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The Revd Dr Matthew Rhodes,
Vicar of Maney in the Diocese of Birmingham,
has been appointed
Vicar of St John the Evangelist, Ranmoor and Area Dean of Hallam.

Arrangements for his institution will be announced in due course.

 If you need to speak to someone during the period whilst we are awaiting the arrival of our new 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.  

CEILING REPAIR – FUNDING APPEAL - The Appeal to raise funds to support the cost of the ceiling repair is being launched this week.  The Churchwardens have sent out requests and copies of the Appeal letter are available.  Please give as generously as you are able – your support to help St John’s fund the costs is much appreciated.  Any questions can be put to either of the Churchwardens or our Gift Aid Secretary, Sandie Parfett, (finance@stjohnsranmoor.org.uk) or telephone 0114 230 1199.  Thank you in anticipation of your support.  Please click on the logo below to donate online:

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Ceiling repair update – after the service on Sunday 20th May there was a Q&A session where members of the congregation were invited to stay behind and ask questions to the Churchwardens and officers.  A summary of the session is here:  q and a ceiling 200518

Latest church news sheet: Please download here: News Sheet – 20 May 2018

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

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.

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Christian Aid - The total raised by our volunteers in Ranmoor during Christian Aid Week was £4,138 plus Gift Aid (approximately £436), a total of approximately £4,575. There is still a little more money to come in. This is a tremendous result, (£600 more than last year) so hearty congratulations to all of you who worked so hard with great commitment, delivering and collecting envelopes and giving so generously. The sums raised in Christian Aid Week nationally account for the major part of the annual income of Christian Aid. Without the income from the house to house collection, two thirds of their projects could not be undertaken. So, thank you to everyone who gave their time and money so readily.

Social Evening ‘Through All the Changing Scenes of Health – The Life and History of a GP’ with Jenny Stephenson – Friday 8th June. ‘Dr Jenny Stephenson is a GP in Walkley having started there in 1985. The Practice itself has a fascinating history which is recounted in the first of Jenny’s history books with humour and honesty. She tackles the challenges of modern-day medicine alongside her patients, seeing how her work parallels that of the former Doctors but has challenges of a different kind. The talk will cover the medical and socio-political changes from when the Medical Centre was built, 1870, to the present, and will illustrate her current work with a number of interesting tranklements.’ Jenny’s book will be on sale for the roof appeal for £5 each.  The evening will start at 7.30pm when strawberries and prosecco will be served.  Tickets are £10 – all money raised towards the ceiling fund.  Tickets available from the office.

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

Three Peaks Challenge – Carl Webber is walking The National Three Peaks Challenge in June which involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales, within 24 hours.  The challenge includes 24 miles of hill walking separated by 2 long drives. Carl is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Research and would appreciate if you could sponsor him and his colleagues either via the just giving website https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/peseniorops3peaks or on the sponsorship form in the corridor.  Thank you so much for your support.

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

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

Future social dates for your diary:

Saturday 30th June  – An Afternoon tea.  Tickets are available at £10 and all profits to go to the ceiling appeal.  Available from the office or Janet Anker.  

Saturday 14th July Coach trip to Whitby and Robin hoods Bay.  The coach trip is full now.  The cost will be £12 per adult and £6 for children – please pass your payment to Claire in the office as soon as you can.

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/

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