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An Advent Space – Mapping Advent

During the four weeks of Advent you are invited to explore some of its rich themes through Biblical reflection, art, poetry and music. We will meet at 2 Wensum Close, Oakham from 10:00am-11:30am on Tuesday mornings. Each session will stand alone, so come when you can and all are welcome. We shall be using material produced by the Bishop of Norwich’s Chaplain,…

Late Night Shopping

Late night shopping takes place in Oakham on Monday 5 December – as part of what’s going on in the town we will be providing refreshments (mulled wine) in church, and also offering a gift wrapping service. Offers of help are needed for both serving refreshments and gift wrapping, and of course just being around to talk to people. Please speak to…

Rutland Foodbank Christmas Hampers

Once again, Rutland Foodbank will be giving Christmas Hampers to those in our county who may struggle to buy those small luxuries that make Christmas a celebration. The hampers will include mince pies, Christmas puddings, chocolates and even family games. We are seeking cash donations. £15 will sponsor one hamper but any amount is welcome – cheques made payable to ‘Rutland Foodbank’.…

Oakham Mission Giving

We are about to decide on the 2016 allocation of Mission Giving money from All Saints Oakham, so if you have a charity that you would like to be considered, please notify Michael Wilson as soon as possible on 01572 720853 or email mwilson@keme.co.uk. We aim to achieve a balance between local, national and international charities.

The Christmas Memory Tree

Remember Someone Special – once again, from early December, there will be a Christmas tree in Braunston churchyard. Paper hearts and pens will be available in the church to decorate, write names or memories of loved ones on. Leave your decorated heart in the basket provided in church together with a £1 and we will laminate the heart and put it on…

Thank You

Thank you to all the willing helpers, who moved pews & set up chairs to help me get the Church ready for last Sunday’s Remembrance Service. There were between 500 & 600 people at the service, and without your help it would have been a difficult task setting up. Thank you all, Peter Kinal.

Would You Like To Sing?

The choir would welcome some new members – either to join us for the forthcoming carol services, or for the longer term. We have the Advent Carol Service in two weeks’ time, and we are beginning to practice for the Christmas Carol Services. We practice on Tuesday evenings at Whissendine (see inside back cover for details and contact Kevin if you are…

Christmas Post

After a short break, Oakham All Saints Scout Group is back to running the local Oakham only Christmas Post scheme this year. For a small donation for each card (20-30p is our suggested donation but we are flexible and appreciate all the donations we receive) we will hand deliver your cards to addresses in Oakham. We will be in church morning services…

All Saints Oakham Flower Guild

All Saints Flower Guild are looking for some new members to help decorate the church at festival times – a willingness to have a go is all you need. Please contact Anna (01572 756845 or anna.oliver@oakhamteam.org.uk).

Thank You to The Friends

Rainbows Hospice for children and young people send a huge thank you to The Friends of All Saints’ Church for the donation of £257 (raised at the Coffee Morning) and for £134.80 raised from the bucket collection at The Tide Lunch. Thank you to all who made this possible at the two events, both very enjoyable and a great sharing of friendship.

Oakham Heating

We are experiencing continuing problems with the boiler at Oakham, and in the likely event that you find yourself in a cold church this Sunday we offer sincere apologies for the ongoing problem. The engineers will be visiting again on Wednesday, and we hope that this will result in a more enduring fix.

The Real Advent Calendar

If you would like to order a Real Advent Calendar – made by the same company that produces the Real Easter Egg, please do get in touch. I will be taking orders up to Sunday 20th November. Denise (01572 722729).

Remembrance Day Communion

On Friday 11 November there will not be a service of Holy Communion at All Saints Oakham as it is Armistice Day, and the church is being used for a school Remembrance Service. It also allows people to attend other remembrance events in the town. Remembrance Sunday

Tiny Tots and Children In Need

On Thursday 17th November the children at Tiny Tots will be having a collection for Children In Need. If you would like to contribute to this please do call in on the morning of the 17th, we meet from 9:45 to 11:00am and all donations will be very gratefully received. Thank you. Denise, Alice and Liz.

Dominic’s Licensing

Revd Dr Dominic Coad will be licensed by the Bishop of Newcastle on Monday 28th November at 7:30pm in his new post as Team Vicar in the Benwell & Scotswood Benefice in Newcastle at the Church of the Venerable Bede, Benwell Grove, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 8AQ. It is hoped that some people from Oakham will be…

Langham News – November 2016

The next main event is the Christmas Tree Festival – December 2nd to 4th. The Friday evening sees a very special reception with entertainment. Refreshments will be served throughout Saturday and Sunday. Also there will be live music provided by instrumentalists, the school, the church choir and many others. Up-to-date details of the Festival are available here. This past month has had…

Hambleton News – November 2016

At 5pm on Sunday 9th October, Hambleton village celebrated our Annual Harvest Festival at St Andrew’s Church. The Service was conducted by Rev Canon Julie Hutchinson with Charlotte Osborn, the new Curate who is in training for the Benefice, preaching a Sermon on “Thankfulness”. Julia Naylor and Philip Hutchinson read the Bible Lessons and Gail Griffin played the organ. A large congregation…

Egleton news

Harvest Festival,once again drew to St Edmund’s Church a good company of thankful parishioners, together with friends who are themselves glad to share the fervent songs of thanksgiving “when all is safely gathered in”. The Reverend Julie welcomed one and all and introduced the Festival Preacher, Robin Robson, a Lay Minister in the Oakham Benefice, making her debut in St Edmund’s pulpit.…

Brooke News – November 2016

The family of Peter Jones attended St Peter on 6th August for the interment of his ashes; Peter was born at Brooke where his parents were farmers for many years as he himself was too. On 23rd August Mary showed a party from Launde Abbey around St Peter who were studying church architecture. A happy and joyful Harvest Festival service took place…

Advent Fayre

Advent Fayre this year will be on Saturday 26th November from 11 am until 3pm in Braunston Village Hall, entry fee SOp. The prize draw tickets for the luxury Christmas hampers will be available soon so don’t miss the chance to win. We’ll have a Festive Fare Hamper, a Wine Selection Hamper and a Chocolate Selection Hamper. As usual there will be…

Deanery Quiet Morning

Mothers’ Union met this month as part of a Deanery Quiet Morning at St Peter and St Paul Uppingham. The morning began with Holy Communion celebrated by the Rector; Canon Rachel and was well attended by the three branches from Uppingham, Ketton and Oakham. The service was followed by a coffee break which provided members with an opportunity to purchase cards, diaries and badges…

Live in the Present

From the Bishop of Peterborough November: all the harvest festivals are over, Halloween too, and the October half-term break; the clocks have gone back, and we are into deep autumn. Cold, windy, raining, darkness encroaching on the day from both ends. The golden browns turning into leaf mulch on the grass and the pavements. November:…

Dominic’s Leaving Service

A word of thanks to all who made Sundays leaving service so special; to the choir and Kevin & Peter and all who took part and to Dominic who preached very movingly in gratitude for all he has experienced in his curacy here. Particular thanks to Marilyn and her large team of helpers for the…

Memorial Garden Planting

Thank you to Oakham in Bloom, and to all those parishioners who helped them, for the successful replanting on Saturday morning of the Memorial Garden on the south side of All Saints’ Church Oakham. More details

Readers and Intercessors needed

Would you like to join the team of people who read or lead the intercessions at the 10:30am service at Oakham? It is always good to welcome new faces, and perhaps younger members of the congregation, to the team. Please contact Anne Venning (anne.venning@oakhamteam.org.uk) if you are interested. If you are a member of one of the village churches, then please speak…

Margaret Dehqani-Tafti RIP

Margaret Dehqani-Tafti died peacefully on 22nd October 2016 at Oakham Vicarage surrounded by her family. The funeral service will be at Oakham Parish Church on Thursday 10th November at 12:30pm, followed by a private burial at Winchester Cathedral. Donations if desired to St Martin-in-the -Fields Christmas Appeal. Registered Charity 261359 – by phone to 08000 828284, by post to Freepost St Martins…

Foodbank Thank You

A huge thank you to all who contributed to the fantastic donations to the Foodbank over the Harvest Festival period. Until all is sorted in the warehouse we do not have shortages to report, except perhaps sanitary items and toiletries.

Open House

Would anyone be willing to host an Open House coffee morning next year? We have them once a month and would be pleased to have some new hosts. Normally there are about 10 to 15 people between 10am & 12noon. Please contact Beryl Waites (01572 722893 or beryl.waites@oakhamteam.org.uk).

Prayers & Readings

Users of Prayers and Readings will be disappointed that there will not be another edition, at least for a while. Unfortunately, Tom, the originator, has had a fall and is recovering only slowly.

New Canon to be installed

Congratulations to Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani on her appointment as a non-residentiary Canon of Peterborough Cathedral. Guli is Curate Training Officer in the Diocese of Peterborough, and is the wife of Team Rector, Revd Canon Lee Francis-Dehqani. Guli will be installed at evensong on Thursday 3 November at 5:30pm.

Dominic’s Leaving Service & Lunch

Dominic’s last Sunday will be Sunday 30th October (All Saints’ Sunday) when we will have a joint Team Service at Oakham Parish Church at 10:30am (don’t forget that the clocks go back that morning!). This service will be followed by pre-cooked light lunch. There will be no sign-up for the meal; all will be welcome.…

Oakham PCC

At the last meeting on 3 October the following items were discussed: (1) The Treasurer’s role at Oakham is now being fulfilled by Sue Willetts as Finance Assistant, who will be working in the office on Tuesdays (finance@oakhamteam.org.uk); (2) The boiler project is subject to delay due to the need for approval of pipework siting; (3) Planting of the new Memorial Garden…

Traidcraft Sales and Catalogue

Sales for August and September amounted to a healthy £290.97 – as ever thank you to everyone who generously contributed to this figure. I now have copies of the new catalogue for Christmas and will be taking orders for the next couple of months. Thank you to the folk who have already placed an order. The next couple of stalls will be…

Hambleton News – October 2016

On Thursday 8th September the Wedding Service of Sally Butt and John Emerson was taken by Canon Lee Francis-Dehqani with Kevin Slingsby on the organ. The church bells were rung for the Wedding by Araminta Mathias and her team and could be heard all over the village which was really lovely and very special to hear on a weekday. On Saturday 1Oth…

Egleton news

In last month’s Egleton News acknowledgement was properly made of the commendation of the mediaeval Scratchdials which adorn the inner Walls of St. Edmund’s Church. Our thanks then were due to the Rutland Living Magazine. By now, we have further reason to be truly thankful; this month to the Rutland Bellringers whose newsletter selects, as Church of the Month, St. Edmund’s, Egleton.…

All Is Safely Gathered In

by Michael Hinman, Reader Apart from the maize and sugar beet, this year’s harvest ought by now to be “safely gathered in,” and congregations have sung “Come ye thankful people, come”. Round here, the rape seed and winter-sown grains were harvested by late August, and of course the hay was mown well before then. The…

Langham News – October 2016

On Saturday 1st October the Uppingham Jazz band will be giving a concert at 7.30p.m. £10. They are really excellent and are back by popular demand. October 9th at 11:OOam is the Harvest Festival followed by lunch in the Village Hall. This is open to any who would like to come, cost £7.50. On October 29th at 7:30pm there is to be…

Langham Parish Church Survey

It is really important that St Peter and St Paul is the church the people of Langham want us to be and I am pleased to say there has been a healthy response to our summer survey that will help us to be that church in our village community. My huge thanks to everyone who took the time to fill in the…

Langham Posada

Langham Church has four Posada Christmas Crib sets that go round the village during December, returning at the Christmas Eve Crib service. A Posada set consists of a stable and wooden Nativity figures, and will easily sit on a windowsill or coffee table. All you have to do is to host it overnight, and then pass it on to a neighbour, or…

Langham Christmas Festival

Planning for the 2016 Langham Christmas Festival is well under way! You’ll shortly be seeing invitations to enter Christmas trees appearing around the village. This is a great event for local people, schools and businesses to showcase their creativity, have some fun, and build this much-loved community event together. Click here for more information. Debbie…

Oakham Sunday School

We are in the happy situation of having a Sunday School which has grown and the ages of the children now cover a larger range. In consequence we have split it into three groups – (1) Sunday School for children between 4 and 11 (Primary School age) will meet every Sunday of term times except for third Sunday when it is Family…

Langham News – September 2016

August was very kind to us with glorious sunshine and high temperatures. We were lucky with all three of our outdoor Church@4 services – great fun was had by adults and children alike in the gardens. Thank you to all our hosts and helpers! We will certainly do it again next summer but until then, these friendly informal services will continue back…

Friendly Gathering

The Friends Coffee morning in the Church Hall on Friday 2nd September was a great success. Coffee or tea and cake was the name of the game. Patsy and Janet worked hard at advertising and making the preparations. There was a large selection of delicious cakes from which to choose in some cases making the…

Clergy Appointment

It was announced on Sunday 4 September in all our Team Parishes that our curate  Revd Dr Dominic Coad has been appointed as Team Vicar in the Benwell and Scotswood Team, in the Diocese of Newcastle. Dominic’s last Sunday will be Sunday 30th October when we will have a joint Team Service at Oakham Parish Church…

Oakham Faculty Applications

Applications for two faculties have been granted permission subject to public display for 28 days. These are for the upgrade to the church clock, with electric winding and automatic time regulation, and for the installation of the standard of the late Sir Jock Kennedy. Details of both can be viewed in the Parish Office or using the links below. Clock Winding Installation…

Oakham PCC Meeting

Please note that the date of the next PCC Meeting is now Monday 3rd October at the usual place and time (the original meeting date of Wednesday 28th September is cancelled).

Friends Coffee Morning

Thank you to everyone who helped and attended the Coffee Morning on Friday 2nd September. A magnificent sum of £252 was raised which will be presented to Rainbows Children’s Hospice at The Tide Lunch on Thursday 3rd November.

Clergy Appointment

It was announced last week in all our Team Parishes that our curate, Revd Dr Dominic Coad has been appointed as Team Vicar in the Benwell and Scotswood Team, in the Diocese of Newcastle. Dominic’s last Sunday will be Sunday 30th October when we will have a joint Team Service at Oakham Parish Church at…

Christian Aid Week 2016

The results for 2016 were as follows: All Saints Oakham – £700.59 Braunston – £312.70 Brooke – £136.12 Egleton – £308.00 Langham – £101.26 Oakham Methodist – £657.90 Oakham Baptist – £172.42 Knossington – £407.37 Making a total of £2,796.36 Thanks to all collectors, who worked hard during the week. The overall total is less – mainly due to a smaller number of…

All Saints Memorial Garden

Plans are well in advance for the new memorial garden and the existing shrubbery is due to be removed sometime during September. Planting of the new scheme is planned to take place on Saturday 22nd October at 12 noon, and the Oakham in Bloom team would welcome help from parishioners who are willing to get involved on the day. Please contact Alison…

Knitters Needed

More sheep are required for the Oakham Travelling Nativity sets. If you can help please contact Margaret Tyler on 01572 724799 or margaret.tyler@oakhamteam.org.uk.

Thank You

Thank you to all who helped with the MSF market stall on Saturday 13th August. We raised £189.90 and a last minute donation raised the whole amount to £192.90 for the hospitals and children in these hospitals and camps in Jordan on the Syrian and Iraq borders. Thank you to all those who donated cakes, jams etc and raffle prizes from the Leicester…

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival Our Harvest Festival seeks to celebrate the harvest of all God’s gifts to us and the people, skills and activities which make them possible. On Saturday September 24th from 10:00am you can participate by bringing gifts to church and arranging them so that others may enjoy them. On Sunday too there is time to add to their number before joining…

Uganda, with Mission Direct

Uganda, with Mission Direct, was the title of the fascinating talk given by Dr Sian Cheverton, to the Mothers’ Union, in July. Mission Direct is a group of volunteers helping communities in need. The community itself decides what it needs, to make a difference, e.g. build a well, a new school, road repairs etc. Essentially, the outsiders do not impose ideas on the local community. Sian…

Rio 2016

by Revd Janet Tebby, Team Vicar I love the font they designed for the Rio Olympic Games. So graceful and free-flowing. I discovered that every letter has its own symbolism, representing something of the Rio world. You won’t be surprised to learn that the T represents the statue of Christ the Redeemer which overlooks Rio. The views with that…

Hambleton News – September 2016

We are delighted to announce that St Andrew’s has been awarded a grant by the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund in the sum of £93,800. This is virtually half of what is needed to replace the largely Victorian roof and hopefully see the Church safe and watertight for at least another 100 years. The balance of the funding needed is…

Egleton news

In coincidence with Burglars? The Gospel Reading on August ?1h conveyed an intriguing-cum-perplexing element of coincidence, in exhorting us to vigilance and resilience: [Luke 12 vv 39-40] “Know this, if the householder had known at what hour the thief was coming he would have been awake and would not have left his house to be broken into. You also must be ready;…

Brooke News – September 2016

Joan Killingback sends her thanks to everyone who made a contribution to the village collection for Christian Aid Week at the end of May, £136.12 was the total collected. A rare beautiful day on 25th June saw Rev Julie perform the marriage ceremony at St Peter of doctors Kate Elizabeth Eayrs, daughter of Robert and Maggie Eayrs of Priory Farm, Brooke and…

Braunston Churchyard

Harvest Festival Our Harvest Festival seeks to celebrate the harvest of all God’s gifts to us and the people, skills and activities which make them possible. On Saturday September 24th from 10:00am you can participate by bringing gifts to church and arranging them so that others may enjoy them. On Sunday too there is time to add to their number before joining…

Braunston Roof Alarm

It’s great to be able to have our church roof protected through your generous donations for the roof alarm. Have you wondered what it sounds like? Here’s you chance to find out – we shall be demonstrating it on Saturday 24 September at the end of the first day of our exhibition.

Foodbank Update

The Foodbank is currently short of the following items – small sugar (500g), custard, tinned carrots, peas & potatoes, rice pudding, sponge puddings, long life fruit juice, cordials, coffee, smash, chocolates & sweets, toilet rolls, shower gel, shampoo etc. Items that we have plenty of are porridge, tea, soup and cereal, so please do not donate these at the moment.

Greenbelt 2016

The Bishop of Brixworth will be attending, and has invited local churches to join him at the Communion Service on Sunday 28 August (10:30am), when Archbishop Justin Welby will be answering questions put to him by young people. For more information and to book tickets visit the Greenbelt website: www.greenbelt.org.uk/local-church-offers/. Tickets for the service are…

Egleton Roof Theft

During the night of Wednesday 3 August an attempt was made to steal lead from the chancel roof of Egleton Church. Fortunately the alarm did its job and the thieves made a quick getaway. Please let us all be extra vigilant in all our Team Churches.

Traidcraft Sales and Stall Dates

The sales for July amounted to a healthy £256.58 – as ever thank you so much to all who support the regular stall. Dates for August are today at Oakham after the 10:30 service and again on 28th, the 4th Sunday this month rather than the third – a change to the normal pattern as I will be on holiday. Thank you.…

Memorial Service for Ken Grimmer

27th June 1947 – 2nd July 2016 The 18th of July 2016 was a beautiful summer’s day. St Peter, Brooke was packed with people celebrating Ken’s life. The service was conducted by The Reverend Brian Nicholls. Connie Beadman played the organ for well loved hymns which were sung with great spirit. Brian reminded us that, in former years, he and Ken both…

Oakham PCC

At the PCC meeting on 13 July it was agreed to proceed with the boiler project following the grant of a Faculty from the DAC. The boilers will be situated on the north wall of the parish office. Tenders for the work will now be sought with a view to starting work in November and completion by Christmas. A Faculty has also…

Braunston Bats

Braunston Church’s resident population of circa 600 bats are active again, creating a significant workload during the summer months to keep the church clean. We urgently need volunteers who can spare an hour or two every month or so to vacuum floors and clean pews and furniture etc. If you would like to help please contact Sue Willetts (01572 722150 or sue.willetts@oakhamteam.org.uk)…

Stamford Academy Language Courses

Stamford Academy’s 10 week (20 hour) Modern Language Courses are scheduled to start in the week commencing Monday 26 September 2016. These courses, taught by native speaking teachers, include Arabic, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Russian and Spanish at Beginner, Improver and Intermediate levels, 2 hours per week with a 10 week continuation course in January and Easter 2017. Part-time and full-time English…

Daisy House RIP

Daisy House, a long standing member of Oakham Church and Mothers Union died peacefully at Old Wisteria House, Uppingham. Her funeral will be in Oakham Church on Tuesday 19th at 1:30pm. It is hoped that parishioners who knew Daisy will be able to attend.

Prayers and Readings

The new edition, from July to November is now available to pick up from Oakham Church (by the South Door). It gives suggestions for daily reading and prayer from 10th July to 12th November 2016. You can also download a copy here.

Christian Aid Week

Churches Together raised £2,800 this year – a lower amount than last year, but using fewer collectors. Brooke and Langham both collected more than last year. Christian Aid likes different ways to raise money, and were glad that we made almost £1,000 with our Lent Lunches. The Methodist Church are holding ‘Open Gardens’ for a charge. Details for the week are still…

Come to me and I will give you rest

by Alan Rudge, Reader As I write this it is raining and dull and hardly the weather to think about holidays, sunshine and rest. July and August are the time most of us get away for a break of some kind, although many of us who are retired have more choice! An opportunity to rest,…

Langham News – July 2016

We are still hoping for some real summer weather for our two remaining out door based Church@4 services.  A tea in the Vicarage gardens on 17 July and on 21 August a picnic at 4, Melton Road, Langham (enough parking).  These services are for all, and everyone is welcome.  Bring some food – plenty of drinks available.  Guess there will also be…

Greenbelt 2016

Families and individuals will be attending the Sunday morning service at the Greenbelt festival on Sunday 28th of August, where Archbishop Justin will be answering questions put to him by young people. For more information and to book tickets visit the Greenbelt website: www.greenbelt.org.uk/local-church-offers/ Tickets for the service are free for us who live in…

Traidcraft

The Traidcraft stall will be present in Church after the 10:30 service on 3rd, 17th and 31st July. Please do have a look at what Traidcraft has to offer and even if you don’t need to buy anything consider making a donation to the very worthwhile work of Traidcraft Exchange. If you would like any more information about the work of Traidcraft…

Intercession Books

The books of intercessions resources in the office have disappeared – if you have borrowed them, please return them as soon as possible.

Strawberry Tea

Our last monthly meeting on the 9th of June was celebrated with a Strawberry Tea in the Church Hall. We all enjoyed the meringues, scones with cream, and of course strawberries and also cups of tea. But first of all we had some summer readings, both poems and prose, read by individual members. Meg reminded us of the forthcoming annual joint Mothers’…

Faculty Applications

Oakham PCC have applied for permissions for two projects to be undertaken in the autumn. A. A development of the memorial garden on the south side of the church: Following a generous offer from Oakham in Bloom, it is proposed to replant the south side garden as a memorial space. We are grateful for all who, up to now, have kept this…

Foodbank Update

Current shortages at the Foodbank are sugar (500g), jam, custard, rice pudding, coffee. Thank you for your continuing support. At the recent AGM, reports were presented outlining the work of the Foodbank over the last year, and you can download a copy of the report here. The Foodbank will be launching a new website at the end of next week, so have a…

Langham Lunches

Unfortunately, Langham Lunches at the Noel Arms will be discontinued with immediate effect, but the monthly lunch at the Wheatsheaf on the first Tuesday of each month will continue as normal.

Oakham PCC

At the meeting on 16 May, newly elected members Robin Robson and Gordon Woods were welcomed, and officers elected as follows – Alison Long (Vice Chairman), Peter Kinal (Deputy Churchwarden), Derek Ufton (Secretary), Mark Page and Phillip Hutchinson (Treasurers), Kevin Slingsby (co-opted) and the Standing Committee (Vicar, Churchwardens, Derek Ufton, Mike Churchill, Kevin Andrews). Matters discussed included – Old School, flooding, ownership…

Queen’s Birthday Celebrations

Thank you to Owen and Dominic for organising our stall at Cutt’s Close for the birthday celebrations on 12th June, and to the volunteers who helped man it. Making crowns was a very successful craft activity, as you can see from the photos!

Tea Party

Thank you to all who supported the Tea Party last Sunday by helping, serving, baking and joining us for tea, sandwiches and cakes – it was a lovely afternoon. Date for your diary: the next Tea Party is on Sunday the 17th July 2016 at 3:00 – 4:30 pm where we will have the Church silver on display. We look forward to…

Visit to Little Gidding and Steeple Gidding

It was a little damp and cold as we set off towards our destination, Ferrar House Retreat Centre at Little Gidding but a warm welcome awaited with coffee and biscuits in this lovely house. After exchanging greetings with the others who had arrived in separate cars, our host, Andrew Good, the Warden, took us along…

Come and Chat Bereavement Support Group

For the last 3 years we have been running a Bereavement Support group in the Parish Hall. It has been for people of all faiths or none, for those recently bereaved or those who are still aching after many years. However, particularly since Hildred left, it has become clear that we are not meeting people’s needs, so the meetings on the first…

What’s New on the Website?

If you haven’t looked at the Team website recently, you may not be aware that it has a lot of up-to-date information about what’s going on and the latest news, so if you miss the pewsheet for any reason you can always catch up on the website. The current editions of the Pewsheet and the Good News magazine are also available to…

Langham News – June 2016

The Viennese Cafe morning, combining with it an open garden, live music, plant sales and hanging basket demonstration was a great success with record numbers, despite a rather chilly but dry day. We look forward to this event again next year! The weekend of July 2nd and 3rd is our Feast Weekend. The church will be open and decorated throughout the weekend. Coffee will…

Mothers’ Union Wine Tasting

This was an outstanding event, read on. The need. Many children from impecunious backgrounds receive a free school lunch. This may be the main, sometimes only, meal of the day. However this does not occur during half-term and holidays. The solution. Kettering Mothers’ Union bid successfully for part of a legacy to establish a ‘holiday lunch club’ for these children. Our local…

Silence is Golden

by Revd Owen Williams, Curate According to The Tremeloes in 1967, “Silence is Golden”. The origin of this phrase has much earlier roots, of course, but its sentiment stretches back for all eternity. There is something wonderful about silence. And yet it seems in our modem existence that silence is more and more difficult to…

Mothers’ Union Wine Tasting

Thanks must go to Ben and Emma of Bat & Bottle who provided the wine and entertainment, those who attended on the evening and also those who generously gave donations. A total of £460 will go to the Lunch Project started by the MU in Kettering for those children who need a good, nutritious meal during holiday times. Pamela Woods

Braunston Church Roof Alarm Appeal – Update

The church roof alarm is now fully and continuously operational – if it detects anyone on the roof a loud alarm is activated for as long as anyone is present on the roof. The alarm is connected to a monitoring centre and in the hours of darkness a guard response system will attend to investigate. During daylight the alarm response will call…

Found

On the recent Friends Rutland Churches Excursion a flashgun attachment for a camera was left at Preston Church. If you think this belongs to you could you give Beryl Kirtland a ring on 01572 724103.

Thank You from Revd Hildred Crowther

Dear Friends, I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful send off and the most generous cheque you presented to me at my leaving service at All Saints. It’s been such a privilege to get to know you all and very humbling that you have allowed me to be alongside you to share in your…

Icons for All

An Icon writing retreat takes place in June and July at Ketton, led by Revd Iann Holdsworth. In recent times Icons have become more widely used and venerated in the Western Church. They have a depth and power which draws one into a deeper prayer life. Icons for All is a small group of Iconographers led by Revd Ian Holdsworth who are…

Traidcraft

As well as the normal pattern of stalls this month there will also be one at the Team Service on 29th May. I hope to see you there! Denise.

Foodbank Update

Thank you for your continued support of the Foodbank. The latest list of shortages is as follows, and anything on the list which you can donate will be greatly appreciated: small sugar; jam; sponge pudding; packet soups; nappies; single toothbrushes; sanitary products.