2021 Church November (6)

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If you need pastoral help, please phone our minister, Rev Ian Lucraft, on 07428 744 014.

For room bookings or other contacts please go to our information page here

Christ Church is a joint United Reformed and Methodist Church. Our worship is varied and interesting, thoughtful and joyous. New visitors are always welcome.  Children are always welcome and there is a Sunday School every Sunday, sometimes larger and sometimes smaller.

You will find an open and friendly congregation here, with lots of social activities to join in with for young and old.  We have about 70 or more people attending worship every Sunday morning, and on Sunday evenings we have a range of alternative worship events through the month.  We are a united congregation from the former Stocksbridge Methodist Church (in Deepcar) and Stocksbridge United Reformed Church (also known as ‘Stocksbridge Congs’ from years ago).

The church has a very active community and our buildings are used 7 days a week. 

Sundays: Service at 10:45am and streamed on our YouTube Channel. Monday: The Meeting Place Social Cafe 9am – 1:30pm. Tuesday Morning: Stocksbridge Art Society. Tuesday Evening: Steel Valley Beacon Arts. Wednesday Morning: Probus and Rhythm & Rhyme. Wednesday Evening: Choir Practice. Thursday: Lunch Club. Friday morning: Busy Little Hands Parent and Baby Group and Fortnightly Coffee, Cake & Chat. Friday evening Steel Valley Beacon Arts. Saturday: Noodle Childrens Drama.

Further information on some of these groups can be found using the community tab above.

If you want to speak to the minister, Rev Ian Lucraft, or one of the church leaders, please look on the link above for “Our Team” where you will find our contact details.

Christ Church’s address is Manchester Road, Sheffield, S36 1DY.

Church Telephone Number: 0114 288 7899 (24 Hour Answering)

We are just past the Co-op supermarket, on the other side of the road.

16 Responses to Home

  1. Stephen Day says:

    We attended the funeral of
    Dorothy Utting on Monday and were very impressed by the atmosphere at your church. As guests we were amazed by such hospitality and would like it to be known that it was greatly appreciated. We were warmly welcomed and while there is always sadness at a funeral we felt the whole day was very uplifting.

    With thanks

    Stephen and Tammy Day

  2. Pauline Longden says:

    Many thanks for updating the Services page of the website. It is really helpful to have this information available.

  3. Janet Brogan says:

    Dearest Ian – thank you for sending the Sunday at home service link to us:-
    We have really appreciated being able to share with You, Gwen and the Christ Church
    Family very meaningful times of worship and care during this period of uncertainty
    Although we do not often have the chance to see each other this has also helped to feel closer
    to you. We look forward to the joining you all, virtually, in the coming weeks until we are able to to meet up again in person.
    We send you our love and prayers
    Your loving Sister Janet and Brother-in-law Rodney

  4. Andy Ireland says:

    On behalf of Stocksbridge High School, thank you to everyone at Christ Church for you kind support of our students at this difficult time. The school is not closed but most of our work the the young people and families we serve has had to be through remote means.

    We are very much looking forward to September when we hope to see everyone back at school and I am hopeful that your support will greatly help the transition back towards normality.

    Thank you again

    • ianlucraft says:

      Thank you for this Andy.
      I was so glad that we could respond to the need.
      And though these families will now get the vouchers after the Government’s change of heart, we stand here ready, with the Food Bank, to support those in the most need.
      Best wishes to you and your school for going the extra mile in supporting your students.
      Rev Ian Lucraft

  5. Susie Abrahams says:

    Hope you all keeping well
    I have just received an email from an old friend at Walkley, and they are singing a different carol each Sunday until Christmas. I thought this was good for community well being, and reminding us all of the true spirit of Christmas and rebirth.
    I wondered if we could adapt the idea for our area.
    If you feel it is appropriate I can raise the issue at Town Council this Thursday.
    Take care

    Kind regards

  6. Joanna Harlock says:

    Dear All,

    The pleasure of on line services is that I don’t have to get up on Sunday mornings, being generally a tardy riser, especially at weekends, and we can enjoy them at any time of day which is convenient to us!
    All that aside and to be serious, I would like to thank you all for bringing worship into our homes. It has been such a comfort and an uplifting experience during difficult covid times.
    I was moved to write this after Simon’s service on January 10th. The lovely pictorial scenes of sunrises across the globe was a real treat coupled with wonderful well known hymns beautifully sung, made it a delightful experience for me.
    However. I really want to thank everyone from Christchurch who has made these online services possible. Obviously special heartfelt thanks go to Ian and Gwen particularly.
    I always enjoy Ian’s sermons / address which often stimulates thought provoking topics delivered in such an empathetic and compassionate way. He demonstrates a very special gift in the way that he preaches. Thank you Ian.
    For me, all the Christmas services were so appreciated culminating in the Christmas Day service from Ian and Gwen’s home. It was so poignant and very special in this year when many of us were separated from our children and grandchildren for the first time ever.
    May I also thank so many others that I know have given so much of their time to bring Sunday services to us, not only conducting and participating in services, but also all the technical support and online production.
    Thank you everyone

    Joanna Harlock

  7. ianlucraft says:

    Thank you for your kind thoughts and best wishes, Joanna.
    We’ve now got to turn our thoughts to how we think through a return to normal in the future and what part this online service may play in that. So it is good to know that it is helpful to people who are separated by distance.
    Best wishes

  8. Simon Utting says:

    Well done to our Minister Ian for speaking out today on Easter Sunday against our racist government and their awful uncaring attitude towards those who need our help so much at this time.

  9. Susie Abrahams says:

    We are holding an open meeting, on Thursday 18th August 10 30 for all ages and groups in Stocksbridge. To consider what will be the impact of the fuel and cost of living crisis.
    The purpose of the meeting will be to consider what resources we have e.g. advice centres, luncheon clubs, sharing information etc., and if there is anything else we can do as a community to assist.

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