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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,…