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Ashram Community Office, 7 College Court, Sheffield S4 7FN email@example.com.
Since its foundation in 1967, Ashram Community has had a particular vocation to Christian service in the inner city.
Currently there are three dwellings and two project bases.
Burngreave Ashram, 86 Spital Hill, Sheffield S4 7LG t86 Spital Hill Sheffield S4 7LG tel 0114 2700972 email firstname.lastname@example.org. was opened in 2001. This is a multi-facility complex of cafe / meeting room and residential units, with basement activities and a Multifaith Chapel and Library, in a key inner city shopping street. For more details about the Multifaith Chapel and Library please contact Nirmal Fernando.
New Roots, 347 Glossop Rd Sheffield S10 2HP tel 0114 272 1971 was opened in 1987. New Roots is a wholefoods / Fruit & Veg volunteer run “Shop for Justice” with a Basement Centre and a Flat for 2 volunteers.
The shop at Glossop Road is organised by Ashram members and others in the New Roots Association and is run by volunteers as an unincorporated community not-for-profit service, supported by but not part of Ashram Community.
Volunteering at Ashram
We have volunteers in many aspects of our work. If you would like to find out more about volunteering, please contact us.
Ashram House, 77 and 79 Rock Street Sheffield S3 9JB tel 0114 272 7144 was opened in 1995 and 2001. Together these two houses make the Community House in inner city Sheffield, with 2-3 residents in each house. Nirmal Fernando, a part time resident at 77 Rock Street, describes the purpose of the Ashram House as:
To risk ourselves in a lifestyle of sharing and caring
in community with each other,
and with guests, the house, its objects and the neighbourhood.
The newest Ashram House was opened in 2012 to provide accommodation for Ashram members acting as volunteers in Burngreave Ashram. This is Ashram House, 6 Andover Street Sheffied S3 9EG.
In addition to the Community houses, there are several flats/bedsits attached to Burngreave Ashram, used by asylum seekers, students from overseas, or Ashram volunteers.
Celebration of Grace Vincent
12 April 1934 - 25 May 2017
There were beautiful recollections of Grace on 3 June 2017, when 150 people filled Pitsmoor Methodist Church for a Celebration and Thanksgiving for her life, conducted by Revd. Ian Lucraft. Frederick Stafford spoke on India and Ulster, Faith and James Vincent on family in Sheffield, Andrew Weeks on New Roots and Ashram Community, and grandson Reuben on Life at 178 Abbeyfield Road. David Blunkett sent a tribute, Coun Jackie Drayton spoke on community in Pitsmoor and Burngreave, and John Vincent spoke on celebrating Grace's life and Ministry (see Act Together Newsletter, Autumn 2017).
Obituaries were published in the Guardian, the Sheffield Star, the Sheffield Telegraph, the Methodist Recorder, and the Burngreave Messenger.