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.

or 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

Ceiling Repair Fund Appeal – The Appeal remains open. The Appeal has raised over £78,000 (plus the refunding of VAT) so far; thank you to everyone who has contributed. If you have not done so already, please consider donating. Information is available on the table outside the office. Questions can be put to either of the Churchwardens or Sandie (finance@stjohnsranmoor.org.uk).     Please click on the logo below to donate online:


Latest church news sheet: Please download here:News Sheet – 21 October 2018

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


We have taken our donations to the Cathedral Archer Project and received the following thank you:

Thank you so much for your generous donation of food for our harvest appeal. It will support our work with Sheffield’s homeless and vulnerable, helping them to take steps towards a fulfilling and enjoyable lifestyle.

The food donations we receive at this time of year allow us to continue to provide hot breakfasts and lunches, and put together food parcels made of food and toiletries. Food is one of the key foundations of our work, allowing us to help individuals like Chloe. Chloe was a homeless street drinker. She came to our centre for a number of years over which we helped her into rehabilitation units three times and on the last time she stayed for the whole treatment and her life has changed. She is now working towards paid employment.

Together we can make a real difference in changing people’s lives.

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.

Weekly Sermons:  Please download the previous Sundays sermon here:
23rd Sep 2018 Sermon
30th Sep 2018 Sermon
14th Oct 2018 Sermon

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.   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 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.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

Future social dates for your diary:

- 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 can you arrange to pay Gillian for the tickets.

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:

Photographs of Revd Canon Dr  Matthew Rhodes’
Service of Installation
held on Monday 17th September 2018:

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