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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

This week in our prayers we give thanks for all the good things the Lord has provided for us.

 

 

 

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

Sunday 2nd Service Theme –

1st Reading  Psalm tba                 

Gospel Reading Mark Chapter 7 vv. 1-8, 14,15 & 21-23   

Sunday 9th Service Theme – Shaping Church – Foundations

1st Reading Acts Chapter 2 vv. 42 -27   

Gospel Reading John Chapter 17 vv. 20 – 26         

 

ST. PETER & ST. PAUL’S 

Sunday 2nd    10.30am Holy Communion

Sunday 9th  No service

  

PEWS NEWS – As the editor is away for the next two Sundays 2nd and 9th September the next Pews News will relate to Sunday 16th September. Editor

 

CANON ALAN HAYDOCK – I wish to thank friends from St. Mary’s who have expressed their concern and offered assistance during the long weeks following my accident.  I am especially grateful to those who found time to visit me at home. My recovery is far from complete but I hope to return to Church in the near future. Rev’d Canon Alan.

 

BEREAVEMENT LISTENING -The next Bereavement Listening and Information hour will be on Wednesday 12th September, 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

 

HOUSE OF LAITY CONFERENCE  - The House of Laity is putting on a conference for the Laity across our Diocese. This is taking place 17th  November at the Minster School in Southwell  9.30am for 10.00am start. This will be an all day conference finishing at 4.00pm. Lunch will be provided. The event is open to all laity across the Diocese, not just Synod Reps. The Keynote Speaker will be Alison CoulterAlison is Chair of the House of Laity for Winchester Diocese and a member of General Synod.  She was co-author of the report ’Setting God’s People Free’ as a member of the Archbishops’ Council’s Lay Leadership Task Group, and is currently a member of the Setting God’s People Free Steering Group.  She was also a member of the Archbishops’ Task Group for Evangelism. You will also hear about the Youth Leadership College and in the afternoon there will be workshop sessions on a variety of topics. The Deanery hopes that as many of you as possible will be able to attend - further details to be published shortly. Steve Gelsthorpe, Deanery Lay Chair

 

NEW WINE CONFERENCE  - A New Wine Urban Conference is taking place on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th October at St Saviour’s in The Meadows, Nottingham. The main speaker is Nicola Neal from Every Life who is working to eradicate poverty holistically in the UK and Africa. There will be lively worship, prayer ministry, also seminars on relevant urban topics lead by practitioners doing the stuff and networking opportunities. The cost is £72 before the 5th September 2018 as an early bird using the following link https://www.new-wine.org/events/new-wine-urban-forum-2018

 

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 – We now have a full complement although there is a possibility that there may be a couple of spaces free due to people being unable to attend. Thank you everyone who is coming as I have now got your menu choices.  There is one or two who are still to let me have their £20.  I will be grateful if you could let me have it asap.  Many thanks

 

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

 

RIDE AND STRIDE - Once again I'll be taking part in the Ride & Stride event. Over the years Notts. Historic Churches Trust has funded various repair work at St. Mary's including the west porch roof and recently the church roof renovation project, so I'm glad of the opportunity to support their work. I hope that some of you will feel able to sponsor my ride so that their work can continue – Dave Townsend

BOYS’ BRIGADE MILE OF PENNIES – This will take place in the village on Saturday 29th September.  The BB is looking for your “small change” and if you have any jars (suitably filled), please bring them to the Boys’ Brigade Hut or hand them to any member or officer.  Bob Jones

 

BBC DOCUMENTARY SERIES – Congregations are invited to be part of the audience of the final performance of a BBC documentary series presented by Nottingham actress Vicky McClure, featuring a dementia choir at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on the 5th of September. ‘Vicky McClure: My Dementia Choir’ will be shown on TV in the autumn and the producers are inviting church congregations to be the audience. More details on the diocesan website.

 

COMMUNITY ART PROJECT – APPEAL FOR POPPIES - My name is Nicola Wells and I am one of the Community Development Officers at Rushcliffe Borough Council. I plan creative arts projects in the local area and one of my forthcoming areas of work is to co-ordinate commemorations for the centenary of the end of WW1. Inspired by the Tower of London’s famous ‘Blood Swept Sands and Seas of Red’ installation I'm planning an exhibition of remembrance poppies at Rushcliffe Arena in West Bridgford 26 Oct - 16 Nov 2018. I am hoping we will be able to present a poppy for each one of the 502 men from Rushcliffe towns and villages who were lost in the conflict. I am issuing an appeal to local schools, youth and community groups to contribute poppies to the display. Poppies need to be handmade but can be from any material - wool, felt, paper, car, clay etc. Poppy contributions can be dropped off at Rushcliffe Arena reception or at Rushcliffe Community Contact Centre on Rectory Road by the end of September or I can arrange for collection of items. For more information about the project please email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel: 9148517. Nicola Wells, Community Development Officer

 

THISTLETON LECTURE – This will take place on Tuesday 11th September at 2.00pm at St. John’s College, Chilwell Lane, Bramcote, Nottingham NG9 3DS. The speaker is Dr. Melody Briggs and the subject is “Through the Scriptural Looking Glass: Children and Young People Reading Scripture”. Cost £10.00 including refreshments.  Tickets available from Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thiselton-lecture-2018-tickets-48452797622

Further details: email  Jane Travis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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. Pray for the meeting which is likely to take place in September to discuss its future in St. Mary’s.

 

Please pray for Rock Solid, which will be in St. Mary’s Hall on Sunday 30th September, for its members and for those who give their time to help run it.

 

 

 

 

 PRAYER FOR THE WEEK

This week we remember in our prayers the old and the vulnerable; those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.  We pray for all the residential care homes and nursing homes both here in Radcliffe on Trent, in Nottinghamshire and throughout the country.  We pray that the staff have compassion and despite what must be some stressful situations are able to deal with it without abusing their patients.  We also pray for all the other vulnerable people within our society, whether children with Downs Syndrome or mental or physical disabilities; whether young adults who succumb to taking drugs that they have the will power to withdraw from this addiction.

Amen

 

 

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

This week’s Service Theme –

1st Reading  Psalm 150                

Gospel Reading John Chapter 6 verses 56 - 69    

 

ST. PETER & ST. PAUL’S  3

Sunday 26th   6.30pm Compline

 

 

THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE PLACEMENT - During September, Sue Pendenque will be on placement with us at St. Mary’s.   Sue is training for ministry at College and will be shadowing Rachel and Mark and involved in the leading of some Services and activities.  Please welcome Sue as she joins us for this short placement. Mark

 

HOUSE OF LAITY CONFERENCE  - The House of Laity is putting on a conference for the Laity across our Diocese. This is taking place 17th  November at the Minster School in Southwell  9.30am for 10.00am start. This will be an all day conference finishing at 4.00pm. Lunch will be provided. The event is open to all laity across the Diocese, not just Synod Reps. The Keynote Speaker will be Alison CoulterAlison is Chair of the House of Laity for Winchester Diocese and a member of General Synod.  She was co-author of the report ’Setting God’s People Free’ as a member of the Archbishops’ Council’s Lay Leadership Task Group, and is currently a member of the Setting God’s People Free Steering Group.  She was also a member of the Archbishops’ Task Group for Evangelism. You will also hear about the Youth Leadership College and in the afternoon there will be workshop sessions on a variety of topics. The Deanery hopes that as many of you as possible will be able to attend - further details to be published shortly. Steve Gelsthorpe, Deanery Lay Chair

 

NEW WINE CONFERENCE  - A New Wine Urban Conference is taking place on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th October at St Saviour’s in The Meadows, Nottingham. The main speaker is Nicola Neal from Every Life who is working to eradicate poverty holistically in the UK and Africa. There will be lively worship, prayer ministry, also seminars on relevant urban topics lead by practitioners doing the stuff and networking opportunities. The cost is £72 before the 5th September 2018 as an early bird using the following link https://www.new-wine.org/events/new-wine-urban-forum-2018

 

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. Thank you everyone who is coming as I have now got your menu choices.  There is one or two who are still to let me have their £20.  I will be grateful if you could let me have it asap.  Many thanks

 

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

 

RIDE AND STRIDE - Once again I'll be taking part in the Ride & Stride event. Over the years Notts. Historic Churches Trust has funded various repair work at St. Mary's including the west porch roof and recently the church roof renovation project, so I'm glad of the opportunity to support their work. I hope that some of you will feel able to sponsor my ride so that their work can continue – Dave Townsend

 

 

 

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

 

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