News Sheet for 23rd September 2018

A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 23 September 2018

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


DIARY OF EVENTS for September

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

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

Monday            08        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Wednesday     10        19:00 Monday@7 talk at 21 Fig Tree Road

Monday            15        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Tuesday            16       19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Advance Notice – Please note the Parish Office will: –

Only be open in the mornings 9.30 am – 12 midday Monday 1st October – Friday 5th October 2018.

THANK YOU to everyone who was in any way involved (helping or taking part) in the Deanery Confirmation service on Tuesday evening. It was a most joyous occasion and well worth all the hard work and effort that went it to it. Thank you all. Rev Jan


Will be held on Sunday 30th September when we will be joined by the Uniformed Organisations. We will be donating all food stuffs to Thanet Food Link who are asking for the following items: Breakfast cereals, pasta, long life milk, soup, tinned rice pudding, tinned vegetables and biscuits. Thank you in advance for your generosity. 

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.

Christmas Tree Festival 2018

Would you, your business, you club or youth group like to be represented at this popular event which will be held this year from 14th to 16th December? Letters and sponsor forms will be sent this week to all those who have supported the event previously and we hope as many as possible will join us again this year but newcomers are always welcome. This year the theme is My Favourite Christmas Carol and as usual we only require a donation of at least £15 for the tree, one to one and a half metres high, which is yours to take home afterwards if you wish.

Enquiries: please contact Pauline Osborne tel 01843 225801, email  or call at the parish office for details.

Monday @ 7:

IMPORTANT NOTICE, CHANGE OF DATE FOR OUR OCTOBER MEETING.  We have had to change our talk on ‘ Memories of the Met’, to Wednesday, 10th October, still at 21 Fig Tree Road at 7pm.  Apologies for this, but it was unavoidable.  Please let me know by tel 604524, or email whether or not you are coming. Thanks, Marion Brown

St Peter’s Women’s Group

Please join us on Tuesday 20th November 2018 @7.30 pm in the Portland Hall for a talk ‘A World of Lavender’ by Dr Simon Charlesworth from Downderry Farm. Tickets £3 each available from the Parish Office, Church Street Florist and Gill Lovelock (Chairperson) 861094. It should be a fascinating talk, and plants available to purchase.

Fundraising Committee Report for Sunday 23rd September

Indoor Boot Fair

The Indoor Boor Fair took place as planned, on Saturday (yesterday). I’ll make a more detailed report at a later date when all the figures are finally confirmed.

Choral Concert

Arrangements for the Choral Concert, booked for Saturday October 6, are proceeding apace. The two choirs have been in touch with us to discuss the programme, which will start at 7.30pm and be in two parts with an interval between, during which refreshments, including wine, will be available. All in all, the event seems set fair to be a very enjoyable evening for everyone so, if you haven’t booked your ticket yet, please do so a soon as you can. They are only £5.50 each and are available from the Parish office. Alternatively, you can pay at the door, but the ticket will then cost £6.00, so book early and save! I hope we will see you there.

Wine & Wisdom

On November 2nd, another of Jane Green’s superb Wine & Wisdom events will take place. It starts at 7.00pm in the Main Hall and tickets will be available soon from the Parish office so, if you are interested, put the date in your diary. Details are still being finalised, but the ticket price will include Fish & Chips, delivered to your table. Who could want more!

Indoor Boot Fair (another one!)

We have decided to run an additional Boot Fair, this time with a Christmas theme, on Saturday 17th November so, if you would like to book a table for £10.00, or just to come along to browse, please note this date in your diary too. More details later.

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

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

We restart the Home Group on Wednesday 3rd October, 2.30pm, at St Leu.

Where Charles Watson will lead a discussion on Collects. Not just last Sundays, but Collects in general.

If you want to know more about this and perhaps would like to join us, please ring John Cox 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

Please note that the Parish Office will be closed at 1 pm every afternoon. If you need to see Simon outside of office hours please ring him to arrange an appointment.

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!