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Foodbank at Harvest

It is September – the season of Harvest and mellow fruitfulness. I am writing to thank you for gifts at Harvest last year and at other times of the year to the Rutland Foodbank. We rely on the generosity of many people living in Rutland. During 2017 we have had more clients than previously, and this is not going to change. Universal…

Friends of All Saints Church – Coffee Morning

The Friends Coffee Morning on Friday 13 September, on behalf of The Lodge Trust, was very well attended and a most convivial occasion it turned out to be. The Lodge Trust had an eye-catching stall of hand-crafted items for sale and there was the usual cake stall and raffle too. We made £258 so far for the Lodge Trust but extra donations…

Fairtrade at Whissendine

There will be a stall selling Fairtrade goods after the Harvest Festival service in St Andrew’s on Sunday 6 October. Please remember to take some extra money to church that day.

Ride and Stride

Adam Lowe reports that at All Saints Oakham 69 people were recorded between 10am & 6pm. Two years ago it was 77, so the numbers are slightly down however still a good turnout. This year we had a sponsor form on the table and that raised £100, which has already been collected and handed in. Thanks to all the recorders and the…

Team Vicar Update

Interviews will take place for the House-for-duty Team Vicar post on Thursday 3 October. The day will start with the Team Holy Communion service at 9am, which will take place at Braunston rather than Oakham. Please remember the candidate and the southern parishes in your prayers.

Open House Organiser

Would anyone be willing to take over organising Open House please? I have done it for a long time, and find it difficult at the moment. Please contact me on 01572 722893. Thank you. Beryl Waites

Dates for the Fayre…

Please put the following dates into your diary. The Summer Fayre 2020 will be held on Saturday 27 June 10:00–12:00. In the meantime, please remember that this year’s Autumn Fayre will take place on Saturday 16 November 9:30–12:00.

Voluntary Action Rutland

VAR, based at the Rutland Community Hub on Lands’ End Way in Oakham, next to Lidl, currently has vacancies for volunteer Reception Assistants. The purpose of the role is to carry out general reception duties under the day-to-day direction of the Centre Manager. Times to be covered are Mondays and Fridays, 09:30–13:00. Tasks include performing…

Oakham Worship Forum

We would like to reinstate the Worship Forum at Oakham – a small group including the Team Rector, Director of Music, and others interested in reviewing and developing the worship and liturgy we use at All Saints. If you are interested in joining the group, please speak to Stephen or Kevin.

More Everyday Faith

Starting with the next session on 11 September, Everyday Faith will now run two alternative groups, one at 11am and the other at the original time of 7.30pm.

Youth Work Apprentice

From September onwards Rutland Deanery will be benefitting from the Diocese of Peterborough’s Youth Work Apprenticeship Scheme. This scheme allows people to train for a qualification in Christian youth work through a mixture of study and practical work. Natalie will be working closely with the parish of Uppingham and Oakham Team Ministry, and forging links across the Deanery to build up ministry…

For Sale

Kitchen Units – various floor standing cupboards & drawers, wall unit cupboards, corner shelf units, top working surfaces. Cream coloured. Contact for dimension details – Alec Peel, Teigh PCC (01664 474424 / alec@peel253.plus.com). Viewing without obligation. Donation to Teigh PCC will suffice.

Francis-Dehqani Confirmation

Eleanor and Simeon Francis-Dehqani will be confirmed at Syston Parish Church on Sunday 22 September at 4pm. All Oakham friends are welcome to the service followed by tea. Bishop Guli will be confirming.

The Link

The summer edition of the new Team Magazine, The Link, is available in churches this Sunday. Please take a copy, and pass one to your friends as well.

Braunston Church Repairs

Just a reminder that work to the church roof and masonry repairs will start in early September. The church will be open for use throughout the period but there will be some external scaffolding in place and we will be enhancing our alarm systems to include the scaffolding. During this period we ask everyone to be vigilant in case of attempted roof…

Michael Hinman RIP

By now many of you will know that Michael Hinman died during the night of Tuesday 20 August. It has come as a shock to us all, especially as Michael was still so active. We don’t yet know for certain the reason for his sudden decline in health. On Sunday 18 August he led intercessions at the 10.30am service and led and…

Join the Choir?

If you enjoy singing, come and join our Choir! There’s no cost or audition: just a little of your time, as much as you’re prepared to give. We practice for on Tuesdays in Whissendine Church (6.45–8.15pm). Then we sing at various services, weddings & other events around the area. There’ll be two ‘taster sessions’ on 3 and 10 September, then at Harvest…

Friends of Launde Abbey

The Friends of Launde Abbey help practically, financially and spiritually to support the Abbey. They are run by a small committee which meets about five times a year, which is seeking to recruit a representative from Oakham. If you are interested, please contact Canon Brain Davis (chairman) on 01858 431843 or revbdavis@aol.com.

Oakham PCC – 29 July

Good news to start with and grateful thanks to all who arranged and supported the Summer Fayre, raising £1,237; plans already afoot for the Autumn Fayre, and for a summer one in June 2020. Some worship matters were discussed – renewal of licences for Communion Assistants, and changes to third Sunday 10.30 lectionary readings to build more flexibility into that service were…

Traidcraft Sales and Stall Dates

I’m am very pleased to report that the total sales just for July where a wonderful £307.40. Thank you to everyone who contributed to it. £130.45 of this was from our Summer Fayre – a very good morning and something to build on. The stall will be in Church after the 10.30 service at Oakham on Sundays 1 and 15 September. Denise

Thank You

We just wanted to thank you and the church for Esme’s Christening on Sunday [Oakham, 21 July 10.30am]. It was such a wonderful day for Esme, us and for both our families. For us personally it was great to have both sides of the family and our closest friends as the Godparents in the same place for the weekend, and to enjoy…

Summer Fayre Final Total

We are delighted to announce that the recent Summer Fayre raised £1,236.96 in total. Many thanks to everyone who supported us in any way, volunteers and visitors alike. It fulfilled our dual aims of being a wonderful fundraiser and of giving us a chance to offer a really enjoyable morning for all at the church, within and without! Elaine and Graha

Friends Visit to Tolethorpe

Every year the Friends of All Saints visit Tolethorpe Hall to watch one of the Stamford Shakespeare Company’s productions. This year around twenty of us saw Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. The play is a send-up of the sort of belief in spiritualism that was popular between the world wars, when people understandably wished that they could get in contact with relatives who…

Braunston Church Repairs

Thanks to everyone’s kind support we expect to start work on roof and masonry repairs to the church in early September and complete the first phase of work by the end of October. The church will be open for use throughout the period. There will be some external scaffolding in place and we will be enhancing our alarm systems to include the…

Lottie McAvoy RIP

We are very sorry to record the sad news of the death of Lottie McAvoy (wife of Brian). Her funeral will be on Friday 9 August at 11am at Cottesmore Parish Church.

MSF Thank You

Thank you to all who contributed, donated, volunteered, and helped from All Saints Oakham and Langham. A big thank you to Bishop’s Lodge in Leicester for their donation. We collected £120 for MSF, which includes cakes, raffle, and collection tins. Some years are better than others.

Traidcraft Update

I have recently received this from the CEO of Traidcraft: Great to be able to share with you some good news. Many of you will remember that in our original plan we were eventually going to have to move from our home here in Gateshead. Well, I am delighted to say that we are now able to stay, meaning that we have…

Summer Fayre

We should like to thank everyone who contributed in any way to the All Saints Summer Fayre. There has been a lot of very positive feedback. The event has raised over £1200, with the final figure to be confirmed shortly. Equally important was the opportunity it gave for outreach into our community. Congratulations to the winners of the photo competition – Tony…

Thank You

A huge thank you to everyone in the Oakham Team for all your kind thoughts and prayers leading up to my ordination, and also for the delicious cake and the beautiful gift of a portable home communion set – I will remember you all whenever I use this (which will be regularly in the Rutland Water Benefice). I would also like to…

The Link – Advertising

The next edition of The Link, the new Team magazine will be published in September, and we are well on the way towards covering the cost of production. We would like to see a good balance of adverts from across the Team, so if you know of any local businesses in any of the villages who might be interested in taking an…

Team Vicar Appointment Update

The advert for a house-for-duty Team Vicar post covering Braunston, Brooke, Egleton and Hambleton is now being advertised in the Church Times and on the Diocesan and Team websites. Please pray for those who those who God might be calling to this post.