Notices 16th October

Sheffield Quaker Tapestry
It will be upstairs today until about 12.30 if anyone wants to come and do a stitch or two. Also if you want to be involved please come and sign up on the sheet. This also includes borrowing the DVD or having a practice piece. We hope over the next year as many people as possible including the children will have the opportunity to put in a stitch or two.We will also have it at the Meeting House on Wednesday 11.30 to 12.30 and 1.30 to 2.30 if anybody wants to come put in a stitch then or wants to start on their practice piece. If you want to know any more about this have a word with Margaret Lawson or Faith Rodger.

Thank you to everyone involved in organising events this weekend – Sue Bateman and Irene Pugh in particular.

SCRAP are organising another Off the Shelf event on Tuesday – THE HAMMER BLOW – How 10 women disarmed a Warplane, by Andrea Needham.This will be an evening of readings from her book, followed by questions. Tuesday 18thOctober, 7 p.m. starting with refreshments and cake. Free event but donations towards costs please.

Advance warning that there will be a brand new Sheffield 10k race on 30th October, involving road closures in the city centre and the Ecclesall Road area – please be aware and plan alternative routes to meeting if needed.
Sunday, 30th October after Meeting for Worship: Friends of Cresst will be having a Book and Bun Sale. Any contributions of paperback books or cakes will be welcome. Many Thanks for all your support

The Sheffield Craft and Peace Fair takes place on Saturday 5th November, between 11 and 4.30, in the City Hall. This meeting has booked a stall there as part our outreach activities, and we intend to offer materials about Quakers, sell Quaker Tapestry and other goods, and offer white poppies for a donation. We would welcome volunteers to staff the stall at any point during the day, and donations of crafty goods that can be sold on the stall. If you’re interested in helping out, can you please contact Tim Herrick (, or add your name to the sign-up sheet outside?

Advance notice of Area Meeting next month at St Andrews Church Psalter Lane in Nether Edge on Saturday 26th November – we have booked Juliet Prager as our main speaker to lead a session on “Post Brexit Britain – healing the divisions – a Quaker response”. Offers of workshops around this theme would be very welcome – especially ones that might also appeal to children and young people.

A notice from Gill Buttery:
Burngreave Community Care in Verdon Street are looking for possibly two paid Maths teachers and another English teacher to teach children from the ages of Y2 upwards. A new timetable is being prepared which will split the classes into year groups.
There is a mass of material at the centre and Gill has been asked to be Lead Teacher with a view to inviting others to come in and teach.The children are lovely, their parents want them to succeed and hours are from 4.00 to 7.00 five days a week. These hours, of course, can be split to accommodate individual teachers say 4.00 to 5.30 or 5.30 to 7.00. There’s a particular need for a Y6 teacher. Please let Gill know if you would be interested as we are desperate for help and a lot of children requiring this.
There’s a display case booked at the Central Library for the month of November. Would anyone be willing / able / interested in helping pull it together. Please see the clerks or Laura Kerr.