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Oakham PCC

افضل سوق اسهم بالعالم At its meeting on Tuesday 18 July received the annual Safeguarding Report from Ruth Bray, and the meeting re-adopted the Diocesan Safeguarding policy. Safeguarding is an important issue, which is taken very seriously in all our Team churches, and more details can be found on the website, and a statement to that effect will appear regularly in the pewsheet. A Finance Report…

Dean of Peterborough Cathedral

حكم المتاجرة بالذهب It was announced on Tuesday 18 July that Reverend Canon Tim Sledge has been appointed as Dean of Peterborough Cathedral. Tim is currently Vicar of Romsey and Area Dean in the Diocese of Winchester. From 2003 to 2008 he was Diocesan Missioner Enabler in the Diocese of Peterborough. Tim is married to Caroline, and has two stepchildren, Grace (20) and Matt (18).…

Paul Phillips RIP

شركة forex.com We are sorry to have to convey the sad news that Paul Phillips died on Monday morning, 17 July. Paul was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer only a few weeks ago, and his health had deteriorated rapidly since then. Paul was a very long-standing and active member of Whissendine Church, as tower captain and choir member among other roles, and he will be…

Greenbelt 2017

طريقة الاستثمار بالذهب Greenbelt is a festival for people who want to mix things up: art and music, poetry and politics, activism and spirituality, faith and justice. Iain and Charlotte, our new curates, both love it – does anyone want to join them for a day trip, on Sunday 27th August? The venue is close, about 45 minutes drive, at Boughton House near Kettering. The…

Fairtrade Sales and Stalls

It is very pleasing to report that sales for the last three months have amounted to a massive £640.48. My thanks to everyone who supports the stall. The next few dates are all after the 10:30 service at Oakham, the first being today then again on 23rd and 30th July. August dates are 6th, 13th and 27th. Thank you again for your…

Foodbank Update

The Foodbank is currently short of the following items – small coffee, dog and cat food, sponge puddings…urgent!, custard, instant savoury meals i.e pasta, cous cous, rice etc: in packets, ham/spam/corned beef, tinned spaghetti, tinned carrots or mixed veg, tinned potatoes, sweets and chocolate bars, meat in sauce e.g. stew, curry, etc:, cream crackers, crisps etc. We have plenty of cereals, baked…

Langham News – July 2017

Possibly this will arrive before 1st July to remind all there is to be an evening to celebrate our Feast Weekend at the home of Tony and Trish Ruddle, Parva House, Cold Overton Road, Langham, 6-9p.m. There is to be a Launde lamb barbecue. Church@4 has been discontinued for some months now, while many ideas have been discussed. During the summer months…

Brooke News – July 2017

On Saturday 3rd June the Rev Brian Nicholls took the service for the interment of the ashes of the late Ken Grimmer. June also saw the death of Iris Davies nee Seal of Hillside Cottage, Brooke; Iris and her parents before her had lived at Brooke for many years though after the death of her husband Dennis several years ago Iris had…

Bats

Bats in the church roof are fine. Bats in the body of the church damage our building, get close to preventing worship and create an enormous amount of hard work protecting our walls and cleaning on a daily basis. The work and the battle have been fought for some years but now the possibility of an ‘accommodation’ of bats and people is…

Reflections

The meeting which took place on the 8th June was in Church as the Hall was unavailable. Our speaker was Mrs Helen Bush who took Reflections as her subject. Some of the reflections were first day at school, first time in Church, Harvest and Christmas Eve. There were reflections on the natural world using some of the psalms and other Bible passages.…

Langham News – May 2017

The Easter Sunday service was very well attended, and the egg hunt and quiz much enjoyed. It was good to have some vocal children present making the Family Service very meaningful. Big Get-Together This is a preview of a big·church event planned for 17th/18th June – to celebrate among other special events, the life of Jo Cox, Father’s Day and the official…

Egleton News – May 2017

Christian Aid Week returns on May 14th to 20th for a 60th Anniversary celebration, gloriously achieved It takes Centre Stage with these challenging ‘quotes’ from the Three Co-ordinators of CHRISTIAN AID in the East Midlands – Martin, Judi and Nick. MARTIN affirms how” CHRISTIAN AID is the biggest act of Christian Witness in the U K , so I get excited !…

Reception for Charlotte and Iain

A huge thank you to all involved in producing nibbles and drinks for the reception after evensong last Sunday. Tis always said “The Lord will provide” and He did in abundance with your help and with almost no waste! Perfect! A date for your diaries: 1 October – Harvest Lunch – in Church after 10:30…

Summer Concerts

As usual, the All Saints Concert Society are organising the Wednesday lunchtime concerts during the summer holiday, and there is a leaflet available detailing all of these – please pick up a copy, or indeed a few if you can distribute them anywhere. We also have an evening concert on Saturday 22 July given by Gabriel Francis-Dehqani, so please put that in…

Tonne-up!

By Revd Paul McLeod Inside the north door of our parish church lies a large blue box into which local people anonymously donate food supplies that are regularly taken to Towcester Food Bank. Abthorpe has been contributing to our local food bank since it first opened in 2012. When the February contributions were weighed our…

New Life in Kenya

Founded by Christian dairy farmers in 1988, Send a Cow works hand in hand with Africa’s poorest families. Through a proven package of training in farming, gender equality and money management, we help them see the riches in their own land. We also provide livestock and tools, working alongside families for three years to help…

You Make The Difference!

The first of June to the 7th was National Volunteer Week. It was a time to celebrate all of those people who give their time and skills as a volunteer in Peterborough Diocese. Without you so many things would not happen at all. So a huge Thank you to: Church Wardens, Treasurers, Lay Pastoral Ministers, Children’s Workers,…

Ministry – Lay and Ordained

In June we ordain new deacons and priests for the diocese: always a thrilling and encouraging time. In September we license lay ministers; this year we are expanding that into a Festival of Lay Ministry. Three great occasions at the Cathedral each year, celebrating ministry, ordaining, commissioning, sending men and women out into God’s harvest…

RSCM Dean’s Award

Congratulations to five of our choir members in passing the RSCM Dean’s Award – Margaret Foot, Jan Williamson, Ann Blackett, Trish Mobbs and Lin Ryder – which they achieved not only by singing, but also demonstrating their musical and church knowledge. The awards will be presented at the Peterborough Diocesan Choral Festival on Saturday 14 October at 5:30pm at Peterborough Cathedral.

Handicraft group

The first meeting of the group to begin preparations for the stall at the Autumn Fayre will be held at 10:00 am on Friday 14 July at 8 Peterborough Avenue. We will be sharing patterns, ideas, wool and fabric, contributions of which would be gratefully received. More details from Sally Corton (01572 722272).

Church Spring Clean

The annual Spring Clean will be on Saturday 24 June, in two sessions from 10am-12 noon, and 2-4pm. Our dedicated team of volunteer church cleaners look after the church and keep it looking lovely during the year, but the Spring Clean gives us a chance to reach the places which need a bit more attention and/or effort. Please come along for either…

Sunday School Progression

There is to be a Bring and Share Supper at the Vicarage on Friday 30 June at 7.30pm to discuss the progression of our Sunday School. The present leaders of the older groups would like to stand down but we do not have anyone to take their places. We are not asking you to lead but we may ask you to do…

Oakham PCC

The meeting of the PCC on 22 May was open to all members of the church for a presentation on stewardship from Paul Adams (Diocesan Stewardship Adviser), who talked about the four key tasks of an effective Stewardship Scheme – teaching, annual renewal, link with mission and thanking givers, and this was followed by a useful discussion. Other matters included annual spring…

Revd James McDonald

Parishioners will want to congratulate Revd James McDonald on his appointment as Associate Minister in the York City Centre Churches with special responsibility for St Lawrence York. James grew up in the parish of Oakham and pursued his vocation here before being ordained in 2014 and has served his curacy in Brackley within our Diocese. James will be presiding and preaching at…

Langham News – June 2017

June 17/18 – to celebrate among other special events, the life of Jo Cox, Father’s Day and the official birthday of our Queen. It is scheduled to start at 6.00p.m. on the Saturday with a welcome, drinks, games and live music. At 7.00p.m. there is to be a barbecue as well as bring and share food. There will be a bar. Then…

Hambleton News – June 2017

On Bank Holiday Monday, 1st May we held our annual Open Gardens and Artisan Stalls. 450 visitors attended the event and £4,360 was raised for the Church and Village Hall. All the seven gardens that were open to the public looked amazing on the day. This was due of course to many months of hard work by their owners. Our Artisan Stalls…

Egleton News – June 2017

Welcome, with open arms, was offered – on the Fourth Sunday of Easter – to David and Mary Parkin on their first return to St Edmund’s since their removal to Halifax 14 months ago. Our former Churchwarden and Church Treasurer, both looking well and feeling fine, though sorely missed here-and-there in Rutland, are now linked with St Jude’s Parish; still fulfilling estimable…

Brooke News – June 2017

It seems a long time since our Easter services of Morning Prayer on Good Friday and Communion on Easter Sunday and then two weeks of no services at all at Brooke but all is back to normal now and our usual pattern of services. On a sunny, warm, May morning a happy band of cleaners descended on St Peter for an annual…

Lent Lunches Support Christian Aid

Dear Friends Thank you very much for the generous donation of £790.51 towards the work of Christian Aid from the series of 5 Lent lunches held by Churches Together in Oakham and District. Please accept this letter as receipt of your donation with our grateful thanks for your support. Christian Aid believes in strengthening people…

Braunston to Bangladesh

Last autumn Kim White left Braunston to spend three months in Bangladesh as a volunteer worker with YCare International. A couple of weeks ago Kim came to give us an illustrated talk about her time there. She spoke to us about the practical work which her group had undertaken such as repairing a broken bridge and putting a floor down in the…

Braunston’s Big Breakfast

Thanks to the inspiration of Sue Willetts, All Saints’ Braunston decided to have a change in the way we supported the annual Christian Aid Appeal, which this year was to help refugees. Instead of a door to door collection, everyone in the village was invited to a free breakfast in the village hall on Saturday May 20, with donations going to Christian…

Our New Curates

We welcome two new curates this month. Both are being ordained Deacon starting out on the two years leading to full Ordination. They are being ordained as Deacons on Sunday 25th June at Peterborough Cathedral. At 11am. We have no morning service on that day and some of us might well feel able to be part of the supporting congregation. In the…

The Midsummer Ceilidh – 24th June

This features the James Joyce Band and promises fun for everyone regardless of experience. In the Village Hall from 7:00pm. Tickets which include a hot supper are at £12 and there is a bar. Tickets are selling well so don’t be disappointed and get yours ASAP. To get that ticket phone either Rob on 774388 or Janet on 759556.

A Successful May Fayre

May Fayres are almost a way of life since the end of one year leads fairly rapidly to thoughts about the next. They are, in essence, a genuine and well planned and organised team effort. It is therefore a delight when everything goes well and large crowds have had a great day. Massive thanks go to the people who came and supported…

The Alive Group

Our May meeting was hosted by members from the Uppingham Group & we were joined by others from Oakham, Ketton, North Luffenham & Corby. During the church service we had a talk given by Vicki from North Yorkshire & Maggie from Hereford both members of a team from The Alive Group who were spending time in the Uppingham & Belton areas during…

The Bishop’s Roadshow

Michael Hinman, Reader, reports on the recent roadshow Bishop Donald Allister has led four roadshows across the diocese this year and the local one was held at Greetham Valley Golf Club on April 29th, attended by a fair number of Rutland and district clergy, lay ministers, churchwardens and others. Along with two members of the laity, the Bishop gave four addresses, on…

Thank You

A huge thank you from Dominic, Frances and James Coad for the many lovely cards and gifts we have received since James’s birth was announced. We felt a wonderful wave of affection from the Oakham Team up here in the Newcastle and it was very much appreciated. Thank you very much.

Bishop Donald in our link diocese of Seoul, Korea

Bishop Donald was in Korea to join the consecration of the new Bishop of Seoul Diocese, Peter Lee, which took place on 25 April 2017. While there, Bishop Donald met with the Youth Club from St Bede’s Church in Daehakro. They took him to visit the ancient city wall, Hanyangdoseong, at the top of Mount…

That Church Rings A Bell

This summer the people of Cotterstock, a little village near Oundle, are celebrating the completion of an exciting project to refurbish the bells and bell frames in their church. This has been possible due to fundraising by and generous donations from villagers, a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Peterborough Diocesan Guild of…

General Election 2017

Archbishops highlight the place of faith in British life Faith has a central role to play in politics and this general election, say the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. In a pastoral letter to the parishes and chaplaincies of the Church of England, Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu urge people to set aside “apathy…

All Are Called

This month sees the ordination of a new group of deacons and priests in our Cathedral. There is a national shortage of clergy, and some of our recent parochial vacancies have taken longer to fill than is ideal, so we rejoice that men and women of all ages, and not least some younger men and…

Oakham Stewardship

At the Open Meeting of the PCC on Monday 22 May, we had a very stimulating presentation from Paul Adams (Diocesan Stewardship Adviser). If you missed it, a summary is available here.

Oakham Boiler Update

As you know, over the past month we have asked a number of specialist firms to tender for the new boiler system and its associated works. Only three of the firms submitted tenders, and they were all very much higher than we were expecting – in the region of £180,000 excluding VAT. Although we knew there would be some extra costs caused…

Readers and Intercessors Rota

Anne Venning produces the rota for Readers & Intercessors at Oakham, and this is distributed regularly to all those involved – however, there have been some occasions when those on the rota have not fulfilled their duty. We are looking at how we can improve the communication of the rota, but meanwhile, if you are on the rota and know that you…