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The Long Long Trail

The Long Long Trail is an evening of verse, song and recollection, mainly from the Western Front, commemorating the Great War and will take place at St Andrew's Church, Whissendine, on 9th November at 7.30pm. Free entry, interval refreshments, all donations in aid of the Royal British Legion.

By | 2018-11-02T10:43:46+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Church|

Church Quiz Night

Come and join us for a Quiz Night at St. Andrews Church, Whissendine on Saturday 21st April starting at 6.30pm. Please bring your own drinks and also a plate of food to contribute towards a shared buffet. £10 per team, maximum of 4 people. Please book in advance, contact Alex & David Martin email: quiz@rutlandmartin.plus.com [...]

By | 2018-03-12T10:40:52+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Church|

ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH WINTER MINI BAZAAR & BOOK FAYRE

A large variety of goods for sale with many new additions and some interestingly not so new. A wide selection of books to browse and purchase. Something for everyone so come along to Church for a bargain. Tea, coffee & biscuits. 10am until 4pm, Saturday November 25, 2017

By | 2017-11-03T14:32:17+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Church|

St Andrew’s Church Quiz Night

October 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | £10 Continuing our successful Quiz Nights, we are inviting you to come and join us again. Saturday 28th October. 6:30pm start. St Andrew’s Church, Whissendine. Please bring your own drinks and also a plate of food to contribute towards a shared buffet. £10 per team, [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:48+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Church|

Call for Flower Festival Volunteers

As many of you are aware the flower festival will take place at St Andrews Church over the August bank holiday weekend. In partnership with the church, Whissendine Village Hall provides refreshments and offers a range of meals, teas & coffees commencing on Saturday 26th August and continuing on Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August. [...]

By | 2017-07-18T20:15:33+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Church, Flower Festival|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (May 2017)

Turn..turn...turn Another song from my youth! Really showing my age this time. The Byrds. Jim Morrison. And all you Baby Boomers out there are singing along. “to everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven”. Some may recognise those words, not from the song, but from a funeral service. They [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:50+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Whissendine St. Andrew’s Church Spring Mini Bazaar & Book Fayre

A large variety of goods for sale with many new additions and some interestingly not so new. A wide selection of books to browse and purchase. Something for everyone so come along to Church for a bargain. Tea, coffee & biscuits. Saturday May 13, 2017. 10am until 4pm.

By | 2017-04-13T13:13:14+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Church|

St Andrew’s Church Quiz Night (April 2017)

April 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | £10 Following the successful Quiz Night last September we are inviting you to come and join us again. Saturday 8th April. 6:30pm start. St Andrew’s Church, Whissendine. Please bring your own drinks and also a plate of food to contribute towards a shared buffet. £10 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:52+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Church|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Mar 2017)

I'm writing this whilst watching the Big Painting Challenge. Partly because I like to think I know the Reverend Richard Coles (I've spoken to him twice) and partly because who knows, one day, in retirement I might take to watercolours. Despite failing Art O Level, dismally. By the time you read this of course the [...]

By | 2017-03-09T17:26:03+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Invitation to Celebration of Rutland – Peterborough Cathedral

Residents of Rutland are invited by the High Sheriff of Rutland, attended by the Sheriff of Rutland Vermont, USA, to be held on Sunday 26th February 2017 (not 2016 as per the invitation).

By | 2017-02-20T12:37:29+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Church, General news|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Feb 2017)

I wonder if there is another village in England which is home to both the Lord Lieutenant and the High Sheriff? Population of about 1300 and two of the oldest titles in civic life live here. Not bad, eh? It has been my privilege to be Chaplain for the past year to Dr Sarah Furness [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:52+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Jan 2017)

2017. How can that be? Surely it is only three years since the millennium celebrations? It ought to be the case that time slows down as we get older but it just runs faster and faster. If you blink you miss another year. Or a decade. As you can see I'm a bit obsessed with [...]

By | 2016-12-18T11:01:18+00:00 December 18th, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Posada (2016)

The figures of Mary and Joseph will be travelling around the village again this year, and you are invited to give them lodging for a night or two. They will be setting off on their travels at the 4pm Advent Songs of Praise service at Ashwell on Sunday, Dec 4th. Our Music Group will be [...]

By | 2016-11-25T15:15:02+00:00 November 25th, 2016|Church|

Living Nativity – Teigh

Mary and Joseph and a collection of shepherds, angels and wise men will be gathering at Teigh Church on Thursday 15th December at 6.30pm, ready to sing their way round the village, looking for a friendly innkeeper and a stable … Why don’t you come along? Don your teatowel or tinsel, your wellies and warm [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:53+00:00 November 25th, 2016|Church|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Dec 2016)

Who dreams it up? A boxer dog bouncing on a trampoline? Foxes, badgers and squirrels in perfect harmony? Puleease. Except, but don't tell anyone, it all makes me happy. But how have they done it? The advent of Christmas announced by the arrival of an advert from John Lewis. (Other seasonal adverts also available.) I [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:53+00:00 November 25th, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

St. Andrew’s Church Autumn Mini Bazaar & Book Fayre 2016

Saturday November 19, 2016. 10am until 4pm A large variety of goods for sale with many new additions and some interestingly not so new. A wide selection of books to browse and purchase. Something for everyone so come along to Church for a bargain. Tea, coffee & biscuits.

By | 2016-10-28T22:16:33+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Church, Events|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Nov 2016)

It's that time of the year again. When I have to cope with a quivering wreck of a dog when fireworks go off. Actually, living in Rutland, the fireworks tend to only last a few days. A friend living in a city has to cope with a similarly afflicted dog for weeks. Diwali, Bonfire night, [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:54+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

St. Andrew’s Church Quiz Night

Come and join us for a Quiz Night. Saturday 24th September. 6:30pm start. St Andrew's Church, Whissendine. Please bring your own drinks and also a plate of food to contribute towards a shared buffet. £10 per team, maximum of 4 people. Please book in advance, contact Alex & David Martin email: quiz@rutlandmartin.plus.com or call Whissendine [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:55+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Church, Events|

Thank you, Don

For many years (someone said over 40?!) Don Clements has worked his socks off helping to keep the churchyard neat and tidy and looking beautiful. He has now, understandably, decided it’s time to hang up his mower, so to speak, and retire from this role. We could not let this hard work commitment go by [...]

By | 2016-09-07T12:06:31+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Church|

Fishes Club – Calling All Kids!

St Andrew’s Church Fishes Club is starting again following the summer holidays. Join us on Sunday 18th September at 11am for the first get-together then every week at 11am! Come and join us for a variety of learning, craft and fun activities for children of all ages. Either come along and meet us at the [...]

By | 2016-10-17T11:40:20+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Activities for kids, Church, Events, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Sept 2016)

Well, that’s it. Another Olympics over. We can slump back on our couches now. Wait a minute. That’s what we did while we watched the fittest athletes in the world compete for the highest prizes … OK. As you were. Un mondo novo (a new world) was the theme of the Rio 2016 Olympics. The [...]

By | 2016-09-07T11:41:41+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (August 2016)

All change!! No, honest, I’m not talking about politicians, Prime Ministers, party leaders and the like! I’ve been helping a friend to prepare for moving house. This...? tip! This...? Charity Shop! You can’t throw that away, surely! Some of us grew up with parents who ruthlessly got rid of things as soon as they had done their job, [...]

By | 2016-07-27T08:09:35+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (July 2016)

Oh, the anticipation … the news went round – “it’s coming! Are you going to see it?” Well, did you? The Flying Scotsman! Saturday morning, the dogs and I set off to find a good vantage point down the lane to Teigh, and found 3 others doing the same. We waited, admiring the view, watching [...]

By | 2016-06-21T13:36:44+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (May 2016)

Are you a people watcher? In A&E, it can pass many a tedious hour inventing the back story to why others are there. NHS staff have to deal with some pretty challenging situations – often caused by the good old general public, and our stupidity. Apparently two hundred plus people are treated each year for [...]

By | 2016-04-26T15:14:31+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (April 2016)

Do you like eating out? There’s a little hostelry near a favourite holiday haunt of mine in France which I love to visit. In fact, one of the first things I do on arriving is see if “Les Quatre Vents” is still there and in business. So far, so good…. Nothing better than their meal [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:58+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Pancake Party

On Shrove Tuesday, Whissendine Primary School sent a delegation of five hungry kids from Class 3, two from Year 4 and one each from years 1 and 2, together with a stray preschooler, to join Rev. Janet's Pancake Party. Olive won the pancake toss with an impressive 24 flips in 30 seconds, while Polly, Dylan [...]

By | 2016-02-09T19:30:19+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Activities for kids, Church|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Feb 2016)

Like A Bridge Over Troubled Water, I will lay me down … I think I mentioned before that I was a great fan of Simon and Garfunkel. The first LP I ever bought was one of theirs - 'Bridge over Troubled Water' (if you don't know what an LP is, think black vinyl dinner plate [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:01+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Living Nativity

Walk from "Nazareth" (St Andrew’s Church) to "Bethlehem" (White Lion “stable”) as we live out the Nativity Story. ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME ALONG. Meeting in Church at 6pm for an organised walk around the village, looking with Mary and Joseph for somewhere to stay. We encounter shepherds and wise men on the way, and [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:03+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Activities for kids, Church|

Posada

The figures of Mary and Joseph will be travelling around the village again this year, and you are invited to give them lodging for a night or two. They will be setting off on their travels from St Andrew’s on Advent Sunday, November 29th. If you would like to have Mary and Joseph visit your [...]

By | 2015-11-16T13:57:00+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Church|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Dec 2015)

Saturday morning. 9am. Radio 4. Saturday Live. Inheritance Tracks – a song someone inherited from their parents, and one they would pass on to their children. My mother was a Judy Garland fan, and I have inherited “Somewhere over the Rainbow” from her. (or maybe “Clang clang clang went the trolley...” – let’s not go [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:03+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

St. Andrew’s Church Autumn Mini Bazaar & Book Fayre

Hunt for bargains at the Autumn Mini Bazaar & Book Fayre to be held at St. Andrew's Church, Whissendine, between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 21 November. There is a large variety of goods for sale with many new additions and some, interestingly, not so new. Also available is a wide selection of books to [...]

By | 2015-10-08T15:26:30+00:00 October 8th, 2015|Church, Events|

Sunday morning activity for the kids

Fishes Club welcomes all children aged 3-12, though younger children do come with their parents. We learn about the Christian faith through many different activities – we have already performed a play, looked at real locusts (some brave people even ate one), set some frankincense and myrrh on fire to see what it smells like, [...]

By | 2015-10-08T09:06:21+00:00 October 8th, 2015|Church|

Fishes Club restarts after the summer holiday

Fishes Club, held at St Andrew's Church, Whissendine, will restart after the summer holiday on Sunday 6 September. Fishes Club meets on the 1st and 2nd Sundays of each month at St Andrew's Church on Main Street. On the 1st Sunday, during the 11am Communion Service, children leave the main service after the first hymn [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:08+00:00 August 31st, 2015|Church, General news|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Aug + Sept 2015)

What do you like to do on holiday? Are you a laze on the beach type, party all night, tramp the hills, or sightseer? Maybe you like to visit ancient buildings and churches? I went to the Lake District at the beginning of July, (not a beach or party type, then …) and popped into [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:08+00:00 August 30th, 2015|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Whissendine Flower Festival 2015 @ St. Andrew’s Church

August Bank Holiday Weekend "MUSIC WE LOVE" Whissendine Flower festival will be held over August Bank Holiday weekend when the theme will be "Music We Love". Displayed in the church, in a riot of colour, flower arrangements will depict music in many of its forms from Church music and classical through to traditional and popular. [...]

By | 2015-08-29T09:39:32+00:00 August 29th, 2015|Church, Flower Festival|

Rutland Ride & Stride 2015

Rutland Ride & Stride is a sponsored event for cyclists, joggers, walkers and horse riders. The event is held in Rutland once every two years in order to raise money for the preservation of the county's beautiful and ancient church buildings. Participants challenge themselves to visit as many churches as they can by their chosen [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:08+00:00 August 23rd, 2015|Activities for kids, Church, Events|

Preview Evening: Whissendine Flower Festival 2015

Whissendine Flower Festival 2015 @ St Andrew's Church will hold its annual Preview Evening on Friday 28th August (£7.00, includes a glass of wine and canapés, tickets from Mace shop) Please note the Flower Festival 2015 takes place on Sat 29 August, Sun 30 August & bank holiday Mon 31 August (10.30am to 5pm), free [...]

By | 2015-08-05T11:31:07+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Church, Events, Flower Festival|

Church Alarm

Those of you who live near the church will have noticed the roof alarm going off more frequently lately. (It’s there to ward off any who might take a fancy to the lead on the roof). The alarm company is looking into the reasons it has been triggered so many times, and we hope any faults will soon [...]

By | 2015-07-15T20:21:57+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (July 2015)

Pointless. Not this. That. The television programme. I love it. So I was delighted to accept a ticket to watch the filming of an episode. Today, before writing this. And as the friend I went with is disabled we were on the front row. Front row!! Alexander Armstrong spoke to me, and it was fabuuuulous. Even more [...]

By | 2015-07-15T20:19:01+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Houghton Weavers concert success

A huge thanks goes out to all of you who helped us in any way to celebrate Johns 70th and to also raise money for St Andrew's Church. To those of you who bought tickets, gave raffle prizes or sent donations we are so grateful. I’m sure you’ll agree it was a terrific, fun, warm, [...]

By | 2015-06-01T11:35:42+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Church, General news|

Rutland Food Bank reminder

Just a reminder about the Rutland Food Bank collection point in St Andrew’s Church. If you have any contributions of food do drop them into the box by the large noticeboard at the back of the church, and we will make sure they are taken to Oakham. Why not use the BOGOF or 3 for [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:10+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Church, General news|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (June 2015)

Buying new shoes can be really stressful – I have BIG feet. Assistants look at me as if I’m from another planet when I ask with faint hope for size 10. And oh, the luxury of a specialist shop for large sizes! I inherited my feet from my Dad. He took 13s. Fortunately his uncle [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:11+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Call for volunteers for Whissendine Flower Festival 2015

Even if you are not a flower arranger, you can still be involved in this popular event by helping with any of the events below. For further information, or to volunteer, please speak to Rosemary (Whissendine 605), who will direct you to the appropriate person. If music be the food of love and flowers speak [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:13+00:00 April 28th, 2015|Church, Flower Festival, General news|

General Election Meeting

April 29, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Question your candidates for the Rutland and Melton constituency at All Saints’ Church Oakham. Submit questions in advance to election@oakhamteam.org.uk; the event is hosted by Churches Together in Oakham and will be chaired by Revd Canon Lee Francis-Dehqani.

By | 2015-04-26T11:40:34+00:00 April 26th, 2015|Church, General news|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (May 2015)

I have a friend who was born in the then Belgian Congo. He now lives in Hampshire. He will be able to vote freely on May 7th. As will his children. Not so in the DRC. He is a reminder to me of why it matters so much to vote.  We have the great good fortune, whichever [...]

By | 2015-04-14T21:15:11+00:00 April 14th, 2015|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Eddie Hayes Trophy for Pancake Tossing 2015

Thank you to all the helpers and visitors to our Shrove Tuesday Coffee Morning and to the children who helped to make the pancakes which were delicious. The Eddie Hayes Trophy was won by Sonia Greaves who achieved the highest score of 109 tosses in 1 minute — believed to be a Whissendine record! The [...]

By | 2015-03-21T16:53:17+00:00 March 21st, 2015|Activities for kids, Church|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (April 2015)

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. I could tell you a story about cards and candles; about parties and presents; about turkey and tinsel … But I want to tell you a story about the source of creative energy in our universe, emptying himself of his power to make himself vulnerable as one of us; sharing our lot; [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:15+00:00 March 20th, 2015|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Good Friday Activity Morning for Kids

Reverend Janet Tebby invites all children in Whissendine and surrounding parishes to join her for Good Friday Activity Morning at St Andrews Church, Whissendine, on 3 April from 10 am to 12 noon. There will be a film, crafts, songs and lots of other activities going on for children as we explore the story of [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:16+00:00 March 16th, 2015|Activities for kids, Church, Events, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Whissendine St. Andrew’s Church Spring Mini Bazaar and Book Fayre

Come along to the Whissendine St Andrew's Church Spring Mini Bazaar and Book Fayre. Saturday 21st March between 10am and 4pm. A large variety of goods will be for sale - with many new additions and some (interestingly) not so new. A wide selection of books will be available to browse and purchase. Tea, coffee [...]

By | 2015-03-21T16:54:27+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Church, Events|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (March 2015)

You’re reading this well into Lent – doing anything special? Some might have given up chocolate, or biscuits, or some other kind of “Lenten discipline” – well done you! Lent is also a time of reflection: it’s good to reflect on ourselves as people. When we set aside time to actually consider our lives – [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:18+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Feb 2015)

Valentine’s Day ... soon upon us! Cards and chocolates, red roses and romantic evenings ... I recall the thrill as a teenager of receiving cards with cryptic messages and no signature. Does that still happen in this electronic age? And what’s it all about? Love ... love ... love (echoes of The Beatles, for those [...]

By | 2015-02-04T14:29:35+00:00 January 30th, 2015|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Pancake Tossing Competition at St Andrew’s Church, Whissendine

Notice is hereby given of a village pancake tossing competition to be held at St Andrew's Church on 17 February. See the Calendar for more details. Coffee morning from 10.30 to 12 noon, 17 Feb 2015. Come and join the fun and see if you can win the pancake tossing trophy! Children are welcome to [...]

By | 2015-02-04T14:28:28+00:00 January 20th, 2015|Church|

Parson’s Pints changes name to Whissendine Saintly Social

Parson’s Pints monthly gathering makes a welcome return to Whissendine under a different guise: Whissendine Saintly Social. Come along to welcome in the New Year, tell us what you got for Christmas and for a chat and good company - All welcome! Venue will alternate between pubs on the last Thursday of each month. First [...]

By | 2015-02-04T14:43:00+00:00 January 5th, 2015|Church, General news|

Meet Bishop John Holbrook at St Andrew’s Church

On February 1st Whissendine will be having a visit from Bishop John Holbrook, the Bishop of Brixworth (Assistant bishop in our Diocese of Peterborough). He will be coming to the 11am communion service at Whissendine, during which four of our youngsters will be confirmed. If anyone else has been thinking about taking further steps in [...]

By | 2015-02-04T14:44:00+00:00 January 5th, 2015|Church, General news|

Stamford Concert Singers perform at St Andrew Church, Whissendine

Whissendine residents were treated to a concert by Stamford Concert Singers over a glass of mulled wine at St Andrew Church on Friday night. In addition to providing festive cheer and some warmth on a particularly cold evening, the concert helped raise more than £600 for the church. Pictured here are two members of the [...]

By | 2015-02-04T14:34:53+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Church, General news|