A warm welcome to the
PARISH OF St PETER-IN-THANET
News Sheet for Sunday 28 January 2018
(Details of Worship and Services in separate white pew sheet)
DIARY OF EVENTS for January
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
Monday 12 14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive
Wednesday 14 14:30 Home Group @St Leu, or 6 Maxine Gardens
Saturday 17 09:00 Indoor Boot Fair in St Peter’s Main Hall
Monday 19 13:00 Monday@7 lunch at The Racing Greyhound
14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive
Tuesday 20 19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group
Wednesday 21 14:30 Home Group @St Leu, or 6 Maxine Gardens
Thursday 22 15:00 Talk and Special Tea in St Peter’s Main Hall
Monday 26 14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive
Wednesday 28 14:30 Home Group @St Leu, or 6 Maxine Gardens
As we approach the Annual Parochial Church Meeting which will be held at the end of April we need to find someone to be the Chair of the Halls Committee and we also need a new Church Warden. If you are interested in filling either of these positions or can suggest someone you feel may be suitable please do come and talk to me. Many thanks Rev Jan
HOLY WEEK: ‘Transformed by Hope’
This Holy Week, Thanet Deanery will be holding a Mission Week involving all the parishes in the Deanery in some way. The theme for the week is ‘Transformed by Hope’ and we will be joined by members of The Community of St Anselm. This community, consisting of young Christians aged between 18 and 35 is based (at the invitation of The Archbishop of Canterbury) at Lambeth Palace. During their week with us, they will be involved in helping lead worship and various other activities which are being planned, (details of which will be published shortly.)
The Broadstairs Group of churches has been asked if we can host 4 of these members, possibly in two homes. If this is something you would like to do, and have the space please would you get in touch with The Rev’d Jan Durrans (01843 869169 or ). Thank you
MESSAGE FROM BISHOP TREVOR
‘It is with grave concern that I write to you with news from our sister Church in Madagascar. In the last two weeks, Tropical Cyclone Ava has caused huge devastation on the islands, with an estimated 54,000 people displaced by flooding, heavy rain and high winds. Many homes and buildings have collapsed or been badly damaged, with at least 16 schools completely destroyed. Some towns remain flooded and the phone network is down, which makes communicating with those in the most vulnerable places extremely difficult. People need food, clothes and building materials.” There is a bucket by the door if you would like to donate anything to this appeal. Thank you
The Winter Shelter.
Please continue to bring your gifts. Next week I would welcome lavatory paper and cleaning products to help the church halls used as overnight shelters and of course any warm socks and other suitable clothing. Thank you, June.
Monday @ 7.
Our next event is lunch at The Racing Greyhound, Dumpton, on Monday 19th February, at 1pm. We need to prebook, and I have menus which I will forward to each of you, either by email, or I will phone you if you have no email. I do need to know very soon if you will be coming and your choice of food. Please contact me on , or tel 604524. Thanks Marion Brown
INVITATION: Come and Sing!
St. Peter’s Choir invite you to join us in singing a Good Friday performance (30th March, at 4pm) 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.
FUND RAISING NEWS.
Indoor Boot Fair – A big thank you to all who helped set up, provided the wonderful refreshments in the Café and ran this once again successful event. It is hoped to announce the amount raised in Church.
There are just a few tables remaining for the next two boot fairs Sat 17 Feb & Sat 17 March, so don’t delay book soon!
Booking NOW! Limited places available! Do you know who this is and what she did? To hear more, join us on Thursday 22 February at 3pm in St Peter’s Main Hall when our local and much in demand 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*. Tickets only £6, so first come, first served!
Donations, please, for 22 Feb:
Raffle prizes*and if you can offer a cake, please tell Kate or ring her on 862516.
- Indoor Boot Fairs: Sat 17 Feb & Sat 17 March
- Talk & Special Tea (see above): Thurs 22 Feb
- Fashion Show (Roman): Fri 6 April
- Spring Music Party Night: Sat 14 April
- Wine & Wisdom: Friday 20 April
- Talk & Special Tea ‘Chocolate’: Thurs 10 May.
Monday Home Group
We resume meeting weekly again tomorrow Monday, 29th 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
Next meeting probably at 6 Maxine Gardens but please ring John (07989 057737) to check on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.
Also – the group will be holding a Lent Course for 5 weeks beginning 21st February. We have room for a couple more of you to join us. Please ring John for details. This year’s course has been written by Bishop John Pritchard who many of us will remember as Archdeacon of Canterbury some years ago.
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: