Church Notices




Dates for the Diary

Please note that our minister, Rev Henry Ohakah, will be away during the half-term holiday week, from 17th until the 24th February.

Fake Emails: We have been advised that there have been a number of emails sent from, and other email addresses of members of the Methodist Church, which appear genuine in terms of their subject matters. The emails ask you to click on a link, however you shouldn't do this unless you are sure the link is genuine. If in doubt, please call the sender to check. If you do click on the link you should not disclose any login credentials, if you have disclosed details you should immediately change your password.


19 February - Tuesday - 19.30 -  Messy Church Planning Meeting.

21 February - Thursday - 09.00 - Prayer meeting

2 March - Saturday -  19.00 -  Church Anniversary - as part of the Church Anniversary weekend we are holding a Beetle Drive, including cottage pie and peas on Saturday 2nd March at 7.00 pm. There will be a raffle so donations of raffle prizes will be appreciated. Tickets are available at a cost of £4 for
adults and £2 for children. Proceeds from the evening will be given to SITraN (Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience)The Stewards, Sheila and Hilary, have tickets

9 March - Saturday - Messy Church

23 March - Saturday - 10.30 -   There will be a Table Top Sale in aid of Lifeblood Thrombosis Charity in the upper hall. All contributions are welcome. 

General Notices

Is anyone able to help? As Eileen has discovered, a greyhound rescue near Boston needs blankets for the hounds. If you could donate one or more they would be very grateful. Any clean old-fashioned blanket of any colour or condition is ideal. Duvets are not suitable as stressed dogs eat the stuffing! Contact Susan Wright, 5 Kennedy Road S80HD, 0114 274 6237;

If you would like to donate to Open House the Christian Coffee Shop please contact

Flower Rota -  Please note there are still lots of blank spaces on the flower rota! Please add your name if you wish to donate flowers.

Envelope Giving Scheme  Packs of envelopes for the Envelope Giving Scheme, are available from Christine Gagan. Please enquire from her if you are not part of the scheme but would like to join. 

Foodbank at Gleadless. The Food Bank wish to say thank you for the contributions from Woodseats over recent months. However they are still appealing  for contributions to the Foodbank. There is a box and list of items required in the porch (as well as the list below).If you can continue to supply any of the items, the families in financial difficulties will be most grateful. 

Notes for use of Church Premises 

Please note that it is essential for any group or individual that wishes to use any of the Church's accommodation to contact the Booking Secretary on 07437 353 109. This is to avoid inadvertent double booking of the same room.

When organising a meeting can you please ensure that the Bookings Secretary is made aware of the date & time, particularly if the meeting takes place in the evening. If the meeting is to take place in a room on the lower floor please also advise Wendy, manager of the pre-school. Will the organiser of such meetings  please arrange for the rooms to be left in the state in which they were found - clean & tidy & ready for the next user.

Please help with economies by ensuring lighting & heating are not left on when not required.

Please ensure all food waste, including teabags, are disposed of at the end of the meeting. (There is a black bin near the Linburn Road entrance that can be used for this purpose). Other waste will be disposed of by the Premises Steward on a regular basis.

There is a plastic box in the kitchen that is reserved for used glass and plastic bottles only. Please do not use it for discarded plastic bags, or broken glass or ceramics. 

Thank you,

Church Resources Committee