A Message from the Wardens – 22nd April 2022

Dear Friends,

On Sunday we will be having a shortened Morning Praise service followed by the Annual Meeting. There will not be any children’s groups in the hall but there will be activity sheets etc. available in church for them to use during the service.

Coffee and tea will be available at the back of church during a short break between the service and the meeting. The Annual Report was sent out last week and we hope you found it interesting to look back over 2021. Special thanks to Chris Musther, who compiled the report whilst suffering the after effects of Covid, and to everyone who provided reports.

There are 3 vacancies on the PCC and nomination papers should be given to Chris before the service on Sunday.

As we come towards the end of April there will be a new rota for May available on Sunday so please sign up if you can do a reading, lead the prayers or help with refreshments.

It was great to have the Caroe family and friends leading our singing on Easter Sunday. You can read more about what they have been doing in a message from Kate below.

Every blessing, Ann & James.

 

Please come to a Reasons to Sing! concert with PXI (Parsons Cross Initiative) on 7th May, there is a poster in the porch.

Reasons to Sing is a collaboration between Steel City Choristers and people who use the social supermarket equivalent at Parson Cross Initiative (Mount Tabor Church) and, following the Food Glorious Music developed Food Bank spaces 2015-2021, shows how music can be used to enhance lives and create opportunities

The concert features 6 favourite songs of people that use the PXI Food Resource. The songs are connected through the themes of love, loss, gratitude, unity, routine and comfort to 6 pieces from Steel City Choristers.

Yo Tozer-Loft has led 5 community singing workshops at Mount Tabor, before the Community Singers join up with Steel City Choristers for two rehearsals singing together in preparation for the concert which promises to be really special for everyone

At the concert Steel City Choristers will be launching their home group course that will be the legacy of the project. The home group course has been written by Methodist pioneer minister, Nick Waterfield of Share Ministiries, and will consist of six 10 minute videos on the themes of love, loss, comfort, gratitude, unity and routine and the role songs play in expressing those feelings, which will then be a stimulus for reflection and conversation. We will be showing some of these videos as part of the concert: the videos and course notes will be freely available on our website for anyone to use. Six of the songs were filmed at Mount Tabor Methodist church and six at St Mark’s Broomhill.

Steel City Choristers will be singing Evensong at Holy Trinity Millhouses on 10th July.

Kate Caroe
Chair of Trustees

www.steelcitychoristers.org.uk