News Sheet for 24/03/2017

                        A warm welcome to the PARISH OF St PETER-IN-THANET News Sheet for Sunday 24th March 2019

(Details of Worship and Services in separate white pew sheet)
Monday 25 14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Wednesday 27 14:30 Home Group @St Leu
Monday 01 14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Tuesday 02 19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Wednesday 03 14:30 Home Group @St Leu

Friday 05 18:30 Quiz Night in St Peter’s Main Hall

Saturday 06 12:00 Lent lecture & lunch at St Andrew’s church hall Sunday 07 11:00 APM & APCM Meetings in St Peter’s Main Hall Monday 08 13:00 Monday @7 lunch at The Jolly Farmer, Manston 14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Wednesday 10 14:30 Home Group @St Leu
Advanced notice/ Please note the Parish Office will: Only be open in the mornings 9.30 am – 12 midday Monday 1st April – Friday 5th April 2019.

Thank you to everyone who helped (in any way) to make last Sundays service such a wonderful joyous event. There are too many of you to name here individually! Rev Jan

Disasters Emergency Committee – Cyclone Idai Appeal. There is a bucket by the south door if you want to contribute to the Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal for the cyclone in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

The Electoral Roll is now closed. No new names can be added until after the APCM on 7th April. Printed copies of the roll are in both the church and the Parish Office until 31st March. For any amendments please contact Caroline Pile, Electoral Roll Officer, Tel. 613573.

ANNUAL PAROCHIAL MEETING The Annual Meeting for St Peter’s church will take place in the Community Hall on Sunday 7th April at 11am. This is a meeting of those whose names are on the Civil Electoral Roll of the civil parish and/or those whose names are on the Electoral Roll of the Parish Church. Anyone on either of these rolls can attend and vote. At this meeting, we will elect our two Churchwardens for the next year. This will be followed by the ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING (APCM) at which we need to appoint three more members of the Parochial Church Council. All lay persons whose names are on the Electoral Roll of the Parish Church shall be entitled to attend this meeting, and no other person shall be so entitled. A Clerk in Holy Orders shall be entitled to attend and take part in the proceedings if s/he is licensed to the parish, resident in the parish, or is a habitual worshipper in the parish. Please do consider standing for one of these posts – but each nomination must have a proposer and a seconder please. The necessary forms can be found by the South Porch. If you have any questions do please ask me. Rev’d Jan The Agendas for both meetings along with the reports for the APCM, are by the South Porch. Please do take home and read.

Mothering Sunday 31st March As usual, we will be making small posies for the children to give to their mothers at the 9.30 service. If you would like to donate flowers, suitable greenery or money towards these please contact me in church or Tel 225801, email Many thanks. Pauline Osborne

ENQUIRING ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN FAITH For those of you who are thinking about getting confirmed, or those who are already, but want to learn more about the Christian faith. The sessions will be held at the vicarage on Wednesday evening at 7pm on the 8th, 15th, 22nd of May and 5th, 12th and 19th June. Please have a word with me if you are interested. Thank you, Rev’d Jan (01843 869169).

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN BROADSTAIRS & ST PETERS There will be a Lent lecture at St Andrew’s church hall on Saturday 6th April at 12 Noon. The speaker will be the Rev’d Kerry Thorpe, and will be followed by a soup lunch.

Easter cards are now on sale until the 14th April during coffee time and in the Church Hall foyer. They are priced at 30p or 40p and all funds raised will help with the running of our church. Jan Gee.

Monday @7: Our next event is on Monday 8th April, at 1pm, for lunch at The Jolly Farmer, Manston. I need to know your menu choices asap please. Also, if you are coming to the Walpole Bay Hotel on Monday 13th May, your £5 deposit should be paid now please. Contact Marion Brown, Tel 604524, email Thank you.

The Winter Shelter. This year the Winter Shelter continues to the end of March so I will be collecting gifts for today. An enormous thank you to everyone who has helped St. Peter’s donate practical gifts to the Shelter for the Homeless. June. ( or 07711 072233).

ST PETER’S WOMEN’S GROUP. In April we have two very interesting speakers to which guests are invited: 02 April: Sue Shaw: Chelsea Flower Show 16 April: Toni Mount: They dared to be doctors Please join us (£3) if either or both topics appeal at the Portland Centre, 7.30pm, including a raffle, tea/coffee and biscuits. Please let me know so we can welcome you Gill Lovelock: 861094

Fundraising Committee Report for Sunday 24th March 2019
Quiz Night – 5th April
Most of the tables for the next Quiz Night have now been sold but, if you would like to take part, there are still a few left. You can either form a team of your own or come along as a couple or a group, or even by yourself. You can book your place by getting in contact with the Parish Office on 01843 866061, or drop by in person between 9.00am and 1.00pm on any weekday. Tickets are £10.00 each, but Fish and Chips, served during the interval, are part of the price and, if past events are anything to go by, a good time will be had by all! Alternatively, you can express an interest by email or on the church’s Facebook site. However, bookings can’t be confirmed until payment is made. All you would have to do is to bring along your own cutlery, glasses and drinks. Hope we see you there!

Indoor Boot Fair – 27th April
Our next Boot Fair is being held on Saturday 27th April so book early to avoid disappointment.
Raffle Prizes
We have several events coming up for which we will need raffle prizes and, even though we still have some ‘in stock’, we need some more to avoid running out. If you have anything at home which you can donate, we would be very grateful.

NB. Information for the News Sheets for Sunday 31 st March 2019 & Sunday 7 th April 2019 to the Parish Office please by 10.00 am Wednesday 27 th March
‘The Christ We Share’ – Monday afternoons in Lent: 2:30 pm at 92 Dumpton Park Drive “A picture can be worth 1000 words” – 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. Do phone us on 863293 if you’d like more details. Michael & Elspeth Cooke.

The Wednesday Home Group. We will meet on the 27th March at St. Leu at 2.30 pm when we will look at the Lord’s Passion through the eyes of Caiaphas, using The Nail by Stephen Cottrell. On the following Wednesdays we will follow two more witnesses. You are very welcome if you would like to join us. 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. 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!