St Mary's Radcliffe on Trent

Sharing God's Love



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.




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    



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


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





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