Heavenly Father we pray for our new curate, Rachel Mitchell as she is ordained this Sunday. May your Holy Spirit be with her as she takes this tremendous step in her walk with you. We thank you Lord that she will be starting her ministry here with us next week and we pray that you will help us to be an encouragement to her. Help us Lord to assist her in all that she does in your name here in Radcliffe and Shelford as we continue our journey of faith together. We also thank you Lord for Mark and Sue Tanner as they prepare for ministry here and pray that you will be with them in all their preparation.  We also pray Lord for all those known to us who are sick at this time. Grant them peace, comfort and healing and help us to be sensitive to their needs. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.



Readings (or as shown in service sheet)

1st Reading         Romans  Chapter 6 verses 12 – 23       

Gospel Reading         Matthew  Chapter 10 verses 40 -42     


PEWS NEWSPlease note that due to holidays this week’s Pews News will be paper copies only 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.


THANKSGIVING SERVICE – There will be a Service of Thanksgiving on Tuesday 4th July at 1:30 pm at St Mary’s for Margaret Colaluca who sadly passed away last week.


STAN AND JEAN GREGORY have moved to 32, Brielen Court, Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent NG12 2GE. Their phone number remains the same - 933 3415. We wish them well with their move and many blessings in their new home.


Welcome to our new curate Rachel Mitchell - Following her Ordination on Sunday 2nd July, Rachel will be welcomed to St Mary's on Sunday 9th July. 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. So we have a good variety of food please sign up on the sheets at the back church. Help appreciated on Sat 8th July at 5.30 pm to set up tables etc in the church hall. Sue 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.



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.


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.



MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY: Tickets in church!

This is NOT a fundraiser. Make a hat or dress up and join the Alice Catwalk. Judging at 3.15. Quiz at 3.45. Tickets needed for the 1st hour. £2 adult + £ 1 for age 6-12 guarantees 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 - 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


Shelford Patronal Service – All members of St Mary’s are warmly invited to this special service in Shelford at 6.30pm this evening. Rev Canon Alan Haydock will be preaching.


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


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.