Tapton Hill Congregational Church
An independent church founded in 1853 - A member of the Congregational Federation  
Corner Chapel

We have services at 6.30pm Wednesday evenings and every 2nd & 4th Sunday
in the month.

(see church diary or facebook page for details)
Minister's musings

Happy New Year Friends!

I wonder if you’ve made any new year resolutions

for 2023? I tend to make resolutions and then break

them. I think ‘new year, new me’ but it is never

quite that simple. Attitudes, old habits and

character failings don’t change that quickly. Also,

once I fall off the band wagon, I often abandon the

enterprise entirely.

Christian formation takes time, takes trying again,

takes forgiveness and self-forgiveness. It is walking

a single step of in faith and then taking next step

and the next. Sometimes its not even that active

but simply choosing how to respond to life today.

The prayer poem by my friend Nel Shallow, printed

opposite, speaks to me.

Less resolutions and more reliance on God’s grace.

I look forward to what 2023 has in store for Tapton

Hill Congregational Church. Please put February 25 th

9am-1.30pm n your diary as we will be heading to

Whirlow Spirituality Centre to think and pray about

where God is leading our fellowship.

All God’s blessings

Rev Suzanne Nockels (0114) 2325790


What Makes Tapton Tick?

We have held three sessions exploring how Tapton worships, believes and serves

If you are interested how we operate or in becoming a member of the church please 
contact our Minister Rev Suzanne Nockels (0114) 2325790



The church has been horrified by the scenes coming from Ukraine and felt
compelled to act. We organised a collection of goods to send out to the Ukraine 
Members and friends have held a prayer vigil in the Memorial garden to those touched
by conflict.
We also held voluntary collections after services towards the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine appeal and one member has hosted a family.

Please contact Rev Suzanne Nockels about the above on  Tel: 0114 232570      
or email suzannenockels@gmail.com


2022 is the 50th Anniversary (or Golden Anniversary) of the Congregational 
Federation of which our church is part. 

The Federation was formed of continuing Congregationalists who in 1972 didn’t 
want to join the new structure of the United Reform Church. 
Since then, CF and URC Churches have continued to serve their communities and
maintain close links together through the Council For World Mission. 

We celebrated this Anniversary together with our Church Anniversary on 4th December

Soup and Roll Club is now held on the first Friday each month.  Please see the Soup and roll page on the web site for details.
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. 

(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.

Well done Immediate Past President, Suzanne

At the 2022 National Assembly of the Congregational Federation in May our very own Minister Rev Suzanne Nockels handed on the National Presidency of the Congregational Federation to Mark Taylor from Newark.  Suzanne still has a role 
with the Federation of Immediate Past President until May 2023.

Safe from Harm

Tapton has a Safe from Harm policy and is inspected by our national body. A copy of the policy is displayed on the premises.

Memorial for victims of conflict

Please feel free to sit and reflect in our garden.



Soup and Roll Club - First Friday in the month

RASCALS Breakfast Club Monday - Friday 7am to 8.30am
RASCALS After School Club - Weekdays in term time

MINIMOVEZ - Friday morning during term time
see diary for more information