‘Hate’ can be any incident or crime, motivated by prejudice or hostility (or perceived to be so) against a person’s race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity or disability. It includes: A criminal offence where the [Read more]
Story and photo by John Mellor On 18th December many families joined in a Christingle celebration at St Peter’s. In recent years this has become a popular event in the celebration of Christmas. Before the service a team [Read more]
Story by Debjani Chatterjee | Photo by Debjani Chatterjee Sheffield’s Hindus celebrated Makar Sankranti at the Hindu Samaj Centre in Burngreave on Saturday 14th January. This seasonal and religious festival, held about 21 days after [Read more]
As a Western Muslim I grew up affected as much by Catholic family and friends as Muslim ones, particularly at Christmas. The party of hot chocolate, gifts and unknown relatives that I always waited for [Read more]
October was a joyous rollercoaster of festivals for Sheffield’s Hindus. First, there was the Navaratri (meaning ‘Nine Nights’) festival, and finally the Dusshera festival. Navaratri honours God as the Divine Mother, whom Hindus worship with [Read more]
The Rev Philip Ireson, who came to Pitsmoor in 2011 after 10 years as a prison chaplain in Doncaster, recently retired as vicar of Christ Church. Philip told the Messenger “Coming back into parish life at [Read more]
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