The Revd Canon Dr Matthew Rhodes, 

 is the Vicar of St John the Evangelist, Ranmoor 

and Area Dean of Hallam.


If you need to speak to someone in the first instance 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

The Vicar, Revd Canon Dr Matthew Rhodes, can be contacted on vicar@stjohnsranmoor.org.uk or on his mobile 07754 068391.  Matthew has a day off on a Monday.

 in an emergency contact directly one of the Churchwardens:

Email: churchwardens@stjohnsranmoor.org.uk

Brian Parfett on 07914 220938 or Carl Webber on 07833 494108

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.

Latest church news sheet: Please download here: News Sheet – 16 December 2018

Service Times Card 2018 final poster

Advent and Christmas Services can be downloaded here: Service Times Card 2018 final poster


Join us for our annual Christingle Service in aid of the Childrens Society – this Sunday 16th December at 4pm.


St John’s Church Christmas Appeal We want to make sure that no one in our local community has to go hungry.  We support the Burngreave foodbank throughout the year.  This year at Christmas we are asking for something special to be donated, for example Chocolate treats, Christmas biscuits, Mince pies, Selection boxes and toiletries- these gifts can really lift the spirits of families receiving support from the foodbank.  Please drop off your donation to church or to the office in the Parish Centre by: Wednesday 19th December.  Thank you for your kind support.

Christmas Crafts -  Come along on Saturday 22nd December at 2-4pm in the Parish Centre and enjoy some festive family crafts. Entry by donation. We look forward to seeing you there.

Christmas Card Tree – Instead of sending all your friends and church family here at St John’s a Christmas card, we are asking you to place one card here on the Christmas tree and make a donation to our supported charity – Phoenix Association, who are based here in Ranmoor. They provide moral and financial support from the local community to residents of the Sheffield houses of Phoenix Futures. This support includes giving grants for education, sport, work tools, access to indoor climbing facility and outdoor conservation work. Thank you.

Weekly Sermons:  Please download the previous Sundays sermon here:

2nd Sunday of advent

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Guidance about GDPR has recently been issued by the Diocese. We are required to ensure that all personal information is kept secure and that people only receive information that they have agreed to receive. We have started to make changes, a consent form is being sent out to everyone on our contacts list to ask whether they wish us to keep in touch with them.  These are also available to complete in the office and the corridor of the parish centre.  If you wish us to keep in touch with you, please respond to the consent form as quickly as possible.

Our consent form can be found here:  SJRConsent Form May 2018
Our privacy statement can be found here: SJR Privacy-Notice

St  John’s Ranmoor 5 Year Building Plan: Building works 5-yr plan 180412 Vb

Calling All Young People - if you are a young person or know young people who would be interested in social justice issues, please contact Sumi and come along to the relaunch of our Youth Group.   Youth Group Newsletter July 2018

Delicious baking by Gillian Stanley – Gillian will make cakes and cookies to order, just let Gillian know your requirements and give her a couple of days’ notice.  All profits will go towards the church ceiling fund.  Thank you Gillian Stanley, 0114 230 2941, gillianstanley@hotmail.com

Mailing List: If you would like to go on 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

Wednesday Lunches: A great opportunity to meet new people and have a meal together, every Wednesday in the Parish Centre.  We have entertainment and talks occasionally straight after the lunch which people who attend really enjoy.
On Wednesday 5th December Revd Alan Billings will be giving a talk about his role as The Role of the Police Commissioner of South Yorkshire. If you would like to come along to lunch any Wednesday or if you would like to drop in for the talk please contact Claire in the office who can help to organise transport or give you more details. 230 1199. We look forward to welcoming you. Please download our Wednesday Lunch flyer: Wed Lunch Flyer

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

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: