News Sheet 26/05/19

A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 26th May 2019

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


Monday            27       14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive


Sunday             02       13:00 St Peter’s Village Open Gardens

Monday            03       13:00 Monday @7 Lunch at Quex Barn

                                      14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Tuesday            04       19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Wednesday      05       14:30 Home Group @St Leu

                                      19:00 Organ Recital in St Peter’s Church

Saturday          08       09:00 Indoor Boot Fair in St Peter’s Main Hall

Monday            10       14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Wednesday     12       19:00 Confirmation/ Christian Enq. Course (Vicarage)

Monday            17       14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Tuesday            18       19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

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

Monday            24       14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Wednesday     26       19:30 Railway Swing Band in St Peter’s Main Hall

Saturday          29       10:00 St Peter’s Church Summer Fete

St Peter’s Village Open Gardens Next Sunday 2nd June from 1 to 5 pm. Tickets £4 each are available from the Parish Office, or from the Portland Centre on the day. Maps available on the day, and refreshments. All gardens within walking distance from the church. Any queries, please contact Sue Brooks, 01843 604700.

Extra attractions – Plant stall, and tea and cake will be served in the Vicarage Garden.

Monday @7: Our next event is on Monday 3rd June, for lunch at the Quex Barn, Birchington, at 1pm.  I need to know ASAP if you are going, also you may choose your menu in advance if you would like. I will have menus in church today, so please come and see me. I need to give numbers very soon. Any queries, contact Marion Brown, Tel: 604524, email . Thank you.

PLEASE NOTE – The organ recital will take place on Wednesday 5th June at 7pm in church NOT 5th July as it says in the magazine.

Canterbury Diocesan Day of Prayer and Pilgrimage – 7th / 8th June 2019

You are invited to pray with everyone across our diocese for God’s direction in refreshing and renewing us all for mission. Together, across 24 hours, we can make a journey of our hearts and minds seeking change in our own lives and ways to change the lives of others through the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Join our focused Hour of Prayer – wherever you are – pray with us 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm on Saturday 8th June.

Some of you might like to make a pilgrimage journey to Canterbury. There are several routes, some of them ancient pilgrim pathways, that lead to our Cathedral.

You are welcome to arrive at the Cathedral anytime, however from 2.30pm hospitality and refreshments will be available in The Chapter House. There will be prayer opportunities around the cathedral, some prayer stations in the crypt and the focused hour of prayer beginning at 4.30pm connecting us all in prayer across the diocese. Closing worship at 5.30 pm – 6 pm. Please have a look on Canterbury Diocese website for more information.

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 evenings at 7pm on the 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).

Christian Aid Week

The St Peter’s house-to-house collection in the parish raised £542.32 and the envelopes in church raised £387.70.  Together with the plant stall (£438.72)and including £35 donated directly using the Card Reader, the total raised by St Peter’s  was  £1,403.74 (with a further £106.07 tax reclaimable through Gift Aid)   Many thanks to those who contributed in any way to this excellent total (almost £140 more than last year).  A special thank you to the small band of house-to-house collectors. Elspeth Cooke

Fundraising Committee Report for Sunday 26th May 2019

Barn Dance – Saturday 18th May

Last week’s Barn Dance turned out to be a great success. Everyone had a good time, much energy was expended and £151.00 was raised. Thanks to all who assisted on the night.

Boot Fair – Saturday 8th June 2019

There are still some tables left for the forthcoming Boot Fair and anyone who would like to book one should do so without delay. They are only £10 each and may be booked in person at the Parish office or by calling on 01843 866061. The Boot Fair will open at 9 am (sellers can access the Community Hall from 8 am) and tea, coffee and refreshments (including hot bacon rolls) will be available.

Railway Swing Band – Wednesday 26th June

Tickets for the Railway Swing Band concert are now available. They are only £10 each and can be booked by calling at the Parish office in Hopeville Avenue or by calling on 01843 866061. The band is fantastic, includes a couple of singers and plays a range of music from the ‘swing’ era (1940s and 50s) which most of us (at least, those of us of a ‘certain age’) will recognise straight away. Remember Peggy Lee? Dinah Washington? ‘Duke’ Ellington? – If you do then this band is for you!  We are hoping to sell every seat in the hall, so please buy tickets yourself and encourage all your friends, neighbours and relatives to buy them as well. The concert starts at 7.30 pm and runs until 10 pm, with a short interval during which refreshments, including wine, will be available, so reserve the date in your diary. It is important for the church that this event is as big a success as possible, so come along and enjoy.

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.


We are running a bit short of raffle prizes and, as many of the events that we run include a raffle, we need to keep up a good supply, so please deliver any small (or large!) items that you don’t want to the Parish office in Hopeville Avenue. We’d be very grateful for them, as will the future raffle winners!

ST. PETERS SUMMER FETE Saturday 29th June 2019

Our annual fete is just a few weeks away, so we are hoping that everyone will begin to sort out some nice bits and pieces that we can sell, and to remind you that all proceeds go towards our church expenses.

We are trying to improve the quality of the goods for sale this year, so we are asking for nearly new clothes, books, toys, and bric-a-brac items in an effort to encourage people to buy more items. We also need lots of really nice items that we can use as tombola prizes, and of course bottles of wine for the bottle tombola.

We don’t want anything delivered yet to the office, as we don’t have the room.

We have enclosed raffle tickets books in the June Magazine, in the hope that you are willing and able to sell them to friends and neighbours. Don’t be afraid to ask them as soon as you get them, and also ask them to come along and support you/us at the same time. I will keep you posted as time goes by. Thank you in advance. Roger Waddell, Fete Co-ordinator.

The Monday Home Group – 92 Dumpton Park Drive, Broadstairs

We meet at 2:30 pm to reflect on the glorious Bible accounts heard in Church on Sunday – and what Jesus’ resurrection means 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.

Wednesday Home Group. Our next meeting will be on June 5th at St.Leu, meeting at 2.30 pm. At these monthly meetings we have a topic for each meeting. Last time we looked at some of the work in Church Schools to encourage understanding Christianity and for children to see Christianity as a Living Faith. In June we hope to look at Pentecost. All are welcome.

Contact: June Binfield,  or 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 Tuesday 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!