St Mary's Radcliffe on Trent

Working in love to glorify God
and proclaim Jesus Christ as Saviour





Prayer for the Week

Please pray this week for our own communities of Radcliffe on Trent and Shelford.  Pray for our schools, for the various organisations, for the shops, businesses and farms.  Pray for St. Mary’s and for St. Peter and St. Paul’s and their futures as places of worship within the two villages.


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

1st Reading    Acts Chapter 2 verses 32 - 35                           

Gospel Reading  John Chapter  20 verses 19 – 31             


ST. PETER & ST. PAUL’S          

Sunday 8th                         No Service


Readings as Radcliffe unless amended and/or as shown in lectionary.


ALPHA COURSE - On the 17th April at 7.30pm in St Mary's Hall we begin our next Alpha Course for anyone wanting to explore the Christian faith for the first time or who simply want to know more. There are flyers with more information at the back of church. There are also sign up sheets in church for people who would be willing to be a part of a team to help with either the cooking or the serving and clearing up on the night. From past experience the acts of kindness shown by those cooking and serving often speak louder than all the words spoken by the Alpha leaders. Please do come and be part of this amazing ministry. If you would like to book your place on the course, please be praying and thinking about whom you might invite who does not already come to church. Please contact RachelThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


ACPM - This year's annual meeting will take place on Monday 16th April at 7.30pm in the church. It's at this meeting where we review the work of the church during 2017. Members of the PCC are elected and people with other roles are recognised. As you know, Dave Townsend has decided that his time as churchwarden has come to an end and so we will hopefully also be appointing a new person to this key role. If you are interested in joining the PCC, then current members would be very happy to answer questions. Nomination forms can be found at the back of church. If you'd like to know more about being a churchwarden, then Mark Tanner, Sue Megahy or Dave Townsend will be very happy to help. Harry Hughes (PCC Secretary)


ST. MARY’S ANNUAL REPORT - The annual report is now online and can be accessed via the News & Reports section of our website or directly on


ELECTORAL ROLL - A revision of St Mary’s Electoral Roll is currently taking place in readiness for the Annual Parish Council Meeting on Monday 16th April. If you are not on the Electoral Roll and would like to be added to it, please complete one of the forms on the table at the rear of the church by Sunday 21st March. You need to be on the Roll in order to vote at the APCM or if you wish to be nominated for PCC membership. If you are not sure whether or not you are already on the Roll, you can check by referring to the current copy of the Roll (also on the table) or contact Carol Payne, Electoral Roll Officer.


RACHEL’S PRIESTING – On Saturday 30th June Rachel’s priesting will take place in Southwell Minster.  We are sure that many of you will wish to go along and support her in this her next stage of her curacy.  We have therefore hired a 59 seater coach which will leave from outside Grange Hall at 2.30pm returning from Southwell at 6pm.  To help with numbers will you please let me know if you would like to come. Thank you. Martin Skeffington


PEWS NEWS – Don’t forget that those of you who use the email system and do not already receive Pews News in this way can do so simply by emailing  YES PLEASE to the email address on page one. Martin Skeffington


MESSY CHURCHMuch prayer, planning and preparation has been employed for each event over the past six and a half years but both the volunteer team and the number of families attending has declined over recent months. It has become apparent that we need to take a break. We plan to meet again in September (date to be arranged) to further review the future of Messy Church at St Mary's and in the meantime, conduct a survey of families who have an interest in Messy Church. To the team, thank you all for your support, hard work and contribution to the Messy Church Ministry. Cori Cryer


BAPTISM OF FLORENCE BUCK - James, Amanda and Isabel Buck are excited to announce the Christening of their second daughter, Florence today at 12.30pm at St. Mary’s followed by a reception afterwards in St. Mary’s Hall and an invitation is extended to all church friends. James Buck


“SPACE ACADEMY HOLIDAY CLUB” - Please will you save empty cereal packets, or other small boxes, Pringles’ tubes, kitchen roll middles, washing up liquid bottles, margarine tubs (with lids) and yoghurt pots. Please wash and dry the plastic items. I will put a box at the back of Church to collect these items for junk modelling. We will be making space crafts and robots. Please pray for the leaders and those helping at holiday club or with preparations. Pray too for all the children who will attend - that they will have amazing fun and grow in their understanding of Jesus and His love for them. Please let me  have these items before April 10th when Holiday Club starts. Cori Cryer


LINK DISTRIBUTOR REQUIRED - A Distributor is required to deliver LINK magazine each month to Trent View Gardens, 16 in total. Help is always available to cover sickness and holidays. If you live on Trent View Gardens or nearby and feel you would be able to help please contact Jenny HudsonThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you.


RESURRECTION ART - The second part of the Crossings Exhibition in Southwell Minster - which incorporates poetry, lectures and workshops on the theme of art and Christianity – begins this Easter.
Forthcoming events include:
An art workshop on Linoprint and bookmaking with Crossings artist Shaeron Caton-Rose on 14th April at Trebeck Hall – email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a place
The Crossings Easter Lecture by Dr. Alison Milbank – Narrating the Resurrection (free) at 5pm on Sunday 22nd April in the Nave.
Quiet Day at Sacrista Prebend on Sat 28th April with Crossings artists Iain McKillop and Matthew Askey (£20), book on 01636 816833
Easter Baroque music concert in the Quire at 1pm on Sat 5th May.
Ascension Day Meditation – Thurs 10th May at 12.15pm in the Quire – Olivier Messiaen’s L’Ascenscion with organist Simon Hogan.


BEREAVEMENT LISTENING -The next Bereavement Listening and Information hour will be on Wednesday 11th April, 11.00am to 12 noon in St. Anne's Meeting room, New Rd., Radcliffe. A warm welcome with tea & coffee awaits you however recent or long ago the Bereavement. 
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.


Shelford has its own Messy Church the next one being the last Wednesday afternoon in April. We look forward to seeing you. Please pray for Messy Church in Shelford, for their leaders and everyone who take part.  Please pray also that the right decisions are made with regard to the future of Messy Church in Radcliffe.


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  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 today will be in St. Mary’s Hall on Sunday 29th April 2018 at 6.30pm.






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