £3 adults, £2

children. Sweets and ice creams will

be available.

February 21

Confessions of a Junk Dealer

Greenhill Library


Retired junk dealer Edward Patnick

traces the story of how his family

built a business dynasty on the

things other people didn’t want.

Call in for a Cuppa

at Church House, 56 Abbey Lane

10am to 11.45am

on the last Saturday of each month

Bring & Buy (new items)

Handicrafts and Home Baking

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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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.

February 29

Call in for a Cuppa

Church House, 56 Abbey Lane

10 - 11.45am

Tea, coffee, biscuits and various

stalls. In aid of Open Doors.

March 4

Book Sale

36 Crawshaw Health Walks Grove, Beauchief

10am-12pm Mondays – 10am: Graves Park.

Good Meet quality at the second-hand Animal Farm books car park;

for sale Tuesdays in aid of the – 10.30am: Alzheimer’s Ecclesall


Woods. Meet at Abbeydale

Industrial Hamlet;

Donations of good condition

Thursdays – 10.30am:

paperback novels or biographies are

Lowedges. Meet at the Community

welcome. Wing, Lowedges Junior School.

Call 0114 203 9337.

March 6

Downton National Abbey Council for Divorced,

Greenhill Single Library and Widowed

7.30pm, Tuesdays doors 8-11pm open 7pm

An evening Norton cinema Country showing Club of

Downton Club Abbey offering at friendship Greenhill and social

Library. activities. Suggested £5 donation

includes Call refreshments Magdalen on and 0114 raffle



January 30 - February 5




British Tennis Tour

The Lion Graves King Tennis and Leisure Centre

Greenhill World Library ranked players compete

2.30pm alongside local Sheffield players.

Children’s Call cinema 0114 283 showing 9900. of the

computer-animated remake of

Disney’s February traditionally 5 animated 1994

film. Suggested Book Sale donation £3 adults,

£2 children. 36 Crawshaw Grove, Beauchief

Sweets 10am-12pm and ice creams will be

available. Good quality second-hand books

for sale in aid of the Alzheimer‟s

Society. Donations of paperback

March 7

novels or biographies in good

The Gift of Music

condition are welcome (but not

All Saints larger Church, books due Ecclesall to space

7.30pm limitations).

Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra,

George February Morton 5 (conductor) and

Fenella Free Humprheys Environmental (violin) Activities present

a concert Millhouses featuring Park works by

Mendelssohn, 10.30am-12.30pm Hensel, Mahler and

Beethoven. Obstacle course and stream

dipping activities for 8 - 13 year


St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

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

March 21

Messy Church

Woodseats Methodist Church

10.30am - 12.30pm

Fun and crafts with a Mothering

Sunday and Easter theme.

March 21

Hallam Sinfonia Spring Concert






7.30pm Jamaica Inn

A Ecclesall concert All featuring Saints Church new guest Hall

conductor 7.30pm John Malaxetxebarria

with A play a programme, presented by including Ecclesall

Brahms’ Theatre 4th Company. Symphony. Tickets: £5.

Call 0114 230 8842.

March 22

Abbeydale February 12 Miniature Railway

Abbeydale Free Environmental Road South Activities

1-5pm Millhouses Park

The 1.30-3.30pm regular open days begin

for Nature 2020 quiz at Abbeydale trail, stream Miniature dipping

Railway. and bug hunting activities for 8 - 13

year olds.

March Call 28 0114 263 4335.

Call in for a Cuppa

Church February House, 12 56 Abbey Lane



- 11.45am

Environmental Activities







and various


stalls. In aid of Wycliffe Bible

Nature quiz trail, stream dipping


and bug hunting activities for 8 - 13

year olds.




0114 235 6348.

Musical rivals?

Holy February Trinity 20 Church, Millhouses

7.30pm Why Not Try A Bike

Escafeld Greenhil Chorale’s Park spring concert

focusing 10am-2pm on the music of Mozart’s

rival, Rediscover Antonio your Salieri, cycling with skills a in

performance Greenhill Park. of The his Requiem, rangers will plus

two provide of Handel’s a bike, helmet coronation and anthems:

Zadok instruction. the Priest Meet at and the The Bowls King Shall

Rejoice. Pavilion, With Greenhill Sarah Park. Leffler and

Joshua Booking Stephens is essential. (organ).

Call 0114 283 9195.

Beauchief Abbey holds a a variety

of services. and For anyone details is see p27.

welcome to attend. For more

details see the Abbey notice

board. Page 7

What’s On



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Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Counting Sheep

During Advent and Christmas

we invited you to join our

trail around Woodseats and

Beauchief to spot the Christmas


Sheep appeared in gardens, windows,

homes, businesses and schools in

the run-up to Christmas reminding us

how the birth of Jesus in the stable

in Bethlehem was announced to the

shepherds on the hillside looking after

their sheep.

We hope you enjoyed spotting the

sheep! Thanks go to everyone who took


We counted

83 sheep.

How many did

you find?

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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The Day That Changed

Everything changed on August 14

last year. The day before was

an enjoyable day. We were in

Toronto staying with my daughter

and we had made the ferry

crossing to the island on the north side

of Lake Ontario. It was a beautiful clear,

sunny day.

The next day we had a restful day

sitting on the decking of their house,

when out of the blue it struck.

I felt a huge weight bearing down on

my right side. Paramedics arrived in ten

minutes and after a further ten minutes

an ambulance was rushing me to the

nearby stroke hospital. I later saw my

admission report “a 76-year-old man,

bedridden and incontinent”. Not exactly

a fl attering description! One day I was

fi ne, the next paralysed down my right


I received excellent treatment there,

a smooth air fl ight home paid by the

insurance company straight to the

Hallamshire followed by three weeks

of rehab in the Beechhill stroke centre

before being sent home with carers and

physios. It couldn’t be better organised

and thanks to the NHS a seamless

system of care.

I was numb. I couldn’t focus for a

while on the implications. It was hard to

pray. As I listened to staff and patients

I realised that strokes had long-term

implications and recovery would take

not weeks but months, even a year or

more. And every case was different. No

wonder the nurses wouldn’t answer my

question of how long recovery would

take; “as long as a piece of string”, they


As I began to refl ect on my reactions,

I felt surprisingly positive. I can only

attribute it to the prayers of so many

of you, and to the Holy Spirit who

is described as ‘our Helper’ who

wonderfully works His patience in us.

I aimed to live one day at a time and

try and appreciate every little step of

progress, keep myself busy by looking at

fi lms I had made in the 1990s, reading

books (Winnie the Pooh to start with!),

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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My Life...

keeping up with the news and doing

simple mouth and leg exercises.

But I knew I couldn’t bury my head in

the sand over my long-term future. So

I faced the worst scenarios. What if my

hand remained paralysed? Could I drive

again, use the computer, help my wife

Ann with all the carrying jobs she was

doing for me? Could I walk normally

again? Bringing the questions out in the

open helped to expose Satan’s secret

weapon: fear.

At about that time I read ‘The Shack’

and the simple truth hit me that despite

all my failings ‘my Heavenly Father loves

me’. If he really loves me then he must

have a good purpose in permitting things

to happen to me, even my stroke. The

only response to such love must be trust.

He has some purpose for me that I can’t

experience any other way. He wants me

to commit myself to him more completely

than ever. In his hands I became much

more patient and contented.

I’ve got lots of lessons to learn and

hurdles to surmount. It won’t be easy

but I hope that I can do what the Bible

encourages us all to do to: ‘run the

race that is marked out before me with

patience, my eyes fi xed on Jesus’ who

goes before me and will accompany me

on the rest of the journey.

Jeremy Thornton

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

Terminus Road, Millhouses S7 2LH

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TEL/FAX: 0114 2817022

M: 07929188450


St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Are you waiting for

anything at the moment?

Many of us waited

anxiously for the election

results a short while ago,

and all of us waited for Christmas

to come, some of us with mixed


I wonder how you felt about

either of those events when

they finally came – were you

disappointed, or were they

everything you’d been hoping and

waiting for?

Luke’s gospel introduces us to

Simeon, a man who was waiting

for something really

momentous. He was

Jewish, and like

all Jews he was

waiting for the

arrival of the

Messiah, the

man sent by

God to fulfil all

the promises

of the Old


prophets, and

bring in a new

way of relating to

God, a new way of

doing life.

Simeon’s waiting was

sharpened by a promise he’d

been given by the Holy Spirit, the

Spirit of God: he would actually

see this Messiah before he died.

Led one day by this Spirit,

he walked into the temple in

Jerusalem just as Mary and

Joseph brought the baby Jesus

in for a thanks giving ceremony

– coincidence? Or part of God’s


What did Simeon see that day?

An ordinary young couple with a

baby; an everyday sight. But in

some way, by some “nudge” from

the Holy Spirit, Simeon knew that

this was the one he was waiting


Was he disappointed? Was

he expecting something more

spectacular, a King on a white


He shows no sign of that, but

sweeps the baby into his arms

with a delighted prayer of thanks

to God.

Simeon’s whole life’s purpose

is now complete; God has kept

his promise to him, and he can

“depart in peace”, he says.

Simeon could wait patiently,

confidently, because of

God’s promise to him.

God still makes such

personal promises

to people, but

there are also

many promises

in the Bible that

are there for all

of us.

The Bible

promises that

Jesus is coming

back one day

to put right all that

is unjust and corrupt

in human society, and to

restore all the damage we have

done to the world.

Christians wait patiently for

these promises to be fulfilled.

But Jesus also promises to be

with us now, while we wait. In

the very last book of the Bible,

Revelation, he says this:

Listen! I am standing and

knocking at your door. If you hear

my voice and open the door, I will

come in and we will eat together.

(Revelation chapter 3 verse 20).

Ken Goodier

You can read Simeon’s story in

Luke, Chapter 2, verses 25-35.

Waiting Like Simeon

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Services at St Chad’s

Patience – The Comic Opera

The Gilbert and Sullivan

opera Patience is not

about the virtue but

about the dairymaid

of that name who is

wooed by two rival poets:

Reginald Bunthorne and

Archibald Grosvenor.

Both poets are, at different

times, pursued by a train

of love-sick maidens. The

fact that these maidens are

already engaged to officers in

the Dragoon Guards seems

to make no difference.

Patience however

declares she knows nothing

of love and doesn’t want

to as it seems to make

people unhappy. The plot is

complicated and, as usual

with Gilbert and Sullivan,

involves people changing

places in one way or

another and the swapping

of roles and uniforms etc.

Eventually, by the end

of Act Two, everyone

except Bunthorne

ends up with a partner,

including Patience, who

finds out that Grosvenor is

her childhood sweetheart and she

can’t marry Bunthorne because

he has become perfect and it

wouldn’t be unselfish to marry

him. Lady Jane, the older, ugly

one (contralto), vows to stick by

Bunthorne but, in the end, accepts

a better offer from Lt Dunstable

(tenor) who is also a Duke.

Confused? So was I. But then,

Gilbert’s life was anything but


Patience presented Gilbert with

difficulties in the planning stage.

His first idea had been to write a

play about aesthetics but he was

concerned that the chorus would

not be able to

act, dress, or even make up

effectively, so he planned and

wrote much of the play about

two curates who attracted lady

parishioners. Although the plan

to satirise the Church of England

Anglo-Catholic Movement with its

ritual and vestment seemed well

enough at the planning stage, he

began to get cold feet as the detail

began to emerge and he reverted

to the story about aestheticism.

He had got away with poking fun

at politicians, judges, dukes and

even kings and princes but facing

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the probable wrath of the Church

of England was another matter.

Thus the curates became poets

and the lady parishoners high

born love-sick maidens. It may

be that he had the writer Oscar

Wilde and the poet Swinburne

in mind as general models for

Bunthorne and Grosvenor.

No expense was spared on

the production, the fabrics for the

costumes were bought at Liberty’s

and Gilbert himself designed


The fi rst performance took

place at the Opera Comique on

April 23, 1881 and the production

was moved to the new Savoy

Theatre on October 10, 1881.

The Prince of Wales attended the

performance and the theatre was

packed, all 1,292 seats being taken.

The new theatre had all the latest

technology and was illuminated by

electricity. The original run was 578


But was has the opera Patience

got to do with the virtue? Very little,

if anything. Gilbert and Sullivan had

no patience with each other, their

relationship was often openly hostile.

Sullivan always wanted to be a

classical composer but his symphonies

and oratorios never made money.

His cooperation with Gilbert did. Both

Gilbert and Sullivan each made more

than Gladstone, the Prime Minister and

both lived in luxury mansions. Sullivan

would seek his Lost Chord in vain, but

this quote from Yeoman of the Guard

illustrates Gilbert’s creed and perhaps

shows how compromise, if not patience,

changed the musical theatre for ever.




57 Dalewood Ave



S8 0EG

Phone: 0114 236 1050

Mobile: 07906 146307


0114 453 4716

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• Tiling - floors & walls

• Fencing, decking, walls

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• Joinery, including

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• General maintenance

Every Wednesday

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“For, look you, there is humour in all

things, and the truest philosophy is that

which teaches us to fi nd it and make the

most of it”

Sylvia Bennett

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Services at St Chad’s

Sunday Services





Sunday Services

The 9am Service



Traditional 9am Service




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● Includes Holy Communion, a sermon & hymns

● • ● Includes Traditional Includes refreshments

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• Includes Taken


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● Informal and relaxed in style

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● An emphasis on families

• ● Includes Informal Includes music, and music relaxed led played by in a style band by a band

● • ● Includes An Refreshments emphasis music, on served led families served by from a band from 10.15-10.45am

to 10.45

● ● Refreshments Includes music, served led by from a band 10.15-10.45am

● Refreshments served from 10.15-10.45am





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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Worship: Holy Communion

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from style

Common Worship: Holy Communion

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Chapel at the sermon

back of church


• Includes Holy Communion, a sermon & and hymns hymns

Held in the Lady



at the



the back

of church

of church

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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There was a man called

Job. He had a big

family, lots of friends

and a healthy business.

Suddenly he loses it all.

The question he asks God is


Job is a book in the Old

Testament. It is, amongst other

things, about patience. First, you

need to have patience to read it!

It is a long book containing some

long speeches. Secondly, Job has

to attempt to be patient with his

friends who don’t really help him

that much. But ultimately, after

disaster hits Job, he has to be

patient with God.

After Job loses everything, three

friends come to visit him. Initially

they get things right by sitting with

him in compassionate silence.

When we are hit by tragedy, often

we just need someone there

beside us. It demands great

patience to just sit in silence.

But as his three friends start to

talk, we see they have particular

ways of thinking about God.

They try to help Job but they fail,

because they don’t relate their

faith to Job’s needs. What they

say is not untrue, but they just

don’t engage with where Job

is. Their counsel is useless and

inappropriate. Job’s friends look

for causes and answers and want

solutions. They treat suffering

as a problem to be solved rather

than being willing to face the

uncertainty of its mystery.

Eventually a fourth friend shows

up. He does slightly better in his

conversation with Job, and points

to how God is with Job, even If

Job doesn’t recognise it.

Finally, God speaks and reveals

himself as power, justice and

wisdom to Job. Job is not really

given an answer to his “why?”, but

he has met with God. He realises

he can let the matter rest in the

mystery of God.

Job goes through various

phases of grief: shock, silence,

lament, questioning, anger,

despair, anxiety, and growing

hope. We see a process, a journey

of faith, where things take time

to fall into place for Job. In the

waiting, in the patience, there is

growth. Job’s biggest fear was

abandonment from God, but God

is there.

The book of Job shows us how

one man at the end of the day was

enabled by grace to live with his

questions. Faith is what God gives

us to live with uncertainties.

This world is not as God

intended it to be. God promises

that, in his perfect timing, Jesus

will return and will put all things

right. Until then, God is with us in

our suffering. Indeed, Jesus knows

what it is to suffer and die, even on

a cross.

Rev James Norris

The Peculiar Story of Job

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am not sure when it was that

I took up fishing but I think

it would have been when I

was around 11 or 12 which

would have been around the

early to mid-1960s. My first rod

was bought from a shop on Abbey

Lane which may well have been

the old Post Office. I do however

remember the rod. It was red

plastic and came in two sections

complete with reel, line and a few


Most weeks a few friends and I

would head up to Graves Park

boating lake and fish with

maggots or worms

that we had dug up

in our respective

gardens. I don’t

think that we

were very

successful in

the greater

scheme of things

especially as an

over-energetic cast

would cause my very

cheap rod to come

apart at the end of the cast

and launch the top part of the rod

towards the middle of the lake.

If it wasn’t the rod coming apart

it would be the reel coming free

of the handle and falling into the

lake, to be recovered with much


My early forays into the world of

fishing confirmed a few aspects of

my personality. I have discovered

over the years that I love any

sport which involves equipment.

Currently I enjoy fishing, golf and

sports climbing – all of which are

in many ways individual sports

but, more importantly, are all


Even now I can walk into a

fishing tackle shop such as

Angling Direct in Dronfield and

wonder in amazement at the

range of equipment for the many

different styles of fishing. I have no

idea what half of the ‘stuff’ is for or

even exactly what it does but if it

looks shiny and well-engineered

then I am tempted to buy it.

The other thing I have learned

is that I am a very patient person

in the main and can sit for many a

happy hour on the side of a lake

or reservoir trying different fishing

methods and different baits – often

to no avail.

To the non-enthusiast

it all seems like a

pointless waste of

time but to me it

is close to being

a meditation

discipline. If

the weather is

good and the


is beautiful

then it does not

matter to me if I

catch nothing. Just

sitting by the side of a

lake in spring, summer or autumn

concentrating on the float or the

tip of the rod waiting for a fish to

take an interest in the bait is an

absolute delight and it is a good

way to spend time away from

the hustle and bustle of life and

reconnect with nature.

It is also a fun way to spend time

with my three grandsons who all

love to come with me although

the highlight of the day for them is

probably the maggot racing!

The only real challenge is where

to store all the fishing, golf and

climbing equipment. I think that is

why we have never downsized –

where would we put it all?

Steve Winks

Fishing – Meditation or Patience

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Services at St Chad’s

Lent – It’s all in the Preparation

Growing up, I cannot recall

a time when one room

or another was not being

decorated or redesigned;

it seemed that no sooner

was the last dustsheet removed

from the latest room to be tackled,

then my mum was dreaming up

plans for the next project.

As I didn’t know any different, I

assumed it was the same in every

house. What I did find strange

however, was the amount of time

my mum would spend on the

things that no-one would see, the

filling, the sanding, the washing

down; the painting or hanging the

wallpaper was surely the best bit,

so why did she spend so much

time and effort on the boring stuff?

Once I was in charge of my own

decorating, I quickly realised that

if I didn’t want those annoying

bumps, holes, cracks and

uneven patches on my walls, the

preparation (or ‘boring stuff’) was

essential. The same is true with

our lives, it is often the things that

take the most effort or seem to

take up the most time that actually

means we are better prepared

when it comes to other things.

Lent is a time of preparation, it is

not about preparing walls, rather

it is about preparing our hearts.

Often people give things up,

such as chocolate (usually in

preparation for the copious

amounts of Easter eggs

they are expecting to

consume), but it isn’t just

about giving something up

for the sake of it.

The season marks the

time Jesus spent in the

wilderness, following his

baptism; the time in which

he was tempted or tested by

Satan, in every way – physically,

emotionally and psychologically,

the same ways in which we can

be tempted – and yet he did not

give in. This reminds us why we

can trust him: he has faced all

levels of temptation and shows

us that no matter what we face,

it can be overcome or defeated

by fixing our mind on God who

has authority over all heaven and


Rather than setting ourselves

tests of not giving in to chocolate

or biscuits, Lent is about taking

time out to spend with God.

Turning away from unhealthy

attitudes, words and actions and

realigning ourselves with God;

reflecting on and preparing for

whatever he has in store for you.

This is where patience comes

in, it is often tempting to want

to miss out the preparation and

move straight on to the fun bits,

but if we are patient and persist,

there is often a much better result

in the end – for those who give

up chocolate, the first Easter egg

always tastes so much better!

Helen Terry

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

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During the early 1990s

I worked for the Civil

Service and we started to

see the arrival of personal

computers in our offices.

At first we shared but later we

each had our own on the desk,

all singing and dancing with email

and the internet and even TV

news channels.

When PCs were first introduced,

each had the game Solitaire

loaded. Yes, we were encouraged

to play Solitaire at work! This

was so that we could get used

to using the mouse and clicking

and dragging etc. Solitaire is the

name given in the USA to the card

game which in Europe is referred

to as Patience. In some countries

Solitaire refers to a game involving

pegs and holes on a board. All of

these games are usually played

by a single player.

Patience typically involves

dealing cards from a shuffled deck

into a prescribed arrangement on

a tabletop, from which the player

attempts to reorder the deck by

suit and rank through a series of

moves transferring cards from

one place to another. In the most

familiar, general form of patience,

the object of the game is to build

up four blocks of cards going from

ace to king in each suit.

There is a vast array of

variations on the patience theme,

using either one or more decks

of cards, with rules of varying

complexity and skill levels. Many

of these have been converted to

electronic form and are available

as computer games. Over

one hundred different forms of

Patience (or Solitaire) can be

played including Mahjong solitaire.

The game is most likely German

or Scandinavian in origin and

became popular in France in

the early 19th century, reaching

Britain and America in the

latter half. The earliest known

recording of a game of patience

occurred in 1788 in the German

game anthology Das neue

Königliche L’Hombre-Spiel. The

first collection of patience card

games in the English language

is attributed to Lady Adelaide

Cadogan through her Illustrated

Games of Patience, published in

about 1870 and reprinted several


As to why it was called Patience

it can only be presumed that this

is because one has to be patient

to be able to find the right cards

and finish. As to the Americans

calling it Solitaire this makes some

sense as it is, usually, a solitary


I used to associate the playing

of Patience with old ladies in

drawing rooms with plenty of time

on their hands or with people

being very bored and needing

something mildy stimulating. Very

much an upper and middle class

occupation. However, it would

appear that people suffering from

depression and other mental

health problems are encouraged

to play such games, it being seen

as very therapeutic.

David Manning

Playing Patience

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They say that good things

come to those who wait,

and that patience is a

virtue. In the garden,

patience is certainly

needed, but just waiting, well, the

weeds would prevail!

Earlier this year I became a

co-worker on an allotment in

Woodseats. When I first went

down to see the plot, I had no

idea what to expect. I was quite

relieved to see that it was not all

singing and dancing and highly

manicured – no fun or challenge

in that!

Whenever I come across a task

that seems daunting, I always

ask myself “How do you eat an

elephant?” (a strange question

for a vegetarian, but anyway...),

the answer being “a little bit at a

time”. This is where the ‘patience’

element comes into my tale. Just

like everyone, I’m busy. Very little

spare time, but it’s amazing what

can be achieved in a couple of

hours a week.

The rewards from nature are

great and a real motivation. The

harvest of wild blackberries and

autumn raspberries was amazing.

Especially delicious as in my head

these fruits are ‘free’, coming

back every year with only a little


Eight months on and good

progress has been made.

Winter is great as the weeds

virtually stop growing! The

frustration now is the weather

and a whole new level of

patience is required. The

wettest November on record

has not helped. My autumn

mission was preparation for

spring, so lots of digging,

weeding and muck spreading

– all very satisfying. The

seed order arrived, and I am

very much looking forward to

sewing and nurturing the crops,

and then enjoying the fruits (and

vegetables) of my labour later

next year.

The allotment is a tale of two

halves. The bottom half is almost

under control. The top half less

so and is more of a knee-high,

weedy, muddy quagmire! This is

more of a medium-term project

and ‘extreme patience’ will be

required. As Aesop says, “slow

and steady wins the race”.

There is a vision though. A

kid’s play area with mud kitchen,

willow tunnel, a summer house,

and raised beds for planting.

So exciting times ahead, albeit,


Something I’ve discovered

in this last year is how good

gardening is for your head. It’s

hard physically, but to get out

in the fresh air and have some

time to think and clear the brain,

is priceless. I think we could all

benefit from adopting the pace

of nature, and her secret that is


Jayne Ryalls

Patience in the Garden

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The Science of Orange

Our October/November magazine

had the theme of Orange. Here’s an

article on the Science of Orange which

was missed out. Our apologies to Miles


We all remember ‘Richard

of York gave battle in vain’

for that is the whole point,

it is a way of remembering

the colours of the rainbow

in order. Yet it is significant that the most

insignificant word ‘of’ should indicate

orange, for at the time of Richard of York

and his battle (1485) orange was the

name of the fruit and only became the

name of the colour after around 1512.

Ironic too that in tropical Africa, oranges

are yellow or even green, though just as

juicy, they need a cold spell to remove

the green chlorophyll to leave the

characteristic orange colour.

It is the chemistry of orange

that has most fascinated me,

you may have wrestled with

the indicator dye ‘methyl

orange’ which is red in

acid and yellow in alkali,

but if you can get the pH

just below neutral it will

turn orange.

My favourite orange

inorganic chemical is

potassium dichromate, all

chromium compounds are pretty

colours, indeed the word chrome

comes from the Greek word khroma

meaning coloured. Dichromate will

oxidise alcohols, turning green in the

reaction, it was used in the early alcohol

breathalysers. However when I asked

my sixth form chemistry class ‘what

turns green with alcohol?’ I was told it

was Andrew, a notable under age drinker

in the class.

On a more sinister note, ‘Agent

Orange’ was a defoliant used by the US

army in the Vietnam War. It contains

the weed-killer 2,4,5 trichlorophenol

(245T) which was once made down

the road from here in Bolsover. When

making this chemical, if the temperature

in the process gets too hot however, a

biproduct called tetrachlorodibenzo para

dioxin (TCDD), (commonly known as

‘dioxin’) is formed, this has caused

birth defects among agricultural

workers’ children in Britain

and farmers’ children in


The biology of orange

yields an abundance, I

can remember sorting out

the orange-eyed fruit flies

during genetic experiments,

though the only pure orange

butterfly, the large copper, has

been extinct in Britain since 1851,

our orange squirrel struggles but the

robin orange-breast thrives.

Many plants are orange, the humble

carrot contains beta carotene which

gives it its orange colour and may

account for the unusual colour of Donald

Trump. The pollen of lilies stains orange

and the stamens of crocus give saffron

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its characteristic colour. In autumn, the

fading of the green chlorophyll can yield

startling orange colours in trees. Many

flowers, like the marigolds I grew as a

child are orange though many insects

cannot see orange, preferring the

bluer colours.

The physics of orange gives

the most certainty, In 1666 Isaac

Newton noticed the splitting

of white colours into the

colours of the rainbow

and in the 19th

Century, Thomas

Young and Hermann

Von Helmholtz

realised that

humans can only

see three primary

colours, red, green

and blue, stimulation of

the red and green cone

cells in the retina of our eye makes our

brains think yellow, stimulate the red

cones a bit more and the brain says

orange. The scattering of blue light by

dust in the atmosphere at sunset, gives

us the beautiful orange sky and after

dark, iron oxide makes Mars the orange

planet. Most constant of all is the colour

of sodium lamps, here, electrons are

stimulated and as they fall back within

the atom, they give out two lines of

orange light at exactly 588.9950 and

589.5924 nanometres.

constant values that will

never change. It is

electrons falling at

these wavelengths

that makes things

glow orange

and electrons

absorbing light

of every other

wavelength that

makes other objects

reflect orange.

Now if you are thinking red

squirrels, robin red-breasts, red

sky at night and the red planet,

think again, just look at pictures

of these mis-named objects. Or

maybe it is all in the eye of the


Miles Thomson

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Percy Jackson and the Lightning

Thief by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson is 12 years

old and has ADHD and

dyslexia. He goes on a

school trip and

this is where

everything starts to turn


They’re in a

museum and one of

his teachers turns on

him; in order to protect

himself, his favourite

teacher passes him a

magical sword. After

a series of events,

Percy’s mum is

taken and, thinking

she’s died, he takes


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Ares to a duel.

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Holy Communion:

1st 2nd 4th & 5th

Sunday 11am

we also hold an 8am Holy

Communion on the 3rd Sunday

Please note the service on

8th March will start at 10.30am

Evensong ( third Sunday 3pm)

Mothering Sunday 22nd March

Holy Communion 11.00am

All Welcome

Our Services are based on the

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Registers 2019



26 Alison Jane Dean

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.


3 David Bruce Ramsden

13 Delphine Marshall

20 Patricia Ann Hancock

24 Dr. Harry Glynne Schroeder

• 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


to ask any


Please call the

church office on

0114 274 5086 if

you are interested

in attending.

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