Heavenly Father we pray this week for the homeless, for those who live in tents within cities because they have no permanent home to go to or those who sleep in shop doorways, on benches or under railway arches or anywhere.  We pray for all the various organisations, which work with the homeless whether to provide them with temporary accommodation or to provide them with a nourishing meal.  We pray for the Salvation Army, Shelter and all the various churches within urban areas, which volunteer to help.  We pray for the desperate, the downtrodden, those that have a drug addiction, those who have lost their jobs and see no hope for the future, those who have insufficient income to feed their families and in desperation turn to food banks.  We pray for those who are unable to keep up their rent and are rehoused in unsuitable hotels by Social Services.




Readings (or as shown in service sheet)

1st Reading         Romans  Chapter 7 verses 15 – 25a                 

Gospel Reading         Matthew  Chapter 11 verses 16 -19, 25 - 30    


Welcome to our new curate Rachel Mitchell - Following her Ordination on Sunday 2nd July, Rachel will be welcomed to St Mary's today. 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 pm in St. Mary’s HallSue 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 particularly from 11 o’clock on the Tuesday morning setting up tables and generally preparing for the tea.


BEREAVEMENT LISTENING AND INFORMATION TIME Bereavement Listening and Information Time will again take place on Wednesday 12th  July, 11am  to 12 noon in the Meeting Room at St. Anne's on New Rd. A warm welcome with a drink and biscuits is offered for everyone however recent or distant  a bereavement is, for listening or information. Iris McLean


COFFEE POT – Please note that Coffee Pot will finish at 11am on Tuesday 11th July so that we can prepare for the Afternoon Tea described above. Martin Skeffington


CHORAL EVENSONG - We are holding a Choral Evensong at St Mary and All Saints, Bingham on Sunday 17th September 2017 at 6.30pm. We wish to invite church families in the deanery to join in this service. Seville Holt, Organist and Choirmaster tel: 0797 6420856


ECUMENICAL TEA PARTY CELEBRATION A Mad Hatters’ Tea party will take place on Saturday afternoon in St. Mary’s Hall.  This is NOT a fundraiser. Make a hat or dress up and join the Alice Catwalk. Judging will be at 3.15pm with a quiz at 3.45pm. Tickets are required for the first hour, £2 adult, £1 for age children aged 6-12  to guarantee 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 with 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


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


TRIP TO NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY & WHITBY – The local Probus Group is organising a trip on Tuesday 5th September. The cost is £35 and this includes the trip on the railway from Pickering to Whitby. The coach departs Radcliffe at 8.30am from outside the Grange and returns from Whitby about 4.30pm to arrived Radcliffe early evening.  If you would like to come along please speak to Martin Skeffington before 13 July.


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.


SPECIALIST PLANT FAIR - On Sunday 13th August 2017 between 11am and 4pm there will be a specialist plant fair held at the Archbishop’s Palace, Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell NG25 0HD in aid of the Minster’s project to conserve and better interpret the stone carvings of animals, plants and green men in the late thirteenth century Chapter House. Entry is by £1 donation.


WIND IN THE WILLOWS – There will be an Outdoor Theatre production by Chapter House Productions of Kenneth Graham’s Wind in the Willows on Tuesday 18th July in the Education Garden of the Archbishop’s Palace, Southwell. The Garden will open from 5pm for the production to start at 6.30pm. Tickets and information from Southwell Minster 01636 812933, or See Tickets 0871 0260 www.seetickets.com Adults £15, Children £10, Family (2 Adults and 2 Children) £44. 10% discount for parties of 10 or more. Bring your own rugs or low-backed seating.


MUSIC FOR MARKET - At Newark Parish Church - Harry Jacques (organ) Assistant Organist, Newark Parish Church will be playing works by Bach, Couperin, Durufl, and Parry on July 15th from 12.30pm to 1.15pm. Admission is free of charge (with a retiring collection to cover costs) and refreshments are available beforehand. For further information, contact Dr. Stephen Bullamore on 01636 678897 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.