News Sheet 23rd December 2018


A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 23rd December 2018

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

DIARY OF EVENTS for December

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



Saturday          05        18:00 Twelfth Night Party in St Peter’s Main Hall

Wednesday      09        14:30 Home Group @St Leu

Saturday           12       19:00 Monday @7 New Year Party @21 Fig Tree Road

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

Tuesday            15        19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Please note the Parish Office: –  Will be closed from and including Monday 24th December 2018, reopening Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

THANK YOU so much for all the Christmas Cards and good wishes I have been given or sent this year. They are all much appreciated and I wish you all a Very Happy and joyous Christmas. Rev Jan

COMMUNITY CAROL SINGING will take place on Sunday 23rd Dec (today) at 6pm in the garden of the Red Lion (by the fish and chip shop) please do come along.

Morning Prayer in Church Please note there will be no Morning Prayer next week, resumes again on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Christmas Tree Festival Once again this was a great success but only due to the many people who helped, too numerous to name in the limited space of the news sheet.  We had a lot of visitors coming into the church to view the trees and to enjoy the entertainment on Saturday afternoon and the Gospel Singers concert in the evening. Final figures have not yet been produced but more than £800 was raised for the running costs of the church. Best decorated tree was won by the church choir and the runner up was Church Street Florists. The junior section was won by 1st St. Peter’s Cubs and Beavers with 1st St. Peter’s Scouts runner up. The People’s Choice winner was Church Street Florists and runner up 1st St. Peter’s Cubs and Beavers.

Festive ‘Open House’ Party Cameron & Theo invite you and your family to join them, on Friday 28th December 2018 from 3 – 6 pm, at 20 Victoria Road St Peters CT10 2UQ. RSVP 01843 862772

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 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. ()

Fundraising Committee Report for Sunday 23rd 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 online – 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

After the seasonal break, we restart our weekly meetings at 2:30pm on Monday 14th January, when we shall resume reflecting in music and word on the Bible readings heard in church the previous day.  Meeting at 92 Dumpton Park Drive, we welcome anyone who’d like to come, even as a one off:  we finish at around 4pm with tea and biscuits.  If you’d like to know more, please do phone us on 863293.  Michael & Elspeth Cooke.

Wednesday Home Group. The next group meeting will be at St Leu at 2.30pm on Wednesday 9th January. June Binfield will be taking over as leader of the group. Thereafter meetings will continue on the first Wednesday of each month but weekly during Lent and Advent. At this first meeting of the New Year we expect to discuss suggestions and perhaps an outline of the meetings to follow. If you have any questions please ring either June on 01843 861286 or John on 07989 057737. We look forward to the New Year, and would welcome new members.

And watch this space in the New Year! 

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 Main Hall (01843) 866061

Hopeville Avenue, St Peter’s CT10 2TR

Closed, reopens Wednesday 2nd January 2019 @9 am

If your enquiry is urgent please contact Pauline Osborne, Churchwarden

(details as below)


Halls email:

Parish and Community Halls Administrator – Simon Perry

Vicar 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