Jill Cannings recognised as Diocesan MU President
The church blessed the work of Jill Cannings and the Mothers' Union during a special ceremony in Uppingham Parish Church recently. Jill was appointed as the Peterborough Diocesan President of the worldwide organisation for a period of three years starting on January 1st 2019. Later in the year her role will be recognised and blessed by Bishop Donald. But in the meantime we want to say 'congraulations' to Jill and send her off in her new role with our prayers. We also thanked God for the work of the MU Comittee in Uppingham and welcomed a new member Michelle Body to the organisation.
Over 450 people crowded into our church to attend our Service of Commemoration on Remembrance Sunday. Dr Sarah Furness, Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of the County of Rutland joined members of the armed services and blue light emergency services for the moving occasion. Follwing the service, the two minute silence, laying of Wreaths and Last Post took place at the renovated Town War Memorial in the churchyard.
Churches Together Harvest Festival celebrations
About 50 members drawn for the four congregations of Churches Together in Uppingham and Belton gathered in a marque in a field outside Belton to celebrate the Harvest Festival. The service was led by Rachel Watts with contributions from Peter Damien of the Congregation Church and Phil Jones from Uppingham's Methodists.
Uppingham Benefice Safeguarding Policy
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