Speak and Grow’ is a garden project that welcomes and encourages people from all around the world to share their gardening skills while learning English. It’s becoming increasingly popular and as the group gets bigger, they are taking on more ambitious projects around the grounds of St Mary’s. This is Ro and ‘Team Win’ creating a herb bed on an unused bit of ground in front of the Church, building community, growing food, keeping fit and having fun.
Talented Sheffield Ceramicist, Lianne Mellor, has just completed a new range of products.
There is a collection of adorable and quirky animal face brooches featuring woodland creatures, including badgers and hares, along with a colourful and contemporary range of little stacking pinch pots all handmade in her Sheffield based studio.
Lianne who set up Mellorware in 2010 and who currently export to Belgium, Hong Kong, South Korea and America, has chosen to launch her new designs at Mary’s Marvellous Vintage & Craft Market at St Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane on Saturday the 17th May.
Sue Green, organiser of the Market says, “We are thrilled that Lianne has decided to launch her new range with us. She has exhibited and sold her work with us on a number of occasions since our markets began in 2011 and it great to see her going from strength to strength.”
Lianne is one of over 40 local artists, crafters and vintage traders taking part in the May 17th Market.
Entrance is £1 for adults and FREE for children under 16years.
More details can be found on www.mellorware.co.uk
We are really enjoying getting to know the students from Sheffield College with additional support needs who come to us every Friday to learn new skills and make friends in the community. Over the past few weeks the group have enjoyed gardening sowing seeds and planting potatoes and weaving making bags and phone cases.
Lunch times are normally a quiet affair where everyone enjoys food after a hard mornings work. This afternoon though things really bucked the trend! Having heard the beat of music from the room next door a couple of the girls ran to the window and asked to join in. Within minutes they were dancing and jumping around with the rest of class, huge grins plastered across their faces!
Meanwhile a couple of the boys were talking about music and asked to listen to JLS and Daughter and gathered together to sing and dance to ‘Get Lucky’. They didn’t miss a word or a beat! It was a memorable and entertaining lunchtime – hope it’s the start of things to come.
Ready for Action
Tuesday 11 March saw the inaugural Timebuilder Litter Pick. We have been aware for some time that streets in the local area needed a clean up. So Timebuilders swung into action to give them an early spring clean. Meet some of our team of intrepid timebuilders getting ready for action!
Size of the Job
Some of the areas we encountered were pretty grotty to say the least!
Getting Stuck In
But we got stuck in. Here is Ryan getting to grips with things.
A Real Team Effort
However it was a real team effort. We had a team of 12 Timebuilders on the job who worked really well together. For some of them it was their first experience of Timebuilding.
Making a Difference
One of the good things about this Timebuilding experience was that the team could see the difference they had made. One area which half an hour earlier was covered in litter now clean and green – thanks to Timebuilders.
What a Load of Rubbish!
It took 12 timebuilders two hours to collect 22 bags of rubbish – not bad for the first attempt! Everyone earned two time credits to spend on rewards in the Timebuilders catalogue. It was such a success that we intend to make it a regular activity – improving our local environment.
Thanks to Michael Carl and his team at Streets Ahead for providing the equipment and collecting the rubbish from us the following day.
Luke 2: 22-40 Page
Candlemas falls mid-winter so there are many weather proverbs, one of which is:
If Candlemas be fair and bright
Winter will have another fight
If Candlesmas brings cloud and rain
Winter won’t come again.
We gather here this morning as other Sunday mornings to Pause and Ponder and to present ourselves before God.
I suppose this mornings readings and thoughts are full of ‘P’s, but not the green variety: of Praise, Purification, Prophecy, Patience, Perseverence, Prayer, Peace to mention a few.