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last updated 16 June 2017

Community Events

8 July: General Meeting
10-12 July: Summer School with UTU
25 August - 1 September Community Holiday
29 Sept - 1 Oct Community Weekend, Unstone

Click here for events in Sheffield (Burngreave Ashram).
Click here for RETREATS and LONG WEEKENDS at Burngreave Ashram).
Go to the bottom of the page to view a gallery of Ashram events.

ASHRAM HOLIDAY 25 August to 1 September 2017
Our annual holiday will be at Stanway House, Flagstone Farm, near Stow-on-the-Wold,
which can accommodate up to 18 people in eight bedrooms and six bath/shower rooms.
Main meals will be vegetarian.
Approximate cost for 7 nights will be £250 (waged) and £220 (unwaged)
with a pro-rata cost for fewer nights.
For more information and a booking form please contact David Dale on 0114 243 7698.

Burngreave Ashram invites interested people
including students to share their premises
at several locations in S4.
click here for more details.

Please phone Tamara on 0791 092 2462

Party?  Group?  Meeting?
HIRE THE CAFE! 86 Spital Hill is a bright and airy meeting room
which is suitable for meetings and activities.
First hour: £10 then £5 per hour
Bookings and enquiries: phone 0114 270 0927 / 0114 243 6688

Events at Burngreave Ashram, Sheffield

See the Study and Research page for an overview of study and discussion opportunities.

For more details and booking information for events generally please email or phone 0114 243 6688.

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Weekly at Burngreave Ashram:



FREE MEALS at 86 Spital Hill S4 7LG. 
Phone 0114 270 0972
Every Wednesday 6pm - 6.45 pm a cooked meal
is provided for all who need it. The food is provided
by Fareshare. Everyone welcome
People who are able to do so make a donation.
(Optional) the meal is followed by:

EUCHARIST at Burngreave Ashram
Each Wednesday 6.45 pm-7.15 pm


10.30am -12.30 Writing Group with Renate Fekete-Kenny
1pm - 3pm on Fridays Knit & Natter group hosted by Pitsmoor surgery.
(Facilitated by Sheffield PCT Mental Health Team.  A waiting list is in operation - phone 2762644)

Fortnightly with Burngreave Ashram:

Click here to read more about the Community's meals together

This is a fellowship group, meeting from 7pm to 9.30pm on alternate Monday evenings in each other's homes for a bring and share meal, followed by prayers, meditation or liturgy, and ending with a topic or Bible study. For more details please phone 0114 243 6688.



These are held monthly on the first Mondays from 12.00 to 2.30 pm. Meditation / prayer starts at 12 noon and at 12.30 there is a bring and share vegetarian lunch. The seminar is held in the Multifaith Chapel and Library which is in the basement of Burngreave Ashram. The seminar starts at 1.15 with a guest speaker for 30 minutes, followed by 45 minutes for comments and questions.

These events are free and open to all. To ask for more details or to notify your wish to attend, please either email or phone 07932 017 929 / 0114 243 6688. Please feel free to come along to all or any part of the event (N.B bring and share lunch).

Dates of seminars:

2017: 2 Jan, 6 Feb, 6 Mar, 3 April, 1 May, 5 June, 3 July, 7 August.
The year's themes will be:
January - March:  Health and Wellbeing
April - July: Personal Practices
7 August: Reflection and Planning

For multifaith local school Visits and the newly forming multi-faith youth group, contact Brian Clewes
Also see for many multicultural social and special interest events in Sheffield.

The Saturday Study Group (formerly Jesus and Christianity) has started to place online some of their individual reflections on Jesus. This is an ongoing project. Click here to read the contributions so far.

The group continues in 2016 as the ADULT BIBLE SCHOOL.

adult bible school

The group meets monthly on the first Saturday, 1pm to 3pm. An optional lunch (£2.00) will be available at 12.15. In the first part of each afternoon there will be an introductory talk by the Rev Dr John Vincent, and in the second part an individual member of the group will introduce a theme chosen in advance.

Please note that the programme for 3 June will be set aside as Ashram members and friends meet at 11am at Pitsmoor Methodist Church, 131, Burngreave Rd, S3 9DG (followed by lunch) in order to give thanks and celebrate the amazing life of Grace Vincent, who died peacefully at home during the night of 25 May.

Dates for the summer term 2017:

29 April, 3 June, 1 July, 5 August.
Click here to download a flyer giving the full programme

LONG WEEKENDS with Sheffield Ashrams
At walking distance Ashram Community Homes in Sheffield.
Sheffield Ashram Long Weekends are designed to give an experience of 3-4 days of life together; enable people to come and stay in Ashram Community Houses; provide an opportunity to do practical work together; and be a place and time for people outside the community to come and experience our life together. Long Weekend programmes begin on Thursdays (or Fridays if more convenient for you) and go on until Monday afternoons.
Dates for 2017 weekends are 3-6 Feb; 31 Mar-3 Apr; 2-5 June; 4-7 Aug; 6-9 Oct; 1-4 Dec.

The programme for 4th to 7th August is available here.
(The programme for 3 June was set aside as Ashram members and friends gathered to give thanks and celebrate the amazing life of Grace Vincent, who died peacefully at home during the night of 25 May.)

As well as the planned retreats, Ashram welcomes people who would like to spend a day or two, or more, sharing Ashram life and staying at an Ashram house. These are inner city homes where individuals have their own bedrooms, but share all other facilities such as bathroom, kitchen, sitting room and cooking (vegetarians and vegans catered for). Please get in touch if this interests you, with John Vincent (0114 2436688) - or - Nirmal Fernando ( -or- 07932 017929)

John and Nirmal
Monthly Sessions run from 12:30 pm – Lunch to 8:30 pm on Saturdays, and join with the Adult Bible School in the afternoons.The evening meal is included. Café Church follows on the Sunday – 12:30 to 2:15 pm.
For those who wish, accommodation is provided at walking distance Ashram Community Houses in Sheffield. The weekends are guided by Rev Dr John Vincent, Helen Davies and Nirmal Fernando. The Study Year usually forms part of the regular Long Weekends, see above.

On each first Sunday an ecumenical group meets from 12.30 for shared snacks/lunch,
followed at 1pm by various elements of a non-church or post-church 'Church'.
Members lead various parts in turn: songs, meditation and shared concerns on an agreed theme.
For more details please phone 0114 243 6688 or just turn up.

Also see Study and Research page for details of study courses open to all.

Gallery of Ashram Events

50th Anniversary Celebration, May 2017 in Manchester

October 2016 in Derbyshire

July 2015 in Lincon

Lincoln 2015

May 2015 in Middleton, Manchester

May 2015

October 2014 at Unstone, Derbyshire
October 2014

  In Nottingham, summer 2014

Holiday 2014

Birthday tribute to Grace Vincent in May 2014
Grace's birthday

Interior photo during the General Meeting, May 2014
interior of Rotary Centre

Lunchtime at the gathering in Burngreave, February 2014

Group photo 2013

Group photo 2012

Burngreave Banquet on Christmas Day 2013
Christmas 2013

Community Weekend
May 2013

Group photo

The Rotary Centre       group working

General Meeting in Northwich in July 2013

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