FOOD BANK COLLECTIONS – July 2020

Oakham Foodbank have been delighted with the number of items that have been donated during lockdown and have asked if people can continue to be generous to help them support the 550 households already in receipt of assistance.  In addition, it is thought that the number of households to be supported will increase in the next few weeks as the furlough scheme comes to an end and sadly some businesses make redundancies. We will have our next collection from the Church porch on 15th July and the ...
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CHURCH NEWS

View of the Ridlington Church from Church Street
From Monday 15th June, churches may be open for private prayer, subject to risk assessment; appropriate cleaning and supervision; availability of hand sanitiser; advisory notices; non-access to hymn/additional spaces/prayer books etc… St Mary Magdalene and St Andrew’s Church will be opened shortly with further notice to be given. All cleaning/checks are currently being undertaken by David Harvey (Church warden) and Anne Harvey (PCC Secretary). If you would like to assist with the cleaning and/or...
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CARING FOR GOD’S ACRE

View of the Ridlington Church from Church Street
As you will remember, last autumn a group of volunteers cut the grass on the north bank of the churchyard and a number of wildflower seeds were sown.  The seeds purchased were chosen for either their ability to reduce the strength of the grass or to prosper in the tricky conditions – heavy clay soil, shade in the winter. We are pleased to say that many of the yellow rattle (Rhinanthus minor) seeds have germinated.  This is vital in establishing a wildflower area because as their roots develop...
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Rutland Water Benefice Magazine – June 2020

The June edition of the Rutland Water Benefice Magazine has now been uploaded onto the Ridlington website. It can be found as a sub heading under  the "Church General Info". Please forward or print the relevant pages for anyone you think might be interested in accessing a copy. The Magazine is also available to view by clicking on the link on the front page of the Rutland Water Benefice website itself. The link to this is - https://www.rutlandwaterbenefice.info/content/pages/documents/1...
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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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