News Sheet for 11th November 2018

A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 11th November 2018

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


DIARY OF EVENTS for November

Monday            12        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

                                       19:00 [email protected] AGM at 21 Fig Tree Road

Saturday          17        09:00 Indoor Boot Fair in St Peter’s Main Hall

Monday            19        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Tuesday            20        19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Saturday          24        10:00 Parish Festive Fayre

Monday            26        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive



Monday            03        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

                                       19:00 [email protected] Christmas Dinner at North Foreland Golf Club

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

Wednesday      05        14:30 Home Group @St Leu

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

Wednesday      12        14:30 Home Group @St Leu

STEWARDSHIP – Will all those that give regularly under the ENVELOPE SCHEME NB that your new box and letter is ready for collection for the coming year by the South Door as you come into Church. Thank you, Caren Bumpstead. Stewardship Sec.

WANTED – Wheelchair. If anyone has an unwanted wheelchair they want to get rid of, we could do with one in church. Please see Rev Jan or phone 01843 869169 if you are able to help. Thank you

Christmas cards are now on sale on Sundays after the 8 o’clock and 9.30 services and in the Hall foyer. Orders for a larger number of cards can be made by contacting Jan Gee on 01843 862067. All proceeds are for much needed church funds. Thank you for your continued support in providing card fronts and cellophane bags.

Monday @ 7: Our next event is on Monday 12th November, at 7pm, at 21 Fig Tree Road for our AGM.  Please bring your Subs for 2019, and your money for the Christmas Dinner, in 2 separate envelopes. Also your Menu choices. Thank you. Marion Brown Tel 604524.

Monday at 7 and The Pajama Game Due to unforeseen circumstances the performance has been cancelled for the Tuesday. However, if you wish to take advantage of seeing a second dress rehearsal on that night then we can offer a special price of £10, cash with order. Bob Drywood 01843 862522, 07732385414. Closing date 12th November.

The Thanet Winter Shelter is starting on 19th November and this year it will run until the end of March. You were all so generous last year and the need is as great as ever. Please can you start bringing things in, there is a box in Church and you can also donate in the Parish Office. For the first few weeks please bring any of the following: puzzle books, adult colouring books, gloves, hats, socks or men’s toiletries so that we can help in a practical way. I will take your gifts weekly to the Salvation Army, who will see they go to the homeless, who are using the Shelter. Thank you, June.

Sunday Refreshments Join our friendly team on Sundays making refreshments after the 9.30am Service. If you are able to help please ring Wyn Briggs on 01843 604962 – 07779 425 173 – or see Wyn in Church. Thank you.

Samaritan’s Purse/ Operation Christmas Child Please join in the Operation Christmas Child this year. There are leaflets in both the Church and Parish Office- “How to pack your Christmas Shoebox Gift”. Shoe boxes can be obtained at shoe shops, or already decorated flat pack boxes priced at 30p from the Parish Office & Church. Completed boxes can be left in the office between 1st and 18th November during the mornings. Thank you for your help in the past and we look forward to this year’s collection. More information from Mary Wood 585360.

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.

Christmas Tree Festival 2018

This will be held over the weekend of the 14th, 15th and 16th December. More details to follow over the next few weeks.

Fundraising Committee Report for Sunday 11th November 2018

Wine & Wisdom

A last quick mention for the Wine and Wisdom event – we raised, after all expenses were paid, a total of £420.00. A really good result and thanks to everyone, especially Jane Green and Pauline Osborne, who did so much to make the event the success it was.

Raffle Prizes

We can always use more prizes for the raffles so, if you have anything to donate, please don’t forget St. Peter’s Church.

Indoor Boot Fair

The next Boot Fair is on the 17th November, so please come if you can and encourage everyone you know to come along too. All twenty-two tables have been sold and there should be a good range of goods to buy. Don’t forget to mention the hot bacon rolls – last time they were delicious!

Parish Festive Fayre, November 24th, 10AM-2PM

Just a reminder about sorting out some things for the FESTIVE FAYRE please. The date is Saturday 24th and we need prizes and bottles for the tom-bola stalls and raffle, good clean clothes, bric-a-brac, toys, jewellery, bags and scarves, CDs and DVDs, Jigsaws, and Christmas decorations.
Please bring your contributions to the Parish Office in the mornings of week-commencing 19th Nov (between 10am and noon if possible, please)

Helpers needed please, to set up the hall on Friday 23rd, between 11am and 7pm. If you can spend an hour or more, that would be great.

With your help, it will be another great fund-raising success and a big thank you in advance, to our 100-strong team of helpers, and to all the others who will come and support us on the 24th by spending their money with us. Roger Waddell, Fayre Co-Ordinator.

Fund Raising 2019

More details of next year’s events soon.

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 meet again on Wednesday 5th December, 2.30pm, at St Leu, when we will begin our Advent course 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 or 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 – 1pm


Halls email:

 Parish and Community Halls Administrator – Simon Perry

Please Note that the Parish Office will be closed at 1pm 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!