News Sheet 15/12/19

A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 15th December 2019

(Details of Worship and Services in separate pew sheet)


DIARY OF EVENTS for December

Sunday             15       11.00 Christmas Tree Festival in St Peter’s Church

                                      16:00 Nine Lessons and Carols in St Peter’s Church

Monday            16       14:30 Home Group @3 Elizabeth Court, North Foreland

                                                 Road, CT10 1EW

Tuesday           17     19:00 Churches in St Peter’s Carol Singing @Red Lion

                                     19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Wednesday      18       14:30 Home Group @St Leu

Thursday         19       16:30 Churches Together Carol Singing at Tesco Extra,



Saturday           04       18.00 Twelfth Night Party in St Peter’s Main Hall


Please note

The Parish Office will only be open 9.30 am – 12 midday on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th December 2019. Then closed from and including Monday 23rd December 2019, reopening Thursday 2nd January 2020.

Carols in the Pub

Will take place on Tuesday 17th December at 7pm in the Red Lion. Please do come along and join in. Rev Jan 


Churches together carol singing

Please come and join in the churches together carol singing, on Thursday 19th December at Tesco Extra Westwood between 4:30 and 5:30pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to sing together with all the churches in Broadstairs and St Peter’s. A collection is being taken for Thanet Winter Shelter.


Twelfth Night Party

Join us for a party on Saturday 4th January 2020 in the Main Hall – 6pm for a 6.30 start. Menu will be fresh salmon and vegetables or a vegetarian quiche. Please bring your own alcohol. Entertainment afterwards.

Tickets cost £7-50, available from Pauline Osborne tel.225801 or . We need to know numbers by 31st Dec. Thank you, Sylvia Mills.


Bible Study Notes £4.60 (Jan – April 2020).

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.


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.



All the dates have been taken which is fantastic as this means Mary and Joseph (and donkey) will have somewhere to stay for the whole of Advent. The list is now in the office so if you cannot remember which day you are hosting them or where you are to take them, you can check in the office. Any questions please give me a ring (01843 869169) Rev Jan.


Thank you

Valerie McGill thanks everyone for their kind wishes, cards and visits while she was in QEQM.  She is now staying in a residential home near her sister who lives in Shenfield Essex.  It is hoped Valerie will return to Broadstairs after her recuperation. 


The Winter Shelter

Carl from the Salvation Army is very grateful for your generous gifts and he says the Shelter is going well. Please give new socks, new underwear, clothes such as coats, jeans, T-shirts and jumpers. Gloves and hats are also welcome. 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.


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 15th December 2019

Boot Fair

The next Fundraising event (and the first for 2020) will be a Boot Fair on Saturday 18th January. Anyone wishing to book a Table should contact the Parish office in Hopeville Avenue or call on 01843 866061. Please note that the office is only open and available to take phone calls between 9.00am and 1.00pm on weekdays. Tables are not considered to be reserved until the £10.00 fee has been paid.

Raffle Prizes

Our stocks of raffle prizes are severely diminished due to the Christmas Fayre and other events, and we very badly need more. If you have anything that you don’t want or need, please consider donating it to the church. It is often surprising just how much raffles can rise, so nothing you donate will go to waste.


Monday Home Group 2:30 pm at 3 Elizabeth Court, North Foreland Road, CT10 1EW

Through art, music and few words, we reflect each week on a different Advent theme – this week (16th) it’s ‘Humility’.  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.  

We meet on Wednesday, December 18th at St. Leu. This will be our last Advent study, based on Wake up to Advent by Archbishop Sentamu. All are welcome. I will notify you of our next meeting which will be in 2020.

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 – Wednesday 9 am – 1 pm

                                                 Thursday & Friday 9.30 am – 12 midday


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!