"Serving God and His people in Whiston for 800 years."
Whiston Parish Church
St Mary Magdalene

The Rectory, Rectory Drive, Whiston,
Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 4JG
Tel: 01709 364430 Email: whistonparishchurch@gmail.com

Welcome


Welcome to the official website of Whiston Parish Church. We are a Church of England parish church in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. We serve Whiston Village, The Grange Estate, The Duke-of-Norfolk Estate; Upper Whiston, Morthen and other outlying areas.

We are currently in an interregnum period. Please hold the church here in Whiston in your thoughts and prayers during this challenging time between priests.

Thank you.



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Music NotesWhiston Parish Church presents...


A Concert by Albion Choir

Albion Choir

Saturday, 25th October 2014
7.30 pm

Uniquely among choral groups, Albion is dedicated to the exploration and performance of the songs of the British Isles.

The islands' musical heritage stretches back a thousand years, offering a rich store of treasures: dances, folksongs, madrigals; plainsong chants, airs, anthems and more.

In their variety and beauty, they lie at the heart of Albion's inspiration.

ADMISSION BY TICKET £5.00 –
AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE FROM CHOIRMASTER, RAY GALLAGHER
(TEl: 01709 540819)
OR ON THE DOOR - ON THE NIGHT ITSELF
PROCEEDS TOWARDS CHURCH HEATING AND LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS


Candles

Service of Light and Hope

Saturday, 1st November 2014; 4.00pm

Our annual service, where we remember particularly, those who we love, but who are no longer with us.
All are welcome to join us for this special occasion.


Raking up Autumn Leaves

Churchyard Tidying

We are approaching the time of year when the contract maintenance of the churchyard ceases for the winter and volunteer groups are needed to help keep the churchyard tidy. The challenge this year is greater because of the prolific growth throughout the good 2014 summer.

We are hoping to have the first of severa tidying mornings in early November, so please help us out if you can. A specific date will be announced in due course.


Remembrance Poppy

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday, 9th November 2014

  1. A Service of Remembrance will take place from 9.45am and will incorporates the usual Family Service into it.
  2. Just, before 11.00am, the congregation will then head outside for the Remembrance Ceremony, outside at the Lychgate Memorial.

More details to follow nearer the time.


Christmas Present Christmas Wreath

Whiston Parish Church presents...

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL AND FAIR

Saturday, 13th December 2014
at Whiston Parish Church

Stalls: Cakes, Raffle, Tombola
Cakes, Books, and HOT PORK SANDWICHES!

Snowman Christmas Manger

Mulled Wine and Mince Pies
and Father Christmas!!! Father Christmas


Commemoration of the outbreak of the
First World War

A new booklet entitled: Whiston in the Great War is available at the back of church. This gives information about each Whiston man who gave his life in World War One. Prepared by Steve Walsh, the price is £2 and all proceeds will go to the Rotherham Military Community and Veterans Centre. Whiston Lychgate



Reflections on Psalm 95:

This year (2014) is the centenary of the Diocese of Sheffield. To mark the occasion, Bishop Steven has asked us to reflect together on Psalm 95 over the first part of the year. The Bishop is also writing a short series of daily reflections on the Psalm designed to be used as part of daily prayers. To find them, go to >www.bishopofsheffield.blogspot.co.uk< or follow Bishop Steven on twitter for regular posts: @Steven_Crofts. You can also follow Bishop Peter, Bishop of Doncaster, on @peterburrows101.





Resources Centre

Pile of Books in a library

Did you know that the Sheffield Diocese has its own resources centre based within Church House in Rotherham Town Centre? Church members from any parish can borrow items for up to four weeks at a time and there are over 11,500 books, DVDs, periodicals, CDs, toys, puppets, learning materials; and so forth; to choose from. But don't take my word for it! Clicking here will take you to their webpage; where further details are to be found. It is free of charge and, as the author of this website can verify, the staff are very helpful; knowledgeable about their subject, and will even offer to make you a cup of tea upon your arrival!

So, there really is no excuse for not paying them a visit to broaden your theological knowledge, hunt down that ever-so-elusive reference, or just browse to see what you can find.