Alan Greaves

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Maureen Greaves BEM!

by Vicar

We at St Saviour's Church High Green are delighted to announce that Maureen Greaves, our Church Army Evangelist and outreach worker, has been honoured by Her Majesty the Queen by being awarded the British Empire Medal for Meritorious Service. This is our Press Release: Maureen Greaves, the church community worker whose husband was murdered on […]

A Celebration of Light for Alan Greaves

by Vicar
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On Christmas Eve night about 250-300 people turned out on to the streets to remember Alan Greaves and to celebrate the coming of the light of Christ at Christmas.  It was a bitterly cold night and the wind was too strong for hand held candles to be lit, but there was no rain.  However, with […]

A Celebration of Light

by Vicar

On the anniversary of the murder of Sheffield organist Alan Greaves, St Saviour's will be taking to the streets in his memory and inviting the people of High Green to come and celebrate Christmas.  Alan Greaves was brutally attacked and later died as he walked to play the organ at the midnight service last Christmas […]

Alan Greaves Carol Download

by Vicar

On Monday, St Saviour’s Church issued a Press Release concerning the carol The Bethlehem Star written by Bob Chilcott.  This had been written by the composer in response to the news of the terrible murder of our organist and preacher, Alan Greaves last Christmas Eve.  The media picked up the story and ITV Calendar filmed […]

Christmas Carol Composed in memory of Alan Greaves

by Vicar

The English composer Bob Chilcott has written a Christmas Carol in memory of the Sheffield organist Alan Greaves, who was murdered on his way to play the organ on Christmas Eve night.  The composer explained how the carol came to be written.  “Last year when Alan Greaves was murdered, I along with many others was […]

Plaque for Alan Greaves

by Vicar

Last week Ecclesfield Parish Council dedicated a plaque in memory of Alan Greaves, our lay preacher and organist at St Saviour’s Church who was murdered last Christmas.  The unveiling of the plaque marks the dedication of the community room in his memory at the Parish Council Offices on Mortomley Lane in High Green.  it will […]

The Verdict in Sheffield Today

by Vicar

The following Press Release has been issued today by St Saviour's Church following the verdict that Ashley Foster is guilty of the manslaughter of Alan Greaves:   SSC Press Release 170713   Simon, Vicar

Famous for all the wrong reasons

by Vicar

It was whilst I was at General Synod at York University that I really began to notice my unease.  There were many conversations that began with a greeting and then an enquiry as to where my parish is.  Simply telling someone that I serve the parish of High Green in north Sheffield didn’t trigger any […]