Please pray this week for the homeless and the destitute; for those, who have to sleep rough on our streets as they have lost their jobs or simply been unable to find a job and accommodation. Pray for those who have who have insufficient income to sustain the basic necessities of life and who have to reply on food banks to feed their families.



Readings (or as announced and/or as shown in service sheet) 

1st Reading Acts Chapter 2 verses 42 – 47 

Gospel Reading Matthew Chapter 28 verses 16 – 20


ST. PETER & ST. PAUL’S          

Sunday 7th                           10.30pm Holy Communion

Service Theme & Readings as Radcliffe and/or as shown in service sheet


REGULAR GIVING ENVELOPES – If you haven’t yet taken your regular giving envelope for 2018 the envelopes are at the back of church.  Please will you take yours at your earliest convenience. If you would like to start using offering envelopes next year, then please do pick up one of the unnamed set of envelopes plus one of the 'giving packs'. Thanks very much. Sally Williams


CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH  - A big thank you to all made the Christmas day lunch so special once again, whether by volunteering help, home baking or making a donation. Special thanks to the ladies choir who contributed to our funds instead of sending one another Christmas cards, and Kevin & Toni at "Fruititious" who once again supplied our fruit and vegetables. Including the team of volunteers, over 50 people enjoyed a great social gathering with delicious festive food and drink. In addition to a visit from Santa, this year we had our very own flute playing elf to accompany carol singing! It was great to make new friends - and to welcome back Mark & Sue Tanner. Read more in the next edition of LINK. Cori Cryer


BIBLE READING AT ST. ANNE’S – Please note that there will be no Bible Reading at St. Anne’s on Friday 26th January as the majority of those who attend will be absent or have an appointment on that day. Also there will be no session on Friday 30th March, which is Good Friday.


CTR LENT COURSE – The 5 week CTR lent Course will begin the week starting 18th February 2018.  Forms will be at the back of church towards the end of January and details of the subject matter and the various venues will be given as soon as known. One venue will be St. Anne’s Church and will commence Friday 23rd January starting at 2.00pm.


EASY FUNDRAISING – Don’t forget that 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.  Since starting we have raised over £100. It’s so simple.

( Please do support as the more you support the more we get for St. Mary’s.


MUSTARD SEED PRAYER GROUP - The next meeting of the Mustard Seed Prayer Group (asking God’s help for us grow in numbers) in the East Bingham Deanery is on Tuesday 16th January 2018 at 2.00pm at St. Mary and All Saints, Bingham.  For further details contact Sue Megahy


ROTCYP Fund raising campaign.  We are actively seeking funds to support the travel costs of volunteer students, the COP youth support workers and Christian youth work in the village.  

  1. 1. When Marion Petch and Rosie Luce are on the coffee rota the donation bucket will be available. Money collected during our session will go into the ROTCYP General Fund. .
  2. 2. Asking for one off and/or regular donations via bank transfers: NATWEST, SORT CODE 60-02-41, Account No. 69116865

Please put a reference: ROTCYP or COP Youth Club – we can then assign under that heading for accounting purposes.  We are also registered for Gift Aid, forms via Scroll right down the page and click on the gift aid and standing order form. Or ask Rosie Luce. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. 3. We are processing My Donate registration and this is likely to be ready for the New Year. We will then update the website but we will keep you updated during 2018.

Please note that any donations not specified will go into General fund as this gives the greatest of flexibility. Most of our expenditure relates to running COP and raising money for youth support workers. Thank you, Rosie Luce


ELIZABETH (BETTY) HAZELDINE - My sincere apologies to everyone at the 9.00am Holy Communion service on Christmas Day for the disturbance caused by my collapse. I do thank those who came to my assistance. Many blessings to you all in the New Year. Betty Hazledine.


UNWANTED TOILETRIES FOR CHRISTMAS? - Did you receive any of these, or receive too many? The Jericho Road Project is a Christian charity, which works in Nottingham with women in the sex industry. They are always very grateful for gifts of toiletries and personal care items for their outreach work. If you have any to spare, please place them in the box, which will be at the back of Church until the end of the month, and I will then take them to the Project Centre near the Arboretum. Have you got any men’s unwanted toiletries as well? Also place them in the box and I will take them to the Friary Drop in Centre in West Bridgford. Many thanks - Mary Walker.


CROSSINGS EXHIBITION – ART & CHRISTIANITY NOW – Southwell Minster is hosting a major art exhibition in the Chapter House at Southwell exploring the relationship of Art and Christianity now.  It will take place from Friday 9th February to Thursday 10th May 2018 and entry is free.


PROSPERITY THROUGH ECONOMIC GROWTH - The talk at the next Nottingham Workplace Chaplaincy INSIGHT meeting on Wednesday 17th January is entitled ‘Prosperity through economic growth’. The world in which Britain needs to compete and prosper is changing rapidly and to help determine local priorities for the area is the job of the Local Enterprise Partnership - D2N2. Please join to hear Chris Pook, its Growth Hub Manager, give an INSIGHT into the strategic structures and actions that will help support local economic growth and job prosperity throughout the coming decades. 12 noon-1.30pm in the BioCity Discovery Building – 243 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham. A buffet lunch is provided and to help with the catering arrangements please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to confirm your attendance.


BEREAVEMENT LISTENING TIME - There will be again be a warm welcome for anyone recently or longer bereaved, with tea, coffee and information on Wednesday 10th January from 11.00am until midday at St. Anne's Meeting Room, New Road, Radcliffe. Iris McLean


You are most welcome to stay for refreshments after each Sunday service, to enjoy each other’s company and to welcome both newcomers and visitors.

The next Messy Church will be in St. Mary’s Hall on Sunday 28th January 2018. Shelford has its own Messy Church the next one being in the New Year, the last Wednesday afternoon in January. We look forward to seeing you at either (or both).  Please pray for our Messy Churches whether in Radcliffe or Shelford, for their leaders and everyone who take part.


Please pray for Rock Solid, for the youngsters who attend and the leaders and volunteers who help out; pray that members will find coming to Jesus as fulfilling and rewarding as having a fun time.  Please also pray for more helpers, particularly males, so that useful relationships can be built up leading youngsters to a more spiritual and fruitful life. The next Rock Solid after this Sunday will be in St. Mary’s Hall on Sunday 28th January 2018 at 6.30pm.