News Sheet 14/04/19

A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 14th April 2019

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


Monday            15       18:30 Passover Supper in St Peter’s Main Hall

Tuesday            16       19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Saturday          27        09:00 Indoor Boot Fair in St Peter’s Main Hall

Monday            29       14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive


Tuesday            07       19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Monday            13       14:30 Monday @7 afternoon tea & talk Walpole Bay     


Saturday          18        19:30 Barn Dance in St Peter’s Main Hall

Tuesday            21       19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

At the Annual Meeting of Parishioners and Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Sunday 7th April 2019  The following were elected as Churchwardens:-

Pauline Osborne

Sylvia Mills

The following were elected as Lay Members of the Parochial Church Council:-

Caroline Pile

Mary Bridges

Archdeacon’s Visitation. The Visitation service, at which our two Churchwardens are sworn in for the coming year, will take place at Canterbury Cathedral on Wednesday 22nd May at 7.30 pm. This service is open to all, especially to those who have designated roles in the church, and it is hoped that some members of our congregation will also be there to show their support for Sylvia and Pauline.

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.

Easter Lilies If you would like to donate £3 for a lily stem, in memory of a loved one, which will be used in our Easter Church flower decorations. Please put your donation in an envelope with the name clearly of the person(s) to be remembered on the outside of the envelope and hand it into the parish Office by Wednesday 17th April. The list of names will be on the altar for our services on Easter Sunday.

Easter Garden. If there are any children who would like to help make the Easter Garden please come to church on Holy Saturday (20th April) at 9am. You will need to be accompanied by an adult!

VOLUNTEERS WANTED.  I am trying to gather together a list of people who would be willing to help transport Wendy Parsons over to Canterbury hospital to visit her husband John. If this is something you feel you could help with please contact me. Don Bumpstead. Tel 01843 602287.

ST PETER’S WOMEN’S GROUP. In April we have an interesting speaker to which guests are invited:16 April: Toni Mount: They dared to be doctors

Please join us (£3) 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

Monday @7: Our next event is on Monday 13th May, for afternoon tea at the Walpole Bay Hotel, and a talk on the hotel by the owner.  We are meeting at 2.30pm. Any queries, please contact Marion Brown, Tel 604524, email: . Thank you.

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 and 15th of May , 12th and 19th June, and 3rd and 31st July. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATES. Please have a word with me if you are interested. Thank you, Rev’d Jan (01843 869169).

Please help with the House-to house Collection during Christian Aid Week 12-18 May

The sign-up list for Christian Aid collecting is now available near the south door of the church.  Please give prayerful thought to being part of this year’s team and collecting from a street near you or even just a few houses.  We very much need new collectors as some of those who have collected faithfully for many years are sadly no longer able to do so and there are many streets we do not cover.  For more information about what is involved, please do contact me. Many thanks. Elspeth Cooke (863293)

Fundraising Committee Report for Sunday 14th April 2019

Quiz Night – 5th April

Last week’s Quiz Night was a huge success. Almost all the tables were sold out, Jane Green was her usual brilliant self as Quiz master, everyone had a lot of fun and we raised no less than £691.00 for church funds. Our next quiz will be in October, so please keep the date in mind.

Boot Fair – 27th April

The next Boot Fair will take place on Saturday 27th April. There are still some tables available and, if you would like to take one up or you have a friend who might wish to book one, please apply to the Parish office. You can do so in person or call on 01843 866061.

Barn Dance

A Barn Dance is being organised for Saturday 18th May and tickets will soon be available, again from the Parish Office. Tickets will be priced at £7.50 each and it should be a great evening, so mark the date in your dairy now!

Railway Swing Band

The famous Railway Swing Band will be appearing in the Community Hall on Wednesday 26th June. This might seem a long way ahead, but it really isn’t all that far and, as they are a fabulous band and very well worth hearing, this should be a date for your diary too.

Incidentally, we will need a lot of helpers when the Swing Band comes to St. Peter’s. There will be more details later but, if you can help out on that evening, please let us know.

The Monday Home Group – 92 Dumpton Park Drive, Broadstairs

We are now taking a break for Holy Week and Easter week, but expect to resume on Monday 29th April meeting weekly at 2:30 pm to reflect on the glorious Bible accounts of what the Resurrection meant for the early disciples – and of course for us today.  Do please join us – you’d be most welcome.  If you want to know more, please do phone us on 863293.  Michael & Elspeth

The Wednesday Home Group:

Details of the next meeting and date TBC.

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!