News Sheet for 26th August 2018

A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 26 August 2018

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

DIARY OF EVENTS for September


Tuesday            04       19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Saturday           08       10:00 Friends of Kent Churches Ride+Stride

Sunday              09       11:00 Civic Service at St Peter’s Church

Monday            10        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

                                       19:00 Monday@7 meal at the Captain Digby

Monday            17        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Tuesday            18       19:00 Deanery Confirmation service at St Peter’s  Church

                                       19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Saturday          22        09:00 Indoor Boot Fair in St Peter’s Main Hall

Monday            24        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Sunday             30        18:00 Harvest Supper in St Peter’s Main Hall

Sunday 28th October – please note there will be NO 8.00 am service on this Sunday.

The flowers in church have been kindly donated by Jim French in loving memory of his late wife Jean whose memorial service will take place on Tuesday.


The Mayors Civic Service will be held in St Peters Church on Sunday 9th September at 11am. I hope many of you will attend. 

After the service refreshments will be provided in the hall by the council. Please would you let Sylvia know if you are likely to stay for refreshments as they (the council) would like to know for catering purposes. Thank you

Gold Cross & Chain found outside the Church main entrance, if you have lost one see Simon in the Parish Office.


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

 Harvest Supper

Harvest Supper will be held on Sunday 30th September 2018, 6pm for 6.30pm in the main church hall. The menu will be cottage pie (or vegetarian option) and fresh vegetables. There will be a variety of desserts. Bring your own alcohol. There will be entertainment.

Tickets now available at £8 per person from the Parish Office.

Please indicate any dietary requirements on the booking sheet or contact Sylvia Mills on 865874.

Thanet Big Bus Conversation.  

A public meeting to be attended by Mike Whiting, KCC Cabinet member for Transport, is being held on Thursday August 30th at 2.30pm in the GAP Project Auditorium, Queen’s Road, Broadstairs when bus users can ask questions about this vital service. Further information can be obtained from Jenny Matterface on 07785 966666.

 Friends of Kent Churches

Ride+Stride – for Churches on Saturday, 8th September, 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

As in the past our Church will be open all day to welcome riders and walkers from all over Kent and the rota for stewards is in Church as from today.  Please sign up for an hour if you can – it is important that people are on duty to complete participants’ sponsor forms and register their visit.

I have all the information and sponsor forms now for those who would like to take part by cycling or walking (or running!) to raise money for St. Peters and The Friends of Kent Churches (50/50 split). Sally Wood – telephone 01843 862058.

 Monday @ 7.

We all very much enjoyed our American Supper at the Vicarage two weeks ago, in spite of the weather.  Our next event is a meal at the Captain Digby, on Monday 10th September at 7pm.  There are 18 of us going, who have all paid their deposits, thank you. Look forward to seeing you there.  Any queries please contact me, Marion Brown, on Tel 604524, or email 

Dates for your diary…

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

There will be no Taize service on Sunday 16th September as we are all invited to Canterbury Cathedral to see John Cox receive his certificate of ‘Reader Emeritus’ which he will receive from the Bishop in recognition of his many years service. He has finally decided to retire from being a Reader but will continue to lead the occasional Taize and Choral Evensong Service. My thanks go to John for his support and help to me over the past two years. If you are intending to go please let John know as he has special ‘tickets’ for the refreshments afterwards. Rev Jan 

Fundraising Committee Report for 23rd August

Indoor Boot Fair

There are still some tables available for the Indoor Boot Fair to be held on Saturday 22nd September and anyone wishing to book one should do so quickly, before they all go. The tables can be hired at a rate of £10.00 each and refreshments will also be available. If you, or anyone you know, should wish to take up a table, please apply to the Parish Office.

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

After our summer break we restart our regular weekly meetings on Monday 10th September.  We spend about an hour reflecting on the Bible Readings heard the previous day in church, and follow this with tea and fellowship.  As each week is a therefore “stand-alone”, newcomers to the group are always most welcome.  We find it’s a good way of meeting informally for support and encouragement.  If you’d like to know more, please do phone Michael or Elspeth on 863293.

Wednesday Home Group

The next few weeks are a bit cluttered so we intend to restart the Home Group on Wednesday 3rd October, 2.30pm, at St Leu.

After a bit of discussion we have decided to meet monthly on the first Wednesday of the month, but weekly during Advent and Lent. Rather than chat about the previous week’s sermon we will aim for a more prepared Bible Study period. In October Charles will focus on Collects and Thomas Cranmer and in November John will look at Saint’s Days, especially St Aidan. For our Advent meetings we are looking at a very recently published book by Tom Wright called ‘Advent for Everyone’. A journey through Luke.

If you want to know more about this and perhaps would like to join us, please ring John on 07989 057737. 

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 Tuesday to Friday 9 am – 1 pm


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