A warm welcome to the
PARISH OF St PETER-IN-THANET
News Sheet for Sunday 29 April 2018
(Details of Worship and Services in separate white pew sheet)
DIARY OF EVENTS for April
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 takes place today Sunday 29th April at 11am in the Main Hall. 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.
NOVENA Between Ascension Day and Pentecost (11th and 19th May) there are nine special days of prayer. The theme for these prayers is ‘changed lives – changing lives’ and they form part of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ – the Diocesan initiative to encourage people to explore through prayer how they might witness to God’s life-changing work. There are booklets by the South Porch, so please do take one to guide your own personal prayers throughout this special time of prayer. Rev Jan
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
House-to-house Collection 13-19 May
Thank you so much to those who have already volunteered. Christian Aid urgently needs more collectors to cover more of our parish, so if you would like to know more about what is involved, please speak to me or come for tea and cake on Sunday 6th May at 4 pm at my home, 92 Dumpton Park Drive. If you could help with collecting, please sign up on the list near the south door of the church. Many thanks.
Plant Stall continues in Church Hall foyer
The stall will be open after the main morning service today and on 6th and 13th May and through the intervening weeks. Your support is much appreciated. More plants or garden items to sell would be very welcome – please bring them along to the hall before the service next Sunday or contact me if you would like them to be collected. Elspeth Cooke (863293)
Coffee will be served in the hall foyer (instead of church) for the next three weeks.
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
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.
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. Thank you all for making it such a successful evening -over 100 were present, including several who had picked it up from our website and Facebook! The event also raised over £700 towards the refurbishment of the Garden of Remembrance. The next Wine & Wisdom is on 2 November.
Wanted! Raffle prizes for18 May. 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.
Since the last notice many have booked up, so as not be disappointed BOOK NOW! The capacity is only 50! Friday 18 May 3pm Talk. ‘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!
The Summer Fete. This is not far away (Sat 30 June) and various background preparations are being made. We very much need all those who kindly helped last year which was a great success and worked so well. Once Roger Waddell is back in UK he will hold a co-ord meeting in late May/early June, but please take it that your support would be most welcome as before.
The Fete Grand Raffle. Tickets are now being distributed with the latest Parish Magazine and will soon be generally available to all the congregation and beyond. The selling of these tickets is a vital part of our big effort at the Fete, so please do all you can to sell them and return the counterfoils to the office ASAP.
Chairman of the Fundraising Committee. Roy Brown is taking over at the end of April; may I wish him all the best and thank you all for your support! HMcG.
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
Advance notice. Please note the Parish Office will: –
Only be open in the morning 9am-12 midday Tuesday 8th – Friday 11th May 2018.
(Closed Early May Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018).