On Sunday 4th September, the Reverend Helen Terry was commissioned by the Right Reverend Dr Pete Wilcox, Bishop of Sheffield, as Curate-in-Charge of St Leonard Thrybergh and St Francis Bramley in the Silverwood Mission Area. The congregation included members of the local community, schools and Bramley Parish Council. After the service those attending enjoyed a bring-and-share lunch.
Helen is a proud Rotherham girl, born on Moorgate, baptised at Rotherham Minster and brought up in Bramley, attending Bramley Grange Primary School followed by GCSEs and A-Levels at Wickersley Comprehensive (as it was then).
In her previous life (before responding to the call to ordination) Helen was a secondary English teacher, teaching at schools across South Yorkshire. This was a job which she thoroughly enjoyed and one which has prepared her well for pastoral ministry.
Helen has a love of learning; teaching and church ministry have both allowed her the privilege of encouraging others as they learn and grow, whatever their age. She is looking forward to discovering all the wonderful gifts that God has given each member of St Leonard’s and St Francis’ and seeing them used to bless those in the local area and further afield.
Currently living in Hillsborough, Sheffield, Helen is excited about reconnecting with her roots in Rotherham and getting to know the local communities. If you see her out and about, please don’t be shy!
Arrangements have been made to tie to mesh the poppies that everyone has been making over the last few months. Poppy-makers will be meeting in St Francis’ Church on Thursday 6th October between 2.00pm and 4.00pm, with refreshments being provided.
Please take along any extra poppies that you have been making. The enmeshed poppies will be used to cover the outside of the Church Tower.
The church is holding an Autumn Fayre and Tabletop sale on Saturday 8th October, 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Crafts, plants, toys, household goods and much more will be available, as will refreshments. Proceeds in aid of church funds.