Radcliffe Parish Church of St. Mary
Radcliffe Parish Churchof St. Mary

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Covid 19 - Corona Virus - All Public Worship paused until further notice

Following guidance from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York all public worship at St. Mary's (Radcliffe Parish Church); St. Thomas and St. John and St. Philip's Community Centre has now paused until further notice in line with Government Advice as a measure to help protect the most vulnerable.

For more information or assistance please contact the Team Vicar, The Reverend Elizabeth A. Binns 

elizabethabinns@aol.com 

07976818157 or the Church Wardens whose details can be found on this website.  Please be assured of our prayers during this very difficult time. 

Something to inspire, help, or just make us smile

Check out regularly our Prayers /Reading page & the News / Inspiration / Smiles page (click on menu buttons on left ) as we try to give you food for thought or just put a smile on your face during this difficult time Eg this passage about why and how God has got this. 

God: I've got this and I'm with you.

Society:   What about my plans?!

 

God:   My plans for you are always better than your own.

Don't worry. I'm going to work this all out for your good.

 

Society:   We're not going to get anything done!

 

God:   That's the point. You know how you keep spinning your wheels—always working, moving, doing—but never feeling satisfied? I've given you permission to stop. I've cleared your calendars for you! Your worth isn't tied to busyness or accomplishment. All you have to do is take care of each other.

 

Society:   What does this all mean?

 

God:   It means I'm in control. It means you are human and I am God. It means I've given you a wonderful opportunity to be the light in a dark world. It means you are going to learn to rely on me.

 

Society:   What are we supposed to do when we can't leave our homes?

 

God:   Rest. You are always so busy and overwhelmed, crying out to me weary and exhausted. Can't you use a break from your fast-paced and over-scheduled lives? Go ahead and rest. Pray. Love your families. Be still and spend time with me.

 

Society:   You mean we're supposed to stay home with our kids all day, every day?

 

God:   Yes. And you're going to be just fine. This time together is a rare gift. The rush of daily life has come to a halt. Play games. Bake cookies. Work on projects you've never had the time for. Teach them kindness and grace. Show them how to endure difficult circumstances and steer them toward me.

 

Society:   We better start hoarding anything we can get our hands on!

 

God: Prevention, yes. Precaution, yes. Preparedness, yes. But after that, it's time to put the needs of others before your own. When you see someone in need, help them. Offer up what you have. Do not worry about tomorrow! Haven't I always taken care of you? Now, go take care of someone else.  

Society: Why is this happening?

 

God:   To remind you that I'm in control. To bring your attention back to me. I'm bringing you together as families and neighbors. I'm showing you patience and perseverance. I'm reminding you of your purpose and priorities. Now is the time to learn and teach your children what this life is really about.

 

Society:   We don't know who to believe.

 

God:   Believe in me. Trust me. Ask me for wisdom and I will surely give it.

 

Society:   We're scared!  
 

God:   I've got this and I'm with you.

Safeguarding

We are located:

(STM)

Radcliffe Parish Church of St Mary

Church Green

Radcliffe

Greater Manchester

M26 2QA

 

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Team Locations

(STSJ)

St Thomas & St John

Blackburn St

Radcliffe

M26 2UD

 

(STP)

St Philips Community Centre

Higher Dean St

Radcliffe

M26 3TE

 

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