News Sheet 02/02/20


A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 2nd February 2020

(Details of Worship and Services in separate pew sheet)


DIARY OF EVENTS for February

Monday            03       14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

                                      19:00 Children’s Church meeting at vicarage

Tuesday           04     18:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group Meal

                                                                @The Racing Greyhound    

Wednesday      05       14:30 Home Group @St Leu

Thursday         06       19.30 Churches Together Meeting (St. Andrew’s)

Monday            10       14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Wednesday     12     11:00 Pastoral Team Meeting (Vicarage)

Saturday         15       09.00 Indoor Boot Fair in St Peter’s Main Hall

Monday           17       12:30 [email protected] Lunch (The Racing Greyhound)

                         14:30 Fundraising Committee Meeting (11 Cliffside Dr.)              

                                     14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Tuesday           18     19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Friday               21       14.30 Tea and Beetle Drive in St Peter’s Main Hall

Monday            24       14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Saturday           29       12:00 Lent Talk and Lunch in St Peter’s Main Hall



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

Tuesday           03     19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

The Mayor’s Civic Service with The Bishop of Dover – 

The Rt Rev’d Dr Rose Hudson-Wilkin will take place next Sunday 9th February at 11am, followed by refreshments in the Community Hall. Please note there will be no 9:30 am Sunday Praise, or 6.30 pm Evening Service on the 9th Feb. 

Fabric matters

The PCC have applied for a faculty to put a second handrail on the steps leading to the north door in church. Full details of this application are available in the Parish office, and notices are on the notice boards in Church and outside the Parish office. Any objections should be sent to the registrar in writing at the address stated on the notices.

 Monday @7

Our next event is on Monday 17th February, 12.30 for 1pm, for lunch at the Racing Greyhound, Ramsgate.  If you have not already contacted me, I need to know ASAP if you are coming, or not, and your Menu choices.  I have to pre order our food, which needs to be done shortly.  Any queries, contact Marion Brown, Tel 604524, email .  Thank you.

The Winter Shelter.

Thank you for your wonderful support so far. The shelter continues through February and March offering accommodation and welfare services and helping to rebuild damaged lives. Please give new socks, new underwear, rucksacks, toiletries both male and female and feminine hygiene items. I will also collect cleaning materials to help the churches who provide the accommodation. Please leave your donations in the Church or in the Parish Office. Contact: 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. So far we have collected 600 coffee pods and 1600 crisps packets which have been sent off to raise funds for the air ambulance. Thank you from Toni Lawrence.

Fundraising Committee Report for Sunday 2nd February 2020

Boot Fair – Saturday 15th February

The next Boot fair will take place on Saturday 15th February in the Community Hall. We have already had some enquiries from potential table holders but, if you would like to hire one, or you know someone who might be interested, please book up by contacting the Parish office in Hopeville Avenue or call on 01843 866061, or encourage other interested parties to do so (the office is open and available to take phone calls between 9.00am and 1.00pm on weekdays). Tables are charged at £10.00 each and tea/coffee and bacon rolls will be available. Hope we see you there.

Beetle Drive

On Friday 21st February at 2.30 pm we have arranged a Beetle Drive, which should appeal to both adults and children. What is a Beetle Drive? I had to ask that question when the idea was first mooted, but it is a game involving building a Beetle (not a real one I hasten to add) using paper, pencils and a dice. Tickets will be £5.00 each for adults and £3.00 for children and can be obtained from the Parish Office in Hopeville Avenue (see above). There will also be a raffle and modest prizes for the winning teams so, if you care to try driving a Beetle or two, buy some tickets and come along!

Talk – ‘Round the World in a Double Decker Bus’

On Thursday 12th March (2.00pm to 4.30pm) we have arranged a talk in the Main Hall by Richard King. In the early ‘70s he and a group of friends bought an old double-decker bus, fitted it out, and drove it round the world! He now tells of his experiences in a very interesting talk and he is coming to St. Peter’s in March to deliver it for us. The event will take place in the Community Hall and Afternoon Tea, with sandwiches and cake, will be served as part of the event. Tickets are available at £10.00 each and can be bought at the Parish Office (details above). The talk is both fascinating and hilarious so note the date in your diary, tell your friends about it and come along.

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

We meet weekly to share in some of the glories and encouragement contained within the Bible Readings heard in Church the previous day.  You’d be most welcome – even for a one-off – there’s no obligation to have to say anything!  After the hour of reflection, sometimes also drawing also on art or music, we then enjoy tea and fellowship.  For more details, please phone Michael or Elspeth Cooke on 863293.

The Wednesday Home Group. 

We will meet again on Wednesday, 5th February at 2.30 pm at St. Leu. Irving will be continuing our study of the early books of the Old Testament. All are welcome. Contact: June Binfield.  or 01843 861286 or 07711 072233


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!