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Three Peaks for Beard

Robert Beard is running the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge this June to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care, in memory of his late sister, Miranda Louise Long.  Robert is currently providing pastoral care for members of St Andrews, and is a regular in our pulpit.  He is also student worker at St Marks, Broomhill.

Robert explains why he's running:

Sheffield URC Task Group news

A task group to examine the future for Sheffield's United Reformed Churches set to work in January.  They are currently in the information-gathering stage, and are sharing news of their work through a monthly newsletter.

Copies of the newsletters from January to March are available to download in PDF form (see below).  Further newsletters will also be made available to download from this website.

St Andrew's on Channel 4 News

St Andrew's featured in last night's Channel 4 news coverage.  Journalist Gary Gibbon filmed Sheffield's Socialist Choir as they rehearsed inside the church.  (Contrary to the narration, their backdrop is the church itself, not the church hall.)

What was the story?  The future of the Labour Party's relationship with trade unions.  In a 5-minute piece, Gibbon looks at what's changing and how it is being received by people in the traditionally Labour-faithful city of Sheffield.

Community Choir: New on Tuesdays

Always wanted to sing?  Been inspired by TV's Gareth Malone?  Then join our brand new Community Choir!

The choir is for anyone and everyone.  It is fun, sociable and uplifting!  No previous experience is needed, and you don't need to be able to read music.

We meet for the first time on Tuesday 5th November, from 10am-12 midday, in St Andrews Church Hall, Hanover Way. 

The choir will be led by an experienced choirmaster and musician, Mr Steve Vickers.  Cost is £2 per session, including refreshments.  All ages and abilities are welcome.

Sunday 10 Nov: Worship at 10.45AM

Please note that morning worship on Sunday 10th November will begin at 10.45AM. 

This is our Remembrance Sunday service, and we will observe the traditional 2 minutes silence at 11AM.

Robert Beard is leading the service.

11AM: St Andrews' Winter Time?

From Sunday 6th October (until the end of April 2014), our regular Sunday morning service will be held at the later time of 11am.

All are welcome.

Marking our Anniversaries

Anniversary logoSt Andrew’s United Reformed Church is celebrating a double anniversary this month.  In 1853, 160 years ago, the church was founded as a pastorate of the Presbyterian Church of England.  Then in 1953, 60 years ago, the church was re-opened after the repair of substantial fire damage during the Sheffield Blitz of December 1940.

CORRECTION: 10:30am Pentecost at St Marks

As part of Churches Together in Broomhill and Broomhall we continue our tradition of meeting for worship with our CTBB partners on Pentecost Sunday. 

As we recall the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples after the first Easter, and how witnesses miraculously understood the message of good news in their own language -- good news for everyone -- it is good to join together and witness to our shared faith in Christ.

Road Closures 12th May

More than five thousand runners will be taking part in Sheffield Half Marathon this weekend.  As usual, this means that many roads in central Sheffield will be closed to traffic for all or part of Sunday morning.

The affected areas include the section of the ringroad passing outside St Andrews (closed to vehicles from 8:30am).  It will be possible to approach the church via Glossop Road/Springvale Road and use the car park as usual.  Roads should reopen at midday.

Sarah's Farewells

Sarah Hall, our minister for 8 years, has moved to a new pastorate in Southampton.  Sheila Cooke provides an account of the farewell celebrations that took place in March:

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