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Mission Building Prayer Day

posted 16 Feb 2018, 04:53 by Totley Rise Methodist Church   [ updated 16 Feb 2018, 04:54 ]

Saturday 17th February:  From 10am to midday at TRM Church - all welcome to drop in to pray for the Mission Building Project.

Presentation on Mission Building Project

posted 27 Jan 2018, 06:18 by Totley Rise Methodist Church   [ updated 27 Jan 2018, 06:21 ]

The whole Church Family is welcome to a presentation on the proposals for improving our Church buildings on Monday 5th February at 6.30pm.
The presentation will be given by the TRM planning group and the architects, T.A.D.Architects.  

                           Why are we planning changes ?

                                              What are the options ?

                                              What are the advantages and disadvantages ?

                                                                                                                                                       What will the buildings look like ?

Come along to hear the details and to view 3D drawings and site plans.  The planning team and architect will be happy to answer your questions during the presentation or over a coffee afterwards.

Drawings and plans will be on display after the presentation until the end of February.  Choose your preferred option and add comments on our Feedback Sheets before the deadline of 28th February.

Totley Library - The Shack Movie

posted 10 Jan 2018, 08:35 by Totley Rise Methodist Church

Thursday 25th January - 3pm and 7.30pm

Totley Library is showing the 2017 movie "The Shack".  Based on the New York Times' best selling novel, the film tells the story of a father's uplifting spiritual journey.  Tickets on sale at the Library for £4.  Watch a trailer on YouTube at

Well Worth The Journey

posted 13 Dec 2017, 10:02 by Totley Rise Methodist Church

We are delighted to reproduce this extract from the Circuit Newsletter:

A Visit to Totley's Journey to Bethlehem.
This teatime Phil and I have experienced the most amazing presentation we have ever seen in a church, never mind a Methodist Church, when we were travellers on the Journey to Bethlehem. We were guided by Caspar, who introduced us to wise men in the School of Astronomy, who in turn explained about a very special star, then we were led into Mary's room and witnessed the appearance of the Angel Gabriel. Following this we entered Joseph's workshop and witnessed the appearance of the Angel to him and his reaction. We were then led to the Inn where we met the innkeeper, his wife and children and were served with refreshments of the time. From there we entered Bethlehem Market Place, registered in the census, learned how to make braid, stars out of cane and sampled breads and fruits of the first century. Next we met the shepherds sitting around their fire outside in their field, and they led us to the stable following the star and we found the child (a real baby) lying in his manger. Finally we burst into the 21st century where the relevance of the story to the present day was explained and we were given hangings for our trees and there were books for the children. The afternoon wound up with hospitality - mulled wine etc. All this voluntarily provided, no charge, no donations, no requests. What an outreach! Over 1000 are booked on the tours and will pass through their church this weekend. Let us pray that the weather does not develop to the extent that tomorrow's tours must be cancelled as so much work, preparation, generosity and commitment has gone into this. Well done Totley Rise Methodist Church!! And God bless you
Mary L Everitt

Journey to Bethlehem - Visitors Undeterred by Winter's Grip

posted 13 Dec 2017, 03:46 by Totley Rise Methodist Church   [ updated 14 Dec 2017, 06:59 ]

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.

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