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


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Heavenly Father we pray this week for the people caught up in the atrocity which took place in the London Bridge and Borough Market areas of London on Saturday evening 3rd June.  Lord you are a loving God and not a vengeful God.  We pray for the injured and the families of those who were tragically killed in the attack.  We pray for the police and the security services whose ever-increasing vigilance we rely on.  We pray for those who are fearful of visiting our capital city and other large cities within our kingdom that they have the strength to about their daily lives in the knowledge that whatever happens You are there to give them the peace and help required to deal with these awful incidents.  We remember also Lord the people of Manchester where a fortnight before another atrocity took place and the realisation that this could happen again.  We pray therefore for our country and our way of life.  We ask this in the name of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

 

 

Readings (or as shown in service sheet)

1st Reading         Romans  Chapter 6 verses 1b – 11     

Gospel Reading         Matthew Chapter 10 verses 24 -39  

 

PEWS NEWSPlease note that due to holidays the next two Pews News will be paper copies and an adequate supply should be available at the back of church and/or handed out with the hymn books and service sheets at our main services.

 

OUR NEW CURATE – The ordination of our new curate Rachel Mitchell will take place at Southwell Minster on Sunday 2nd July from 10.30am onwards.  It would be good if we had some representation from St. Mary’s attending the event.  After ordination Rachel will be seen at St. Mary’s as part of our church family.

 

GEORGE AND JANET HILTON – George and Janet would like to thank everyone at St. Mary’s for the beautiful bouquet of flowers, which Val Murray recently delivered.  Please continue to remember Janet in your prayers.

 

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

 

SAFEGUARDING – Details of how to go about complying with the safeguarding requirements have been given in previous Pews News.  It cannot be stressed more how IMPORTANT it is for those of the Church Family who need to comply, even the basic course.  Complying will give peace of mind for those of us who have to deal with either children or vulnerable young adults and any other vulnerable adult. If you wish to discuss further please speak in confidence to either of our Safeguarding Officers, Di Matthews or Lynn Sugden

 

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/)

 

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 HIGH TEA – On Tuesday 11th July there will be an Afternoon Tea in St. Mary’s Hall from 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm 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.

 

STRAWBERRY TEA - A Strawberry Cream Tea, with a cake stall and raffle, will be held in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association on Wednesday, 5th July, from 3pm to 5 pm at 20 Hamilton Drive, Radcliffe-on- Trent. Tickets, price £4.00, are now available from Mary Dawdry.

 

THE NORTHERN SOCIETY FOR BOTANICAL ART FOLIAGEInspired by stone carvings of creatures and plants in the unique Chapter House of the cathedral, The Northern Society for Botanical Art is staging an exhibition entitled, ‘Foliage, Flowers and Fantasy,’ which will be on display at the Minster from Saturday 17th June until Friday 14th July 2017. Chapter Clerk Caroline Jarvis says: “The wonder of the natural world inspires this group of artists as it did the medieval masons who carved the leaves of Southwell.  Come and enjoy them both in the Chapter House at Southwell Minster.”For further information please contact:

Caroline Jarvis tel: 01636 817285 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ECUMENICAL TEA PARTY - On Saturday 15th July there will be an ecumenical tea party in St. Mary’s Hall from 3pm – 5pm with a Mad Hatter’s Hat and Costume competition plus an “Alice in Wonderland” Quiz. This is for all family members, young and old with an aim to grow the ecumenical church family in Radcliffe.  See leaflet in Coffee Pot for details.  Julia Hancock

 

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

 

MIDSUMMER WALK - It's been far too long since we had a men's event! Our previous walks from Radcliffe to Shelford have been very enjoyable, so .........

Wednesday 21st June meet at 7.00pm at Wharf Lane Park. All very welcome - or just meet at the Earl of Chesterfield at around 8.00pm if you're not able to do the walk. Back in Radcliffe around 9.45pm. Look forward to seeing you there.

 

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

 

Readings (or as shown in service sheet)

 

 

 

Heavenly Father we pray this week we pray this week for the victims of the horrendous fire which took place last Tuesday in a tower block in North Kensington.  We pray for those in intensive care suffering from smoke inhalation and all the other injured.  We pray for the relatives and friends of those who are known to have died and those who are missing or unaccounted for.  We pray for the emergency services, the fire brigade, the ambulance service and the police who all did such sterling work trying to save, help or comfort all those people who were affected by this terrible tragedy.  We pray for the local community who witnessed the events and were unable to help as the fire took hold so rapidly spreading within 30 minutes to all the upper stories.  We pray for other people who live in neighbouring tower blocks or tower blocks generally who will now be fearful that this could happen to where they live.  We finally pray that following this tragedy lessons will be learned and that all tower blocks will be designed so that should there be a fire it will be contained in a small area rather than be allowed to spread.

 

 

1st Reading         Romans  Chapter 5 verses 1 - 8  

Gospel Reading   Matthew Chajpter 9 v. 35 – Chapter 10 v. 8 [9 – 23]   

 

PEWS NEWSPlease note that due to holidays the next two Pews News Carol Payne will be in charge and there will be paper copies, an adequate supply being available at the back of church and/or handed out with the hymn books and service sheets at our main services.

 

OUR NEW CURATE – The ordination of our new curate Rachel Mitchell will take place at Southwell Minster on Sunday 2nd July from 10.30am onwards.  It would be good if we had some representation from St. Mary’s attending the event.  After ordination Rachel will be seen at St. Mary’s as part of our church family.

 

GEORGE AND JANET HILTON – George and Janet, would like to thank everyone for the beautiful bouquet of flowers from St. Mary’s.  Please continue to remember Janet in your prayers.

 

MARGARET COLALUCA – Margaret also wishes to thank everyone for the bouquet of flowers (her favourite colours) from St. Mary’s. Please also remember Margaret in your prayers.

 

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

 

SAFEGUARDING – Details of how to go about complying with the safeguarding requirements have been given in previous Pews News.  It cannot be stressed more how IMPORTANT it is for those of the Church Family who need to comply, even the basic course.  Complying will give peace of mind for those of us who have to deal with either children or vulnerable young adults and any other vulnerable adult. If you wish to discuss further please speak in confidence to either of our Safeguarding Officers, Di Matthews or Lynn Sugden.

 

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

  • 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/)

 

MOTHERS’ UNION – The next meeting will be Wednesday 28th June at 2.15 p.m. St. Mary's Church Hall. Speaker Jude McLauchlan. All welcome.  Jane Fountain

 

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 HIGH TEA – On Tuesday 11th July there will be a High 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. Martin & Christine Skeffington

 

STRAWBERRY TEA - A Strawberry Cream Tea, with a cake stall and raffle, will be held in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association on Wednesday, 5th July, from 3pm to 5 pm at 20 Hamilton Drive, Radcliffe-on- Trent. Tickets, price £4.00, are now available from Mary Dawdry.

 

THE NORTHERN SOCIETY FOR BOTANICAL ART FOLIAGEInspired by stone carvings of creatures and plants in the unique Chapter House of the cathedral, The Northern Society for Botanical Art is staging an exhibition entitled, ‘Foliage, Flowers and Fantasy,’ which will be on display at the Minster from Saturday 17th June until Friday 14th July 2017. Chapter Clerk Caroline Jarvis says: “The wonder of the natural world inspires this group of artists as it did the medieval masons who carved the leaves of Southwell”.  For further information please contact: Caroline Jarvis tel: 01636 817285 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ECUMENICAL TEA PARTY - On Saturday 15th July there will be an ecumenical tea party in St. Mary’s Hall from 3pm – 5pm with a Mad Hatter’s Hat and Costume competition plus an “Alice in Wonderland” Quiz. This is for all family members, young and old with an aim to grow the ecumenical church family in Radcliffe.  See leaflet in Coffee Pot for details.  Julia Hancock

 

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

 

MIDSUMMER WALK - It's been far too long since we had a men's event! Our previous walks from Radcliffe to Shelford have been very enjoyable, so .........

Wednesday 21st June meet at 7.00pm at Wharf Lane Park. All very welcome - or just meet at the Earl of Chesterfield at around 8.00pm if you're not able to do the walk. Back in Radcliffe around 9.45pm. Look forward to seeing you there.

 

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

 

 

Heavenly Father we pray this week for all people with mental illness.  We pray for those with depression that they will see a way to recover a joy for life. We pray for the manic depressive who find life such a burden that they often take their own life. We pray for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease that they are suitably looked after and nursed, remembering fondly John Noakes who died recently with Alzheimers and the pleasure he gave to many many children on Blue Peter.  We remember also and pray for those people who are schizophrenic, those children with Down’s syndrome that they receive love and care.  We pray for the staff and carers who look after these people whether at home in a family or in a nursing home.  Give each one the strength and fortitude to give the love to each one in their charge.  We ask this in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

Readings (or as shown in service sheet)

1st Reading    Acts Chapter  2 verses 1 – 21    

Gospel Reading   Galatians Chapter 5 verses 16 – 26    

Readings for Tuesday and Thursday as announced

 

THIS IS IMPORTANT! - It is very important that we, as a church family, do all that we can to keep safe our children, young people and adults who for whatever reason may be temporarily or generally vulnerable. The Church of England have developed a range of modules to help us do this, and they expect everyone in any role at Parish level to take the module(s) appropriate to their role. We all need at the very least a basic awareness of safeguarding, and this is the level provided in the “C0 Module”, which can be done on-line and takes about an hour to complete. It can be found at https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/

If you volunteer in any role whatsoever (for example, The Church of England specifically mentions “vergers, servers, welcomers, caretakers, refreshment helpers, shop staff, sidespersons, PCC members, church wardens, bell ringers, choir members and music group members”, have access to a computer and the skills to use it, please complete this training as soon as possible. Some people, depending on their roles, will need to go on to more in depth modules, but the C0 module is a pre-requisite for these. Even if you have no designated role, as part of the church family you need a basic awareness of safeguarding, so please do complete the training. The more of us who are trained and aware, the safer St Mary’s will be. In order for the Diocese to check our compliance, please be sure to give Southwell & Nottingham as your Diocese when you register on line. Please also let me know that you have completed the module. If you have any queries please feel free to see or call me. Di Matthews (Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator) 

 

THY KINGDOM COME - As part of the Thy Kingdom Come global prayer movement from 25th May – 4th June, around 800 Christians across Nottingham will be gathering on Friday 2nd June at 7pm for united prayer in Trent Vineyard Church.  Our purpose is to come as one Church before our Father, to pray for our witness as followers of Jesus and for the city we love, and to seek the empowering of the Holy Spirit. Christians across all denominations will be present and will be led in prayer and worship by various church leaders, including Bishop Thipa (Calvary Family Church), Bishop Patrick McKinney (Roman Catholic) and Bishop Paul Williams (Church of England).  Various prayer and worship styles will be used to ensure that this prayer event is accessible to all denominations and reflective of the diversity of our united church in Nottingham.  Church leaders will also be asked to get involved on the night by anointing people with oil, and praying with them along with one other church leader, as we commission all believers to be Christ’s witnesses in the city. There is no need to book a place at this event, simply turn up at the venue on the night." For further information there is a facebook page or contact the Vineyard for info about access / logistics of building etc.

 

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

 

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.35253

 

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

  • Tuesday 11th July 2017 – Afternoon Tea
  • 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

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/)

 

CALL FOR HELP - The 22nd Company of The Boys' Brigade at St. Mary's Church in Radcliffe-on-Trent is anxious to find additional help with their Junior Section (8 – 11 year olds) either by volunteer adults or D. of E. participants seeking to complete the Volunteering Section.    The usual checks would need to be carried out but please contact Keith Vinerd or Caroline Dickens if you know of anyone who might like to work with boys and girls of this age group.

 

LINK DISTRIBUTOR HELP REQUIRED - We are in need of a volunteer to take over a regular round on Yew Tree Close, off Nottingham Road. There are just 10 magazines to deliver each month and help is always available to cover holidays and sickness. If you live on or near Yew Tree Close and think you could help please contact Jenny Hudson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank You.

 

WHAT DID THE SWEDES LEARN FROM US?  -  Senior members of the Lutheran Church in Stockholm recently visited a number of Church of England Parishes and schools in Manchester and Liverpool.  They were the guests of the Inclusive Church Network, and they wanted to learn more about inclusion.    David Hancock was one of their hosts, showing them some excellent practice. David will give an informal talk about his experience on Sunday 11th June at 6.30 p.m. in St Mary’s Hall.  Everyone will be welcome and there will be some refreshment!

 

NEW COURSE! IN CHURCHES TOO – RAISING AWARENESS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE (S3) - Course Aim: To enable participants to gain insight into the nature of domestic abuse, the churches response, how it impacts on children and what we can do about it. Thursday 8th June - St Leonards Community Centre. Bramcote Lane, Wollaton, NG8 2ND 1pm - 4pm. This is not a mandatory course, but you are encouraged to attend if it is relevant to your role. You should have completed the CO on line module first. For all Bookings please contact: The Support Services Team at Family Care 0115 960 3010; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -  Di Matthews, Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator

 

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.

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