News Sheet 10/11/19

A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 10th November 2019

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

DIARY OF EVENTS for November

Monday            11     14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

                                   19:00 [email protected] AGM (21 Fig Tree Road)

Tuesday            12       10:30 Sunday Praise Preparation Meeting (Vicarage)

Thursday          14       18:30 PCC Meeting (Parish Office)

Saturday         16       19.30 Thanet Sinfonia Concert in St Peter’s Church

Monday            18       14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

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

Saturday           23       10.00 Festive Fayre in St Peter’s Community Halls

Monday            25       14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Thursday         28       14.30 Mission & Worship Committee Meeting (21 Fig

                                                 Tree Road)

Saturday           30       09.00 Indoor Boot Fair in St Peter’s Main Hall



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

                                     19:00 [email protected] Christmas Meal (North Foreland

                                                 Golf Club)

Tuesday           03     14.00 Tunes and Tea in St Peter’s Main Hall

                                      19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Wednesday      04       14:30 Home Group @St Leu


Will all those that give regularly under the ENVELOPE SCHEME NB that your new BOX & LETTER is ready for collection for the coming year by the South Door as you come into Church. Thankyou – Caren Bumpstead. Stewardship Sec.


Monday at 7.

Our AGM is tomorrow, Monday 11th November at 21 Fig Tree Road at 7pm.  Please remember to bring your 2 envelopes with your subs money and your Dinner money, together with your name and Menu choice on the front, CASH only please.  Any queries please ring Marion Brown Tel 604524. Thank you.


The Winter Shelter

The Thanet Winter Shelter opens on 11 November and will run until the 27th March. Please give new socks, warm gloves and hats. Please leave your donations in the Church or in the Parish office. I will suggest different items from time to time. Thank you, June Binfield.  / 01843 861286 / 07711 072233.


Samaritan’s Purse – Shoebox Appeal

We are supporting Samaritan’s Purse again this year and you are invited to fill a shoebox for a child. Flat pack boxes (if required, costing 30p) and instruction leaflets are available in church and the Parish Office. Due to import regulations you can no longer put toothpaste or sweets in your box. Please return your filled boxes to the Parish Office by next Friday 15th November. Thank you. Sylvia Mills.


“World Toilet Day”

The EcoChurch survey asks us to care for communities locally and worldwide. Tuesday 19th November is “World Toilet Day”. A £60 donation to toilet, part of Tearfund, will provide a basic toilet, clean water and hygiene education to a community in South America, Africa or Asia. Please consider donating £1 into the Church’s red bucket on Sunday 17th November to twin St Peter’s Church with a community in need. Thank you, Caroline Pile.


Card Making – Christmas Cards

Christmas cards are now on sale in church after the 9.30 service, and in the foyer of the Church hall. Prices remain the same as last year, with packs of five for £1 and 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.


Christmas Decorations

We are collecting Christmas items again for the Festive Fayre so would be very grateful for any donations of unwanted baubles, tinsel, candles, puzzles, ornaments etc. Their condition is not too important as we recycle them into new wreaths or table decorations. They can be left in the vestry or parish office between now and Nov 20th. Thank you for your support. Sue Barker.


Come and Sing!

Join our choir for our Christmas music celebrations – Christmas Tree Festival (14th Dec.) and Carol Service (15th Dec.). If you are interested please speak to Patrick or a member of the choir or email: 


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.


Fundraising Committee Report for Sunday 10th November 2019

Fashion Show

I am happy to be able to report last Friday’s fashion Show was a great success, raising £564.05 for church funds. All thanks to everyone who took part either as models or in the running of the event, and especially to Pauline Osborne for organising the show.


A concert of Baroque music has been put together by Patrick Dunn for the evening of Saturday 16th November, whereby the Thanet Sinfonia will perform several pieces by such composers as Corelli, Bach and Vivaldi. The concert will take place in the church starting at 7.30pm and tickets, at a price of £10.00 each, are available from the Parish Office in Hopeville Avenue (open between 9.00am and 1.00pm each weekday) or by calling the office on 01843 866061. Alternatively, tickets can be bought at the door of the church on the night.

Indoor Boot Fair

The next Boot fair will take place on Saturday 30th November in the Community hall, starting at 9.00am. Tables are available at £10.00 each and anyone who wishes to hire one should contact the Parish office at the address above. The event will also appear on the Church’s Facebook site. Even though this event has not yet been advertised to the wider public, a lot of tables have already been sold. If you would like to hire one, it might be advisable to do so sooner rather than later, or you may well miss the chance. It will be the last Boot fair before Christmas and tends to be popular.

‘Tunes and Tea’

A new event called ‘Tunes and Tea’ will run in the Main Hall on Tuesday 3rd December, starting at 2.00pm and going on until 4.00pm. Bob Drywood will play the Piano, his wife Pat will sing and the tea (and cakes) will be served in the interval. Bob has put together a terrific programme of music, including some Songs from the Musicals, a few Christmas Carols and some sing-along Music Hall numbers to end with. We’ll all know most of the songs and almost everyone likes tea and cake, so why not come along and see what it’s like. Tickets (£5 each) will be available soon. Hope we can sing-along with you on the day!

Raffle Prizes

We have a number of events coming up at which we will run raffles, but we are becoming short of suitable prizes. If you have anything which you don’t want, perhaps an unwanted present or something similar, or if you would like to just donate something for us to raffle, we would be very grateful indeed. The Christmas Fayre is coming up (again!) and we always like to put on a good show for the visitors and participants so, if you can manage to let us have some small thing, you can be sure it will be put to good use.


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

If you are looking for something different and refreshing, please do come and join us, even for a one-off! Meeting weekly, when through art, music and few words we shall reflect each week on one of the great (pre) Advent themes. For November these will be: 11th: Remembering (what Jesus and others have done); 18th:  Love (the extra aspects which Jesus brings, and how people respond); 25th: The Kingship of Jesus.  After the hour of reflection, we then enjoy tea and fellowship.   For more details, please phone Michael or Elspeth on 863293.


The Wednesday Home Group. Our next meeting is on Wednesday, December 4th at 2.30 pm at St. Leu. We are planning to meet on 3 Wednesdays in December, 4th, 11th and 18th, to follow a course for Advent. We will be using The Archbishop of York’s Advent book – Wake up to Advent. 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 – 1 pm


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!