A warm welcome to the
PARISH OF St PETER-IN-THANET
News Sheet for Sunday 22 April 2018
(Details of Worship and Services in separate white pew sheet)
DIARY OF EVENTS for April
Monday 23 14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive
Wednesday 25 14:30 Home Group venue TBC
Sunday 29 11:00 APM & APCM meetings in St Peter’s Main Hall
Monday 30 14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive
Tuesday 01 19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group
Wednesday 02 14:30 Home Group venue TBC
Wednesday 09 14:30 Home Group venue TBC
Monday 14 14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive
Tuesday 15 19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group
Wednesday 16 14:30 Home Group venue TBC
Friday 18 15:00 Talk and Tea ‘Chocolate’ in St Peter’s Main Hall
Monday 21 14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive
Wednesday 23 14:30 Home Group venue TBC
Wednesday 30 14:30 Home Group venue TBC
ANNUAL PAROCHIAL MEETING
The Annual Meeting for St Peter’s church will take place in the Main Hall next Sunday 29th April at 11am. All are welcome to attend the meeting although only those members of the church electoral roll of the Parish or members of the local government register of electors by virtue of residence in the Parish can attend and vote. At this meeting, we will elect our two Churchwardens for the next year.
This will be followed by the ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING (APCM) at which we need to appoint four more members of the Parochial Church Council. This is a meeting only for those on the Church electoral roll of the Parish. Please do consider standing for one of these posts – but each nomination must have a proposer and a seconder please. The necessary forms can be found by the South Porch. If you have any questions do please ask me. Rev’d Jan
The Agendas for both meetings along with the reports for the APCM, are by the South Porch. Please do take home and read.
BIBLE STUDY NOTES £4.50 N.B. PRICE INCREASE (MAY-AUG 2018) – Will all subscribers note that these are now ready for collection after this morning’s 9.30 service. Please ring 602287 if you need to make alternative arrangements re collection. – Caren.
Christian Aid Week 13-19 May
Plant Stall in Church Hall foyer starts today
Please come and buy after the main service today. If you have plants or other garden items to donate to the stall, please bring them along to the Church Hall foyer before the main Sunday morning service. If you need plants collecting or have any queries, please contact me. The stall will continue to be open after the main morning services on 29th April, 6th and 13th May and during the intervening weeks. Your support is much appreciated.
House-to-house Collection 13-19 May
Thank you so much to those who have already volunteered for this vital task which can really make a difference to the lives of some of the world’s poorest communities. We do, however, only cover a very few streets and urgently need new volunteers. Please give prayerful thought to being part of this year’s team. If you would like to help, please sign up on the list near the south door of the church. Many thanks. Elspeth Cooke (863293)
Monday @ 7. Our next event is on Tuesday 15th May, to see ”My Fair Lady” at the Granville Theatre, Ramsgate. This is being organised by Bob Drywood, so any communication should be directed to him. Tel: 01843 862522, email: Thanks, Marion Brown
St Peter’s Village Open Gardens Sunday 3rd June from 1 to 5 pm. Tickets £4 available from the Parish Office, or from the Portland Centre on the day. Maps available on the day, and refreshments. All gardens within walking distance from the church. Any queries, please contact Sue Brooks, 01843 604700.
Thanet Church Celebration
At St Georges School, Westwood Road, Sunday 13th May 2018, 6:30 – 8:30pm (doors open at 6 pm). Speaker Canon Roger Morgan. Refreshments will be available after the meeting. Contact, Honor Todd, Thanet PrayerNet, 07801 355628
Brochures and itinerary for this trip to Oberammergau are now available and are placed by the South Door. If you are interested in coming please take a brochure and talk to Rev Jan.
FUND RAISING NEWS
Wine & Wisdom. At the time of writing, this event was soon to take place, but nevertheless a great deal of background work e.g. the booking arrangements by Simon in the office and the question preparation by Jane Green, have all been going on. With a total of 13 tables competing it is likely to have been a good evening. A big thank you to all concerned.
The next Wine & Wisdom is on 2 November.
Wanted! Raffle prizes for this event. It is a long time since we have asked for donations, so please search for unwanted gifts, spare (full!) bottles and any good quality items for the event below. Please take any donations to the Parish Office on any weekday morning-and while you are there, book your place too.
Have YOU booked yet!?
Friday 18 May 3pm Talk. Booking is going well, but as places are limited to 50; don’t delay securing your seat! ‘The wonders of Chocolate revealed!’ by Carl Whitewood, with samples (!), followed by a raffle and a very special Tea. Tickets only £7 -the equivalent in Fortnum & Mason is over £50 and that’s just for the tea!
Monday Home Group – 2:30 pm at 92 Dumpton Park Drive, Broadstairs CT10 1RL
We look forward to reflecting together for about an hour on different aspects of the Bible Readings heard in church the previous day, and then conclude with fellowship over a cup of tea. As each session is a ‘stand-alone’, newcomers are warmly invited to join us – there’s no obligation to have to say anything, just bring a Bible (any version), and enjoy! If you’d like to know more, do phone Michael & Elspeth Cooke on 863293.
Wednesday Home Group
Please contact John Cox 07989 057737 to confirm the meeting venue.
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