News Sheet for Sunday 6th May 2018

                             

A warm welcome to the

PARISH OF St PETER-IN-THANET

News Sheet for Sunday 6 May 2018

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

 

DIARY OF EVENTS for May

 

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 @St Leu

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 @St Leu

Wednesday      30        14:30 Home Group @St Leu

 

June

Monday            04        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Tuesday            05        19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Wednesday      06        14:30 Home Group @St Leu

Monday            11        14:00 Monday@7 outdoor bowling Thanet Bowls Club

Monday            11        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Wednesday      13        14:30 Home Group @St Leu

At the Annual Meeting of Parishioners and Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Sunday 29th April 2018 the following were elected as Churchwardens:-

Pauline Osbourne

Sylvia Mills

The following was elected as Lay Members of the Deanery Synod:-

Kate McGregor

The following were elected as Lay Members of the Parochial Church Council:-

Roy Brown

Gill Horne

Archdeacon’s Visitation. The Visitation service, at which our two Churchwardens are sworn in for the coming year, will take place at Canterbury Cathedral on Wednesday 16th May at 7.30 pm. This service is open to all, especially to those who have designated roles in the church, and it is hoped that some members of our congregation will also be there to show their support for Sylvia and Pauline.

THANK YOU I would like to thank everyone for their prayers, cards and messages of support over the last two years. I am now in remission.  Thank you. Sheila Watson. God bless you all.

 Help Needed Could you help by making a cake for the Chocolate Talk and Tea on Friday 18th May? Please talk to Jane Green so that we can ensure a delicious variety of cakes. Either talk to her in church, call her on 01843 866793 or email her on Thank you.

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

 Christian Aid Plant Stall in the hall foyer

Have you got your tomato plants yet? Or do you need something to fill that gap in the border or a new house plant?  Please come and have a look at the Plant Stall in the hall foyer after the main morning service today and during the coming week.  You might find just what you are looking for. 

Coffee will be served in the hall foyer (instead of church) for the next two weeks.

Christian Aid House-to-house Collection 13-19 May

Thank you so much to those who have already volunteered to take part in this important act of witness and vital task to enable Christian Aid to continue its work.  We still need more volunteers, so if you think you could collect from a few houses near you, do come for tea and cake today at 4 pm at my home, 92 Dumpton Park Drive and find out more about what is involved.   Elspeth Cooke (863293)

An Afternoon of Guitar & Song

Next Sunday, 13th May at 3 pm at Holy Trinity Church, Broadstairs, Andrew and Sarah-Jane Morris (Voices) and Andrew Keeping (guitar) will be giving a recital.  Last year the two Andrews gave a delightful recital of song and guitar.  This year Sarah-Jane joins her husband in singing.  An afternoon not to be missed. Tickets £5 at the door.  All proceeds to Christian Aid.

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.

FUND RAISING NEWS

The ‘Wonders of Chocolate Revealed’ – Talk and Tea

The 18th May ‘Wonders of Chocolate Revealed’ event is almost upon us. There are still a (very) few tickets left so book now if you would like to come. Carl Whitewood will give the talk, samples will be handed out, and there will be a raffle and a tea to follow and all for only £7.00! It’s certain to be a great afternoon so; if you haven’t bought you ticket yet, don’t delay! Incidentally, we can always do with more raffle prizes, both for this event and others so, if you have anything which you can donate (unwanted gifts, bottles of wine etc.) please take them to the Parish Office on any weekday morning.

The Summer Fete

The summer fete is drawing near and preparations are already well under way. The organiser, Roger Waddell will soon be back in the UK and will hold a co-ord meeting for all the helpers so, if you took part last year, please support us again if you can. You will be very welcome indeed.

The Grand Raffle

These will be available with the latest Parish Magazine and will be available to everyone, so please sell them whenever you can. They are a vital part of the summer fete and are essential to our fund raising effort, so please do all that you can to sell raffle tickets and return the counterfoils to the Parish office.

The Summer Disco Dance Party

The next disco dance party will take place on 7th July so, if you would like to come along for a bit of fun and dancing, please put this date in your diary. Tickets available soon.

Finally, I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to Hamish MacGregor for all his work over the past several years. His dedication was rewarded by the results which he achieved. He will be a very hard act to follow! Roy Brown

Monday Home Group – 2:30 pm at 92 Dumpton Park Drive, Broadstairs CT10 1RL

We are not meeting tomorrow (Bank Holiday), but resume on 14th May, when 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. If you’d like to know more, do please phone Michael & Elspeth Cooke on 863293.

Wednesday Home Group – 2.30 pm at St Leu, Vicarage Street

We are not meeting this coming Wednesday (9th), but resume on 16th May

Apologies for the lack of good meeting information in recent weeks. I am pleased to be able to say that we will return to St Leu every Wednesday. Many thanks to Barbara. 

Our programme has been somewhat disrupted. In principle we will start each meeting with a short prayer and will then remind ourselves of the readings from the previous Sunday. Then open discussion, very open quite often! Parish and world-wide goings-on get a hearing! Also we probably have space for a couple more regulars. Or you might like to visit once to see what goes on. Please ring John Cox on 07989 057737 for more information.

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.

Please note the Parish Office will: –

Next week only be open in the morning 9am-12 midday Tuesday 8th – Friday 11th May 2018.

(Closed Early May Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018).

Parish Office in Church Hall (01843) 866061

Open Tuesday to Friday 9am – 12 midday

Email:

Halls email:

 Parish and Community Halls Administrator – Simon Perry

Priest in Charge Rev’d Jan Durrans (Day off – Friday)

 Email:

Direct line – 869169

Churchwardens:-

Pauline Osborne (225801) email:

Sylvia Mills (865874) email:

Parish website:   www.stpeterinthanet.org.uk