News Sheet for16th December 2018

A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 16th December 2018

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

DIARY OF EVENTS for December

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

Sunday             23        08.00 Holy Communion (BCP) in St Peter’s Church

                                             09.30 Parish Communion in St Peter’s Church

Monday           24        16.00 Christingle & Nativity Service in St Peter’s  Church  

                                             23.30 Midnight Eucharist in St Peter’s Church

Tuesday           25        08.00 Holy Communion (BCP) in St Peter’s Church

                                       09.30 Family Eucharist in St Peter’s Church

Please note there will be NO 10 am service on WEDNESDAY 26 December

Please note the Parish Office will: –

Only be open in the morning 9.30 am -12 midday on Thursday 20th & Friday 21st December 2018.

Then closed from and including Monday 24th December 2018, reopening Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

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.

Many thanks to everyone who so generously contributed towards the choir’s Christmas stall at the recent fair. It was a great success and we raised over £250. If, when you are getting out, or clearing away, your Christmas decorations this year, you find any items that you no longer need, we would be very grateful again for them. We can store them and recycle them for next year’s effort. Baubles, tinsel, wreaths, unwanted gifts, ornaments etc. all gratefully accepted and can be collected if necessary. Thank you, Sue Barker, 07887361249.

The Social Committee invites you to a Twelfth Night Party on Saturday 5th January 2019, to be held in the Main Hall, 6 for 6.30pm. There will be mulled wine on arrival. The menu will be fresh salmon and vegetables with a choice of desserts (please note any dietary requirements on the sheet in the office). Please feel free to bring your own alcohol. There will be entertainment after the meal. Tickets are now available from the Parish Office price £8. Everyone is welcome. When the office is closed, tickets are available from Sylvia Mills 865874.

Monday @ 7: Our next event is on Saturday 12th January, at 21 Fig Tree Road, for our New Year Party.  Please be thinking what you can bring to eat, either sweet or savoury, and let me know please.  Contact Marion Brown, Tel 604524, email  Thank you.

The Thanet Winter Shelter. I have been able to take a great number of wonderful items over the last few weeks including Colouring / Puzzle books, duvets, duvet covers, pillow cases, single sheets, scarves, socks, gloves, hats, toiletries and clothing. Thank you all very much. Please continue to give any

of these or cleaning materials.  The Shelter is off to a good start. June. ()

Morning Prayer in Church

Please note there will be no Morning Prayer week commencing 24th December, resume again on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Fundraising Committee Report for Sunday 16th December 2018

2019 Fund Raising Events

Our first event for the New Year will be another Boot Fair on Saturday 26th January 2019. We are also planning a ‘Tea and Beetle Drive’ for 7th February (although this is still provisional), another Boot Fair on 23rd March and, in the following months, there will be Quiz Nights, a Barn Dance, a Fashion Show and, hopefully, some really first class music events. Just watch out for this item in future news sheets to find out what, when and where these events will take place.

2018 was a very good year for fundraising and it’s my fervent hope and prayer that we can do as well next year. However, everything depends on the support that we get, both from within the Church community itself and outside it so; anything you can do to help will be more than welcome.

When you shop on line -don’t forget to use this facility. In the last few months we have raised over £200!

When buying Christmas presents e.g. Books, travel, hotels, food, presents, household items etc. etc.  This is at no cost to you, but a % of the cost of your purchase could be benefiting St Peter’s Church. Some are already doing this, which is great. To ensure you cover approx. 90% of all retailers, please register with the following two (very reputable!) websites:


  • and when asked, the charity you want to support is: St Peter-in-Thanet Church Broadstairs.


  • and when asked, the charity you want to support is: The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Peter-in-Thanet.

Once you have registered (a very simple job), please then don’t forget to open the sites first before you make any purchase and the site will then automatically donate to St Peter’s -easy!   

We now have over 20 in the Church who are registered already, so let’s see if we can at least double this number (and our income from it) soon!

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

Tomorrow, 17th December, we will be reflecting in art, music, and word on seven of the names of Jesus, culminating in “Emmanuel” – God with us.  As the session is a one-off special, we warmly welcome anyone who’d like to join us for a time of stillness in what can otherwise seem a very busy season.   If you’d like to know more, please do phone us on 863293.    NB After Monday we shall be taking a break, but plan to resume meeting on Monday 14th January.  Michael & Elspeth Cooke.

Wednesday Home Group

We are following our Advent course ‘A Journey through Luke’ – 2.30pm at St Leu. For more details 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 Wednesday 9 am – 1pm

Thursday & Friday 9.30 am – 12 midday


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!