St Anne, Radcliffe-on-Trent and Bingham
Situated in the heart of Radcliffe-on-Trent, we also serve the market town of Bingham and surrounding villages. We are a Catholic community called to proclaim and teach the Good News.
We worship in joy and gratitude.
We welcome the stranger and we serve the needs of all, body and spirit.
We strive for social justice, harmony and peace throughout the world, Our doors are always open and all are welcome.
St Anne, Radcliffe-on–Trent and Bingham
Following the first world war, Radcliffe developed in to a dormitory suburb of Nottingham. The new settlers contained an average proportion of Catholics for whom, in 1938, Fr Woodbridge of West Bridgford opened a Mass-centre in ‘The Lodge’ at Wharfe End. In 1940 a corrugated-iron building in Shelford Road was bought and dedicated to The English Martyrs. Sunday Mass was said monthly until 1948; after which date it was said every week in a chapel which soon proved to be inadequate for the numbers of its congregation. The current church was “opened, blessed and dedicated to St. Anne” on 26 July 1962. The original intention was this should become the parish hall once a church had been built. This intention was never fulfilled and the hall has remained the church. However, it has been altered and extended over the years and now has catering facilities, a meeting room and extra seating all of which were provided in 1982 In the 1990s, the presbytery was extended, adding an office and a small reception room. A new sacristy was also built on to the hall. Finally, on 26 July 2002, the fortieth anniversary of its dedication, it was consecrated by Bishop McMahon.
The following priests served at St Anne’s until the parish became part of the new Parish of the Annunciation in March 2023
1963 – 1974 Fr P Wilson
1974 – 1976 Fr F McLoughlin
1977 – 1995 Fr D Daly
1995 – 2022 Fr A Franey
2022 – 2023 Fr J Martin
Extract from ‘Good News for the East Midlands’ compiled by Canon Anthony Dolan
St Anne, Radcliffe-on–Trent and Bingham
Saturday 4.30 PM
Sunday 9.30 AM
Monday 9.30 AM
Friday 12 PM
Sunday 9am (before Mass)
Confessions (Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month)
Saturday 3.30 – 4.15 PM
Parish Ministry Groups
“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord” (1 Corinthians 4-6)
Our church is enriched by the many people who undertake a variety of ministries freely giving their time and energies. Many others undertake often unrecognised acts of kindness and generosity day by day living the gospel by their actions
Volunteers are welcome. If you would like to offer your time and talents by helping in any of the ministries listed, please contact a member of our church team.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Distributing Holy Communion at Mass, leading Services of the Word and taking Holy Communion to the sick and housebound
Read the Holy Scriptures at Mass
Caring for vestments and sacred vessels, setting out vestments and preparing the sanctuary before services
Ensuring all worshippers receive a warm welcome as they arrive whilst monitoring attendance at weekend Masses.
Setting up and operating online streaming for Sunday Mass and occasional other services.
Helping with the counting of the weekly collections.
Leading child centred activities for young people during the first part of Sunday Mass.
MUSIC AND LITURGY
Assisting in the provision of music at Mass and other liturgies.
Caring for the spiritual and physical needs of vulnerable, sick and housebound parishioners.
Connecting with young people and supporting them on their faith journey.
Providing refreshments after Sunday Mass and Friday Mass.
Providing and arranging flowers for the sanctuary and other areas of the church.
MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
Managing routine maintenance and cleaning of the church buildings and tending the gardens.
Bringing people in the community together and supporting good causes is a high priority for the Parish of the Annunciation and here at St Anne we play our part. Our Social Committee plans various activities
during the year. These include A Christmas Fayre. a parish lunch and summer barbecues. Ideas for other activities are always welcomed.
Refreshments after Sunday Mass
All our welcome to join us after 9.30 Mass each Sunday for tea, coffee, biscuits and occasionally, cake!
Friday lunchtime refreshments
Mass is normally celebrated at noon on Friday. Alternatively, A Service of the Word and Holy Communion is held. Following the noon service, you are welcome to join us for lunchtime refreshments. Soup, sandwiches or scones are available depending on the season. A small donation is appreciated.
Bereavement Listening Hour – Second Wednesday of each month
The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month in the Meeting Room at St Anne’s. Whether you are recently bereaved or have suffered the loss of a loved one some time ago, you will be made most welcome. Open to those of all faiths or none.
Winter Welcome Spaces- A Radcliffe – wide Initiative
Last winter, conscious of the cost of living and the high cost of fuel, we provided a safe space to members of the local community. Together with other churches at a number of locations, we opened our doors weekly to
anyone in need of company. We hope to open our doors again during the coming winter starting in November. We hope that more parishioners will feel
able join us for a chat if they have time.