Services available from churches

COVID-19 continues affect how we can observe the many special occasions in faith calendars.

All faiths continue to make changes to how they will mark festivals, celebrations, commemorations and other special occasions.

The strict infection control measures required also limit close contact with people who are dying or have recently died, so it may not be possible for faith representatives to perform some or all of the usual rituals.

View government guidance on the safe use of places of worship

Christmas services in Oakham churches

All Saints Church of England

  • Sunday 20 December, 6.30pm - online service 'Quiet Carols and Readings' 
  • Thursday 24 December, 1pm to 5pm - 'Come to the Manger' visit All Saints Church and see the Christmas tree, light a Christmas candle, place an angel on the Nativity crib, and write a prayer for the prayer tree
  • Thursday 24 December, 10pm - online service 'The First Communion of Christmas' 
  • Friday 25th December, 8am, 9am and 10am - a short service of Holy Communion to celebrate Christmas Day. The 10am service will be online through Facebook

Oakham Baptist Church                     

Oakham Methodist Church

All services will be online

  • Thursday 17 December, 2.30pm - a traditional Carol Service
  • Sunday 20 December 6pm - Carols by Candlelight
  • Thursday 24 December, 4pm - Christingle Service
  • Thursday 24 December, 11.45pm – Christmas Eve Midnight Service
  • Friday 25, 10am – Christmas Morning Worship

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic

Pre-booking is essential: email rcchurchoakham@live.com, or call 01572 722308

You will be allocated one of the available Masses within the Octave of Christmas.

Masses over Christmas are:

Friday 25 December, 9am and 11am 

Saturday 26 December, 4:30pm 

Sunday 27 December, 9am and 11am

Daily Services

All Saints Oakham

Daily services: 

Available through the church Facebook page and website.

Monday to Saturday, 8.30am and Sunday, 10.30am.

Friendship phone call group: 

Weekly phone catch up with a nominated leader from within the church.

Email stephen@oakhamteam.org.uk for more information.

Weekly church newsletter and 'Praying at Home' booklet:

Available via email: office@oakhamteam.org.uk

Bereavement Support Group

Contact Sian Cheverton:

Tel: 01572 755286

Email: bereavementsupport@oakhamteam.org.uk

Oakham Baptist Church

Sunday services:

10:30am

Available through the website  and on the church’s YouTube channel.

Youth Meetings

Available on the church’s youth YouTube channel 

Requests for prayer

Email: prayforme@oakhambaptist.org.uk

Alpha?

If you would like to know more about God, Jesus and the Christian faith, more information is available on the website. 

You can also register your interest by:

Email: alpha@oakhambaptist.org.uk 

Telephone: 01572 724990

Debt Counselling:

OBC is a Christians Against Poverty Associate Partner Church. 

CAP is a national debt counselling charity offering free help and advice.

To book an appointment call 0800 328 0006.

Oakham Methodist Church

Sunday services

10:30am

Live-stream available on the Stamford Methodist Church’s Facebook page

Sunday Worship sheet for Oakham, Empingham and Uppingham Methodist Churches:

Distributed by email or hard copy by Stewards. 

Pastoral needs and any prayer requests are welcome and added to the weekly worship sheet by Angela Saunders, Pastoral Assistant

Email: dandasaunder@btinternet.com 

Telephone: 01572 755469

Pastoral visitors:

operating by phone calls and chats-over-the-gate with all those who want to be in touch with the Methodist Church, around once a week.

For more information. contact Angela Saunders, pastoral assistant:

Emaildandasaunder@btinternet.com 

Telephone: 01572 755469

Urgent pastoral need and funeral arrangements:

Contact Circuit Superintendent Rev Andy Fyall 

Email: alanandhelenfyall@btinternet.com 

Telephone: 01780 762282

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