St Mary's Radcliffe on Trent

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





Please pray this week for those countries where natural disasters have struck, whether it is Indonesia where the island of Lombok suffered severe earthquake damage, Japan where a severe heat-wave has caused problems, Laos where heavy rain has caused a dam to collapse with all its consequential damage, or the United States where wild fires have caused untold damage both to life, property and wild life.  Apart from the earthquake these disasters are the consequence of humankind and we pray wisdom will prevail so that future generations will not have to suffer by man’s actions.





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

This week’s Service Theme – We are Wonderfully Created

1st Reading  Psalm 139 verses 13 – 18             

Gospel Reading John Chapter 6 verses 24 - 35    



Service theme – Bread of life        

Sunday 29th 10.30am Holy Communion

1st Reading Ephesians Chapter 4 verses 1 – 16

Gospel Reading As Radcliffe


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


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 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Lyn Sugden


£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.


PLANT HUNTERS FAIR - For the third year running, the immensely popular Fair returns to the Education Garden, Southwell Minster, 11.00am – 4.00pm on Sunday 12th August. As previously, there is an entry donation of £1 requested in aid of our ‘Leaves of Southwell’ Chapter House project (no charge for accompanied children). A ‘must’ occasion for all gardeners seeking that special plant! Tea and cakes, as before, in the State Chamber. Further details: Charlie Leggatt This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


BEREAVEMENT LISTENING -The next Bereavement Listening and Information hour will be on Wednesday 8th August, 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


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