Church Roof Update

View of the Ridlington Church from Church Street
We are very pleased to say that the work on the south nave has been completed and we are delighted with the finished appearance. We go into the winter period, knowing that at last our roof is watertight and fit for purpose. A huge thank you to everyone for their patience and support in getting to this stage. Further work is still to be undertaken, including a much-needed toilet, kitchenette and hatchery. This will enable the church to be used more comfortably for a wide range of events throug...
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Food Bank

We want to help to make sure that no one in our local community has to go hungry, and we need your help to make this happen. Your gift of food can make a real difference. Your food donations are absolutely vital to give everyone referred to the Rutland Foodbank a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food. If you are happy to drop off food donations, please see "Place in the box" at the back of the church. THANK YOU! We were thanked for our latest deliver...
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CHURCH ROOF UPDATE

View of the Ridlington Church from Church Street
CHURCH ROOF!   The long-awaited major maintenance work to the church roof is underway at last! The Collyweston contractors have now repaired the south nave roof! A huge thank you to everyone who has supported the fundraising which has enabled us to go ahead with this much needed repair work. Further work is still to be undertaken, including further roof repair and the installation of kitchenette and hatchery. The next fundraising events will include the Ridlington Singers in September and a ...
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BOOKS!BOOKS!BOOKS!

"New for October" Do you still get excited when you see the sea?  We’re an island nation and, despite living in a landlocked county, many of us make a “pilgrimage” to the coast each year.  What is it that drives us to seek out the seashore, the soaring cliffs etc?  Nicholas Crane’s “Coast Our Island Story” explains our fascination.  It is part geology, part geography, part history and full of enthusiasm for the subject – a lovely and informative read written after 5 years pres...
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Church Toys

We would like to update our collection of children's bible stories and prayer books, as well as quiet toys. If you have anything in very good condition that you think children might like to look at when they visit or attend church, please contact Anne Harvey on 01572 820 273 for collection, or leave at the back of the church. Thank you
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Annual Parochial Church Meeting

View of the Ridlington Church from Church Street
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting was held on Sunday, April 7th. Progress towards the repair of the church roof was reported on, as well as the future installation of a toilet and kitchenette. Work on the roof should commence in the early summer. Thank you to everyone who has fundraised or donated to the roof fund. Life in the church continues to be busy; a wedding and a baptism are booked for later this year and a further wedding for the following year is to be confirmed. Social events a...
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THANKS!

Litter Pick - Thank you to everyone who joined the litter-picking on Saturday, February 16th and especially to Richard and Debra for organising and hosting and to Shelagh for the delicious cake. A good result from the Village Litter Collection Team Heritage Apple Trees - Thanks to all the volunteers for their assistance in planting, mulching and pruning the 8 local heritage apple trees comprising the community orchard on the church lawn. Thanks also to the Stamford Community Orchard Group...
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Sad Loss – Ian Fullalove

Flowers in teh Church
The Funeral service for Ian Fullalove will be held at Grantham Crematorium, Harrowby Road, Grantham NG31 9DT on Monday, March 4th at 12:30pm. The reception will be held afterwards at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, Exton, Oakham, LE15 8AH from 14:00. We have been informed by his family that Ridlington residents and friends are all most welcome to attend both the service and/or the reception. Ian had not lived in Ridlington long, but during his time here contributed to and played a full part in vi...
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