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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.

Strawberry Tea

The Mothers’ Union Strawberry Tea held on 11 July was a successful occasion.  We raised £100, and we wish to thank both those who worked to provide the teas, together with those who joined us.

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 £1000, with the final figure to be confirmed shortly. Equally important was the opportunity it gave for outreach into our community. Thank you all very much. Elaine and Graham.

Jenni Duffy

Our best wishes and prayers go with Jenni as she begins a new and exciting phase in her life. She will be much missed by the congregations of All Saints Oakham and St Mary Ashwell and the wider benefice. Over the years Jenni has been an active member of these congregations. She started and ran the successful Monday Pram Service for Pre-school…

Confirmation Service 2019

Confirmation is an important milestone in the Christian journey. It is a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate God’s call to follow him, and to pray for the Holy Spirit to guide and direct our lives. This year Bishop John Holbrook, the Bishop of Brixworth, will be joining us at our confirmation service on Sunday 17 November at 6pm at All Saints…

Oakham Church Hall

Have you thought of hiring the Church hall for a ‘one-off’ party or event? The hall is available for hire for both one-off events and regular weekly/monthly events. Please contact Janine at the Church office to discuss.

Summer Concert at Brooke

On the evening of the hottest day of the year, St Peter Brooke was the coolest place to be and where a full church was entertained by the Tudor Choir of Leicester, who performed a varied programme of wonderful music and song, including an amusing monologue entitled ‘How To Give the Cat a Pill.’ Afterwards we all enjoyed a superb selection of…

The Summer Fayre – 13 July 10am–12noon

Is this Saturday! Items for sale can be handed in to Janine in office hours. No books, CDs, DVDs or bric-a-brac this time but there will be tower climbs. Cakes and plants would be best on Friday morning, or Saturday before 10am. We thank you for your generous support with donations and look forward to seeing you all on the day. Outside…

Traidcraft Sales

Are truly amazing for the first 6 months of the year, the total being £1359.77. This averages out at just over £226 per month which is fantastic, so a HUGE thank you to all of you who have carried on or joined in to help Traidcraft in their ongoing commitment to Fairtrade. Denise.

Traidcraft Stall Dates

The stall will be in Oakham Church after the 10.30 service on Sunday 7 July, then at the Summer Fayre on 13 July and finally for July after the 10.30 service on Sunday 21 July. If you haven’t had chance to see what Traidcraft fairly traded goods are on offer please do have a look. Many thanks for everyone’s ongoing support. Denise.

New Wine 2019

New Wine is a Christian organisation whose aim is to support local churches to change nations. Their annual summer conference weeks have been growing since 1989 and this year they are moving to a showground near here! New Wine will be at Peterborough Showground for 2 weeks – 27 July–10 August and although many go for a whole week it is possible…

Mothers’ Union Diocesan President Prayer Pilgrimage

Jill Cannings, our new MU Diocesan President, has committed to walk around as much of the Diocese as she can this month. She is coming to our area on Tuesday 9 July, and all are welcome to join us for all/part of the walk and/or to pray at the different churches en route. Jill would love to meet as many people as…

Team Vicar Appointment Update

At the beginning of the year we advertised the currently vacant Team Vicar post in the national church press, but received no applications. Since then the advert has remained on the Peterborough Diocese website but has not generated any applications. We did get one expression of interest, but this did not lead to an interview. The Team Council has considered various ways…

Stewardship Volunteer

All Saints Oakham PCC is looking for someone to join the stewardship team at this critical time as we address our giving and prepare for the changes to the current giving scheme managed by Peterborough Diocese. It is important that all members of the church are able to contribute in a way and to a level that best suits them and All…

Quiet Day

A Day of Quiet Reflection at Launde Abbey on Tuesday 20 August 10am-4pm. Launde Abbey is a wonderful retreat house. We are so blessed to have it nearby. If you would like to share in a day of quiet reflection please sign up on the list by the south door. We will be led by Reader Emeritus Michael Ellard and will be…

Ordination of Jenni Duffy

On 7 July at 10.30am at All Saints Oakham we will be praying for Jenni Duffy as she prepares for her ordination. We will be presenting a gift to Jenni at that service. If you would like to contribute to that gift please put cash or a cheque payable to All Saints Oakham PCC in an envelope marked ‘Jenni Duffy ordination’ and…

Friends Coffee Morning

We held a very successful Coffee Morning last week, at which local photographer, Richard Adams, showed a selection of his extensive work. The illustrated talk was entitled ‘Multum in Parvo and more’ and what a treat was in store for us, as he gave us a visual tour of much of our local area and all set to appropriate music. Other areas…

Barnabas Fund – Aid for the Persecuted Church

The morning (10.45am) and evening (6pm) services at Oakham Methodist Church on Sunday 16 June will both be on the theme of The Persecuted Church and will include an address by Sally Raynham, a volunteer with Barnabas Fund, an aid agency for the persecuted church. Members of other churches are warmly invited to join the Methodist Church for these services.

Alpha Course – September 2019

Oakham Baptist Church is running the Alpha Course this autumn, beginning on Monday 23 September 7.15–9.15pm. All the churches in Oakham are being invited to join in. You might like to attend and make a fresh commitment to Jesus Christ. You might like to recommend the course to a friend, and you could attend with them. If you’d like to book a…

Friends Trip to Hull Minster and The Deep

The Friends coach trip on Saturday 25 May to Hull had an early start but the journey went like clockwork and the traffic flowed freely on our scenic route. The weather was perfect and our first stop was The Deep, a world renowned aquarium with over 3000 species of fish, including magnificent sharks and rays. It is housed in a dramatic building…

10 year Celebration of the Drop-In Centre

After over 18 months of planning and preparation the Drop-In Centre opened its door for the first time on Wednesday 3 June 2009. Since then, due to the amazing commitment of the many volunteers, it has been open almost every week providing a place of welcome, friendship, and of course freshly cooked nutritious meals, for all who come through the door. To…

Deputy Churchwarden

Mark Nicholls has kindly agreed to be a deputy churchwarden for the 8am service at Oakham. He will be speaking for the 8am congregation at PCC and coordinating the volunteers for that service.

Volunteer Roles

As part of our commitment to faithful stewardship and promoting generous giving All Saints Oakham PCC is looking for two volunteers to help support the congregation in this area. If either role is of interest please speak to Stephen or Richard Plummer. Legacy Giving Coordinator – this role is about helping people to think about leaving a financial gift to All Saints…

Alan & Gail Rudge

From May to August, Alan and Gail Rudge will be taking a well-earned rest from their duties in the Oakham Team Ministry. Both of them give of themselves so willingly in the Lord’s service and their ministry is greatly appreciated across the whole team. They will be taking time for spiritual and physical refreshment over the coming weeks. Although we will still…

French Exchange Visit

Iain has been asked if he knows anyone who might want to do an exchange visit with a 13 year old French girl? She lives in the Loire valley (near Angers), in a nice Christian family. If you know anyone this might suit, Iain would be happy to put the two sides in touch.

Peter Townsend

Jerry Swift, Peter Townsend’s nephew who organised his funeral would like to pass on his thanks: Please express our gratitude to all those in the parish who visited Peter, supported him and ultimately showed their affection for him by attending his funeral: we all appreciated their prayers.