Reminder – Chater Community Choir’s Christmas Performance is tomorrow evening…

Please join us to support our Rutland Foodbank Fundraiser Christmas Concert – followed by delicious mulled wine & mince pies in South Luffenham’s cosy Village Hall.

Tickets available on the door on the night😊

Carol Service in the Church

The North Luffenham Carol Service will take place in the Church on Thursday 22nd December at 6.00 pm.

Please do come to the village carol service in the church; due to an irreparable breakdown of heating in the church it was advertised in the Benefice Magazine as taking place on The Oval. However, there isn’t much heating on The Oval either and the church would protect from the elements.

There will be a warm welcome, dress up warmly, sing lustily and celebrate with words and music the birth of Jesus!


Pantomime and the World Cup

I have been asked by someone in the village whether there is a World Cup game on Friday 16th that might clash with our village pantomime. I have this morning contacted Alladiani Pantomimino, the Chair of the organisers of the World Cup, Fefa Fifa Fofa Fumfa, and he has confirmed that there are no World Cup matches on that night. He had been made aware of our pantomime and had deliberately arranged the schedule so as to avoid our pantomime! All remains on course for a great evening!

Pantomime Update 12 days to go!

Oh my word! So the latest news is that there has now been a full run through rehearsal which has required several changes! We have had to take out the high flying trapeze act following the leading boy landing in a neighbour’s garden and not wishing to repeat this. Also removed is the fire juggling, but the cast member has reassured me that her hair will grow back by a week on Friday! It is certainly looking like a festive pot pourri of acting will be on display. I have been contacted by several main west end productions to see if we can contribute to their productions but the whole of the cast have remained steadfastly loyal to this Christmas extravaganza so it really is an event not to be missed!

I have been asked by several people if they can reserve seats, and, are all the private boxes taken already. The simple fact is there are no tickets on sale but you just need to turn up on the night and bag a front row seat or standing spot outside the pub at the back. Remember to wrap up warm. The pantomime will start somewhere between 7.30 and 7.45 and it really will be an event (to remember!)

There will be a voluntary collection taken to assist with costs of the pantomime with all proceeds after that going to help village groups so please do give generously on the night.

We are so looking forward to sharing a really fun night with you all so keep that date firmly in your diary. More updates as they happen.

P.S. If anyone sees a stray camel wandering around the village he escaped from our rehearsal as he was being transported back to Chester Zoo. Please let me know if you see him!

North Luffenham Village Pantomime 16th December

Yet another unmissable event in North Luffenham this year. What a way to kick off the Christmas Festivities. Friday 16th sees the first ever village pantomime in North Luffenham. ‘J’ and the Beans Talk!! The venue is the Grand Theatre, better known as The Fox.
A great evening is on the cards with true pantomime fun on show for everyone. Please make a date in your diary and start Christmas off in a way that only this village can. We have a dame, we have a leading boy, we have a love story, we have wheeling and dealing, and guess what? they all live happily ever after! You can’t afford to miss this one!
See you there. (Oh yes we will!)

Consultation on Officers’ Mess Site Edith Weston

Please come and give your views on development at St. George’s Barracks

Date: 22nd November from 5.30 pm until 8.00 pm in Edith Weston Village Hall

This drop in session is to consider proposals for the Officers’ Mess Site at Edith Weston as a stand alone site. However it has implications for any redevelopment of the rest of the St. George’s Barracks. That it is why it is important to give you views at this initial consultation

New NL Benefice Magazine Correspondent Needed!

Due to relocation out of the area, our current Magazine correspondent for North Luffenham – Liz Ritchie – is stepping down and we therefore need someone to take on the role.

This involves collating the information sent in regarding events & club activities being held within the village as well as any other relevant information. This is not an onerous task and is also a great way to get to know more people within the village! It requires about one half day per month and the odd phone call to event organisers.

Our thanks to Liz for all her hard work over the past year and we wish her & Jim all the best in their new adventure ‘up north’!

The deadline for the January issue of the magazine falls mid-month, on 15th December so it would be great to have someone in place by then.

Meanwhile, if anyone would like to know more about the role please contact Liz Ritchie before December 5th on 01780 720210 or email

North Luffenham Parish Council and Trust

will be meeting in the Community Centre on Monday 21st November at 7.30pm.

The agendas for these meetings and associated papers are attached below:-