News Sheet 22/09/19

A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 22nd September 2019

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


DIARY OF EVENTS for September

Monday            23       14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

                                     19:00 Mission & Worship Committee Meeting (21 Fig

                                                 Tree Road)

Thursday           26       19:30 Churches Together Meeting (St Andrews Church)

Sunday             29       18:00 Harvest Supper in St Peter’s Main Hall

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



Tuesday           01       19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Wednesday      02       11:00 Pastoral Team Meeting (Vicarage)

                                     14:30 Home Group @St Leu

Friday               04       18:30 Quiz Night in St Peter’s Main Hall

Monday            07       14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Monday            14       13:00 [email protected] Lunch at Bella Italia

                                     14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Tuesday           15       19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Tokens 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 Festival Will be held next Sunday 29th September when we will be joined by the Uniformed Organisations. We will be donating all food stuffs to Thanet Food Link who are asking for the following items: Tins: baked beans, rice pudding, tomatoes, custard. Dried Food: pasta, rice, noodles, cup a soup. Other Food: biscuits, cereal bars, jam, coffee, squash, small boxes of cereals, long life milk and fruit juice.  Thank you in advance for your generosity. 


Harvest Supper Harvest Supper will be held next Sunday 29th September 2019 in the Main Hall, 6 for 6.30 pm (No Choral Evensong). The menu will be lasagne, or a vegetarian cottage pie, and salad, followed by fruit crumble or fruit salad. Tea and coffee will be provided but please feel free to bring your own alcoholic drinks. Tickets are available from the Parish Office at £7-50 per person. Entertainment will follow the meal.


Evening services have resumed after the summer break. Choral Evensong takes place on the 2nd and last Sunday evening of the month and Taizé on the 3rd Sunday – both services beginning at 6:30pm. A lovely way to end your Sunday!


Friends of Kent ChurchesRide and Stride’ on 14th September. Well done to Daniel for his efforts last Saturday on what proved to be a very hot exhausting walk. Hopefully his sponsors have nearly all paid up – sponsorship must be in by beginning of October. My thanks too to those who stewarded enabling us to give a warm welcome to participants from all over Kent. It always amazes me that people can travel so far in a day and with some careful research visit so many churches. Thank you all. Sally Wood.


Card Making. The group met after the summer on 13th September to begin work on this year’s Christmas cards. We will be selling them from the first Sunday in October in church after the 9.30 service and in the foyer of the Church hall. The prices will remain the same as last year, with packs of five for £1and larger individual cards for 40p each. Please support the church by purchasing our cards. Thank you once again for saving your card fronts and cellophane bags and giving them to us. Jan Gee.


Fabric matters – Work on the roof of the church will start at the end of September, and this is expected to take about two weeks. Following on from this, work will start on the stonework repairs on 28 October, and this is expected to last 16 weeks.


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. Also as a small step in caring for God’s earth, could you please, if you can, bring a cup from home for coffee after the service? Our cups are biodegradable (and will still be available), but they still need to be disposed of and may not be recycled correctly. Thank you, Caroline Pile.


Charity coffee pod & crisp packet recycling I will be collecting crisp packets and Tassimo coffee pods in aid of the Kent air ambulance. They can be given to me at church service or I will leave a box for them to be placed in which will be located in the children’s corner. Thank you from Toni Lawrence.


Monday at 7. Our next event is on Monday 14th October, for lunch at Bella Italia, Westwood Cross, meeting at 1pm.  It has a very varied menu, something for everyone I think. It is where Cafe Rouge used to be.  Please let me know if you are coming. Contact Marion Brown, Tel 604524, email Thank you.


Fundraising Committee Report for Sunday 22nd September 2019

Indoor Boot Fair

Last Saturday’s Boot Fair was completely sold out, all tables having been hired before the start of the event. We don’t have the results available yet, but they will be published in next week’s news sheet.

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, because places are selling out fast! 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.

Fashion Show

A Fashion Show, in collaboration between St. Peters and Roman Fashions, is being arranged for the evening of Friday 1st November, to take place in the Parish Hall. The last show was a couple of years ago and was great fun for everyone concerned. Tickets are not yet available but will be fairly soon so, if you are interested, tell your friends and mark it in your diary. More details, such as ticket prices, starting times etc., will be available soon.


Monday Home Group 2:30 pm on Mondays at 92 Dumpton Park Drive

If you are looking for fresh insights and encouragement from the Bible, please do come and join us, even for a one-off!  Meeting 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, October 2nd 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 – Monday – 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:


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!