Tapton Hill Congregational Church
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Message from our Church Secretary

It is with great regret that after considerable deliberation it has been decided to 

suspend Sunday worship and all other activities at the church.

This decision has not been taken lightly but given the advice from the Government 

and Church bodies, combined with the demographic of the congregation and other

users of the church it was viewed as the only sensible course of action to protect 

everyone.

Our Minister Suzanne has different forms of Worship that we can enjoy 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.


Who knows how long this situation will last BUT please keep safe and don’t 

take unnecessary risks

 

Keep talking, keep smiling and keep praying.


Message from the Minister


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

Sunday 17th May
Samson

Sunday 10th May 
Gideon

 
Earlier reflections and the next bible study for discussion on Skype 12th May is shown on the Activities page
 
Prayer


Lord Jesus,

You are like a mother hen who gathers her chicks,

You care for us and want none of us to come to harm.

We thank you for mothers who have loved us and nurtured us,

We thank you for their patience although we often tested it,

We thank you for their wisdom although we often ignored it,

We thank you for their quirks and sense of fun.

We thank for the times they put themselves last and the times when they took 

centre-stage and shone.

Because it gave us permission to do the same.


Lord Jesus,

Relationships are complex and no relationship is perfect.

Some of us have strained relationships with our parents,

Some of us have to stay away from them, not because of a virus, but because 

of emotional damage.

Lord Jesus, your love goes deeper than even a parent’s love and certainly deeper 

than a parent who was absent or violent or manipulative.

Help us heal.


Lord Jesus,

It is heart-breaking that many of us cannot visit our mothers and loved ones today,

We want to protect the ones who protected us.

Keep them in good spirits and assure them of our gratitude and support.

Be with the mums and dads now coping with their kids 24/7 and the stresses 

that may bring on top of concerns about future employment.

We praise you for all the mums working in the NHS, police, supermarkets and 

education service right now.

Give them patience when people behave badly and again may they know our 

gratitude. Forgive us that it took a virus to appreciate the mum on the till or the 

mum who is a care-worker.


Lord Jesus,

May we be Mother church right now, wherever we happen to be.

If we are in a position to provide shopping or a chat on the phone - let us do so,

If we have to be prayerful and patient and stay and home to protect others or 

prevent pressure on the NHS-let us do so,

Jesus, we want to look back when all this is over and say that we grew as 

Christians even at this time.


We pray in your precious name.

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