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Egleton News

Egleton News – April 2017

Sue the Churchwarden, well restored from her illness, through several recent months, demonstrated her prevailing fitness by accepting a renewal of her appointment to serve her cherished Parish Church. In turn, Jackie Starling agreed to continue as Secretary to the PCC and her husband Keith as Church Treasurer. To all three ‘good and faithful servants’ thanks were offered for their estimable services. Likewise, Margaret Ashton’s loyal contribution…

Egleton News – March 2017

Not so much LOCAL news from Egleton, but GOOD NEWS, lifted from my contribution to a Church magazine, exactly 30.years ago and still intensely relevant & appropriate in March 2017 – or any other disconcerting era: First, a page quoted from A DIARY OF PRIVATE PRAYER by a revered Scottish churchman, John Baillie: “Let DISAPPOINTMENT be the resource for PATIENCE; SUSPENSE for…

Egleton News – February 2017

Many of St Edmund’s loyal worshippers, constantly congregating through the changing seasons of the year, are scattered far and wide when Christmas Day dawns and yet, year by year, the ancient Church, delightfully adorned “and looking its best”, hosts a comparable assembly of welcome folks, from the village and neighbouring corners of Rutland, eager as ever to hail “the ever-blessed morn, to…

Egleton News – January 2017

St Edmund’s annual Carol Service brought together a handsome assembly of Parishioners , with their kin and kith, from at least four generations of carollers , all eager to “hail the ever blessed Lord: to hail redemption’s happy dawn …. when Christ was born in Bethlehem”! The sequence of readings to tell again the Christmas Story, augmented by the perceptions of Poets…

Egleton News – December 2016

Egleton was represented loyally as the Oakham Benefice united on October 30th in appreciation of the ministry of the Revd Dr Dominic Coad as he and his wife Frances prepared to go North! County Durham is already the sphere of career for Frances and now Dominic follows her wise example and becomes Team Vicar following his admirable and gracious four years as…

Egleton News – November 2016

Harvest Festival,once again drew to St Edmund’s Church a good company of thankful parishioners, together with friends who are themselves glad to share the fervent songs of thanksgiving “when all is safely gathered in”. The Reverend Julie welcomed one and all and introduced the Festival Preacher, Robin Robson, a Lay Minister in the Oakham Benefice, making her debut in St Edmund’s pulpit.…

Egleton News – October 2016

In last month’s Egleton News acknowledgement was properly made of the commendation of the mediaeval Scratchdials which adorn the inner Walls of St. Edmund’s Church. Our thanks then were due to the Rutland Living Magazine. By now, we have further reason to be truly thankful; this month to the Rutland Bellringers whose newsletter selects, as Church of the Month, St. Edmund’s, Egleton.…

Egleton News – September 2016

In coincidence with Burglars? The Gospel Reading on August ?1h conveyed an intriguing-cum-perplexing element of coincidence, in exhorting us to vigilance and resilience: [Luke 12 vv 39-40] “Know this, if the householder had known at what hour the thief was coming he would have been awake and would not have left his house to be broken into. You also must be ready;…