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Before email, people used to write letters to keep in touch. A handwritten letter or card is something to cherish and a joy to receive.

For some of the older, housebound and more isolated members of our church family an occasional letter, card or message to let them know that someone is thinking of them and connecting them to the outside world would mean a great deal.

So as part of our commitment to care for all of our church family we want to encourage people to write letters or cards or, if you prefer to do this electronically, send us a message by email which we can print off. We’ll then pass these on.

Write about what you’re up to, or something that interests you, or anything that reminds them that others are thinking of them.

Below is a list of those we are writing to. If you’d like to take part here’s what you need to do:

  • Write a letter or card and address it to someone on our list.
  • Put it through the letterbox at St Aidan’s (Manor Lane, Sheffield S2 1UF) or add a stamp and post it

If you’d like to do this electronically:

Write your message and email it to Revd Karen Colley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We’ll do the rest.

Thank you.


Hazel

Hazel was born in Jamaica, before coming to the UK in the 1950’s. She has lived on the Manor more or less ever since. She is now widowed, but has a daughter who lives in Bradford. In Jamaica she was a cook in a hotel and after arriving in the UK she had several jobs including working as a conductor on the buses and running a small business from her home making cakes. Hazel has made cakes and jams for church fairs for many years and is famous for wearing the correct liturgical colour each Sunday. Due to her health she is now not able to get to church regularly.


Nellie

Nellie has lived on the Manor all her life and was married at St Swithun’s in the 1960’s, but is now widowed. She has spent a lifetime caring for others and was a member of our William Temple congregation before her health made it more difficult for her to get out and about. Despite this she is known for her cheeky smile and optimistic outlook!


Ann & Malcolm

Malcolm is a keen musician and can often be heard playing the mouth organ at St Swithun’s. He is also a singer and he has a particular love for Elvis and loves to sing his songs. If you spot any paintings when you’re next in St Swithun’s you’ll also see what gifts Malcolm has an artist too!


Brian

Brian was born on the Manor in 1950 and has lived here ever since. After joining St Swithun’s he went onto be a Church Warden and also played a big part in the running of the Foodbank, as well as running the Lunch Club.

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