News Sheet 15/03/20

A warm welcome to the


News Sheet for Sunday 15th March 2020

(Details of Worship and Services in separate pew sheet)



Monday            16     14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Tuesday           17     19:30 St Peter’s Women’s Group

Wednesday     18       14:00 Halls Committee Meeting (Parish Office)

                                    14:30 Home Group @St Leu

Thursday           19     14:30 Mission & Worship Meeting (21 Fig Tree Road)

Friday               20      14:30 Finance Committee Meeting (Vicarage)

Saturday         21       09.00 Indoor Boot Fair in St Peter’s        Cancelled

Monday            23       14:30 Home Group @92 Dumpton Park Drive

Wednesday     25       11:00 Pastoral Team Meeting (Vicarage)

                                      14:30 Home Group @St Leu

Thursday         26       14:30 Fundraising Committee Meeting (11 Cliffside Dr.)

           15:00 ‘Quiet Hour’ in Church in St. Johns Chapel

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



Wednesday     01       14:30 Home Group @St Leu

Thursday         02       15:00 ‘Quiet Hour’ in Church in St. Johns Chapel

                                     18:30 PCC Meeting (Parish Office)

Friday               03       18.30 Quiz Night in St Peter’s/ Cancelled

On Wednesday 8th April at 6.30 pm we will be holding a Seder Meal (Passover Supper) in the main hall. During this meal we will participate in history’s most ancient and continually observed festival. We shall participate in the Exodus from Egypt and we will recall that Jesus observed Passover with his disciples on the night before he died. You are all most welcome. There is no charge (donation plate instead) but we do need numbers by the 1st April. Please sign the sheet in the office or contact Sylvia Mills (01843 865874).


Mothering Sunday posies

Donations towards the cost of the flowers for the Mothering Sunday posies would be greatly appreciated and can be given to me in church or left in the office. Each year we make about 120 which requires quite a few flowers. Any greenery you can spare, especially rosemary, preferably small leafed, should be left in the flower vestry on Friday 20th. Thank you. Pauline Osborne.


Help needed please

There are a number of painting jobs which need doing this summer as follows:
Painting the bench by the war memorial, painting the railings by the 1832 door and around the Garden of Remembrance, and treating the church doors. All materials will be provided. Please see Richard or Don if you can help. Thank you Richard.


The Winter Shelter.

Thank you all for your support over the winter months which has made a great difference to the homeless who use the shelter. I will be collecting on 15th and 22nd March. Please give any of the usual things. The Winter Shelter will close until the autumn on 30th March. All your gifts have been greatly appreciated. Fantastic St. Peter’s! Contact: June Binfield  / 01843 861286 / 07711 072233.


Deanery Synod

Health and Wellbeing on Thursday 26th March 7 – 7:30pm at Holy Trinity Margate is open to everyone as we will be looking at Health and Wellbeing with presentations from Anna Chaplaincy, parish nursing, Cheerful Sparrows, prayer care and Neville Emslie. All welcome.


Monday @7

Our next event is on Wednesday, 15th April, meeting at 2pm at The Guildhall, Sandwich.  We are having a guided tour, which costs £5 per person.  Please let me know whether or not you are coming, as I have to give numbers shortly. Any queries to Marion Brown, Tel 604524, email . Thank you.


What will you be doing on Sunday 7th June 2020?

I hope that at least some of you will be visiting our THIRD OPEN GARDENS event…

Thanks to the generosity of all you lovely gardeners and attendees so far we have raised over £2,000 from the 2018 and 2019 Open Gardens. We estimate that around eight hundred visitors have enjoyed the gardens over the last two years and we would so love to build on this success.

So once again I am appealing for anyone who would like to share their garden and who lives within St Peter’s village to get in touch with me.

The commitment would only be to open from 1pm to 5 pm on Sunday 7th June 2020. Help with stewarding on the day will be available if required, and publicity and signage will be provided. Please consider if you can help us. We need a minimum of six gardens to make the event viable. THANK YOU If you want to know more or are able to help, please contact me by phone or e mail, or see me at church. Sue Brooks, phone 01843 604700 (answerphone always available) email


St Peter’s Women’s Group

We have a group booking for Les Miserables at the Marlowe theatre on Tuesday October 6th 2020 for a performance at 7.30 pm. The tickets cost £56.70 (with a 10% discount) in the central section of the circle, so looking down on the stage. There are some tickets still available so please contact me – Gill Lovelock on 01843 861094 if you would like to join us for this iconic show.


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 15th March 2020

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

At the time of writing, Thursday’s Talk had not yet taken place! There will be a report on its outcome in next Sunday’s News Sheet.

Boot Fair – Saturday 21st March

The next Boot Fair will take place on Saturday 21st March. Tables are available at £10.00 each and can be hired from the Parish Office, Hopeville Avenue or by calling 01843 866061.

Quiz Night

The next Quiz Night will take place on Friday 3rd April, 6.30 for 7.00pm start to 10.30pm. So, if you would like to come along on the night, tickets are available at £10.00 each and can be obtained from the Parish office in Hopeville Avenue or by calling 01843 866061. Fish & chips will be served during the interval as usual and these events are usually a lot of fun for everyone so we all hope to see you there.

‘Stabat Mater’ by Giovanni Pergolesi

The Thanet Sinfonia and Choirs of St Peter-in-Thanet and St Mary’s Walmer will perform Giovanni Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in St. Peter’s Church, St. Peters, Broadstairs on the evening of Saturday 4th April. Entry will by donation and the concert will start at 7.30pm. Refreshments, including wine, will be available during the interval. Anyone who has heard the Thanet Sinfonia perform in the past will know how good they are, so it should be a wonderful evening for everyone. For more information, contact the Parish Office.

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

Each week during Lent, we are exploring both what we can learn from one of the women mentioned in the Bible – we’ll draw also on inspiration from related art and music – and a thought for the week from Ruth Valerio’s excellent book “Say Yes to Life”.   You’d be most welcome to join us – even for a one-off – there’s no obligation to have to say anything!  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

Each Wednesday in Lent meeting at St. Leu at 2.30 pm. We are following the Lent course Saying Yes to Life by Ruth Valerio, which looks at God as Creator and Redeemer, encouraging us to respond as carers of God’s World and as followers of Jesus to the Creation and to the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of our Saviour. Please bring a Bible. It is not essential to buy the book but if you wish to, it is available on Amazon. All are welcome on all or any of these Wednesdays.

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 give.