News Sheet for 7th January 2018

 

                            

A warm welcome to the

PARISH OF St PETER-IN-THANET

News Sheet for Sunday 7 January 2018

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

DIARY OF EVENTS for January

 

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

Monday            22        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Wednesday      24        14:30 Home Group @St Leu

Saturday          27        09:00 Indoor Boot Fair in St Peter’s Main Hall

Monday            29        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Wednesday      31        14:30 Home Group @St Leu

 

Monday @ 7 Our New Year’s Party is on Saturday, 13th January at 21 Fig Tree Road at 7 for 7.30pm.  Please let Marion know if you are able to make a contribution to the food, either sweet or savoury. Tel 604524 or   Also please could any member let me know if they are NOT coming to the party on the 13th January, Thank you, Marion.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Churches Together in Broadstairs and St Peter’s Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast is on Saturday, 20/01/18, Holy Trinity Broadstairs Church Hall. Prayers and reflections commence at 9 am, followed by breakfast at 9.30 am.

 

INVITATION: Come and Sing! St. Peter’s Choir invite you to join us in singing a Good Friday performance (30th March, time tbc) of John Stainer’s ‘Story of the Cross’, ‘ They have taken away my Lord’ and Karl Jenkins’ ‘Sacred Songs’. No audition required. Rehearsals will be in church Fridays 7.15-8.00pm. Contact: Patrick Dunn.

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

FUND RAISING NEWS.

Christmas party Night on Saturday 16 December. This event was great fun, well attended and raised £647, so thank you all who helped in various ways. As a result, the balance in the Fundraising Account is just short of £7,000 and this is after having largely financed the works carried out in the main hall. Funds raised now are going towards the £13,000+ needed to refurbish the Garden of Remembrance.

Since the Fundraising Appeal was launched in April 2014, not counting the Heritage Lottery Grant for the Tower, £143,414 has been raised mainly by events and grants.  The Home Boxes have raised £5,655 and sales of books and plants in the Foyer £481, and Recipe books £903. The events programme brings in an annual income of approximately £15,000-£17,000 per annum.

Our first event in 2018 is an Indoor Boot Fair on Sat 27 January.  Tables are still available for hire NOW (£10) and also for the similar events on Saturdays 17 February and 17 March.

Another diary date. On Thursday 22 February at 3pm our local and amusing raconteuse, Margaret Ovenden will once again delight us with one of her amusing and informative talks, ‘A Bountiful Banker: Angela Burdett-Coutts’, after which there will be a delicious and special tea and a raffle. Bookings will be available soon, but when available, don’t delay as there is a limited capacity.  So first come, first served!

 “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

We resume meeting again on Wednesday when we will discuss the previous Sunday’s sermon (or perhaps think about resolutions!).

Website. Please take a moment to look at www.stpeterinthanet.org.uk  

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

Parish Office in Church Hall (01843) 866061

Open Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm

Email:

Halls email:

 Parish and Community Halls Administrator – Simon Perry

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

 Email:

Direct line – 869169

Churchwardens:-

Pauline Osborne (225801) email:

Trevor Hogben (835007) email:

Parish website:   www.stpeterinthanet.org.uk