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Church Family & Community News from
St Mary's Church and St Peter and St Paul, Shelford


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Heavenly Father this week we pray for each other and that we respect one another’s points of view even when the situation is difficult.  We pray for the young members of our church family that they will grow up to accept Jesus as the centre of their lives.  We pray for the older members of our church family including those who are sick or disabled or now residing in a residential care home or nursing home.  We pray that the sick and disabled are healed and that those in care feel safe and secure.  And we pray for the rest of us that we continue to live our lives to the full remembering that Jesus is the centre whether we are still at work or whether we are now retired.  Finally we remember those members of our church family who have recently passed away and pray for their loved ones.  We pray this all in the name of Jesus our Lord and Saviour.

Amen

 

 

Readings (or as shown in service sheet)

1st Reading   Romans     Chapter 8 verses 12 - 25                 

Gospel Reading    Matthew     Chapter 13 verses 24 - 30, 36 - 43   

  

SAFEGUARDING TRAINING - A big Thank You to those who have completed the Basic Awareness in Safeguarding Training (“C0”) on line. We now have 24 people at St Mary's who have completed at least one of the safeguarding courses! There are others who still need to do the online course, so we urge you to make every effort to do so. The address is: https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/ Once completed, please email Di at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or add your name to the clipboard at the back of church. On the evening of Tuesday 14th November in St. Mary’s Hall there is the next step up, which leaders are asked to attend if not already completed level c1 above the Basic Awareness course.  Please see Sally if you are able to attend as there are limited places reserved for St. Mary’s.

 

FUNDRAISING –Please note the following dates in your diary:-

  • Saturday 7th October 2017 – Coach trip to Shrewsbury
  • Saturday 18th November 2017 – Christmas Fayre
  • Saturday 9th December 2017 – Breakfast with Santa
  • Saturday 13th January 2018 – Wedding Fayre

The aforesaid are all fundraising for St. Mary’s Church and we look forward to lots of support. Further details will follow as soon as possible. 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/) Please do support as the more you support the more we get for St. Mary’s. To date we’ve raised nearly £50.

 

RADCLIFFE MEN’S EVENTS -   Two more Radcliffe Men's Events for your diaries.

  • Breakfast - Saturday 22nd July, 8.00am - Tea At Maria's, Grantham Road
  • Skittles Evening - Wednesday 23rd August, 7.30pm - The Royal Oak, Main Street, East Bridgford

As usual, all blokes welcome - friends/family/work colleagues ........

Please let Paul Dean know if you intend to join us and if you have any special dietary requirements for the breakfast. Harry Hughes

 

MOTHERS’ UNION - Our next meeting will be Wednesday 26th July 2.15 pm in St. Mary's Hall. There will be a selection of readings and poetry chosen by our members followed by a cream tea. All welcome. Jane Fountain

 

CHORAL EVENSONG - We are holding a Choral Evensong at St Mary and All Saints, Bingham on Sunday 17th September 2017 at 6.30pm. We wish to invite church families in the deanery to join in this service. Seville Holt, Organist and Choirmaster tel: 0797 6420856

 

CHRISTIANS TOGETHER RADCLIFFE  -  Mad Hatter’s Tea party. Thanks to all those who made this celebration such a success and commiserations to those who missed the party. A member of St. Mary’s won the adult costume competition as the Duchess! - No names – guess who? The crews of St. Anne’s and The Methodists got shared 1st price for ‘creative input’.  We enjoyed working together enormously! A warm ‘thank you’ to Canon Alan Haydock, Father Anthony and our Curate Rachel Mitchell for sharing this ecumenical event.  A board with photos will be in church in a few weeks time. Ann Dean, Julia Hancock, Richard Walker.

 

CHARITY TEA PARTY -  Iris and Ron McLean will be holding the Charity Tea Party again this afternoon, in the garden at 137, Shelford Rd., in memory of their son, Ian. There will be drinks, cakes, a raffle, games for all ages and face painting. Please come between 3.00pm and 5.30 pm, enjoy chatting to others and support Cancer research. Donations and offers of help are very welcome. Iris McLean

 

TRIP TO NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY & WHITBY – The local Probus Group is organising a trip on Tuesday 5th September. The cost is £35 and this includes the trip on the railway from Pickering to Whitby. The coach departs Radcliffe at 8.30am from outside the Grange and returns from Whitby about 4.30pm to arrived Radcliffe early evening.  If you would like to come along please speak to Martin Skeffington.

 

ST. MARY’S COACH TRIP – A coach trip to Shrewsbury is being arranged for Saturday 7th October.  As usual it will leave from outside the Grange at 8.30am and leave Shrewsbury at about 4.00pm to arrive back in Radcliffe early evening.  The cost is £20 per adult and £15 per child.  To book a seat on the coach please contact Martin Skeffington.  This is non-refundable.

 

SPECIALIST PLANT FAIR - On Sunday 13th August 2017 between 11am and 4pm there will be a specialist plant fair held at the Archbishop’s Palace, Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell NG25 0HD in aid of the Minster’s project to conserve and better interpret the stone carvings of animals, plants and green men in the late thirteenth century Chapter House. Entry is by £1 donation.

 

MUSIC FOR MARKET - At Newark Parish Church - Ruth Gomme (voice) & Helen Vickery (piano) Works by Schubert, Berlioz and Walton. Saturday 5th August from 12.30pm to 1.15pm. Admission is free of charge (with a retiring collection to cover costs) and refreshments are available beforehand. For further information, contact Dr. Stephen Bullamore on 01636 678897 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This is one of a series taking place at the parish church Newark at the same time as above on 12th August, 19th August and 26th August. There will be various organists etc. and musical programmes.

 

BRICKMINSTER – 26th July – 23rd August Southwell Minster - Explore the fun trail of awesome mini-figures around the Minster, and discover the secrets of the Cathedral...Brick-tastic fun! Open all day

 

 

Heavenly Father we continue to remember this week the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire where at least eighty residents lost their lives.  We pray for those who survived and whose traumatic experiences need all the understanding that the experts can give.  We pray that those made homeless will soon be rehoused in suitable accommodation acceptable to them.  We also pray for all victims of fire and other disastrous events especially those whose livelihood has been taken away by the fire in Camden Market.  Every day we are reminded Lord by the media of events which in many instances are life changing for the victims.  We pray for these victims and the friends and relations of the victims such as the fourteen year old killed in and accident between the school minibus and a refuse lorry.  Give the family and the school as well as the local community the support needed, Lord, in such circumstances so that they can start to live their life again.  We ask this all in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ

Amen.

 

 

SAFEGUARDING TRAINING - A big Thank You to those who have completed the Basic Awareness in Safeguarding Training (“C0”) on line. We now have 22 people at St Mary's who have completed at least one of the safeguarding courses! There are others who still need to do the online course, so we urge you to make every effort to do so. The address is:

 https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/ Once completed, please email Di at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or add your name to the clipboard at the back of church. On the evening of Tuesday 14th November in St. Mary’s Hall there is the next step up, which leaders are asked to attend if not already completed level c1 above the Basic Awareness course.  Please see Sally if you are able to attend as there are limited places reserved for St. Mary’s.

 

FUNDRAISING –Please note the following dates in your diary:-

  • Saturday 7th October 2017 – Coach trip to Shrewsbury
  • Saturday 18th November 2017 – Christmas Fayre
  • Saturday 9th December 2017 – Breakfast with Santa
  • Saturday 13th January 2018 – Wedding Fayre

The aforesaid are all fundraising for St. Mary’s Church and we look forward to lots of support. Further details will follow as soon as possible.  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/) Please do support as the more you support the more we get for St. Mary’s.

 

MY 90th BIRTHDAY- I would like to thank all my friends in St. Mary’s for the wonderful flowers which I was given both at Messy Church and the Afternoon tea, together with all the cards and kind thoughts on the occasion of my 90th birthday. Love and God Bless. Eva Johnson

 

RADCLIFFE MEN’S EVENTS -   Two more Radcliffe Men's Events for your diaries.

  • Breakfast - Saturday 22nd July, 8.00am - Tea At Maria's, Grantham Road
  • Skittles Evening - Wednesday 23rd August, 7.30pm - The Royal Oak, Main Street, East Bridgford

As usual, all blokes welcome - friends/family/work colleagues ........

Please let Paul Dean know if you intend to join us and if you have any special dietary requirements for the breakfast. Harry Hughes

 

TRIP TO NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY & WHITBY – The local Probus Group is organising a trip on Tuesday 5th September. The cost is £35 and this includes the trip on the railway from Pickering to Whitby. The coach departs Radcliffe at 8.30am from outside the Grange and returns from Whitby about 4.30pm to arrived Radcliffe early evening.  If you would like to come along please speak to Martin Skeffington before 13 July.

 

ST. MARY’S COACH TRIP – A coach trip to Shrewsbury is being arranged for Saturday 7th October.  As usual it will leave from outside the Grange at 8.30am and leave Shrewsbury at about 4.00pm to arrive back in Radcliffe early evening.  The cost is £20 per adult and £15 per child.  To book a seat on the coach please contact Martin Skeffington. This is non-refundable.

 

AFTERNOON TEA – The fundraising committee would like to thank everyone who helped to make the afternoon such a success.  The total raised amounts to £569, which will go towards the running costs of St. Mary’s.  These fundraising events whilst being both fun and hard work take place because we have insufficient income over a twelve months’ period to meet our dues and demands.  If everyone in the church family could afford to give at least another £5 per month as part of their planned giving this would go a long way to solving the problem. Martin Skeffington

 

SPECIALIST PLANT FAIR - On Sunday 13th August 2017 between 11am and 4pm there will be a specialist plant fair held at the Archbishop’s Palace, Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell NG25 0HD in aid of the Minster’s project to conserve and better interpret the stone carvings of animals, plants and green men in the late thirteenth century Chapter House. Entry is by £1 donation.

 

MOTHERS’ UNION - Our next meeting will be Wednesday 26th July  2.15 pm in St. Mary's Hall. There will be a selection of readings and poetry chosen by our members followed by a cream tea. All welcome. Jane Fountain

 

CHORAL EVENSONG - We are holding a Choral Evensong at St Mary and All Saints, Bingham on Sunday 17th September 2017 at 6.30pm. We wish to invite church families in the deanery to join in this service. Seville Holt, Organist and Choirmaster tel: 0797 6420856

 

VACANCY FOR PCC TREASURER - ST. PETER’S TOLLERTON - St. Peter's is a rural church with a regular congregation of around 25 people. Due to retirement, we are seeking a new Treasurer to join our PCC. Our quarterly expenses are circa £8000 and we aim to pay our parish share via a mix of regular income and fundraising activities.  This is a voluntary role and training can be provided. If you would like to know more about this role, please could you contact Ruth Hartley, the PCC Secretary, on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ?

 

CHARITY TEA PARTY -  Iris and Ron McLean will be holding the Charity Tea Party again, in the garden at 137, Shelford Rd., in memory of their son, Ian. There will be drinks, cakes, a raffle, games for all ages and face painting. Please come between 3.00pm and 5.30 pm on Sunday 23rd July, enjoy chatting to others and support Cancer research. Donations and offers of help are very welcome. Iris McLean

 

MUSIC FOR MARKET - At Newark Parish Church - Harry Jacques (organ) Assistant Organist, Newark Parish Church will be playing works by Bach, Couperin, Durufl, and Parry on July 15th from 12.30pm to 1.15pm. Admission is free of charge (with a retiring collection to cover costs) and refreshments are available beforehand. For further information, contact Dr. Stephen Bullamore on 01636 678897 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

BRICKMINSTER – 26th July – 23rd August Southwell Minster - Explore the fun trail of awesome mini-figures around the Minster, and discover the secrets of the Cathedral...Brick-tastic fun! Open all day

 

 

 

Heavenly Father we pray this week for the homeless, for those who live in tents within cities because they have no permanent home to go to or those who sleep in shop doorways, on benches or under railway arches or anywhere.  We pray for all the various organisations, which work with the homeless whether to provide them with temporary accommodation or to provide them with a nourishing meal.  We pray for the Salvation Army, Shelter and all the various churches within urban areas, which volunteer to help.  We pray for the desperate, the downtrodden, those that have a drug addiction, those who have lost their jobs and see no hope for the future, those who have insufficient income to feed their families and in desperation turn to food banks.  We pray for those who are unable to keep up their rent and are rehoused in unsuitable hotels by Social Services.

Amen

 

 

Readings (or as shown in service sheet)

1st Reading         Romans  Chapter 7 verses 15 – 25a                 

Gospel Reading         Matthew  Chapter 11 verses 16 -19, 25 - 30    

 

Welcome to our new curate Rachel Mitchell - Following her Ordination on Sunday 2nd July, Rachel will be welcomed to St Mary's today. As we are in the unusual position of not having a vicar at the start of her curacy it is up to us to make her and her husband Sid feel at home among us. Please join as many as are available for a Bring and Share lunch at 12.30 pm in St. Mary’s HallSue Megahy

 

SAFEGUARDING TRAINING - A big Thank You to those who have completed the Basic Awareness in Safeguarding Training (“C0”) on line. There is a clipboard at the back of church with your names.  Please check that your name is on it. There are others who still need to do the course, so I urge you to make every effort to do so. The on-line address is: https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/

Di Matthews - Parish Safeguarding Coordinator.

 

FUNDRAISING –Please note the following dates in your diary:-

  • Saturday 7th October 2017 – Coach trip to Shrewsbury
  • Saturday 18th November 2017 – Christmas Fayre
  • Saturday 9th December 2017 – Breakfast with Santa
  • Saturday 13th January 2018 – Wedding Fayre

The aforesaid are all fundraising for St. Mary’s Church and we look forward to lots of support. Further details will follow as soon as possible.

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/)

 

AFTERNOON TEA – On Tuesday 11th July there will be a Tea in St. Mary’s Hall from 3.00pm – 5.00pm to raise funds for St. Mary’s.  Tickets cost £5 each and can be obtained from Coffee Pot or Martin & Christine Skeffington.  Your Fundraising Committee is looking for help to provide sandwiches, cakes scones or savouries.  A list has been placed at the back of church for contributions.  Any help will be greatly appreciated particularly from 11 o’clock on the Tuesday morning setting up tables and generally preparing for the tea.

 

BEREAVEMENT LISTENING AND INFORMATION TIME Bereavement Listening and Information Time will again take place on Wednesday 12th  July, 11am  to 12 noon in the Meeting Room at St. Anne's on New Rd. A warm welcome with a drink and biscuits is offered for everyone however recent or distant  a bereavement is, for listening or information. Iris McLean

 

COFFEE POT – Please note that Coffee Pot will finish at 11am on Tuesday 11th July so that we can prepare for the Afternoon Tea described above. Martin Skeffington

 

CHORAL EVENSONG - We are holding a Choral Evensong at St Mary and All Saints, Bingham on Sunday 17th September 2017 at 6.30pm. We wish to invite church families in the deanery to join in this service. Seville Holt, Organist and Choirmaster tel: 0797 6420856

 

ECUMENICAL TEA PARTY CELEBRATION A Mad Hatters’ Tea party will take place on Saturday afternoon in St. Mary’s Hall.  This is NOT a fundraiser. Make a hat or dress up and join the Alice Catwalk. Judging will be at 3.15pm with a quiz at 3.45pm. Tickets are required for the first hour, £2 adult, £1 for age children aged 6-12  to guarantee a seat for the competitions. Put your name on the list at the back of church if you plan to enter the competition. Fantastic prizes with Fair Ecumenical Judges. Ann Dean, Julia Hancock, Richard Walker.

 

DO WE HAVE A GOOD ECUMENICAL PRESENCE IN RADCLIFFE ON TRENT & IS THIS IMPORTANT?Christians Together Radcliffe invites you to share in our discussion on Tuesday 11th July starting 7.45pm until 8.30 pm. Afterwards there will be tea/cake/chat till 9.00 pm at Methodist Church. A

discussion will follow a short admin. meeting of CTR to elect its officers for 2017/18. Interested? Come and drop in. Julia Hancock CTR Vice chair

 

CHARITY TEA PARTY -  Iris and Ron McLean will be holding the Charity Tea Party again, in the garden at 137, Shelford Rd., in memory of their son, Ian. There will be drinks, cakes, a raffle, games for all ages and face painting. Please come between 3.00pm and 5.30 pm on Sunday 23rd July, enjoy chatting to others and support Cancer research. Donations and offers of help are very welcome. Iris McLean

 

TRIP TO NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY & WHITBY – The local Probus Group is organising a trip on Tuesday 5th September. The cost is £35 and this includes the trip on the railway from Pickering to Whitby. The coach departs Radcliffe at 8.30am from outside the Grange and returns from Whitby about 4.30pm to arrived Radcliffe early evening.  If you would like to come along please speak to Martin Skeffington before 13 July.

 

ST. MARY’S COACH TRIP – A coach trip to Shrewsbury is being arranged for Saturday 7th October.  As usual it will leave from outside the Grange at 8.30am and leave Shrewsbury at about 4.00pm to arrive back in Radcliffe early evening.  The cost is £20 per adult and £15 per child.  To book a seat on the coach please contact Martin Skeffington. This is non-refundable.

 

SPECIALIST PLANT FAIR - On Sunday 13th August 2017 between 11am and 4pm there will be a specialist plant fair held at the Archbishop’s Palace, Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell NG25 0HD in aid of the Minster’s project to conserve and better interpret the stone carvings of animals, plants and green men in the late thirteenth century Chapter House. Entry is by £1 donation.

 

WIND IN THE WILLOWS – There will be an Outdoor Theatre production by Chapter House Productions of Kenneth Graham’s Wind in the Willows on Tuesday 18th July in the Education Garden of the Archbishop’s Palace, Southwell. The Garden will open from 5pm for the production to start at 6.30pm. Tickets and information from Southwell Minster 01636 812933, or See Tickets 0871 0260 www.seetickets.com Adults £15, Children £10, Family (2 Adults and 2 Children) £44. 10% discount for parties of 10 or more. Bring your own rugs or low-backed seating.

 

MUSIC FOR MARKET - At Newark Parish Church - Harry Jacques (organ) Assistant Organist, Newark Parish Church will be playing works by Bach, Couperin, Durufl, and Parry on July 15th from 12.30pm to 1.15pm. Admission is free of charge (with a retiring collection to cover costs) and refreshments are available beforehand. For further information, contact Dr. Stephen Bullamore on 01636 678897 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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