News sheet for Sunday 4th March 2018


A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 4 March 2018

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



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

Saturday          10        12:00 Lent Talk and Lunch in St Peter’s Main Hall

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

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

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

Monday            19        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Tuesday            20        18:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group Annual Meal @

                                                   The Racing Greyhound, Dumpton

Wednesday      21        14:30 Home Group @St Leu

Monday            26        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Wednesday      28        14:30 Home Group @St Leu

Northern Lights The Thames Chamber Choir concert unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the weather conditions. For those who purchased tickets from the Parish Office a full refund will be given.

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.

Co-Area Deans Thanet Deanery

Richard Braddy and Clifford Stocking have accepted Bishop Trevor’s invitation to become Co-Area Deans from 1st March 2018.

Archbishop’s Holy Week Mission – Transformed by hope 

The Archbishop of Canterbury together with The Community of St Anselm (COSA), will be spending Holy Week in the Thanet Deanery. 

There are some key events which are open to all namely:

Sat 24 March 6.30pm Deanery Celebration Service at Holy Trinity Margate – the launch event for the week 

Monday 26th – Dream Team Celebration at St Luke’s Ramsgate (7.00pm)

Tuesday 27th – Q & A Session at The Royal Pavilion Ramsgate (Wetherspoons) – 7.30pm

The Archbishop will be experiencing life in Thanet in many different ways, meeting clergy and lay people alike. In Broadstairs he will be interviewed by Academy FM, will be shown around St Georges School, the QEQM and The Hospice, will meet with Community Leaders and will speak at the Churches Together Walk of Witness on Good Friday. He will also attend the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday being held at Holy Trinity Church Broadstairs (7pm), which I hope many of you will attend.

Please keep the Archbishop, COSA and all those involved in organising this week in your prayers as we approach Holy Week and Easter. 

We are still looking for offers of accommodation for three members of The Community of St Anselm. 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.

Mothering Sunday 11th March On Saturday 10th March posies will be prepared for distribution at this service. Please contact me if you are able to make a contribution towards the cost of the flowers or if you have any greenery in your garden which I can either come with my secateurs to collect or you can leave in the flower vestry (in water) on the Friday. Many thanks. Pauline Osborne Tel 225801

LENT TALK AND LUNCH. On Saturday the 10th March at 12 noon The Revd Gordon Warren will be giving our Lent Talk in the Community Halls. This will be followed by a soup lunch. Gordon will be looking at how Jesus turned the Passover Supper into the service we know today as Holy Communion.

Monday @ 7. Our next event is on Monday 12th March, at 21 Fig Tree Road, 7 for 7.30pm, where Rev Jan will be giving us a talk.  It is important that I know numbers attending, as I need to let June know for chairs etc.  Will you all please let me know whether you are coming or not, ASAP, on Tel 604524, or email  Thank you.  Marion Brown.

Easter Cracked for St.Peter’s Juniors will be held at St. Peter’s Baptist Church on the afternoon of Friday 23rd March. Helpers are needed from midday for preparation and prayer and should be finished by 3.30pm. If you can help, please contact Maggie Paddison:  Thank you. Rev Jan

Early notice of REVISION of the Electoral Roll of St Peter’s Parish Church 2018.

The revision will commence on Saturday 31st March 2018 and will be completed on Saturday 14th April 2018, following that latter date no further names may be added to the Roll until after the APCM on Sunday 29th April 2018. Official notices will be posted in the south porch and inside the church, reminders will appear in News Sheets and the Parish Magazine. If your name is already on the Electoral Roll you need take no further action. The next RENEWAL of the Electoral Roll, will be April 2019. Charles Watson, Church Electoral Roll Officer.


Have you booked?

  • Saturday 17 March 9-12.30 Indoor Boot Fair; the last one until the autumn. Some tables are still available for only £10! But come anyway to just browse and have one or even two of Alison’s delicious bacon rolls and tea or coffee. 
  • Friday 6 April 7 for 7.30pm 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 are only £5, (includes a glass of wine and a raffle).
  • Friday 20 April 7pm. Wine & Wisdom. Jane Green, our Quiz maestro, is even now setting intriguing questions which include general knowledge, music, pictures and the senses and will make full use of our ‘swish’ new sound system. Teams of 8 with tickets at £9 per person, include award winning Fish & Chips from the now nationally famous Newington Fish Bar. If you haven’t been before; do come and try-it’s great fun, but please book soon!

Future Events

  • Saturday 14 April Spring Party and Music Night 7-11pm. Tickets only £5
  • Thursday 10 May 3pm Talk ‘Chocolate!’ and special Tea.

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

We continue to meet as usual on Mondays, and during Lent we are 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

The Wednesday Home Group meetings during Lent will be at St Leu at 2.30 on Wednesdays 7th March, 21st March and 28th March.

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: