News Sheet for Sunday 24 December 2017


A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 24 December 2017

(Details of Worship and Services in separate white pew sheet)

DIARY OF EVENTS for December


Sunday             24        16.00 Christingle & Nativity Service in St Peter’s


                                       23.30 Midnight Eucharist in St Peter’s Church

Monday            25       08.00 Holy Communion in St Peter’s Church

                                       09.30 Family Eucharist in St Peter’s Church


Saturday          06        18:30 Twelfth Night Party in St Peter’s Main Hall

Wednesday      10        14:30 Home Group @St Leu

Saturday           13       19:00 Monday @7 New Year Party @21 Fig Tree Road

Monday            15        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Tuesday            16        19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Wednesday      17        14:30 Home Group @St Leu

Saturday           20        09:00 Prayer Breakfast at Holy Trinity Broadstairs

THANK YOU… to everyone who helped to make the church look so good for Christmas; the flower arrangers and cleaners; those who worked hard at the music and the Bell Ringers; prepared for and cleared up after different services; those who read and prayed and served and administered the chalices; it is all much appreciated. Rev Jan


The Social Committee invites you to a Twelfth Night Party on Saturday the 6th January 2018, to be held in the Church Hall, 6-30 for 7pm. There will be mulled cider on arrival. The menu will be fresh salmon and vegetables with a choice of desserts. Please feel free to bring your own wine. A vegetarian option will be available. Please note any dietary requirements on the sheet in the office. There will be entertainment after the meal. Tickets are now available price £9. Please ring Rev Jan if you would like a ticket and she will pass your details on to the office once it re opens in January. 


Monday at 7. Our New Year’s Party is on Saturday, January 13th at 21 Fig Tree Road at 7 for 7.30 pm. Please let Marion, ( or 01843 604524), know if you are able to bring a contribution to the food.


Many thanks again to all those who so generously contributed Christmas bits and pieces for the Christmas stall at the recent fair. It raised over £250 so I have decided that I would like to do something similar next year. Therefore this is another appeal for anything Christmassy that I can store and make use of next year. It’s an ideal time now to have a bit of a sort out. I can arrange to collect any items if necessary. Thank you, Sue Barker (07887 361249).


Christmas Cards The card making group are grateful to those who have donated the fronts of birthday cards and cellophane bags. After Christmas if you have any suitable card fronts with small designs on them please donate them via the church office. We will continue to need your donations of birthday and other card fronts. Many thanks for your continuing support. Jan Gee. 


Lady Chapel We will shortly be plastering the wall in the Lady Chapel, and then the floor will be repaired and painted. We have applied for a faculty to remove the sidesmans station and cupboard on the left of the door  and a new book storage cupboard to be built on the right of the door, thus opening up the entrance to the church. Sally Wood has researched new chairs and two samples have been on view for some weeks now. Twenty of these will be needed – 10 with arms, and 10 without. The cost to include book rests and commemorative plaques is £100 each, and we are hoping members of the congregation will donate one or more chairs in memory of a loved one. If you are interested please discuss your requirements with Sally (01843 862058) and she will explain the next step. Thank you, Richard Baker Chair Fabric Committee.


The last Boot Fair and the Christmas Music and Party night both held on Saturday 16 December were very successful and greatly enjoyed. Thank you to all who helped and to Brian & Sandra Calder who organised the Music Night.

Our first event in 2018 is an Indoor Boot Fair on Sat 27 January.  Tables are For Sale NOW (£10) and also for the one on 17 March.

On Sale in the Church Hall Foyer. 

  • Christmas Cards. The lovely pencil & watercolour print of the East Window of our Church is depicted in a quality Christmas Card (A5 size) at only 50p each.
  • Special Recipe Books for St Peter’s at only £5 each-ideal small gift.

Church Website. Over 2,500 ‘hits’ have been recorded for our new site since it was set up in November and Facebook (St Peter Church Broadstairs) is taking off too. Do take a look at the website with new photos of Sprats, the Lunch Club Christmas Lunch and The Christmas Tree Festival, to name but a few. The events for 2018 are also listed for your new diary.




“Even if you do always volunteer to donate the meat for the Lunch Club,

you can’t claim them all as dependents! “


“LOOSE” Change Home collection boxes

Another big THANK YOU to all who continue to support this scheme. So far this year, very quietly, almost £1,000 has been received for fund raising from this source and the overall total is just short of £5,500. Can I encourage you to keep filling your boxes and emptying them in the office for me to count. I have a few spare boxes if anyone wants to start. Also (Cheekily) what better way to get rid of your old £1 coins to a worthwhile cause – improving your own Church buildings. Just put them in your box or if you don’t have one hand them into the office. I can then Bank them to credit the FR a/c. Many thanks Don B.



Monday Home Group

We resume meeting weekly at 2:30 pm on Mondays (starting on 15th January) at the home of Elspeth and Michael Cooke (92 Dumpton Park Drive, Broadstairs).  We shall be reflecting on the Bible Readings heard in church the previous day.  Anyone is welcome to join us, even for a one-off.  If you want to know more, do phone us on 863293.


Wednesday Home Group

The Wednesday Home Group is now taking a Christmas break until January 10th when we will meet to discuss the previous Sunday’s sermon (or perhaps think about resolutions!).


Website. Please take a moment to look at  

and review your areas of interest and then email Trevor Hogben with any updates.


Please note the Parish Office is closed this week (reopens Tuesday 2nd January 2018). Any urgent enquiries to Pauline Osborne, Churchwarden.




Parish Office in Church Hall (01843) 866061




Halls email:


Parish and Community Halls Administrator – Simon Perry


Priest in Charge Rev’d Jan Durrans (Day off – Friday)


Direct line – 869169


Pauline Osborne (225801) email:

Trevor Hogben (835007) email:

Parish website: