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St Mary's Church and St Peter and St Paul, Shelford


Items (written) for PewsNews should be with Martin Skeffington by Wednesday evening - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prayer for the Week

Please pray that the situation in Syria does not deteriorate any further than it already has.  Please pray that the decisions made by the USA, the UK and France do not provoke any retaliation by Russia who has allied itself with Syria.  Please pray that decisions made are wise decisions.

 

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

1st Reading   Acts Chapter 4 verses 5 - 12                             

Service Theme (10.30am service) Informed Prayer

                          Nehemiah Ch. 1 vv. 1 -11                    

Gospel Reading : John Ch. 10 vv. 11 - 18               

 

ST. PETER & ST. PAUL’S          

Sunday 22nd                          6.30pm Evening Service

 

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

 

 

HELP!  I’ve got a Young Person in my church/group with either:

•       Mental Health Concerns, including Anxiety or Depression

       Autism or Asperger's

•       Anorexia or Bulimia

•       Self-Harm concerns

•       ADHD

This vital training session will help Church and Youth Leaders as they seek to respond appropriately to young people with these and other important issues. There will be input from experts and youth workers with experience in this important area.  Tuesday May 1st from 7.30pm until 9.30pm St John’s College, Chilwell Lane, Bramcote, Nottingham NG9 3DS. A unique evening with youth work partners working together to deliver an important evening for all youth leaders in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands. It’s also a chance to peruse other resources and hear about future training opportunities. This session is FREE of charge.  Refreshments provided. Please register on Eventbrite www.eventbrite.com/e/may-day-help-ive-got-a-youngperson-my-group-with-tickets-43654766582  For more information contact: Gill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Angela Brymer 07887 530751

 

CHURCHWARDENS – Thank you Dave for all the hard work you have done in your role of churchwarden over the last 11½ years and welcome George as our new churchwarden.  Thank you Sue for your continuing hard work as churchwarden.

 

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

 

WALSINGHAM YOUTH PILGRIMAGE – A taster day will take place at Worksop Priory on Saturday 28th April with music led by CJM.  This is an opportunity for 11 – 18 year olds (Year 6+) and their leaders to learn all about the Walsingham Youth Pilgrimage or just have a good day out with fellow Christians. The cost is £5 including lunch. Registration is required – see church administrator. For further information on The Youth Pilgrimage contact the Priest Administrator tel: 01328 824204 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                            

 

CHURCH CLEANER - The PCC are seeking a cleaner for St Mary’s Church. Duties will include cleaning the church and toilet according to the job description. The successful candidate will ideally have previous cleaning experience, ability to work on his or her own with complete discretion. The hours of work will initially be 2 hours per week or 4 hours per fortnight, with a review after 3 months.

Salary £9 per hour.Closing date 3rd May 2018

Job description and application form available from St Mary’s Church Office, St. Mary’s Hall, Main Road Radcliffe on Trent NG12 2FD or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

MAN ALIVE BREAKFAST MEETING - Saturday 28th April 8.15am – 10.30 am (including breakfast) Venue:  Betel Community Church, Rawson Street, New Basford, Nottingham, NG7 7FR. The keynote speaker will be Nick Harding, Diocesan Children’s Ministry Adviser.
Faith in our Fathers 

Fathers’ Day is on 17th June and this is a great opportunity to reflect on how we can celebrate fathers.  Dads, stepdads, two dads, absent dads…fatherhood and what it means is changing.  We’re going to explore what ‘fatherhood’ can be in today’s society, gain some ideas to inspire, and find ways to encourage grandads, dads, stepdads and all dads to do a great job. 

There is no charge for this breakfast, but there will be a retiring offering for the ministry of Betel. To book, please contact Jacky Bates - email:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK - With the approach of lighter evenings, it can only mean that Christian Aid Week is on the horizon. This year it's Sunday 13th May until Saturday 19th May, and as usual we are desperate for house-to-house collectors.  Between us, we usually manage to collect an amazing £5000, reduced last year owing to lack of collectors.   We collect from many people who would not send in a donation, but are willing to put a gift into the envelope on the doorstep.  Please consider whether you can help this year, now matter how few houses you can cover - an hour or two of your time can make a huge difference to those in great need.  More info. from, and offers of help to, Yvonne Ellison, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Christine and Malcolm Anderson,    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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.

 

CEILIDH – With the Blue Kettle Band at the Royal British Legion on Friday 27th April, 7.00pm for 7.30pm in the evening. Finishes at 11.00pm. Adults £10, Children £5 including a chilli supper (with vegetarian option). Organised by St. Anne’s Church this event is open to everyone.  Tickets can be obtained from Pen to Paper or the Post Office.

 

BLACK MATTING NEAR FONT - The need for it isn't as great as it was and it is getting very dirty and looks untidy and not very friendly. Dave's son is having some of it for his garage floor so if others can use it we'd be glad to get rid of it. Otherwise it will be disposed of. If the need arises we'll replace it with something more child friendly colourwise. Sue Megahy

 

 

Prayer for the Week

Please pray that the situation in Syria does not deteriorate any further than it already has.  Please pray that the decisions made by the USA, the UK and France do not provoke any retaliation by Russia who has allied itself with Syria.  Please pray that decisions made are wise decisions.

 

 

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

1st Reading   Acts Chapter 3 verses 12 - 19                       

Gospel Reading  Luke Chapter 24 verses 36b – 48            

ST. PETER & ST. PAUL’S          

Sunday 15th                         6.30pm Compline

 

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 Rachel tel: 07944 992178 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ACPM - This year's annual meeting will take place on Tomorrow Evening 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 https://www.stmarysradcliffe.org/images/documents/Annual-Report-2017.pdf

 

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

 

CHURCH CLEANER - The PCC are seeking a cleaner for St Mary’s Church. Duties will include cleaning the church and toilet according to the job description. The successful candidate will ideally have previous cleaning experience, ability to work on his or her own with complete discretion. The hours of work will initially be 2 hours per week or 4 hours per fortnight, with a review after 3 months.

Salary £9 per hour.Closing date 3rd May 2018

Job description and application form available from St Mary’s Church Office, St. Mary’s Hall, Main Road Radcliffe on Trent NG12 2FD or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

MAN ALIVE BREAKFAST MEETING - Saturday 28th April 8.15am – 10.30 am (including breakfast) Venue:  Betel Community Church, Rawson Street, New Basford, Nottingham, NG7 7FR. The keynote speaker will be Nick Harding, Diocesan Children’s Ministry Adviser.
Faith in our Fathers 

Fathers’ Day is on 17th June and this is a great opportunity to reflect on how we can celebrate fathers.  Dads, stepdads, two dads, absent dads…fatherhood and what it means is changing.  We’re going to explore what ‘fatherhood’ can be in today’s society, gain some ideas to inspire, and find ways to encourage grandads, dads, stepdads and all dads to do a great job. 

There is no charge for this breakfast, but there will be a retiring offering for the ministry of Betel. To book, please contact Jacky Bates - email:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK - With the approach of lighter evenings, it can only mean that Christian Aid Week is on the horizon. This year it's Sunday 13th May until Saturday 19th  May, and as usual we are desperate for house-to-house collectors.  Between us, we usually manage to collect an amazing £5000, reduced last year owing to lack of collectors.   We collect from many people who would not send in a donation, but are willing to put a gift into the envelope on the doorstep.  Please consider whether you can help this year, now matter how few houses you can cover - an hour or two of your time can make a huge difference to those in great need.  More info. from, and offers of help to, Yvonne Ellison, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Christine and Malcolm Anderson,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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

 

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 Hudson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you.

 

CEILIDH – With the Blue Kettle Band at the Royal British Legion on Friday 27th April, 7.00pm for 7.30pm in the evening. Finishes at 11.00pm. Adults £10, Children £5 including a chilli supper (with vegetarian option). Organised by St. Anne’s Church this event is open to everyone.  Tickets can be obtained from Pen to Paper or the Post Office.

 

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:
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.

 

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 may 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 Saturday 29th April at 6.30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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 https://www.stmarysradcliffe.org/images/documents/Annual-Report-2017.pdf

 

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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