Wine tasting 9th November 2018

Our popular annual wine tasting evening will take place again this year.

Thank you to all who have supported us in the past and we look forward to seeing you at these events later in the year.

Last Night of the Proms 11th November 2018

The Friends are repeating the very successful ‘Last Night of the Proms’ again this year.
We will be showing live the second half of the LastNight from the Royal Albert Hall following a buffet meal and a short live musical event provided by local musicians.

Save the date. 11th November 2018

Fairtrade Fortnight 26th Feb – 11th March

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 runs from 26 February to 11 March and this year they would like you to join them in supporting the farmers and workers who grow our food. With Fairtrade we have the power to change the world every day.

There will be a Traidcraft stall at the Lent Lunch on Saturday 3rd March and after the service on Sunday 4th March. Both of these are in All Saints’ Hall in Cottenham.

If you would like a catalogue or more information please contact Judi Middleton at or 251607.

Friend’s Wine Tasting

The recent Wine tasting evening was a great success raising £573 for Friends funds after expenses had been paid.

A very big thank to our sponsors and presenters and all who helped make it such a great evening.

Wine Tasting Evening

This ever popular event will take place on Friday 13th October.

Tickets cost £8 and include wine, bread and cheese. The tickets are available from Jaquie Bland 250986, Graham White 231007, Sylvia Beaumont 252043. If you would be willing to be a sponsor or present a wine please contact Jaquie Bland

Last Night of the Proms

Our recent event, ‘Last Night of the Proms’ was a great success and after expenses we were able to add £723.35 to the Friend’s funds for future maintenance of the Church building. Thank you to all who helped with it and supported the evening. We hope to make it an annual event.

Coffee Morning

The Friends are planning a Coffee Morning in the Village Hall on Saturday 1st April, 10.30 – 12.30.

Come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a choice of homemade cakes.

Annual Parish Meeting – Friends Report 2016

The Friends of All Saints Church Rampton was established in August 1997 to raise funds for the repair and restoration of Rampton’s parish church. It is not officially a church committee though there is provision for a member of the Parochial Church Council to be on the committee. The church continues, as it has for many centuries, to be a key piece of the fabric of Rampton.

In the past year, 2015 to 2016, the Friends Committee has continued to raise both funds for and awareness of, All Saints Church Rampton. Currently our focus is on popular and recurring events – one or two coffee mornings each year, line dancing evenings twice a  year and the wine tasting evening in the autumn. In December we  held our second Nativity Tableau outside the church with a cast of live animals and stalwart friends in period costume.

The group maintains a table in the church where cards and copies of the church guidebook are available for visitors to purchase.

An easy way to support the group is to sign up for membership at an annual cost of £10 for individuals, £15 for a family and £100 for a Life membership. The group will be losing its secretary at the AGM in September and is actively looking for a replacement

Thank you on behalf of

The Friends of All Saints Church Rampton

Line Dancing – thank you

Line Dancing for Fun on 18 March raised £62.70 for the repair and restoration of All Saints Church Rampton. Thank you for your support – we’ll have another session in September!

Friends are looking for a new Secretary!

There will shortly be a vacancy for secretary to support
the Friends committee. The work is not onerous
as the committee meets irregularly throughout
the year (about six times) and holds an AGM. If
this is something you could help with, please
speak with Jacquie Bland (250986) or Gail Bull
(251057). We look forward to hearing from you.

Line Dancing for Fun

Its that time again,  yeehar !!!

Line Dancing for Fun, on Friday 18th Mar 2016 at 7pm till about 10pm Venue Rampton Village Hall CB24 8QA

Admission £4 on the door

Bring your own refreshments, friends, sense of humour, Tea coffee & squash will be available to purchase

Proceeds to Friends of Rampton Church

If anyone is happy to bring the music and teach a dance that would be great

Church Cleaning

Our historical church is a much loved part of our village landscape, but just like our homes it needs regular cleaning.

We have a rota of people who give some time once a fortnight, but we are very short of volunteers. If you would be willing to join the team of people who clean the church, please contact Colin Humphryes on 251 924 or

Nativity Tableau Update

Thank you to our cast of thousands and all those who came to experience the Friends second Nativity Tableau.

Over the two evenings (18 and 19 December) we raised £250 for the repair and restoration of All Saints Church, Rampton. A cast of 1000s to thank and also the many, many people who came along and made such generous donations. Thank you to: Carol Jackson for help with refreshments, Don Bland for marquee and animal management, Kirsty Cameron for help with the donkey, Sarah Cameron and Alison Bateson for music, Steve, Louise, Grace and Hannah Adams, Gavin Cameron, Judy Garstang, Ivor Smith and Alison Wedgbury for being in the tableau. Thanks too to James the donkey and to the sheep – Ada, Clare and Strawberry

Wine Tasting Report

A lively group of 50ish villagers and guests attended the Friends Wine Tasting Evening in the Village Hall last month. Throughout the course of the evening we sampled eight different wines and nibbled on bread and cheese. The evening was also a financial success with donations from our sponsors easily covering our expenses, meaning that ticket sales of £315, raffle £101 and auction £46 go directly to funds for the repair and restoration of All Saints Rampton. Total for the evening to date is £594! A huge round of applause please for Anonymous (from Rampton), Cambridge Building Society, Hockeys Estate Agents – Willingham, MIUS, Open Objects, Sam Green Accountants, Stratlab, The Wallers.

Wine Tasting

(Friday 16 October) Early call for presenters and/or local business sponsors. Please contact Jacquie Bland if you are interested in either presenting or sponsoring a wine. This is our largest fundraising event of the year and is very well attended. Tickets will be on sale in October

Line Dancing for Fun

in the Village Hall, 7-10pm. Tickets are £4 on the door. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Coffee/tea/squash will be available for purchase. A raffle too! No experience necessary – do come along and join in the fun! And bring your friends 😉

Chrstmas Tableau 2015

In 2013 the Friends (and friends) staged a Christmas Tableau outside the church. We are hoping to do this again on 18th and 19th December. If you would like to participate, please contact Gail Bull or Jacquie Bland. We will need some shepherds, kings, Marys and Josephs!

Line Dancing for Fun

returns on Friday 13 March from 7 pm. Tickets are £4 on the door. Tea, coffee and squash will be available for purchase, however why not bring your own drinks, nibbles and friends and have a great evening? Yeee haw y’all. See you there. And we will definitely be having a raffle!

A Big Thank You!

A big thank you to friends and neighbours who supported our Coffee Morning on 29 November. We raised the magnificent sum of £201 which goes into Friends funds for the repair and restoration of All Saints Church Rampton.