St Mary's Radcliffe on Trent

Sharing God's Love

For activities for children and young people please look under the 'Young People' section.

Life Groups

A Life Group is a place to find belonging.  Church is sometimes referred to as the family of God and it’s in Life Group where these close family relationships are built and we learn together what it means to follow Jesus.  Whether you’ve been a Christian for many years or are exploring questions relating to purpose, meaning, God, the Bible, religion, philosophy – there’ll be a place for you in one of our groups.

For more information, please contact Harry and Ruth Hughes (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Coffee Pot

Cup of coffeeAll welcome for a hot drink (very reasonable prices!) and good company.

Where? St Mary's Hall
When? Monday - Thursday  10am to 12 midday

Any profits from this group are used for pastoral care or go to church funds.

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Mothers Union

Where? Foyer, St Mary's Hall
When? Last Wednesday of each month 2.15 - 3.45 pm

Contact: Jane Fountain

Prayer Space

Prayer Space  -  Tuesday 11.15 am, St Mary's Hall (Rainbow Room).
Contact: Joan Reynolds

Cleaning and Brass Polishing Team

A very practical way to serve and make new friends!!
Alternate Friday mornings. Contact: Sheila Brumfitt.

New volunteers always extremely welcome.

Flower arranging Team

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The Ringers

We are an enthusiastic and sociable band of bell ringers and have a range of experience and capabilities. Our tower captain, Brian Bull has been a regular ringer at St Mary’s for over forty years. At present we have ten regular bell ringers in the band.

We ring as part of worship on Sunday morning from 10 to 10.30 am. We also meet for practice on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00pm. We ring for weddings, also to celebrate births and special events both local and national.

It is always our aim to ring the bells to the best of our ability to the Glory of God. We hope that those who hear the bells each Sunday will be stirred into thinking about God and His Church and that those who are not able to come will draw comfort from their sound.

We regularly welcome ringers from other towers, either visitors passing through or ringers from neighbouring parishes. During the year we take part in outings to ring elsewhere and there are regular monthly ringing meetings at other towers in the diocese.


We are very keen to encourage more people to join us in this very rewarding pastime so if you would like to learn more about bell ringing and maybe learning to ring or visit the tower please contact Brian Bull on 0115 9333674. 

The Bells

  • We have eight bells, ranging in weight from the treble of about 4cwt (approx 210kgs) to the tenor, the heaviest bell at over 14cwt (approx 725kgs). The bells were all cast locally by Taylor’s Bell Foundry at Loughborough.

Below is a picture of some of the members of the band:

St Mary's Church Choir

For anyone who enjoys singing. Services Sunday 9.00 am.
Contact: Sheila Brumfitt

Music Group

For anyone who enjoys singing contemporary worship songs or helping to accompany them on a musical instrument. Practice every Tuesday 8.00 - 9.30 pm; Services Sunday 10.30 am.

Contact: Andrea Lowe

Festival Choir

At the major festivals this choir of around thirty members usually sings a service at St Mary's and/or at Shelford.  Sometimes it includes a major work. 

Friends from the Methodist Church, Bingham Choral Society and the Bridge Singers join St Mary' choir and some congregation members to make a well balanced and musical sound. 

Practices: Friday evenings leading up to festival services.

If you would like to sing in this growing and successful four-part choir please contact Richard Eaton.

Weddings Choir

A group of singers who join the Church Choir to sing at weddings in St Mary's. These are usually on Saturdays in the summer.
Contact: Sheila Brumfitt

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