Newsheet for 13/01/19

A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 13th January 2019

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


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

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

Monday            21        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Saturday          26        09:00 Indoor Boot Fair in St Peter’s Main Hall

Monday            28        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive


Monday            04        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Tuesday            05        19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Wednesday      06        14:30 Home Group @St Leu

Monday            11        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Monday            18        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

                                       19:00 Monday @7 Talk at 440 Northdown Road

Tuesday            19        14:30 Tea and Beetle Drive

                                       19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Churches Together. 

There will be an Ecumenical Service at Queens Road Baptist Church next Sunday 20th January at 6.30 pm as part of our celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Please do come. Rev Jan 

Dates for your diary

Installation of Rev Jan as Vicar of St Peters by The Archdeacon of Canterbury on the 17th March at 9:30 am, followed by cake and prosecco.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting Sunday April 7th at 11 am in Parish and Community Halls. Please note change of date.

Can you help please

The Lunch Club is urgent need of tea towels as our stock seems to have almost vanished. If you have any in good condition, not necessarily new, tea towels which you are able to donate, please leave them in the office. Many thanks.

Monday @7.

Our next event is on Monday February 18th, at Pauline Osborne’s house, 7 for 7.30pm, for a talk on Japan. It is a very interesting talk, with some beautiful photographs. Please let me know if you are coming, we need to know numbers for chairs etc. Contact Marion Brown, Tel 604524, or email . Thanks

The Winter Shelter. 

Thank you for all the generous donations to the Winter Shelter. They are much appreciated by all who use and all who help run the Shelter. This year the Shelter will be open until the end of March. Please continue to give what you can – your gifts make a real difference. Thank you. June. ( or 01843 861286)

Fundraising Committee Report for Sunday 13th January 2019

Indoor Boot Fair

Our first event for 2019 will be another Indoor Boot Fair, which will take place in the Church Hall on Saturday 26th January. Tables are £10.00 each and may be booked in the Parish Office during normal opening hours so, if you or anyone you know would like to take on a table at the IBF, please let us know. The last Boot Fair sold out well before the date and several potential sellers had to be disappointed so, if you’d like to be sure of your table, book early! If past fairs are anything to go by, there will be a lot of good stuff on sale and often the kind of goods which you can’t buy in the High Street, so put the 26th January in your diary, come along and browse. There’ll be hot bacon rolls too! Who can resist that kind of offer?!

Tea and Beetle Drive

Have you ever driven a Beetle (not the Volkswagen type)? No? – well now’s your chance because the ‘Tea and Beetle Drive’ event is now definitely ‘on’ for the afternoon of Tuesday 19th February (please note change of day & date to that previously published), starting at 2.30pm. There will be Beetle Drive games, tea and cake all for just £5.00 each so, if you are interested or have any friends who might want to join us, please let us know. Tickets will be available soon from the Parish Office during normal opening hours and the more that come, the merrier it will be so – see you there!

Monday Home Group

After the seasonal break, we restart our weekly meetings at 2:30pm tomorrow 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.

The Wednesday Home Group. 

Our next meeting at St. Leu at 2.30 pm will be on February 6th, more details to follow soon. We welcome anyone who would like to join the group. If you have any questions, contact June, (01843 861286, ) or John, (07989857737).

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

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.

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 in every pound given!