Church services and carols for Christmas 2014 in Crosspool

The four local Crosspool churches have announced their programme of services for the Christmas season.

St Columba’s Church of England

  • Sunday 14 December 4pm Christingle Service
  • Sunday 21 December 3pm United Carol Service at Stephen Hill
  • Wednesday 24 December 4pm Candlelight Storytelling Nativity
  • Thursday 25 December 10.30am Christmas Day Festive Holy Communion

St Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church

  • Wednesday 24 December 4pm Children’s Nativity Service; 7.30pm Carols; 8pm Christmas Night Mass
  • Thursday 25 December 10am Christmas Day Mass

Tapton Hill Congregational Church

  • Sunday 21 December 2.45pm Carols and Candles
  • Thursday 25 December 10.15am Christmas Day Service

The Beacon at Stephen Hill Methodist

  • Sunday 21 December 3pm United Service with St Columba’s
  • Wednesday 24 December 4pm Christingle Service; 11.30pm Christmas Eve Holy Communion
  • Thursday 25 December 10am Christmas Day Service

BBC Radio Sheffield’s Football Heaven live from Crosspool

Sandygate
Sandygate

Radio Sheffield’s daily football phone-in will be broadcast from Hallam FC’s Sandygate next week.

Chris Waddle and Keith Edwards will join sport editor Andy Giddings in the 1860 Suite on Friday 5 December for the phone-in from 6pm and a Q&A session from 7.30pm.

Entry is free from 5.15pm for Football Heaven but you’ll need a ticket to stay for the Q&A, priced at £10 each. You can book for the Q&A by emailing theclub@hallamfc.co.uk.

Event on club website

Hallam FC Youdan Cup featured on Antiques Roadshow

The world's oldest football trophy
The world’s oldest football trophy

Hallam FC was mentioned as part of a feature on Sunday night’s Antiques Roadshow on BBC1.

The Crosspool football club was featured as the TV programme looked at a mid-Victorian jug that turns out to probably be the oldest football trophy in the world. It is also known as the Youdan Cup.

Club historian Phil Farnsworth explained more about the 1866 trophy – and found out that its £50,000 insurance is not enough to cover the cup’s real value.

Watch Antiques Roadshow (feature starts 39 minutes in)

Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow – click to watch the Hallam FC feature

Road resurfacing work continues from 14 July in Sandygate

Blossom on Watt Lane
Watt Lane: to be resurfaced as part of the Streets Ahead project

Work to resurface roads, replace pavements and install new streetlights is due to start on Crosspool streets in the Sandygate district.

Roads in what contractor Amey is calling zone B45 include Watt Lane, Selborne Road, Cairns Road, Cardoness Road and Drive, Dransfield Road and Close and Barholm Road.

Two separate road closures are scheduled for the second half of July. Cars parked on closed roads may be towed away, with a fee due to have your vehicle released.

Residents living in affected roads should have received letters confirming the details – read a copy here (PDF, 71KB).

Streets Ahead Sandygate zone B45 latest – Sheffield City Council

 

End date for Tapton Hill improvements

Streets Ahead improvements have been delayed in Tapton Hill
Streets Ahead improvements are finally due for completion in Tapton Hill

The remaining work on replacing street lights and resurfacing pavements in the Tapton Hill area is finally due to for completion at the end of June/early July, contractor Amey has announced.

Meanwhile, preparation work has started on some streets in and around Sandygate as the Streets Ahead project moves onto the next area of our neighbourhood, with weeds and grass being cleared along curbstones.

Historic Hallam Chase fell race returns to Crosspool tonight

Runners competing in the 2012 Hallam Chase
Runners competing in the 2012 Hallam Chase

This evening sees the historic Hallam Chase return to Crosspool, an annual fell race organised by Hallamshire Harriers and hosted by Hallam Cricket Club.

At 8pm on the Tuesday evening after the second bank holiday in May, runners set off from Hallam football/cricket club’s Sandygate ground, go down Den Bank through the Rivelin Valley and up to Stannington church, before returning by the same route. The run 3¼ miles long, with 800 feet of climb.

In 2013 John Alexander took first prize. The record time of 19 minutes 42 seconds was set in 1968 by Trevor Wright.

Find out more on the Hallam Chase and Hallamshire Harriers websites.

Football and music stars line up for Sandygate charity fundraiser

Sandygate, home of Hallam FC
Sandygate, home of Hallam FC

Well-known local faces from the worlds of sport and music are taking part in a charity fundraiser at Sandygate this afternoon, Sunday 23 March.

Chris Waddle will lead an all-stars team featuring ex-footballers David Hirst, John Sheridan, Carlton Palmer and David Holdsworth, plus Reverend and the Makers frontman Jon McClure.

The day is to raise money for homeless charity the Archer Project. Tickets are £5 and are available on the door. Kick off is at 2pm.

Facebook event

The Archer Project

Church services and carols this Christmas in Crosspool

The four local Crosspool churches have announced their programme of services for the Christmas season.

AngelHighlights include St Columba’s Community Angel Festival on 21-22 December, where local community groups are putting their best creative heads together to decorate large willow angel sculptures to be displayed in the church over the weekend. There’s still a few left if your community group would like to decorate one – contact Diane Ryan at st.columbas@hotmail.co.uk. You can see the angels at St Columba’s on Saturday 21 between 10am and noon, or on Sunday 22 between 2pm and 4pm.

In addition to the church services there will be carols, mince pies and mulled wine at Hallam FC’s Sandygate Road stadium on Thursday 19 December in the 1860 Suite. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start.

Full details of Crosspool church services:

St Columba’s Church of England

Sunday 22 December 10am Family Communion; 4pm Angel Festival Carol Service
Tuesday 24 December 4pm Candlelight Storytelling Nativity
Wednesday 25 December 10am Christmas Day Festive Holy Communion

The Beacon at Stephen Hill Methodist

Tuesday 24 December 4pm Christingle Service; 11.30pm Midnight Communion
Wednesday 25 December 10am Christmas Morning Service

St Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church

Tuesday 24 December 4pm Children’s Navivity Service; 8pm Christmas Night Mass
Wednesday 25 December 10am Christmas Day Mass

Tapton Hill Congregational Church

Sunday 22 December 2.45pm Carol Service
Wednesday 25 December 10.15am Christmas Day Service

Hallam cricketers switch to football for Sandygate event

Sandygate, the oldest football ground in the world
Sandygate will host a footballer v cricketer match on Sunday

Hallam Sports Club cricketers will swap their bats and pads for a football and boots at Sandygate on Sunday 13 October when they take on footballers from the same club.

Kick off for the cricketers v footballers match is at 1.30pm, although the ground and clubhouse will be open from 12.30pm onwards. Teams will be made up from a combination of staff and players – older players on the football side including former England midfielder Chris Waddle.

There is no entry fee – you can just come along and enjoy the game.