News Sheet 28/04/19

A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 28th April 2019

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


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


Wednesday      01       14:30 Home Group @St Leu

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

Wednesday      08       19:00 Confirmation/ Christian Enq. Course (Vicarage)

Monday            13       14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

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


Wednesday      15       19:00 Confirmation/ Christian Enq. Course (Vicarage)

Saturday          18        19:00 Barn Dance in St Peter’s Main Hall

Monday            20       14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

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

Following the success of the Seder Meal held on 14 April, we were able to donate the net proceeds of £78 to Christian Aid. Our thanks to everyone who made this possible and enabled us to contribute to this vital cause. Robin Page, Treasurer.

Bible study notes £4.60 (May-Aug 2019) nb price increase

Will all subscribers note that these are now ready for collection after this morning’s 9.30 service.   

Please ring 602287 if you need to make alternative arrangements re collection. – Caren

Plant Stall starts today in Church hall foyer
(Coffee will also be served in the hall today)

Please come and buy after the main service today.  If you have plants or other garden items to donate to the stall, please bring them along to the Church Hall foyer before the main Sunday morning service.  If you need plants collecting or have any queries, please contact me.  The stall will continue to be open after the main morning services on 5th and 12th May and during the intervening weeks.  Your support is much appreciated.

House-to-house Collection 12-18 May

Thank you so much to those who have already volunteered for this vital task which can really make a difference to the lives of some of the world’s poorest communities.  We do, however, only cover a very few streets and urgently need new volunteers.  Please give prayerful thought to being part of this year’s team.  If you would like to help, please sign up on the list near the south door of the church.   Many thanks. Elspeth Cooke (863293)

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).

Monday @7: Our next event is on Monday 13th May, at 2.30pm, at the Walpole Bay Hotel at Cliftonville.  We will be having a talk by the owner of the hotel, followed by afternoon tea. The Croquet evening planned for June has had to be cancelled, due to insufficient numbers.  Any queries contact me, Marion Brown, Tel 604524, email . Thank you.

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.

Fundraising Committee Report for Sunday 28th April 2019

Boot Fair – 27th April

A report about this Saturday’s Boot Fair will appear in next week’s newssheet.

Barn Dance – Saturday 18th May

Tickets for the Barn Dance are now available. They are only £7.50 each and there will be a professional caller so, if you like a bit of dancing, come along, kick up your heels and have a great time! Even if you think your dancing days are over, why not come along just to enjoy the atmosphere and tap your feet to some Western-style music. Tell your friends, bring along your own drinks and nibbles and enjoy a lovely evening. Hope we will see you there!

Railway Swing Band – Wednesday 26th June

The Railway Swing Band is coming! They will be performing in the Community Hall on Wednesday 26th June, so don’t forget to note the date in your diary. The concert starts at 7.30pm and runs until 10.00pm, with a short interval during which refreshments, including wine, will be available. Tickets will be £10.00 each. It is important for the church that this event be as big a success as possible and we are hoping to sell every seat in the hall, so please encourage everyone you know to buy a ticket. The band is terrific with 30 plus musicians and a couple of singers and it is a real treat for anyone who likes ‘swing’ music from the forties and fifties, so please come along if you can.

Incidentally, we will need a lot of helpers (the more the better) 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 resume tomorrow Monday 29th April 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: We will meet again on Wednesday, May 1st at St. Leu at 2.30 pm. Everyone welcome. Any queries, please contact June Binfield, 01843 861286 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


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!