News Sheet for 8th July 2018


A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 8 July 2018

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



Wednesday      11        14:00 Monday@7 visit to Mount Ephraim Gardens

Tuesday            17        19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group tour of Minster Abbey

 Wednesday     18        19:00 Confirmation/ Christian Enq Course (Vicarage)

 Wednesday     25        19:00 Confirmation/ Christian Enq Course (Vicarage)


Wednesday      01        19:00 Confirmation/ Christian Enq Course (Vicarage)

Monday            13        19:00 Monday@7 American Supper (Vicarage Garden)

Saturday          25        19:00 ‘Sing Along to the Forties’ Night

Please note the Parish Office will: –

Only be open in the mornings 9.30 am – 12 midday Monday 9th July – Friday 20th July 2018.

The collection at today’s 9.30 am service will go to The Sailors Society.

 Margaret Dickens.

Is a former member of this Church, and her husband was a former Reader here until his death. Margaret would like visit St Peter’s again and would like to stay in the village. She is in her 80’s but does not need care, although she cannot walk great distances. Could someone please host Margaret? If you are able to help please speak to Pam Hancock for further details.

 Monday @ 7.

Our next event is at Mount Ephraim Gardens, Hernhill, meeting at 2pm sharp in the car park, and booked for tea at 3.30pm.  The group admission charge is £6 each, tea etc. is extra. Hoping for nice weather, see you there.  Any queries, please phone Marion on 604524


There was a great response to my request for volunteers to sponsor or stitch a kneeler such that the small ones are now all spoken for but donations of any amount, large or small, are still required towards the long kneeler. These donations will be acknowledged on the back of the kneeler, as for the smaller ones. Cheques should be made payable to St. Peter’s PCC and can be left at the office. Many thanks for your support, Pauline Osborne.

Thanet Food Link.

As we head into the summer months we are finding that the food bank is generally quite low on stock while the needs of the people remain high. So any non-perishable food would be a great help, thank you.

 Holiday Club Upton School 25th-27th July (Morning & Afternoon); Family Fun Day: Saturday 28th July.

We need lots of people to be a part of the team: availability & willingness are the key attributes we need: there will be something that everyone can help with. If you can help, please contact Maggie Paddison:  Thank you. Rev Jan

 Impact England 2018 – inter-church week of mission 29th July – 5th August.

We need people to make and serve food and to be on car park duty at St Georges School, and have welcoming people who can smile and give directions etc. Those with a bit more energy can be involved in messy church, the sports camps and community projects. For more information contact Rev. Alan Osborn Pastor at Elim Oasis Church

Fundraising Committee Report

The Grand Raffle

I’m very glad to be able to report that this year’s Grand Raffle raised the enormous sum of £2,231.00. However, the net figure, when expenses have been extracted, was £1889.00, which will make a big contribution to St. Peters and our fundraising efforts. Thanks to everyone who sold tickets – I know how hard it could be to persuade people to buy them!

The Summer Fete

This year’s fete, blessed as it was by good weather, was another great success for the church. Not only did we raise more than £3,500, but a lot of people came who would normally never go near the church and generally raised the profile of St. Peter’s in the community at large. Thanks to all the very many people who gave their time and effort to make the fete the success that it was.

‘Sing Along to the Forties’ Night

On 25th August a new kind of musical event will take place in St. Peters Church Hall It’s original name was ‘The Glenn Miller Night’, but this has expanded to ‘Sing Along to the Forties’ to take in more bands and songsters – it should be fun! We had a sample of the delights on offer at the Fete, where The Calders (who will run the event) had a tent and a speaker system and were belting out numbers by some of the old singers, such as the Andrews Sisters (remember them?), Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller himself.

Tickets will be £8.00 each, with £3.00 going towards church fund so – it’s in August (hopefully warm weather), it’s old songs that many will know, it’s good for the church – what’s not to like?! You can get tickets from the parish office or from the Calders themselves (their ‘phone number is on their poster) so why not come along, bring some friends, sing along a bit and have a great time. Jitterbugging is also permitted! See you there!

 Dates for your diary…

9 September – 11am Broadstairs and St Peters Town Council Civic Service (at St Peter’s Church) NO 9.30 service on this Sunday.

18 September – 7pm Deanery Confirmation service (at St Peter’s Church).

 Monday Home Group 2:30 pm at 92 Dumpton Park Drive, Broadstairs CT10 1RL. We are currently taking our summer break, and will be resuming in September.

Wednesday Home Group

We are now taking a break for the summer months. Please watch this space about the future of this Home Group.

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 9.30 am – 12 midday


Halls email:

Parish and Community Halls Administrator – Simon Perry

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

 Email: Direct line – 869169


             Pauline Osborne (225801) email:

             Sylvia Mills (865874) email:

Parish website:                                                                                                            

We are always SO grateful for the cash donations given

each week at services.

If you are a tax payer it would be an even greater benefit

if you could put your donation in a completed yellow

Gift Aid envelope so that we can recover the extra 25p

in every pound given!