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Advert for new Director of Music

All Saints Oakham – Director of Music All Saints is the parish church for the county town of Oakham and the civic church of the county of Rutland. The key components of this post are: Oversight and provision of music for services and occasional offices at All Saints Oakham Principal organist of All Saints Oakham…

Vacancies at Launde Abbey

We’re recruiting for a new Group Bookings Administrator and two part-time Receptionists to join the team at Launde Abbey. These roles are an important part of our welcome and hospitality, and also vital for the efficient operation of our events and processes that are a key part of the overall guest experience. The Group Bookings Administrator role is responsible for managing bookings…

Oakham PCC Update

Precis of PCC Meeting 25 March 2021 by Zoom Almost 100% attendance for latest PCC meeting held mainly to discuss and ratify Accounts for 2019 and for 2020.  Both were agreed and accepted as correct records; sincere thanks were expressed for the work done by the Finance Sub-Committee and especially Richard Harris (Independent Examiner) and Sue Willetts (Finance Assistant and PCC Treasurer). …

10 Keys to Happiness – Exercising

http://oakhamteam.uk/docs/10_keys/part3_20210328.mp4 “10 Keys to Happiness – Exercising” This is the third reflection on the ’10 keys to happiness” promoted by “Action for happiness”(AfH). You will see that the initial letters of each key spell out GREAT DREAM. AfH have identified these as activities which promote mental health and wellbeing. In this series we are exploring…

The Link – Spring 2021

The Spring edition of the Link is now available. Revd Stephen begins with a piece encouraging us to imagine a new future as we continue to live life in a pandemic. There are a wide range of interesting articles which draw on the beautiful county we live in.

10 Keys to Happiness

Key 2: Relating – “Connect with People” This is the second reflection on the ’10 keys to happiness” promoted by “Action for happiness”(AfH). You will see that the initial letters of each key spell out GREAT DREAM. AfH have identified these as activities which promote mental health and wellbeing. In this series we are exploring…

Peregrines at All Saints Facebook Group

A new Facebook page ‘Friends of Peregrines at All Saints Oakham’ is now up and running. Please join the group to follow the progress of our pair of peregrines, and post your photos and comments. https://www.facebook.com/groups/518139492912939/ Please continue to also visit the Oakham Team website for updates and photos. http://oakhamteam.uk/peregrines-at-all-saints/

10 Keys to Happiness – Giving

Thought for the Day by David Pattinson http://oakhamteam.uk/docs/10_keys/part1_20210228.mp4 In research  projects by “Action for Happiness” two groups were created. The first group was given £20 to spend on themselves. The second group was given £20 to spend on someone else. What the results showed was that the group who spent on others experienced happiness and…

10 Keys to Happiness – a Bible View

An introduction by David Pattinson http://oakhamteam.uk/docs/10_keys/intro.mp4 As part of the Diocesan suite of material to help us celebrate “Well-being” Sunday in the middle of January, we were introduced to “The 10 Keys to Happiness”. Ten things we can do to help us stay well; stay motivated; stay healthy. Not just healthy in body, but healthy…

Contemplation of a tree. A discipline for Lent.

Matthew Allen has kindly prepared a piece for Lent which can be found on our Times of Thought Page. Here is a short introduction to the piece with a quote by Walter Burghardt SJ I know a majestic oak tree planted perhaps 300 years ago it’s something most people drive or walk past without probably…

Amazon smile

AmazonSmile fundraising I am very grateful to Monica Compton who, on behalf of the PCC, has registered All Saints Oakham for Amazon Smile fundraising. As of November 2020 AmazonSmile has donated £5.7 million to UK charities. The PCC is aware that not all will approve of using Amazon. In our recent discussions we noted the…

Peregrines on the Tower

Good news of new visitors to All Saints! As some of you will already know, a pair of  Peregrines has been roosting on our church tower for the last 3 months. For those of you who aren’t bird watchers, Peregrine Falcons are spectacular birds of prey, a bit bigger than a pigeon. They feed on…

New Curate for the Oakham team – summer 2021

Hi, my name is Shakeel Nurmahi, I’m 24 years old, and I am delighted to be joining the Oakham team as Assistant Curate in June 2021. I grew up in Southampton in a Christian home and attended a South-Asian Church with my family, which later evolved to be an international free church. At 18 years…