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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..

Friends Coffee & Cakes Morning

A morning with the Rutland Food Bank and surprise visit by The High Sheriff Into early Autumn, on a bright morning, and after some welcome rain the day before, Church members and some friends held a Coffee and Cakes Morning in aid of working funds for the Rutland Food Bank. From 10:00am until midday, the doors of the Church Hall on Friday…

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…

Friends Outing to Tolethorpe Theatre

On Saturday 28th July a group of 20 of the Friends met in the grounds of Tolethorpe Manor to enjoy a picnic and a drink together, before the matinee performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor (The Royal Shakespeare Company are also presenting the Comedy this season). The Stamford based theatre placed the time-line successfully in a pub in the wartime 1940s,…

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…

Friends Silver Celebration Tea Party and Quiz

Saturday 26th May 2018. Some 40 members gathered in the Church Hall for the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Friends of All Saints. The Committee had worked hard putting up a display of photographs showing past events, decorating the tables with flowers and hanging balloons. It all looked very festive and on the central tables, groaning under the wealth of…

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…

Friends and MU Outing to Sheffield

The recent visit to Sheffield on a beautiful sunny summer’s day was thoroughly interesting and enjoyable. Kelham Island Museum tells the story of Sheffield’s rise to steel city in a varied and interesting way, from ‘Big Don’, the largest working steam engine in Europe to Stan Shaw the 92 year old penknife making gentleman in his original workshop transported to the museum…

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.