News Sheet for 2nd December 2018


A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 2nd December 2018

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

DIARY OF EVENTS for December

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

Friday               14         16.00 Christmas Tree Festival in St Peter’s Church

Saturday          15         10.00 Christmas Tree Festival in St Peter’s Church

                                      19:00 Thanet Community Gospel Choir Christmas Concert in St Peter’s Church

Sunday             16         11.00 Christmas Tree Festival in St Peter’s Church

                                        16:00 Nine Lessons and Carols in St Peter’s Church

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

Tuesday            18        19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Wednesday      19        14:30 Home Group @St Leu

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 Christmas Dinner is at the Golf Club tomorrow, 7 for 7.30pm. I look forward to seeing everyone there. Any queries, contact me, Marion Brown, Tel 604524, email 

Christmas Unwrapped. This year St Peters Junior School are coming to St Peter’s Baptist Church building for Christmas Unwrapped from 1 until 3pm on Friday 7th December. Bromstone School are also now coming on Tuesday 11th December from 1 until 3pm Again, this is something that has been a great way of all the churches in St Peters working together to share the Good News of Jesus with the community.  

We need people to help please between 12 & 3.30pm on the 7th December or/and 11th December to set-up/clear-away/talk with the children/make Teas & coffee for the staff etc. If you are able to help please let Maggie Paddison know, thank you. 

Churches together Carol singing: Please join us for carol singing at Tesco, Westwood Cross on Thursday 13th December, from 4:30 – 5:30pm. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to sing together with all churches in Broadstairs and St Peter’s. We will be collecting for the Thanet Winter Shelter.

Christmas Tree Festival 14th to 16th December

Your help is needed to welcome visitors to the church when it is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and if you are able to spare an hour (or even two)   please sign up on the lists by the South Door. Volunteers also required to set it all up on Thursday 13th December from 8.00 am and to be in the church while people decorate their trees during the day.  Any enquiries please contact Pauline Osborne Tel: 225801.

Christmas Tree Festival/ Thanet Community Gospel Choir Christmas Concert Saturday 15th December at 7.00 pm

Tickets are now available in the parish office or at the door on the day – £5 – for this popular event. Come and join this award-winning choir in singing some of the Christmas songs and carols while the lights on the trees twinkle all around. Mulled wine and mince pies will be available during the interval.

The Thanet Winter Shelter. Thank you for your generous donations of hats, socks, gloves, scarves, razors, hair brushes and toiletries. I have been well supplied for my trip to the Salvation Army. Please continue to help with all these items. We would also welcome adult colouring or puzzle books, coloured pencils, clean sheets and pillow cases, pillows and clean duvets and cleaning materials. Please leave in church or the parish office. If you need gifts to be collected, please email me,  or leave a message with Simon in the office. Thank you for getting this year’s Shelter off to a good start.

Fundraising Committee Report for Sunday 2nd December 2018

Festive Fayre

Great news More money from the Festive Fayre has come in:-


Cakes sold by Church, Sprats & Lunch club                    45.35

Bric a Brac                                                                                         40.00

Preserves                                                                                          11.50

Jewellery                                                                                          152.60

                                                                                             Total       249.45

Total on the day                                                                          3021.98

Making a new grand total of                                             £3271.43

Once again, a very big thank you to everyone for your help and support. Roger Waddell, Fayre Co-Ordinator.

Indoor Boot Fair & ‘Tea and Beetle Drive’

Our first event for the New Year will be another Boot Fair on Saturday 26th January 2019 and after that, in a return to something we haven’t done for some time, there will be a ‘Tea and Beetle Drive’ event on Thursday 7th February. I hope that we can make 2019’s fund raising efforts as successful as those of this year and the more support we get the better more successful we’ll be so, if there is anything you can do to help, please let us know. 

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

We start tomorrow looking at some of the great themes of the Advent season.  We warmly welcome anyone who’d like to join us for such times of stillness in what can otherwise seem a very busy season.

     3rd December     John the Baptist (who heralds the Coming)
   10th December   Mary (Mother of God)
   17th December   Emmanuel (God with us – Indeed, “Come, Lord Jesus!”)

We meet at 92 Dumpton Park Drive CT10 1RL, the home of Michael & Elspeth Cooke; each session will start at 2:30 pm and end at around 4 pm with tea and biscuits.    

If you’d like to know more, please do phone us on 863293. Michael & Elspeth Cooke.

Wednesday Home Group

Just a reminder that our Advent Course starts on Wednesday 5th December – 2.30pm at St Leu. Could you please start reading daily from Advent Sunday – 2nd December – A Journey through Luke – Page 1. If you haven’t yet got a copy please give me a ring. John Cox – 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

Hopeville Avenue, St Peter’s CT10 2TR

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!