News Sheet 09/06/19

A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 9th June 2019

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



Monday            10       13:00 Monday @7 Lunch at Quex Barn

                                     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



Please note The Parish Office will be closed all day on Wednesday 12th June 2019.


Today’s Sunday Praise Service for Pentecost will be a joint service with all the churches in St Peters held in our church. We will start off in church then celebrate Holy Communion in the Garden of Remembrance. Coffee will be served in the Baptist Church next door.


Monday @7: Our next event is on Monday 10th June, tomorrow, for lunch at 1pm, at Quex Barn, Birchington.  Looking forward to seeing you there, any queries, Tel Marion Brown, 604524, email  Thank you.



This second event was another resounding success, raising the church the magnificent sum of £1,285.75! Our thanks must go to Sue Brooks and her team of helpers and, of course, to those people who so kindly opened their gardens for the benefit of visitors. Our thanks too, to the Rev Jan for allowing us to use her garden for the final stage, offering visitors refreshments provided by our supporters.

We were blessed with fine weather but a strong wind in the morning successfully blew down two of the gazebos in Jan’s garden but mercifully, no one was injured and everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable day.


THANK YOU As a thank you to all those who volunteer in Church, Parish Office or within the halls in any capacity you are all invited to scones and tea at the Vicarage anytime between 3pm and 5pm – drop in anytime – on Saturday 13th July. There is a sign-up sheet in the office so that we have a rough idea of those who will be coming. Rev Jan.


Children in Church I am planning to set up a ‘Sunday School‘ to take place on the first Sunday of the month. It will take place in the choir vestry after the notices with children returning back in to church at The Peace. It will comprise of a Bible story, activity and some music. If you would like to be involved with this please contact me. Rev Jan (01843 869169, or ). The more helpers we have the better. Thank you


Parish Data Base The Parish Data Base (PDB) is now up to date and complies with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). It shows the details we hold on each person and how and by whom they can be contacted, together with what information they wish to receive. The PDB is held by Simon Perry and anyone who wishes to contact someone must first speak to him and he will be able to check that the person has given consent for their details to be shared. The Data Protection Privacy Policy is on the website and includes a section on your rights and your personal data. Gill Page (Data Processor).



St. Peter’s women’s group The next topic in June:- 
Tuesday 18th June, Lee and Jackie Wellbrook – Broadstairs Folk Week.
Held in the Portland Centre/ Hall at 7.30 pm. Do join us as a guest if this topic interests you £3 including tea/ coffee and biscuits. Gill.


Fundraising Committee Report for Sunday 9th June 2019

Boot Fair – Saturday 8th June 2019

The boot fair scheduled for yesterday was very badly supported, only five tables having been sold by the beginning of the week. In light of this, the decision was taken to cancel the boot fair entirely, rather than try to go ahead with it with just a small scattering of tables in the hall. This decision was taken only with the greatest regret and I apologise to anyone who may have been inconvenienced. The only good news is that four of the five table holders have pre-purchased a slot at the next boot fair in September.

Railway Swing Band – Wednesday 26th June

Tickets for the Railway Swing Band concert are selling well, but there are still some available. However, if you haven’t bought yours yet, it might be as well to purchase them soon because the Community hall has a capacity limit and, if the hall fills up, you and your friends or relatives might be disappointed. The tickets are only £10.00 each and can be booked by calling at the Parish office in Hopeville Avenue or by calling on 01843 866061. The concert starts at 7.30pm and runs until 10.00pm, with a short interval during which refreshments, including wine, will be available, so please 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 so, if you can help out on that evening, please let us know.

St Peter’s Church Summer Fete Saturday 29th June, 10 am – 2 pm

We are looking for some quality pieces of bric-a-brac, some nice clothes, handbags, jewellery, and toys for our various stalls.

We also need lots of bottles of wine, and some nice prizes for out tombola stalls.

Please keep the items at home until week commencing Monday 24th June then bring them to the Parish Office between 10 am – 12 midday Monday to Friday. Don’t forget to buy and sell some of our raffle tickets.

If you can spare any time to help set up on Friday 28th June just come along to the hall between noon and 5 pm. The more the merrier. Thank you very much for your support! Roger Waddell, Fete Co-Ordinator.






The Monday Home Group at 92 Dumpton Park Drive, Broadstairs CT10 1RL

We meet weekly at 2:30 pm to reflect on and rejoice in the Bible Readings heard in Church the previous day.  Do please join us – even for a one-off – you’d be most welcome.  If you want to know more, do phone us on 863293. Michael & Elspeth Cooke.


Wednesday Home Group. Date and topic details for the next monthly meeting to follow. 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 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and 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!