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.



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.