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


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Safeguarding Statement

The Vicar and Parochial Church Council recognise the importance of our work with children and young people and adults in need of protection, and our responsibility to protect everyone entrusted to our care.

 St. Mary’s is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and ensuring their wellbeing. 

If you have any concerns for a child or vulnerable adult then please contact St. Mary’s Safeguarding Officer, Lyn Sugden, whose contact details are at the back of church.

A copy of our Safeguarding Policy and procedures can be found at the back of church.

Shelford will have its own Safeguarding Statement.

 

 

 

 

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

1st Reading         1 Thessalonians  Chapter 2 verses 1 – 8           

Gospel Reading         Matthew  Chaoter 22 vv. 34 - 46    

LEADING PRAYERS & READING THE LESSON - Reading the lesson and leading prayers is a very valuable part of services. If you would like to join the team for either those who read the Bible lesson or lead Intercessions at a Sunday 10.30 am service, please have a word with Iris McLean or one of the clergy. Short training is available if needed and support/help always available. 

 

LIGHT PARTY - We are holding a party in St Mary’s Hall on Tuesday 31st Oct and need some plain buns please for the children to decorate. We would also love more adult helpers. If you can bake or help in any way please let one of us know. Cori, Jude or Lindsey Brown

 

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

  • 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 and when appropriate.

 

EASY FUNDRAISING – Don’t forget that 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” - Please return filled shoeboxes to church on or before Sunday 5th November 
[or to my address before 8th November]. Then they’re off to our District Collection point in Keyworth. Again it’s a really super effort. Thanks to all involved.  Julia Hancock, 8 Walnut Grove.

 

WOOL ODDMENTS - Last week we had a great start. Any wool, for our charity knitters, you have lying around and don’t want to use, please take it to the back of church and put in/near box with the RED BALL of WOOL on a STICK! Thanks you so much. Julia Hancock.

 

NOTTINGHAM REFUGEE FORUM – Nottingham Refugee Forum proudly presents on Friday 17th November at the Royal British Legion, Radcliffe on Trent “The Electric Bears” 7.30pm – 11.00pm. Come down for an evening of live dancing to pop, funk and soul.  Tickets cost £5 and can be obtained from Pen to Paper or Cathy tel: 07811 380 317 

 

CHRISTMAS FAYRE 2017  -

  1. At the back of church you will find a list for those of you who would like to contribute cakes, biscuits, jams, marmalades or chutneys or the like for the Christmas Fayre on November Saturday 18th November.  This gives you time to prepare these items and any contributions will be more than gratefully received.
  2. There is another list there for help in the kitchen.  It is split into hourly slots apart from the last half hour.  We are looking for volunteers to help sp if you could please enter your names into which ever hour slot suits you best we will be very grateful.
  3. Mita Johnson and Canon Alan Haydock are again running the raffle.  Mita will be very grateful to receive donations of prizes.  Please would you give these to Mita in church on Sunday (9 o'clock service) or leave them at the back of church clearly marked. Thank you.  Margaret Scothern & Martin Skeffington

 

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

 

ART EXHIBITION – An art exhibition will take place this weekend 28th/29th October in aid of the Methodist Church funds and we shall be serving refreshments on both days. The times are Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday 12.30pm to 4.30pm. We shall be receiving entries on the Friday afternoon 27th. between 2.30 and 4pm.We shall be including photographs and having a children's section. 

 

CRAFT FAIR – A Winter Craft Fair (crafts for the family) is being held 10.00am – 4.00pm, in Southwell Minster Saturday 4th November 2017. Will also extend to the Archbishop’s Palace from 12 noon–3.00pm.

 

APPLES – I have been picking more apples off the apple tree in the vicarage garden and picking up fallens.  I intend to use them to make some items for the Christmas Fayre.  If anyone else would like any to do something similar or just to use for their own purposes please have a word with me and I’ll let you have some.  Martin Skeffington

 

COMMUNITY CAFÉ (METHODIST CHURCH) - The Community Cafe will be held Saturday 11th November 9.30am – 12 noon. This month we are raising funds for the Framework homeless shelter in Nottingham. They have seen a big cut in funding in recent years and rely heavily on donations so please come along and support the cafe. We would really appreciate cake donations as in recent months when the cafe is not being run by an external group we have been a little short of cakes. We are happy to collect. Please contact Wendy Layhe tel: 07790 40453

 

FACE TO FACE SAFEGUARDING COURSE – There are a limited number of spaces on the first stage safeguarding C0 course with Lyn Sugden on Wednesday 8th November at 10.00 am in the Ark Room St. Mary’s Hall.  Please speak to me if you need to do this important course. Sally Williams

 

GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND – We are holding a tombola in Coffee Pot to raise money for the Guide Dogs.  This will take place Monday 30th October until Thursday 2nd November.  We are also selling a Quiz “Know your Towns & Cities” for £1.  Please support.  Thank you.  Martin & Christine Skeffington

 

 

 

 

 

The Vicar and Parochial Church Council recognise the importance of our work with children and young people and adults in need of protection, and our responsibility to protect everyone entrusted to our care.

St. Mary’s is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and ensuring their wellbeing.

If you have any concerns for a child or vulnerable adult then please contact St. Mary’s Safeguarding Officer, Lyn Sugden, whose contact details are at the back of church.

A copy of our Safeguarding Policy and procedures can be found at the back of church.

 
1st Reading   Psalm 96  verses 1 – 9 [10 – 13]          

Gospel Reading    Matthew   Chapter 22 verses 15 – 22     

 

THANK YOU - Mark and Sue would like to thank everyone for the warmth of their welcome and the many cards and gifts.  We are still pinching ourselves that we are in Radcliffe and have been overwhelmed by the generous welcome. Thank you all so much.  We are so excited at all the Lord has in store.

Warm thanks to all who made the church look so beautiful at Harvest Festival.  It was a great indicator of the many gifts and talents within the congregation.  Thanks also for all the gifts provided.

 

LEADING PRAYERS & READING THE LESSON - Reading the lesson and leading prayers is a very valuable part of services. If you would like to join the team for either those who read the Bible lesson or lead Intercessions at a Sunday 10.30 am service, please have a word with Iris McLean or one of the clergy. Short training is available if needed and support/help always available. 

 

LIGHT PARTY - We are holding a party in St Mary’s Hall on Tuesday 31st Oct and need some plain buns please for the children to decorate. We would also love more adult helpers. If you can bake or help in any way please let one of us know. Cori, Jude or Lindsey Brown.

 

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

  • 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 and when appropriate.

 

EASY FUNDRAISING – Don’t forget that 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” - Please collect leaflet and instructions /background from back of church. Some empty pre-wrapped boxes also available! Return to church on or before 5th November. Julia Hancock.

 

WOOL ODDMENTS - Last week we had a great start. Any wool, for our charity knitters, you have lying around and don’t want to use, please take it to the back of church and put in/near box with the RED BALL of WOOL on a STICK! Thanks you so much. Julia Hancock.

 

NOTTINGHAM REFUGEE FORUM – Nottingham Refugee Forum proudly presents on Friday 17th November at the Royal British Legion, Radcliffe on Trent “The Electric Bears” 7.30pm – 11.00pm. Come down for an evening of live dancing to pop, funk and soul.  Tickets cost £5 and can be obtained from Pen to Paper or Cathy tel: 07811 380 317 

 

CHRISTMAS FAYRE 2017  - At the back of church you will find a list for those of you who would like to contribute cakes, biscuits, jams, marmalades or chutneys or the like for the Christmas Fayre on November Saturday 18th November.  This gives you a month to prepare these items and any contributions will be more than gratefully received. Thanking you in anticipation. Margaret Scothern & Martin Skeffington

 

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

 

“PROMISES,PROMISES” EXHIBITION - An exhibition called “Promises, promises” in The Chapter House at Southwell Minster explores some of the issues raised by the letter written by Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour in November 1917 which signaled Government support for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine. The exhibition runs from 14th to 28th October. On Sunday 15th October, there will be a talk at 3pm in Trebeck Hall hosted by Southwell Minster Partnership Group with St. George’s Jerusalem, to which all are very welcome: “The Balfour Declaration and implications for Palestinians” will be presented by the Rev’d Dr. Fadi Diab (Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East). The exhibition culminates in a free conference for anyone who would like to know more about Britain’s historical role in the complex situation in Israel/Palestine. It is called ‘Britain and Palestine 1917- 2017 Unfinished Business’ and takes place on Saturday 28th October from 2pm to 5pm in the State Chamber, Southwell Minster. It will include an address – ‘The Promised Land?’ - by Professor Mary Grey (Roman Catholic liberation theologian and Trustee of the Balfour Project). To register interest/find out more please call 0115 952 1802 / 0115 965 2948 or e mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ART EXHIBITION – An art exhibition will take place the weekend of 28th/29th October in aid of the Methodist Church funds and we shall be serving refreshments on both days. The times are Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday 12.30pm to 4.30pm. We shall be receiving entries on the Friday afternoon 27th. between 2.30 and 4pm.We shall be including photographs and having a children's section. If anyone would like to enter drawings, paintings or photographs, please contact Rae Allton, 1 Orchard Close.

DIOCESAN MOTHERS’ UNION SERVICE – The Diocesan Mothers’ Union Service will take place Saturday 28th October at 11.00am in Southwell Minster, followed by the AGM and refreshments in Trebeck Hall

 

APPLES – Dave Townsend and I have been picking apples off the apple tree in the vicarage garden.  I intend to use them to make some items for the Christmas Fayre.  If anyone else would like any to do something similar or just to use for their own purposes please have a word with me and I’ll let you have some.  We have also put some in the foyer of St. Mary’s Hall for people to help themselves.  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

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