Christ Church Pitsmoor

Prayer of Sir Francis Drake

prayer from my recent talk..some of you asked for the words

Prayer of Sir Francis Drake

Disturb us, Lord, when We are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

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Rogating Pitsmoor

This afternoon we walked the Parish, Beat the Bounds and generally rogated Pitsmoor. An ancient tradition continued in a very modern way, through our amazing, beautiful parish.

More pics to follow (and well done especially to everyone who went all the way round, rather than ducking out half way through to listen to the football…) – here’s a start:

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Happy birthday Yvonne!

One of our Church Army workers, Yvonne Hayes, who runs our charity shop ‘Rainbow’s End‘ celebrated a rather special 60th birthday today.

Ange made this incredible piece of art for her – which we just wanted to share with the world too:


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New website – welcome!

Welcome to the new on-line home of Christ Church Pitsmoor.

We’re an open Evangelical church in the heart of one of Sheffield’s most interesting and exciting areas.  We have a wide range of cultures, ages and expressions of worship, and we try to be open to learning from each other.  If you’re interested in finding out more about Jesus, and how we’re trying to live out His good news, get in touch or come along – we’re happy to talk.

We’re still working on this new website, but there’s already a lot of information here, and more will be added regularly.

New features, just launched, include our downloads page, where you can see this week’s newsletter and download some of the teaching materials we’re working with at the moment.

There’s also a new jobs page, which will be updated shortly, when we’ve finalised the advert and job spec for our new youth worker. We’re hoping to have all that information up on the site in the next week, but do feel free to get in touch before then if you have any questions.

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Farewell to Hendrik – and thanks!

Hendrik and Mavis are going back to Holland! Hendrik’s been our youth and family worker for the past five years and a bit, and is leaving to be a pioneer church planter in Rotterdam. We’re sad to see them go, but excited for what is coming for them in the future.

We had a fantastic farewell celebration at the beginning of February, and sent them out with our blessing and thanks.

Farewell to the Klavers...

That does mean that we have a vacancy… Watch this space for more information coming (very) soon!

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