we are no longer permitted to keep the church building open, but Church
is not buildings, Church is the Christian community. Rev. Pippa will
be conducting a Service this coming Sunday for the whole of the Benefice
at 0930hrs. It will be accessible on the Rutland Water Benefice
Facebook page as a Watch Party. It has the options of being listened to,
or joined interactively. It is very easy to access, but to do so you
must be on Facebook and then join the Rutland Water Benefice group. And
if you are not a Facebook person, joining both Facebook and the Group is
To join Facebook, search for Facebook, answer a few questions, provide a password and there you are.
Then, search for The Rutland Water Benefice
To request to join the The Rutland Water Benefice Facebook group, “Press Join”..
You will then become a member of the group – it may take half a day to add to you or far far less !
You will then have access to the Watch Party ready for Sunday 0930hrs
spread the News of the Rutland Water Benefice Facebook page as it is
updated daily and a valuable source of Christian fellowship locally.
The Fox has been able to source some boxes of basic provisions (Foxy Boxes) for the at risk people in our community.
The boxes contain basic essentials, typically milk, bread, eggs, potatoes, grapes, apples, bananas, oranges, cabbage, onions, mushrooms, carrots, cucumber and cherry tomatoes and cost £20.
One box per household can be purchased by calling The Fox on 01780 720991 before 8pm this evening (Friday 20th) for collection or delivery between 11am and noon tomorrow (Saturday 21st). Payment must be by cash or cheque.
There is a possibility that this may be available again in the coming days and we’ll update the website if that should occur.
In order to maintain a level of fairness please only take this offer up if you are self-isolating or in the at risk group (over-70, underlying health condition).
Volunteers required and help for residents self isolating
If you have to self isolate because you have symptoms, been in contact or have the coronavirus then help is available such as:
Collection of medication.
The North Luffenham Good Neighbour Scheme (NLGNS) have volunteers who can help: 07825 697841 or firstname.lastname@example.org North Luffenham Parish Council has a Resilience Plan and is coordinating the help that will be required. NLGNS has a limited number of volunteers. The Parish Council would appreciate if a number of residents could volunteer and provide help as above and, if possible, keep in contact with the elderly and vulnerable in their vicinity.
Are you interested in helping other people and if so come and find out more about the North Luffenham Good Neighbour Scheme this Friday 6th December at 7.30 pm in The Den at The Fox. Following our A.G.M. there will be light refreshments and a chance to talk over what is involved with the volunteers.
Chater Bowls Club in North Luffenham, opens its doors to Summer 2019 from 2pm on Tuesday 30th April. This is when we will be holding our first meeting for Club members to limber up for the coming season and offers superb an opportunity for anybody from the village to try their hand at Sir Francis Drake’s favourite game, with expert advice on hand if required!
Chater is a small and particularly friendly club which, in addition to its weekly get-together, plays friendly matches, usually around twice a week throughout in the Summer, against local clubs in Rutland, Leicestershire, Northants and in and around Stamford.
So if are looking to spend the Summer following an outdoor pursuit why not join in with the excellent company of girls and boys who, whilst being slightly competitive (well who is not!), put the emphasis on enjoying the game of bowls.
We have spare sets of bowls available; all we ask is that you wear flat soled shoes. Remember it’s 2pm on TUESDAY April 30th
If you wish to know more about Chater Bowls club please contact , Alan Costello, on 01572 823244 or at email@example.com
I am trying to get enough people for a bus to Sandringham Flower Show on Wednesday 24th July leaving North Luffenham at 9 am and leaving Sandringham at approx. 4.30. This trip is open to all the villages. The cost will be approx. £22 50 including entrance to the show. Please ring Evelyn 01780720528 or Helen 01780720607 as soon as possible.
The April Garden Club meeting is on Thursday 11th April, at 7.30pm in the Community Centre and we would like to remind you that our speaker this month is nurseryman, Rob Potterton from Caistor N. Lincs, giving a talk about Alpines & Bulbs – From Mountain to Market.
As usual there will be hot drinks and a Raffle , with hopefully, some plants to buy as well. Please do come as everyone is welcome, including non-members.
Join us for our launch event at Oakham Castle on
Saturday 9th February 2019 between 10.00am and 1.00pm. Find out more
about the project and meet the project team, Claire Crowley and Alex Wilby,
founders of Root-and-Branch Out CIC, who specialise in nurturing community
through nature. Alex is a professional horticulturist and Claire is a
planting and vegetable ‘still-life drawing’
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.
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.
13 December 2018 ChristmasSocial 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 thegenus 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
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.
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.
On Sunday 11th November the village is invited to gather at the Village Church to remember those that have lost their lives in War and those that have served their Country in War and in Peace.
We will also especially remember those Soldiers and Airmen from Great Britain and the Commonwealth who are buried in our beautiful churchyard.
To commemorate this, the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War 1, a beautiful arch of over 600 knitted poppies has been prepared in the Church Porch, in addition the School will be helping to decorate the Church with poppies.
The Service will start at 10.45 am, however you are urged to arrive by 10.30 am to secure a seat.
We will be joined by CO 1 Military Working Dog Regiment RAVC, Lt Col Neil Lakin RE and a contingent from the Regiment together with our Uniformed Youth Groups and representatives of the Royal British Legion and Royal Air Forces Association. The Act of Remembrance will be led by Air Vice Marshal Nigel Sudborough CB OBE DL the President of RBL Rutland.
16 Villagers lost their lives in WW1 and their names are commemorated on the village war memorial, their stories do live on and you can view them here on the Rutland Remembers website.
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.
This year Remembrance Day will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. The village will mark this special event in a number of ways:
Remembrance Day Service – 10.40am on Sunday 11th November in the Parish Church, followed by Wreath Laying at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission plot in the Churchyard. All are most welcome.
A Poppy art installation in the Church – The Village Knit and Natter Group have knitted over 600 poppies which will form a magnificent evocative arch at the Church Door throughout November
An opportunity to display copies of photographs, letters etc of family members that have been involved in any conflict in the past 100 years. These will be displayed in the Church. If you would like to be involved please contact Janet Whittaker – Tel: 721216 email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a fundraising Fashion Show in the Community Centre on Thursday 13th September 2018 at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 in advance from Janet: 01780 721216 or Hilary 07468-419781 or £6 at the door.
Raffle and Refreshments – Further details on the attached Flyer