VE Day Village Celebrations

The coronavirus outbreak meant that there was not quite the street party in Ridlington, that was being planned. However, Ridlington residents still made sure to mark the occasion in the community, whilst in lockdown, whilst remaining both socially distanced and safe. There was a ringing of the church bells at 11am to signal the 2 minutes silence, followed by a ‘stay at home tea party’ at 4pm and ‘toast your neighbours’ at 6pm.  Homes were decorated beautifully and everyone enjoyed the day. ...
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RUTLAND FOODBANK

COLLECTION BOX During Covid 19 the collection box can be found in the church porch. We have now signed up to the RCC scheme, so Voluntary Action Rutland (VAR) are now collecting from the church to reduce the number of people visiting the Foodbank. Thank you for your generosity and…please, please keep your donations coming. Items needed at the moment include: coffee; dried potato; jam; small bags of sugar; tinned potatoes; small sponge puddings; UHT milk; tins of custard; shaving gel; wash...
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Rutland Water Benefice Magazine – May 2020

Benefice Magazine
Due to the circumstances with regard to the current Coronavirus measures in place, it is not possible to circulate The Rutland Water Benefice Magazine in a Hard Copy format. Therefore an electronic version has now been made available and can be accessed on the Benefice Magazine Page of the site by clicking HERE. If you are aware of anyone in your village or neighbourhood who is unable to access the internet or does not have the means to read it on a tablet, iPad or iPhone, please kindly print ...
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CHURCH NEWS

                Here below please find information on the latest church news. Details about church services can be found on the Rutland Water Benefice website. You can download the order of service and readings from there too; Join the Rutland Water Benefice Facebook group and the Sunday service Watch party, or see the videos that make up the Watch party on Facebook, or see the service on The Rutland Water Benefice YouTu...
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DOVE COTTAGE

Many Ridlington residents are spending time in their gardens during lockdown and making the most of the opportunity to get them in tip top condition for an Open Gardens to be held in aid of Dove Cottage next year. Dove Cottage will be able to provide volunteers to provide tea and cake.  This event will be a follow on from us hosting their Carol Service this Christmas
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NEWS FROM OUR RECTOR – PIPPA MADGWICK

Dear Churchwardens, PCC secretaries and all, I hope you are able to enjoy the sunshine that we have had and find some good amidst our current restrictions. Here are some snippets of news from around the Benefice this week; do please send me items to share for next weekend. It’s great that people are finding creative ways to care for their neighbours. Have you begun to wonder how society could change for the better as a result of our shared challenges? Have you found people want to talk about...
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INTERNET CHURCH SERVICE – SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH

View of the Ridlington Church from Church Street
Internet Church Service on Sunday, 29th March 2020 at 9:30 Although not everyone goes to church you might be interested or just curious to see or learn more about the service on line this Sunday.  It’s a Facebook Watch Party which means that if you are on Facebook, to watch the service you need to join The Rutland Water Benefice Group and log on for 9:30 on Sunday morning (remembering that the clocks go forward in the early hours of Sunday morning), and then you can type in any comments or requ...
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WOMBLES OF RIDLINGTON AT WORK AGAIN

Many thanks to John, Jacky, Richard, Debra, David, Steve and Bella our band of litter pickers who collected over 13 bags of rubbish during the weekend of 7th March. It never ceases to amaze what is discarded on the road side. FOUND: one newish extendable dog lead which can be claimed from Debra Thatcher - email - debrathatcher@hotmail.com, two coats, crisp packets and bits of cars! The support from drivers (thumbs ups and toots) were well received and kept us going, although it is such a s...
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