News Sheet for 2nd September 2018


A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 2 September 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


Monday            01        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

                                       19:00 Monday@7 talk at 21 Fig Tree Road

Tuesday            02       19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Wednesday      03        14:30 Home Group @St Leu

Saturday          06        19:30 Choral Concert in St Peter’s Church


Please remember – There is NO 9.30 am Sunday Praise next Sunday 9th September – Civic Service instead at 11am. 


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.

Churches Together Prayer Meeting

Thursday 6th September 2018 at St Andrews Church, 7 pm. We will be praying for our schools and everyone involved in the education of our young people.

Monday @ 7.

Our next event is at the Captain Digby, on Monday 10th September at 7pm for a meal together.  I look forward to seeing you all there.  Any queries, please contact me, Marion Brown on Tel 604524, or 

Jam Jars

I am now in need of Jam Jars again, all contributions gratefully received.  Also, if anyone would like to donate a bag of sugar, that would be very much appreciated, I get through an enormous amount making jam and chutney, as you can imagine.  Many thanks, Marion Brown.

Dates for your diary…

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 

18 September7pm Deanery Confirmation service (at St Peter’s Church).

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.

Fundraising Committee Report for Sunday 2nd September

Indoor Boot Fair

Don’t forget the Indoor Boot Fair, which we are running on Saturday 22nd September.  There are still some tables left at a rate of £10.00 each and refreshments will also be available. If you or anyone you know, would like to take up a table, please apply to the Parish Office.

Choral Concert

On Saturday 6th October the Thanet Community Gospel Choir and the Kent Show Choir will be taking part in a Concert of Choral Music in St. Peter’s Church. The Concert will begin at 7.30pm and refreshments will be available during the interval. Tickets are priced at £5.50 each and can be bought from the Parish Office. Events of this kind which we have held in the past have proved to be delightful and the 6th October concert promises to be no different. If your friends and family would like to come, then bring them along too! See you there on the night.

 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 Monday 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 in every pound given!