Experience the Christmas Story at the Village Carol Service- 6PM – Sunday 16th December

Everyone is invited to the Village Carol Service this evening, Sunday 16th December at 6pm in the Church. Through Drama, beautiful well known Music, Poetry and Song experience the wonderful Christmas Story coming to life. This is a family service for everyone and will include Drinks and Mince pies after the Service.


Rutland County Council’s December Cabinet Meeting on 18th December is to review the latest version of the Evolving Masterplan, together with the business case for a supporting bid to the national Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF).

This will allow Cabinet to assess whether the Plan should be recommended to Rutland County Council’s January 2019 Full Council meeting for approval.

The Agenda and Reports for Cabinet on 18 December, including the latest version of the St George’s Evolving Masterplan, have been published and can be viewed online at:


The latest version of the Full Evolving Masterplan for St George’s, together with a shorter Executive Summary, can also be viewed and downloaded at:

The Evolving Masterplan

Draft Minutes of the Parish Council and Trust Meetings held on Monday 3rd Dec 2018

Below are the draft minutes for the meetings mentioned above along with the meeting dates for 2019 through to April 2020

North Luffenham Garden Club

Below is the list of Speakers booked until May 2019.

Please note that it is the Christmas Social Gathering/Quiz, on Thursday 13th December at the usual time of 7.30pm in the Community Centre.  Everyone is welcome to this relaxed and friendly evening.  Drinks and food will be available and we hope you will bring a plate of  your favourite food to share.

Programme 2018/19

13 December 2018   Christmas Social and Quiz Evening

10 January 2019   ‘Over the Garden Wall’ – learn about all that goes on in a walled garden
Joe Whitehead, experienced head gardener for many years, including broadcasting, writing and being a panellist on gardening programmes.

14 February 2019     ‘A Garden for All Seasons’ – a detailed look at the planting in Diane’s garden at all times of the year, with practical ideas for increasing the flowering season    Diane Clement, Director of the Seed Exchange for the Alpine, Garden Society, with many years experience growing, showing and judging.

14 March 2019    ‘The Wonderful World of Salvias’ – sharing her extensive knowledge, also covering the rise in popularity of the genus and the origins of many of them.       Janet Buist, Formerly of Pennycross Plants

11 April 2019   Alpines & Bulbs – ‘From Mountain to Market’.   Rob Potterton, Nurseryman, Pottertons Nursery  

9 May  2019   ‘There’s More to that Flower than You See’.   Stephen Ashpole, from North Luffenham, again sharing with us his lifelong experiences of gardening and wildlife            


Volunteers Needed

Are you interested in helping other people and if so come and find out more about the North Luffenham Good Neighbour Scheme this Friday 7th December at 7.30 pm in the den at The Fox. Following our AGM there will be light refreshments and a chance to talk over what is involved with the volunteers. 

There are a variety of ways in which one can help and our volunteers find it rewarding and not particularly time consuming.

It would be good to see you there.

The Armed Man

Concert in Oakham SUNDAY DECEMBER 9TH at 7.30PM

Oakham School Chapel.

The Armed Man  A mass for peace by Karl Jenkins

Performed by Oakham choral society;  this is a modern work written in 2000 to mark the end of the war in Kosovo. It is a fitting end to this centenary year of the end of the Great War.

If  you do not like choral works, this is a bit different. Some beautiful harmonies with exciting use of drums and brass instruments to paint a musical picture of the build up t o battle , the horrors of battle and its aftermath with a plea for peace.

It is worth a listen .

Tickets available from Walkers  Bookshop ( Oakham ) or on the door on the night.

Gerry Wells Book Launch

Local North Luffenham resident Gerry Wells will be launching his new book “Catching The Moment” at The Fox on 11th December

Please join us for canapés and a drink to launch Gerry’s new book

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

 6:00 – 7:00pm

The Fox Pub

North Luffenham

 (All proceeds will go to the Army Benevolent Fund)

RSVP Kathy Robinson (so we have enough canapés )


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Parish Council and Trust Meetings 3rd December 2018.

Please see below the agendas and supporting papers for the above meetings which will be at 7pm on 3rd December, North Luffenham Community Centre

Last Post for World War I Fallen 🎖️

Please take a moment to honour the village fallen by reading their names below, whilst listening to the “Last Post” followed by “The Rouse”.

Last Post…

…The Rouse

World War I started on 28 July 1914 and ended on 11 November 1918 at 11am, 100 years ago. 

The fallen who came from North Luffenham are listed below in order of age, from the youngest who was 15, to the eldest who was 31/32 when the war started.

  • 25753 Private Herbert Henry Storey, born: 26 December 1899 🎖️
  • 38237 Private Arthur William Morby, born: 1899 🎖️
  • 38236 Private George Edward Smith, born: 1898 🎖️
  • 201499 Private Cecil Bailie Gage Killips, born: 12 April 1897 🎖️
  • 12760 Private John Henry Steele, born: 1896 🎖️
  • 10536 Private Charles Edward Thornton, born: 20 December 1895 🎖️
  • 40264 Private William Kirby, born: December 1895 🎖️
  • 3088 Private George Liddamore, born: Date Unknown 🎖️
  • 66112 Private John Alfred George Adams, born: 04 September 1895 🎖️
  • 15062 Private James Leonard Steele, born: 11 August 1895 🎖️
  • 25892 Private William Killips, born: 31 August 1891 🎖️
  • 24954 Private George Henry Saddington, born: 1891 🎖️
  • 43807 Lance Sergeant William Henry Delisle Alfin MM, born 10 October 1889 🎖️
  • 17232 Private Joseph Henry Boothby, born: 29 August 1889 🎖️
  • 21018 Private John Robert Cox, born: 1888 🎖️
  • 2596 Corporal Bertie H Smith, born: 1882 🎖️

Knitted Poppy Arch

An arch of knitted and crocheted poppies has been created by village residents to produce a cascade of flowers around the entrance to the church to commemorate the centenary of the ending of the Great War on Remembrance Day.

If you are unable to join us on Sunday do please visit the Village Church to see the beautiful Poppy installation and maybe pause for a minute at our Commonwealth War Graves Commission Plot.