Tapton Hill Congregational Church
An independent church founded in 1853 - A member of the Congregational Federation  
  
 
 
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The church building is reopening but just for private prayer 
and reflection

As the Govt relaxes lock down on places of worship from the 15th June, we have looked
to create a safe environment for users.

Although guidelines mean the church building is closed for group worship, the 
church members and friends remain in contact by telephone or other telecommunication platforms. 
Our Minister, Suzanne, is in regular contact with us and prepares a video 
reflection each Sunday with appropriate music and reading.  (See below)
We continue to hold bible studies and even coffee afternoons by Skype.

The Deacons have been discussing how we will be able to return to worship in 
the building, including what measures need to be in place to ensure as far as 
practicable the safety of everyone attending. 

It's been agreed the church will open for private prayer and meditation between 
2pm and 3.30pm on Sundays. Please enter via the Tapton Hill Road entrance where
a steward will be  on hand to direct you. 

Feel free to contact our Minister or Church Secretary if during this time of 
lock-down you are feeling isolated or need some practical assistance. e.g. 
shopping

Stay safe and God bless.

Message from our Church Secretary

Our Minister Suzanne has created different forms of Worship that we have enjoyed during

this time and will remain available to be contacted by everyone in the congregation 

during this crisis. A link to Suzanne's latest sermon is shown below and links to 

her her Bible studies and previous short sermons are included on the 'Activities' 

page.


On a practical note if anyone in the church family needs help with shopping, 

advice or just a chat over the phone please contact me and as a Church family 

we will pull together.


The church will also be working with the other Crosspool churches and Forum to 

assist people in the Crosspool area through the Crosspool Community Hub.


Keep talking, keep smiling and keep praying.


Message from the Minister


Rev Suzanne Nockels invites you to link to her latest Sunday reflections:

Sunday 28th June
Substance of Saul

Sunday 21st June
Father's Day - reading from Samuel

Sunday 14th June
Inner Character

 
Earlier reflections and bible study for discussion are shown on 
the Activities page and church blog
 
Rev Nell Shallow wrote this prayer.

En-bubble us Lord

Bless those who will hold a newly born child
the grandparent and uncle
the auntie and cousins
may those infant snuggles be a tender restoring

En-bubble us Lord

Bless those whose beloveds live across a border
the partners divided by boundary
the families still separated by geography
may the bittersweet possibility of togetherness bring hope

En-bubble us Lord

Bless those who must make hard choices
the torn and troubled
the conflicted and anguished
may their decisions be met with compassionate understanding

En-bubble us Lord

Bless those who remain alone and lonely
the shielding and unwell
the ones without friend or family
may neighbours notice and offer genuine companionship

En-bubble us Lord

Bless those who rejoice in longed-for togetherness
the grandchildren and siblings
the best friends and lovers
may their hugs and holds be more precious than they imagined

En-bubble us Lord

Bless those whose loneliness can now welcome company
the single and separated
the widow and the mourners
may their hearts be filled with the comforting of presence

En-bubble us Lord we pray.
Amen

 
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 normally 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

We are pleased our own Rev Suzanne Nockels will become the next National 
President of the Congregational Federation. 
This was due to occur at our National Assembly in May this year but has now
been postponed until 2021. Presidential duties will be shared between Rev Dr 
Janet Wootton as Immediate Past President and Suzanne as President Elect.

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


The memorial should have been dedicated on 11th April but this has been 
postponed until the end of the coronavirus crisis.

The bench it has replaced will be returned when restored for people to sit and 
reflect.

 


 
 

 




 
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