St Mary's Radcliffe on Trent

Sharing God's Love




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         



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


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

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.





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