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This week Heavenly Father we remember those whose homes and livelihoods were destroyed by the powerful hurricane Irma, which struck low-lying Caribbean islands from Barbuda through to the Turks & Caicos Islands including the larger island of Cuba.  We pray for those living on the western side of Florida where storm surges in the Gulf of Mexico are causing havoc to shore side properties. We also pray for those who lost loved ones wherever they lost their lives as the hurricane tracked across the islands and Florida.  We also pray for those who may suffer by the following hurricane José.  As well as those who have suffered by the hurricanes we also remember those whose homes and livelihoods have suffered through the powerful earthquake which struck the south west coast of Mexico and nearby Guatemala. Comfort Lord Jesus all who have suffered and give succour to those who have lost loved ones.  We ask this in your name Lord Jesus.

Amen.

 

 

 

 

Readings (or as shown in service sheet) 

1st Reading         Romans     Chapter 14 verses 1 – 12      

Gospel Reading         Matthew     Chapter 18 verses 21 – 35    

 

PEWS NEWS – Unfortunately I shall be away and unable to produce Pews News for Sunday September 24th. My deputy will also be away.   The next Pews News will be Sunday 1st October.  My apologies for any inconvenience. Martin Skeffington

 

MARK’S INDUCTION -   To everyone who helped in so many ways to make Mark’s Induction Service such a joyous and memorable occasion, thank you.

Preparing the church and hall, taking part in the service, welcoming the congregation, baking and serving food and drinks and clearing up afterwards all done with cheerfulness. Many appreciative comments were received from our guests. Thank you all. Dave Townsend, Sue Megahy.

 

HOLIDAY CLUB - A planning meeting will be on Monday 25th Sept at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Hall. Those interested in reaching out to the children of Radcliffe have the opportunity to come and discuss ideas for next year. Jude McLauchlan

 

HARVEST FESTIVAL – A service of Praise and Thanksgiving for Harvest will take place at St. Peter and St. Paul’s, Shelford on Sunday 24th September at 6.30pm.  There will be seasonal readings, hymns you like to sing, and for the Shelford church family an opportunity to listen to our new vicar Rev’d Canon Mark Tanner. Harvest Festival at St. Mary’s will take place Sunday 1st October. Everybody is very welcome at either service.

 

HARVEST – As we will be celebrating harvest at St. Mary's on Sunday 1st October. Gifts of flowers to decorate the church will be welcome on the preceding Friday morning. Gifts of food may be brought then or on Sunday. These will go to the Friary in West Bridgford for the homeless and disadvantaged. Brian Bull

 

MOTHERS’ UNION – Our next meeting is on Wednesday 27th September at 2.15p.m, at St. Mary's Church Hall. The speakers will be Steve and Di Mathews. All Welcome. We are collecting 500piece jigsaws and puzzle books for prisoners. Any donations gratefully received. Jane Fountain.

 

WELCOMING CARDS – We know that there are a number of people who have been coming to St. Mary’s who have never filled in a Welcoming Card but feel that this is their home church.  If you think you are one of these people please could you consider filling one in and handing it to Sally Williams or one of the people on duty.  As well as giving you a proper welcome there may be occasions when we need to get in touch. All such information will be protected in accordance with the Data Protection laws.

 

FUNDRAISING –Please note the following dates in your diary:-

  • Saturday 7th October 2017 – Coach trip to Shrewsbury
  • Saturday 18th November 2017 – Christmas Fayre
  • Saturday 9th December 2017 – Breakfast with Santa
  • Saturday 13th January 2018 – Wedding Fayre

The aforesaid are all fundraising for St. Mary’s Church and we look forward to lots of support. Further details will follow as soon as possible.

Also 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.  It’s so simple.

(https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/radcliffeontrentstmarys/) Please do support as the more you support the more we get for St. Mary’s.

 

CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX APPEAL - “CHILDREN IN DISTRESS” It’s that time of year again when we think about filling Christmas shoeboxes for those in the direst poverty in Eastern Europe; those forgotten in orphanages, old folk homes and on the streets. It is too early as yet to put leaflets out, but never too early to gather in some shoeboxes! More information to come. Julia Hancock.

 

WOOL ODDMENTS - Some will remember that last year a lot of wool oddments were gathered by St. Mary’s for the ‘Radcliffe Charity Knitters’. Every bit was used with great imagination. The last strands have now been used up. Please look in your cupboard [or ask around!] for any wool you may have lying about and not using: whatever age or size of the oddment!!  More information: Julia Hancock

 

CHRISTMAS FAYRE 2017  - Time is romping along and it will be November before we know it! So therefore, my annual plea is due for donations of NEW/NEARLY NEW items to help make up a lovely stall at this year’s Christmas Fayre please. Many thanks. Margaret Scothern

 

2018 CALENDARS - Attractive calendars of Nottinghamshire churches are now available, priced £5 each from Brian Bull or any of the bell ringers. These include 12 photos of local churches, which can also be used as postcards. Proceeds will go to the Diocesan Bell Fund, which gave a generous grant when work was carried out on St Mary's bells in 2000. Brian Bull

 

MUSIC FOR MARKET - At Newark Parish Church, Stephen Bullamore (organ) Director of Music, Newark Parish Church, in association with the Derby and District Organists’ Association. Franck: Choral 2 in B minor. 12.30-1.15pm. Admission is free of charge (with a retiring collection to cover costs) and refreshments are available beforehand. For further information, contact Dr. Stephen Bullamore on 01636 678897 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This is one of a series taking place at the parish church Newark at the same time as above. There will be various organists etc. and musical programmes.

 

THE BIG E DAY 2017 -  The Big E Day 2017 is open for bookings! It’s a great day for youth and children’s leaders to immerse themselves in ideas and inspiration. There will be workshops on 

·         Engaging with young people in schools

·         Growing Teenage Disciples

·         Mental Health First Aid for Young People

·         Listening to Young People and giving them a voice in our churches

You can find out more info by contacting Angela Brymer (tel: 07887 530751) or Dave Keetley (tel: 07720 511192)

This year the event takes place on Saturday 30th September (9:00-2:45pm) at the Minster School, Southwell. Please find attached details of the workshops and a booking form.  Our keynote speaker is Mary Hawes, National Children and Youth Adviser for the Church of England. If you prefer, online booking can be made by clicking on this link –  https://goo.gl/forms/wLBVR5Cgb6R6k8cs1   

 

ALPHA COURSE - Please note that the Rev. Canon Peter Watkins, who is a retired minister from the Coventry Diocese, is to run an Alpha Course, which is taking place at St. Mary’s and All Saints Bingham this autumn. This is early information prior to the distribution of printed publicity materials. I can let you have a copy of the proposed timetable, which will run from 11th October to 13th December 2017. Any other queries about the course should be addressed to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Martin Skeffington

 

 

 

 

We welcome on Thursday our new Vicar, The Rev Canon Mark Tanner and his wife Sue. 

 

 

This week we pray for Mark and Sue Tanner.  We pray that Mark in his new role as Vicar of St. Mary’s Radcliffe on Trent and St. Peter and St. Paul’s Shelford will use his gifts to grow the church family spiritually in an increasing secular world.  We pray that members of the wider community will respond to his teachings and join our church family so that they too can experience the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We further pray that his licensing service will be a joyous occasion and that as many members of the church family as possible will be able to attend.

 

 

 

Readings (or as shown in service sheet)

1st Reading         Romans     Chapter 12verses 9 - 21       

Gospel Reading         Matthew     Chapter 16 verses 16 – 28   

 

REV. CANON MARK TANNER – The licensing of the Reverend Canon Mark Tanner as Vicar of St. Mary’s Radcliffe on Trent and St. Peter and St. Paul’s Shelford will take place at St. Mary’s on Thursday 7th September 2017 at 7.30pm.  Please note that it is not necessary to RSVP as suggested in LINK.  All you need do is turn up on the night.  Everybody is warmly welcome. Afterwards there are refreshments in St. Mary’s Hall.

 

WELCOMING LUNCH - On Sunday 17th September we are having a shared lunch to welcome Rev Mark and Sue Tanner.  There is a sheet at the back of church to sign up if you would like to attend the lunch and to let us know what you will be bringing. Jude McLauchlan

 

MAD HATTER’S PHOTOS - These will be displayed at the back of church for 2 weeks: (27th August to 3rd September inclusive). There are some good photos for you to enjoy of the CTR 4 church’s celebration ”Mad Hatter’s Tea Party”. They will be circulating among the 4 churches in Radcliffe 2 weeks at a time. 

Have a look. Any thoughts about next year? Date/Month for a start?? Julia Hancock  tel; 933 2437.

 

ST. MARY’S HALL – We have submitted an application to Rushcliffe Borough Council to have a star rating as a registered building dealing in food – not dissimilar to the local Methodist Church.  Consequently there is a need to alter how we deal with food in Coffee Pot.  As soon as possible we shall be moving over to offering a free biscuit in individual sealed packaging similar to many cafes, which sell hot drinks.  This means that we shall not be putting biscuits on plates as is the current practice.  However for those who like their biscuits we shall be offering additional biscuits in sealed packaging but there will be a small charge to cover costs.

 

FUNDRAISING –Please note the following dates in your diary:-

  • Saturday 7th October 2017 – Coach trip to Shrewsbury
  • Saturday 18th November 2017 – Christmas Fayre
  • Saturday 9th December 2017 – Breakfast with Santa
  • Saturday 13th January 2018 – Wedding Fayre

The aforesaid are all fundraising for St. Mary’s Church and we look forward to lots of support. Further details will follow as soon as possible.

Also 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.  It’s so simple.

(https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/radcliffeontrentstmarys/) Please do support as the more you support the more we get for St. Mary’s.

 

CHRISTMAS FAYRE 2017  - Time is romping along and it will be November before we know it! So therefore, my annual plea is due for donations of NEW/NEARLY NEW items to help make up a lovely stall at this year’s Christmas Fayre please. Many thanks. Margaret Scothern

 

RIDE & STRIDE - Once again this year St Mary’s will be supporting the Nottinghamshire Historic Churches Trust Ride & Stride, on Saturday 9th September. The Trust provides funding for the repair and restoration of churches in Nottinghamshire. St Mary’s has benefitted from their support on a number of occasions, most recently £10,000 towards our re-roofing project. David Hancock and I are planning to take part. We will be looking for sponsorship in due course. We intend that half the funds we raise will go the Trust and half to St Mary’s. We also hope members of St Mary’s will help to ‘man’ the church to welcome visiting cyclists, in particular during Saturday afternoon. Dave Townsend

 

2018 CALENDARS - Attractive calendars of Nottinghamshire churches are now available, priced £5 each from Brian Bull or any of the bell ringers. These include 12 photos of local churches, which can also be used as postcards. Proceeds will go to the Diocesan Bell Fund, which gave a generous grant when work was carried out on St Mary's bells in 2000. Brian Bull

 

ST. MARY’S COACH TRIP – A coach trip to Shrewsbury is being arranged for Saturday 7th October.  As usual it will leave from outside the Grange at 8.30am and leave Shrewsbury at about 4.00pm to arrive back in Radcliffe early evening.  The cost is £20 per adult and £15 per child.  To book a seat on the coach please contact Martin Skeffington.  Could those who still have not paid please let me have the money as soon as possible.This is non-refundable. Currently there are 4 seats left.

 

MUSIC FOR MARKET - At Newark Parish Church Andrew Ashwin (baritone) & Philip Robinson (piano) Schumann: Liederkreis ; Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel. Saturday 9th September from 12.30pm to 1.15pm. Admission is free of charge (with a retiring collection to cover costs) and refreshments are available beforehand. For further information, contact Dr. Stephen Bullamore on 01636 678897 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This is one of a series taking place at the parish church Newark at the same time as above. There will be various organists etc. and musical programmes.

 

THE BIG E DAY 2017 - The Big E Day 2017 is open for bookings! It’s a great day for youth and children’s leaders to immerse themselves in ideas and inspiration. There will be workshops on 

·         Engaging with young people in schools

·         Growing Teenage Disciples

·         Mental Health First Aid for Young People

·         Listening to Young People and giving them a voice in our churches

You can find out more info by contacting Angela Brymer (tel: 07887 530751) or Dave Keetley (tel: 07720 511192)

This year the event takes place on Saturday 30th September (9:00-2:45pm) at the Minster School, Southwell. Please find attached details of the workshops and a booking form.  Our keynote speaker is Mary Hawes, National Children and Youth Adviser for the Church of England. If you prefer, online booking can be made by clicking on this link –

https://goo.gl/forms/wLBVR5Cgb6R6k8cs1   

 

ALPHA COURSE - Please note that the Rev. Canon Peter Watkins, who is a retired minister from the Coventry Diocese, is to run an Alpha Course, which is taking place at St. Mary’s and All Saints Bingham this autumn. This is early information prior to the distribution of printed publicity materials. I can let you have a copy of the proposed timetable, which will run from 11th October to 13th December 2017. Any other queries about the course should be addressed   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Martin Skeffington

 

 

Readings (or as shown in service sheet)

1st Reading         Romans     Chapter 12 verses 1 - 8                    

Gospel Reading         Matthew     Chapter 16 verses 13 – 20               

 

 

 

 

Heavenly Father we pray this week for the families of those victims who were killed in the terrorist attacked in Barcelona, and Cambrils, Spain.  As well as the victims in Spain we pray for those who were injured or killed in the frenzied knife attacks on women in Turku, Finland a country which to date has not experienced an terror.  We pray for the British man who selflessly went to the aid of the victims that he soon recovers from his injuries.  We pray for those affected by natural disasters particularly people living in Nepal, India and Bangladesh where flooding has taken away the lives, homes and livelihoods of so many of their citizens.  We pray for those who have suffered loss and injury on the island of Ischia, Italy where a substantial earthquake has taken place.  We pray all of this in the name of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

 

REV. CANON MARK TANNER – The licensing of the Reverend Canon Mark Tanner as Vicar of St. Mary’s Radcliffe on Trent and St. Peter and St. Paul’s Shelford will take place at St. Mary’s on Thursday 7th September 2017 at 7.30pm.  Please note that it is not necessary to RSVP as suggested in LINK.  All you need do is turn up on the night.  Everybody is warmly welcome.

 

WELCOMING LUNCH - On Sunday 17th September we are having a shared lunch to welcome Rev Mark and Sue Tanner.  Please keep this date free. In due course there will be a list at the back of church so people can sign up. Jude McLauchlan

 

CO AWARENESS MODULE - To all who have completed the on-line Safeguarding Awareness module, many thanks and well done! It is very much appreciated. There is a list of names of people concerned at the back of the church.  There remain just as many people to yet do the module, however, and as a reminder, it is a requirement for ALL volunteers, whatever your role, even if occasional. So those good people who come in to, for example, to play the piano, arrange flowers and clean are all included. We know that there are some who simply cannot do an on-line course – even by accessing the library or with the help of IT literate grandchildren. If this applies to you just let me know and I will put your name on the list of people for whom we need to work out an alternative way. Most importantly, please don’t worry. But if you can do so, please do the module, add your name to the list and, if possible, let me know you have done it. The link is https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/ .You will be helping to make our church safe for vulnerable children and adults.

 

C1 FOUNDATION MODULE - Because of your specific role, some of you need to do the C1 Module also. Your activity leaders can advise. These courses are held throughout the diocese. One is being held here on the evening of 14 November. If you do not have a place and would be available at short notice, please let Sally know, as there may be cancellations nearer the time. Again, many thanks. Di Matthews This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

MAD HATTER’S PHOTOS - These will be displayed at the back of church for 2 weeks: (27th August to 3rd September inclusive). There are some good photos for you to enjoy of the CTR 4 church’s celebration ”Mad Hatter’s Tea Party”. They will be circulating among the 4 churches in Radcliffe 2 weeks at a time. 

Have a look. Any thoughts about next year? Date/Month for a start?? Julia Hancock

 

ST. MARY’S HALL – We have submitted an application to Rushcliffe Borough Council to have a star rating as a registered building dealing in food – not dissimilar to the local Methodist Church.  Consequently there is a need to alter how we deal with food in Coffee Pot.  After careful consideration we shall be moving over to offering a free biscuit in individual sealed packaging similar to many cafes, which sell hot drinks.  This means that we shall not be putting biscuits on plates, as is the current practice.  However for those who like their biscuits we shall be offering additional biscuits in sealed packaging but there will be a small charge to cover costs.  Any cake on offer will be suitably covered.

 

FUNDRAISING –Please note the following dates in your diary:-

  • Saturday 7th October 2017 – Coach trip to Shrewsbury
  • Saturday 18th November 2017 – Christmas Fayre
  • Saturday 9th December 2017 – Breakfast with Santa
  • Saturday 13th January 2018 – Wedding Fayre

The aforesaid are all fundraising for St. Mary’s Church and we look forward to lots of support. Further details will follow as soon as possible.

Also 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.  It’s so simple.

(https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/radcliffeontrentstmarys/) Please do support as the more you support the more we get for St. Mary’s.

 

CHRISTMAS FAYRE 2017  - Time is romping along and it will be November before we know it! So therefore, my annual plea is due for donations of NEW/NEARLY NEW items to help make up a lovely stall at this year’s Christmas Fayre please. Many thanks. Margaret Scothern

 

RIDE & STRIDE - Once again this year St Mary’s will be supporting the Nottinghamshire Historic Churches Trust Ride & Stride, on Saturday 9th September. The Trust provides funding for the repair and restoration of churches in Nottinghamshire. St Mary’s has benefitted from their support on a number of occasions, most recently £10,000 towards our re-roofing project. David Hancock and I are planning to take part. We will be looking for sponsorship in due course. We intend that half the funds we raise will go the Trust and half to St Mary’s. We also hope members of St Mary’s will help to ‘man’ the church to welcome visiting cyclists, in particular during Saturday afternoon. Dave Townsend

 

2018 CALENDARS - Attractive calendars of Nottinghamshire churches are now available, priced £5 each from Brian Bull or any of the bell ringers. These include 12 photos of local churches, which can also be used as postcards. Proceeds will go to the Diocesan Bell Fund, which gave a generous grant when work was carried out on St Mary's bells in 2000. Brian Bull

 

ST. MARY’S COACH TRIP – A coach trip to Shrewsbury is being arranged for Saturday 7th October.  As usual it will leave from outside the Grange at 8.30am and leave Shrewsbury at about 4.00pm to arrive back in Radcliffe early evening.  The cost is £20 per adult and £15 per child.  To book a seat on the coach please contact Martin Skeffington. This is non-refundable. Currently there are 7 seats left.

 

MUSIC FOR MARKET - At Newark Parish Church Gareth Davies (voice) & Nicolette Chin (harp) The Ulysses duo Britten: Canticle No. 5 for tenor and harp; Tournier: La Lettre du Jardinier; Fauré: Impromptu for harp. Saturday 2nd September from 12.30pm to 1.15pm. Admission is free of charge (with a retiring collection to cover costs) and refreshments are available beforehand. For further information, contact Dr. Stephen Bullamore on 01636 678897 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This is one of a series taking place at the parish church Newark at the same time as above. There will be various organists etc. and musical programmes.

 

ALPHA COURSE - Please note that the Rev. Canon Peter Watkins, who is a retired minister from the Coventry Diocese, is to run an Alpha Course, which is taking place at St. Mary’s and All Saints Bingham this autumn. This is early information prior to the distribution of printed publicity materials. I can let you have a copy of the proposed timetable, which will run from 11th October to 13th December 2017. Any other queries about the course should be addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Martin Skeffington

 

 

 

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