St Mary's Radcliffe on Trent

Sharing God's Love

Church Services

Toddlers and babies are very welcome in services. (Yes, we do realise that young children do not always stay in one place or keep totally quiet!!)

However, if you would feel more at ease, a special area is available in the tower room at the back of the church. Your child is welcome to play here during part or all of the service and you can still listen to the service via a speaker. It is also a good place to feed your baby if you would like some privacy.
Alternatively, if you would prefer somewhere more comfortable to sit,  there are now sofas in the carpeted area at the back of church.

Carer and Toddler Group - Friday mornings (term time only)

Open to all pre-school children and their parents/carers.  Particularly popular with children 6 months to 3 years.
Free-play, activities and singing for the little ones and a chance for the grown-ups to sit and chat! Baby area for our youngest members. All refreshments included in the entry price.

Where? St Mary's Hall (back entrance)
When? Friday mornings 9.00 to 11.15 - come for any or all of the session
How much? £1 per family (10p of this money goes to support the little girl our group sponsors in Romania through Children in Distress.)
Contact: Joan Reynolds


Please note: all children MUST be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for supervising them throughout the session.
Prams and buggies are to be left outside, please, unless they contain a sleeping child!

The One Way Club (Sunday School) has a simple aim:
To help children grow in faith.

As part of this we try to help them understand the bible, have some fun, make some friends and learn about Jesus. It can be noisy at times, but it’s joyful.

We meet on Sunday mornings at 10.30am on the first and second and fourth week of the month during term time. We join with everybody in church for the start of the 10.30am service then go to St Mary's Hall for our own activities until about 11.30am.

Boys Brigade and Anchor Association

See the BB and AA website


BB logoThe Boys' Brigade and Anchor Association for Girls have provided for the youth of Radcliffe for the last 60 years. We offer a fun, nurturing, Christian environment for children of all ages, and are committed to aiding youngsters with their mental, emotional and spiritual growth. Our evenings consist of games, craft, learning activities, and a lot of laughter.
We also offer free music tuition in our weekly band sessions, and provide leadership opportunities for our members appropriate to their age.
Subscription fees range between just £32 and £40 for the full year, depending on age. (Discounts for members who join part way through the year.)
We operate four nights per week during term time:
Anchor Section (boys and girls, 5-7): Mondays 6-7pm
Anchor Association (girls, 8+): Wednesdays 6:30-8pm
Junior Section (boys, 8+): Thursdays 6:30-8pm
Band and games night (open to all members): Fridays 7-9pm.
We meet at the Boys' Brigade hall on Main Road, next to the old Black Lion.
Chris Bonnello (captain)- 07891 920043
Bob Jones (administrator)- 0115 9334306



The following activities are run jointly by all the churches in Radcliffe on Trent.

Holiday Club

Runs for 3 days each Easter and is attended by around 100 chidren - games, craft, cookery, woodwork, competitions, bible teaching, specially written songs.

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.).

Welcome Cafe

Cup of coffeeAll welcome for a hot drink delicious cake and good company.

Where? St Mary's Hall
When? Tuesday - Thursday  9am to 12 midday


Brass Polishing and Flower Arranging Teams

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

New volunteers always extremely welcome.

Flower arrangementFlower arrangement


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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