Vacancy for our next Vicar: The Bishop of Sheffield wishes to appoint an experienced priest to be the Area Dean of Hallam and the Vicar of St John the Evangelist Ranmoor, where there is a desire to grow, a commitment to social justice and a strong Eucharistic emphasis supported by a vibrant music and choral tradition.

This is an exciting opportunity for a proven and collaborative leader who is called to use their gifts and energy to grow St John’s Church community, help develop an effective Mission Partnership and exercise the ministry of Area Dean in the Hallam Deanery.  Please see more details about our vacancy on the Diocese of Sheffield website: http://www.sheffield.anglican.org/clergy-vacancies

If you need to speak to someone during the period whilst we are recruiting a Vicar,  in the first instance, please contact:

Claire Webber, the Parish Administrator: Telephone: 0114 230 1199 (office hours are Monday  to Wednesday 9.30am to 2pm) Email: administrator@stjohnsranmoor.org.uk

or in an emergency only contact directly one of the Churchwardens:

Email: churchwardens@stjohnsranmoor.org.uk Brian Parfett on 07914 220938 or Carl Webber on 07833 494108

Worship at St John’s is currently taking place in the Ranmoor Parish Centre. The regular service pattern is Sundays 10.30am and 6.30pm and Wednesdays 10.30am. Please read the latest information about our emergency ceiling works  here.

Latest church news sheet: Please download here: News Sheet – 18 March 2018

Holy Week 2018 List of services – please download here: Holy Week 2018

Vacancy for Youth Leader: Please click here Advert youth leader4.2.18 to download the job specification.

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.  The News Sheet is available every week on the website to download.

Mailing List: If you would like to goon our mailing list to receive updates from St John’s Church or to find out about upcoming events and services please email administrator@stjohnsranmoor.org.uk

Social Justice Youth Group: If you are aged between 13-17, and want to learn more about how you can be a part of God’s plan for a better world, please join us for the first of many sessions to explore how young people can make a difference to issues of social justice.  More information: Youth Group

Wednesday Lunch Club: If you would like to join us for a delicious lunch and some company, please contact Claire in the office on 0114 230 1199.  We look forward to welcoming you.

Food Bank Box: We have a food bank collection box to put food in to support the Burngreave food bank. Our food bank box is now located in the corridor of the Parish Centre.

Baby Basics: Baby Basics is a charity that supports new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby.  We would welcome any donations of new baby wool for the box in the office. We have volunteers who are happy to knit clothing and blankets for new born babies.

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 latest issue of our Parish magazine, ‘Inspire’, is out now at a cost of £1.  Copies are available in church or from the parish office. If you would like to have your copy posted to you then this can also be arranged.  Please contact Claire in our 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.  50p for each additional child.  A great way for parents and children to meet friends. For more details contact our Parish Office. Toddler Group Poster 2018

Lent Study Groups – We are running  a lent group on Wednesday evenings for six weeks in Lent, starting on Wednesday 21st February. The group will meet in the Garden room at the Parish Centre from 7.30pm – 9.00pm. We have chosen the study guide ‘Living Faith – Invitations from the Cross’ by Krish Kandiah as the basis for our discussions. The group will be lay led with a different member of the congregation leading each week. It will not be necessary to come to all six sessions as each week will explore a different saying of Jesus from the cross. Copies of the book will be available at each session.  If you would like to join us, there is a sign up sheet in the corridor at the Parish Centre. (Or alternatively, please email Claire). We do hope you will be able to join us on this Lenten journey. Sandra Green.

Future social dates for your diary:

Saturday 19th May – Christian Aid Garden Party – more details to follow.

Saturday 30th June  – An Afternoon tea.

Saturday 14th July Coach trip to Whitby and Robin hoods Bay.  The cost will be £12 per adult and £6 for children.  A sign up sheet is in the corridor.

Saturday 21st July – Bishops Garden Party – St Johns will be providing refreshments as we have done in previous years to support the garden party and the Bishops chosen charities. More details to follow.

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.

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 its website: http://www.sheffield.anglican.org/