Last year the Parish Church was given a wonderful large wooden Christmas Tree made by Men & Women in Sheds, Rutland.This year we would like to start a Community Christmas CardScheme for the residents of North Luffenham whilst raising funds for the Church & making our parishioners’ lives simpler.
To share festive greetings with your friends & neighbours in the village, please drop your Christmas card, along with your donation for the Church to Dove Cottage, 4 Church Street, North Luffenham before 22nd December (date of our Carol Service).
Your cards will be displayed on our unique wooden Christmas tree in the porch of the Church which will be specially lit for the occasion.
Thank you for joining in our new village ‘tradition’ 🎄
for any information, please contact Janet Whittaker on tel 01780 721216 or email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a Remembrance service at St John the Baptist church on Sunday 13th November, at 10:45 am in the churchyard. Graham Madgwick will lead the service, and a bugler from the Army will be in attendance
Is there anyone who could spare time to deliver the Benefice (ie, Church) Magazine to fifteen houses in lower Ancaster Way? The Magazine comes at the end of the month, and is distributed by volunteers in the ten villages in the Benefice, of which we, North Luffenham, are one. We are very grateful to Valerie who has done this for years now, and wish her well. If interested, please contact Mima Bolton, Acre End, The Jetties, email@example.com, 01780-720906
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.
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.
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
Criminals are targeting our Churches in this area and stealing lead and copper. The Church which lies at the heart of our community is at great risk – please keep alert and report any suspicious activity – especially at night. Thank you.