A warm welcome to the
PARISH OF St PETER-IN-THANET
News Sheet for Sunday 14 January 2018
(Details of Worship and Services in separate white pew sheet)
DIARY OF EVENTS for January
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, or 6 Maxine Gardens
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, or 6 Maxine Gardens
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, or 6 Maxine Gardens
Monday 05 14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive
Tuesday 06 19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group
Wednesday 07 14:30 Home Group @St Leu, or 6 Maxine Gardens
The Winter Shelter. Just after Christmas I took your very generous gifts of warm and essential items of clothing and men’s toiletries. Carl of the Salvation Army was very pleased to receive them. Please continue to give any warm gloves, items of thermal clothing and also I would welcome lavatory paper for the next collection. Thank you St. Peter’s. You are making a difference. June.
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.
Our first event in 2018 is an Indoor Boot Fair on Sat 27 January. A few tables are still available for hire NOW (£10) and also for the similar events on Saturdays 17 February and 17 March. Even if you are not a seller, please pop in to support us and have a late breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee and one of Alison’s delicious, hot bacon rolls for just £2.50!
Do you know who this is and what she did? To hear more join us on Thursday 22 February at 3pm when 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 are being made NOW so don’t delay as there is a limited capacity. So first come, first served![*Any donations for the raffle will be gratefully received into the Parish office]
“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 again tomorrow Monday 15th January at 2:30 pm 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 will be meeting at either St Leu, or 6 Maxine Gardens. Please ring John (07989 057737) to check which venue if you haven’t been notified already.
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
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: www.stpeterinthanet.org.uk
NB. Information for the News Sheet for Sunday 21 January 2018 to
the Parish Office please by 10.00 am Thursday 18 January 2018