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.



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