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Organ Recital

My thanks to those who came to the organ recital that I gave on 17 March. I was quite humbled by the number that came to support it and even more grateful for the magnificent amount collected – £721.36 – which has been sent to the appropriate charities. I must also thank Kevin Slingsby for giving such an interesting and informative talk…

Summer Fayre

We are delighted to announce that there will be a Summer Fayre on Saturday 13 July in the grounds of the All Saints Oakham this year. The steering group responsible for the Autumn Fayre is planning this smaller fund-raising event with refreshments and stalls. In anticipation of this we would be grateful for any extra planting that can then be donated to…

Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs

The next YHLB course starts on Monday 29 April at 5.15pm at All Saints’ Church Hall. This specialised evidenced-based, 12 week course is designed to give those with chronic or recurring low back pain a toolkit to improve and maintain a healthy back for life. It is gentle, effective, enjoyable, beginner-friendly, with small group classes (6-12 people maximum) and individualised support. It…

Any Questions? in Stamford

Stamford Methodist Church, Barn Hill, will be hosting the popular BBC Radio 4 programme, Any Questions?, on Friday 12 April 2019. We hope to attract a large audience – you need to arrive from 6.45pm and take your seat by 7.15pm The warm-up begins at 7.30pm and Any Questions? is broadcast LIVE on BBC Radio 4 at 8.02pm. We need questions from…

Easter Lilies

Donations for Easter Lilies are invited, and should be put in an envelope marked ‘Easter Lilies’ and given to any member of the flower guild, the verger or the churchwardens. Lilies cost approx £2.00 each. Further information from Jackie Vecqueray.

Easter Chicks

Mothers Union Easter Chicks will be on sale after the 10.30 Sunday services at Oakham leading up until Easter at £1 each.

Oakham Planned Giving

Please could anyone who is signed up to the blue envelope scheme for regular donations to the church, please pick up their envelopes from Richard Plummer, this Sunday 24 or next Sunday 31 March. He will be standing at the back of the church both before and after the service. For any additional information please call Richard on 01572 720506.

Thanks

Iain thanks everyone who has been so supportive through his recent spell of illness. After a few weeks off sick he is quite a lot better now – although still not 100%, so he is working to a reduced pattern for the time being. Please do continue to pray for him and Susan.

Tea Party – The Way Forward

The Tea Party has been running now for the last 4/5 years, with numbers attending now 45/55 – this is made up of both attendees from All Saints and other people from the town. It is run roughly 5/6 times a year for 2/3 hours on a Sunday afternoon in the Church Hall. Pam Wells has been doing a grand job organising…

Jenny Mallett

Jenny has decided that it’s time to retire from verger duties – we shall be sad to see her go as she was part of the verger team preparing the church for services once a month for many years. So Brenda, and the rest of the team want to thank her for all the time she has given to All Saints and…

Come and Chat

The Come and Chat Bereavement Support Group will be re-launched for a trial three month period, beginning Friday 26 April. The group will meet from 10.30am to 12 noon at the Church Hall on the last Friday of each month. All who feel they might benefit are welcome, from the recently bereaved, to those who experienced a significant loss long ago. We…

Service Pattern Change

From April there will be some changes to the Sunday service pattern in the northern villages: Whissendine (all 11am): 1st/3rd Sun – Holy Communion; 2nd Sun – Morning Praise (informal service); 4th Sun – Morning Worship (CW); Teigh: 1st Sun – no service; 2nd Sun – 9am BCP Communion (said); 3rd Sun – 6pm BCP Evensong; 4th Sun – 9am BCP Matins;…

Oakham APCM Reports

If you are the person responsible for reporting for your activity/group, could you please submit your report to the usual ‘notices’ email address by Sunday 24 March, so that we can have the published reports booklet available in church on Sunday 31 March.

Stations of the Cross

In this year of churches in Oakham working together where possible to put on a Festival of Faith after the summer, we are sharing Stations of the Cross on alternate Fridays in Lent with St Joseph’s. On Fridays 8, 22 March & 5 April the service will be at 11.30am at All Saints as usual, and then on Fridays 15, 29 March…

Friends AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of All Saints will take place directly after the 10.30am service on Sunday 31 March. This is also Mothering Sunday, so we will aim to be concluded by 12.30pm at the very latest and probably earlier. I shall look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible. Liz Plummer (01572 720506).

Antiques Road Trip?

Well, not quite! Charles Hanson and Leslie Smith will be at Peterborough Cathedral on 4 May to receive donated jewellery and small antiques for sale at their future auctions. Any item chosen for auction will have its resulting sales value split 50:50 between the Cathedral and the parish chosen by the donor. Auction commissions are waived. If you are interested, please read…

Team Vicar Post

Sadly the recent advertisement for Team Vicar post has not brought any applicants, but please continue to pray for those involved in the appointment process and for those whom God might be calling to the post. The Prayer Safari on 16 March is a good opportunity to do that, whether you join us in person or in prayer on that day.

Team Rector

Revd Stephen Griffiths, Team Rector, will be having a cataract operation on Saturday 2 March, and will be taking a few days off afterwards. Please hold him in your prayers.

Cashless Giving

Following a PCC recommendation All Saints Oakham are this week introducing the option of card payments for donations. This is the first stage of a wider rollout to other areas including the office, Autumn sale, friends, music and Traidcraft. The card reader is with the sidesmen near the main entrance. No personal information is stored by the machine and it is operated…

Home Start Horizons

Home-Start Horizons is a registered charity which supports families with children under the age of 5 years old, recruiting and training volunteers who have parenting experience and who visit families in their own homes, offering practical help and emotional support. We also run a peer support stay and play group in Oakham every week in term time. We support families in Leicestershire…

Teigh Service Pattern Change

The service pattern at Teigh is changing slightly from March – Matins will take place on the fourth Sunday rather than the first Sunday, with no service on the first Sunday (so there will be no service next Sunday, 3 March).

Unihoc

As you can see from the team photo, we had great fun on Sunday afternoon playing against teams from Morcott, eventually emerging as victors by a three goal margin. Thanks to our vocal spectators and to Sue Willetts for tea and cakes and a special thank you to Paul Willetts for umpiring. We are hoping for an invitation to a rounders tournament…

Pilgrim Journey for Lent

Across the Oakham Team this Lent we shall be using the individual Pilgrim Journey booklets produced by the Church of England to be a daily companion over the 40 days. These are now available in each church at a cost of £3, and offer 40 short Bible reflections, prayers and suggestions for how we might respond in our own lives to the…

Christ the King – Icon of Love

For many centuries Christians have found the symbol of the cross to be a source of inspiration. Reflections in this book by Raymond Tomkinson explore the less well-known cross which depicts Christ reigning as king of heaven and earth. Known as the Christus Rex, this depiction is rich in symbolism and tells much more of the story of Jesus’ life, suffering, death,…

Partnerships Manager Required

Are you called to Mission? Brighter Future International Trust is a Christian charity based in Bourne, Lincolnshire which is passionate about making a difference to the lives of people living with disease and poverty in India. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to take on a newly-created role that is focussed on raising much needed funds for the work of Brighter…

Sermons on the Website

We have started to make some of our sermons available on the website – currently Iain’s from the teaching Eucharist last week and Wednesday’s Everyday Faith are available.

A New Day Dawns – Festival of Faith 2019/20

Churches Together invites Oakham’s churches to make the next year a season of mission to our town and the villages around. This means showing Christ’s love, proclaiming his rule, and honouring his prayer that we might all be one. The Festival will run May 2019 to May 2020. Please save the dates: Saturday 18 May (Barn Dance) and Sunday 1 September (Songs…

Voluntary Action Rutland (VAR) Trustees

Can you help to drive VAR’s strategy and to oversee its governance and operations as a member of the Board? This is a responsible position in which you can use your skills and experience to make a difference to the voluntary and community sector in Rutland. Please see VAR’s website (varutland.org.uk) for further information, and if you are interested contact VAR’s Chief…

Oakham Kneelers

We are looking for someone to take on the occasional maintenance and/or repair of the kneelers in church. If you are able to help, please let Gill Bruce (01572 756656) or one of the churchwardens know.

Thank You

Joan Cooper would like to thank all who have supported her by messages, cards and prayers in her recent loss. Your caring has been much appreciated.

Electoral Roll

Every six years all churches are required to compile a new Electoral Roll from scratch, and 2019 is the year! Names from the existing roll will not automatically be carried forward. We are taking the opportunity to seek consent at the same time under the new GDPR regulations for contact details to be stored for other purposes such as the occasional sending…

Oakham PCC

Finance: A scheme to introduce Cashless Giving was explained by Richard Plummer, who is progressing this venture with the PCC’s full support. The draft budget is nearing completion, to be published at the March meeting, and the latest accounts were presented. Neil Lowther has been examiner of the accounts for several years, but wishes to stand down – a volunteer to take…

Braunston Churchyard

The hedge on the south side of the west churchyard (beyond the Church) has now been laid and looks wonderfully neat and tidy. Our thanks to Chris Lovelock who took the initiative to lead the work and to everyone who helped out, especially Jim, Janet and Clare.

Team Magazine

Following an enthusiastic meeting last week, we are looking towards developing the successor to the Good News magazine which saw its final edition in December. The new publication will probably be published three times a year, and will be a vehicle for communication across the Team, enabling us to share what is happening in our churches with each other and further afield.…

Travelling Nativity 2018

Thank you very much to everyone who hosted the Holy Family for a night during Advent. The posts on the blog are lovely. There is also a display in the Play and Pray area of Church showing all the wonderful pictures taken with the cameras in the sets. Please do have a look at it if you get a chance and see…

Going Forward in the Northern Parishes

One year on from Deborah’s licensing on 4 February 2018 the four parishes of Whissendine, Ashwell, Market Overton and Teigh are reflecting on the Bishop’s question that day (as at the welcome of all new parish priests) ‘Will you share with Deborah in worship and witness, mission and pastoral care?’ and how the response made ‘With the help of God we will’…

Peter May RIP

We are sorry to report that Peter May died on Friday 18 January. Peter was a longstanding member of All Saints Oakham, and was chairman of the Friends of All Saints for 10 years. He was also a town councillor, and was twice mayor of Oakham, His funeral will take place at Oakham on Tuesday 19 February at 2pm.

Supported Housing for Homeless People – Project Sukkot

Meeting – Tuesday 5 February 7.30pm at All Saints Oakham Church Hall The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free. (Luke 4.18) In the face of a growing…

Office Hours

Please note that the opening hours of the Team Office at All Saints Oakham are changing slightly from this week – the office will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9am to 2pm, and will be closed on Wednesdays. If you need to deliver a notice for the Pewsheet to the office please do before it closes on Tuesday…

Meditation Group

For several years Chris and Barbara Bamber have been responsible for the meditation group which meets every Wednesday in the Chapel of St John & St Anne, St Anne’s Close, Oakham. They are handing over to Michael Hinman. People arrive at the chapel from 5.30pm. and meditate in silence for 25 minutes from 6pm. See Michael for more details.

Traidcraft Update

The latest news from Traidcraft is now available on their website www.traidcraftshop.co.uk/bulletin – as well as the current bulletin you can also read back copies. Don’t forget the stall will be in Church after today’s 10.30am service. Thank you. Denise (01572 722729).

Lead Theft

The Diocese has been notified of a lead theft at the Church of St Faith, Kilsby, sometime between 25 and 28 December 2018. Lead has been removed from the south slope of the nave. As always, please remain vigilant and to report immediately any suspicious activity to the police.

Help for Foodbank

Foodbank Trustees are seeking a volunteer to help with some administrative work, acting as secretary to the trustees meeting which takes place bimonthly on a Wednesday evening, taking notes and issuing the minutes? If that might suit you, please contact David Clark (davidclark_888@hotmail.com). Also, volunteers are needed at the warehouse, to help at a mutually agreed session time – afternoon/morning at peak…

Unihoc Competition

Following a very enjoyable Rounders Competition in the summer, which Charlotte was invited to umpire at Barrowden Cricket Club, the Welland Fosse Group of Churches has challenged the Oakham Team Ministry to a Unihoc Competition on the afternoon of Sunday 17 February, to take place at North Luffenham School Hall from 2–5pm. This promises to…

The Children’s Society Collection

You will be as delighted as I am to know that the candle Christingle boxes, plus another box have raised £92.74. Thank you to all those generous people who have donated to this wonderful cause. And to my granddaughter Polly who helped me count all those coins. Robin Robson

Vacancy for Team Vicar

Team Vicar with responsibility for Langham, Braunston, Brooke, Hambleton and Egleton The Bishop of Peterborough and the Team Rector of Oakham seek to appoint a confident and creative, community minded disciple maker to provide oversight of these parishes within the Oakham Team Ministry, which serves the county town of Rutland and nine surrounding villages. The…

Traidcraft Sales

The last three months of 2018 saw a total figure of £1,715.17, an AMAZING amount, and my thanks go to everyone who stepped up to the plate to support Traidcraft at this difficult time for them. Of this figure I can also identify over £1,200.00 as being sales specific to Christmas, not only sales on Sunday mornings but also the Autumn sale…

Healing Ministry

Jesus’ healing ministry was a natural part of his everyday ministry, yet the church has developed the habit of treating healing as something out of the ordinary. As a way forward in making healing ministry more a part of our everyday ministry a new venture is beginning in the Oakham Team Ministry – every 2nd…

Rutland Calendar 2019

Richard Adams has reported that sales of the Rutland Calendar for 2019 have raised approximately £1,250 for the Rutland Historic Churches Preservation Trust, and he would like to thank all of you who purchased a copy. Thanks to Richard also for his splendid work in producing the calendar – you can see the wonderful photos online here

Rutland Foodbank still needs YOU

This time not for donations but to try and find people we have yet to reach. The Trussell Trust stats show just what categories they may fall into. Are they too proud to ask for help? Don’t know how to access us or the referral agencies? Don’t know about us? Elderly with the dilemma of choosing between heating and eating? Please help.…

Advent in Braunston

Thank you to everyone who supported the Braunston Church Advent Fayre, where there was a great mix of traditional and interesting new items on sale. The total raised was a fantastic £2,300 which helped to swell the repair fund! And also huge thanks to everyone who participated in Braunston’s first Living Advent Windows event. All the displays, phone box included, looked fabulous.…

Braunston Bat Boxes

Our Heritage Lottery funding for 2019 has been confirmed and this allows us to make the blocking work inside the church permanent. The bats can continue to roost in the south aisle roof, but this work prevents them getting into the interior of the church and will stop the fouling of the pews, walls and floors, so everyone – bats and humans…

Braunston Repairs Update

A big thank you to the many people across the village who have made generous donations towards the urgent repairs required to keep our village Church watertight. So far, £38,000 has been raised, which means that there are just £13,000 in gift-aided donations needed. If you would like to make a donation to take us to the £54,000 total, please make a…

Oakham PCC – 22 November

A comprehensive report on safeguarding issues was given by our Safeguarding Officer, Ruth Bray, and a copy of Promoting a Safer Church is in the Church Office. Finance: Drafting of the 2019 budget awaited insurance costs (likely to be down after the installation of roof alarm system) and Parish Share costs for 2019 and salaries updates. Current giving is still down and…

Bereavement Support

Losing a loved one by death is painful. The grief may feel unbearable, last longer than you expect, or reappear later, perhaps in response to an anniversary or another source of stress. All Saints has a team of trained and commissioned volunteers who offer home visits to the bereaved. This service is open to those…

Midweek Services

There will be no midweek services over the Christmas period, but the usual pattern of morning prayer and midweek communions at All Saints Oakham will resume on Thursday 3rd January. Communion services at the Chapel of St John and St Anne will resume on Wednesday 9th January.

Christine Carlin

We are sorry to report that Christine Carlin died on Thursday 13 December. Not only was Christine a faithful member of All Saints Oakham, but a strong member of the Mothers’ Union, organiser of Women’s World Day of Prayer events and secretary of the All Saints Concert Society. Her funeral will be at All Saints Oakham on Friday 11 January at 12:30pm.

Tea Party

The tea parties for this year ended on 2nd December with a very successful Christmas tea, with carols. It is very difficult to thank everyone who helped by name without possibly missing someone, so thank you to everyone who helped. We have not set a date for the next party but it will be in early March. Peter Kinal.

Traidcraft Sales

November was an amazing month – the total for all sales was an outstanding £824.25, thank you SO much to everyone who has supported the stall in its various forms, I look forward to reporting another good month for December. Denise.

Autumn Sale

The total figure for the Autumn Sale now stands at £2506. Many thanks again to all who have contributed in any way to this wonderful amount. Date for you diary, with slight name change: Saturday 16th November – Autumn Fayre 2019.

Christ the King – Icon of Love

This is the title of a new book by Revd Raymond Tomkinson. For many centuries Christians have found the symbol of the cross to be a source of inspiration. Reflections in this book explore the less well-known cross which depicts Christ reigning as king of heaven and earth. Flyers with more information are available in Oakham church, and the book can be…

Michael Pooley RIP

Michael Pooley, formerly a bell ringer & choir member of All Saints Oakham, died peacefully at home in Durham on 12th November 2018.

Christmas Post

Oakham All Saints Scout Group will be hand delivering Christmas post in Oakham in return for a small donation. The Post Box will be in Oakham Church from 2nd to 16th December.

Autumn Sale

We are very pleased to announce that the total figure for the Autumn Sale now stands at £2,543. Many thanks to all who have contributed in any way to this wonderful amount. Steering Group 2018.

Oakham Nativity Tableau

All those children wishing to take part in the Oakham Nativity Tableau on 16 December are invited to come to the rehearsal on 15 December at 2:00pm in the church where roles will be allocated and a practise will take place. We are short of children this year and may invite the odd adult to spontaneously take part!

Advent Reflections

Are you ready for Christmas? Put down the wrapping paper and come to one (or more!) of the Advent reflections happening in Oakham this December. Give yourself some space to remember the reason for the season. This year there will be (1) a Tuesday late-morning group to meet 11:00am on Tuesdays – 4th (2 Wensum Close), 11th (45 Trent Road), 18th (2…

Travelling Nativity and Posada

The Holy Family will once again be travelling around Oakham and the villages as the travelling nativities and posadas are sent off on their journeys today. As we did last year, there will be an ongoing ‘blog’ to follow their progress on the website so that everyone can see where they have been. If you are hosting them, just take a photo…

Mary Willows

Mary’s many friends here will, we are sure, be glad to hear that she has moved to live with her daughter Ann. Iain spoke to her this week, and she sounds very happy and grateful for all the care, prayer and loving messages she has received. You might want to send a card to her at: 12 Osprey Close, Broughton Astley, LE9…

Celebrating over 40 years of Good News!

Celebrating over 40 years of Good News! Some things just happen, and the Parish Good News Magazine has for so many years ‘just happened’ thanks to David and Meg Dyer’s faithful service. David started the magazine initially as a Braunston parish news sheet in the late 70’s. That morphed into News from the Gwash in the early 80’s supporting the first amalgamation…

Autumn Sale 2018

It is a great pleasure to be able to say what a successful Autumn Sale we have had at Oakham this year. We began our planning with the joint aims of offering a welcoming morning in the church to the local community, whilst at the same time raising much needed funds for All Saints. The comments received seem to say that the…

Unclaimed Raffle Prizes

Any of you who came to the Autumn Sale on Saturday November 17th may be the lucky winners of three unclaimed raffle prizes. Please can you check your pockets and bags to see if you still have the tickets, so you could come into church and claim your gift. Please could you also tell any friends or neighbours who came to the…

Christingle

Part of the run up to Christmas is Christingle, which is on Sunday 9th December at 4pm; and part of the excitement is making the Christingles on Saturday 8th Deember at 2pm in the Mayhew Room. It is always fun. Please come and join us if you would like to.

Mrs Mary Willows

Revd Iain Osborne has been in touch with Mary’s family, who want to pass on her thanks for our prayers in her recent poor health. Please keep praying, and she also greatly appreciates cards and letters (she is in Belton House Retirement Home, Littleworth Lane, Belton In Rutland, Oakham, LE15 9JZ). However, Mary is too tired to cope with people, so we…

Rutland Foodbank

Please have a look at the ‘Reverse’ Advent Calendar highlighting possible donations this Advent. Also, do have a look at the Foodbank’s Facebook page.

Thank You

I would like to say thank you to all the people that helped to set up the Remembrance Service – to all those after the 10:30 service who moved pews, set up chairs and put out service sheets; to all those who helped during the service and those who helped clear afterwards. I calculate we had in excess of 700 people at…

Update From Traidcraft

It was announced last week that Traidcraft PLC has been given the opportunity to continue its mission, which is fantastic news. For full details please do have a look at https://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk/bulletin and also continue with me to support them in their work. Thank you. Denise

St John & St Anne Recruiting

St John & St Anne (almshouse provider) are looking to recruit to the following positions: Property Services Manager (30 hours per week – 5 days) and Administrative Assistant (25 hours per week – 5 days). This local charity, a leading provider of accommodation for older people, is seeking to strengthen its staff team with two permanent appointments. The ideal applicants will be…

Rutland Foodbank Christmas Hampers

Once again, Rutland Foodbank will be giving Christmas Hampers to those in our county who may struggle to buy those small luxuries that make Christmas a celebration. The hampers will include mince pies, Christmas puddings, chocolates and even family games. We are seeking cash donations. £20 will sponsor one hamper but any amount is welcome – cheques made payable to ‘Rutland Foodbank’.…

Final Count Down To The Autumn Sale

Now is the last chance to have a good look for any contributions you could make to the Autumn Sale (17th November from 9:30am). We are still in need of bric-a-brac; tombola prizes; children’s toys; promises of baking/cakes; gardening items, including plants and unwanted tools; jewellery. Please leave items in the Parish Office or give them to one of the Steering Group.…

Traidcraft Sales For October

A massive £381.77! – thank you SO much to everyone who has responded to my article and notice regarding Traidcraft, if any one else would like a catalogue to place a Christmas card/food/gift order please do get in touch. Many thanks again, Denise (01572 722729 / 07981 639649 / fairtrade@oakhamteam.org.uk).

Friends Visit to Gates Garden Centre

It has been decided to bring the visit to Gates forward to Thursday 6th December, rather than February when it might be very icy and cold and difficult for driving. We aim to meet at 10:30am in the coffee shop for tea/coffee and cake and a good chat, before having a browse through the Christmas shop and other areas. There will be…

Explore Day

This relaxed day (Saturday 24 November) allows you to take time to reflect with others on what your own calling to serve in the church might be. Is God nudging you towards: A Lay Ministry, Ordination, Some Training, Pioneering & New Initiatives, Chaplaincy, Religious Life, Working with Children or Young People, Preaching, Worship Leading, Evangelism, Pastoral Care, Mission Abroad. If you would…

Rutland Rocks UK

Have you seen the rocks? Not far to look if you are at Oakham! For more information search for Rutland Rocks UK on Facebook.

Remembrance Exhibition

There are two displays in Braunston church showing photographs and records of those who went to the Great War from the village. Thank you to Carole Brown and Janet Taylor for all their hard work in putting them together. Keep your eyes open for other photographs around the village. During the Remembrance Service today the commemorative horseshoe for Braunston presented to Chris…

Braunston Living Advent Calendar

We plan to transform 24 (or more) of our houses into a real-life Advent calendar, ‘unveiling’ a new street-facing window/s each night during December. Volunteers will be given a number between 1 and 24, and will light up their window on that date and keep it lit during the hours of darkness until after Christmas. More details from Karen Allen (07961 050077…

Braunston Repairs Appeal

Braunston church needs urgent repairs to make it watertight, repair crumbling masonry and replace access ladders inside the tower. The total cost is estimated at £54,000! Existing church funds, grants pending and initial donations already total £24,000 meaning we need to raise a further £30,000 or just £24,000 if all remaining donations are gift aided. Much more information is on display inside…

Carols for the Housebound

The recently formed and flourishing Sunday Night Youth Group would like to come to sing carols to any who are housebound early one evening before Christmas. If you have names to suggest of those who would appreciate this, please let Charlotte know (charlotte@oakhamteam.org.uk or 01572 724198).

Bamboo Re-useable Cups

Three of these will be on display and for sale by the coffee point at Oakham on Sunday at a price of £7 each, should you be looking for a diocesan gift for someone, or for yourself. Great for having in your bag to claim discount at High Street coffee shops and a conversation starter…

Traidcraft Needs Your Help Even More

I’m sure many of you will have heard the very sad news from Gateshead regarding Traidcraft ceasing to trade in its current format. It you would like to read the full articles please have a look at their main website www.traidcraft.co.uk – there is also information on www.traidcraft.org.uk from Traidcraft exchange, Traidcraft’s sister charity. To…

Autumn Sale Update

It is now just two weeks to the Oakham Autumn Sale on Saturday 17 November, 9:30am to 12noon. This is your opportunity to take stock at home and to bring in any good, saleable items for our stalls. There will be the usual bric-a-brac, preserves, handicrafts, tombola, candles, cake stalls, and a separate jewellery and cosmetics stall. There is also a plant/gardening/environmental…

Oakham Coffee Rota

We need a few more people to join the team who make the coffee and tea after the service at Oakham on Sunday mornings. If you can offer your services to do this, even occasionally, please let Jill Welsh know, either directly or through the office.

New Organ Pistons for Oakham

The work on upgrading the piston system on the organ at Oakham has now been completed. I was asked before the upgrade what difference there would be in what we heard, and I answered ‘None’, because the extra pistons and extra memory channels increase the flexibility of the instrument considerably, but not the actual sound. However, that was not entirely true last…

Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs

Would you like to improve the comfort of your back and reduce stress? A new course, Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs, will be starting at Oakham All Saints Church Hall in November. Specialised, small group weekly classes, taught over 12 weeks, are beginner friendly and will motivate and teach you to improve your health for the long term. Simple, gentle and effective.…

Revd Helen Rayment

It is with much sadness that we note the death of the Revd Helen Rayment on Friday 19 October. Helen was licensed as Associate Priest at Ketton and Tinwell in the Rutland Deanery, where she ministered with her husband Andrew. Prior to this Helen served as Vicar of Weedon Bec with Everdon and Dodford and has held permission to officiate in the…