We are delighted to welcome our new Minister, Will Fletcher, as he moves to Sheffield over the summer. We hope that his time with us will be rewarding and enjoyable. This will be his first ministerial appointment and initially he will be a Probationer Minister. This means that he will not be available full time as one day per week is allocated to study during this period. He and Deacon Jan Miles will share the ministerial and pastoral responsibility for all three Beacon churches and our prayers, good wishes and support are with them both.
Will's first Beacon service will be at Stephen Hill on September 7th at 9.30am when he will share Holy Communion with us.
The latest edition of the newsletter is now available, providing a downloadable source of information, detailing news from around the Beacon, and events coming up in the next month or two.
Friday evening to Sunday lunch, 13 – 15 March 2015, Now taking bookings
Join us for a weekend at Willersley Castle, Cromford, near Matlock for a stimulating and fun weekend for everyone associated with the Beacon.
We’ll be building up our fellowship together, looking forward to our future and including everyone through a variety of activities. Possibilities include walks, a visit to a heritage centre and use of the indoor swimming and toddler pools. Flexibility for partners and children.
- Time Fri 6pm- Sun 3pm
- Date Friday, 13 March 2015
- Event Location Willersley Castle, Cromford, near Matlock
We are hurtling towards a brand new year (academically and church speaking), a new season - a definite autumnal feel in the air I think and we will be welcoming our new minister, Will on the 1st. Whilst the regular activities have taken a rest during August there have still been things going on.
The Beacon at Broomhill is hosting a fundraising Time For Tea party in support of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.
Saturday 24th May from 2pm At Broomhill Methodist Church.
Please come along and enjoy tea, coffee, sandwiches, cream scones, buns, cakes and bunting! Donations will be collected for the charity. Some cakes will also be available for sale.
- Time 2pm
- Date Saturday, 24 May 2014
- Event Location The Beacon at Broomhill
Happy New (Methodist) Year!
Like any other "New Year" this one is a time to take stock and be thankful for what we have; to meet new challenges and make our resolutions to be better people. This year we are especially blessed as we welcome Rev Will Fletcher as our new Minister and we look forward to getting to know him and working with him. Will's first service with us is this morning at 9.30am when he will celebrate Holy Communion. Next week's 11.00am service will also be taken by him and this will be followed by a Bring and Share Lunch when we shall have an opportunity to meet him more informally.
Young people have been performing pantomimes at Stephen Hill every year since 1969 but 2014 was the first outing for Peter Pan.
The cast were all aged between 8 and 18 but their youth defied their professionalism. The singing, the dancing and the acting were all superb. A team of former cast members were involved in the writing, the lighting and sound and all the other things which go towards staging a successful show. A small team of ladies worked very hard over a period of 5 months to make sure that everyone had wonderful costumes. Parents were roped in to serve interval refreshments and Sue and Karen led a team of tuck shop sales staff. There was even a merchandise stall so that you could go home dressed as a pirate or carrying a fairy wand!
When I arrived at church on the 18th March I was given 3 teddy bears, 2 toothbrushes and £45 for the Aquabox - and I had not even asked! We have some wonderful people in our midst. A few days earlier I had taken 2 boxes to Cromford - I had only intended to take one but when I saw how many items we already had in stock I decided to go out and buy the few remaining things with cash that I had been given.