St Mary's Radcliffe on Trent

Sharing God's Love


Our vision is to honour God in Radcliffe-on-Trent by being a vibrant and growing church, filled with people of all ages and backgrounds. Applying Biblical principles and sharing life together, we aim to work with and for the community to draw people into a knowledge of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.


Church Council have agreed five values which we want to see shape the church:  Worship, Love, Mission, Generosity, Prayer. 


We aim to provide worship in traditional and contemporary streams.  Our desire is to express our worship to God in ways relevant to Radcliffe-on-Trent and in a way that enables us to encounter Jesus. 


As a people growing in the knowledge of God's love, we look for ways to express this love by serving others in Radcliffe and beyond.


Our goal is to participate with God in His mission see people enjoying a living relationship with Him through Jesus Christ. We will work together towards visible expressions of God’s plans for our local communities and our world.


We aim to reflect the generosity of God in all that we do.


We aim to become a house of prayer for Radcliffe on Trent and beyond where we listen for God's voice and respond to him.


St Mary's is a Church of England parish church serving people of all ages in the large village of Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire. We offer a variety of service styles throughout the month so hope there will be something that you feel comfortable with.

Perhaps you have some questions?

 Will I be welcome at St Mary's?

Yes, of course! We would love to see you.  No one is so bad that God doesn't love them, or so good that they don't need God!  And church certainly isn't only for Christians!

Safeguarding Statement

Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness.  Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ.  Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm. 


We are committed to: 

  • The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children and all adults. 
  • The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable. 
  • The establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is a culture of ‘informed vigilance’ as to the dangers of abuse. 

We will carefully select and train all those with any responsibilities within the Church, in line with safer recruitment principles, including the use of the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

We will respond without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed, co-operating with the police and local authority in any investigation.

We will seek to work with anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with him or her an appropriate ministry of informed pastoral care. 

We will seek to challenge any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust. 

We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult. 

In all these principles we will follow legislation, guidance and recognised good practice. 

This principle statement will be renewed annually and progress in carrying it out will be monitored by our
Parish Safeguarding Coordinator, Mrs Lyn Sugden (see contacts page)

This statement was agreed by St Mary’s Parochial Church Council on 3rd September 2018..

Information and Advice

Our safeguarding coordinator is usually the first person to speak to regarding any concerns about the welfare of a child or a potentially vulnerable adult or for general safeguarding advice.

In urgent situations or when the PSC is not available:

Police:       Emergency    999       Non-emergency      101
Adult and Children’s Social Care:       Tel:   0300 500 80 90                 0300 456 4548 (out of hours)
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:       Tel:   01636 817200       Email:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Safeguarding Training

The Diocese of Southwell runs safeguarding training courses throughout the year. See for further details. If you are in a role that requires you to attend training you can book a place either directly or through the church office.

We also offer occasional C0 basic awareness sessions in-house.

The next dates are:

DBS certificates

Everyone working or volunteering at St Mary's in an eligible role with children or potentially vulnerable adults is required to apply for a DBS certificate at 3 yearly intervals. The Church Office can give details of how to apply.



The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Mary’s, Radcliffe on Trent

 1.    Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data.  Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).

 2.    Who are we?

The PCC of St Mary’s, Radcliffe on Trent, registered charity 1130928, is the data controller (contact details below).  This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes. 

The PCC works together with:

  • The incumbent (that is, the Vicar of Radcliffe and Shelford)
  • The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Peter & St Paul, Shelford 

As the church is made up of all of these persons and organisations working together, we may need to share personal data we hold with them so that they can carry out their responsibilities to the Church and our community.  The organisations referred to above are joint data controllers.  This means we are all responsible to you for how we process your data. 

Each of the data controllers have their own tasks within the Church and a description of what data is processed and for what purpose is set out in this Privacy Notice.  This Privacy Notice is sent to you by the PCC on our own behalf and on behalf of each of these data controllers.  In the rest of this Privacy Notice, we use the word “we” to refer to each data controller, as appropriate.

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