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Friends Past Events

Friends Tide Lunch

The Harbour Bar and Restaurant was once again the perfect setting for our annual Tide Lunch. Nearly forty of us gathered on a rather gloomy, damp and misty day for what was an extremely cheerful occasion, marked by convivial conversation and laughter. The beauty of the reservoir, with a single boat with two fishermen, provided a mystical and peaceful backdrop to our…

Friends Coffee & Cakes Morning

A morning with the Rutland Food Bank and surprise visit by The High Sheriff Into early Autumn, on a bright morning, and after some welcome rain the day before, Church members and some friends held a Coffee and Cakes Morning in aid of working funds for the Rutland Food Bank. From 10:00am until midday, the doors of the Church Hall on Friday…

Friends Outing to Tolethorpe Theatre

On Saturday 28th July a group of 20 of the Friends met in the grounds of Tolethorpe Manor to enjoy a picnic and a drink together, before the matinee performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor (The Royal Shakespeare Company are also presenting the Comedy this season). The Stamford based theatre placed the time-line successfully in a pub in the wartime 1940s,…

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…

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…

Leicester Temple Visit, November 1st 2016

What amazing contrasts! The Hindu Shree Sanatan Mandir (Temple) was sparkling bright with a host of shrines dedicated to various aspects of God through sculptures of figures like Hanuman, Ganga and Ganesh, all adorned in a beautiful marble setting. The Orthodox Jewish Synagogue seemed a more familiar place, the setting more like a church. In the centre was a large pulpit area…

Friendly Gathering

The Friends Coffee morning in the Church Hall on Friday 2nd September was a great success. Coffee or tea and cake was the name of the game. Patsy and Janet worked hard at advertising and making the preparations. There was a large selection of delicious cakes from which to choose in some cases making the…

Visit to Little Gidding and Steeple Gidding

It was a little damp and cold as we set off towards our destination, Ferrar House Retreat Centre at Little Gidding but a warm welcome awaited with coffee and biscuits in this lovely house. After exchanging greetings with the others who had arrived in separate cars, our host, Andrew Good, the Warden, took us along…

Visiting Rutland Churches

There’s no doubting that Rutland is a beautiful county, as are the historic churches that often dominate the stone-built locales of quiet, laid-back living that is our heritage. The Friends of All Saints set off on a very cold mid-April morning to enjoy super scenery – and discover the history and mystery of four Rutland churches. Read more…