COVID-19 Update

From the Ministry Team:

We were delighted to hear the recent announcement about our new Curate-in-Charge, in this notice from the Archdeacon:

Following a careful discernment and application process, we are delighted to announce that Bishop Sophie has appointed the Revd Matt Wood as Curate in Charge of the Parish of Abbeydale and Millhouses. Curate in Charge appointments are a new venture for the Diocese of Sheffield, but all those involved in the discernment process are convinced that Matt has the necessary call, gifts and experiences to work with us in serving the mission the God in this parish and mission area. Matt will join us from 1stJuly on a full-time secondment from Ranmoor St John the Evangelist, where he is serving his curacy, and his role here will continue until his curacy is signed off, at which point there will be a formal process of application and interview for the Oversight Minister post. So as not to undermine due process in the future appointment of our Oversight Minister, Matt will not be moving into the Vicarage here while serving as Curate in Charge. Nevertheless, Matt will be joining us full-time while he completes his curacy under the oversight of the Revd Canon Matthew Rhodes, his Training Incumbent. As those privileged to have been involved in this discernment process, we are delighted that Matt has accepted Bishop Sophie’s invitation, and we very much look forward to welcoming him to our churches in the summer.

St. John's will be closed from 3 March for reordering work. Sunday services will be held at Holy Trinity Church, Grove Road for the next 12-15 weeks except for the fourth Sunday of the month when there will be a 10am communion service in St. John's church hall. The next of these will be on Sunday 26th June.


Please see the latest newsletter.

Morning prayer is on Zoom at 9.30 am on Mondays and Thursdays. It is also held at St. John’s at 9 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Our churches are open for private prayer as follows:

Holy Trinity Church - Monday to Saturday 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

St John's Church - Closed for reordering work


Sunday Worship

3 July - All-Age Communion

Order of Service

26 June - Parish Communion


19 June - Parish Communion

12 June - Parish Communion

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Morning Prayer


Morning Prayer via Zoom will be said on Mondays and Thursdays at 9.30am. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9.00am Mike Morton-Thorpe will lead Morning Prayer at St. John’s, (not Zoomed). 


All the service booklets are below.

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Messages from the Vicarage

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From Grace foodbank:

"As you will be aware the Foodbanks in this country have been busier than ever this year. The Grace Foodbank has been able to do some remarkable things throughout the last 12 months and it is all because of the generosity of the people of this area and our churches who have made outstanding contributions of food and monetary gifts. Please continue to support the Foodbank and a huge thank you for all that you have done this far".

The foodbank is currently short of:

  • Plain white rice

  • Instant mashed potato

  • UHT milk (full fat or semi-skimmed)

  • Bottles of squash

  • Shampoo (ideally gender neutral)

  • Cleaning sprays

  • Washing up liquid

  • Laundry tablets (ideally not liquitabs)

They have plenty of baked beans but other donations across the range are welcome.

Please leave gifts for the Foodbank in the the boxes at the back of our two churches, St John's Abbeydale and Holy Trinity Millhouses.  Any contributions will be delivered to the Foodbank every Thursday.

Alternatively you can help with this vital work by making cash payments to the Grace Foodbank direct. 

Full details can be found on their website: