St Mary's Radcliffe on Trent

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





Please pray this week for the farming community whose desperately need rain to help the crops so that there will be no significant shortages over the winter months.  Pray also for those people who are affected by wildfires remembering the people of Greece where at least eighty people (and possibly more) have lost their lives trapped by the ferocity of the fires.  Remember too the people of Scandinavia where unprecedented heat has caused forest fires also with the lost of life.




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

This week’s Service Themes – A Sent People (9.00am, Tues. &Thurs.)

      Joyous Worship (10.30am)

1st Reading  Ephesians Chapter 3 verse.14 – 21             

Gospel Reading Mark Chapter 6 verses 1 - 21     

10.30 am Reading Psalm 100  


ST. PETER & ST. PAUL’S          

Sunday 29th No service

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


ST. MARY’S AUTUMN COACH TRIP – Our trip this time will be on Saturday 20th October to the Anderton Boat Lift near Northwich in Cheshire.  It will include a 75 minutes’ boat trip through the boatlift originally built in 1875 from the Trent & Mersey canal to the River Weaver where we shall continue along the River Weaver to Northwich and back. The cost is £30 Adult, £25 Child, including the price of the boat trip. There is a café on site which does sandwiches, jacket potatoes, paninis, chips and the like. PLEASE NOTE that the coach is now full but I am willing to make a reserve list in case anyone drops out. Martin Skeffington


JAM JARS – Thank you to all of you who leave jam jars in the hall kitchen for me knowing that I make jam and marmalade.  However at the moment I have a glut and I really do not need anymore for the time being.  I respectfully suggest therefore that you take them to a bottle bank near you for recycling.  I will let you know when I am next running short. Martin Skeffington


ST. EDMUND’S ANNUAL COACH TRIP – On Friday 3rd August 2018 St. Edmund’s, Holme Pierrepont have their annual coach trip.  This year it is to York and will cost £20 for an adult leaving Radcliffe from outside the Grange at 8.30am.  There are some seats available so if anyone is interested please contact Ian Godson to book a place.


HARVEST SUPPER – On Saturday 13th October there will be a Harvest Supper in St. Mary’s Hall for up to 70 persons, with Canon Alan Haydock giving one of his talks. Outside caterers have been invited to provide the food and a menu choice will be provided (including vegetarian option).  This will give us the opportunity to sit down together, enjoy the meal, without the bother of preparing the food ourselves thereby giving our cooks a rest!  The cost per person is £20 (£15 for a child under 14 years old) with a lucky ticket winning a prize.  There will also be a cloakroom raffle with all profits going to church funds.  Tickets/menu are now ready from Martin & Christine Skeffington. If you would like a glass of wine or other alcoholic beverage please could you bring your own?  Teas/coffee will be available afterwards. So that we are not rushed at the end and to give the caterers good notice it would be helpful if you could let us have your choice of menu before the end of August.


LINK MAGAZINE - We are in need of help to deliver the magazines to cover holidays and sickness, mainly in the Shelford Road area but would be pleased to hear from anyone in other areas of the village who would be prepared to help on an occasional basis. We also require help during the holiday season with delivering the bundles of magazines to the Distributors (who then go on to deliver to our subscribers). A car would be necessary and some lifting is involved. If you think you would be able to help in either capacity please contact Jenny Hudson -This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you.


OUTSIDE THEATRE - Southwell Minster and The Archbishop’s Palace will once again be hosting some wonderful outdoor theatre performances this summer. The next performance of high quality entertainment ‘alfresco’ for all the family will be Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on Thursday 2 August. Join the cast of “This is My Theatre” for a trip into this well-loved tale. Southwell Minster Marketing & Events Manager Glenn Formoy says: “Bring your fily and picnics and be royally entertained amidst the stunning garden setting in the ruins of The Archbishop’s Palace next door to Southwell Minster. " Tickets available from the Cathedral Bookshop in Southwell and also online. For more info contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   


NOTTINGHAMSHIRE HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST - The popular Ride + Stride for Churches event takes place this year on Saturday 8th September.  We are a registered church so anyone who wants to take part should contact me; in addition to cyclists/striders, I am, as usual, seeking volunteers to church sit and welcome any visitors. Anyone interested in either cycling, striding between churches (and being sponsored) or in church sitting should contact me, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Lyn Sugden


BRICKMINSTER – The Brickminster summer holidays trail begins at the Minster on 23rd July. Come and find mini Lego models hiding in the Minster which  tell the stories of its amazing history.  Entry is free, daily until 5th September. On 30th July, a Brickminster Centuries Family Fun Day will take place at Southwell Minster. Free entry, no booking needed - all welcome between 11am and 4pm. Meet Robin Hood and his Merry Men.  There will be archery, crafts, games, refreshments and activities for everyone.


£4.6m. TO DEVELOP CHURCH GROWTH PROGRAMME - Southwell & Nottingham Diocese has been granted £4.6 million from a national strategic development fund to support a range of initiatives related to its focus on ‘Growing Disciples – wider, younger and deeper’. The grant from the Church Commissioners will help to develop four new resourcing churches – these are churches that are growing numerically and spiritually and work with other churches to plant new worshipping communities; local leadership teams are already working with senior clergy in the diocese to develop plans for spiritual and numerical growth at these existing churches.


CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR – Our church administrator is away this week having a well deserved holiday.  Anything urgent should be referred to a churchwarden.


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.

Please pray for the future of Messy Church in both our parishes

Please pray for Rock Solid, which has taken a break for the school holidays and will be back in September, for its members and for those who their time to help run it..



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