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Journey to Bethlehem - Visitors Undeterred by Winter's Grip

posted by Totley Rise Methodist Church

Despite the icy blast and threat of deep snow, over 700 visitors left the comfort of their homes to visit Totley Rise Methodist Church and the annual walk-through drama "Journey to Bethlehem".  Although these 30 minute tours are entirely free and continue to be our gift to the community, visitors donated over £400 to St Luke's Hospice.  For the first time, we provided Guest Book sheets for comments and some of these are reproduced below:

"Really wonderful - a great start to Christmas" 

"Our annual Christmas treat and time for mindfulness, to reflect on what it's all about.  Many thanks" 

"It was really nice to do it !  I'm from Germany and we do not have something similar, so I really enjoyed it !"

"Very impressed !  Scenery very effective.  We appreciate all your hard work.  Thank you"

"What a wonderful start to Advent.  We loved it"

.....and this from one of our youngest visitors....."What did you like best ?"  " The baby Jesus"  "Really,why ?"  "Actually, I liked the sweets best !" (Alyssia aged 5)

A big Thank You to all our visitors and to all those who made this possible - from actors and marketplace stallholders, set construction, hospitality, mothers and babies, providers of refreshments and car park attendants.  

BBC Radio Sheffield interviews John Stone

posted 26 Nov 2017, 08:29 by Totley Rise Methodist Church   [ updated 26 Nov 2017, 08:30 ]

Journey to Bethlehem

BBC Radio Sheffield interviewed Journey to Bethlehem organiser John Stone. 

Journey to Bethlehem Walk - Through Tours

posted 21 Nov 2017, 07:13 by Totley Rise Methodist Church

Book Now !

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December
Free Tours from 4.15pm.  Last tour at 7.30pm

Call Sue on 07854 968011 to book a free 30 minute tour of this walk through drama for all the family telling the story of the Nativity.  Wise Men, astrologers, marketplace stalls, shepherds and sheep, Mary, Joseph and baby - a story told with humour and poignancy. Complimentary refreshments.

Over 1,000 visitors come to this popular event every year.  Book early to avoid disappointment giving your name, phone number, preferred day and size of party.

New Minister for Totley Rise !

posted 20 Nov 2017, 08:16 by Totley Rise Methodist Church   [ updated 20 Nov 2017, 08:30 ]

Gail Hunt joins us from September 2018 as the new minister, subject to final approval at the Methodist Conference.  Gail is currently the minister at Gracious Street Methodist Church, Knaresborough and her husband, David, is Deacon there.  We are thrilled with this appointment and look forward to welcoming this lovely couple into our Church Family.

Here's a short video featuring Gail and David welcoming visitors to Gracious Street Methodist Church:


Welcome to Gracious Street from Radar Aerial on Vimeo.

Urgent Appeal from SoulRoots

posted 27 May 2017, 13:11 by Totley Rise Methodist Church   [ updated 27 May 2017, 14:05 ]

Soulroots is a charitable trust working with young people across S17.

Recently, essential funding has been withdrawn creating a serious challenge for maintaining the work they do and, indeed, a presence in S17 to encourage young people to walk with God.  For more information about Soulroots, visit their website.

Please read the latest newsletter and appeal below and consider whether you can play a part in sustaining Soulroots as a beacon for our young people.  If you can respond to this, you may wish to download and use the Gift Aid Form below.  Thank you.

Mission Building - Q's & A's

posted 23 Jan 2017, 08:01 by Totley Rise Methodist Church

Your questions answered - for the next few weeks, we are displaying on screen at church the answers to the sorts of questions we think our church community may have about the Mission Building project.  A flyer will also be distributed.  We welcome any other questions which spring to mind and will do our best to answer them.  Details of how to raise a question will be included on the flyer.

The Quiet Garden

posted 20 Sep 2016, 11:48 by Totley Rise Methodist Church   [ updated 20 Sep 2016, 12:02 ]

What Do People Think of the Bible ?

posted 12 Sep 2016, 07:07 by Totley Rise Methodist Church

Interesting and sobering:


National Quiet Garden Day Photos

posted 31 May 2016, 11:34 by Totley Rise Methodist Church   [ updated 31 May 2016, 11:51 ]


We are grateful to Colin Smith and Michele Simms for these stunning pictures taken in the Quiet Garden on the National Quiet Garden Day in May.

National Quiet Garden Movement

posted 29 Apr 2016, 23:35 by Totley Rise Methodist Church   [ updated 29 Apr 2016, 23:52 ]

On Saturday 21 May 2016 TRM is hosting the annual gathering of the National Quiet Garden Movement. For this occasion we are looking for additions to our book of Quiet Garden Inspirations, which is kept in the Church Lounge. If you have a lovely photograph, painting or drawing, or a poem or a song inspired by our garden, please feel free to add it to our book for others to share.

Thank you to all who have contributed so far.

The Gathering will be followed on Sunday May 22nd by a Garden Party in the Quiet Garden when we hope many members of the community will be able to come.

If you have a gazebo you could let us borrow for the two days please can you let Dug McInnes or Dean Duke know as soon as possible.

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