Election results for Churchwardens and PCC members
Alison Saxton and Julia Stevens were elected unopposed as Churchwardens.
The following were elected as members of the Parochial Church Council
Jill Bush, Anita Campbell, Mary Cobbold, Diana Briggs.
Craft sessions in the Community Centre are starting
A great opportunity to make new friends and explore your creative side.
Lisa the Manager of Genesis Shop showing Christmas gifts donated last November
Each May and November we collect for the not for profit shop on Cary Road, Manor Estate. This is a photo of Lisa, the manager, with some of our donations last November. Many people who live on the Manor Estate are struggling with the rising costs to feed and clothe their families. We would like you to donate new and good quality second hand clothes, for the shop to sell on, at low prices. Drop off at Joan Giles garage, if you know it, and ring the Parish Office 0114 2363335, for her address, if you don't. Collections will be delivered throughout May, and last one will be Tuesday 31st May.
Thank you for your generosity.
Church weekend away Friday May 12th-Sunday May 14th 2023
Behind the scenes there is a plan for a great weekend away taking shape. We want you to get it in your diaries now and plan for the cost. See the poster attached. There will be a way of spreading the cost over 12 monthly payments announced soon. There is no way anyone will be excluded from this as there are funds to help folks who would struggle to find this extra cash. It is a great opportunity to bring everyone together. Mark it in your diaries and look out for further announcements here.
A date for your diaries Saturday 25th June 1pm. Everyone welcome.
Please join us
The theme of our services and all our meetings at present is 'widening our doors.' Our church is not a building but is a family of Christians. We would like you to join us and we want to hear what you have to say. A good way to engage with your church is to fill in a form (electoral roll form) so we have your consent to e-mail you with news and opportunities. Come along to our annual meeting on 17th May at 7.30pm in the church building and the doors will be wide open with a warm welcome.
As announced in church Christ Church family will be working with Sanctuary Foundation to explore a community sponsorship scheme. This is a really informative video about the needs of refugees from Ukraine.
Christ Church has agreed to support The Furnival Project this Lent. Please read about the project which is led by Julie Walsh in the flyer here. Use the QR code or the link to donate.
You can make direct payments to our bank account (404113 81690701), with the reference ‘Lent Boxes 2022’. This method is the way for us to get the best value from your donation, as there are no bank charges. You can donate via cheque to 'Dore PCC' with the reference 'Lent Boxes' on the back. And for those who prefer to donate cash, there are Lent Boxes at the back of church.
Members of Christ Church are weeping for the peoples around the world who have been uprooted from their homes and support networks and find themselves on the road, whether that be in Europe, Africa, Asia or elsewhere. Members of our church have supported the All Saints Church, Totley initiative to collect items for Ukrainians arriving in Poland and other Eastern European countries.
You may be wishing to help. We signpost you to the Disasters Emergency Committee to help you ensure your money is used wisely and attracts matched funding from HM Government.
Here is the link for you:
We will be discussing this week how this church is widening our doors to all in need. We will not forget the people of Afghanistan and Yemen and other areas of conflict and preparing ourselves to provide the very best welcome for those reaching Sheffield.
Sunday 13th March we will explore the story of Jonah and the big fish. For 4-11 year olds to meet in Church at 10am and then go over to the Old School when people have gathered.
Further dates for your diary: 19 April, 10 May, 14 June, 12 July. Same time and place.
Christ Church is prayer walking again
Ash Wednesday Services
This year we have two services on Wednesday 1st March in Church. One at 10.30am with reflection by Revd Andy Patrick and one at 7.30pm with a reflection by Robin Condliffe. We hope to see you there. If you can't make it 10.30am will be livestreamed.
News about the Churchyard
Sadly we have lost an old tree in the high winds of storm Franklin. Sheffield City Council has responsibility for our Churchyard, as it is closed, and you may have seen them working on the tree itself. The other concern is that the roots have damaged the wall adjacent, and that will require repair.
The good news is that we are now displaying the Commonwealth War graves sign; something we have been planning for some time.
Sunday 20th February in Church 10am then The Old School. " The Ten Best Ways," a session for 4-11 year olds.
St Valentine's Day
Local Mission Group were trying something new in Dore. In preparation for St Valentine's Day we were giving away cards and chocolates. Thank you for the lovely people who made them. They were really appreciated. Loads of smiles outside the Co-op today.
Pop up Spirit Cafe
We are holding our first monthly pop up Spirit Cafe in the Ark at Christ Church Dore Community Centre, Wednesday 9th February, 10am-12noon.
There will be free coffee, tea and biscuits, prayer ministry, prophetic ministry, friendly faces and fellowship!
Godly Play is 10am first and third Sundays of the month. Meet in Church and then go over to a welcoming space in Dore Old School. The story of Exodus will come to life this Sunday 6th February. Children aged 4 to 11 years will love this.
We draw your attention to the bottom right corner of the notices section of The Star today 27th January 2022. The Diocesan Chancellor has asked us to go through certain steps to try and locate any living relatives of the three deceased buried in our churchyard adjacent to the path alongside church which will be disturbed during the renovations we hope to start later this year.
Godly Play this Sunday 16th January
The story of Moses will be the basis for Godly Play in Dore Old School. Children aged 4-11 years will enjoy the activities. Further dates for Godly Play are:
6th February, 20th February, 6th March, 13th March, 3rd April, 1st May, 15th May
A very Happy New Year to all our Church Family and all who follow us on-line. We pray that this year you and yours may find a peace which comes from our Lord.
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps."