Library Resources in the Diocese

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Library at Wilson Carlile Centre, Sheffield

The Wilson Carlile Centre is home to the most significant theological library in South Yorkshire, containing over 15,000 volumes.

Although the library is a quiet space, it has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.  As well as being an excellent resource for the study of evangelism, the scope of the library is wide ranging. Alongside books on theology and mission are collections relating to such diverse areas as world religions, ethics, feminist theology, fresh expressions of church, lifelong learning and ministry among children, young people, older people and the homeless.

For a residential sabbatical or private study, the library can be used in conjunction with our accommodation. Alternatively, for those just looking for a tranquil place to work away from the distractions of everyday life, the library can be used for reference purposes free of charge.


Annual membership with borrowing rights is available at a very competitive price of £20.

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 The library catalogue may be found online where library members can also access their personal records, renew their books and make reservations.

For all enquiries about a specific book you wish to reserve please email Liz Bentley, Librarian

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Wilson's Bookshop at Wilson Carlile Centre

Wilson's Bookshop has an excellent range of Christian literature in stock and customers can take their time browsing in comfortable surroundings. When visiting, why not enjoy your new read while having refreshments in Wilson's Cafe.

The bookshop has a range of Christian books and greetings cards. These include the latest titles along with Bibles, Christian lifestyle books and a children's section.  If you require something that we do not have in stock, we can order books, usually with next day delivery.

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Whirlow Spirituality Centre

Whirlow Spirituality Centre at The Chapel of The Holy Spirit is an Anglican Foundation with an Ecumenical Vision.  The centre values the Anglican-Methodist Covenant and welcomes a fellowship with all members of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.

Set in a peaceful garden in Sheffield, and on the edge of the Peak District National Park, Whirlow Spirituality Centre is accessible via public transport from Sheffield City Centre (buses 81, 181, 65, 271) as well as having car parking for approx 20 cars.

The Whirlow Spirituality Centre library is home to over 1,500 books on spirituality and related subjects. During quiet days and retreats visitors are welcome to make use of it.

A simple borrowing system allows users to take books home for a period of up to 3 months. 

  You can find out more about Whirlow Spirituality Centre on their website

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The Montgomery

The Montgomery is a theatre and arts centre based in the heart of Sheffield.  

The centre specialises in children's and family programming, promoting professional touring performances and workshops, whilst also being the performing home of many community theatre companies, dance schools and schools. Their gallery space is used to exhibit works by local community artists.

The Montgomery's history and origins are rooted in serving the Christian communities of Sheffield.

They support local churches to engage with the needs of their community by providing resources such as a DVD library, Godly play lessons and Reminiscence Boxes used primarily in the care home setting.

Godly Play at The Montgomery

The Montgomery has approximately 30 Godly Play lessons available for loan for a small fee.

Visit The Montgomery to view its large range of resources or contact them to place request an item loan.

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Creative Reminiscence Collection at The Montgomery

The Reminiscence collection at The Montgomery is a creative resource for people who work with dementia patients and older people, compiled by Carrie Twist.

Designed as a resource to support care homes, lunch clubs and day centres, a selection of 1940's and 1950's objects have been put into 10 different themed boxes that are available to borrow.

The Creative Reminiscence Collection lending library at The Montgomery can be accessed Monday to Friday, between 9 am and 4 pm.

To reserve a box from the collection;

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Church Army, Wilson Carlile Centre

50 Cavendish Street, Sheffield, S3 7RZ

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Diocesan Church House

95-99 Effingham St, Rotherham, S65 1BL

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Whirlow Spirituality Centre at The Chapel of The Holy Spirit

Whirlow Grange Drive, Sheffield, S11 9RX

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The Montgomery

Montgomery Hall, Surrey St, Sheffield, S1 2LG

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