Heavenly Father we pray for all those who are either on holiday or are about to go on holiday.  We pray that each and every one of them has an enjoyable time both to relax from the strains and stresses of life at home and at work, and to have fun.  We pray for all the children currently on holiday from school that whatever activity they take part in they do so safely.  We pray that they keep away from and be aware of the dangers of swimming in rivers, or old quarries where underwater obstacles can create unseen hazards.  We pray that they keep safe from the dangers of traffic whether on the roads or on the railways.  Lord all our children are precious and we pray that they are taught about such dangers and that they have strength of character to be able to resist peer pressure if such pressure leads to dangerous situations.  We pray this Lord in the name of your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ.




Readings (or as shown in service sheet)

1st Reading         Romans     Chapter 9 verses 1 - 5                  

Gospel Reading         Matthew     Chapter 14 verses 13 – 21            


SAFEGUARDING TRAINING - A big Thank You to those who have completed the Basic Awareness in Safeguarding Training (“C0”) on line. We now have 22 people at St Mary's who have completed at least one of the safeguarding courses! There are others who still need to do the online course, so we urge you to make every effort to do so. The address is: https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/ Once completed, please email Di at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or add your name to the clipboard at the back of church. On the evening of Tuesday 14th November in St. Mary’s Hall there is the next step up, which leaders are asked to attend if not already completed level c1 above the Basic Awareness course.  Please see Sally if you are able to attend as there are limited places reserved for St. Mary’s.


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,h otel 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/).  Please do support as the more you support the more we get for St. Mary’s.


RIDE & STRIDE - Once again this year St Mary’s will be supporting the Nottinghamshire Historic Churches Trust Ride & Stride, on Saturday 9th September. The Trust provides funding for the repair and restoration of churches in Nottinghamshire. St Mary’s has benefitted from their support on a number of occasions, most recently £10,000 towards our re-roofing project. David Hancock and I are planning to take part. We will be looking for sponsorship in due course. We intend that half the funds we raise will go the Trust and half to St Mary’s. We also hope members of St Mary’s will help to ‘man’ the church to welcome visiting cyclists, in particular during Saturday afternoon. Dave Townsend


RADCLIFFE MEN’S EVENTS - Radcliffe Men's Event for your diaries.

  • Skittles Evening - Wednesday 23rd August, 7.30pm - The Royal Oak, Main Street, East Bridgford

As usual, all blokes welcome - friends/family/work colleagues ........

Please let Paul Dean know if you intend to join us and if you have any special dietary requirements for the breakfast. Harry Hughes


ST. MARY’S DEFIBRILLATOR - A defibrillator is being installed in church. It is recommended that as many of the church family as possible have basic training in its use. We are very grateful to Nigel Buck who is qualified to give us the training. This is free. It will take place on Tuesday 8th August at 2pm in church or Thursday 24th August at 7pm also in church. If you intend coming to either training session please notify Val Murray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message on the church office phone 845 1656.


BEREAVEMENT LISTENING AND INFORMATION – The next Bereavement Listening and Information Hour will be on Wednesday 9th August at St. Anne's Meeting room, New Rd. All warmly welcome for drinks and biscuits, 11.00 am to midday, however recent or long ago a bereavement. 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.


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.


MUSIC FOR MARKET - At Newark Parish Church - David Price (organ) Mozart: F minor Fantasia (K608); Bach: G major Prelude & Fugue (BWV541); Boellmann: Suite Gothique Saturday 12th August from 12.30 pm to 1.15 pm. 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.. This is one of a series taking place at the parish church Newark at the same time as above on 19th August and 26th August. There will be various organists etc. and musical programmes.


SUMMER FAMILY FUN - This takes place Tuesday August 15th at the Archbishop’s Palace and gardens. Join Robin Hood (Ezekial Bone) and his merry outlaws on a jolly medieval day. 11am-4.30pm. Entry free, no booking needed. All welcome. Crafts, music, archery, trails, stories, refreshments, bring a picnic. For further details see This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   tel: 01636 817993.


JOURNEY IN FAITH - Each year a new cohort of students are welcomed to the ‘Journey in Faith’ (JiF) course. There are three modules of 9-10 weeks each  running across the academic year, starting with an Induction Evening here at Jubilee House in Southwell on 11th September (7.30-9.30pm). JiF offers people the chance to meet with Christians from a variety of church traditions to look at the Bible, different methods of interpreting scripture, what we say we believe as Christians, and all with a vocational thread running through the material encouraging everyone to grow as disciples and take up their baptismal calling.  It’s a safe place to grapple with those questions you’ve hesitated to ask, with an aim of enabling students to become more confident in their faith and thereby more confident in speaking to others about it too. 
If you would like more information about the course please call Jackie Johnson tel: 07827 291724 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  If you would like an application form please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


DOG SITTING CLUB – A member of our church communities has asked if anyone would like to join her in setting up a dog sitting club for those times a church member with a dog goes on holiday but does not wish to put the dog into kennels.  Please have a word with me if interested. Martin Skeffington