News Sheet for Sunday 11th February 2018


A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 11 February 2018

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

DIARY OF EVENTS for February

Monday            12        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

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 @The Vicarage

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



Thursday          01        13:30 St Peter’s Village Tour performance in Church

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 @The Vicarage


Please note the Parish Office, and Main Hall will be closed on Monday 12th February 2018. This is to enable building work to be carried out in the Main Hall foyer area (flooring). Parish office will re-open as normal Tuesday 13th February 2018.

Duties of St Peter-in-Thanet Community Halls Chair

We are still looking for a new chair person for our Halls Committee. Outlined below are the duties / responsibilities required. If this is something you feel you could take on please see me or talk to Don Bumpstead who is the current chair. Thank you. Rev Jan

Oversee all aspects of Halls Meeting Agenda i.e. Finance, Lettings, Buildings Maintenance, Health & Safety, Contents & Cleanliness, Complaints, Incidents, Correspondence. Organise/Run committee meetings approx. every 2 Months. Assist/Advise Simon in the office when necessary e.g. Bookings. Liaise with Hirers over issues. Review next year’s Hire fees with Treasurer. Complete surveys e.g.  Blood Group, Viridor etc. Be a member of the PCC and Standing committee for regular reports. Emergency call out list. Assist with Simon’s appraisal.

MESSY CHURCH will be held during half term next week in St Peters Baptist church from 10 – 12:30pm. If you are able to help with this please see me. Thank you. Rev Jan

he Thanet Winter Shelter. Thank you for all your gifts. They are really helping in this spell of cold weather. Next week please give men’s boxer shorts, size M or S, any thermal socks, gloves or clothing or cleaning products for the halls providing overnight accommodation. Thank you, June

Northern Lights Thames  Chamber Choir ( led by Andrew Campling and Christian Spielmann will be  singing beautiful music inspired by the great Choral traditions of northern Europe, composed by Byrd, Gibbons, Josquin among others (see their website for full programme details), at St. Peter’s church on Saturday 3rd March at 7.30pm. Tickets £10, £7 for concessions and £5 for students are now available on line and in the parish office. Proceeds to go to church funds.

 St Peter’s Village Tour Theatrical performance inside the Church on Thursday, 1st March at 1.30 pm with a break for tea/coffee. All welcome, please join us for this new routine.

 OBERAMMERGAU 2020 I will be leading a trip to Oberammergau in September 2020. Flying from Gatwick on the 2nd September, we will be based in Imst (Austrian Tyrol). We will spend one night in Oberammergau (where we have top grade tickets for the Passion Play), before returning on the 9th September.  Brochure with full details will be available in March, so if you are interested in joining me, or would like more information, please contact me  Thank you. Rev Jan

 Count Your Blessings this Lent Christian Aid’s COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS calendar is available now.  Beginning on Ash Wednesday, 14th February, the calendar gives us an opportunity through a short reflection each day during Lent to walk alongside those who have been forced to flee their homes and to reflect on the blessings in our own lives.  If you would like to use this resource as part of your Lenten reading, please ask Elspeth Cooke (863293) for a copy.  You can also download the calendar from

HOLY WEEK: ‘Transformed by Hope’ This Holy Week, Thanet Deanery will be holding a Mission Week. The theme for the week is ‘Transformed by Hope’ and we will be joined by members of The Community of St Anselm. 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.

THANK YOU for all the cards and best wishes I received for my birthday, very kind and generous. Rev Jan

FUND RAISING NEWS-we now are raising funds for the Garden of Remembrance and we need YOUR help!  

Only 7 days to go until Sat 17 Feb when the next Indoor Boot Fair takes place.  There are just a few tables remaining for this event and also for our last one for a while, which will be on Sat 17 March, so do pop along and at the very least have a ‘cuppa’ and a bacon roll!

Only 10 days to go until Thurs 22 Feb-what are you doing on that afternoon?

There are still a few places available! Do you know who this is and what she did?

Having inherited a £1.8m fortune from her grandfather following the death of her stepmother, Harriet Mellon, Angela Burdett-Coutts was forbidden by 19th-century social convention from becoming involved in the Bank. She chose instead to channel her formidable energy and desire to make a difference into philanthropy. Made a Baroness in 1871 by Queen Victoria for her charitable work, Angela was the first woman to have been made a peer in recognition of her accomplishments and was widely known as the ‘Queen of the Poor’ for the work she did in London. Charles Dickens, a client of Coutts, was her almoner for some time and she supported many of his causes for social reform. 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.

Diary dates:

  • Saturday 17 March 9-12.30. Our last Indoor Boot Fair until the autumn. Some tables still available -only £10! and Booking soon for:
  • Friday 6 April 7.30pm. Fashion Show hosted by ROMAN of Wyevale.
  • Saturday 14 April Spring Party and Music Night 7-11pm
  • Friday 20 April 7pm. Wine & Wisdom

Monday Home Group – 2:30 pm at 92 Dumpton Park Drive, Broadstairs

We continue to meet as usual on Mondays, but during Lent (i.e. from 19th February) we shall be reflecting each week on one of the characters who encountered Jesus during Holy Week – 8 people including the Servant Girl, Barabbas, The Roman Centurion, Pilate’s wife, the Best Friend, the Thief.   We shall do this by watching each week a 14-minute video (from a BBC/Bible Society collaboration) featuring a top rate actor providing a thought-provoking vignette as they reflect on their motivations and what happened.  With the award-winning series prompting reviews such as “perfectly portrayed, with a twist” (The Sunday Telegraph), “powerful and passionate … intense and absorbing” (Evening Standard) – please do think of coming and joining us – even for just one session.  More details from Michael & Elspeth Cooke, 863293.

Wednesday Home Group

Meetings calendar. Ash Wednesday, no meeting. 21st Feb, Start of Lent Course – Vicarage. 28th Feb, St Leu. March 7th, 14th and 21st all at the Vicarage. 28th March, 4th April, no meeting. All meetings at 2.30pm. We have room for just a couple more people for the Lent Course. If you are interested please ring John on 07989 057737 for details.

Website. Please take a moment to look at  

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

Parish Office in Church Hall (01843) 866061

Open Tuesday to Friday 9am – 1pm


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: