News Sheet 24/11/19

A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 24th November 2019

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

DIARY OF EVENTS for November

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

                                     14:30 Finance Committee Meeting (Vicarage)

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 @3 Elizabeth Court, North Foreland

                                                 Road, CT10 1EW

                                    18:30 [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       11:00 Pastoral Team Meeting (Vicarage)

                                     14:30 Home Group @the Vicarage

Thursday         05       18.00 Churches Together Christmas Prayer Meeting

                                                 (St. Andrew’s Church)

Monday            09       14:30 Home Group @3 Elizabeth Court, North Foreland

                                                Road, CT10 1EW

                                     19:30 Political Hustings @St Luke’s Church Ramsgate

Toilet twinning

Many thanks to all those who donated to the toilet twinning cause last week. Enough was given to twin one of our toilets with a community toilet in Africa or Asia, and there was the start of a collection for a second twinning. The red bucket will be in church again this week for those who were unable to donate before and wish to do so. Caroline Pile.



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.


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.


This Advent we will be taking part in POSADA. This is a Church Army resource for churches and families to journey with Mary and Joseph through Advent. Taking inspiration from the ‘Las Posadas’ festival celebrated across Latin America, Posada (meaning shelter or lodging) is about reflecting, as a church, family or community, on the journey undertaken by Mary and Joseph on their way to Bethlehem.

On the 1st Sunday of Advent, (December 1st) Mary, Joseph and the donkey will start out on their journey from St Peters Church out in to the community, returning to Church on the 24th December (Christingle and Nativity Service 4pm) in time for the birth of their child on Christmas Eve.

Included with Mary and Joseph is the Posada Prayer for you to say together as Mary and Joseph are passed over to the next Posada Host. The prayer is about asking God to reveal something of the Christmas story to us all, and to pray for those who, like Mary and Joseph when they arrived in Bethlehem, don’t have anywhere to stay.

If you would like to host Mary and Joseph (and the donkey) in your home for one night during Advent, please sign up on the sheet by the South Door. Please note that it will be your responsibility to contact the next person on the list and arrange to deliver the Holy Family to them. I hope you will all take part. Rev Jan


Diocese of Canterbury Advent Justice Appeal.

The collection on Advent Sunday (1st December) will go to the Advent Justice Appeal, which will go towards continuing our vital work with refugees across the Diocese. Please give generously.


Charles Watson’s ashes will finally be laid to rest in the Garden of Remembrance on Monday 2nd December at 11am. You are all welcome to attend. 


Monday at 7.

Our next event is our Christmas Dinner at the Golf Club, on Monday 2nd December, 6.30 for 7pm.  Please note earlier time of meeting, drinks are at 6.30! Any queries, contact Marion Brown at Tel 604524, email: . Thank you.

Political Hustings at St. Luke’s Church Ramsgate

A political hustings for Thanet South has been organised at St. Luke’s in Ramsgate on Monday 9th December, 7:30-9:00pm.


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 24th November 2019


The Concert of Baroque music, which took place in the church on Saturday 16th November, proved to be very popular. The Thanet Sinfonia, under the direction of Patrick Dunn, played beautifully, the music was sublime and we very much hope that the Sinfonia will come and play in our church again. After all expenses have been taken into account, £266 will have been raised for the church – a very worthwhile amount. Thanks is due to everyone who helped ‘on the night’ to make the event a success, especially Patrick (of course), Sylvia and Jean for managing the wine and Pat and Bob for ‘meeting and greeting’ at the door. The event couldn’t have worked without you.

Indoor Boot Fair

The next Boot fair will take place on Saturday 30th November in the Community hall, starting at 9.00am. All the available tables have now been hired, but please come along, bring your friends and family and see what is there for sale. You never know – you might just pick up a Christmas bargain or two. There will be tea, coffee and hot bacon rolls to enjoy too. Who can resist!

‘Tunes and Tea’

A new event called ‘Tunes and Tea’ will run in the Community 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 are £5.00 each and can be obtained from the Parish office at Hopeville Avenue, Broadstairs (open between 9.00am and 1.00pm weekdays) Alternatively, you can call on 01834 866061. Hope we will see you there.


We will need cakes for the ‘Tunes and Tea’ event, so can I appeal to the many excellent cake-makers among us to consider baking a cake for this event. We will be more than grateful for anyone who can help us out in this way and your efforts will go a long way towards making this event a success so, if you can help, please contact Marion Brown (acting Cake Liaison officer!)

Raffle Prizes

Many kind people have donated raffle prizes and we are more than grateful to you all. However, we always need prizes for the many events which we run throughout the year, so please don’t forget us when you come across one of those things that you just don’t need any more!



Monday Home Group 2:30 pm at 92 Dumpton Park Drive CT10 1RL

Through art, music and few words, we reflect each week on a different (pre)Advent theme – this week (25th) it’s the Kingship of Jesus.  If you are looking for a time of refreshment in this busy season, do come and join us, even for a one-off!  After the hour of reflection, we then enjoy tea and fellowship. For more details, please phone Michael or Elspeth Cooke on 863293.


The Wednesday Home Group.  

Our next meeting is on Wednesday, December 4th at 2.30 pm in the Vicarage. (please note the changed venue). On December 11th and December 18th, we hope to meet at St. Leu. We will be living Advent, using Wake up to Advent by Archbishop Sentamu. 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!