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with religious and spiritual support

Where can I find spiritual support?

There are many sources of spiritual support, both for the dying and for those who are left behind.  The majority of Rutland residents are Christian, or from a Christian family tradition, but the other major faiths all take a similar approach to providing support in such difficult times.  We hope these links will help you to find support that is meaningful to you.

Faith-based bereavement support

Oakham Team Ministry bereavement support team 

offers telephone support if needed, access via parish office.

01572 724007


Inspirited Minds

A faith-based, mental health charity working predominantly with those from an Islamic faith, but no-one is disregarded if they are from a different background. This is not an emergency service.


Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service

Charity offering counselling support to the Jewish community (including those with a close connection to a Jewish person e.g. partner) following bereavement.

0208 9513881


Muslim Bereavement Support Service

contact us via our telephone service and will arrange for you to talk to one of our support specialists, either on the phone or face to face at an appropriate community venue. Female volunteers


Muslim Youth Helpline

National charity providing emotional support at the point of crisis and signposting to the young Muslim community.

0800 8082088

The Sikh Helpline

Charity acting as a point of contact for members of the community in dealing with a range of issues. The helpline is a listening service which is available to everyone.

0845 6440704 (available 24/7)

Local religious organisations - Christian

Church of England, Peterborough Diocese      

Go to the Peterborough Diocese website


Church of England, Oakham Benefice

Go to the Oakham website

Revd Stephen Griffiths Tel: 01572 7240007  Email:

Oakham, Market Overton, Ashwell, Braunston, Brooke, Egleton, Hambleton, Langham, Whissendine, Teigh


Church of England, Uppingham Benefice

Go to the Uppingham Church website

Revd Canon Rachel Watts Tel: 01572 829956

Uppingham  with Ayston, Belton in Rutland with Wardley


Church of England, North Rutland Benefice

Go to the North Rutland website

Revd Anthony Oram Tel: 01572 812948

Cottesmore, Barrow, Burley, Clipsham, Exton, Greetham, Stretton, Thistleton


Church of England, Welland Fosse Benefice

Go to the Welland Fosse website

Revd Christopher Armstrong Tel: 01572 748634

Barrowden, Duddington, Morcott, South Luffenham, Tixover, Wakerley


Church of England, Rutland Water Benefice

Go to the Rutland Water website

Revd Dr Pippa Madgwick Tel: 01780 721286

Edith Weston, Empingham, Lyndon, Manton, North Luffenham, Pilton, Preston, Ridlington, Whitwell, Wing


Church of England, Ketton Benefice

Go to the Ketton website

Revd Olwen Woolcock Tel: 01780  729052

Ketton, Collyweston, Tinwell, Easton


Church of England, Lyddington Benefice

Go to the Lyddington website

Revd Canon Jane Baxter  Tel: 01572 822717

Lyddington, Caldecott, Bisbrooke, Stoke Dry, Glaston, Harringworth, Seaton (with Thorpe-By-Water)


Church of England, Casterton

Go to the Casterton Parish Council website

Revd Don McGarrigle 01572 812804

Great Casterton, Little Casterton, Pickworth, Tickencote


Church of England, Ryhall

Revd Jo Saunders Email:

Ryhall with  Belmsthorpe, Carlby, Essendine


Catholic Church, St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Oakham

Go to the St Joseph's Catholic Church website

Fr Stephen Dye Tel:  01572 722308


Quaker, Friends Meeting House, Oakham

Go to the Quaker Meeting House website


Methodist Church, Oakham

Go to the Oakham Methodist Church website


Methodist Church, Uppingham

Go to the Uppingham Methodist Church website


Methodist Church, Stamford Group

Go to the Stamford Methodist Church website

Empingham, Ketton, Rhyall

Congregational Church, Oakham

Go to the Congregational Church Oakham website


Baptist Church, Oakham

Tel: 01572 724 990 Email:

Local religious organisations - Other faiths

Leicester Council of Faiths

Go to the Leicester Council of Faiths website

Tel: 0116 254 6868


Islam, Federation of Muslim Organisations, Leicester

Go to the FMO website

Tel: 0116 262 2111


Judaism, Leicester

Go to the Chabad of Leicester website

Tel: 0116 270 6622


Hinduism, Leicester

Go to the Leicester Council of Faiths website, Hindu section


Hinduism, Peterborough

Go to the Bharath Hindu Samaj website

Tel: 01733 315241


Sikhism, Sikh Community Centre, Leicester

Go to the Sikh Community Centre website

Tel: 0116 276 9297


Sikhism, Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Peterborough

Go to the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara website

Tel: 01733 348842


Buddhism, Leicester Buddhist Vihara, Leicester

Go to the Leicester Buddhist Vihara website

Tel: 0116 282 5003

Buddhism, Drolma Buddist Centre, Peterborough

Go to the Drolma Buddhist Centre website

Tel: 0116 282 5003