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


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Safeguarding Statement

The Vicar and Parochial Church Council recognise the importance of our work with children and young people and adults in need of protection, and our responsibility to protect everyone entrusted to our care.

St. Mary’s is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and ensuring their wellbeing.

If you have any concerns for a child or vulnerable adult then please contact St. Mary’s Safeguarding Officer, Lyn Sugden, whose contact details are at the back of church. 

A copy of our Safeguarding Policy and procedures can be found at the back of church.

Shelford will have its own Safeguarding Statement

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Readings (or as announced and/or as shown in service sheet.

1st Reading      1 Thessalonians  Chapter 5 verses 1 – 11        

Gospel Reading     Matthew  Chapter 25 verses  14 – 30      

 

PEWS NEWS – Many in St. Mary’s receive their Pews News electronically.  If you would like to join them please let me have your e-mail address and I will add you to my list.  Doing it this way saves paper, St. Mary’s money and ultimately the environment.  However as long as there are those without computers I shall continue to produce a paper copy. Martin Skeffington

 

CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH - Planning is underway for the Christmas Day Lunch in the Church Hall and separate flyers are available in Church for you to offer your help, a donation or catering supplies for the day. If you are new to St. Mary's and would like to know more about this occasion, please speak to Cori Cryer.

 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – Takes place in St. Mary’s Hall Saturday 9th December 2017 10am – 12 noon. Tickets cost £5.00 and can be obtained from Lesley Hutt. Includes hot breakfast and visit by Santa

 

EASY FUNDRAISING – Don’t forget that 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.  Since starting we have raised nearly £90. 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.

 

ST. MARY’S CHRISTMAS FAYRE – Thank you everyone who helped and took part in the Christmas Fayre, for all the cakes, produce and crafts produced. Thank you those who stood on the tombola, the raffle, and name the Teddy bear.  Thank also all the kids who helped on their stalls. If I have missed anyone out, apologies, but be assured your contribution however large or small is much appreciated. At the time of writing we have no idea how much we took but it may be announced at the Sunday services.  It will however be confirmed in Pews News Sunday 26th November.  Margaret Scothern & Martin Skeffington

 

BOYS’ BRIGADE 22nd NOTTINGHAM COMPANY  - The Boys’ Brigade will be having their Christmas Fair on the 2nd December from 10.00am to 12 noon in the BB Hut next to Tesco.  Your support will be appreciated.

 

FRUIT CAKES - Mary Fox is making 7 inch fruit cakes again.  They will still be £10 each. This year the money will go to Church Army funds. If you wish to secure one, please let Mary know by the end of November!

 

APPLES – I still have apples off the apple tree in the vicarage garden including fallens.  I intend to use them to make some items for the Christmas Fayre.   Currently they are at our home address and if anyone else would like any to do something similar or just to use for their own purposes please have a word with me and I’ll let you have some.  Martin Skeffington

 

SAMARITANS PURSE SHOEBOX APPEAL - If anyone hasn't done a shoebox and wants to do one for this charity, we have until Nov. 26th . Want to know what happened to some boxes? This year Abby Clark, our ex Youth worker, was on a mission in Kyrgyzstan. She happened to be there when the shoeboxes arrived just after Easter! She helped distribute them to Christians and non Christians, mainly Muslims. In addition they went into the hospital to give them to children who were receiving treatment for cancer. Jude McLauchlan.

 

ECCLESIASTICAL INSURANCEThis insurance company has for many years provided insurance cover for St Mary's and to celebrate their 130th anniversary are offering a £130 donation to St Mary's for every new home insurance policy taken out by a member of St Mary's. I must emphasis that we do not recommend Ecclesiastical Insurance, or any other insurance company, but suggest that if you are checking out what's available you include Ecclesiastical in your studies. But you must choose the policy that gives you the best value for money. Please have a word with me if you require any further information. Dave Townsend

 

COMMUNITY OPEN PROJECT  - We are looking for volunteers for the Community Open Project working with young people on Friday nights in the schoolroom.  This year we will be supported by Youth workers from the Trent Bridge Community Trust but need volunteers to work alongside them.  More details are on the poster in the hallway and flyers around church.  Please contact Rosie Luce or Mark Roberts (Methodist Church) if you, or someone you know, might be interested.

 

FRAMEWORK CAROL SERVICE – For those of you interested there will be a carol service in Southwell Minster on Friday 8th December 2017 beginning at 7.00pm. Music will include the Minster Choir performing a new song specially written to raise funds for Framework: Reach Out and Lend a Helping Hand was created by local musician Chris Lawry with inspiration from singer Andrew Randell and pupils at Kirkby Woodhouse Primary School. For information on the song, to purchase a CD or access materials to perform it please visit

www.helpframework.com.  A collection will be taken in aid of their work helping local people in need.

 

MOTHERS’ UNION - Our next meeting is on Wednesday 29th November at 2.15 pm in St. Mary's Church Hall. Our speaker will be Brian Kent. All welcome. Jane Fountain

 

QUIZ -The 2017/8 quiz, in aid of St Mary’s roof fund, will be available from Mary Dawdry at the Christmas Fair on Saturday, 18th November, or in church on Sunday mornings. Price £1.00 per copy. This year the topic is Food and Drink, something you all know about!  Mary Dawdry.

 

 

 

 

 

The Vicar and Parochial Church Council recognise the importance of our work with children and young people and adults in need of protection, and our responsibility to protect everyone entrusted to our care.

 

St. Mary’s is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and ensuring their wellbeing.

 

If you have any concerns for a child or vulnerable adult then please contact St. Mary’s Safeguarding Officer, Lyn Sugden, whose contact details are at the back of church.

 

A copy of our Safeguarding Policy and procedures can be found at the back of church.

 

Shelford will have its own Safeguarding Statement.

 

 

What’s on this week –

ST. MARY’S

Sunday 12th                         9.00am Holy Communion

11.00am Remembrance Day Service

Tuesday 14th                      10.00am Traditional Holy Communion

Thursday 16th           10.00am Holy Communion

 

ST. PETER & ST. PAUL’S          

Sunday 12th                         10.30am Remembrance Day Service

Readings (or as announced and/or as shown in service sheet) 

Remembrance Service Reading  Matthew Chapter  5 verses 1 -12        

1st Reading         1 Thessalonians  Chapter 4 verses 13 – 18            

Gospel Reading        Matthew    Chapter 25 verses 1 - 13    

 

ESME’S THANKSGIVING AND CELEBRATION - There will be a service of Thanksgiving and Celebration for the life of Esme Calladine on Friday 17th  November at 1.00pm. in St Mary's Church. Esme was a faithful member of this Church for many years and her family extend a warm invitation to everyone who is able to attend. Refreshments will be served after this service and all are welcome. There will be a Cremation Service at Wilford Hill prior to the church service at 11.40 am. There is limited room in the West Chapel but those who wish are invited to come to both services. Thank you. Julie Pearce

 

THANK YOU - Our grateful thanks to the church family for all their kindness, love and prayers, at this sad time following the unexpected passing of Ann's brother. Please pray for his widow and two stepdaughters. The flowers are just beautiful and very much appreciated. Once again thank you so, so much.
Ann, Bill, Julian, Jonathan & Jeremy Tyreman

 

CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH - Planning is underway for the Christmas Day Lunch in the Church Hall and separate flyers are available in Church for you to offer your help, a donation or catering supplies for the day. If you are new to St. Mary's and would like to know more about this occasion, please speak to Cori Cryer in Church.

 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – Takes place in St. Mary’s Hall Saturday 9th December 2017 10am – 12 noon. Tickets cost £5.00 and can be obtained from Lesley Hutt.  Includes hot breakfast and visit by Santa

 

EASY FUNDRAISING – Don’t forget that 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.

 

NOTTINGHAM REFUGEE FORUM – Nottingham Refugee Forum proudly presents on Friday 17th November at the Royal British Legion, Radcliffe on Trent “The Electric Bears” 7.30pm – 11.00pm. Come down for an evening of live dancing to pop, funk and soul.  Tickets cost £5 and can be obtained from Pen to Paper or Cathy tel: 07811 380 317 

 

BOYS’ BRIGADE 22nd NOTTINGHAM COMPANY  - The Boys’ Brigade will be having their Christmas Fair on the 2nd December from 10.00am to 12 noon in the BB Hut next to Tesco.  Your support will be appreciated.

 

CHRISTMAS FAYRE 2017  - The day of the Fayre is approaching very quickly, and Margaret would like to thank all the people who have given her some really lovely items for selling this year! It is always an exciting and happy occasion, so bring along your family and friends, do your Christmas shopping early then sit down, relax, and be tempted by the " goodies " we have on offer!!  Martin and myself will be delighted to warmly welcome you! Please do bring your children - we have games for them too!!    We look forward to your support to make this all worthwhile.  Thank you. Margaret Scothern & Martin Skeffington

 

FRUIT CAKES - Mary Fox is making 7 inch fruit cakes again.  They will still be £10 each. This year the money will go to Church Army funds. If you wish to secure one, please let Mary know by the end of November!

 

APPLES – I still have apples off the apple tree in the vicarage garden including fallens.  I intend to use them to make some items for the Christmas Fayre.   Currently they are at our home address and if anyone else would like any to do something similar or just to use for their own purposes please have a word with me and I’ll let you have some.  Martin Skeffington

 

EMMANUEL HOUSE – The Board of Trustees invites you to an inter-faith service at St. Barnabas cathedral to commemorate 40 years of Emmanuel House.  The service starts at 7.00pm Thursday 16th November and light refreshments will be served afterwards. RSVP Denis Tully, Chief Executive Officer, Emmanuel House,

53 – 61, Goose Gate, Nottingham NG1 1FE email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. tel: 950 7140

 

SAMARITANS PURSE SHOEBOX APPEAL - If anyone hasn't done a shoebox and wants to do one for this charity, we have until Nov. 26th . Want to know what happened to some boxes? This year Abby Clark, our ex Youth worker, was on a mission in Kyrgyzstan. She happened to be there when the shoeboxes arrived just after Easter! She helped distribute them to Christians and non Christians, mainly Muslims. In addition they went into the hospital to give them to children who were receiving treatment for cancer. Jude McLauchlan.

 

GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND – Thank you everyone who support our efforts to raise some money for this worthwhile charity. In total we raised £187.85 from bothy the quiz and the tombola.  Our congratulations to the winner of the quiz with all questions answered correctly, Mary Dawdry.  Correct answers are on notice board in St. Mary’s Hall. Martin & Christine Skeffington

 

ST. MARY’S HALL DISHWASHER – The Hall Committee would like to remind everyone who uses the dishwasher (whether as part of a St. Mary’s event or privately) that they must clean it out at the end and leave it in the state that they found it.  The instructions for use etc. are clearly shown on a notice attached to the cupboard door immediately above the dishwasher.  Food hygiene in the kitchen is very important. If there is any problem please mention it to the churchwardens Dave or Sue, Sally Williams, Roger Scothern, or Martin Skeffington as members of the Hall Committee so that the problem may be resolved. Many thanks St. Mary’s Hall Committee

 

 

 

 

 

The Vicar and Parochial Church Council recognise the importance of our work with children and young people and adults in need of protection, and our responsibility to protect everyone entrusted to our care.

 

St. Mary’s is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and ensuring their wellbeing.

 

If you have any concerns for a child or vulnerable adult then please contact St. Mary’s Safeguarding Officer, Lyn Sugden, whose contact details are at the back of church.

 

A copy of our Safeguarding Policy and procedures can be found at the back of church.

 

Shelford will have its own Safeguarding Statement.

 

 

What’s on this week –

ST. MARY’S

Sunday 12th                         9.00am Holy Communion

11.00am Remembrance Day Service

Tuesday 14th                      10.00am Traditional Holy Communion

Thursday 16th           10.00am Holy Communion

 

ST. PETER & ST. PAUL’S          

Sunday 12th                         10.30am Remembrance Day Service

Readings (or as announced and/or as shown in service sheet) 

Remembrance Service Reading  Matthew Chapter  5 verses 1 -12        

1st Reading         1 Thessalonians  Chapter 4 verses 13 – 18            

Gospel Reading        Matthew    Chapter 25 verses 1 - 13    

 

ESME’S THANKSGIVING AND CELEBRATION - There will be a service of Thanksgiving and Celebration for the life of Esme Calladine on Friday 17th  November at 1.00pm. in St Mary's Church. Esme was a faithful member of this Church for many years and her family extend a warm invitation to everyone who is able to attend. Refreshments will be served after this service and all are welcome. There will be a Cremation Service at Wilford Hill prior to the church service at 11.40 am. There is limited room in the West Chapel but those who wish are invited to come to both services. Thank you. Julie Pearce

 

THANK YOU - Our grateful thanks to the church family for all their kindness, love and prayers, at this sad time following the unexpected passing of Ann's brother. Please pray for his widow and two stepdaughters. The flowers are just beautiful and very much appreciated. Once again thank you so, so much.
Ann, Bill, Julian, Jonathan & Jeremy Tyreman

 

CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH - Planning is underway for the Christmas Day Lunch in the Church Hall and separate flyers are available in Church for you to offer your help, a donation or catering supplies for the day. If you are new to St. Mary's and would like to know more about this occasion, please speak to Cori Cryer in Church.

 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – Takes place in St. Mary’s Hall Saturday 9th December 2017 10am – 12 noon. Tickets cost £5.00 and can be obtained from Lesley Hutt.  Includes hot breakfast and visit by Santa

 

EASY FUNDRAISING – Don’t forget that 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.

 

NOTTINGHAM REFUGEE FORUM – Nottingham Refugee Forum proudly presents on Friday 17th November at the Royal British Legion, Radcliffe on Trent “The Electric Bears” 7.30pm – 11.00pm. Come down for an evening of live dancing to pop, funk and soul.  Tickets cost £5 and can be obtained from Pen to Paper or Cathy tel: 07811 380 317 

 

BOYS’ BRIGADE 22nd NOTTINGHAM COMPANY  - The Boys’ Brigade will be having their Christmas Fair on the 2nd December from 10.00am to 12 noon in the BB Hut next to Tesco.  Your support will be appreciated.

 

CHRISTMAS FAYRE 2017  - The day of the Fayre is approaching very quickly, and Margaret would like to thank all the people who have given her some really lovely items for selling this year! It is always an exciting and happy occasion, so bring along your family and friends, do your Christmas shopping early then sit down, relax, and be tempted by the " goodies " we have on offer!!  Martin and myself will be delighted to warmly welcome you! Please do bring your children - we have games for them too!!    We look forward to your support to make this all worthwhile.  Thank you. Margaret Scothern & Martin Skeffington

 

FRUIT CAKES - Mary Fox is making 7 inch fruit cakes again.  They will still be £10 each. This year the money will go to Church Army funds. If you wish to secure one, please let Mary know by the end of November!

 

APPLES – I still have apples off the apple tree in the vicarage garden including fallens.  I intend to use them to make some items for the Christmas Fayre.   Currently they are at our home address and if anyone else would like any to do something similar or just to use for their own purposes please have a word with me and I’ll let you have some.  Martin Skeffington

 

EMMANUEL HOUSE – The Board of Trustees invites you to an inter-faith service at St. Barnabas cathedral to commemorate 40 years of Emmanuel House.  The service starts at 7.00pm Thursday 16th November and light refreshments will be served afterwards. RSVP Denis Tully, Chief Executive Officer, Emmanuel House,

53 – 61, Goose Gate, Nottingham NG1 1FE email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. tel: 950 7140

 

SAMARITANS PURSE SHOEBOX APPEAL - If anyone hasn't done a shoebox and wants to do one for this charity, we have until Nov. 26th . Want to know what happened to some boxes? This year Abby Clark, our ex Youth worker, was on a mission in Kyrgyzstan. She happened to be there when the shoeboxes arrived just after Easter! She helped distribute them to Christians and non Christians, mainly Muslims. In addition they went into the hospital to give them to children who were receiving treatment for cancer. Jude McLauchlan.

 

GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND – Thank you everyone who support our efforts to raise some money for this worthwhile charity. In total we raised £187.85 from bothy the quiz and the tombola.  Our congratulations to the winner of the quiz with all questions answered correctly, Mary Dawdry.  Correct answers are on notice board in St. Mary’s Hall. Martin & Christine Skeffington

 

ST. MARY’S HALL DISHWASHER – The Hall Committee would like to remind everyone who uses the dishwasher (whether as part of a St. Mary’s event or privately) that they must clean it out at the end and leave it in the state that they found it.  The instructions for use etc. are clearly shown on a notice attached to the cupboard door immediately above the dishwasher.  Food hygiene in the kitchen is very important. If there is any problem please mention it to the churchwardens Dave or Sue, Sally Williams, Roger Scothern, or Martin Skeffington as members of the Hall Committee so that the problem may be resolved. Many thanks St. Mary’s Hall Committee

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