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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VE DAY – Victory in Europe Day

VE DAY As we are all aware, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (generally known as VE Day) which was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces. This year the May Bank Holiday has been moved from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May, to enable people to pay tribute to those who served in one of the most significant events in our country’s history. Commemora...
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SMALLS FOR ALL

Last November 2019 after our event which was held in support of the  "Smalls for All" charity, we received this official "Thank You" for the parcel we had sent them. To quote... "Thank you! With so many charities and worthwhile causes needing support these days, we really appreciate you choosing to support Smalls. Our regular newsletter Talking Pants features news and updates on all aspects of our work. Please subscribe by clicking here, as we'd love to keep in touch. Your personal d...
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Peterborough Homeless Appeal

Peterborough Homeless Appeal I am pleased to say that donations to help the homeless of Peterborough are continuing to come in. Thank you so much to those of you who have already contributed. We are about to make our 4th trip to Castor Church with a car full. Thank you so much to the people of Ridlington for your kindness and generosity. I will continue to support this cause, so if you would like to help the homeless, please leave donations at 8, East Lane, Ridlington. Items needed: warm clo...
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BOOKS!BOOKS!BOOKS!

"March's Selection of the Month" An interesting and varied selection this month.  First, Stanley Crawford’s “A Garlic Testament”, written in the early 1990’s by the well-known American writer and farmer.  In short, it is a biography of life on his garlic farm in New Mexico which he and his wife have been farming since the 1970’s, but it is in reality a work of philosophy, dealing with the meaning of life and the vital connection between land and community.  Written in an effortless s...
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