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.

The service of Installation will be on Monday 17th September 2018 – more details to follow.

Intro Matthew poster

 If you need to speak to someone during the period whilst we are awaiting the arrival of Matthew, 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 has been launched.  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:


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 – 24 June 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.

Faith Pictures, is a six week course developed by Church Army that will help churchgoers know how to talk about their experience of Christianity in a “natural way” with friends and family.  Alison Wooding will be hosting the course on six Wednesday Evenings from 7-8.30 starting 20th June 2018 for 6 weeks in the Garden Room of the Parish Centre.  There is a sign-up sheet in the corridor if you are interested in coming along.

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.

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

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.

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.

‘Alan Heath will be participating in the Christian Aid Sheffield Night Hike on June 30th. The route is approximately 17 miles, starting at St. Luke’s Church, Lodge Moor then crossing the Mayfield Valley to Ringinglow, along the Houndkirk Road to Fox House, through the Longshaw estate, down Padley Gorge, along to Hathersage, then back to the start via Stanage Pole. The event is not a race, but Alan will again set himself the challenge of starting last and finishing with the official ‘first walker’!  The work of Christian Aid is always important, but it is especially so at the moment due to the negative publicity surrounding some other charities and the consequent reduction in their effectiveness. Sponsor forms are available from Alan or from the Parish Office.’

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 14th July – Coach trip to Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay.  The cost is £12 per adult and £6 for children.  This trip is now fully booked – please can you arrange to pay Claire in the office if you have signed up to come along.

- Afternoon tea – this date has moved to Sunday 9th September 1-3.30pm and it is now a Sunday Lunch.  Tickets are on sale for £10 – either from Claire in the office or Janet Anker.  The date is special in the church diary as it 130 years to the day since the church re-opened after the fire.   Join us as we celebrate this special day  whilst raising money for the church ceiling fund.

- NEW! Macmillan Coffee Morning – We are holding a Coffee morning in aid of Macmillan on Saturday 29th September.  More details to follow.

- NEW! Theatre Trip – Kiss me Kate – 12th January at 2.15pm at the Crucible.    Gillian Stanley has booked 25 seats for Kiss me Kate.  The cost is £23 each. Please sign up on the sheet in the corridor if you would like to come.

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: