News Sheet for 17/02/19

A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 17th February 2019

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

DIARY OF EVENTS for February

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

Wednesday      06       14:30 Home Group @St Leu

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

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

Tuesday            19       18:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group meal @Taddy’s Barn

Wednesday      20       14:30 Home Group @St Leu

Saturday          23        09:00 Indoor Boot Fair in St Peter’s Main Hall


For those of you who are thinking about getting confirmed, or those who are already, but want to learn more about the Christian faith, I am planning to hold some sessions after Easter. Please have a word with me if you are interested,    and we can then decide what time of the day will be best for you all. Rev’d Jan (01843 869169).

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, and the plans are on the notice board in the church porch.

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 tomorrow Monday February 18th, at Pauline Osborne’s house, 440 Northdown Road, CT9 3LD.  We are having a very interesting talk on Japan, 7 for 7.30pm.  If you haven’t already done so, please let me know if you are coming. Contact Marion Brown, Tel 604524, email . Thank you.

Renewal of the Church Electoral Roll 2019. Has now commenced 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.

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 17th February 2019

Tea and Beetle Drive

There are still a few tickets left for Tuesday’s Tea and Beetle Drive event so, if you haven’t got yours yet, apply to the Parish office as soon as you can. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to sell tickets ‘on the door’ because we need to know how much cake etc. to provide, so anyone wishing to come will need to book up in advance. It should be a jolly afternoon for everyone concerned, especially the children, and tickets are only £5.00 for adults and £3.00 for the kids. Hope we will see you there.

Several people have already offered to bake cakes etc. for the event, but we will probably need a few more and I know that there are a lot of great cake makers out there. Marion Brown is the ‘cake co-ordinator’ for the day and, If anyone can help us out to make this event the success it deserves to be, please contact Marion on 01843 604524 or else via the Parish office.

Indoor Boot Fair

Don’t forget that we have another Boot Fair organised for Saturday 23rd March. Tables are, as usual, £10.00 each so, if you would like to have one, contact the Parish office between 9.00am and 1.00pm on weekdays. Alternatively, you might like to just come along and browse and perhaps by a few things. Don’t forget – Saturday 23rd March!

Quiz Night

There will be another Quiz Night (the new name for Wine and Wisdom) on Friday 5th April. More details later but, if you are interested, mark the date in your diary and tell your friends about it.

‘The Christ We Share’ – Monday afternoons in Lent: 2:30 pm at 92 Dumpton Park Drive “A picture can be worth 1000 words” – so, starting on Monday 11th March, we will be reflecting for an hour each week on images of Christ from across the world. Marvelling at some of the perhaps surprising insights from other cultures, we look forward to being more inspired by and confident in the Lord we try to serve.  If you’d like to take part in such a journey of encouragement, please join us. (NB On 18th & 25th February the Monday Home group continues to explore the Bible Readings heard in church the previous day. No meeting on 4th March.)  Do phone us on 863293 if you’d like more details. Michael & Elspeth Cooke. 

The Wednesday Home Group.

The Wednesday group will meet in Lent at St. Leu at 2.30 pm, beginning on 6th March and every Wednesday thereafter until the 10th April. We will use The Nail by Stephen Cottrell. We will look at the crucifixion through the eyes of six key witnesses in each of the six sessions. If you have any questions, contact June, ( , 07711 072233 or 01843 861286.).

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!