Forthcoming events - Details of local organisations and their planned events over the next few months

Winter 2004

Totley Christmas Festivals at Totley Hall Farm

December 3rd to 24th. Live Nativity plays on a real farm with animals and Father Christmas. Call Jenny on 236 4761

Overdale Pottery

December 3rd to 5th. Exhibition, demonstrations and kiln firing. Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 11am - 8pm, Sunday 11am - 6pm. 129 Prospect Road. Details from 236 4670.

Work Ltd

December 4th. Dickensian Fayre. 10am - 4pm, Ringinglow Road, Bents Green.

Leonard Cheshire Services

December 8th. Victorian Christmas Fayre 10am - 12noon at Cheshire Home, Mickley Lane .

December 24th . Christmas Carols 11am - 12noon at Cheshire Home, Mickley Lane

Sheffield Bach Society

December 6th. Handel's Messiah 7pm at Sheffield Cathedral Tickets £11 (concessions £9)

February 12th. Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini + other works. 7.30pm Ecclesall Parish Church. Tickets £10 (concessions £8) from 266 1000 or 276 3443.

St Luke's Hospice

December 12th. Festival of Light. 6pm switch on.

Friends of the Botanical Gardens

December 7th . Christmas Event.

Volunteer working days every Wednesday in the gardens, starting at 10am.

Details from 236 1568

St Peter's Church Greenhill

December 3rd. Concert by Millhouses Male Voice Choir and South Yorkshire Police Band 7:30 pm

December 11th. Coffee and Carols 10am-12 noon

December 24th. Christingle Service 4pm; Midnight Mass 11:30 pm

December 25 th. Family Mass 10am

January 22nd. Horse Race Evening and Ascot Hats Competition 8pm

January 29th. Coffee morning 10am-12 noon

February 26th. Coffee morning 10 am-12 noon

March 6th. Mothering Sunday. Family Mass at 10 am

March19th. Coffee morning 10 am-12 noon

For more information about social events telephone Margaret Kohler 0114 274 7203 or John Child 0114 237 6577. For pastoral needs telephone the Vicar, Lawrie Jenkins 0114 237 7422. See also our website

St John's Church - Advent & Christmas

December 19th . 10 am - A Family Service of preparation for Christmas.

December 19th. 6.30 pm - Service of Nine Lessons and Carols by Candlelight - Join in with some well loved carols and listen to some new ones sung by to the church choir. The readings tell the Christmas story in the well loved words from to the bible..

December 24th. Christmas Eve - The Christingle Service will take place at 5 pm. This popular service for the whole family will include the lighting of the Christmas tree and the Christingles and popular carols.

December 24th. Christmas Eve - Midnight Communion 11.30 pm - The first communion of Christmas and the blessing of the crib with music led by the choir.

December 25th . Christmas Day - A family communion with carols at 9.30 am.

All are welcome at any of our services during to the Christmas period.

Totley Townswomen's Guild

December 21st. Christmas Meeting.

January 18th . Christmas - Past and Present. Talk by Mrs Jean Henshaw.

February 15th. Women in flight. Talk by Mrs Sheila Dyson.

All meetings start 10am at Totley Rise

Methodist Church Hall. Details from Mrs Jill Sturdy, tel 01246 417689

Bradway Community Association

December 5th. December Ramble

December 11th . Christmas Event.

January 9th . Annual Ramble & Lunch at the Little John Hathersage.

January 29th. Quiz Night.

February 5th . Jumble Sale 1.30pm at Our Lady & St Thomas Roman Catholic Church, Meadowhead..

February 6th . February Ramble.

March 6th. March Ramble

Social events held at Bradway Church Community Hall. For rambles contact: Ken Taylor Tel: 236 6385. Social tickets from Jean Hunter 236 4922.

Bradway (Agewell) Leisure Club

Meetings on Tuesdays in the dining room at The Castle, starting at 10am with coffee and biscuits. £1 admission.

Specially priced pensioners lunches can be ordered - served at 12 noon.

January 4th. Accordian and Quiz Presentation - Ray Burgon.

January 25th . AGM & Beetle Drive - Roy Ledbury

February 15th. Underwater World Slide Presentation - Margaret Swithenbank.

More information from Barrie and Janet Clark, chairman and secretary, tel 2360416.

Tuesday Afternoon Group

The Tuesday Afternoon Group meets in the Parish Centre of the church of St. Peter's, Greenhill, at 2pm on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. New members are warmly welcome.

December 7th. Christmas Lunch - followed by Leo Leader & Douglas with their Mystery Box No. 3.

January 11th. Canon F.G.Lacey "Canon backfiring".

January 25th. Mr Andy Firth "The Yorkshire Dales".

February 8th. Mr Bob Warburton "A walk in the New Forest".

February 22nd . Mr G.M.Hall "The Life of a Badger".

Annual subscription £8 Visitors 50p.

Contact Mrs J Dyson Tel: 283 9287 or Chairman Mrs S Holbrey Tel: 235 1670

Sheffield Rangers Events

December 11th . 4 mile walk from Lowedges to Dronfield via Bowshaw. Meet 10.15am at the Post Office Lowedges Road. Details: 283 9195

December 28th. 4 mile walk from Whirlow Brook Park to Graves Park. Meet 1pm outside Whirlow Brook Park Café.

January 30th . 2mile stroll around Dore. Meet 1pm at the shops, High Street.

February 6th. Ranger Roadshow at Millhouses Park 1-3pm.

Holmesfield flower club

December 8th. Christmas Dinner for members - venue to be notified.

March 16th . AGM, 7.30 pm at the Village Hall. Illustrated talk on Wild Flowers, by Mr Bob Warburton, a local naturalist and wild-life photographer.

Beauchief Environment Group

December 11th. Annual General Meeting and Christmas Supper.

January 15th. Working Morning.

February 12th. From Beauchief to Barnsley, illusrated talk byGraham Hague on Sheffield's Trams. £2 incl refreshments.

February 19th . Working Morning

All meetings from 7.30 pm St Peter's Parish Centre, Reney Avenue, Greenhill.

For information on working sessions contact Carol on 274 5719 or on the group as a whole contact Diana on 237 7601.

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust

December 5th. Children's Activities - meet Santa, make gifts see the animals etc. Children free adults £3. Booking essential on 236 0096

Sheffield Photographic Society

December 4th . AV Group Christmas Show at St Luke's Church, Lodge Moor, 7.45pm.

December 7th . Match a slide competition.

January 4th . Presidents evening.

January 11th . Contrasts.

January 18th . Digital Workers Evening

January 25th . The Lilian Alsop Trophy.

February 8th . Digital AV Evening

February 15th . Annual Exhibition sponsored by Harrison Cameras.

The club meets at St Peter's Church, Reney Avenue at 7.45 Visitors welcome.

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