Posts by Liz Needham

New Team Vicar

We are delighted to announce that Revd Jenni Duffy will be installed as the new Team Vicar for the four southern parishes, Braunston, Brooke, Egleton and Hambleton, on Tuesday 12 December at 6.30pm. All are welcome to this service.

Remembrance Concert

The annual Music for Remembrance Concert, for the Royal British Legion, will be on Saturday 11 November at 7.30pm in All Saints Church, with the Rutland Concert Band and award-winning soprano Katie Marshall. Tickets are available on the door.

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Remembering

Every year we hold a special service at All Saints Oakham for people to come together and remember those who have died. This year it will be at 12 noon on Thursday 2 November, and during the service the names of people whose funerals we have held over the last three years will be read…

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Services in the Team this Sunday

Sunday 15 October – 19th after Trinity 8am  Oakham Holy Communion 9.15am Egleton Holy Communion 10am  Market Overton Morning Worship 10am  Ashwell Morning Worship 10.30am  Oakham Holy Communion 10.30am  Langham Morning Prayer 11am  Braunston Sunday Worship 11.30am  Whissendine Holy Communion 5pm  Teigh Evening Worship 6pm  Oakham Evensong 6pm  Brooke Harvest Thanksgiving

Justice Service 2023

10am, Friday 6 October All Saints, Oakham This is a special service of prayer and thanksgiving in our church. Our guests include those who have the responsibility of administering justice and mercy, ensuring our safety and security and promoting peace in our communities. All are welcome to this service. The church will be busy so…

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Services in the Team this Sunday

8am Oakham Holy Communion 10am  Market Overton Morning Worship 10am  Ashwell Morning Worship 10.30am  Oakham Holy Communion 10.30am  Langham Morning Prayer 11am  Braunston Sunday Worship 11.30am  Whissendine Holy Communion 5pm  Teigh Evening Worship 5pm  Hambleton Harvest Service 6pm  Oakham Evensong 6pm  Brooke Evening Prayer

Ride and Stride

Rutland Historic Churches are once again running the Ride and Stride fundraising event. People all over the county will be visiting as many Rutland churches as they can on foot, or cycling or on horseback, to earn sponsor money for a good cause. Rutland Historic Churches Preservation Trust (to give it its full name) helps…

Baptismal font, Langham Church, Rutland

Services in the Team this Sunday

Sunday 3 September – Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity 8am  Oakham Holy Communion 9.15am  Egleton Holy Communion 10am  Market Overton Morning Worship 10am  Ashwell Holy Communion 10.30am  Oakham Holy Communion 10.30am  Langham Morning Prayer 11am  Braunston Holy Communion 11.30am Whissendine Holy Communion 6pm  Oakham Holy Communion with Healing Prayer 6pm  Brooke Evening Prayer Image: the font…

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Bank Holiday Organ Recital

Monday 28 August, 11.15am, All Saints Church Peter Davis, Head of Music at Oakham School, and a ‘regular occasional’ organist here at All Saints, will be playing a programme including Bach, Buxtehude, Mozart, Francke, Hollins and Grainger. Entry is free, and a light lunch is available afterwards in the Church Hall for £7.50. These recitals…

Services in the Team this Sunday

Sunday 27 August – Twelfth Sunday after Trinity 8am  Oakham Holy Communion 8am Brooke Holy Communion (BCP) 9am Teigh Morning Prayer 9.15am Hambleton Holy Communion 10am  Market Overton Holy Communion 10.30am  Oakham All Age Service with Holy Communion 10.30am  Langham Holy Communion 11am  Braunston Pet Service 5.30am  Whissendine Flower Festival Songs of Praise 6pm  Oakham…

Services this Sunday

Sunday 20 August – Eleventh Sunday after Trinity 8am  Oakham Holy Communion 9.15am  Egleton Holy Communion 10am  Market Overton Morning Worship 10am  Ashwell Holy Communion 10.30am  Oakham Holy Communion 10.30am  Langham Morning Prayer 11am  Braunston Holy Communion 11.30am  Whissendine Holy Communion 6pm  Oakham Evensong 6pm   Brooke Evensong Photo by James Coleman on Unsplash

Sunday 13 August – Tenth Sunday after Trinity

8am  Brooke Holy Communion BCP 8am  Oakham Holy Communion 9am  Teigh Holy Communion 9.15am  Hambleton Holy Communion 10am  Market Overton Holy Communion 10.30am  Oakham Holy Communion 10.30am  Langham Morning Prayer 11am  Braunston Sunday Worship 11.30am  Whissendine Holy Communion 6pm  Oakham Second Sunday@6 Photo by Billy Pasco on Unsplash

Services in the Team this Sunday

Sunday 6 August – The Transfiguration Some of our parishes are also celebrating Lammas this weekend. 8am  Oakham Holy Communion 9.15am  Egleton Holy Communion for Lammas 10am  Ashwell Holy Communion 10am  Market Overton Morning Worship 10.30am  Oakham Holy Communion 10.30am  Langham Holy Communion 11am  Braunston Holy Communion 11.30am  Whissendine Holy Communion 6pm  Brooke Lammas Evensong…

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Services in the Team this Sunday

Sunday 23 July – Seventh Sunday after Trinity 8am Oakham Holy Communion 8am Brooke BCP Holy Communion 9.15am Hambleton Holy Communion by Extension 9am Teigh Morning Prayer 10am  Market Overton Holy Communion 10.30am  Oakham All Age Service with Baptism 10.30am  Langham Morning Prayer with Baptism 11am  Braunston Sunday worship 11.30am  Whissendine Morning Worship 6pm   Oakham…

Services this Sunday

Sunday 16 July – Sixth Sunday after Trinity 8am Oakham Holy Communion 9.15am  Egleton Holy Communion 10am Ashwell Holy Communion 10am  Market Overton Morning Worship 10.30am  Oakham Holy Communion 10.30am  Langham Morning Prayer 11am  Braunston Holy Communion 11.30am  Whissendine Holy Communion 3pm  Market Overton Pet Blessing Service 5pm  Teigh Evening Prayer 6pm   Oakham Evensong

Services this Sunday

Sunday 9 July – Fifth Sunday after Trinity 8am  Brooke Holy Communion (BCP) 8am  Oakham Holy Communion 9am  Teigh Holy Communion 9.15am  Hambleton Holy Communion 10am  Market Overton Holy Communion 10.30am  Oakham A Service of Celebration for Rutland 10.30am  Langham Holy Communion 11am  Braunston Sunday Worship 11.30am  Whissendine Morning Worship 6pm       Oakham Second Sunday…

Rutland Celebration Service

10.30am, Sunday 9 JulyAll Saints OakhamThe annual Service of Celebration for Rutland in recognition of the Military, Veteran, Volunteer and Emergency Services of our county will be at All Saints Oakham at 10.30am next Sunday, 9 July. All are welcome!

Services around the Oakham Team this weekend – 25 June

8am Holy Communion – St Peter, Brooke 8am Holy Communion – All Saints, Oakham 9am Morning Worship – Holy Trinity, Teigh 9.15am Holy Communion – St Andrew, Hambleton 10am Holy Communion – St Peter & St Paul, Market Overton 10.30am All Age Service with Baptism – All Saints Oakham* 10.30am Holy Communion – St Peter…

Services around Oakham Team this weekend

9.15am Holy Communion, St Edmund, Egleton 10am Holy Communion, St Mary, Ashwell 10am Morning Worship, St Peter & St Paul, Market Overton 10.30am Holy Communion, All Saints, Oakham 10.30am Morning Prayer, St Peter & St Paul, Langham 11am Holy Communion, All Saints, Braunston 11.30am Holy Communion, St Andrew, Whissendine 5pm Evening Prayer, Holy Trinity, Teigh…

Organ Recital

Our series of Bank Holiday Organ Recitals continues on Monday 29 May with the arrival of Harry Jacques to the organ bench with an exciting (not to say eclectic!) selection of music which will delight and entertain. Composers range from Buxtehude to Mancini, from Elgar to Coates and the recital begins at 11.15am. The recital…

Coronation Celebration for the County of Rutland

10.30am, All Saints Church, Oakham On Saturday, King Charles III will be crowned in Westminster Abbey, a day for celebration. On Saturday and Sunday we will have our own celebrations in Rutland and as part of those there will be a Celebration Service for the County of Rutland at All Saints Oakham. As we expect…

Coronation of King Charles III

All over the Benefice our churches will be holding special services and prayers to mark the Coronation of King Charles III on Saturday 6 May. There will be a Celebration Service for the County of Rutland at All Saints Oakham at 10.30am on Sunday 7 May which will be the principal civic service, attended by…

Easter Services in the Team

Services on Easter Day throughout the Oakham Team All Saints, Oakham: 5.30am Dawn Service, 8.00 and 10.30am Holy Communion; 6pm SecondSunday@6 Holy Communion for Easter Day in the villages: 8.00am – St Peter, Brooke 9.00am – Holy Trinity, Teigh 9.15am – St Edmund, Egleton 9.15am – St Andrew, Hambleton 10.00am – St Mary, Ashwell 10.00am…

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday services throughout the Oakham Team this weekend – 10.30 at Oakham and Langham, 9.15 at Hambleton, 10am at Ashwell and Market Overton, 11am at Braunston and 11.30 at Whissendine. Evening services are at 5pm at Teigh and 6pm at Brooke. Photo by Yoksel 🌿 Zok on Unsplash.

Brooke News

Winter 2023 It was a busy Christmas season at St Peter which included two well attended and enjoyable carol services, one featuring the Laudamus choir and the other the Cottesmore Hunt choir.  Our beautifully decorated church was bright with twinkling candles and strings of tiny lights. The congregations for both were in good voice and…

Congratulations

Well done the ‘Three Degrees’ – Simon, Cecily and Shakeel, who were awarded their degrees at Durham Cathedral last week. Cecily received a BA on completion of her ordination training studies, and Shakeel a Master of Arts (MA) after completing his post-ordination dissertation. Simon received a BA after studies to convert his pre-ordination theology Diploma.…

Big Band Concert

8pm Monday, 28 November, All Saints, Oakham There are still tickets left for this concert, which Rutland Big Band are very generously giving to raise funds towards the restoration of All Saints church windows – tickets are £10, available from Oakham Wines, the church office and Beryl Kirtland. This should be a really good night…

Advent Carols

Sunday 27th November Both All Saints Oakham and SS Peter and Paul Langham will be celebrating the First Sunday of Advent this Sunday. In the morning, Langham at their regular 10.30 service with Holy Communion as well as choir and congregational hymns and carols, then at 6pm in Oakham, All Saints hold their annual Advent…

Brooke News, July-November 2022

After a successful early summer concert things slowed down just a little at Brooke as the summer temperature rose. St Peter’s six bells rang out a quarter peal on Thursday 28th July to celebrate John Beadman’s 90th birthday, with birthday cake for the team afterwards. John has been a bellringer since the age of fourteen…

Remembrance Service at Brooke

On Sunday 6 November we gathered to remember those who have died in wars and conflicts around the world. The service was led by the Revd Chris Rattenberry, and wreaths were laid by the Lord Lientenant of Rutland, Dr Sarah Furness, the High Sheriff of Rutland, Mr Geoff Thompson and RSM Matthew Eade. Flag bearers…

Harvest Festivals

It’s Harvest Festival time at Langham and Oakham this weekend – both services begin at 10.30am on Sunday 9 October, and the service at Oakham will be livestreamed on the Oakham Team Ministry Facebook page. If you’d like to be there in person and bring a harvest gift with you, you can do that as…

Concert at All Saints

Saturday 1 October, 7.30pm We’re very blessed to have the international soloist and chamber performer James Kirby coming to All Saints to give a piano recital on Saturday 1 October at 7.30. His programme will include works by Beethoven, Chopin and Ravel. Tickets £10 from Oakham Wines and atthe door on the night. This event…

Book of Condolence table

Death of Queen Elizabeth II

All Saints, Oakham A Book of Condolence has been opened at All Saints, Oakham, to mark the death of our late Queen Elizabeth II. There will be a number of extra services this week; the first is a service of Choral Evensong on Friday 9 September at 6.00pm.

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Bank Holiday organ recital

All Saints Church, 11.15am, Monday 29 August Our regular Bank Holiday organ recital will be given by Colin Walsh, Emeritus Organist of Lincoln Cathedral. The programme will include music by Bach, Franck, Mozart, Messiaen, Bonnet and Mulet. These recitals are always great occasions and all are encouraged to come. Admission is free (donations welcome), and…

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News from Brooke

A lot of water has gone under the ancient bridge at Brooke since the last ‘Brooke News’ in January 2022 and a lot has also gone on in the church life of the parishioners and friends of St Peter, Brooke. A PCC meeting took place in February and an APCM in May with another PCC…

Sound the Trumpet

Sound the Trumpet! Friday 8 July, 7,30pm, All Saints Church: Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet) and David Hill (organ) return to Rutland by popular request for an entertaining evening of music for trumpet and organ by Mozart, Charpentier and Leroy Anderson, among others. We’re delighted to be hosting this concert at All Saints Church – tickets cost…

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Brooke News – January 2022

Sadly the rising pandemic numbers towards the end of last year affected St Peter’s proposed special services and events yet again. The popular, annual December coffee morning was cancelled as were the seasonal refreshments after the Candlelight Carol service. However, we were still able to hold a ‘masked’ Advent Carol Service on Sunday 5th December…

Climate Sunday at Langham

Last Sunday we held a special climate-focused service in Langham to reflect on the scientific and theological basis for creation care and action on climate, to pray and to commit to action, offering our personal pledges. As part of the service we were delighted to be presented with our Bronze Eco Church award by the High Sheriff, David Wood, which we have…

Brooke News Autumn 2021

In recent weeks St Peter has held two very different, but special events, a Harvest Festival Service on 17th October and a Service of Remembrance on 7th November. Both were successful, meaningful and enjoyable events, the church was full on both occasions, beautifully decorated by parishioners and the organ played by Connie Beadman. Thanks must…

Second Sunday@6 at All Saints Oakham

This is a new service at All Saints Oakham on the second Sunday of the month at 6pm. The first one is on the 12th September. It is a new style of service. Refreshments will be served from 5.45pm onwards and we will begin seated at tables for bible study, an interview and discussion. There…

News from St. Peter’s Brooke

NORMAL SERVICE IS RESUMED AT BROOKE, almost. Despite the trying times, hopefully behind us now, the small village of Brooke, it’s inhabitants and the church of St Peter have thankfully survived the pandemic and are almost back to normal with our usual pattern of services resuming this month. While St Peter was closed and services…

10 Keys to Happiness – 10. Meaning

David Pattinson shares his final reflection on the theme of Meaning This is the tenth and final reflection on the ’10 keys to happiness” promoted by “Action for happiness”(AfH) – https://www.actionforhappiness.org. AfH have identified these as activities which promote mental health and wellbeing. In this series we are exploring how this psychologically and clinically well…

Guidelines for services as All Saints

Guidelines for services at All Saints Oakham from 25th July onwards (to be reviewed at the end of August): At 8am, 10.30am and 6pm services at All Saints Oakham:1) Hand sanitiser and track and trace systems (QR codes and paper sign in) will remain in place2) Alternate pews will remain roped off to encourage social…

Address by Revd Steve Benoy

As Diocesan Director or Ordinands, Steve oversees candidates who offer themselves for ordained ministry – up to the point of ordination. Steve is part of the vocations team in Peterborough Diocese. As we give thanks for the ordination of Simon and Shakeel, it is a good opportunity for us all to respond to the gifts and opportunities God has given us. Steve…

10 Keys to Happiness – Emotions

By David Pattinson This is the eighth reflection on the ’10 keys to happiness” promoted by “Action for happiness”(AfH) – https://www.actionforhappiness.org. AfH have identified these as activities which promote mental health and wellbeing. In this series we are exploring how this psychologically and clinically well researched menu compares with a Biblical perspective. In this reflection,…

10 Keys to Happiness – Resilience

By David Pattinson http://linksplus.net/oakhamteam.org.uk/docs/10_keys/part7_20210530.mp4 This is the seventh reflection on the ’10 keys to happiness” promoted by “Action for happiness”(AfH) – https://www.actionforhappiness.org. AfH have identified these as activities which promote mental health and wellbeing. In this series we are exploring how this psychologically and clinically well researched menu compares with a Biblical perspective. In this…