Thanks be to God! We have raised £303,500
Thats 39% of the total!
It has been a busy May in the life of St Matthew’s. We have enjoyed a Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham, a joyful service of Confirmation and Baptism with Bishop Tony Robinson, guests from the city of Sheffield to give thanks for our Parish Nursing Ministry, a fantastic choral concert, AND a great Regenerate fundraising craft and local maker’s fair.
As you can see we have also made a big leap toward our goal. Read on to find out how we got there and what other exciting fundraisers we have coming up!
Craft Fair £500
We welcomed contributions from members of St Matthew’s and local makers at our Craft Fair on 14 May. Alongside our other exciting events and services in May the Craft Fair not only helped us advance Regenerate but also meet new friends and show hospitality to hard working and talented makers and producers from our city.
Fellowship of St John the Evangelist £50,000
After a joyful and exciting visit from the Trustees of FSJE we have been awarded a grant of £50,000. This Trust was established to further the ministry of the Church in accordance with the original missionary spirit of the monks of the The Society of St John the Evangelist and we are incredibly grateful to counted amongst those who live up to their inspiring vision for the Church today.
Sheffield Church Burgesses £50,000
The Church Burgesses are a local patron and great supporters of the ministry here at St Matthews. We are thankful that we have been selected to receive this most generous gift, and that they trust us to do the Gospel work they have been trusted to support in Sheffield.
Finding a home – Dr. Jean Russell
University of Sheffield & Assistant Sacristan
“St Matthew’s is a place where I reconnected with a worshipping Community after several years away. It was fantastic to once again receive the sacraments with other Christians I belonged with. I give £20 regularly to the Regenerate Appeal; it is a small amount but builds up with time. It is my way of showing my hope that Regenerate will not just update the infrastructure of the church, but also enable the growth in community and mission for St Matthew’s.”
Afternoon Tea at Moscar Lodge Sunday 17 July 1:30pm-5:00pm
This is a real treat and a gift from Her Grace the Duchess of Rutland. A luxurious trip to the fabulous country estate in the Peak District. Enjoy the beautiful building and grounds. Play some tennis. Unwind in the pool and enjoy a great day out for all ages.
From 1:30-5:00pm this will be a full afternoon and definitely worth inviting friends to.
Beer Festival & Live Music Saturday 8 October
Afternoon Oktoberfest – Order you Lederhosen today!
Advent Craft & Maker’s Fair Saturday 10 December
Inviting Sheffield makers and members of St Matthew’s to hire stalls and offer some incredible products to our neighbours in the Heart of the City.
Sounds of the City
The profits from our exciting monthly Saturday concert series Sounds of the City now go towards Regenerate. Tickets are just £5 and include tea, coffee, and pastries.
Saturday 25 June 11:30am
Sonority Choir. Sonority is a vocal group set up to explore the wealth of music written specifically for female voices. The group brings together passionate singers to create innovative, unforgettable and moving live performances.
Saturday 30 July 11:30am
University of Sheffield MA performance students
Saturday 20 August 11:30am
Nicholas Tall, organ
Saturday 17 September 11:30am
Chris Why, Tenor
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