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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Food Bank Appeal Up-date

Sheffield Muslim Community Forum and Darnall Forum have been working very closely with volunteers and local food banks for months to encourage one another, share ideas and work out how best to tackle some of the challenges of food poverty in our local communities. Great things can happen when like-minded people get together and work to build a cohesive society. 

God bless everyone who came out yesterday to support us and to everyone who donated food and cash for our Food Bank Appeal. 

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Real donkey to head nativity procession on Saturday 19 December

Messages of Christmas 'Peace and goodwill to all people' and 'Good news for poor and oppressed people' will be at the heart of this year's nativity procession through Darnall. That hope has been kept alive by carols sung on the streets down the centuries.

Nearly 200 years ago, in Sheffield and many other parts of Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, the local carols, (with different words and tunes from the traditional ones), were seen as too much about the rights of all people to a better world for the local squires and industrialists to stomach, and they had them banned from the churches !
It is in the spirit of good-neighbourliness and hope for peace that the Darnall Churches invite people to sing along with our Nativity Procession - a new route from last year and this time a real donkey !

St Alban’s Church, Chapelwood Road  – set off at 2.00pm with stops for traditional carols on:
 Basford Street,  Balfour Road, Barnadiston Road, Gainsford Road, Ronald Road, outside The Terminus pub, Main Road,
to finish at Church of Christ, Station Road  which will be open for hot refreshments from 3.00pm

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Small Business Saturday

Darnall Post Office is just one of 5 million small businesses across the UK. We're not owned by the Queen or the goverrnment. We're a non-profit organisation owned by the local community.

If you don't use your local post office, and your local shopping centre, you will lose it. Please support us and other small businesses. And by use us we mean please give us your custom. 

Buying stamps on-line, or franking your own mail and dumping big bags of it in our office, does not help to keep us open. How far would you have to go to post pre-paid mail if we closed? Handsworth? Attercliffe? Pond Street in town?