Tapton Hill Congregational Church
An independent church founded in 1853 - A member of the Congregational Federation  
  
 
 
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Who are we?

As a Congregational Church we are independently run by the members through our Church Meetings, where Spirit led we can all have a say in how we feel is the best way to worship 
our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

We meet for worship each Sunday at 2.45pm for services (unless stated differently on the diary page) led by the Rev. Suzanne Nockels our Minister, visiting ministers or lay preachers.

Everyone is welcome to join us as we also meet for other activities including regular prayer and bible study during the week. (see Church Diary page or Tapton facebook page for details)

Although independent we belong to the Congregational Federation and are part of Churches Together in Hallam who we occasionally join for ecumenical fellowship 

We are pleased to also offer a home to the Greek Orthodox Community Church in Sheffield.

To get a flavour of what we have been doing please read the reports of our Church Secretary and Minister from the Annual General Meeting on the 'About us' web page.

Congratulations Suzanne

The national May Assembly for all Congregational Churches was held this year in Dundee.  At this Assembly the President Elect is announced and it is our own Rev Suzanne Nockels who will become the National President of the Congregational Federation in 2020. 


MINISTER’S MUSINGS by Rev Suzanne Nockels
 

 
Harvest

I can remember my son on a school morning suddenly reminding me that it was Harvest assembly. I did, what many of us have done, and found a couple of old tins at the back of the cupboard. They were probably artichokes (who eats tinned artichokes?) or horribly out of date. My previous Church ran a foodbank and a few times we had to open/detonate tins in our back garden because they were so old that the metal had swollen.

There are three Harvest festivals mentioned in the Bible but I often think about the Festival of Weeks otherwise known as the Festival of First Fruits. Worshippers would bring the first sheaves of wheat or barley or the first bunch of grapes or figs or pomegranates to the Temple. These first fruits would be placed in baskets woven of gold and silver which in turn would loaded on oxen whose horns were gilded and laced with flowers. It was a big, bright celebration.

Imagine the relief and joy that the crop was successful. Imagine the trust it took to hand the first part of that crop over to God hoping that there would indeed be more. The ancient Hebrews made God their first thought not their last thought.

It makes a difference if I include God in my thinking and praying at the beginning of a project or a task rather than as an afterthought. I am more likely to approach it in the right attitude. I am more likely to be generous. I am more inclined to see any ‘harvest’ as due to the hard work of others and the wonderful provision of God than down to my talents alone. I am also more likely to view any resulting goodness as a blessing than an entitlement.

So do you bring God your first fruits or the scraps at the back of your spiritual cupboard? 


All blessings

Rev Suzanne Nockels


Children and Young People
Tapton has a Safe from Harm policy and is inspected regularly. To find out more about the various activities please go to our Junior Church page
 

Memorial for victims of conflict
As the country has been marking 100 years since the end of WW1, it was recognised that Crosspool did not have a memorial for victims of conflict. Crosspool Forum believe this should be rectified and on Sunday the 11th November 2018 the church held a service to launch an appeal towards the erection of a memorial stone in the church grounds.  
This will be a memorial to all who have died or served in any conflict. It will not carry their names but a book of remembrance for Crosspool residents has been opened.
The Memorial will be situated in the grounds of our church at the corner of Tapton Hill Road and Manchester Road in Crosspool. (see below)

Rev Suzanne from Tapton recently completed a sponsored walk doing the Sheffield Round Walk, raising £300+ so a great big thank you to those who were generous in their giving.

 








 

 
 

 




 
Soup and Roll Club meets every first Thursday in the month.
 
Everyone welcome  -  From 11.30am to 1.30pm
 
Bible Study alternate Wednesdays at 7.30pm

Table tennis social and natter on the other Wednesdays.
 
 
RASCALS Breakfast Club Monday - Friday 7am to 8.30am
 
RASCALS After School Club - Weekdays in termtime
 
 
see diary for more information