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Better than Hallowe’en

وش رايكم في تجارة الاسهم ‘Better than Hallowe’en’ will be an event for 5-10 year olds, in the Church Hall on Saturday 28th October from 4-5pm. If you feel able to help at this in any way, please do come to a meeting in the Mayhew Room this Thursday September 28th from 7:30-8:30pm to help plan and organise the ‘Better than Hallowe’en Party’. We shall be using…

Fairtrade Steering Group

الخيارات الثنائية متعرج As we all return from our Summer break, the Rutland Fairtrade Steering Group is looking forward to its Autumn meeting on Tuesday 10th October at 7:30 pm in the Oakham Methodist Church in Northgate. Our Group works to ensure a fair deal for farmers and craftspeople from the most vulnerable countries around the world, and we are always grateful for the support…

Guli’s Consecration

اسعار الذهب فى مصر اليوم Revd Canon Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani is to be consecrated as Bishop of Loughborough on Thursday 30 November at Canterbury Cathedral. The coach is now fully booked, and payment of £22 should be made by cheque to Janine in the office or online. The coach will collect from All Saints Oakham at 6:30am, then from the Co-op store in Oakham afterwards. The ceremony…

Thank You

Thank you to all who came and helped MSF on 26 August, both those from the Church family and others. August was not a good month, but we nevertheless raised £108.25. Special thanks to Bishop’s Lodge and the Church of the Resurrection Leicester for all the raffle prizes etc that were donated.

Foodbank Update

14 teenagers were on National Citizenship Service during their holidays and agreed to support our food bank for the fund raising part. What an incredible success that was – they donated £600 worth of food and toiletries plus around £400 cash which is an amazing feat. Full marks and a huge thank you to them all. Also thanks to the families who…

Charity Skydive!

Caroline MacKinnon is 78 years old this year and lives in the village of Belton-in-Rutland. In memory of her late husband Alistair, who sadly passed away in 2013, she will be participating in a tandem skydive from 13,000ft at Netheravon airfield, Wiltshire on 17th September 2017. The jump is in aid of Rutland Sailability, a…

Foodbank Update

The Foodbank is currently short of the following items – sponge puddings, packets of smash, small coffee, custard, instant savoury meals e.g. pasta, couscous, rice etc in packets, ham/spam/corned beef, tinned spaghetti, tinned carrots peas or mixed veg, tinned potatoes, sweets and chocolate bars, meat in sauce e.g. stew, curry, etc, small sugar, jam, long life fruit juice, long like milk, tinned…

Guli’s Consecration as Bishop

Revd Canon Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani is to be consecrated as Bishop of Loughborough on Thursday 30 November at Canterbury Cathedral. We have been making enquiries from coach companies for cost and would like to hear from anyone who would like to take advantage of this. The cost will be approximately £22. The coach would collect from All Saints Oakham at 6:30am, then…

Decorators Needed

Have you any spare time? Are you any good with a paint brush? The Mayhew Room and toilet need painting, very badly – it’s never been done since installation 20 years ago! If you can help please contact Pat Munro on 01572 723464 or Janine in the office. Thank you.

Oakham PCC

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…

Safeguarding

Oakham PCC this week has re-adopted its Safeguarding policy. Safeguarding is an important issue, which is taken very seriously in all our Team churches, and more details can be found here.

Dean of Peterborough Cathedral

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).…

Oakham Stewardship

The PCC are beginning to plan for the Stewardship Campaign in the autumn – if you missed the presentation from Paul Adams at the last meeting, please have a look at the summary on the website, and pass any thoughts to a PCC member.

Paul Phillips RIP

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

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.…

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…