News Sheet for 9th September 2018

A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 9 September 2018

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


DIARY OF EVENTS for September

Sunday              09       10:45 Civic Service at St Peter’s Church

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

                                       19:00 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 This Sunday 9th September – Civic Service instead at 10.45 am. 

 Also please note the Civic Service actually begins at 10.45 am not 11am as previously listed (congregation to be seated by 10.40 am).

 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).

Monday @ 7.

Our next event is at the Captain Digby, tomorrow 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 

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.

The Card makers have had two Christmas card making sessions recently, with more to come. You are managing to keep us well supplied with card fronts and cellophane wrappers – thank you.  We have permission from Rev’d Jan and Pauline to sell Christmas cards at coffee time after the 9.30 Service. We will start this on the first Sunday in October. Cards of all varieties will continue to be sold in the foyer of the Church Hall.

Jan Gee. 


I hope that at least some of you will be visiting our second OPEN GARDENS event…

We would so love to build on the success of this year’s inaugural event.  Our target then had been to raise £200 (enough to run the church for a day).  Thanks to the generosity of all you lovely gardeners and attendees we raised over £1400 

Enough to run our church for a whole week!

So once again I am appealing for anyone who would like to share their garden AND who lives within walking distance of the church to get in touch with me.  We need a minimum of six gardens to make the event viable.  The commitment would only be to open from 1pm to 5 pm on Sunday 2nd June 2019.  Help with stewarding will be available if required. 

Please consider if you can help us.


If you want to know more or are able to help, please contact me by phone or e mail, or see me at church. Sue Brooks phone 01843 604700 (answerphone always available) email

Fundraising Committee Report for Sunday 9th 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

Another event worth remembering is the 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 which will begin at 7.30pm and refreshments, including wine, 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!