Justice and Peace Minutes – Minutes of meeting 29.07.2020

Present : Eva, Stephen, Sarah B, Sarah L, Sian, Tim

Apologies : Margaret, Susanne

The key issue for discussion was how as a parish we can support the food bank and how we support CAFOD. There is also the question of how we disseminate info to the parish about issues to do with the charities we support.

CAFOD will lose maybe £5000 of fundraising from St Francis’ through the Dance Club not happening and also the panto which looks inevitably to be cancelled. Food banks are also experiencing high demand, demand that will only increase.

Eva has spoken to Alan who said he could adapt the church’s website to ensure we could have info such as about how to support CAFOD on the front page. Vurch would be another way, to have announcements after Vurch. Eva has also spoken to Mike Campbell who confirmed the church is closed and so donations to the food bank would be difficult.

Sarah B talked about the food banks of Sheffield. All had a poor start during lockdown but since then things have improved quite a lot. Currently none of the food banks are really struggling but S2 have said they would still like donations of food and of cash. S2 are doing 100 parcels a week from the door (no deliveries). Sarah suggests at this time just ensuring there is info about food banks on the website. Currently what is there is quite a general list of what donations are suggested; she would suggest the current needs are on FaceBook so people could check there. Also, there is no suggestion as to how we could give money directly, that might be useful. Things are likely to deteriorate in the future, certainly when furlough ends, but at the moment they’re not so bad. It was agreed the best thing might be to have info on the website as to how to donate but also could give info about how to drop off food in case anyone wanted to do that.

Eva agreed that it would be good to put info on website as to how to give or drop off, but maybe take the list off but refer to FB as to where to find most up to date needs. She could also Alan to change website to show how to make donations, which may be easier given our distance from the food bank.

Sarah L mentioned that of course donations can also be made by dropping off at your local supermarket when shopping.

All agree need is only going to increase so keeping people alert to that would be important.


Stephen : on the CAFOD website there are focuses on Syria, the DRC, and the Rohinga camps where Covid is running riot. For now until we can come up with any fundraising, we could put something on the front of the website, pointing out that CAFOD are desperate, St Francis normally very generous. People could be reminded of all the money they’ve saved on not commuting, buying lunches, holidaying, shopping, not going out. It could also be raised at the notices section at Vurch – Stephen agreed to do that.

There was a discussion about what fundraising might be possible. Sian wondered if we could do equivalent of the May Day walk, ask for virtual sponsorship. Eva felt best thing immediately was to get people to donate. We could then look at how could help make up shortfall going forward. Panto people could look at online performances [need to enquire of them]. Could look at virtual summer fair, a virtual quiz via Zoom, a virtual dream auction [although there are some restrictions on what could be offered due to social distancing], a wine and cheese evening where bring your own but pay, a sponsored virtual walk [six in a walk].

The issue was raised about how to contact those who aren’t coming to Vurch given our lack of contact details. Eva pointed out this is the responsibility of the Parish Council. In the current situation the only way to communicate is email. We believe the PC to be looking at this in relation to letting people know about mass arrangements when the church can reopen.

Sarah L commented that we can begin now but we need the circulation list to be bigger before we get any events up and going. If we meet in Sept/Oct when we have a bigger contact list we could discuss what else we might be able to do.

Eva mentioned that Fr Kevin is worried about the lack of support for other charities we ordinarily support. Again, the problem is how to make that known to people which takes us back to the website as the only option at the moment.

We agree that our initial focus is on getting something on the front page of the website about CAFOD and the food bank.  – I don’t think we agreed who would take this forward, was it Eva and Stephen (like everything else!)?

Talk to Nick Neale and/or Fr Kevin about need to have a way of communicating with the parish.

Tim mentioned that Nick Neale and others were to be delivering leaflets to parishioners who don’t go to Vurch or have email addresses, we could use that as a communication method. Comment was made that it would be good to have a bulletin again and to deliver hard copies.

Stephen will liaise with the parish council about whether we can piggy back on the list to share information. If not, they could maybe share info for us.

Agree we will meet again on 9 September and Eva will circulate the Zoom link nearer the time.

Justice & Peace Notices

CAFOD Coronavirus Appeal 

Many communities in developing countries are struggling greatly due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

CAFOD is working in many ways to help people rebuild their lives, enabling them to earn a living and ensure that children can go to school. They are urgently in need of funds to support this work. You can find details on how to donate on the CAFOD website:  


Guidance on ZOOM

Setting up Zoom using YouTube videos

These videos on YouTube are useful to people who are intending and/or already using the Zoom (a free video conferencing app/meeting software). There are three different authors and the depth of coverage of the video varies.

[Please note: For PC devices, Zoom works best with the Google Chrome browser so if you don’t have this installed on your device you will need to install that first before installing Zoom. Go to Google search engine and type “google chrome install” and follow links.]

The first three videos are reasonably short and for someone familiar with their device (either an Apple MAC or PC) they are a good introduction. Just Click with your mouse on the following links to view:

How to download Zoom on laptop and join a Zoom meeting (2:28 min)

How to setup a meeting in 1 minute and invite participants (1:18 min)

How do I share my screen using Zoom (video conference screen sharing) (2:46min)

Alternatively, this video is useful if you are sent a link by email inviting you to join a Zoom meeting then this shows you what to do:

How to install Zoom on MAC and PC (3:30min)

The next 2 videos provide more detailed tutorials than the above on how to download and install Zoom on Mac/PC and join/create a meeting. You’ll learn to get started with Zoom by being shown: how to signup free, join an existing meeting, and how to create your own meeting plus send out invitations for it.

How to Download and Install Zoom on Mac/PC and Join/Create a Meeting

https://youtu.be/PRC_X8ONgLg (2:12 min)

Here are some quick links for getting to what you’d like to watch in the video:

0:00 How to download and install; 0:30 How to join a meeting; 1:05 How to create a meeting

Whereas if you want a tour of Zoom’s 10 most basic & useful features to help get you orientated when first starting with Zoom. This is a guide for the computer (laptop/desktop) version of the Zoom app. It is aimed at beginner and intermediate Zoom users. Similar steps for both Mac and PC Windows. The video provides lots of useful tips on its functionality:

https://youtu.be/_FCBxyIUddU (6:42 min)

Getting started with and how to use Zoom – 10 most useful features

Tips in this guide:

0:44 #1 Optimise the window size

1:02 #2 The mute/un-mute button

1:28 #3 Stop/start your video

1:56 #4 Speaker/gallery toggle

2:44 #5 The chat box

3:08 #6 Screen sharing basics

3:54 #7 Basic audio tips

4:20 #8 Using a custom virtual background

5:35 #9 Emojis and reactions

5:57 #10 Un-mute hotkey

Diane Rossiter

11 April 2020

Help with shopping for those self-isolating or needing support

From Sheffield City Council: Support for vulnerable people in Sheffield. Call us on our helpline on 0114 273 4567 from Monday to Friday 8:45am – 4:45pm.

From Age UK Sheffield: Provide support for Sheffield’s older people. Please call us on (0114) 250 2850 and we will do whatever we can to help you. Alternatively you can contact us via email enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk or see https://www.ageuk.org.uk/sheffield/about-us/helpful-resources/

From Weston Park Cancer Charity: For anyone who is affected by cancer and may need support at this time. Call us on our helpline on 0114 553 3330 from Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

Local businesses offering delivery

(Correct as of 28th March. Original Source: Lodgemoor Mutual Aid Facebook Group, Emma Thompson)

Milk etc

Middleton’s Dairy Ltd contact for orders – https://middletonsdairy.co.uk/, Email: office@middletonsdairy.co.uk or 01433 651650

Robert Gray Dairy (Foxhill) 07980 375074

Clive Quarmby 0114 231 4753 or 07968 260385

JP Woodhouse Dairyman 0114 2851710

Fruit & veg

Nature’s Way, 9 Brooklands Cres, S10 4GA – telephone orders for collection 0114 230 1957

Lodge Moor Greengrocers 0114 2305235 offers delivery Friday (if no answer by telephone, have someone drop off your order at the shop if possible. Orders required at least 24 hrs before.)

Butchers & fresh meat

KM Bowyer Butchers, Rochester Road 0114 2303970 with 24hr ansaphone leave message with: your contact number, post code and address. Revised opening times: 9am-4pm Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri and 7:30am-4pm Saturdays (closed Wednesdays). NB Key workers and NHS staff can be served (with suitable ID) from 8am.


Roses The Bakers (Fulwood Branch) Tel 0114 230 9130

Helen’s Bakery, Hillsborough – bread, quiches, pies

Aye’crumb’bar bakery, 466 Fulwood Rd 0114 230 6696 telephone orders for collection or next day delivery

The Suited Baker gluten free & vegan bakers. Breads, fresh pastas, pizza bases, desserts. Tel 07454 959899. Quick orders can be done on their website.


La Coppola Deli Veg boxes, pasta & cheeses, online ordering via their website

Restaurants, coffee shops & cafes

The Coffee Rooms 1 Brooklands Ave, Fulwood S10 4GA.  Mob. 0771 711 3663 Example: Whole cakes available for delivery, £15 each delivered locally (S10).

Rafters, Oakbrook Road, Nethergreen. Tel 0114 230 4819

Hudson’s Kitchen, Crosspool. 0114 449 5341 or via CitiGrab app

Ranmoor Friery, Fulwood Road, Ranmoor Tel 0114 230 9200

The Fulwood Ale Club, Brooklands Ave, Fulwood 0114 453 6818 – Beer

Pet supplies

Crosspool Pet Supplies: To place an order, please: Text/Call on 07717767712 (9am-5pm). Or email at crosspoolpetsupplies@hotmail.co.uk.   Or contact them via Facebook Messenger by searching ‘Crosspool Pet Supplies’ on Facebook. Please make sure you include a contact telephone number so they can ring you to take payment. Please note that orders for delivery the same week must be in by 11:30am each Tuesday as the wholesaler delivers to the shop on Wednesday.  Contactless delivery (i.e. they will drop to your doorstep) on Wednesdays or Fridays by arrangement.

Crosspool Businesses

As of 24th March (see https://crosspool.info/ for updates)

Hudson’s Kitchen: Remains open for deliveries only! We will continue to provide freshly cooked food for S10 and surrounding areas via a contactless delivery service only. We will now only take contactless payments for food & drink ordered/pre-ordered and paid for via our order page or by telephone: 0114 4495 341. Our serving hours are 8:30am – 3pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 2pm on Saturdays.
To show our gratitude to our brave NHS workers, we will also be offering a 20% discount to NHS staff members (Telephone orders only).

Cuore Siciliano, Sandygate Road: Benvenuti! We remain open for takeaway deliveries only! For a menu of our homemade authentic Sicilian food and desserts, visit our website or telephone 0114 266 9811.

Philip James Butchers, Sandygate Road. We are fully open from 8am Monday to Saturday. We offer a free delivery service for those self-isolating. Visit our website or telephone 0114 266 9530.

GT News Sandygate Road. We remain open as usual, 6am on weekdays, 7am weekends.  Tel: 0114 266 118.

Varanasi Inn Sandygate Road. Although the restaurant is closed to the public, we are still open for takeaways and deliveries. To place an order visit our website or call us on 0114 266 1017.

Flower Design Sandygate Road. We are still open for local floral deliveries, please telephone 0114 2686 930.

Crosspool Pet Supplies Sandygate Road. We have temporarily closed the shop BUT we are currently offering a home delivery service while stocks are available. Please telephone 0114 2687 322

Bamforth’s Fruit Shop Sandygate Road. Still open and we may be able to deliver fruit and vegetables locally. For further details please email.