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Jenni Duffy

We are delighted to announce that Jenni Duffy will serve her curacy in the Rutland Water Benefice following her ordination as deacon in July 2019. This is an exciting and challenging time for her and her family, so please pray for them during this final year of training and time of transition, as well as for the Rutland Water Benefice and Pippa…

Farewell

Caroline MacKinnon (skydiver) will be leaving Rutland on 13th September, and moving to be near her family. She wishes all the congregation good health and happiness, and will miss the hours she and her husband spent in worship with you all. Her address will be Flat 7, Lynchmere House, 25 Heath Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4EH – if ever passing that way…

Friends Silver Celebration Tea Party and Quiz

Saturday 26th May 2018. Some 40 members gathered in the Church Hall for the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Friends of All Saints. The Committee had worked hard putting up a display of photographs showing past events, decorating the tables with flowers and hanging balloons. It all looked very festive and on the central tables, groaning under the wealth of…

Churches Together in Oakham

Churches Together in Oakham is currently short of an Anglican lay representative. This lively group meets on the second Thursday of alternate months from 10:00am-12:00pm in the Methodist Church, to facilitate opportunities to work and worship together across the denominations in the town, e.g. Good Friday, the prayer breakfast, Lent groups, etc. If this is something which you feel you would like…

Thank You

Thank you to all those who helped in kind and brought donations to the stall on the 11th August 2018 at the Butter Cross. Special thank you to Bishop’s Lodge in Leicester and all those from the Leicester Diocese who helped with the raffle. Thank you to all those who helped with fetching tables, manning the stall and in donations of cakes…

Catering Help Needed

I am afraid yet again we are asking for your help, for the Institution and Induction of our new Team Rector on 23rd September. We will be serving a glass of something and a selection of delicious finger food, and if you could yet again make your wonderful offerings and drop them off in the Mayhew room from 1:00pm on the Sunday…

Oakham War Memorial

The Oakham Memorial Institute undertaken to have the War Memorial the churchyard cleaned ready for the remembrance ceremony in November which will be even more significant with this year marking 100 years since the end of the Great War. The work was completed last Friday week and involved the cleaning of the memorial, the repointing…

National Prayer Weekend

Join with Christians across the UK from Orkney to Penryn in this year’s National Prayer Weekend, 28-30 September! You could pray by yourself, gather some friends, in your small group, or even encourage your whole church to pray for your community. We are getting very excited about seeing God answering prayer in local communities across the UK. Have a look here for…

Oakham PCC

Apologies for delay in reporting this to you – holiday got in the way! This meeting was dominated by the need to discuss at length the Quinquennial report (an examination and overview of entire building and grounds, done every 5 years). Immediate work to be done – electrical installation improvements, removal of vegetation on parapets and louvre inspection/repair, and a crumbling window…

Alpha Course

Churches Together in Oakham are running an Alpha Course this autumn, to be held at the Baptist Church. Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes –…

USPG Stamp Collection

Owing to the illness of our stamp co-ordinator, we are no longer able to act as collators for used postage stamps to aid USPG, so please do not bring any further stamps. Many thanks to all who have contributed over the years, thus providing USPG with a very useful extra income.

Churches Together in Oakham & District

Our church leaders met at Launde in June to discuss Mission to Oakham and to review our activities and aims, highlighting four area for future consideration: (1) more regular opportunities to meet and worship together, (2) getting to know each other better, (3) improved communication and (4) homelessness issues. There will be a further meeting on 29th October at 7:00 pm, at…

Leaving

On 2nd August I am moving to Oxfordshire to be near my family. Thank you to so many of you for your loving support and prayers over the year. I shall miss you. Shirley Tovey

Revd Sue Pinnington

In 1998 we moved from the Monmouth Diocese, where we had lived and worked for 21 years, and joined All Saints Church. At that time Sue Pinnington was the curate under Michael Covington. Early on, Sue organised a Parish Weekend at Whitby, staying at Sneaton Castle Centre. We decided to join this visit as it…

Postcards Needed

Postcards are needed by Mission Aviation Fellowship to raise money for their work all over the world. The MAF box is on the table by the South door at Oakham and used or unused postcards can be placed inside.

Revd Canon John Morris RIP

It is with regret that we announce the death of Canon John Morris, husband of Sue Morris, churchwarden of Market Overton, peacefully on Saturday morning. John’s funeral will take place at Market Overton on Friday 27 July at 2:45pm.

Greenbelt 2018

This Christian arts and music festival is almost on our doorstep, running 24-28 August at Boughton House outside Kettering. The Sunday morning Greenbelt Eucharist is always fascinating, and can be an exhilarating spiritual experience. This year’s theme is Windrush and Carnival. The free Sunday ticket runs 10:00 to 13:00 – the service is 10:30, we think. Or you can pay for a…

Friends and MU Outing to Sheffield

The recent visit to Sheffield on a beautiful sunny summer’s day was thoroughly interesting and enjoyable. Kelham Island Museum tells the story of Sheffield’s rise to steel city in a varied and interesting way, from ‘Big Don’, the largest working steam engine in Europe to Stan Shaw the 92 year old penknife making gentleman in his original workshop transported to the museum…

From Revd Stephen Griffiths

Dear friends, In a few weeks we will be moving from north Oxfordshire to Oakham. We are already very excited and looking forward to joining you. There are four of us: Stephen (currently Team Rector of the Cherwell Valley Benefice in Oxfordshire and Rural Dean of Bicester & Islip Deanery), Cally (at home full time…

Appointment of Team Rector

We are delighted to announce that, following interview and with the unanimous approval of the Oakham Patronage Board, the Reverend Stephen Griffiths has accepted Bishop Donald’s invitation to be Team Rector of Oakham. Subject to the normal Church of England legal and administrative procedures, Stephen will be Instituted and Inducted by the Bishop of Peterborough…

Thank You from The Curates

Charlotte and Iain want to express our thanks for the huge support we have received from so many people: in preparation for our ordination as priests, on the day, and since. We were overwhelmed at how many people came to the cathedral service and to the first services where we presided at the Eucharist. We…

Thank You from Araminta

A very big thank you firstly to Jill, Della and Sally, part of our very small but positive catering committee, as well as everyone else who helped and so kindly brought their contributions on Sunday to celebrate alone side Charlotte and Iain. Thinking ahead to the appointment of our new Rector, if anyone would like to join our small but positive catering…

Thank You from Peter

I am pleased to say that the knee operation seems to have gone well. I am now doing the exercises (with a Physio in the family life would not be worth living if I didn’t). I would like to thank all of you who have asked about me, sent cards, and best wishes. It will be some time before I am up…

Traidcraft Sales and Stall

Sales for the first half of this year have amounted to a wonderful £1298.49 which averages out at £216.41 a month, an amazing figure and my thanks go to everyone who has made this possible. The next dates for the stall are after today’s 10:30 service and again on Sundays 15th and 29th July. Denise.

Foodbank Update

The Foodbank is currently short of the following items – sponge puddings, packets of smash, long life fruit juice, long life milk, small sugar (500g), tinned custard, jam, dog food, deodorant, shampoo, shower gel, razors, shaving foam/gel, washing powder/gel & toilet rolls. We have plenty of cereals, baked beans, tea and pasta at the moment. Thanks as ever for your ongoing support.

Ordination of Priests

Our two curates, Revd Iain Osborne and Revd Charlotte Osborn were ordained as priests on Sunday 24 June in Peterborough Cathedral. We wish them every blessing in their priestly ministry. Iain celebrated his first Mass the same evening at Oakham, when he and Charlotte were welcomed and given gifts from t he Team, and Charlotte…

Oakham PCC

The PCC meeting on 17 May was long but productive evening. Finance continues to be upmost in our considerations, with some promised income from the Stewardship Campaign not yet materialising. Fabric is in reasonable order, but the report of the Quinquennial inspection (16 May) was not yet available. Repairs to windows, some stonework and downpipes were necessary, and the Electrical Inspection (9/10…

Friends Outing to Sheffield

David and I have been again to Sheffield to check all is in order for the visit to Kelham Island Museum and the Cathedral on 28th June. The Cathedral is a delight. Sheffield’s oldest building recently refurbished and renewed in a most interesting and sympathetic way with visitors made most welcome. We enjoyed the liturgy and music of the 10:30am Eucharist and…

Thank You

Many of you will know that during the winter I was seriously ill with pneumonia and septic shock. Despite the fact that I knew how ill I was I felt calm and peaceful throughout which I’m sure was because so many people were praying for me. I can’t tell you how much it meant and will be forever grateful to you. The…