News Sheet 3rd February 2019

A warm welcome to the PARISH OF St PETER-IN-THANET News Sheet for Sunday 3rd February 2019
(Details of Worship and Services in separate white pew sheet)
DIARY OF EVENTS for February
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

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

Monday 11 14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive 19:00 Monday @7 Musical Evening St Andrew’s Church

Wednesday 13 14:30 Home Group @St Leu

Dates for your diary ASH WEDNESDAY 6th March. This year we will be holding a sung Eucharist at 10am on Ash Wednesday. There will be no evening service.
There will be NO 8am service on the 17th March as I would like to encourage all the congregation to come to the 9:30 service when the Archdeacon will install me (Rev Jan) as your vicar. This will be followed by cake and prosecco.
The Taize service in March will be on the fourth Sunday of the month (24th March) instead of the third (17th March). No evening service on the 17th March
Annual Parochial Church Meeting Sunday April 7th at 11am in Parish and Community Halls. Please note change of date.
The PCC have applied for a faculty to build a display table over the first pew in the South aisle. Full details of the application are available in the Parish office. If you wish to discuss it, or have any comments or objections please see Richard Baker or a member of the Fabric Committee. Richard Baker Chair Fabric Committee
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
Renewal of the Church Electoral Roll 2019. Commenced last 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.
Do you play a musical instrument? Join us to accompany the singing at our Sunday Praise Services (second Sunday of month). Rehearsal today Sunday 3rd February 10.45am.
Come and Sing! The choir will be presenting a choral performance here at church on Palm Sunday, 14th April 2019, 4.00pm. You are invited to join us for this performance. All singers welcome. The repertoire will be Haydn’s
Little Organ Mass and some anthems appropriate for Lent. Rehearsals are Fridays 7.15 to 8.15pm in church.
The Thanet Winter Shelter. Thank you for your recent gifts. The Shelter is delighted to receive any of the following: socks, gloves, hats, sleeping bags, rucksacks, toiletries, male and female, feminine hygiene products, pens, pencils, note books, puzzle books. Thank you for your continued help. June or 01843 861286.
Fundraising Committee Report for Sunday 3 rd February 2019
Indoor Boot Fair – 26th January 2019
The boot fair held on 26th January made a profit (before expenses) for the church of £376.45. All possible thanks to everyone who helped out on that day, whether serving refreshments, minding the entrance door (whilst accepting donations from the grateful punters) or serving at the church’s own table in the main hall. These events simply could not take place without the willing help of volunteers so, once again, thanks to you all.
Tea and Beetle Drive
The Beetle Drive posters are now in the windows of the Parish office and flyers have been left on all the tables in the foyer of the hall for anyone to pick up. The event is also on our Facebook page, which is attracting more and more attention, and more posters are in the hands of Broadstairs council. They will (hopefully) appear on their public notice boards very soon. If you would like to come along on Tuesday 19th February, or to bring your family, it’s only £5.00 per adult and £3.00 per child. However, tickets must be purchased in advance – they will not be available ‘on the door’ otherwise we can’t judge how much cake we’ll need! The event starts at 2.30pm and ends at 4.30pm so, if you would like an afternoon of fun, please come along.
Indoor Boot Fair
On 23rd March – guess what – we’re running another boot fair! As usual, tables will be £10.00 each and the fair will run from 9.00am to 12 noon. If you would like a table, pop into the Parish office and book one. More about this next week.
Raffle Prizes
Thanks to the many benevolent people have donated prizes, but we can always use more so, if you have anything at home that you don’t want, please bring it in so that it can grace our raffle prize table at the Beetle Drive and other events. Prizes suitable for children will be especially welcome.
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. We will meet on Wednesday, February 6th at St.Leu. Everyone is welcome. For this meeting we will look at the story of Ruth, whose story illustrates hardship, loyalty and courage but with a happy ending. She contributed to the genealogy of Jesus. If you have time to read the OT chapter in advance, it is quite short. With the help of Jan, we are also planning for our weekly meetings in Lent. June. ( or 07711 072233).
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 Email: 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

Churchwardens: Pauline Osborne (225801) email: Sylvia Mills (865874) email: Parish website:
We are always SO grateful for the cash donations given each week at services.