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Rutland Water Benefice

Parish of St John The Baptist, North Luffenham

The attractive church of St John the Baptist is located within the centre of North Luffenham.

Tenor bell tolls 100 timesPoignant Reminder – the tenor bell tolls 100 times

As an act of commemoration at 7.30am on 1st July 2016, one half-muffled tenor bell tolled 100 times at St John the Baptist Church.

At precisely that time 100 years ago, a whistle was blown, the men went over the top of the dug outs at the Somme and walked towards enemy lines, starting the bloodiest battle that the British Army ever fought.

On that day alone, the 1st July 1916, 60,000 soldiers were killed, injured or declared missing.

The centenary of the battle provides an opportunity to commemorate the service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives at the Somme and to reflect on the human cost of war. More about Rutland and the Battle of the Somme.

Repairing church kneelersRepair of church kneelers

In June, the North Luffenham Knit & Natter group together with some other willing hands from the village got together in the church and repaired about 20 church kneelers. Their next task is to repair the altar kneelers which were made about 15 years ago.

Please contact the Churchwardens if you would like to make a donation towards the costs of materials or are willing to help with the next kneeler repair project.

North Luffenham

Popular with the local cricket clubs is 'The Oval', an attractive and functional recreation area. There is one pub in the village; The Fox. There are numerous clubs and societies as well as a Good Neighbour Scheme.

To the north of the village is the former RAF station of RAF North Luffenham which is now St George's Barracks.

The village's community website provides a wealth of information of what's going on in North Luffenham.

 


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