From the Ministry Team:
After a thorough appointment process the Bishop of Sheffield is pleased to announce the appointment of Revd Nicholas Noble as Priest in Charge of the Parish of Abbeydale and Millhouses and Oversight Minister in Ecclesall Mission Area.
Nicholas is currently a priest in the Church of Norway, in the city of Lillestrom where the focus of his work is with those aged 18-30. However, he grew up just up the road in Ecclesall and attended All Saints for many years. When he married his wife Kjersti they both moved to worship at St Peter’s Greenhill where Nicholas was a lay leader of worship and Kjersti a Reader who also worked part time for St Peters. Nicholas and Kjersti and children Begliot and Autumn are looking forward to moving home to the Diocese of Sheffield and the city of Sheffield. Our prayers are with them as they begin the not overly straightforward task of moving country and getting the children settled into school in England.
The Wardens are pleased to announce that the Service for Licensing and Installation of Rev’d Nicholas Noble is planned for Sunday 17 December 2023 at 6.00pm at Holy Trinity Church. The Service will be led by Bishop Pete and will be followed by refreshments.
Future Service Arrangements
There will be no 8.00 am Communion Services until further notice.
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 - Monday to Thursday 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Please see our latest pew sheet for further notices.
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.
From the Grace Foodbank:
Christmas is Coming!
Christmas foods have been arriving in the foodbank for a few weeks and now that the Harvest peak has passed, we are asking for Christmas donations.
We know that many of you like to donate festive food (although giving out parcels of basic foodstuffs is always our priority). So here is all the information you need to help you understand what we would like for Christmas, when we need it to arrive and why.
Our Christmas Wishlist
Christmas cakes or packs of Christmas chocolate mini rolls, etc
Chocolates/sweets - anything that looks festive!
Chocolate coins, etc.
Pringles, cheddars or similar crisps In a cardboard tube (more robust for packing and transporting) (other brands are available!!)
Bottles of fizzy grape juice or similar
Tins of salmon
Tins of ham
Sachets of instant custard or tins/cartons of custard
SMALL boxes of crackers/biscuits for cheese
Boxes of mince pies –preferably without lots of brandy. Mince Pies do come with a shorter shelf life so please check before you buy!
All with a Use By or Best Before date that's after 25th December and nothing that needs refrigerating.
Please remember that these items will all be packed into bags then transported to our collection sessions. So, for example, small bags of solid milk chocolate Santas are more useful than hollow and very fragile chocolate Santas!
What happens to the Christmas Food?
We will start giving out Christmas parcels starting on December 5th. Most of the food we give out is non-perishable and by giving it out in plenty of time, we hope that people won't go into debt trying to buy extra nice things.
SO, that means that we would really like Christmas food to arrive at the foodbank by Monday 4th December.
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: