St Mary's Radcliffe on Trent

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




Please pray this week for the hospitals, and the recovery units remembering especially the Queen’s Medical Centre and the City Hospital in Nottingham and Lings Bar Recovery Unit at Gamston. Pray for the doctors, consultants, surgeons and nurses as well as everybody who works in the medical profession.  Give thanks for the Ambulance Service working under monetary restraints remembering our own East Midlands Ambulance Service.  Pray also for the Residential care and Nursing Homes in our own village, their staff and their patients.



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

1st Reading   Acts Chapter 1 verses 15 -17, 21 – 26              

Service Theme (10.30am service & Thursday) Justice for the Oppressed

                         Nehemiah Ch. 5 verses 1 -19                

Gospel Reading  John Ch. 17 verses 6 - 19             


ST. PETER & ST. PAUL’S          

Sunday 13th                         No Service

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



RICHARD WALKER -The funeral service and thanksgiving for the life of Richard Walker will take place at St Mary's on Friday 18th May, at noon, followed by refreshments in the Church Hall. All are most welcome. As this service will also celebrate the life of Richard, please do not feel that you have to wear black.  Mary, Peter and Sarah 


CONTACT DETAILS - IMPORTANT - A new data protection law (GDPR) is coming into force in just under a month. So that St Mary's complies with the new law, we are looking to make sure that all the contact details we hold for you are up to date and that we are only holding/using personal information that we are entitled to. We also need to let you know about our new privacy policy.  A letter and form are being given out over the next couple of weeks to everyone in regular contact with the church. Please would you fill the form in as soon as you can, so that we can continue to keep in touch with you. It can be completed on paper and handed in at church or done online on . Thank you so much for your help with this. Sally Williams, Church Office


CHURCHWARDENS’ VISITATION SERVICE – Takes place this Wednesday evening 16th May at 7.30pm at St. Wilfred’s Church Wilford if anyone would like to go and support Sue and George.


SCHOOL OF DISCIPLINE: Real LIFE - Later this year the diocese is preparing to launch its School of Discipleship under the leadership of the Rev’d Dr David Emerton The School will exist ‘to grow disciples who grow disciples’, helping both to realize the wider diocesan vision for Growing Disciples wider, younger and deeper and to assist in releasing the local church to continue growing towards complete maturity in Christ. 

To this end, and beginning in September 2018, the School of Discipleship will be offering a diocesan-wide discipleship course called Real LIFE, designed to envision, empower and equip God’s people in making the life-long journey of following-after Christ.

David says, “The summons to follow-after Jesus and into real life lies at the heart of what it is to be a disciple.  To respond to this summons and to make this journey is a life-long and exhilarating process possible only in and through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Discovering what this summons means and how this journey is marked is central therefore to the identity of both the School of Discipleship and the Real LIFE discipleship course.  If we are people who seek to live and move and have our being such that we are captivated and compelled by Jesus, and by Jesus alone, then the Real LIFE discipleship course is perhaps for us.”

To find out more about Real LIFE and what the course will entail, join David Emerton and Richard Kellett, Director of Discipleship & Ministry, at ‘A Discipled Life’ – an evening designed to give you a feel for what Real LIFE looks like.

Rachel will be taking a St. Mary’s group to St Nic’s Nottingham on Wednesday 23rd May 2018. These taster evenings are open to all and will start at 7:30pm and finish by 9:30pm.  If you are interested, please let Rachel know.


TRANSFORM WEEKEND - Bookings for Transform 2018 (at Walesby Forest) are now open, please book in here. Transform Weekend gathering to encounter God from Friday 13th July from 1pm to Sunday 15th July 1pm. Transform Weekend is put together by a group of people from the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham who want to give people the opportunity to gather together to worship God, grow in what it means to follow Jesus and have a fun weekend together! The event is for all ages and there is a full separate programme for Pre-schoolers aged 3 & 4, school age children (Reception to School Year 2, School Years 3-5/6 and Youth Years 6-13). Years 12 & 13 are welcome in the adult or youth programme and Year 6 can book in with the children’s group or the Youth whichever suits them. There are crèche facilities for under 3’s and their carers. The event includes worship, teaching, ministry and seminars. Only weekend pass tickets are available.

Early Bird Rates, until 11.59pm on 31st May, are £30 for Adult and £20 for Reception to School Year 13 (Child/youth), £15 for 3 & 4 year olds and free for under 3’s but still book them in. Family tickets are available for £100 for families with more than 2 children/youth from the same family. To use this book additional children in using the Free Family Child/Youth ticket.

Rates, from 1st June, are £35 for Adult, £25 for Reception to School Year 13 (Child/youth), £20 for 3 & 4 year olds & under 3’s free. Family tickets £120 for families with more than 2 children from the same family. To use this book additional children in using the Free Family Child/Youth ticket.

Fill in a booking form for all attending in your party, you do NOT need to put the address for everyone in your party.

Online booking closes on Sunday 8th July 2018 at 11.59pm
On booking you will receive your tickets by email from iknow ticketing. Please keep these and bring them with you to the event. Places are limited so book early. There are great opportunities and I warmly commend them to you. Mark


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


CHRISTIAN AID WEEKThere will be a Christian Aid Plant Sale and Coffee Morning at the Boys’ Brigade Hall this Saturday morning 19th May from 9.30am until 12 noon. Christine Anderson 


RADCLIFFE ADVICE CENTRE -  The Annual General Meeting  is at 7.30 pm on Monday 21st May in St Mary’s Hall. The advice centre provides free confidential advice on a range of personal issues at the weekly sessions held both in St Mary’s Hall and in Bingham. Everyone is welcome at the AGM where you can find out more about the work, and meet the team of talented volunteers who provide this valuable service. Contact David Hancock for more details.


INCLUSIVE CHURCH NETWORK - The Annual Meeting of this organisation is at Leicester Cathedral on Wednesday July 25th from 6.00pm. The Annual Lecture will be given by Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall. Tickets from David Hancock. 


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’s Messy Church will be on the last Wednesday afternoon in May. 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 will be in St. Mary’s Hall 20th May at 6.30pm to avoid the bank holiday weekend.



St. Mary’s is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and ensuring their wellbeing. 

St. Peter & St. Paul’s Shelford will have its own safeguarding policy





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