News Sheet for Sunday 18th February 2018


A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 18 February 2018

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

DIARY OF EVENTS for February

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

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

                                       19:00 Monday@7 Talk (Rev’d Jan) @21 Fig Tree Road

Wednesday      14        14:30 Home Group @The Vicarage

Saturday          17        09:00 Indoor Boot Fair in St Peter’s Main Hall

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.

Thank you Barbara Love her girls and Jonathan would like to thank most sincerely the Church Family for the loving support received during Geoffrey’s illness and since his death; the cards, flowers, calls, visits and offers of help. It has meant so much to me, and I know that Geoffrey would be pleased and thankful too.

The Winter ShelterThank you for your gifts. The Winter Shelter finishes for this year on 28th February. If you are able to give anything from our previous lists, please put them in church or the Parish Office by Wednesday. 21st February so that I can take them to the Salvation Army to be used in the last week. Work will be ongoing to plan for next year and to help the users of the shelter, although overnight accommodation ends. We will hear from Carl Whitehead of the Salvation Army at our 9.30 am service on Sunday, March 4th when our collection will be divided between the Winter Shelter and Porchlight, a charity which works to help the homeless and the very vulnerable. June.

YAHWEH, (Young at Heart with Eternal Hope), are meeting at All Saints Westbrook Church Hall on 21st Feb. at 1pm. If you know someone who is isolated at home or in a care home whom you could take, please contact Judith 01843 836127 or Lynne 01843 600793. This is a deanery wide project which meets once a month. (June. 01843 861286).

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.

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.

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.

The friends of St. Peter’s & St. Andrew’s in Thanet At the last committee meeting it was decided that as each church now has it’s own fund raising team and objective, the fund raising activities of the Friends should cease temporarily and the charity should lay ‘dormant’, meeting only to consider grants applications or to receive bequests.  In this situation it was thought unreasonable to ask Friends to renew their subscription and for those who pay by Standing Order to arrange cancellation.

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

Thank you all for your help and support for our Indoor Boot Fair on Saturday. There is just one more (on 17 March) before the autumn.

What are you doing this coming Thursday afternoon?

Only 4 days to go until Thurs 22 Feb

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!
  • *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
  • Thursday 10 May 3pm Talk ‘Chocolate!’ and special Tea.

*Fashion Show Many of us have browsed the ROMAN shop at Wyevale Garden Centre, Ramsgate and treated ourselves to something stylish, inexpensive and suitable to wear to any occasion. Tickets for the event (£5, including a glass of wine) are available now from the Parish Office but meantime I am looking for ladies of dress sizes from 10 to 20 to model the latest summer collection. If you would like to take part please contact me for details. Thank you, Pauline Osborne.

  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. 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 Cox 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 Monday 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: