Essendine Church - St. Mary Magdalene, Essendine
History Of The Essendine Church
Essendine once had a C12th moated wooden castle. The Essendine church sits at the edge of the site, on the banks of the castle moat. The moat is usually dry, but after prolonged rain it fills from the adjacent West Glen river and the church has flooded several times.
The Essendine church comprises a chancel and nave. It dates back to the C12th with C13th additions. It has no tower, but a bell-cote, another Rutland idiosyncracy. The door is believed to date from 1130-40, but some historians think it is Saxon. It is possible that it came from another disused or ruined church.
Over the door is a carving of Christ in Majesty supported by angels on either side. Its primitive nature suggests Saxon origins.
Recent Essendine Church News
Season’s Greetings I would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy and peaceful Christmas. We look forward to welcoming visitors old and new to our Christmas Services. Our thoughts and prayers this month are with The Children’s Society, for all the good work they do. We pray particularly
DO YOU LIVE IN GLEN CRESCENT OR STATION ROAD? We have had no offers to deliver the newsletter to these roads, so sadly they will not receive copies after this issue unless volunteers come forward. Neither road is large—could you spare 10 minutes once a month to deliver to one of
APPOINTMENT OF PARISH COUNCIL CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER Salary £11.08 per hour Part-time (4 hours per week) Home Based If you have a genuine interest in helping our forward-thinking and energetic Parish Council, have a familiarity with Essendine and its surroundings and wish to develop and deliver timely, quality
Greetings to you all from St Mary Magdalene’s Church. I hope you are all keeping well and warm as the cold weather arrives. It is lovely to light our wood burner, although it is easy to then sit by the fire all evening and not get on with jobs! On
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING: Thank you to all those people the dropped in at the hall last month to support the fundraising efforts for Macmillan Cancer Care. It was lovely to see everyone and a magnificent £494.42 was raised! We are especially grateful to many of the local businesses that supported
On Sunday 3rd October, Harvest Thanksgiving was celebrated at St Mary Magdalene, Essendine. The sun coming through the windows picked out the beauty of the harvest decorations. We were glad to be able to set aside time to pause and give thanks to God for the crops and harvest.
Greetings to you all from St Mary Magdalene’s Church. I hope you are all well and have had a lovely warm, sunny September. Let’s hope for some good weather in October. It is a bumper year for apples and blackberries,. We are looking forward to a delicious wild blackberry mousse
NEWSLETTER DELIVERY: Many thanks to Joan Chappell who has offered to take on delivery to Bourne Road and Manor Farm Lane. And now… is there anyone willing to take on delivery to the flats, Station Rd and Glen Crescent? (All or part of that round?) Jenny Spicer has done it
Greetings to you all from St Mary Magdalene’s Church. I hope you are all well and enjoyed the Summer holidays. On the farm, harvest is hopefully nearly finished and the new drilling has already started. It always amazes me how quickly the farming calendar moves on from combining the fields
NEEDED URGENTLY A volunteer to deliver Village Newsletters each month on Bourne Road and Manor Farm Lane (or people willing to divide the round up between them.) If you could help with this please let Rev Jo know firstname.lastname@example.org or 07946237223. LATERAL FLOW TESTING KITS are now available free of
Greetings to you all from St Mary Magdalene’s Church I hope you are all well and enjoying the Summer holidays. On the farm, like so many others, we are busy with the harvest. It is a wonderful sight watching the Combines working in the fields. We have a wedding at our
COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH CAMPAIGN IN SEPTEMBER We have been allocated a week from Monday 13th September, and to collect plenty of data about the speed of vehicles through Essendine, we need volunteers to help. Full training will be given nearer the date, so please contact Adele Stainsby on 01780 751711
Greetings to you all from St Mary Magdalene’s Church I hope you are all well and looking forward to the Summer holidays. On the farm we are busy getting ready for harvest. Have you spotted the beautiful blue fields of linseed? I am looking forward to seeing the fields of
NEW BABY AND TODDLER GROUP IN ESSENDINE Come along and join us from Monday 14th June for two hours of fun, learning and play! Time: 1-3pm. Essendine Village Hall. All parents, grandparents & carers welcome. Cost £2 per family. This includes refreshments half way through. For further details and to book
Greetings to you all from St Mary Magdalene’s Church I hope you are all well and looking forward to the warmer weather and a chance to spend more time outdoors. We give thanks that we will be able to once again meet up with family and friends. On the farm
Greetings to you all from St Mary Magdalene’s Church I hope you are all well and enjoying some better weather. It has been a very welcome sight to see the sheep and lambs back in the church field. On a ride around the farm, we watched a herd of deer
Let’s brighten up Essendine for the summer and bring colour and enjoyment to us all as we ease out of lockdown. We are running a competition for all residents to grow Sunflowers in their gardens for all to admire. There will be a prize for the tallest, which will be judged
Greetings from St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Essendine. I hope you are all keeping well and at last enjoying some beautiful Spring weather. As I write, the sun is shining and Spring has arrived in the garden. It is great to hear that the covid vaccinations are going so incredibly well,
ESSENDINE PARISH COUNCIL NEWS: PLAY AREA UPDATE: The Parish Council has successfully secured funding to replace the existing swings with two older children’s swings and a completely new additional tod-dler swing set being installed with some reconfiguration at the far end of the play area. This revised play area will
Greetings from St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Essendine. I hope you are all well and managing to stay warm and dry. As I write, storm Darcy is with us. The layer of fresh snow looks so beautiful from the comfort of your own home and a joy to the children to