News and What's On
18th January 2021
We are delighted to announce that we are now part of “Inclusive Church Network”. Inclusive Church is a network of churches, groups and individuals uniting together around a shared vision. The vision of Inclusive church network is:
"We believe in inclusive Church - a church which celebrates and affirms every person and does not discriminate. We will continue to challenge the church where it continues to discriminate against people on grounds of disability, economic power, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, learning disability, mental health, neurodiversity, or sexuality. We believe in a Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ."
For us at St John’s this means we are continuing to welcome everyone and we do not discriminate. By joining the network of churches we are making it easier for people to understand that they are always welcome.
15th January 2021
Charity Collections – our next collection for the following charities:
For more information please get in touch with us.
Will be on Wednesday 27th January 10am – 12noon from St John’s Church
15th January 2021
The photographs of snowy church were taken today by Richard Watts photographer. They really are beautiful.
Laptops for kids – if you are able to donate a laptop /device, please complete this link here:
8th January 2021
– Following the latest government announcement the church building will be closed. This closure will be reviewed again on the 25th
January. We will be providing our services and worship on ZOOM and Facebook Live. If you would like to access the church for private prayer please get in touch and we will be happy to arrange this for you.
4th January 2021
We will be following government guidance and Church of England advise. Check back later this week to understand how the latest Covid lockdown will affect our services here at St John's. If you need to speak to us contact the office 0114 230 1199 or email@example.com.
3rd January 2021
It was lovely to celebrate Epiphany in church this morning with some of our children taking the role of the three kings presenting gold, frankincense and myrrh. The choristers sounded beautiful as always. It was nice to see so many families in church, on zoom and Facebook live.
We three Kings of Orient are video that has been put together featuring St Johns choir and our congregation can be viewed here
Some tickets are left still to attend our Lessons and Carols on Sunday 20th December. Visit our Christmas Services page.
16th December 2020
Our Service of Lessons and Carols is coming up this week. If you would like to book for either of the services please do not miss out. There are a few tickets left for the 4pm and 6.30pm service. click to the christmas pages for more details.
Our Christingle Service took place today with so many families joining us and that was lovely to see. We also were delighted to have our choristers singing today in Church which was the first time since spring they have been in the stalls. A delight to hear. Well Done! Also, well done to our children who read the readings so beautifully during the service and helped with the prayers. A lovely service in aid of the children's society. Click here to listen to the choristers sing Away in A Manger.
Diocesan Synod votes to declare a climate and ecological emergency - Read more on our Eco Pages
Christian Aid Carols – Our choir have recorded advent Carols and are supporting Christian Aid this year online instead of their normal Carol singing on Fargate in Sheffield. Please follow the you tube link here to listen to the recordings. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCLfCv6DSsiu2ZgDC1Q8Ryg
We will be opening our doors on Sunday 6th December to the public again following the second lockdown.
Our Christmas Services are here (click)
30th November - Guidelines for entry and exit of church services effective from Sunday 6th December 2020:
Re-Opening Church after Lockdown 2 - Following the Governments announcement this week, the City of Sheffield will be in Tier 3. This means for Places of Worship, communal worship can now resume, subject to relevant social contact rules in each tier. We will therefore be able to re-open the Church Building for Church services on Sunday 6th December. Once the Church of England has published detailed guidance, we will communicate this.
Please follow the link here to find out what is on at Christmas.
The first meeting of out Advent Study Group will be next Monday 30th November at 6.45pm. The course can be accessed via the church Zoom account.
We are following the diocesan Advent course which is called 'Light in the Darkness’. It is available on the 'Lights for Christ' website. https://www.lightsforchrist.uk/lightinthedarkness. The notes for each session are available on the website to download and print in a PDF format if you would prefer a printed version. The first session will be led by Matt Wood.
Please contact Sandra Green (01142309180) if you want any more information.
FOODBANK COLLECTION AND BABY BASICS COLLECTION -
Thank you to everyone again for your generous donations to the foodbank and to Baby Basics. We are delighted to be launching our Christmas Appeal for the foodbank. In addition to the shopping list of items, we are asking for chocolates, Christmas treats and any items that will help lift the spirits of families during this time. CHRISTMAS COLLECTION DATES FROM ST JOHN’S 25th November and 9th December
Second National Lockdown – Following the governments announcement of a second lockdown in England we have closed the church doors to the public from Thursday 5th November for 4 weeks. Our services will continue every Sunday at 10.30am and 6.30pm. Both services will be on ZOOM and Facebook Live. We will also continue with morning Prayer at 9am Monday to Saturday on ZOOM and Compline, Monday to Thursday at 8pm on ZOOM. We can allow people to come into the church for private prayer. Should you need to access the Church for this please contact the office 0114 230 1199 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Matthew and/or Matt.
11th November 2020 - Philip Walshaw who is a member of our congregation and Editor of our Inspire Magazine has written another Covid Song with a twist. His latest song is to teh tune of Love me Tender - click on the link to listen. We hope they make you smile.
REACH Sleep-In for Roundabout - Our young people were hoping to hold a Sleep-Out event this autumn to raise awareness about the plight of Sheffield’s homeless. The current restrictions make this difficult so they will be taking part in a Sleep-In instead. On a night of their choosing between now and late November, they will be giving up their beds and sleeping on their bedroom floor, in another part of the house, or in the back garden. The project is a collaboration with Roundabout, a Sheffield charity that works with young homeless people in the city. If you would like to sponsor this venture you can make a donation via the REACH JustGiving page – go to JustGiving and search for St John’s Ranmoor or use the link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stjohnsranmoorreachsleep-in2020
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