News Sheet for 01/09/19


A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 1st September 2019

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


DIARY OF EVENTS for September

Monday            02       14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Tuesday           03       10:00 Fabric Committee Meeting (Choir Vestry)

                                     14:30 Halls Committee Meeting (Parish Office)

                                      19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Wednesday      04       14:30 Home Group @St Leu

Monday            09       14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Wednesday      11       14:00 [email protected] visit to the Battle of Britain Museum

Saturday           14       10:00 Friends of Kent Churches Ride and Stride

Monday            16       14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Tuesday           17       19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Saturday         21       09:00 Indoor Boot Fair in St Peter’s Main Hall

Canterbury Cathedral

The clergy and people of St Peter in Thanet are being prayed for in Canterbury Cathedral at the Holy Communion Service at 8am and Evensong on Friday 20th September. You are all most welcome to attend.


Many people are kind enough to make monthly donations by Standing Order but find it awkward when the collection plate goes around as they have nothing to put in to indicate their giving. We have therefore introduced a Giving Token which can be collected when entering the church, and this can be placed in the collecting plate.


Harvest Supper

Harvest Supper will be held on Sunday 29th September in the main hall. The menu will be lasagna, or vegetarian collage pie, with salad, followed by fruit crumble or fruit salad. Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own alcoholic drinks. Tickets now available from the Parish Office, cost £7.50 per person. Entertainment will follow the meal.


PCC Minutes

The minutes from the PCC meeting held on the 6th June 2019 are now on the website and also placed on the notice board in the south porch. Rev Jan


Bible Study Notes £4.60 (Sept – Dec 2019) N.B. 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


Friends of St Peter-in -Thanet 100/200 club

We are hoping to start a 100/200 club to help with the maintenance and repair of the fabric of the church, and the expansion of the Garden of Remembrance. The idea is that a percentage of the income is given in prizes, with the remainder going towards the above. It is still in the planning stage, and we are looking for a volunteer to help set it up and then monitor the payments in and arrange the prize draws.

If you are interested in helping please see Richard, Don or Roger, or mention it to Rev Jan. Thank you.


Eco Church

Our church is taking part in the Eco Church Award Scheme run by I have been asked by the PCC to lead on this. Awards are gained by our church “going green”. Please contact me for information or with comments, suggestions or ideas.

Caroline Pile

Fabric matters

Following the last quinquennial report, there is a lot of work to be done on the roof and stonework of the church. Some of the stained-glass windows also need repairing. We are scheduling work to start from September onwards, and we hope the work can be carried out without too much inconvenience. The cost is likely to be in the region of £45,000. Richard Baker (Chair fabric Committee).

Children in Church 

The new ‘Children’s Church’ starts today 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 your child to attend you will need to complete a Consent Form. Please contact Rev Jan (01843 869169, or ), or Toni Lawrence (01843602668, or ) Thank you.


Monday at 7

Our next event is a visit to the Battle of Britain Museum at Hawkinge, on Wednesday 11th September, meeting there at 2pm. Carol Lamont is organising this event, so please let her know if you would like to go, and whether you can give, or need a lift.  Tel Carol at 01843 309728.  Thank you.


Friends of Kent ChurchesRide and Stride’ Saturday, 14th September, 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

You can enjoy a day cycling or walking around Kent Churches (locally or further afield. The choice is yours). Sponsorship forms and information now available from Sally Wood (local organiser) – telephone 01843 862058, or speak to her in Church. All money raised is divided between Friends of Kent Churches, and Church of your choice. The rota for stewarding at our Church is now available with one hour slots between 10 am and 6 pm. Please help us keep our Church open by volunteering during the day. The rota is by the South Door. Thank you, Sally Wood. N.B. Daniel has left a sponsorship form by the rota at the South door and would be grateful for your support this year as he is on his own.


Fundraising: Indoor Boot Fair

There will be another Boot Fair in the Community Hall on Saturday 21st September, starting at 9.00am and finishing at 12.00pm. Tables will be £10.00 each to hire and can be booked by calling at the Parish Office in Hopeville Avenue, Broadstairs CT10 2TR (open between 9.00am and 1.00pm weekdays) or by calling the office on 01843 866061. Tea, Coffee and other refreshments (especially hot bacon rolls!) will be available on the day. Tables for the September Boot Fair, the first since last spring, usually sell quite fast and the hall has only limited space, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Quiz Night The next Quiz Night will be on Friday 4th October 2019 and tickets are now available at £10.00 each. Tables will be arranged with up to eight players each so, if you or your friends would like to take part, book early to avoid disappointment. A Fish & Chip supper, which will be served during the interval is, as usual, included in the price (please let us know when buying your ticket if you would prefer something else). The doors will open at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start and the quiz will, as usual, be devised and run by the immensely able Jane Green. If you or your friends would like tickets, please call at the Parish office (address above) or telephone on 01843 866061.


Monday Home Group 2:30 pm on Mondays at 92 Dumpton Park Drive (weekly from 2nd September)

If you are looking for fresh insights and encouragement from the Bible, please do come and join us, even for a one-off!  Starting on Monday 2nd September, we meet weekly at 2:30 pm at the home of Elspeth and Michael Cooke.  We spend about an hour reflecting on the Bible passages heard in church the previous day, and then enjoy tea and fellowship.  For more details, please phone us on 863293.


The Wednesday Home Group. Our next meeting is on Wednesday, September 4th at 2.30 pm at St. Leu. 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 9.30 am – 12 midday


Halls email:


Parish and Community Halls Administrator – Simon Perry


Vicar Rev’d Jan Durrans (Day off – Friday)

Email: Direct line – 869169


             Pauline Osborne (225801) email:

             Sylvia Mills (865874) email:


Contact details of the many different church groups/ organisations can be found on our 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!