News Sheet 29/09/19

A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 29th September 2019

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


DIARY OF EVENTS for September

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

                                       14:30 Finance Meeting (Vicarage)



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


Please note the Parish Office will: –

Next week only be open in the mornings

9.30 am – 12 midday

Monday 30th September – Friday 4th October 2019.


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.


Servers in Church

We are in need of some servers in church – they help up at the altar at the main Sunday 9.30 am service. Full training will be given, but it is not that complicated! Please see Rev Jan or Gill Horne (Sacristan) if this is something you feel you could help with. Rev Jan


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!


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.



DK Wool

Does anyone have any spare DK Wool please? I am knitting stripey hats and gloves for the winter shelter. 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 29th September 2019

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 Friday 1st November in St Peter’s Main Hall, 7 for 7.30 pm start

Tickets are now available from the Parish Office at £7.00 each for this show which will comprise day wear, some outer wear and evening wear from Roman Fashions. Please keep the tickets afterwards to get a 10% discount if you visit the Roman outlet In Wyevale garden centre. 

Models are required of varying sizes and shapes so if you would like to take part please contact Pauline. Tel 225801 Email  


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. This month Irving will lead us with a look at the Law especially in the OT and the links with Jesus, so we can think about the relationship between God and man. 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 9.30 am – 12 noon


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!