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Foodbank at Harvest

It is September – the season of Harvest and mellow fruitfulness. I am writing to thank you for gifts at Harvest last year and at other times of the year to the Rutland Foodbank. We rely on the generosity of many people living in Rutland. During 2017 we have had more clients than previously, and this is not going to change. Universal…

Fairtrade at Whissendine

There will be a stall selling Fairtrade goods after the Harvest Festival service in St Andrew’s on Sunday 6 October. Please remember to take some extra money to church that day.

Ride and Stride

Adam Lowe reports that at All Saints Oakham 69 people were recorded between 10am & 6pm. Two years ago it was 77, so the numbers are slightly down however still a good turnout. This year we had a sponsor form on the table and that raised £100, which has already been collected and handed in. Thanks to all the recorders and the…

Team Vicar Update

Interviews will take place for the House-for-duty Team Vicar post on Thursday 3 October. The day will start with the Team Holy Communion service at 9am, which will take place at Braunston rather than Oakham. Please remember the candidate and the southern parishes in your prayers.

Open House Organiser

Would anyone be willing to take over organising Open House please? I have done it for a long time, and find it difficult at the moment. Please contact me on 01572 722893. Thank you. Beryl Waites

Dates for the Fayre…

Please put the following dates into your diary. The Summer Fayre 2020 will be held on Saturday 27 June 10:00–12:00. In the meantime, please remember that this year’s Autumn Fayre will take place on Saturday 16 November 9:30–12:00.

Voluntary Action Rutland

VAR, based at the Rutland Community Hub on Lands’ End Way in Oakham, next to Lidl, currently has vacancies for volunteer Reception Assistants. The purpose of the role is to carry out general reception duties under the day-to-day direction of the Centre Manager. Times to be covered are Mondays and Fridays, 09:30–13:00. Tasks include performing…

Oakham Worship Forum

We would like to reinstate the Worship Forum at Oakham – a small group including the Team Rector, Director of Music, and others interested in reviewing and developing the worship and liturgy we use at All Saints. If you are interested in joining the group, please speak to Stephen or Kevin.

More Everyday Faith

Starting with the next session on 11 September, Everyday Faith will now run two alternative groups, one at 11am and the other at the original time of 7.30pm.

Youth Work Apprentice

From September onwards Rutland Deanery will be benefitting from the Diocese of Peterborough’s Youth Work Apprenticeship Scheme. This scheme allows people to train for a qualification in Christian youth work through a mixture of study and practical work. Natalie will be working closely with the parish of Uppingham and Oakham Team Ministry, and forging links across the Deanery to build up ministry…

For Sale

Kitchen Units – various floor standing cupboards & drawers, wall unit cupboards, corner shelf units, top working surfaces. Cream coloured. Contact for dimension details – Alec Peel, Teigh PCC (01664 474424 / alec@peel253.plus.com). Viewing without obligation. Donation to Teigh PCC will suffice.

Francis-Dehqani Confirmation

Eleanor and Simeon Francis-Dehqani will be confirmed at Syston Parish Church on Sunday 22 September at 4pm. All Oakham friends are welcome to the service followed by tea. Bishop Guli will be confirming.

The Link

The summer edition of the new Team Magazine, The Link, is available in churches this Sunday. Please take a copy, and pass one to your friends as well.

Braunston Church Repairs

Just a reminder that work to the church roof and masonry repairs will start in early September. The church will be open for use throughout the period but there will be some external scaffolding in place and we will be enhancing our alarm systems to include the scaffolding. During this period we ask everyone to be vigilant in case of attempted roof…

Michael Hinman RIP

By now many of you will know that Michael Hinman died during the night of Tuesday 20 August. It has come as a shock to us all, especially as Michael was still so active. We don’t yet know for certain the reason for his sudden decline in health. On Sunday 18 August he led intercessions at the 10.30am service and led and…

Join the Choir?

If you enjoy singing, come and join our Choir! There’s no cost or audition: just a little of your time, as much as you’re prepared to give. We practice for on Tuesdays in Whissendine Church (6.45–8.15pm). Then we sing at various services, weddings & other events around the area. There’ll be two ‘taster sessions’ on 3 and 10 September, then at Harvest…

Friends of Launde Abbey

The Friends of Launde Abbey help practically, financially and spiritually to support the Abbey. They are run by a small committee which meets about five times a year, which is seeking to recruit a representative from Oakham. If you are interested, please contact Canon Brain Davis (chairman) on 01858 431843 or revbdavis@aol.com.

Oakham PCC – 29 July

Good news to start with and grateful thanks to all who arranged and supported the Summer Fayre, raising £1,237; plans already afoot for the Autumn Fayre, and for a summer one in June 2020. Some worship matters were discussed – renewal of licences for Communion Assistants, and changes to third Sunday 10.30 lectionary readings to build more flexibility into that service were…

Traidcraft Sales and Stall Dates

I’m am very pleased to report that the total sales just for July where a wonderful £307.40. Thank you to everyone who contributed to it. £130.45 of this was from our Summer Fayre – a very good morning and something to build on. The stall will be in Church after the 10.30 service at Oakham on Sundays 1 and 15 September. Denise

Thank You

We just wanted to thank you and the church for Esme’s Christening on Sunday [Oakham, 21 July 10.30am]. It was such a wonderful day for Esme, us and for both our families. For us personally it was great to have both sides of the family and our closest friends as the Godparents in the same place for the weekend, and to enjoy…

Summer Fayre Final Total

We are delighted to announce that the recent Summer Fayre raised £1,236.96 in total. Many thanks to everyone who supported us in any way, volunteers and visitors alike. It fulfilled our dual aims of being a wonderful fundraiser and of giving us a chance to offer a really enjoyable morning for all at the church, within and without! Elaine and Graha

Braunston Church Repairs

Thanks to everyone’s kind support we expect to start work on roof and masonry repairs to the church in early September and complete the first phase of work by the end of October. The church will be open for use throughout the period. There will be some external scaffolding in place and we will be enhancing our alarm systems to include the…

Lottie McAvoy RIP

We are very sorry to record the sad news of the death of Lottie McAvoy (wife of Brian). Her funeral will be on Friday 9 August at 11am at Cottesmore Parish Church.

MSF Thank You

Thank you to all who contributed, donated, volunteered, and helped from All Saints Oakham and Langham. A big thank you to Bishop’s Lodge in Leicester for their donation. We collected £120 for MSF, which includes cakes, raffle, and collection tins. Some years are better than others.

Traidcraft Update

I have recently received this from the CEO of Traidcraft: Great to be able to share with you some good news. Many of you will remember that in our original plan we were eventually going to have to move from our home here in Gateshead. Well, I am delighted to say that we are now able to stay, meaning that we have…

Summer Fayre

We should like to thank everyone who contributed in any way to the All Saints Summer Fayre. There has been a lot of very positive feedback. The event has raised over £1200, with the final figure to be confirmed shortly. Equally important was the opportunity it gave for outreach into our community. Congratulations to the winners of the photo competition – Tony…

Thank You

A huge thank you to everyone in the Oakham Team for all your kind thoughts and prayers leading up to my ordination, and also for the delicious cake and the beautiful gift of a portable home communion set – I will remember you all whenever I use this (which will be regularly in the Rutland Water Benefice). I would also like to…

The Link – Advertising

The next edition of The Link, the new Team magazine will be published in September, and we are well on the way towards covering the cost of production. We would like to see a good balance of adverts from across the Team, so if you know of any local businesses in any of the villages who might be interested in taking an…

Team Vicar Appointment Update

The advert for a house-for-duty Team Vicar post covering Braunston, Brooke, Egleton and Hambleton is now being advertised in the Church Times and on the Diocesan and Team websites. Please pray for those who those who God might be calling to this post.

Strawberry Tea

The Mothers’ Union Strawberry Tea held on 11 July was a successful occasion.  We raised £100, and we wish to thank both those who worked to provide the teas, together with those who joined us.

Summer Fayre

We should like to thank everyone who contributed in any way to the All Saints Summer Fayre. There has been a lot of very positive feedback. The event has raised over £1000, with the final figure to be confirmed shortly. Equally important was the opportunity it gave for outreach into our community. Thank you all very much. Elaine and Graham.

Jenni Duffy

Our best wishes and prayers go with Jenni as she begins a new and exciting phase in her life. She will be much missed by the congregations of All Saints Oakham and St Mary Ashwell and the wider benefice. Over the years Jenni has been an active member of these congregations. She started and ran the successful Monday Pram Service for Pre-school…

Confirmation Service 2019

Confirmation is an important milestone in the Christian journey. It is a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate God’s call to follow him, and to pray for the Holy Spirit to guide and direct our lives. This year Bishop John Holbrook, the Bishop of Brixworth, will be joining us at our confirmation service on Sunday 17 November at 6pm at All Saints…

Oakham Church Hall

Have you thought of hiring the Church hall for a ‘one-off’ party or event? The hall is available for hire for both one-off events and regular weekly/monthly events. Please contact Janine at the Church office to discuss.

The Summer Fayre – 13 July 10am–12noon

Is this Saturday! Items for sale can be handed in to Janine in office hours. No books, CDs, DVDs or bric-a-brac this time but there will be tower climbs. Cakes and plants would be best on Friday morning, or Saturday before 10am. We thank you for your generous support with donations and look forward to seeing you all on the day. Outside…

Traidcraft Sales

Are truly amazing for the first 6 months of the year, the total being £1359.77. This averages out at just over £226 per month which is fantastic, so a HUGE thank you to all of you who have carried on or joined in to help Traidcraft in their ongoing commitment to Fairtrade. Denise.

Traidcraft Stall Dates

The stall will be in Oakham Church after the 10.30 service on Sunday 7 July, then at the Summer Fayre on 13 July and finally for July after the 10.30 service on Sunday 21 July. If you haven’t had chance to see what Traidcraft fairly traded goods are on offer please do have a look. Many thanks for everyone’s ongoing support. Denise.

New Wine 2019

New Wine is a Christian organisation whose aim is to support local churches to change nations. Their annual summer conference weeks have been growing since 1989 and this year they are moving to a showground near here! New Wine will be at Peterborough Showground for 2 weeks – 27 July–10 August and although many go for a whole week it is possible…

Mothers’ Union Diocesan President Prayer Pilgrimage

Jill Cannings, our new MU Diocesan President, has committed to walk around as much of the Diocese as she can this month. She is coming to our area on Tuesday 9 July, and all are welcome to join us for all/part of the walk and/or to pray at the different churches en route. Jill would love to meet as many people as…

Team Vicar Appointment Update

At the beginning of the year we advertised the currently vacant Team Vicar post in the national church press, but received no applications. Since then the advert has remained on the Peterborough Diocese website but has not generated any applications. We did get one expression of interest, but this did not lead to an interview. The Team Council has considered various ways…

Stewardship Volunteer

All Saints Oakham PCC is looking for someone to join the stewardship team at this critical time as we address our giving and prepare for the changes to the current giving scheme managed by Peterborough Diocese. It is important that all members of the church are able to contribute in a way and to a level that best suits them and All…

Quiet Day

A Day of Quiet Reflection at Launde Abbey on Tuesday 20 August 10am-4pm. Launde Abbey is a wonderful retreat house. We are so blessed to have it nearby. If you would like to share in a day of quiet reflection please sign up on the list by the south door. We will be led by Reader Emeritus Michael Ellard and will be…

Ordination of Jenni Duffy

On 7 July at 10.30am at All Saints Oakham we will be praying for Jenni Duffy as she prepares for her ordination. We will be presenting a gift to Jenni at that service. If you would like to contribute to that gift please put cash or a cheque payable to All Saints Oakham PCC in an envelope marked ‘Jenni Duffy ordination’ and…

Barnabas Fund – Aid for the Persecuted Church

The morning (10.45am) and evening (6pm) services at Oakham Methodist Church on Sunday 16 June will both be on the theme of The Persecuted Church and will include an address by Sally Raynham, a volunteer with Barnabas Fund, an aid agency for the persecuted church. Members of other churches are warmly invited to join the Methodist Church for these services.

Alpha Course – September 2019

Oakham Baptist Church is running the Alpha Course this autumn, beginning on Monday 23 September 7.15–9.15pm. All the churches in Oakham are being invited to join in. You might like to attend and make a fresh commitment to Jesus Christ. You might like to recommend the course to a friend, and you could attend with them. If you’d like to book a…

10 year Celebration of the Drop-In Centre

After over 18 months of planning and preparation the Drop-In Centre opened its door for the first time on Wednesday 3 June 2009. Since then, due to the amazing commitment of the many volunteers, it has been open almost every week providing a place of welcome, friendship, and of course freshly cooked nutritious meals, for all who come through the door. To…

Deputy Churchwarden

Mark Nicholls has kindly agreed to be a deputy churchwarden for the 8am service at Oakham. He will be speaking for the 8am congregation at PCC and coordinating the volunteers for that service.

Volunteer Roles

As part of our commitment to faithful stewardship and promoting generous giving All Saints Oakham PCC is looking for two volunteers to help support the congregation in this area. If either role is of interest please speak to Stephen or Richard Plummer. Legacy Giving Coordinator – this role is about helping people to think about leaving a financial gift to All Saints…

Alan & Gail Rudge

From May to August, Alan and Gail Rudge will be taking a well-earned rest from their duties in the Oakham Team Ministry. Both of them give of themselves so willingly in the Lord’s service and their ministry is greatly appreciated across the whole team. They will be taking time for spiritual and physical refreshment over the coming weeks. Although we will still…

French Exchange Visit

Iain has been asked if he knows anyone who might want to do an exchange visit with a 13 year old French girl? She lives in the Loire valley (near Angers), in a nice Christian family. If you know anyone this might suit, Iain would be happy to put the two sides in touch.

Peter Townsend

Jerry Swift, Peter Townsend’s nephew who organised his funeral would like to pass on his thanks: Please express our gratitude to all those in the parish who visited Peter, supported him and ultimately showed their affection for him by attending his funeral: we all appreciated their prayers.

Alpha Course – September 2019

Oakham Baptist Church is running the Alpha Course this autumn, and all the churches in Oakham are welcome to participate. This is another way that we can express our unity as Churches Together in Oakham. The Alpha Course is a tried and tested way of introducing people to Jesus Christ in a friendly and non-judgemental way. Please look out for more information…

Housing the Homeless

Churches Together is raising money to establish supported housing for people who have experienced homelessness. The aim is not just to put a roof over a person’s head, but also to offer the personal support and Christian love they need, so as to re-establish the confidence and good habits they need to move back into independent tenancy. The project is not mainly…

Staff Appointment Update

The meeting last Sunday afternoon took a different turn following the late withdrawal of the application by Revd Dr Andrew Hartropp for the Team Vicar post, but was a very positive meeting in which Stephen, together with the Archdeacon and Rural Dean, outlined other possible ways forward in the future ministry of the Team, including the possibilities of appointing a ‘house for…

Mosque Visit

Would you like to visit a mosque? On 2 May nearly 40 people met in All Saints with speakers from the St Philip’s Centre in Leicester, for a ‘Taste of Faith’ about Islam: two Muslims answered a wide range of questions about their faith and lives. Given the lively response, Iain wonders if there would be interest in going to Leicester to…

The LINK

The Link is the new magazine for the Oakham Team Ministry, and the pilot edition is available in all Team churches from today. The Link does not aim to replicate the content of the pewsheet or the website, which already keep you up-to-date with news and events, but instead aims to provide articles on a range of subjects including local church events,…

Brooke Treasurer

At the end of this financial year, (April 2020) Terry Greer will have been treasurer of Brooke Church for 20 years and has decided to retire. Currently there is no-one lined up to take over – it is possible there may be someone who is used to book keeping and simple accounting and may be interested in joining the PCC and becoming…

Churches Together Update

The Drop-in Centre has had a former chef and another couple volunteer to cook, which is an answer to prayer. There will be a celebration of 10 years from opening on 5 June. Thy Kingdom Come, the global wave of prayer between Ascension and Penetcost will be marked in all the churches – more details to follow. The Sukkot Project is progressing…

A Project Manager is needed for Rutland Foodbank for 25-30 hours per month, to support the smooth running of the Foodbank, overseeing the operation and dealing with day-to-day issues, including liaising with the Trussell Trust, local agencies and volunteers. David Clark, who has been acting as Chairman and Project Manager, will continue in the former role, and the new role will initially…

Thank You

Sandra Needham and family would like to thank everyone who attended the funeral service of her late husband Douglas, and also a very special thank you to Stephen, Kevin and the choir for the lovely service.

Sidesmen needed

We are short of Sidespersons for the 10:30am services at All Saints Oakham. If you can commit to one Sunday a month please contact Andy Compton 01572 755734.

Ministry Experience for Iain and Charlotte

I am pleased to say that Iain and Charlotte have agreed to take on some additional responsibilities during their last year of their curacies. Iain is now ‘Curate in charge’ of Langham and Charlotte is now ‘Curate in charge’ of Hambleton and Egleton. This means they will be responsible for the day to day running of the parishes and be the main…

Team Vicar Appointment Process

On Sunday 12 May a group of representatives from the Team will be meeting The Revd Dr Andrew Hartropp and his wife Claire. Andrew has expressed an interest in the currently vacant Team Vicar post. Andrew will be preaching at Evensong on Sunday 12 May at 6pm. All are welcome to join in that service. Please pray for Andrew and Claire as…

Come And See

Between Easter and Pentecost, the Cathedral and the Diocese are working together on a joint mission to pray and equip every church in the Diocese for growth. Recognising that every church is different and that many are short of money, the mission is based on three things that anyone can do, and that ought already to be part of the DNA of…

Come and Chat

The next Come and Chat Bereavement Support Group will meet 10.30am–12noon at the Church Hall on Friday 31 May. All are welcome from the recently bereaved to those who feel they might benefit from this support no matter how long ago they experienced a significant loss. People are welcome to turn up on the day with no pre-booking required. For further information…

Summer Fayre Diary Date

Saturday 13 July 10am. Pop this date into your diary. We are well underway with plans for the Summer Fayre in the grounds of the church. We are hoping for a fun day with stalls and activities including a Tower Climb. The Steering Committee would be grateful for contributions to our gardening stall so extra planting now would be useful. Additionally, the…

Help Needed!

The Oakham Memorial Institute is a charitable trust set up in 1923 which offers grants to needy individuals and organisations in Oakham and the surrounding area. The charity is looking for somebody to take over the role of Secretary and Treasurer for which a small honorarium is paid. Details of the trust, which meets three…

Healthwatch Rutland

Ever wanted a say in the NHS? Now is your chance! Help Healthwatch Rutland to help us all. The government is giving extra money to the National Health Service to improve healthcare and are devising a 10 year plan to begin in 2020. Healthwatch is already a national voice for people on all aspects of health and social care and so have…

Wanted for Forgotten Feet

Forgotten Feet is a registered charity (forgottenfeet.uk) whose aim is to create a free regular chiropody/podiatry service for those most in need & least likely to be able to access it, such as the homeless & socially isolated, at locations where they can easily access the service. We are collecting plasters, bandages, powders, ointment, Dr Scholls powders, instruments, insoles, corn pads –…

Oakham APCM – 7 April 2019

The new Electoral Roll stands at 214 – 73 less than the previous roll, but including 34 new names, and there are a number of forms which have come in after the meeting and will be added at the next PCC meeting. After over 50 years, Richard Davies retires as Electoral Roll Officer and a volunteer is urgently needed. New to the…

Foodbank Project Manager

A Project Manager is needed for Rutland Foodbank for 25-30 hours per month, to support the smooth running of the Foodbank, overseeing the operation and dealing with day-to-day issues, including liaising with the Trussell Trust, local agencies and volunteers. David Clark, who has been acting as Chairman and Project Manager, will continue in the former role, and the new role will initially…

Peter Townsend RIP

We are sad to announce the death of The Revd Peter Townsend on 31 March, following a short spell in hospital. His funeral will be on Thursday 9 May at 1.30pm.

VAR Transport

VAR operates an extensive, affordable door-to-door transport service for frail, elderly, disabled or vulnerable people in Rutland who have difficulty travelling independently around the wide area covered by the scheme, including out-of-county. It currently has over 3,000 registered users. Volunteer drivers use their own cars to pick up clients and return them to their own…

A Taste of Faith – Islam

Would you like to know more about how Muslims think, pray and live? Many of us felt huge sympathy for the people shot recently while praying in their mosques in Christchurch, and learning more about Islam seems like a practical response we can all make. So we have invited the St Philip’s Centre to run a short introductory session on Thursday 2…

Bishop’s School Supporters

This September the diocese is launching a training programme for any who would like to provide some voluntary support for their local school and would appreciate some training to help them in this. There will be a training day at Bouverie Court on 17 September, encompassing how to share your faith story and respond to pupils’ questions sensitively in RE lessons, how…

Oakham PCC

Fabric and Finance – the Fabric team were progressing improved lighting including high level spots, replacement of louvres (emergency work) plus repair of masonry found to be deteriorating around the louvres, repairs/replacements to quarry tiles in N Transept, a hand-rail for Trinity Chapel entrance. The bells, silenced because of scaffolding, were having maintenance work done, led by Louis Totaro (Tower Captain), and…

Summer Fayre

We are delighted to announce that there will be a Summer Fayre on Saturday 13 July in the grounds of 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 our…

Peter Townsend RIP

We are sad to announce the death of The Revd Peter Townsend last Sunday afternoon, following a short spell in hospital. Peter will be greatly missed by those who knew him at All Saints since his retirement, and also by those parishes in which he ministered in this diocese since 1974, most latterly as Vicar of Greetham and Thistleton with Stretton and…

Drop-in Cooks needed

Every week for the last ten years 40–60 people sit down in the Congregational Church Hall to a delicious two course lunch for the princely sum of £3. This is all made possible by a dedicated team of volunteers, and we’d really like to see it continue! The project, an initiative of Churches Together in…

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.