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Ride and Stride Record Total

أفضل طريقة لربح المال على الإنترنت September’s Ride & Stride raised a record £22,571, and thanks go to all who took part in any way or supported the event. An excellent £11,548 of the total was raised in our own Team churches, of which the 50% refund (£5774) will shortly be received by the individual churches. Amounts received by each church are – Oakham £907.41, Langham £296.84, Braunston…

Pewsheet Deadline

مواقع لكسب المال A special edition of the Weekly Pewsheet will be produced for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day services, and the deadline for this and the Sunday 27 December (First Sunday after Christmas) edition will be Monday 21 December 11am. The deadline for the Sunday 3 January (Epiphany) edition will be Wednesday 23 December 11am (i.e. a week earlier than usual).

Christmas Card Delivery Service

كيفية كسب المزيد من المال من المنزل Oakham All Saints Scout Group are running a Christmas Card Delivery Service again this year – we are raising funds for new tents and a marquee for our summer events. Please support us by dropping your fully addressed (but not stamped) Christmas cards into All Saints Church or the Scout Hut. We will be delivering through to 22nd December. The suggested donation…

Christmas Cards

اسهم الحمادي تداول Christmas cards to All Saints Oakham friends can be left in the box at West Door. Donations for the Boiler/Fabric Fund (in a separate envelope marked Christmas) should please be put into the Box on South door. The cards will hang in Church at the Christmas Season.

Oakham PCC

حسابات الفوركس المدارة At the meeting on 17 November the following items were discussed: £7000 is needed for repairs to the church clock – an appeal will be launched after the boiler project is complete; A report on the recent PCC away day highlighted the new website, Experience Easter, Guided Prayer and Discipleship, and the forthcoming Welcome Leaflet; Mission giving and 2016 Budget were approved;…

Traidcraft Christmas Orders

Just a reminder that the last date for Christmas orders is Sunday 13th December. If anyone else would still like to order please do get in touch. Thank you. Denise 722729.

Mince Pies needed!

If you are able to supply some mince pies for the Town Carol Service on Thursday 17 December, please have a word with Marilyn Tomalin (01572 723184).

Traidcraft Charity Christmas Cards

This week is Traidcraft’s Charity Christmas Cards Week – if you would like to get behind the campaign and place an order please contact Denise on 722729 or speak to her after today’s 10:30 service at Oakham. The stall will also be at Market Overton’s Christmas Fayre on 21 November and the Autumn Sale at Oakham on 28 November (please see separate…

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. This year the hampers will include mince pies, Christmas puddings, chocolates and even family games. We are seeking cash donations. £15 will sponsor one hamper but any amount is welcome. Cheques made payable to ‘Rutland…

Oakham Mission Giving Meeting

If anyone has any suggestions for the 2015 allocation of Mission Giving money from All Saints Oakham, would they please notify Michael Wilson today on 01572 720853 or email mwilson@keme.co.uk. Apologies for the short notice for this.

Open Doors

Open Doors is an organisation which supports persecuted Christians around the world through prayer, advocacy, training, literacy programmes and economic aid. Each year they publish a ‘World Watch List’, highlighting the 50 countries where it is most difficult to live as a Christian. They will be launching the 2016 list in January in Parliament, hosted by a Cabinet Minister. We are all…

Traidcraft – Sales And Catalogues

Sales for October amounted to a wonderful £353.26. Thank you SO much to everyone who has contributed to this figure – not only purchasing from the Sunday stall but placing orders for Christmas cards and gifts. If anyone else would like to place an order from the catalogue please do get in touch. Thank you. Denise (722729).

Prayers & Readings

The new edition (November to March) is now available in Oakham church – please collect one as you leave church, and see for yourself what the bible says.

Thank You from MSF and Water Aid

Following the market place stall in August, thanks have been received from Médecins Sans Frontières and Water Aid for donations of £110.19 and £26. Water Aid report as follows: ‘For girls like Chaltu from Mojo village in Ethiopia, your fund raising will change everything. Life in Mojo Village has been difficult. It is a rural village with limited access to water services.…

Last call for triangles

If you are decorating a triangle for Breast Cancer Awareness, please return it either direct to Land’s End, or via Kevin, early this week. They are still available in Oakham church today – please see diary entry for 30 October for full details.

Sunday Afternoon Tea Parties

We had a very successful tea party on Sunday 11 October, and we plan to continue these in All Saints Oakham on a monthly basis, usually on the third Sunday of the month. Volunteers are needed, both to bake in advance and to help on the day – for further details, please contact Joyce Wells (07779 242745) or Pam Wells (01572 755532).…

Tombola Appeal

Jackie and Pat are collecting items for the Tombola stall for the Autumn Sale at Oakham, and will be grateful for donations given to them personally, or left with Janine in the office.

Oakham PCC – Monday 28 September

At the PCC meeting the main items discussed were as follows: PCC Away Day on Saturday 10 October – members please confirm to Janine your attendance; There is still no sign of a new Treasurer – Peter Hill and John King will both be stepping down in February, so a replacement is needed by then. A job description is available; July/August accounts…

Gallipoli

Do you have any former relatives who were killed at Gallipoli/Dardanelles? I could pay your respects when I visit later this month. Gordon Woods 01572 755371.

Operation Christmas Child

St. Andrew’s Whissendine is making a collection of shoeboxes filled with small gifts for Operation Christmas Child, to be distributed to children in areas of great need around the world. If you’d like to contribute to this collection please get your filled shoeboxes to St Andrew’s by 8 November, or bring items along for putting into a box. Then, in the evening…

Budgets for 2016

We shall be setting the 2016 budget on the 9th November. Could all budget holders inform the Treasurers or Churchwardens of their requirements for next year. At the moment, all expenditure is within the 2015 budgeted figures, with the exception of photocopying. If you anticipate that this will be reflected in end-year figures, and that there will be no unplanned expenditure between…

Traidcraft – Sales And Catalogues

Sales for the month of September were a massive £330.75 – as ever thank you to all who have supported the stall and already placed orders from the new catalogue. I have more copies of the catalogue for anyone else who would like to place an order for Christmas cards and gifts. The stall will be at Langham after the 11.00 service…

Deanery Synod Vacancy

Oakham has six places on the Deanery Synod, but only five are filled at the moment – would you be interested in filling the vacancy? There are about six meetings a year, and if you would like to find out more anyone is free to attend the meetings – the next one is at Uppingham Church on 19 November, so why not…

Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Lands’ End are holding a campaign in October to raise money for the charity ‘Against Breast Cancer’, part of which involves creating a very large piece of bunting, each triangle of which will be bought by people for a pound, and which they will add to the final piece of bunting which will be on display in the Church on Friday 30…

Donations for the Refugee Crisis

The images of desperate refugees crossing the Mediterranean in unstable boats, or packed illegally into lorries, or protesting ‘We are human beings too’ in the port of Calais, are a distressing reminder of the shocking refugee crisis that led to the founding of Christian Aid in 1945. Christian Aid is working with churches and other…

Annual Pantomime Trip

This will take place on Saturday 2 January at 2:30pm at the Key Theatre, Peterborough Aladdin – A Magical Family Pantomime. Cost £13.50 each, with the usual £5 discount for Sunday School members, ASK and ASH. If you would like to go can you please let Beryl know as soon as possible. 01572 724103 or…

Traidcraft Fairtrade Stall

Please note the next date for the stall is 4th October, and instead of being in Church all the usual things will be on sale at the Harvest Lunch in the Victoria Hall. The stall after that will be the 18th October as usual after the 10:30 service at Oakham. Denise (722729).

Come and Meditate

The annual get-together of the Rutland Christian Meditation Group takes place at the Chapel of St John & St Anne on Wednesday 21 October at 6pm.

Free Driving Theory Courses

Rutland County Council is offering some free refresher driving theory courses aimed at drivers in Rutland who would like to update their knowledge as well as learn to drive more safely and efficiently. For more information telephone 758248 or email tbarnwell@rutland.gov.uk. There will be an opportunity for a practical driving session at a later date. Course dates are: Mon 12th Oct 10:00—12:00…

Langham Village History Group

When we first began researching the history of the village, we were told by the then curator of Rutland County Museum that Langham was a poor village with no history. Having proved him to be very wrong on both counts we take pleasure in reminding him of his comments whenever the opportunity arises. The vast amount of information now in our archive…

Langham Travelling Cribs

The rota for the travelling cribs will be worked on from October, so if you haven’t been part of this before and would like to host one during Advent, please contact Susan Holford (susan.holford@oakhamteam.org.uk) for Langham. More details for other parishes to follow.

Rutland Foodbank

Last Wednesday (23 September) marked the second birthday of Rutland Food Bank. During that time 1500 people have received emergency packs of food to last 3 days and 23.5 tonnes of food collected mostly by the generosity of local people. Many thanks to all concerned, in whatever capacity, in making it such a success. Currently we are short of sugar (preferably small…

Knitters Needed!

More sheep are required for the Oakham Advent Travelling Cribs. If you can help please contact Margaret Tyler on 01572 724799 (Mothers’ Union), who will be pleased to hear from you.

Help needed for Harvest Tea

A Harvest Tea is being organised for vulnerable or marginalised people and will be held at Victoria Hall on the afternoon of Tuesday 6th October. The event is being sponsored by Round Rutland (the new name of Community Agents) and it will have a positive Christian theme, with hymns and a concluding blessing. Volunteers are needed from noon onwards until about 4:30pm…

Traidcraft Sales

The total for the month of August was a healthy £186.86. Thank you for your support. The next two dates for the stall are 20 September and 4 October at Oakham. Denise (01572 722729).

Join a Homegroup

Have you ever thought about joining a homegroup? These are excellent ways of getting to know other people from our church family and growing in knowledge and faith. There are two new homegroups starting, one in Oakham, meeting every 2nd and 4th Monday from 7:30-9pm beginning with a taster evening on the 21st September where you can preview the Bible study material…

Rutland Reminders expands to Uppingham

As well as the continuing sessions on the first and third Tuesdays, starting at 1530 at Brambles, on the second Tuesdays from 8 September we are starting sessions in Uppingham, at Aberdeen House, 20 Stockerston Road, Uppingham LE15 9UD. Guests with dementia and their Carers are most welcome: simply phone Diana Ellard on 07779 413889. If all goes well there we will…

Thankyou from Debbie Marsh

At my first baptism on Thursday 6 August, it was very special to be using the shell given to me by Oakham, and I would like to thank everyone and as you will see from the photograph it is being put to good use! I baptised two young women (half sisters) who developed a connection…

Médecins Sans Frontières

A big thank-you to all who bought from and brought to the stall on 8 August, which raised £137.77, including a collection for Water Aid, in support of the crisis in Nepal. Yvette Nicolle-Anderiesz.

Harvest Festival

All of our Team Churches will be celebrating Harvest Festival over the next few weeks as below – for the Oakham Harvest Lunch please sign up by the south door in church; the services in the villages will be taken by Revd Janet Tebby (north) and Revd Canon Julie Hutchinson (south), and they all extend a warm welcome to everyone who would…

Traidcraft Fairtrade Stalls

Sales for the month of July amounted to £112.40.Thank you as ever to everyone for your continuing support. The stall will be here after the 10.30 service at Oakham on 9th and 30th August. Denise (722729).

New Team Website

Over the last few months the Communications Group have been working hard to develop a new Oakham Team Ministry website, and we need your help to make sure that it reflects what we are doing as a church as fully as possible. (1) If you already send reports for the magazine please let us have them for the website as well, preferably…

Oakham & Braunston Mothers’ Union

Please note there are no monthly meetings in the Church Hall in August and September. However please try to come to Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday 12th September to celebrate the MU Diocesan Festival between 1:30 and 5:00. The MU Worldwide President Lynne Temby will be attending, and hopes to meet as many members as possible. The MU Festival Service starts at 2:30pm.…

Governor Vacancy

There is a vacancy for a Foundation Governor at Oakham Church of England Primary School. The Foundation Governors represent the Church on the Governing Body, and if you think that this is a role which you could fulfil please speak to Lee Francis-Dehqani.

Flower Quiz Winner

Congratulations to Diana Masters, who has won the All Saints Flower Quiz! The Flower Guild would like to say a big thank-you to Gordon Woods for putting the quiz together, which raised nearly £150.

Food for Licensing Service

We are looking for volunteers from the southern parishes to provide food for Julie’s licensing on 1st September. There will be a large number of people attending so we need as many volunteers as possible to provide sweet and savoury finger food for after the service. If you can help with this please be in touch with Gail Rudge (Braunston) who is…

Fairtrade Sales and Stall Dates

Sales for June amounted to a healthy £199.01 – as ever thank you to everyone how has purchased from the stall. Please do have a look at the stall today as there are GUEST PRESENTERS! – please give them your support. The stall will be here again on 19th July. Thank you.Denise.

Team Intercessions Training Morning

The curate will be offering intercessions training on  Saturday 4th July from 10am to 12noon at Oakham Parish Church The session will be interactive, covering all aspects of writing and delivering good intercessions. It will be a very helpful introduction for those new to intercessions or wishing to begin leading as well as useful refreshment and food for thought for those who…

Service changes

Changes to the regular service pattern are as follows: Sunday 28 June (Trinity 4) Langham and Market Overton celebrate their Patronal Festival in the morning (St Peter & St Paul) Patronal Evensong for St Peter 6:00pm at Brooke with Team Choir Laudamus (no morning service) NO Evensong at Oakham or Church@4 at Braunston (both congregations invited to join with Brooke) Sunday 19…

Scout Group needs volunteers

Scouting offers fun, challenge and everyday adventure to 400,000 girls and boys across the UK. Offering over 200 different activities from abseiling and archery to drama, street sports and water zorbing, Scouting helps 6-25 year olds grow in confidence, achieve their full potential and become active members of their communities. This is only possible through the efforts of 100,000 volunteers who also…

Friends Theatre Visit

Some tickets are still available for the performance of Henry V at Tolthorpe Shakespeare Theatre, Stamford for the matinee on Saturday 11 July. Cost £13.50. Shared cars. Sign up list on table near South Door or contact Beryl Kirtland 01572 724103. Henry V – “God for Harry! England and Saint George!” The English take the town of Harfleur. Henry moves on towards…

Vista Charity Shop

Vista is a local charity which provides services to children and adults with sight loss throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, providing support to all those who are registered with a sight loss in our parishes, and has also this week launched a mobile support service in Rutland, providing information on preventing avoidable sight loss to people throughout the county. Vista has also…

Station Road Closure

National Grid will be upgrading the gas mains supply in Station Road, Oakham, starting on 6 July, and taking about 6 weeks. For the first 1-2 weeks (approx) there will two-way traffic lights from Kilburn Road to Church Street. For the remainder of the time (from about 20 July to 14 August) there will be one-way traffic only from Church Street to…

Nepal Appeal Update

To all who donated personally to the Nepal Appeal of The Paldorje Sherpa Foundation through Sherpa Adventure Gear, and especially for the generous donation of All Saints’ Church PCC of £250, I thought you would like to see a recent message from Tashi who is the CEO of Sherpa Adventure Gear. From this and other countries nearly £150,000 has been raised. My…

African Dream

The Rejuvenating Choir brought a taste of South African music to the Lunchtime Concert on 27 May with their programme ‘African Dream’

Pram & Toddler 15th Birthday

The Pram and Toddler Service at Oakham celebrated its 15th birthday this week, with a special party after the service on Monday 11 May. The service was started in May 2000, and Jenni Duffy, Licensed Evangelist, has been running it ever since. The service is specially designed for pre-school children with their parents or carers,…