We are a family of friendly churches in the north Rutland area and our vision is to help everyone in our communities to:


We're passionate about our faith but we're also passionate about Rutland and the people who live in it.  We have some beautiful church buildings to meet in but we never lose sight of the fact that the church is actually the amazing network of people who meet in those buildings.  

We see ourselves as people on a shared journey and we try to live in a way that meets the two key commandments in the bible; to love God and to love other people.  

We keep in mind that none of us is perfect and we accept each other whatever baggage we bring with us.  In this way we try to live out of the grace that we know God extends to each one of us through Jesus Christ.  

If you're looking for connection, meaning and purpose in your life then come and join us on the journey. 

Want to encounter God?

- Look out for the next Alpha course 
- Speak to someone - see Who's who
- Join a Home Group - go to Home Groups
- Try Prayer. See www.trypraying.co.uk
- Questions? See christianity.org.uk
- Read Matthew, Mark, Luke or John in the Bible


In our Benefice we take safeguarding children and vulnerable adults very seriously.
Click to view our Safeguarding Policy and who you can Contact.

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News, dates, etc...

Our monthly magazine, The Herald, is packed with the latest news, dates, special events...
Click to open Herald Nov19.


For upcoming services see the Calendar. For the general rule see Services.

Tearfund Big Quiz

Saturday 16th November, 7.30pm, Cottesmore Church. Last year more than 500 churches and groups raised more than £172,000 to help relieve Third World poverty. Join us and be part of the action. See Quiz Flyer.

Christmas Fayre

Sat 23rd November, 10.30am-2.00pm, Cottesmore church. Craft stalls, refreshments, tombola and a chance to meet Santa! Admission £1 includes hot or cold drink and a mince pie. No charge for children. Crafters: stalls are available at £8.00 per table. For more information email: fotc2016@yahoo.com or call 01572 767341. Funds in aid of Cottesmore and Thistleton churches

Change of time

Please note that the Bishop's service, the Patronal Festival of St Nicholas, will be at Thistleton church on Friday 6th December at 6.30pm (not 6pm as previously advised). All welcome.


Our Toddlers group, meeting weekly on Tuesdays during the termtime. No need to book. More details on the Children : Youth link.

Home Groups

For that extra encouragement in your personal walk with God. There are currently 5 home groups, open to all. Variety of styles. See Home Groups for more information.

Benefice Prayer Calendar
Click to open our most recent PrayerCal 2019d.

(pdf file, ready to print onto A4)

Inspiration and help
See greatcommission.co.uk for a collection of videos, stories, reflections and resources, courtesy of the Evangelical Alliance.