4 children in colourful sarees perform a traditional dance
Faith, Religion & Spirituality

From Navaratri to Diwali

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]
Two men at Hope Allotment Bonfire
Environment

Bonfire for Hope

Story by Julia Woollen | Photo by James Woollen Bonfire night was a treat for Hope Community Allotment service users and volunteers on 5th November. When we had planned the event we didn’t know how … [Read more]
30 guides, brownies and rainbows posing in a car park waiting for their coach to the zoo.
Children & Young People

Girl Guides go wild

Story by Thandze Grant, Danica Fairweather, Chennai Simpson & Brooke Burd On Sunday 25th September 186th St Catherine’s Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers boarded a coach and went to Twycross Zoo. We saw lots of … [Read more]
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History & Heritage

Petronella and Basil

Story by Saleema Imam Have you ever wondered about the names of the blocks of flats on Orphanage Road and Pitsmoor Road? Basil Griffiths and Petronella Breinburg were once well known members of our local … [Read more]
Afro-Caribbean woman in white dress and green headscarf stands and speaks into a microphone, to a group of women sat at tables
Arts & Culture

An audience with my sisters

Photo by Cherifa Zaida On 28th October SADACCA presented ‘An audience with my sisters’, an interactive evening exploring the journey of black women through poetry, song, readings and reasoning. The evening included performances and readings … [Read more]
A retirement aged man and woman.
Faith, Religion & Spirituality

Philip retires

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]
Two women in their 60s reunited at a train station.
Projects & People

We meet again

Story by Carol Fadoe In 1963 I was twelve years old living in Aden (now Yemen) where I met Surtag Hack who lived in Khormaksar. We became friends but in August 1964 my family left to return … [Read more]