Coronavirus update

If you or someone you known needs a facemask and is struggling to source one, please contact us on either email address at the bottom of the page and we will organise getting one to you.

Friday 27th March 2020

 

"It is with great sadness that all public worship is suspended until further notice which is in keeping with guidelines from our national church:

The Methodist Church is announcing a closure of all its church buildings for the foreseeable future. The only exception will be for churches that are offering essential social outreach such as foodbanks, soup kitchens and night shelters, but these must be carried out closely within Government guidelines."

On Sundays at 10:45am, we will broadcast a live worship and word service for 30 minutes. If you have any matters for prayer that you would like to be added in this service, do get in touch.

Finally, please pray for the church finances.  Our bookings a just about zero now.  And we have no regular offerings each week.  We do have many who give via direct debit, and we are very grateful.  If you feel that you could continue to bring an offering to Greenhill to cover our bills, then please use the account details below.  Thank you for your support.

Account name:  Sheffield Greenhill Methodist Church

Sort Code: 40-02-06

Account Number: 70031038

 

 

 

Our response:

We feel, rather than re-inventing the wheel with Mutual Aid help, it is better that we support local initiatives that have already been established.. so below is a link to the facebook group Greenhill Coronavirus Self Isolation Support. It is a closed group with moderators, which means to ask for or offer help via the group, you need to log into facebook and ask to join the group. Once accepted you will then be able to offer or ask for help etc. The posts have lots of useful information, including ideas for making things with young children etc as well as requests for and offers with help. People familiar with Facebook will have no difficulty using of course, but if anyone is unfamiliar please feel free to give me a ring to discuss.

 

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2497652800563158/events/

 

This isn't the only way to connect to the community and help out, pick up the phone or message friends to see how they are doing, if someone you come into contact with has a need that you can't or don't know how to meet and you'd like to discuss it, call

Rev. Jonathan Haigh.

 

 

 

Below is some information which may be helpful to share round, especially for those who are unable to go out to shop etc. Feel free to forward to anyone who might find it useful!

 

 

  • Sainsbury's telephone ordering service, for those unable to use the internet -

  • 0800 9178557

  • Download the Co-op Health app - they can arrange delivery of repeat prescriptions free of charge.

  • Anyone can pick up a box of assorted food for £1 (plus donation of choice) from Food Works Sheffield, Sharehouse Market, Woodbourn Road, between 10am and 3pm, 7 days a week.

  • Leadmill has loo rolls available to collect Mon-Fri 10am-6pm and 12-4 Saturdays, sealed packs of 4 available at cost price. Obviously many local shops also still have them available too.

  • Network Taxis covering Woodseats, Meadowhead and Dronfield - their drivers will take elderly or vulnerable customers to the shops for free or pick up their essential shopping and bring it to them, for the cost of the shopping. Call Network and mention the facebook advert to book. 0114 2747474.

  • SJM Fresh Produce are offering free daily home delivery of essential groceries - call or text 07375643060 before 5pm.

  • AJW and Son Ltd are offering home delivery of fresh fruit, veg, milk, bread, eggs and more. Email orders@sjwebb.co.uk or leave a message with address and what is needed on 0114 2437170.

  • John Crawshaws butchers are offering deliveries to elderly/vulnerable within 5 miles of their Hillsborough 2855200, Chapeltown 2460808 or Stocksbridge 2838294 stores.

  • Harleys fruit 0114 2366605 are offering free deliveries in S17 and S8

  • Bradway meats are offering free deliveries in S17 and S8, 2361842

  • Woodhouse local milkman can deliver eggs, bread, milk and others to elderly/vulnerable people in S13 07790957341

  • HMRC helpline for self employed/struggling businesses 03004563565

  • Haybrook estate agent are happy to assist in collecting shopping, medication, etc in any areas near to their many premises, call 0114 2511710

  • Electrician in S8 has offered free telephone advice to elderly/vulnerable people who lose power, and/or a 1 hr visit to try to get power back on, wearing PPE. info@arcelectricalsheffield.co.uk. Emergencies only.

  • Snoopy Dog Walks offering free dog walks to those who are elderly in Abbeydale/Milhouses/Woodseats/Meersbrook/Heeley. Snoopydogwalks.sheffield@gmail.com

  • Sheffield City Council has today launched a helpline for residents to call with any issues relating to coronavirus. The support is available Monday to Friday between 8:45am and 4:45pm. People can call 0114 273 4567.

Contact Us:​

  
Greenhill Methodist Church
School Lane
Greenhill
Sheffield S8 7RL

Phone:  0114 237 8363

Rev Jonathan Haigh (Minister)

gmcminister@gmail.com

 

Naomi Gordon-McKibbin (Interim Church Assistant)

outreachgmc@gmail.com

Church Office

officegreenhillmethodist@gmail.com


Greenhill Methodist Church is a Registered Charity: No. 1130675