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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…

Service Times at Teigh & Brooke

On the second Sunday of the month, the Holy Communion service at Teigh will now be at 9:00am rather than 9:15am, and also, as from now, Evensong on the third Sunday will be at the Winter time of 4:00pm. Brooke Evensong on the first and third Sundays also moves to its Winter time of 3:00pm.

Sermon Discussion Group

After a summer break, we are re-starting the All Saints Oakham sermon discussion group, after the 10:30 service. It will take place in the Trinity Chapel, for 20-30 minutes after the service; some brief notes on the sermon will be available, and some possible questions for discussion. Any questions or comments to Revd Iain Osborne or Carol Scothern.

Vote at Oakham Tesco during Nov & Dec!

Next time you are in Tesco Oakham remember to vote for All Saints’ Church, Braunston Bats in Churches project for funding of up to £4,000 by Tesco’s Bags of Success scheme. The final funding depends on voting in the Oakham Tesco store between 1st November and 31st December. The funding will help improve coexistence of humans and bats in our ancient church.…

Remembrance Day

We are expecting that we will have 600+ people at this year’s service, and Peter Kinal asks for help please after the 10:30 service on the 11th to set up chairs & move pews. If you can help it will take about 10/15 minutes.

Diocesan Choir Festival

A message from Tansy Castledine, Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral: Hearty congratulations to all those who participated in the DCF; it was a splendid afternoon and we accomplished a huge amount together, as a result of your incredible hard work and dedication both in advance and on the day. I hope that you enjoyed the service as much as I did,…

Oakham Autumn Sale

It is now just three weeks to the Autumn 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 stall, so…

Langham War Memorial

It has been pointed out that the inscriptions on the war memorial are becoming obscured by the growth of moss and lichen. Is there anyone who would like to take on the job of cleaning it – advice on how to do this is available?

Appointment of Readers Emeriti

Congratulations to Robin Robson, who has recently retired from the position of Reader in the Oakham Team, and Michael Ellard (member of the Oakham 8:00am congregation) who have both been appointed to the status of Reader Emeritus.

You’re running out of time

You only have until 5th November to visit Peterborough Cathedral and see Tim Peake’s Soyuz spacecraft and his space suit. So far over 80,000 people have made that journey. Our Laudamus choir were at the Cathedral on Saturday 13th October, and were astounded to see the number of people there. The Cathedral was closed to the public from 2:30pm until 6:30pm to…

Oakham Mission Giving

As we approach the end of the year, the time has come to determine how this year’s Mission Giving from All Saints Oakham will be allocated, and you are invited to let us know if you have a charity that you would like to be considered. Please speak to Peter Hill or Michael Wilson (01572 720853 or michael.wilson@oakhamteam.org.uk). We aim to achieve…

In memory of Margaret Dehqani-Tafti

Many in the congregation will remember with affection Margaret Dehqani-Tafti, who died two years ago this month. The Holy Communion service on Friday 26th October at 10:00am in the Trinity Chapel at Oakham will be a service to commemorate Margaret, and give thanks for the bountiful fruit her life and Christian witness have borne. All are welcome.

Lost stole

‘There is greater rejoicing in heaven over the one that was lost…’ Iain would like to thank all who helped him look for his mislaid ordination stole, which has turned up. Like a squirrel with his nut, he had put it away in a ‘safe place’, and forgotten where! Apologies to all whose time was wasted.

Traidcraft Stall at Langham

A big thank you to everyone who supported the stall at the recent Team Service at Langham, the sales on the morning amounted to £64.30. The next stall at Oakham will be after the 10:30am service on 21st October. Denise.

Oakham Autumn Sale

It is now officially Autumn and so it’s time to make the annual request for any useful items for the Autumn Sale on Saturday 17 November, 9:30am to 12noon. We had a splendid response last year and we are trying very hard to match and even better our provision this year. This is your opportunity to take stock at home and to…

Sheep Knitters Needed

More sheep are required for the Oakham Advent Travelling Crib – if you can help, please contact Margaret Tyler 01572 724799 (pattern available).

Langham Christmas Festival

The Christmas Festival at Langham usually takes place every other year, so you may have been expecting one this year – however, for various reasons, it has been decided to postpone it on this occasion, but we look forward to its return in 2019 in an even better and improved format!

Traidcraft Sales

Total sales for the last three months amounted to a wonderful £482.92, averaging out at over £160.00 a month. Thank You. The stall is here after today’s 10:30 Harvest Festival, do come and have a look whilst you are having your cup of fairly traded tea or coffee. Denise (722729)

We Urgently Need Volunteer Drivers

Would you be able and willing to become a Volunteer Driver for Voluntary Action Rutland, Transport Section?. We currently have around 50 Volunteer Drivers taking Rutland’s frail, elderly, disabled and vulnerable to hospital and other medical appointments as well as social visits etc. We cover local hospitals such as Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General, Glenfield, Nottingham City, Queens Medical Centre, both Peterborough…

Another Way To Help Traidcraft

For a number of years Traidcraft have been raising funds from the recycling of jewellery and banknotes. When I was first made aware of the scheme £9000 had already been raised. To date that figure has increased to over £37,700! If you would like to become involved in the scheme and help increase this already wonderful figure, please help yourself to one…

Fundraising Concert

Thank you to Gina Baker and her friends from Birmingham Conservatoire for putting on such a splendid concert on 1 September. It raised £780 in aid of bellringers to go towards the purchase of a wireless simulator and general repairs.

Thanks

Many thanks to everyone who contributed food and help in last Sunday’s service, Again, such a lovely array of delicious offerings, everything is so easy and fun when we all work together. Best wishes from Araminta and the Catering Committee..

Joyce Halliday RIP

It is with regret that we announce the death of Joyce Halliday, regular member of the congregation at Oakham. Joyce’s funeral service will take place on Friday 5th October at 12 noon.

Smalls for All – Bra Recycle

BRAS! If your’e having a clear out please note that most charity shops don’t take bras but as they often cost us a lot of money they are too nice to throw in the bin. A UK based charity that sends unwanted bras to African villages to improve hygiene and prevent the rape of young girls and women, as wearing a bra…

Please Pray for Licensed Lay Ministers

On Saturday 29th September we are celebrating and giving thanks to God for licensed lay ministry in our diocese. We will be licensing new lay ministers and also re-licensing all the existing ones. This will be a great day and a sign of how lay ministry is flourishing both in our diocese and also in the Church of England. Please could I…

Bamboo Cups

Our very own, diocesan-branded bamboo cups. Each year, 100 billion single use coffee cups end up as landfill. Our 12oz reusable coffee cup is made with natural bamboo fibre – one of the world’s most sustainable resources. Fully dishwasher safe, suitable for hot and cold drinks, with a resealable ‘no-drip’ lid. (Not suitable for microwave.) Bring and re-use at diocesan events. Keep…

Traidcraft Needs Your Help

October 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the foundation of Traidcraft. Traidcraft was formed as a Christian response to fighting poverty and in their words… Since we were founded in 1979, Traidcraft has lead the way in proving that fair trade could work professionally. This movement of radical, church-based individuals began by importing goods directly from artisans and growers and distributing them…

Independent Examiner Needed

An Independent Examiner is needed for Whissendine PCC (St Andrew’s Church) accounts. If you are interested in volunteering for this role please contact the treasurer, Rosemary Powell, for an informal discussion (whisstreasurer@btinternet.com or 07753 326147). You do not need a formal accountancy qualification, just some experience of business and financial matters and ideally charities.

Jenni Duffy

We are delighted to announce that Jenni Duffy will serve her curacy in the Rutland Water Benefice following her ordination as deacon in July 2019. This is an exciting and challenging time for her and her family, so please pray for them during this final year of training and time of transition, as well as for the Rutland Water Benefice and Pippa…

Farewell

Caroline MacKinnon (skydiver) will be leaving Rutland on 13th September, and moving to be near her family. She wishes all the congregation good health and happiness, and will miss the hours she and her husband spent in worship with you all. Her address will be Flat 7, Lynchmere House, 25 Heath Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4EH – if ever passing that way…

Churches Together in Oakham

Churches Together in Oakham is currently short of an Anglican lay representative. This lively group meets on the second Thursday of alternate months from 10:00am-12:00pm in the Methodist Church, to facilitate opportunities to work and worship together across the denominations in the town, e.g. Good Friday, the prayer breakfast, Lent groups, etc. If this is something which you feel you would like…

Thank You

Thank you to all those who helped in kind and brought donations to the stall on the 11th August 2018 at the Butter Cross. Special thank you to Bishop’s Lodge in Leicester and all those from the Leicester Diocese who helped with the raffle. Thank you to all those who helped with fetching tables, manning the stall and in donations of cakes…

Catering Help Needed

I am afraid yet again we are asking for your help, for the Institution and Induction of our new Team Rector on 23rd September. We will be serving a glass of something and a selection of delicious finger food, and if you could yet again make your wonderful offerings and drop them off in the Mayhew room from 1:00pm on the Sunday…

Oakham War Memorial

The Oakham Memorial Institute undertaken to have the War Memorial the churchyard cleaned ready for the remembrance ceremony in November which will be even more significant with this year marking 100 years since the end of the Great War. The work was completed last Friday week and involved the cleaning of the memorial, the repointing…

National Prayer Weekend

Join with Christians across the UK from Orkney to Penryn in this year’s National Prayer Weekend, 28-30 September! You could pray by yourself, gather some friends, in your small group, or even encourage your whole church to pray for your community. We are getting very excited about seeing God answering prayer in local communities across the UK. Have a look here for…

Oakham PCC

Apologies for delay in reporting this to you – holiday got in the way! This meeting was dominated by the need to discuss at length the Quinquennial report (an examination and overview of entire building and grounds, done every 5 years). Immediate work to be done – electrical installation improvements, removal of vegetation on parapets and louvre inspection/repair, and a crumbling window…

Alpha Course

Churches Together in Oakham are running an Alpha Course this autumn, to be held at the Baptist Church. Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes –…

USPG Stamp Collection

Owing to the illness of our stamp co-ordinator, we are no longer able to act as collators for used postage stamps to aid USPG, so please do not bring any further stamps. Many thanks to all who have contributed over the years, thus providing USPG with a very useful extra income.

Churches Together in Oakham & District

Our church leaders met at Launde in June to discuss Mission to Oakham and to review our activities and aims, highlighting four area for future consideration: (1) more regular opportunities to meet and worship together, (2) getting to know each other better, (3) improved communication and (4) homelessness issues. There will be a further meeting on 29th October at 7:00 pm, at…

Leaving

On 2nd August I am moving to Oxfordshire to be near my family. Thank you to so many of you for your loving support and prayers over the year. I shall miss you. Shirley Tovey

Revd Sue Pinnington

In 1998 we moved from the Monmouth Diocese, where we had lived and worked for 21 years, and joined All Saints Church. At that time Sue Pinnington was the curate under Michael Covington. Early on, Sue organised a Parish Weekend at Whitby, staying at Sneaton Castle Centre. We decided to join this visit as it…

Postcards Needed

Postcards are needed by Mission Aviation Fellowship to raise money for their work all over the world. The MAF box is on the table by the South door at Oakham and used or unused postcards can be placed inside.

Revd Canon John Morris RIP

It is with regret that we announce the death of Canon John Morris, husband of Sue Morris, churchwarden of Market Overton, peacefully on Saturday morning. John’s funeral will take place at Market Overton on Friday 27 July at 2:45pm.

Greenbelt 2018

This Christian arts and music festival is almost on our doorstep, running 24-28 August at Boughton House outside Kettering. The Sunday morning Greenbelt Eucharist is always fascinating, and can be an exhilarating spiritual experience. This year’s theme is Windrush and Carnival. The free Sunday ticket runs 10:00 to 13:00 – the service is 10:30, we think. Or you can pay for a…

From Revd Stephen Griffiths

Dear friends, In a few weeks we will be moving from north Oxfordshire to Oakham. We are already very excited and looking forward to joining you. There are four of us: Stephen (currently Team Rector of the Cherwell Valley Benefice in Oxfordshire and Rural Dean of Bicester & Islip Deanery), Cally (at home full time…

Appointment of Team Rector

We are delighted to announce that, following interview and with the unanimous approval of the Oakham Patronage Board, the Reverend Stephen Griffiths has accepted Bishop Donald’s invitation to be Team Rector of Oakham. Subject to the normal Church of England legal and administrative procedures, Stephen will be Instituted and Inducted by the Bishop of Peterborough…

Thank You from The Curates

Charlotte and Iain want to express our thanks for the huge support we have received from so many people: in preparation for our ordination as priests, on the day, and since. We were overwhelmed at how many people came to the cathedral service and to the first services where we presided at the Eucharist. We…

Thank You from Araminta

A very big thank you firstly to Jill, Della and Sally, part of our very small but positive catering committee, as well as everyone else who helped and so kindly brought their contributions on Sunday to celebrate alone side Charlotte and Iain. Thinking ahead to the appointment of our new Rector, if anyone would like to join our small but positive catering…

Thank You from Peter

I am pleased to say that the knee operation seems to have gone well. I am now doing the exercises (with a Physio in the family life would not be worth living if I didn’t). I would like to thank all of you who have asked about me, sent cards, and best wishes. It will be some time before I am up…

Traidcraft Sales and Stall

Sales for the first half of this year have amounted to a wonderful £1298.49 which averages out at £216.41 a month, an amazing figure and my thanks go to everyone who has made this possible. The next dates for the stall are after today’s 10:30 service and again on Sundays 15th and 29th July. Denise.

Foodbank Update

The Foodbank is currently short of the following items – sponge puddings, packets of smash, long life fruit juice, long life milk, small sugar (500g), tinned custard, jam, dog food, deodorant, shampoo, shower gel, razors, shaving foam/gel, washing powder/gel & toilet rolls. We have plenty of cereals, baked beans, tea and pasta at the moment. Thanks as ever for your ongoing support.

Ordination of Priests

Our two curates, Revd Iain Osborne and Revd Charlotte Osborn were ordained as priests on Sunday 24 June in Peterborough Cathedral. We wish them every blessing in their priestly ministry. Iain celebrated his first Mass the same evening at Oakham, when he and Charlotte were welcomed and given gifts from t he Team, and Charlotte…

Oakham PCC

The PCC meeting on 17 May was long but productive evening. Finance continues to be upmost in our considerations, with some promised income from the Stewardship Campaign not yet materialising. Fabric is in reasonable order, but the report of the Quinquennial inspection (16 May) was not yet available. Repairs to windows, some stonework and downpipes were necessary, and the Electrical Inspection (9/10…

Friends Outing to Sheffield

David and I have been again to Sheffield to check all is in order for the visit to Kelham Island Museum and the Cathedral on 28th June. The Cathedral is a delight. Sheffield’s oldest building recently refurbished and renewed in a most interesting and sympathetic way with visitors made most welcome. We enjoyed the liturgy and music of the 10:30am Eucharist and…

Thank You

Many of you will know that during the winter I was seriously ill with pneumonia and septic shock. Despite the fact that I knew how ill I was I felt calm and peaceful throughout which I’m sure was because so many people were praying for me. I can’t tell you how much it meant and will be forever grateful to you. The…

Iris May RIP

It is with regret that we record that Iris May sadly passed away on 6 June. Her funeral will be in Oakham Church on Tuesday 26 June at 2:00pm.

MU Coffee Morning

Many thanks to everybody who came to the Coffee Morning on 1st June. It seemed a happy occasion and it was a great success. A total of £186.40 was banked and will be sent to help MU work in this country and abroad. Thank you if you brought cakes or bought them to take home. Meg and David also sold plenty of…

Revd Canon Sue Pinnington OBE

Sue will be installed as the first Archdeacon of the Gwent Valleys and the Diocesan Director of Mission in the Diocese of Monmouth on 7th July. Sue was Curate at Oakham with Michael Covington from 1997-2000, and is currently rector of Houghton le Spring in the Durham Diocese.

Rutland Foodbank AGM

This will be held in All Saints Church Hall, Oakham on Monday 18th June from 5:00-6:00pm. Tea and cakes will be served and the Annual Report will be available in booklet form. All are welcome… do come along to hear about the work which the Foodbank have done this past year and to ask any questions.

How To Help The Homeless

Council / Church Briefing. Building on the introductory meeting in March, a briefing meeting for church members and the general public will be held on Thursday 7th June, 7:00-8:30pm at Oakham Baptist Church, Melton Rd, Oakham, LE15 6AY. This will advise on the statutory and community services available to support people vulnerable to homelessness. The briefing is arranged by Churches Together in…

Church Cleaning

Our cleaning team at Oakham are complete heroes – a small band, they keep the main part of the church sparkling right through the year, but if you look up at the roof you’ll see the spiders have been busy and the muck is building up again. It’s time for the Church Big Clean again! This year it’s happening on Saturdays 9…

Jam Jars Not Needed

For the time being Pamela has enough jam jars for future use. Thanks to everyone who has given some. Look out for a future request when all are used up!

Postcards Needed

Mission Aviation Fellowship, who do much good work in many countries where the terrain is difficult has given the church a box to collect postcards. They would like people to give used or unused ones as they can be sold to raise money for the charity. The box is on the table at the south door at Oakham.

Friends Committee Members Needed

The Friends of All Saints Church are looking for willing volunteers to join their small, friendly Committee to help plan social events. This is not an onerous position, as we only have committee meetings about half a dozen times a year and it would be an excellent way of meeting more people and making new friends. Contact Liz Plummer (01572 720506 or…

Oakham PCC

At the PCC meeting on 17 May the following matters were discussed: (1) Elections: Deputy Churchwardens – Peter Kinal & Robin Robson; Secretary – Marilyn Tomalin; Treasurer – Peter Hill; Standing Committee – Robin Robson & Carol Scothern; (2) Finance: Two legacies totalling £2,500 have been received recently, but in real terms we are £1,800 under budget for planned giving and £2,000…

Lest We Forget

During a recent trip to Holland and Belgium, Richard and Pauline Adams visited a number of war cemeteries and memorials to those who lost their lives in the two world wars. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War, Richard has put together a short selection of photographs taken in the UK and on the holiday, which…

Sermon Discussion Group

For a trial period from Sunday 27th May, a group is going to meet during coffee-time after the Oakham 10:30 service, so as to discuss the sermon we have just heard. We hope this will not be a distraction from fellowship over coffee, so much as a way to develop closer personal ties by talking together and deepening what we have learned…

Lost Item

Our curate Iain has lost the stole in which he was ordained deacon. Please could the village churches take a look around to see if it might have been put away by accident? It is white silk, with gold embroidery (a cross, an image of the world, and one of the Holy Trinity). It has evident sentimental value, so he would be…

Time at Teigh

Did you know that there are three Time Capsules in Teigh Church? Come and have a look and read about their contents. They will be on view on Saturday and Sunday 26/27 May. The Church will be open from 9am-6pm and stewarded from 10am-4pm on both days.