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Rev Jo’s Letter – Mar 2021

Our churches may have been closed for some time, but their life continues. At Ryhall we have fine new cast iron gutters and downpipes, which should ensure rather drier walls in future. Many of the hoppers and downpipes were cracked, letting water leak into the walls for many years.  Essendine church

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Make a Difference

Monday 8th March is the day that the Church remembers Edward King, former Bishop of Lincoln, who died in 1910. On my bookshelf I have a copy of The Spiritual Letters of Edward King and towards the end of the book is a letter headed ‘To a Working Man’. King says

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Not Sure Whether To Have The Coronavirus Vaccination?

Vaccines reduce the spread of infectious diseases and even get rid of some altogether. Vaccination is the most important thing you can do to protect your community against serious illnesses  When enough people get vaccinated, it’s harder for a disease to spread to those who can’t have vaccines.  Vaccines are designed

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The Rutland Neighbourhood Watch Smart Phone App – Free To Download

The Rutland NHW App brings you up-to-date information about crime in Rutland swiftly and directly on your smart phone or tablet.  It also makes the process of reporting crime quick and easy by offering direct links to various agencies, including the Police, Crimestoppers, Childline and the  Emergency Services, as well

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Rev Jo’s Letter – Feb 2021

Have you lost track of what we can or can’t do during Lockdown or whatever tier we are/were in? It’s hard to know what day it is sometimes.  As I write this, our churches are now closed for worship for everyone’s safety. On Christmas Eve Essendine suffered flooding again and is

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Lent – more of the same or a time for renewal?

Well, here we are once again on the cusp of Lent – traditionally a season of penitential preparation for the great feast of Easter; 40 days of self-discipline with the promise of a party at the end of it.  Except, of course, that this year is different. This year, we approach

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Your Garden In February

If the weather is mild, perennial plants can be divided and the outer, parts replanted into freshly prepared soil. It could be a good time to dig up and  reposition any shrubs or perennials that are overcrowded. Now that plants have died, before new shoots appear, apply a fairly thick

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Prayers In A Time Of Pandemic

We believe there is a God who bends his ear to listen, and so we pray:  For the sick and infected: God, heal and help. Sustain bodies and spirits. Contain the spread of infection.  For our vulnerable populations: God, protect our elderly and those suffering from chronic disease. Provide for

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Rev Jo’s Letter Jan 2021

2021. Will it be better than 2020? We have much reason to ponder on what a new year will bring with Covid and Brexit still very much on the agenda. But as Ecclesiastes remind us, there is nothing new under the sun and I suspect it will be a long

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