Uppingham Church shuts
With the Prime Minister's announcement to the nation on Monday 23 March and in line with instructions from Bishop Donald, Uppingham Parish Church has shut its doors. We have to remain closed until further instructions.
In line with the national instructions all Baptisms and Weddings between now and April 13th are cancelled. Funerals may still be conducted.
However, Rector Rachel continues to offer spiritual support during this difficult period. She can be contacted on 01572 829956. Rachel will also be offering online worship and reflections from her home, links to which will be posted below. If you'd like to be added to the distribition list to receive the link to the next please email Uppingham Parish Office
Mothering Sunday Service
Canon Rachel and Jill Cannings, the Diocesan President of the Mothers' Union recorded a short service for Mothering Sunday in Uppingham Parish Church. You can watch the service now.
Richard Cole becomes Rutland's High Sheriff
Richard Cole, a long standing member of our congregation, became Rutland's High Sheriff at a small ceremony recently. Given the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 virus, Richard gathered with a few friends and county dignitaries at Oakham Castle to be sworn in. We wish him and Pat every success for the year ahead.
New Mothers' Union Members
Three new members of the Mothers' Union were welcomed at, what turned out to be, our last Sunday service for a while. Libby Thornhill, Pamela Stokes and our youth worker Natalie Stiles received the congratulations of Janet Wardle the branch president and were blessed by Canon Rachel.
Every year Churches Together in Uppingham have a joint service, celebrating our unity of faith. Members of Uppingham Methodist and Congregational Churches joined their sisters and brothers in the Parish Church. The service was led by the Revd Leo Osborn, the Revd Peter Damen and Canon Rachel Watts.
Happy New Year
Service of Remembrance
The annual Service of Remembrance takes place on Sunday 10 November starting at 9.45am. The Cottesmore Military Wives Choir will perform at 9.50am. This will be followed by the Service of Remembrance at 10.00am and the Laying of Wreaths and the Two Minute Silence at the Town's War Memorial at 11.00am.
All are welcome to attend.
The new safeguarding Policy for the benefice have been published, along with a poster that can be downloaded and displayed by groups within the church. See Services and Groups
Call 999 if a child or adult is in immediate danger of significant or serious harm