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

I have been a bit bonkers so far this year. In an effort to get fit I have been trying out lots of new, cheap activities. These have included swimming in Hathersage open air swimming pool on New Year’s day, cycling the Monsal trail, taking part in the Hillsborough Park run and bouldering * (don’t ask!)

Those of you who know me know that I am generally quite outgoing but I don’t mind admitting that there were times when I felt a bit nervous about stepping into a new environment with people I had not met before and my brain and my body didn’t always join up as I tried to get it to move in a way it had not done before.

I recently came across a Bible verse that intrigued me. In Matthew’s gospel Jesus says that a teacher or scholar who is also a disciple of the kingdom of God (connected to the ways of heaven) brings out of his/her treasure-house new treasures as well as old. I’m sure we have old treasures; things we like doing, objects and sights we enjoy looking at, wisdom that we have lived by for many years. Ways of being that every so often we get out of our treasure house and take comfort or delight in. Yet the good teacher doesn’t just rely on the past but discovers new treasures along the way. It is not good for our lives or indeed our faith to simply be an antique shop or a museum- much as I am a sucker for both. Although what’s old to me might be a new gem to you and vice-versa.

So, what new gems have I added to my treasure-house so far this year? The main one is trying the Charleston. I love to dance and I love the jazz music of the 1920s and the sheer quirkiness of it all. It makes me smile and it brings me joy. It is good to feel connected to my body and it is great fun to be in a room of women of all-ages and backgrounds. In future, when I need a release, I will dance. I am thankful to God for my feet and the rhythm of music and strangers who soon become friends. That’s the thing about new discoveries and treasures they begin to shape a new you.

So, friends, what will your new gems be for 2019?   

 

*bouldering is going up a climbing wall using colour-coded footholds and handholds. 

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