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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.

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.