Heavenly Father we pray this week for all those who are involved with computer technology and for those who use such technology remembering especially the National Health Service and anyone else affected by last week’s hackers.  We pray that these people whether they are creating these corrupting viruses as a bit of misguided fun or whether they are doing it for criminal reasons that they reflect on what they are doing.  We pray for all the people who were anxiously waiting to be treated in hospital or waiting for an operation only to find the treatment or operation cancelled.  Lord we find it difficult to comprehend the thought patterns of these people who cause such angst. Finally with the systems up and running again we earnestly pray that this will not occur again.

 

 

Readings (or as shown in service sheet)

1st Reading    Psalm 23             

Gospel Reading    John Chapter 16 verses  8 – 13    

Readings for Tuesday and Thursday as announced

 

THY KINGDOM COME –Archbishop Justin Welby wants everyone this year again to join in a global wave of prayer. The campaign is supported by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, who are inviting every parish, school, chaplaincy, retreat house, and praying community to join in ten days of prayer for evangelism and witness in the run up to Pentecost. Prayers gatherings have already been planned in Southwell & Nottingham culminating in a celebration service at Southwell Minister on Saturday 3rd June with Bishop Paul. (see below regarding event at St. Mary’s)

 

THY KINGDOM COME – On Wednesday 31st May 2017 at 7.00pm for 7.30pm in the evening St. Mary’s has agreed to host this event, which will be attended by Bishop Paul and the Area Dean Rev. Canon Bronwen Gamble.  More details will follow but the format is likely to be a time of worship with hymns/songs, followed by a short talk by the bishop and a time of prayer, with Canon Bronwen closing the service.  All of East Bingham Deanery will be invited so it is hoped to have a full church.  Before the service starts there will be a time for refreshments.  A list has been put at the back of church for those who can make cake, savouries, etc. Let’s show our friends in the deanery what we are able to do!

 

THY KINGDOM COME - Ascension Day, Thursday 25th May at 7.00pm -Church of St. Mary and All Saints, Willoughby-on-the-Wolds. Archdeacon Sarah Clarke will join us for a Diocesan Ascension Day Service with Eucharist.

 

EAST BINGHAM (MUSTARD SEED) PRAYER GROUP –. The next meeting is 2pm Tuesday 20th June at St. Mary’s Church, Keyworth. Please come and join us to help pray for God’s blessing on our clergy, churches and the communities they serve. If you would like to pray at home for our Area Dean Rev’d Canon Bronwen Gamble and the Deanery, do speak to Stella Holbrook or Jude McLauchlan

 

FUNDRAISING – A fundraising committee has been set up and our first meeting is scheduled for Thursday 25th May.  If you would like to join our efforts or have any ideas please speak to our treasurer Roger Scothern or to Martin Skeffington. Also if any of you would like to help with fundraising for St. Mary’s without any cost to yourself please use the link below. There are lots of on line stores, hotel booking sites and travel firms which participate and by doing this you will be helping your church.  It’s so simple.

(https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/radcliffeontrentstmarys/)

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT TEACHING SERIES - Why not join with a Home Group in exploring how God works within us and His world through His Holy Spirit.  To inspire us, there will be six weeks of sermons which began on Sunday 30 April - listen again on the Regular Groups page of the church website if you miss any.  Study notes can also be found on the page. Speak to or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) Harry & Ruth Hughes for information on Home Groups.

 

MOTHERS’ UNION - Our next meeting is on Wednesday 31st May at 2.15 pm St. Mary's Church Hall. All welcome. Jane Fountain.

 

ASCENSION DAY – St. Mary's bells will be rung for the 10am service on Thursday 25th May to mark this important day. This is part of a national effort this year and is being supported by our Bishop. Brian Bull

 

ARCHBISHOPS’ PASTORAL LETTER ON GENERAL ELECTION - The Archbishops have issued a Pastoral Letter relating to the General Election that encourages Christians to pray for those standing for office, and to continue to pray for those who are elected. If you wish to read the letter visit

www.southwell.anglican.org  and click on the link.

ORGAN RECITAL SERIES 2017 - Martin Baker of Westminster Cathedral will be giving a 45 minute concert full of light-hearted and popular classics featuring the Minster’s Binns organ at 3.30pm at Southwell Minster on Saturday 29th May.

 

THRUMPTON FLOWER AND GARDEN FESTIVAL – Taking place on the weekend of 10th and 11th June from 11 am - 5pm on both days.  There are themed flower arrangements in All Saints Church and village gardens will be open. Tickets £3.50 (valid for both days) under 16’s free. There will be refreshments in the Village Hall, bar open, books, plants, children’s activities, cake stall (Saturday only). Songs of Praise (Sunday 6pm), free parking. All Proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the church. Thrumpton is just off the A453. Sat Nav: NG11 0AX

 

HELP NEEDED? - Are you struggling with housework, washing, ironing, cleaning windows, shopping etc.? Would you like a helping hand? Please call Margaret Scothern to find out where to get help.

 

OPEN GARDENS DAY - Bradmore Community Hall has organised an Open Gardens Day on Saturday 3rd June from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.  There are gardens in many styles, teas, and stalls including cakes, ice cream, and more.  Programme for entrance to all gardens is available at each garden or in advance from John Randall Tel: 0115 921 2647, £4 (£2 for under 15's) in aid of PINNT (Patients on Intravenous and Naso-gastric Nutrition Therapy).

 

ST. MARY’S COACH TRIP - Thank you to everyone who came on the outing to Bridgnorth, Bewdley and the Severn Valley Railway.  Thank you also for the positive feedback.  It does make it worthwhile.  A total of £454 has been raised for church funds net of all expenses.   We look forward to a trip to Shrewsbury in the autumn. Details of the date and the cost will follow as soon as available. Martin Skeffington

You are most welcome to stay for refreshments after each Sunday service, to enjoy each other’s company and to welcome both newcomers and

 

Thy Kingdom Come events in East Bingham Deanery

Ascension Day, Thursday 25th May at 7.00pm

Church of St. Mary and All Saints, Willoughby-on-the-Wolds.
Archdeacon Sarah Clark will join us for a Diocesan Ascension Day Service with Eucharist

Wednesday 31st May 
St. Mary's Church, Radcliffe-on-Trent

at 7.30pm with light refreshments available from 7.00pm.
Bishop Paul will guide our thoughts and lead us into an extended time of prayer for our Deanery, Diocese and Nation.

 

 

Heavenly Father we pray this week for the family of the 11 year old schoolgirl from Leicester who was tragically killed on a wild water ride at Drayton Manor Theme Park whilst on a school outing.  Give succour and support to her family and friends, to the staff at the school and to the staff and management of the Park who were so affected by the outcome.  We remember also the family and friends of the 2 ear old girl who was attacked and savaged by dogs in Liverpool whilst playing in the back garden of her home.  We pray that she will soon be better and that the incident will not have left her traumatised when out in the wider community where she will come across other dogs.  We also pray for her aunt who so bravely rescued her from the attack without considering her own safety.   We ask this all Lord in the name of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

 

 

Readings (or as shown in service sheet)

1st Reading    Galatians Chapter 6 verses  7 – 10       

Gospel Reading    Romans Chapter verses 1 – 9a    

Readings for Tuesday and Thursday as announced

 

FESTIVAL EVENSONGA Festival Evensong for Easter and Ascension will be held at Shelford Church tonight at 6.30 pm.  The service will include seasonal readings and music by the Festival Choir.  Everyone will be very welcome at this special service. David Hancock 

 

THY KINGDOM COME –Archbishop Justin Welby wants everyone this year again to join in a global wave of prayer. The campaign is supported by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, who are inviting every parish, school, chaplaincy, retreat house, and praying community to join in ten days of prayer for evangelism and witness in the run up to Pentecost. Prayers gatherings have already been planned in Southwell & Nottingham culminating in a celebration service at Southwell Minister on Saturday 3rd June with Bishop Paul. (see below regarding event at St. Mary’s)

 

EAST BINGHAM (MUSTARD SEED) PRAYER GROUP –. The next meeting is 2pm Tuesday 16th May at Aslockton, Cranmer Centre. Please come and join us to help pray for God’s blessing on our clergy, churches and the communities they serve. If you would like to pray at home for our Area Dean Rev’d Canon Bronwen Gamble and the Deanery, do speak to Stella Holbrook.

 

FUNDRAISING – At last Monday evening’s PCC it was decided that a Fundraising Committee should be established with the aim of raising funds for the general running of the church.  We have already lost the income we would have had from the Plant Fair and there is doubt as to whether the Art Exhibition will proceed.  If we are to ensure that St. Mary’s remains solvent it is important that we take every opportunity to mitigate such eventuality of being without sufficient money to pay our way from ever happening. We are looking for members of the church family to join this committee with ideas and suggestions for fundraising. Please refer to either the church treasuer Roger Scothern or Martin Skeffington.  Also if any of you would like to help with fundraising for St. Mary’s without any cost to yourself please use the link below. Do you buy your groceries on line? All the major supermarkets are part of the scheme and by doing this you will be helping your church.  It’s so simple.

(https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/radcliffeontrentstmarys/)

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT TEACHING SERIES - Why not join with a Home Group in exploring how God works within us and His world through His Holy Spirit.  To inspire us, there will be six weeks of sermons which began on Sunday 30 April - listen again on the Regular Groups page of the church website if you miss any.  Study notes can also be found on the page. Speak to or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) Harry & Ruth Hughes for information on Home Groups.

 

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 15TH – 21ST MAY 2017 - Christian Aid week 2016 is here! We have several events going onto help support the house to house collection. Please come along and show your support if you can. 

Plant sale and refreshment @ The Boys’ Brigade Hall.

Saturday 21st May 9:30am – 12 noon Any donations of plants or cake greatly appreciated. Contact Rachael Glover. 

To recognise Christian Aid week, a Christian Aid 'I Witness Exhibition' will be held in Langar Church between 8th and 21st May 2017. As part of this, a Community Event will take place in the Church on Saturday 13th May where Martin Gage from Christian Aid will be speaking about the work of the organisation. The Exhibition and Community Event are both free of charge. The Exhibition will be accessible during church opening times (all day) and the Community Event will run from 10.30am to 3.30pm with Martin Gage speaking at 12.15pm and again at 1.15pm. Light refreshments will be available throughout the event on 13th May. Please do come along.

 

IS GOD CALLING YOU TO BE A FOSTER CARER? - An event, which aims to encourage more Christians to become foster parents is being held at St Nic’s, Nottingham, on Tuesday 16th May at 7.30pm. The diocese is organising the event, in conjunction with Nottingham City Council, as part of the nationwide Foster Care Fortnight, which runs from 8 – 21 May. There is a growing need for foster carers - there are 626 children in the care of Nottingham City, many living in fostering placements.

 

OUTLAW TRIATHLON – For those of you that use a car to come to church do not forget that next Sunday is the annual Outlaw Triathlon which means there will be restrictions on Nottingham Road, Main Street and Shelford Road.  This only applies during the morning whilst the cycle event is on.

 

HELP NEEDED? - Are you struggling with housework, washing, ironing, cleaning windows, shopping etc.? Would you like a helping hand? Please call Margaret Scothern to find out where to get help.

 

THY KINGDOM COME – On Wednesday 31st May 2017 at 7.00pm for 7.30pm in the evening St. Mary’s has agreed to host this event, which will be attended by Bishop Paul and the Area Dean Rev. Canon Bronwen Gamble.  More details will follow but the format is likely to be a time of worship with hymns/songs, followed by a short talk by the bishop and a time of prayer, with Canon Bronwen closing the service.  All of East Bingham Deanery will be invited so it is hoped to have a full church.  Before the service starts there will be a time for refreshments.  A list will be put at the back of church for those who can make cake, savouries, etc.

 

AN EVENING WITH TROLLOPE – 20th May 2017 - A light-hearted reflection on the life and works of Anthony Trollope and his connections with Southwell’ with Michael G. Williamson, JP DL Chairman of the Trollope Society in the State Chamber of the Archbishop’s Palace. Refreshments served from 7pm and the talk to commence at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 each, (to include a glass of wine or a soft drink) available from the Minster Shop, no concessions. For more information please contact Kathryn Anderson Tel: 01636 817284 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

OPEN GARDENS  - Open Gardens in Valley Prospect area, All Saints, Hawton, near Newark on Trent. 1.30pm Saturday 20th May. Several open gardens, all within walking distance, with plant sales and afternoon tea/coffee options at each garden. £5 per ticket and map – includes refreshments.

 

 

 

 

 

Heavenly Father we pray for our new vicar the Rev. Canon Mark Tanner who will be joining us later in the year. Give him the wisdom to lead us forward in the faith of Christ, wider deeper younger.  We give thanks that our interregnum/vacancy has been relatively short.  We also give thanks to our representatives both here and at Shelford who helped to make the final decision.  We pray for the church families in those churches in the Diocese of Winchester who following the announcement on Sunday 30th April now find themselves with an approaching vacancy.  We pray that like us their interregnum/vacancy will be relatively short and that the Lord will send them the right choice to lead them forwards in their faith.  Finally we pray for our neighbouring parish of St. Mary and All Saints, Bingham  that their vacancy will soon be filled. Amen

 

 

Readings (or as shown in service sheet)

1st Reading         Ephesians  Chapter 3 verses 14 – 21        

Gospel Reading         John  Chapter 16 verses 5 - 16      

Readings for Tuesday and Thursday as announced

 

ANNOUNCEMENT – The following announcement from Archdeacon of Nottingham, the Venerable Sarah Clark was made to all those who attended church including Messy Church on Sunday 30th April :-

Subject to the usual legalities and the Licensing date to be announced the Reverend Canon Mark Stuart Tanner, at present vicar of St. John’s Hartley Wintney with Elvetham, Winchfield and Dogsmerfield in the Diocese of Winchester is to be the next vicar of St. Mary’s Radcliffe on Trent and St. Peter and St. Paul in Shelford with Newton in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham

 

COFFEE POT – Coffee Pot is looking for help on a Thursday morning due to one of the volunteers stepping down for the time being until she feels able to resume. I already have one volunteer to cover one Thursday a month and I am looking for at least 2 possibly 3 to cover the other Thursdays.  If anyone feels able to commit to one of these Thursdays please have a word with me about what is involved. Coffee Pot is such an important outreach of St. Mary’s, having been in existence for at least the last 30+ years.  Please HELP. Martin Skeffington

 

FESTIVAL EVENSONGA Festival Evensong for Easter and Ascension will be held at Shelford Church on Sunday May 14th  at 6.30 pm.  The service will include seasonal readings and music by the Festival Choir.  Everyone will be very welcome at this special service.

David Hancock 

 

ST. MARY’S COACH TRIP – Just a reminder that those of you who are coming on the trip to the Severn Valley Railway and Bewdley, the coach leaves from outside the Grange at 8.30am next Saturday 13th May.

 

THY KINGDOM COME –Archbishop Justin Welby wants everyone this year again to join in a global wave of prayer. The campaign is supported by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, who are inviting every parish, school, chaplaincy, retreat house, and praying community to join in ten days of prayer for evangelism and witness in the run up to Pentecost. Prayers gatherings have already been planned in Southwell & Nottingham culminating in a celebration service at Southwell Minister on Saturday 3rd June with Bishop Paul.

 

EAST BINGHAM (MUSTARD SEED) PRAYER GROUP –. The next meeting is 2pm Tuesday 16th May at Aslockton, Cranmer Centre. Please come and join us to help pray for God’s blessing on our clergy, churches and the communities they serve. If you would like to pray at home for our Area Dean Rev’d Canon Bronwen Gamble and the Deanery, do speak to Stella Holbrook.

 

FUNDRAISING – If any of you would like to help with fundraising for St. Mary’s without any cost to yourself please use the link below. Do you buy your groceries on line? All the major supermarkets are part of the scheme and by doing this you will be helping your church.  It’s so simple.

(https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/radcliffeontrentstmarys/)

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT TEACHING SERIES - Why not join with a Home Group in exploring how God works within us and His world through His Holy Spirit.  To inspire us, there will be six weeks of sermons which began on Sunday 30 April - listen again on the Regular Groups page of the church website if you miss any.  Study notes can also be found on the page. Speak to or email Harry & Ruth Hughes for information on Home Groups.  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) 

 

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 14TH – 20TH MAY 2017 - Call for helpers with House to House collections. Last year we raised £5000.00 This Christian Aid Week, 14th – 20th May, our village is continuing to walk with refugees by:-

  • House to House Collections
  • Community Café – Saturday 13th May
  • Plant Sale – Saturday 20th May (if you have any plants or seedlings spare please contact Christine Anderson tel: 845 0433)

We’re not going to turn our backs on refugees now. Speak to Rachael Glover

tel: 07817107787 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join us.

To recognise Christian Aid week, a Christian Aid 'I Witness Exhibition' will be held in Langar Church between 8th and 21st May 2017. As part of this, a Community Event will take place in the Church on Saturday 13th May where Martin Gage from Christian Aid will be speaking about the work of the organisation. The Exhibition and Community Event are both free of charge. The Exhibition will be accessible during church opening times (all day) and the Community Event will run from 10.30am to 3.30pm with Martin Gage speaking at 12.15pm and again at 1.15pm. Light refreshments will be available throughout the event on 13th May. Please do come along.

 

STRANGE WEAPONS - An evening with Garth Hewitt singing songs of struggle and hope, regrets and homecomings. Friday 12th May at 7.30pm in Sherwood Methodist Church in aid of Maggie’s Cancer Support Centre, City Hospital, Nottingham.

Tickets £10. Call 0115 953 1186 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

SIX TIMES OPEN CHARITY FOOTBALL MATCH  - This is in support of British Heart Foundation and will take place on the 13th May 2017 at the oldest football ground in the world, Meadow Lane. The event will feature Nottingham’s St Nic’s FC vs the mighty SIX TIMES OPEN ALLSTARS plus special guests. Post match analysis and reception for all attending.
Entrance from: 1.00pm, KO: 2.00pm Meadow Lane Stadium, Meadow Lane, Nottingham
TICKETShttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/six-times-open-charity-football-match-in-support-of-british-heart-foundation-tickets-33664183479
CAMPAIGN WEBSITEwww.sixtimesopen.com
DONATEhttps://celebration.bhf.org.uk/Celebration/SIX-TIMES-OPEN

 

THANK YOU - I would like to thank everyone in the church family for all their prayers and support during the last few weeks. Thank you for the beautiful flower arrangement, Get Well cards, phone calls and visits. I am touched by the care and thoughtfulness of so many people. With best wishes,

Val Murray

 

HELP NEEDED? - Are you struggling with housework, washing, ironing, cleaning windows, shopping etc.? Would you like a helping hand? Please call Margaret Scothern to find out where to get help.

 

BEREAVEMENT LISTENING & INFORMATION TIME – This will again be on Wednesday 10th May. A warm welcome  awaits  anyone between 11.00am  and 12 noon, at St. Anne's meeting room, New Road, for whom this may be helpful in any way.  Refreshments served. Further information from Iris McLean 

 

 

 

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