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The April/May 2020 edition of Impact.
Please be aware that due to the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown measures, many of the services, events and activities listed in this edition will no longer be taking place.

WOODSEATS • SHEFFIELD

April/May 2020


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February 2020 was the wettest February on

record – the record in question going back to

1862. Storm Dennis exceeded the average

daily rainfall by 237 per cent. On this occasion

South Yorkshire didn’t bear the brunt of the

rain as we did in November but it was still a wet and

miserable month. I always fi nd that the season of

winter has a sting in its tail.

It is as we get to the end of the season, late

January and February that the worst of the weather

seems to strike. I moved to Sheffield ten years ago in

mid-February and was confronted by snowfall the like

of which I hadn’t seen for many years. Fortunately

only once in the last ten years have we had that kind

of snow again but even so I’ve learnt not to assume

that the weather will signifi cantly improve until mid

April at least.

But April is the month that the cold and wet inhabitants of these isles

do traditionally associate with the start of spring and warmer weather.

Poetry celebrates it. T.S. Eliot may have famously declared April to be

the cruellest month but Chaucer celebrated April’s “sweet showers” (not

the grim deluge of February!) and Robert Browning declared “Oh to be

in England, now that April’s here”.

April is the month of hope. March has seen those early heralds of

spring, snowdrops and daffodils show their faces but it is in April that

the blossom and fresh growth of leaves begin to adorn our trees. Snow

may still come (we had it on Palm Sunday a few years ago) but we are

more likely to see fair and warm weather. We may tentatively leave our

winter coats behind when we leave the house. The very hardy may

even contemplate switching the central heating off!

It is because April is the month of hope that I particularly enjoy Easter

when, like this year, it falls in the middle of the month. An early March

Easter feels too early, as if we haven’t quite roused ourselves out of our

winter stupor, and a late April Easter can feel almost like summer. But

mid-April is the season when we can feel optimistic about the months

ahead and relief that the cold is past for another year.

On April 12 this year churches throughout the country will be adorned

with fl oral decorations as a celebration of the new life that

Easter promises. Some churches may cover the Good

Friday cross with fl owers as a visual demonstration of

the power of God’s love to conquer the coldness of

death. At St Chad’s we will be gathering together to

celebrate Jesus’s resurrection and looking forward not

just to a few months of warmth but to the promise of

eternal life that knows no winter.

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

Rev Toby Hole, Vicar,

St Chad’s Church, Woodseats

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‘So Jesus, have you got much planned for

Easter?’

A man was amazed to see

his friend playing chess

with his dog and watched

in astonishment.

“I can hardly believe my

eyes!” he said. “That’s the

smartest dog I’ve ever seen.”

“He’s not so smart,” the

friend replied. “I’ve beaten

him three games out of five.”

What is easy to get

into at school but

hard to get out of?

Trouble!

What do you say to

someone who has

climbed to the top

of a mountain?

Hi!

What do you get

if you cross a cow

with a duck?

A cream quacker!

Why was the

bunny so

upset?

He was

having a

bad hare

day!

Fun and Laughs

What happened to the thief who stole a lorry

full of elastic? He got a long stretch in prison!

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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.

April 1-4

Par for the Course

Dronfi eld Civic Hall

7.30pm, Saturday 2pm

Dronfi eld Players present Par for the

Course, a comedy by Peter Gordon.

To book tickets, call 01246 417850.

April 3

Red Joan

Greenhill Library

7.30pm, doors open 7pm

Evening cinema showing of Red

Joan, starring Dame Judi Dench.

Suggested £5 donation includes

refreshments and raffle ticket.

April 4

Book Sale

36 Crawshaw Grove, Beauchief

10am-12pm

Good quality second-hand books

for sale in aid of the Alzheimer’s

Society. Donations of good

condition paperback novels or

biographies are welcome.

April 5

Farmers’ Market

11am-4pm

Greenhill Library

Food and crafts from local producers.

April 5 and 19

Abbeydale Miniature Railway

Abbeydale Road South

1-5pm

The regular open days at Abbeydale

Miniature Railway.

April 11

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Greenhill Library

2.30pm

Children’s cinema showing of Dora

and the Lost City of Gold.

Suggested donation £3 adults, £2

children. Sweets and ice creams

available.

April 17

The state of nature in Sheffield

Greenhill Library

7.30pm

Dr Nicky Rivers, Living Landscape

Development Manager at the

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife

Trust, will be talking about the State

of Nature in Sheffi eld, plus Otterly

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

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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.

Amazing, which were both part of

the two-year project Nature Counts.

Tickets priced £5 are available from

the library reception.

April 20

Painting and Drawing

St Paul’s Church and Centre, Norton

Lees Lane

1.30 -

Health

3.30pm,

Walks

every week to July 6

A course Mondays for anyone – 10am: interested Graves Park.

in developing Meet at the their Animal creativity Farm and car park;

learning Tuesdays new arts – skills, 10.30am: using Ecclesall pencil,

pastel, Woods. charcoal, Meet paint, at Abbeydale ink and a

variety Industrial of subject Hamlet; matter. Beginners

welcome. Thursdays Cost is – £83.60 10.30am: (free for

those Lowedges. on certain Meet benefits). at the Call Community 0300

303 3464 Wing, or Lowedges enrolonline.wea.org

Junior School.

(ref. C3677420)

Call 0114 203 9337.

April National 25 Council for Divorced,

Call Single for a and Cuppa Widowed

Church Tuesdays House, 8-11pm 56 Abbey Lane

10 - 11.45am Norton Country Club

Tea, coffee, Club offering biscuits friendship and various and social

stalls. activities. In aid of Support Dogs.

Call Magdalen on 0114

May 12394326.

Judy

Greenhill January Library 30 - February 5

7.30pm, AEGON doors British open 7pm Tennis Tour

Evening

Graves

cinema

Tennis

showing

and Leisure

of Judy

Centre

– a

World ranked players compete

biographical film about the legendary

alongside local Sheffield players.

Judy Garland. Suggested £5

Call 0114 283 9900.

donation includes refreshments and

raffle

February

ticket.

5

Book Sale

May 2

36 Crawshaw Grove, Beauchief

Farmageddon

10am-12pm

Greenhill Good Library quality second-hand books

2.30pm for sale in aid of the Alzheimer‟s

Children’s Society. cinema Donations showing of paperback of

Farmageddon. novels or biographies Suggested in donation good

£3 adults, condition £2 children. are welcome Sweets (but and not

ice creams larger books will be due available. to space

limitations).

May 3

Highland February Fling 5 – Country Fair

Graves Free Park Environmental Activities

10.30am-5.30pm

Millhouses Park

Highland 10.30am-12.30pm

strongman display, pet dog

show, Obstacle artisan craft, course birds and stream of prey,

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.

farmers market, food and exhibitor

stalls, maypole dancing, kids craft

tent and family fun fair. Admission

is free.

May 3, 8, 24 and 25

Abbeydale Miniature Railway

Abbeydale Road South

1-5pm

The regular open days at Abbeydale

Miniature February Railway. 8-12

Jamaica Inn

May

Ecclesall

9 and

All

10

Saints Church Hall

7.30pm

Amazing Abbeydale 2020

A play presented by Ecclesall

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Theatre Company. Tickets: £5.

10am-4pm

Call 0114 230 8842.

A weekend of family entertainment

and February traditional 12 skills as the hamlet

celebrates Free Environmental 50 years. There Activities will also

be Millhouses live music Park and the Whirlow Hall

Farm 1.30-3.30pm barbecue.

Adults Nature £5, quiz concessions trail, stream £4, dipping children

free. and bug hunting activities for 8 - 13

year olds.

May Call 150114 263 4335.

Everest the Old Way

Greenhill February Library 12

7.30pm Free Environmental Activities

John Ecclesall Driskell Woods tells Sawmill how he and four

friends 10.30am-12.30pm bought a second-hand Land

Rover Nature in quiz which trail, they stream drove dipping from

Sheffield and bug hunting to Kathmandu activities and for 8 then - 13

made year olds. the 300-mile trek to Everest

Base Call Camp. 0114 235 They 6348. returned to Nepal

in 2011.

Tickets February priced 20 £5 are available from

the Why library Not Try reception. A Bike

Greenhil Park

May 10am-2pm 30

April Rediscover 25 your cycling skills in

Call Greenhill in for Park. a Cuppa The rangers will

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provide

House,

a bike, helmet

56 Abbey

and

Lane

instruction. Meet at the Bowls

10 - 11.45am

Pavilion, Greenhill Park.

Tea, coffee, biscuits and various

Booking is essential.

stalls. In aid of Tearfund.

Call 0114 283 9195.

Beauchief Abbey holds a a variety

of services. and For anyone details is see p22.

welcome to attend. For more

details see the Abbey notice

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A lesson in hot cross buns

West Runton Holidays has

been operating since 1919

aiming to make Jesus

known to young people through

Christian adventure holidays and

activity camps. Here David Allen

looks back on one Easter working

with the charity, out on the Norfolk

Broads.

West Runton’s Broads

Adventure is out

in the wilds of the

Norfolk Broads

and it’s Maundy

Thursday evening – the day

before Good Friday.

The five-sailing cruiser crews

have settled down on this dark

mooring. Each skipper creeps

out and goes to the

boat America for the

evening skippers’

meeting. All bar

one are scratching

their heads

because they have

been asked to bring

a baking tray, a bowl

and wooden spoon.

It’s down to business,

talking of how the day

has gone – I’ve forgotten

if any of the boats had found

themselves in the reeds having

a ‘tea and biscuits break’ or have

any of them had too much sail up

etc. Then comes the reaction to

the evening’s other news, worship

and talk about being a Christian.

Discussion moves on and we

talk about how the crew members

are getting on with each other etc.

All this lubricated with tea/coffee/

chocolate and cake! Then all this

is put to one side.

The bowls are brought out and

put on the table, then all eyes

swing to me as I produce some

bags, one for each skipper.

Thanks to all the homework done

by my wife Ann, each bag has the

correct amount of flour, yeast etc

in it for the crew size of each boat

– some with eight people, others

five or four. The egg is beaten

and added to the flour followed by

milk to get the texture just right.

The baking trays are greased

and buns are shaped – one for

each person on a skipper’s boat.

This done, the crosses comes

next. Marzipan is rolled into a rod

and applied to each bun to make

a cross.

Back to their boats go all the

skippers, each carefully carrying

their tray of dough in the dark to

put into the oven with a

damp tea towel over

their tray to be left

overnight to rise.

Trust is involved

here. Is the oven to

be warm enough

for that wonder to

happen?

Next morning

skippers peer in and,

to their amazement, the

dough has risen! They’re

whipped out of the oven, up

goes the temperature and in they

go. As the sleepy crew awake,

their noses are assaulted by the

aroma of cinnamon, all spice,

nutmeg and ginger.

What a way to celebrate Good

Friday! The hot cross buns give

a great focus for each crew with

their skipper gather round the

Bible to consider how the God

of love can let something like

this happen! Trying to travel in

time with the disciples is so hard

because we know how God’s love

works out on Easter Sunday.

David Allen

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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You’re invited.

#TryAlpha

Wednesdays at 7.30pm

starting on April 22nd, 2020

at St Chad’s Church,

Linden Avenue, Woodseats

For details email office@stchads.org

or call 0114 274 5086

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The tradition of Pace Eggs

I

was brought up in

Northumberland and would

make ‘Pace Eggs’ at Easter.

This is a rural tradition

mainly in Lancashire, West

Yorkshire and the North. The

name comes from the Latin

‘pascha’ which means Easter.

The eggs are decorated,

boiled in natural or man made

dyes and then can be eaten on

Easter morning, given to friends

or rolled down hills on Easter

Monday in a competition. The

egg which was least cracked

and rolled the furthest won. We

would often keep the prettiest

eggs and, providing they were not

cracked and going smelly, would

eventually dry and last for years. I

still have one from my childhood.

Traditionally the eggs would be

wrapped in the outside skins of

onions, covered with fine cloth

and cotton and boiled. This gives

a mottled brown and yellow egg.

We used water soluble glue and

stuck leaves and flowers to the

egg, some flowers like gorse

would dye yellow, fine leaves like

cow parsley and small flowers

like celandines coming out at

Easter time make good shapes.

We would hunt the garden for

the earliest flowers. and boiled in

artificial dyes until hard-boiled and

cooled slowly. There was always

excitement when unwrapping the

eggs to see what had made the

best patterns. Where the leaves

and flowers were there would be

less dye.

Natural dyes can be made with

things like turmeric (boiling for 30

minutes will give deep gold eggs).

Red cabbage will give surprisingly

blue eggs. Beetroot will give light

pink eggs and black coffee dark

brown eggs.

The significance of eggs at

Easter is of new life of a chick

breaking out of the shell like

Jesus Christ burst out of

the tomb on Easter day.

There has been a

revived tradition in the

North of Pace Egg

plays, originally like

Mummers plays.

This involves a

mock combat

between a hero

and a villain in

which the hero is

killed and has to

be bought back to

life. This mirrors the

Easter message of

Jesus’ sacrifice on the

cross and resurrection.

Rabbits have nothing to

do with Easter in my mind.

Toria Karney

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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I

got the idea for

Resurrection Eggs from a

book I was reading, where

the author said that she’d

done them with her family.

I was thinking about traditions

and how it would be nice to

start an Easter one for me and

my girls and so, I gave this

Easter advent calendar a try.

It was perfect for us as it uses

things from around the house

and helps children understand

the true meaning of Easter.

So what are Resurrection Eggs?

Well, they’re a way of telling

the Easter story and counting

down to Easter Sunday. You just

take 12 hollow, plastic eggs and

label them one to 12. Into each

egg, you put a different item to

represent a bit of the Easter story.

If you Google the idea, you’ll

notice that different folks have

different lists of items.

The one we use has:

• Egg 1: A leaf to represent a

palm branch, from the entry into

Jerusalem.

• Egg 2: Three small silver

coins (5p) to represent Judas’

payment for betraying Jesus.

• Egg 3: A cup or thimble – we

have a small jug from a Dora the

Explorer tea set, which I doubt

Jesus used at the Last Supper!

• Egg 4: Matthew 26:39 from

the Bible, written on a small bit

of paper, to represent Jesus

praying in the garden.

• Egg 5: A piece of cord to

represent a whip, from when

Jesus was scourged by the

Roman guards, after being

sentenced by Pilate.

• Egg 6: A crown of thorns, which

Jesus was made to wear. We

managed to make a tiny one

from our berberis plant. Note

to self, wear gloves next time –

ouch!

• Egg 7: Two nails, for the nails in

the cross.

• Egg 8: A dice, from the bit

where the Roman soldiers cast

lots for Jesus’ clothes.

• Egg 9: A toothpick to represent

the soldier’s spear that was

stuck into Jesus’ side (to check

he was dead).

• Egg 10: A piece of cloth to

represent the grave clothes.

• Egg 11: A stone for the stone in

the tomb entrance.

• Egg 12: Empty!

I also put two mini eggs in each

egg for my girls, except for the

last one which stays empty. I

sometimes pretend I’ve forgotten

the last two mini eggs, but my girls

see right through it!

It’s a good way to help children

remember the Easter story as

they can see and touch the items.

Each year I get it out I’m amazed

at what’s appeared into and

disappeared from the bag. This

year the ‘palm branch’ was a dried

up husk (I’d forgotten to compost

it last year), the cloth was missing

and some gems had joined the

silver coins. What will have

appeared/disappeared this year I

wonder?!

Lindsey Ladhams

Resurrection Eggs

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Have a Go Show

It’s nearly time to get planting,

sewing, baking and painting!

Our community

‘village’ show

is back again

at St Chad’s

on Saturday,

September 5, with the

theme Climate Change:

reduce, reuse, recycle.

The Have a Go Show

is a community event to

encourage people to try

out their skills growing,

making and baking,

whether you have done

it for years or are just a

beginner. There’s plenty of

time get growing, baking,

upcycling some clothing or

creating a piece of artwork

out of recycled materials

amongst other things.

There are opportunities for

young and old to take part.

Proceeds support local

charities – these have

included Double Six,

Snowdrop and Grace

Food Bank.

Further details including

the schedule will be

available at stchads.org.

Festival fun

Woodseats Festival

Family Fun Day

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Sunday July 12 from

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Woodseats Primary

School. Everybody is

welcome.

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Although Christians

regularly reflect, study

and sing about Jesus’

death and resurrection,

Easter is the specific

time of the year that focusses on

these things. But, why did Jesus

die?

This question can be

approached in many ways. The

obvious and straightforward

answer is that Jesus was nailed to

a cross, a Roman punishment that

killed many people in an intensely

public and cruel way. But let’s dig

a little deeper.

Jesus was a controversial figure

of his time, loved by some, and

hated by others. He died because

he had a great amount of conflict

with the Jewish authorities: Jesus

was saying and doing a lot of

things that upset the religious

leaders at the time. Jesus also

arrived in Jerusalem at the time

of the Jewish Passover Festival,

which had been a significant time

of uprising in the past, so it was a

nervous time, for both the Roman

and religious authorities. Jesus

died because he was betrayed

and handed over by one of his

disciples Judas, because no one

intervened in his arrest, and

the Roman Governor Pilate

was outmaneuvered and

frightened of the situation.

The people of Jerusalem

got caught up in a frenzy

and death was the outcome

for Jesus. From a political

and historical point of view,

Jesus died for all these

reasons.

Other reasons behind Jesus

dying are explored in great

depth in the Bible, you could

call these ‘religious’ reasons. A

significant part of each of the four

Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke

and John) contains the story of

the build-up and actual death

of Jesus. The way the Gospel

writers tell their stories shows that

Jesus died so that people would

recognise him as the Son of God

and to reveal his glory, to save

others rather than himself and to

restore humanity to relationship

with God. The writers of the

letters in the New Testament also

contribute to our understanding of

why Jesus died, such as St Paul,

who writes about many things,

including atonement.

But, ultimately, Jesus died

because of love. This is the

simple one-word answer. Jesus

died because of God’s love for

the world which he cannot stop

pouring out on his creation. Jesus

died because he loves us.

Rev James Norris

This article is based on the

conclusion of Paula Gooder’s

book, Journey to the Empty Tomb.

Why did Jesus die?

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Chocolate and Easter go together

like the proverbial horse and

carriage but this year, leading

UK chocolatier Will Torrent is

calling on consumers to spend

their money where it counts, and trade

up to a better quality product.

“I always advise friends that when

it comes to chocolate it’s really worth

paying a little more for a high quality,

ethically-sourced bar.

“Chocolate is over commoditised to

the point that we take it for granted, but

cocoa is a precious ingredient that can

only be grown in a very specifi c climate.

We need to appreciate its true value and

be prepared to pay a price that refl ects

that.

“I’m a fi end for fl avour, so I always look

for ‘single origin’ which really shows-off

the subtleties of different varieties. Yes,

it’s true cocoa tastes different on either

side of the Atlantic!

“High cocoa content is also a must

for me – at least 60 per cent or above.

Cocoa farmer Clement inspects his crop

And certifi cations, such as the Fairtrade

logo, help give you confi dence that the

farmers growing the beans are getting

the best price for their hard work.

“We need to be more connected to

the cocoa farmers who grow the raw

ingredients for the chocolate we love,”

continued Will, who, as an ambassador

for international development agency

Will Torrent visits a cocoa tree nursery

PHOTOS: TOM PRICE/TEARFUND

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heartfelt this Easter

Tearfund, travelled with the charity to the

Ivory Coast recently.

“As a chocolatier I’ve seen photos

and talked about the process of

harvesting cocoa many times, but to

see it fi rst hand blew me away. On this

visit I walked with a farmer through his

plantation and learned what it’s like to

farm cocoa – which isn’t as easy as you

think. It’s actually a very lengthy process

compared to other crops such as coffee.”

Tearfund showed Will the entire

process of making chocolate from bean

to bar, including growing, harvesting,

fermenting, drying, roasting and

processing and he was able to make

friends with cocoa farmers like Clement,

visit their plantations, cut a cacao pod

from a tree, prepare beans for market

and plant other beans to become new

trees.

The Ivory Coast is well-known as a top

producer of cocoa, selling the product

worldwide. But cocoa farmers at the

grassroots level are often economically

poor, living in very basic conditions.

While the country supplies 40 per cent

of the world’s cocoa it only receives

between fi ve and seven per cent of

the profi t generated by the sector

globally, and what profi t there is

tends to be concentrated in the

processing and distribution phases

rather than with the farmers.

A recent report from the World

Bank estimates 54.9 per cent of

Ivorian cocoa producers and their

families currently live below the

poverty line.

Tearfund are helping farmers

to adopt improved cultivation

methods on their cocoa

plantations, to make and use

organic compost, to grow a wider range

of food crops to provide healthier diets

for their families and communities, and

to manage budgets and forecasts.

Will summed up his experience:

“Visiting Ivory Coast really made me

think about the industry I am in. I eat

chocolate every day and I encourage

people to enjoy chocolate but we need

to remember the farmers and where

chocolate comes from.”

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Torrent

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Coast

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Sunday Services

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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

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Monday to Thursday at 5pm

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Easter over the years...

The word Easter is derived

from Eastra, the name

of the ancient German

Goddess of Spring. Her

festival occurred at the

vernal equinox.

So, over the years, what

memorable events have

occurred during the period when

we remember the death and

reusrrection of Jesus?

Easter Island, in the south east

Pacific ocean, was named by its

first European visitor, the Dutch

explorer Jacob Roggeveen on

Sunday April 5, 1722.

During Easter week, April 1916,

the Easter Rising or Easter

Rebellion, occurred in Ireland.

Irish republicans wanted to end

British rule and establish an

independent Irish Republic. This

was while the United Kingdom

was fighting the First World War.

Sixteen of the Rising’s leaders

were executed in May 1916 and

the nature of these executions, the

insurrection itself and subsequent

poiltical developments contributed

to an increase in popular support

for Irish independence.

Jump forward another 82 years

and we see the signing of the

Good Friday Agreement.

The partition of Ireland in 1921

followed more than a century

of unrest between Britain and

Ireland. Northern Ireland was

formed from the six predominantly

unionist/protestant counties in

the north-east of the island. The

remaining 26 predominantly

nationalist/Catholic counties

formed the ‘south’, becoming the

independent Irish Free State in

1922.

For 30 years in the late 20th

century, Northern Ireland was

wracked by a bloody conflict

between nationalists and loyalists

known as The Troubles. Over

3,700 people died and thousands

more were injured. From 1969

until 2007 British troops were

deployed on the streets of

Northern Ireland.

Over the course of The Troubles

successive British governments

had sought, unsuccessfully, to find

political initiatives to gain peace.

Under then PM John Major, the

Downing Street Declaration of

1993 saw the British and Irish

Governments agree on how peace

could happen by reconciling the

two different traditions in Ireland.

Work continued towards

peace but the election of Tony

Blair as PM in 1997 saw an

acceleration and paved the way

for an agreement. Referendums

were held in both the North

and South on May 22, 1998.

In Northern Ireland 71 per cent

backed the agreement. On Good

Friday, April 10, 1998 George

Mitchell, an American lawyer

and key negotiator, said: “I am

pleased to announce that the two

governments and the political

parties in Northern Ireland have

reached agreement”.

The Good Friday Agreement put

an end to 30 years of Northern

Ireland’s Troubles, although it

has been under pressure over

the years since 1998. Atrocities

have taken place and violence still

flares up occasionally.

It now remains to be seen if the

results of another referendum and

uncertainty over the Irish border

after Brexit will affect this peace

process.

David Manning

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Thousands of people and

churches have been

urged to take action on

climate change in the runup

to Easter.

The first official green Lent

campaign from the Church of

England has provided Christians

with a set of 40 reflections, actions

and prayers on the environment.

The #LiveLent 2020 scheme

is based on the Archbishop of

Canterbury’s Lent Book, Saying

Yes to Life, by Dr Ruth Valerio,

Director of Global Influencing and

Advocacy at Tearfund.

The campaign comes with daily

reflections and actions for the

whole of Lent for both adults and

young people.

Instead of giving up chocolate

or alcohol for Lent, people have

been encouraged to think about

taking action such as switching to

renewable power, making at least

one journey by foot or planting a

tree.

The campaign asks people to

think about things such as how

much water goes into making

a pair of jeans or

whether they could

“twin” their toilet

to help provide

sanitation in poor

countries.

Environmentalists,

activists and climate

experts gathered at

Lambeth Palace,

London, for the

campaign’s launch.

The panel

consisted of

Archbishop Justin

Welby, Dr Ruth

Valerio, Ali Angus

who leads an eco-church in

London, Instagram influencer

Natalie Davies and Dr Richard

Miller from the Committee on

Climate Change.

The Archbishop of Canterbury,

Justin Welby, said: “We urgently

need to rebuild our relationship

with our planet. To do this, we

need to change our habits – in

how we pray and how we act.

“Lent is not just about discipline.

It’s about allowing Christ to show

us what’s keeping us from loving

and serving Him – and joyfully

letting it go.

“Whatever age you are, this

Lent I hope you’ll engage with

God’s plea for us to care for His

creation, and that these campaign

resources will help you on that

journey.”

Ruth said: “Responding to the

poverty and environmental crises

of our times goes right to the heart

of what it means to be a Christian

in today’s world, following God

who calls us to act justly, love

mercy and walk humbly with him.”

The reflections for green Lent

started on February 26 and run

until Easter Day on April 12.

Dr Ruth Valerio and

Archbishop Justin Welby

Going Green for Lent

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Events that started a revolution

There’s nothing more

painful than having your

expectations raised and

then dashed.

As the fi rst, terrifi ed

followers of Jesus of Nazareth hid

away in Jerusalem for fear that

the authorities who had arrested

and executed their friend would

now come looking for them, it

wasn’t just grief at the loss of

that friend that consumed them.

They had lost not just a friend,

but along with him the hopes he

had raised within them. Hope of

living a life that was rewarding and

meaningful. Hope of experiencing

God’s presence and power as

a present reality to strengthen

them to deal with life’s many

challenges and diffi culties. Hope

of a better future. The dream they

had lived for the last three years

had ended with the nightmare

of seeing Jesus cruelly put to

death on a cross. No wonder that

the following hours found them

running away, denying, when

cornered, that they had ever been

involved with Jesus, or simply

hiding until things settled down.

All of which makes it all the

more astonishing that, within days,

this same group of frightened

people were out on the streets of

the very city where they had seen

Jesus crucifi ed, preaching both

to the crowds and to those very

authorities who had killed Jesus,

that he really was the key to life,

the one who offers a hope to be

found nowhere else, the only

person through whom we might

truly connect with God. Something

seismic must have happened

to turn their lives round in so

dramatic a fashion, to restore their

shattered confi dence in Jesus.

Writing later about those

days a number of those early

witnesses report seeing Jesus

again, on numerous occasions,

after his death, risen from the

dead. Sometimes he appears to a

handful of people, sharing a meal

with them, occasionally to one or

two, and on one occasion to more

than 500. No wonder those fi rst

witnesses could not keep quiet

about what they had seen.

The resurrection of Jesus

kick-started the greatest spiritual

revolution the world has ever

seen. Death, the one thing we

fear most and to which we have

no answer, had been defeated

and hope of an eternity spent

with Jesus was now opened up to

those who belong to him. Jesus,

having conquered death, was

now alive, never to die again, and

walks alongside of us waiting for

us to recognise him. A hope which

cannot be shaken is now offered

to all who choose to life life in

company with him.

For 2,000 years, since

appearing to his fi rst followers

risen from the dead, though no

longer present physically on

earth, Jesus has continued to

make himself known to people

throughout the world, alerting

them to his risen presence. May

he do so again for us as we

celebrate his resurrection this

Easter.

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When I was growing

up, the approach

of Easter was

signifi cant for my

family not only

because it is the most important of

the Christians festivals (yes, even

more so than Christmas!), but also

because it meant the annual trip to

Spring Harvest.

Spring Harvest started in the

late 1970s as a week-long event

in Wales with almost 3,000

people. By the time I started

going, about a decade later, tens

of thousands were attending

across various sites in and around

Easter Week.

Spring Harvest is a Christian

conference, but it is also held at

Butlins, so it is a holiday at the

same time, and it was something I

looked forward to every year.

I grew up in a small village in

Berkshire going to small village

churches. For some reason

we decided that the Skegness

location was preferable to the

Minehead one, even though it

meant a four-and-a-half-hour

journey rather than a three

hour one! The fi nal miles in the

farmland in Lincolnshire were

always a mixed bag of emotions

and feelings. Self-catered

accommodation meant a big

supermarket shop for the week

near the end of the long journey,

with the three children tessellated

amongst various shopping bags

in the back of the car, slowly

following a tractor on the bendy

roads through farmland, but at the

same time dramatically excited

about arriving.

Spring Harvest meant being

able to stay up later than normal.

Being on an enclosed site like

Butlins meant the freedom of latenight

swimming with my cousins

followed by a takeaway pizza, or

football on the all-weather pitch

with a bunch of people who just

turned up.

Going to a Christian event with

hundreds of other Christians of my

age, along with the enthusiasm,

teaching and worship experiences

of Spring Harvest, massively

helped me in my faith journey.

Each year Spring Harvest would

give me new insights about my

faith and I would be enthused

to live it out. It was an excellent

addition to the church, children’s

groups and youth groups that I

would attend weekly through the

years.

Now a dad, we annually go

to New Wine, a similar setup

to Spring Harvest. Like many

other parents, I want to give my

children something of the good

experiences I had when I was

growing up.

Rev James Norris

Worship and teaching ... at Butlins

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From an early age singing

as a boy in the local church

choir and gaining a choral

scholarship to Magdalen

College, Oxford, music has

played a big part in my life.

After university here in Sheffield,

in 1983, I joined the Sheffield

Bach Choir and have been a

member of it ever since.

We sing a variety of music in

our five yearly concerts. One of

these, at the start of December is

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concert is a rotation between one

of the three large Bach works. The

St John Passion, the St Matthew

Passion and the Mass in B minor.

The March concert is the one

that falls the closest to Easter and

singing the Bach versions of the

Passion is something very special.

In both the St John and the

St Matthew, the story is told by

an Evangelist. The recitative

form of the Gospel readings is

complemented by soloists singing

the part of biblical characters

including Jesus and Pontius

Pilate. The choir provides the

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chorales.

The St John is the smaller

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The angry crowd baying

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the execution of Jesus

and then quiet reflective

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The Sanctus builds to a section

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Even though I have sung these

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Open Doors is an

organisation that reaches

out to persecuted

Christians worldwide.

It was founded by

Brother Andrew, who in 1955 felt

strongly that God was speaking

to him through Revelation 3:2

– ‘Wake Up! Strengthen what

remains and is about to die’ – and

began delivering Bibles secretly to

Eastern Europe in a Volkswagen

Beetle.

Sixty-fi ve years after his fi rst trip,

his one man operation has grown

into an international ministry with

25 offices across the globe.

Since January 1993, Open

Doors has produced an annual

World Watch List of the 50

countries where Christians face

the most extreme persecution,

with a World Watch map to show

the demographic. For the past 19

years, North Korea has topped the

list.

In January 2015, for the fi rst

time, the World Watch List was

launched by Open Doors at the

Houses of Parliament. Over

70 MPs and parliamentarians

attended, many of whom were left

shocked by the scale of worldwide

Christian persecution.

The launch has now become an

annual event with a record 123

MPs or their representatives and

six lords present this year.

According to Open Doors, 260

million Christians in the 50 World

Watch countries suffer extreme

levels of persecution, while a

further 50 million are estimated

to endure high levels in 23 other

countries.

Acknowledging the seriousness

of all this, in December 2018,

the Government asked the

Bishop of Truro, the Rt.Rev Philip

Mounstephen, to conduct an

independent review into Foreign

Office support for persecuted

Christians worldwide, and to

recommend improvements.

To date, the Government

has accepted all 22 of the

report’s recommendations and

implemented ten.

Soon after this year’s World

Watch launch, Christian

persecution was debated in both

the House of Commons and

House of Lords.

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debate raises awareness, but we

must continue to stand up for the

millions of Christians who have

hoped for change for many years

and are yet to see it become a

reality. If we don’t, who will?’

To learn more, contact Open

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St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Tuesdays 10.15 -11.15am, starting 25th April 2017

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

No Linden table Avenue, games, no Woodseats speakers,

just a good cuppa and a natter!

No table games, no speakers,

just a good cuppa and a natter!

WOODSEATS • SHEFFIELD

WOODSEATS • SHEFFIELD

For more information, contact the church office on 274 5086

For more information, contact the church office on 274 5086

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


The House of Silk

by Anthony Horowitz

The author says

“Writing this

book has been

a joy and my

one hope is that I

will have done some justice to the

original”. Well, in my opinion, Mr

Horowitz, you have succeeded!

One page in and you’re back

once again inside 221B Baker

Street, London. It’s November

1890, outside the fog is swirling

round the gas lamps and inside

Holmes and Watson are enjoying

Mrs Hudson’s tea and scones by

the fire. A man arrives begging for

Holmes’ help because he is being

stalked by a stranger. Intrigued

by the case, Holmes and Watson

embark upon an attempt to solve

the most disturbing case of Holmes’

celebrated career. The plot

involves, amongst other things, a

wealthy art dealer, cryptic notes and

telegrams, the Flat Cap Gang, the

criminal underworld of Boston USA,

burglaries by moonlight in England,

a group of London urchins, several

shootings, a school for boys called

Chorley Grange, a strip of silk

around a dead boy’s wrist, four

words which keep being whispered

and a conspiracy that threatens

to tear apart the very fabric of

England’s society.

Horowitz writes in Doyle-like

English and he captures the

essence of the original books

perfectly. His characterisation of

Holmes and Watson is faithful to

Conan Doyle but he also gives a

new, charming insight into their

friendship. The plot grabs you and

doesn’t want to let you go …. so

what are you waiting for? Get a

yourself a copy and enjoy!

Chris Laude

Book Reviews

The Good Thieves

by Katherine Rundell

The Good Thieves

is a children’s

book written by

Katherine Rundell.

It is quite new, and

around 250 pages long.

It is in bookshops for nine to 13-yearolds,

but I think anyone above the age

of seven could read it.

Vita Marlowe is an English 12-yearold

girl who goes to New York to see

her grandpa to try and bring him back to

live in England with her and her mum.

While in New York, Vita learns

that her grandparents used to live

in a castle that was built brick by

brick by Vita’s great-great-grandpa.

The castle was illegally taken from

her grandparents by a greedy man,

chucking them out with only the

clothes they were wearing.

Vita learns that her grandma’s

emerald necklace is still in the castle

and decides to go and get it back. She

finds a young pickpocket and two boys

with extraordinary talents willing to

help her do it. Can Vita and her friends

safely get back her grandma’s necklace

before the greedy man carries out his

evil plan?

The Good Thieves is an exciting

and thrilling book, full of suspense

and mystery. It shows the will of a girl,

trying to help her grandpa. I couldn’t

put it down. My heart was pounding

throughout all of it.

The is Katherine Rundell’s fifth novel,

but the first one I have read. I can’t wait

to find another one and read that!

Out of five stars, I would give The

Good Thieves four. I recommend it to

anyone aged seven and over

Alicia Smith, aged 11

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Registers 2020

Thanksgiving

January

27 Willow Thompson

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.

Funerals

January

3 Eileen Isabelle Klein

6 Joseph William Charles

9 Enid Flint

20 Edna Slack

February

18 Simon Paul Kilner

28 Denis Ross Ward

• If you have had a new baby and would

like to celebrate that baby’s birth with

a service in church then please come

to one of our thanksgiving and baptism

mornings at St Chad’s.

The morning will explain the difference

between the two services and give

parents an opportunity to ask any

questions.

Please call the church offi ce on 0114 274

5086 if you are interested in attending.

Are you looking for

a room to hold your

party or meeting?

St Chad’s Church has

two rooms available for

hire at 56 Abbey Lane

Call 0114 274 5086 for details

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld 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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Contacts

WOODSEATS • SHEFFIELD

CHURCH OFFICE 274 5086

Linden Avenue, S8 0GA

email: offi ce@stchads.org

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

message or send an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Vicar Toby Hole (Vicarage) 274 9302

email: toby@stchads.org

Curate James Norris 274 5086

Readers

Daren Craddock, Amy Hole,

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St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

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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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St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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email: office@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org

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