St Peters newsheet 20/01/2019

A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 20th January 2019

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


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

Monday            25        14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive 4

Charles Watson Deceased. 

You are all invited to sign the Book of Remembrance which will be in church today (Sunday) and then in the office next week. We are hoping to send it to Charles’ relatives in Georgia. I received the following email from the family in Georgia “We are very sorry that we couldn’t attend the funeral. We are shocked and saddened by uncle Charles loss. He was such a fine person. We will always remember him”. Rev Jan 

Churches Together. 

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

Renewal of the Church Electoral Roll 2019

Advance notice. This renewal will commence on Sunday 27th January and will be completed on Sunday 17th March. After that no further names can be added to the Roll until after the APCM on Sunday 7th April. Even if your name has been on a previous Electoral Roll, you need to complete an application form, which will be in Church and the Church Office, to be included in the Church Electoral Roll from the APCM. Caroline Pile, Electoral Roll Officer.

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.

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 20th January 2019

Indoor Boot Fair

Tables at the Boot Fair are selling out fast! If you would like to hire one, it’s just £10.00, but you will need to hurry because they’ll soon be gone. If not, perhaps you would prefer just to come along and buy or browse, so put the date in your diary. The fair opens to the public at 9.00am on Saturday 26th January and refreshments will be available too, including delicious hot bacon rolls! It’s all to help support your church so the more backing we get, the better!

Tea and Beetle Drive

The Beetle Drive will now run on the afternoon of Tuesday 19th February, instead of 7th February as originally advertised. We changed the date to the half-term week so that families will be able to come to the event as well as older people so, if you or your family would like to take part in the games, please buy tickets (Adults £5, Children £3). There will be tea and cakes and a raffle as well, so it should be a fun afternoon. The Beetle Drive will start at 2.30pm and end at half past four, so the kids won’t be kept out too late!

Raffle Prizes

We have raffles at a lot of our fund raising events and we get through quite a lot of prizes. Raffles are good way of raising fund and most of those that we run are successful in doing just that. However, raffles need prizes if they are to be successful and we are running a bit short of them. So, if you have items that you can donate for us to use as prizes, it would be really helpful if you could bring them along to the Parish office. Anything unused will be welcome but, for the Beetle Drive at least, we need a few items suitable for children. Parents do like to buy tickets for their children and, if a little boy or girl should win, it wouldn’t go down well if we gave them a bottle of scotch or something! If you can help us with your usual generosity, we would be really grateful.

Monday Home Group

We reflect in music and word on the Bible readings heard in church the previous day.  Meeting at 2:30pm 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!