Welcome to our website


A warm welcome to our website.  Our range of services and events mean that all are welcomed unconditionally,whatever age or background, and will find a Christian home that is growing together.

As a growing church family our aim is to reflect the Sheffield Diocesan vision; to be a part of growing a sustainable network of Christ-like, lively and diverse Christian communities in every place which are effective in making disciples and in seeking to transform our society and God’s world. 


Advent & Christmas 2015

29th November Advent Sunday

10.30am Parish Communion & children’s ‘footsteps’ group

6.30pm Advent procession- From darkness to light

6th December Sunday (2nd of Advent)

8.30am BCP Holy Communion

10.30am All age family advent communion

6.30pm Parish Communion

12th December Saturday

9.30am Advent quiet morning

7pm Christmas Extravaganza

13th December Sunday (3rd of Advent)

10.30am Parish Communion & children’s ‘footsteps’ group

19th December Saturday

4pm Christingle

20th December Sunday (4th of Advent)

9.30am Choral Matins

10.30am Parish Communion & children’s ‘footsteps’ group

6.30pm Nine Lessons & Carols

24th December CHRISTMAS EVE

6pm Nativity Service

11.30pm Midnight Mass


25th December CHRISTMAS DAY

8.30am BCP Holy Communion

10.30am Parish Communion

27th December Sunday

10.30am Parish Communion

3rd January Sunday

8.30AM BCP Holy Communion

10.30am All Age Epiphany Communion

6.30pm Parish Communion



Morning prayer at 8.30am every day except on Fridays & Sundays   This short (20mins) service takes place in the side chapel of church. A time to begin the day with  prayer and reflection. All welcome.

Notice sheet 22nd November 2015

New Bible study course- St Paul and discipleship- Our bible study course continues this week and is open to everyone. It is led by Revd Neil at the vicarage. The course will be on Tuesday evenings of the17th & 24th November at 7pm. For those who can’t make it to the evening group the same course will also be running on a Wednesday afternoon at 3pm on the 18th & 25th Nov., also at the vicarage.

Organ Recital – The next recital will be played by Julian Gunn (Sheffield) on Monday 23rd November at 8.00pm.

 Advent Bonfire – Come and celebrate the start of Advent with us here at St John’s Church, Ranmoor. Bonfire, BBQ, Mulled Wine, children’s craft activity, advent candles and hymns.   Festive Fun for all the family. Saturday 28th November at 5pm in the Parish Centre Gardens. £3.00 for Adults £1.50 for Children (Tickets include entrance and a burger or a hot dog) Tickets available from the Parish Centre – 0114 230 1199 or email administrator@stjohnsranmoor.org.uk . If you can help in any way we would appreciate this.  We are particularly in need of WOOD and people to help set up.   If you can help with any of this please contact Claire in the office or one of the Wardens.

 From Darkness to Light: The Advent Procession – Our choirs combine to sing at this atmospheric service of music, hymns and readings on Sunday 29th November at 6:30pm.

 Christmas Extravaganza – Saturday 12th December 7.00pm – Tickets for our family Christmas concert are now available from the Parish Office. All tickets are £10 with free admission for under 18s.

 Fairtrade Advent Calendars – If you are thinking about buying an advent calendar, please consider buying a Fairtrade Calendar.  Jane Thickett will be selling these after the morning service for £4.00 each.

St John’s Christmas Cards- One of our Church family members has photographed one of St John’s stained glass windows and produced some beautiful Christmas cards. These are now on sale at the back of Church at £1 each. All proceeds will go to the organ/choir fund.

A Ranmoor Christmas – Priced at £10 (or £20 for 3), the choirs’ most recent Christmas CD recording is available from Tom Dakin following services and can also be purchased from the Parish Office. It may be worth considering as a Christmas present for friends or family.

Shoebox AppealIn the past few years as a church we’ve been involved in the national Christmas shoe box appeal where we send in a shoe box items as gifts as Christmas presents to children in other parts of the world. The closing date for filled shoe boxes to be returned to Church is Sunday 6th December. For more details please see Pete Chatterton or Revd. Neil.

BABY & TODDLER GROUP - Our baby and toddler group has started back following the summer break. All parents / carers and pre-school children are welcome. We meet on Thursdays in term time in the Parish Centre and we have separate areas for babies and toddlers. Cost is £1 per child and 50p for additional children. For more information please contact Claire in the Parish Office.

Bible Study notes- Would you like some study notes to help you with your Bible reading? If you do then Jackie Lowe can help you, as she helps distribute the Bible Reading Fellowship, New Daylight notes, which provide four months of daily bible readings and commentary, with a regular team of contributors drawn from a range of church backgrounds. It is ideal for anybody wanting an accessible yet stimulating aid to spending time with God each day, deepening their faith and their knowledge of Scripture. The booklets cost £4.30 each. The New Daylight notes are also available in other formats including iPhone/iPad app which are very popular with our church congregation and cost £3.99 for four months. For more details please see Jackie Lowe or Revd Neil.

Wednesday Lunch Club This week following the lunch Caroline Hartley will be hosting some light hearted bingo fun.  All are welcome. Come along for a delicious lunch and companionship. Ring the Parish Office (2301199) to book. Transport can be arranged.

World ‘Bring & Sing 14th November 6.30pm-8.30pm - Hallam Churches together are hosting this event which will be at Tapton Hill Congregational church. For more details please see notices at the back of church.

Christmas Extravaganza – Saturday 12th December 7.00pm – Tickets for our family Christmas concert are now available from the Parish Office. All tickets are £10 with free admission for under 18s.

NEW OPENING TIMES AT PARISH OFFICE- with immediate effect the times when the Parish office will be open will be Mondays 9am-5pm, Wednesdays 9am-12.30pm and Thursdays 9am-12.30pm.The office will no longer be open on Tuesdays & Fridays.

36th Sheffield Ranmoor Beavers, Cubs & ScoutsThe Ranmoor Groups are looking to recruit new leaders. Could you be interested? If you are then contact Steven Hides, Assistant Group scout leader, for more details. Tel: 078316288 or email steve@ranmoorscouts.com

 Wednesday Lunch Club - The Wednesday Lunch has now stopped for the summer break.  We will start back again on Wednesday 9th September 2015. All are welcome.  Please come along to enjoy a delicious lunch.   Transport can be arranged. Please ring the Parish Office (2301199) to book.

Burngreave food bank - Did you know that as a church we support the Burngreave food bank? There is a blue box at the back of church that can be used to put items donated in. (non-perishable goods please).

Sheffield Diocese e-bulletin; for all up to date information about what is happening across the Sheffield Diocese including opportunities for attending training and courses: e-bulletin


Parish Magazine Out now!- The October issue of our Parish magazine ‘Inspire’ is out now at the new price of £1.Copies are available in church or from the parish office.

Toddler & Baby Groups - Thursdays (in term time) from 10-11.30am at the Parish centre. All children from birth to pre-school welcome.  New children, parents and helpers always welcome.  Safe, carpeted room which is great for babies and crawlers.  £1.00 per child includes a drink and a biscuit for parent/carers and children.  50pmfor additional child.  A great way for parents and children to meet friends. For more details contact our Parish Office.

What happens in our Parish Centre?

The Ranmoor Parish Centre is used by a wide variety of groups, meetings and celebrations.  Information about the regular users and details about the facilities available at the Centre can be found on the Parish Centre website.   Groups who regularly use the Centre include yoga, Pilates, art appreciation, local history, uniformed groups and singing for children and adults.  If you are interested in hiring our facilities, please get in touch.

Our weekly News Sheet

Each week we produce a ‘News sheet’ that contains the service information, readings, gives the names of people to be remembered in our prayers and provides information about forthcoming events.  If you would like the ‘News sheet’ emailed to you, please send your name and Email address to Claire at administrator@stjohnsranmoor.org.uk.

Sheffield Diocese As a Church St John’s is a part of the Hallam Deanery.To find out more about the Diocese of Sheffield why not visit it’s website http://www.sheffield.anglican.org/

St John’s  Church , Ranmoor Park Road, Ranmoor, Sheffield, S10 3GX
Parish Office: Tel: (0114) 230 1199