Welcome

We extend a very warm welcome to all our visitors, both to this website, and also to anyone who comes to visit us in person! 

Our homepage tabs will show most of the different groups who use our building during the week, and our Calendar page gives details of times of the various meetings/events.  You can click on the calendar event for more details. 

Our new building was opened on 27th March 2004, and is situated next to Birdwell School on Sheffield Road. The previous building on Chapel Street suffered from mining subsidence and was demolished.  For further information go to 'Our History'

 Our facilities here include a state-of-the-art kitchen, a hall suitable for functions; upstairs (with lift access for the less-able) is a meeting room with kitchenette, and an IT (computer) room. Also of course, on the ground floor is the chapel, for worship and prayer, with its beautiful stained glass window.

Bygone Days event in church

'Bygone Days' event in Church


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 SAMARITANS PURSE SHOEBOX APPEAL

'Operation Christmas Child'
 

Christmas parcels ready to go

 
 
Shoeboxes for Samaritans Purse Christmas Shoebox Appeal were packed into cartons in our Upper Room until 2010, when packing was transferred to Hoyland Methodist Church.  The boxes are  transported to needy children in places such as Belarus at Christmas.  Now is a good time to start collecting items ready for this Christmas, as you can often buy toothbrushes and other items in bulk.  2365 shoeboxes were processed at Hoyland in 2014. The packing will start again in November 2017, so please look out for more details on this website or go on line at www.samaritanspurse.uk.com
 
Items needed in your shoebox (all gifts should be new) -
Toys: Bear, soft toy, tennis ball, finger puppet, jigsaw, yo-yo, building blocks, small musical instrument. 
 For boys - trucks and cars. For girls - dolls, clip-on earrings etc.
Educational supplies: Felt pens, pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, eraser, colouring book, notepad, picture or puzzle book, chalk, pencil case, stickers, etc.
Hygiene items: Toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, comb, hair clips, bar of soap, flannel, etc.
Other items: Sweets (sell-by date to be at least March of next year), gloves, scarf, sunglasses, cap, hat, bangles, necklaces, etc.
 
Items Not to be included:
No food, especially chocolate. Only exception, non-chocolate sweets are allowed.
No medicine or vitamins of any kind.
No war-related items - toy guns, soldiers or knives of any kind.
No clothing other than that listed above.
No fragile items such as glass containers or mirrors.
No liquids including blow bubbles, shampoo, bubble bath, toiletry sets or aerosols.
No dangerous items, sharp objects, scissors or razors.
No novels
Nothing of a political nature.
No hand-knitted stuffed toys without a CE mark.
 
Due to import regulations, all gifts should be new and comply with the conditions listed above.
 
Check here for details for Christmas 2017