Here is the latest wish list – please continue to give generously.

The next collection dates from the church porch will be on
Wednesday, April 24th
Wednesday, May 22nd
Wednesday, June 19th
Wednesday, July 17th
Wednesday, August 14th 



His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Sarah Furness,

invites you and your family to

The unveiling of the statue of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Sunday April 21st
2pm at Oakham Library Gardens

Corgis and well-behaved dogs also welcome!

12 noon – 4pm there will be food stalls and a mini funfair on Oakham Market Place.

Please click on the link  Statue Unveiling Invitation to view the Official Invitation.

For further information about the day, please visit the Lord Lieutenants website –


A mixed bag this month.

I read a number of Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy books as a teenager so “The Queen’s Confession” was a blast from the past.  It’s the fictional autobiography of Marie Antoinette – a good read.

I recommend also the updated Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid – very witty and well written.

Finally, and to make up the numbers “An Heiress’s Guide to Deception and Desire” by Manda Collins, set in Victorian times but with modern language.


Next collection from the Foodbank is on Wednesday, 24th April.

Your continued generosity is much appreciated.


There is a dead Sycamore Tree on the Village Green that has succumbed to Sooty Bark Disease.

Many Sycamores live with this fungal infection without problems but it is believed that the hot weather of the previous summer weakened this tree’s natural resistance allowing it to be taken over.

Before it weakens further and becomes a hazard the tree will be taken down on Wednesday 10th April.

We have appointed a professional arborist (Tommy Plumber) to safely remove it and he has advised that members of the public should keep clear whilst the work is being completed and the tree has been taken away as close contact with the spores, when disturbed, can cause breathing issues.

Thank you for your understanding.

The Parish Council

This month’s walk will be an earlier start of 09:30. We will be leaving from Ridlington Church porch on Saturday, 20th April.

Light refreshments will be served afterwards, so if you would like to join, please let Debra know.

A BIG Thank You to ….

  1. The Wombles of Ridlington for the litter pick – 17 bags of rubbish!
  2. The households participating in The Big Plastic Count as one of our silver Eco Church award projects.
  3. The church spring cleaners and bulb planters and
  4. The Easter flower arrangers.


Please pass details of flora and fauna sightings in the churchyard to Jacky Morrell for her monthly nature notes which are displayed in the church.

The next collection is on Wednesday, 24th April.

The annual meeting including elections and reports will be held at the church on Sunday, 12th May at 10:45.  Vacancies – Church Warden x2, Secretary, PCC members.