Contact Details:

The Parish Office 

St Peter's Church Hall 

Hopeville Avenue 


CT10 2TR 

Tel: 01843 866061
Email Us


 Disasters Emergency Committee

collection for the East Africa Appeal raised £246.82. Thank you for your generosity.  

Deanery Confirmation Service will be at St Laurence Church at 7pm on Thursday 27th April. Roy Brown will be being confirmed so do please put this date in your diary and come along and support him. 


    We are very sad to announce that Paddy Earp, Sacristan  and server at St. Peter's for many years, died on Sunday 23rd April. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. Details of funeral arrangements will be notified in due course.

D – Day Veterans The Royal British Legion, together with Arena Travel, is offering FREE trips to the D Day Beaches in March, April and May this year for a Veteran, one family member and a carer. Travel is by coach, through the Channel Tunnel and the trip offers free accommodation. A medic will be in attendance. If there is anyone in the Parish who qualifies they should call 01473 660800 Arena Travel. Details are on line

Homeless Sunday The collections in Church and proceeds from the frugal lunch for Porchlight came to the magnificent sum of £450.65.  Thank you to everyone who helped or contributed

Anonymous Donation

Update. I am delighted to announce that through the generosity of many different members of the congregation we have managed to match the £500 donation we were offered. This means that with Gift Aid this amounts to £1250. Thank you all. Rev’d Jan

Sainsbury’s Vouchers St Peter’s C of E Junior School is collecting Sainsbury’s Vouchers to get PE and cooking equipment. Please help by putting these vouchers in the “gold” box at the south door of the church.

The History of St. Peter-the-Apostle Church in Thanet

Jill Hogben’s tremendous book about our church’s history will be available soon from the Parish Office  Her two years’ research and hard work has culminated in a fascinating and enlightening reference book about St Peter’s for which we are hugely grateful. Priced at only £10 per copy, all profits will go to St Peter’s.

As you know, with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund we have raised enough money to have saved and restored the Church’s 15th Century Tower.  With that task done, we are now raising funds to update and refurbish the Community Halls, which are used by over 500 people a week. 


     The Friends of St Peter’s and St Andrew’s Churches

The subscription for the Friends of St Peter’s and St Andrew’s Churches is now due. Annual membership is £7.50 and life membership is £50.  The envelopes are at the back of St Peter’s Church.  There is a gift aid declaration if this is appropriate. When completed, could you please hand the envelopes into the Parish Office. Your support is greatly appreciated. Thanking you in anticipation. Maureen Daley, Secretary.

The Friends of St. Peter's & St. Andrew's Churches Wine & Wisdom held on Saturday 25th February raised £461, many thanks go to all who helped, generously donated raffle prizes and supported the event,  a most enjoyable evening.

The AGM for the Friends of St Peter’s and St Andrew’s Churches is to be held on Monday, 12th June in the St Peter’s Church Hall, starting at 7.00

The Friends of St Peter’s and St Andrew’s Churches are holding a Wine and Wisdom evening on Saturday, 21st October, 2017, starting at 7.00 pm. The evening will be held in St Andrew’s Community Hall, Reading Street, Broadstairs. The tickets are £5.00 each. Please bring your own drinks and snacks. There will be a raffle during the evening. The tickets will be on sale at both Parish Offices nearer to the event. 

Thanet Food Link

Thank you for all your support. Just to update you on our current shortages, we are in need of:-
- Cereal bars
- Tinned fruit
- Jam
Please visit our website:

If you shop at the Co-op, a letter from Co-op Local Community Fund Team


“Great news – you’ve raised £968 through the Local Community Fund so far, and Co-op members are adding to your total every time they buy selected Co-op brand products from our stores and funeral homes. You’ve still got 6 weeks to spread the word and get more members to back your cause. Members who haven’t yet chosen a cause in your community have built up £1698 – the more members that choose you, the larger your share will be of the final total. We’ll be in touch in another 3 weeks to let you know how your fundraising is going. Good luck! ‘

Home “Loose change” boxes. Boxes are still coming in steadily and the grand total received from them so far is an amazing £4,700. Many grateful thanks to all who have contributed and are continuing to do so.

The scheme has been running for almost 3yrs. There are still around 100 boxes out and many have not come in yet for collecting and return or for a very long while. As you know the funds are now going towards the modernisation (kitchen, disabled toilet etc. etc.) of our Main Community Hall complex and is a very worthwhile cause for us. The running of our Church relies heavily on income from the Community Halls at the moment.

If you have a box that needs emptying, then please contact me on 602287 or pop into the Parish Office where it can be emptied and returned.

In view of the above and in case we have some very generous contributors could I remind everybody that the current pound coin will cease to be legal tender on the 15thOct 2017. A new 12 sided £1 coin is being introduced from 28th Mar 2017. It is estimated that around 400 million of the old £1 coins sit in collecting boxes across the country – if only they were all ours!! Don B

Please help with the House-to house Collection during Christian Aid Week 14-20 May

The sign-up list for Christian Aid collecting is now available near the south door of the church.  Please give prayerful thought to being part of this year’s team and collecting from a street near you or even just a few houses.  We very much need new collectors as some of those who have collected faithfully for many years are sadly no longer able to do so and there are many streets we do not cover.  For more information, please do contact me.  Many thanks.      Elspeth Cooke (863293)

Plant Stall in Church Hall foyer

Please come and buy after the main service today.  If you have plants or other garden items to donate to the stall, please bring them along to the Church Hall foyer before the main Sunday morning service next Sunday.  If you need plants collecting or have any queries, please contact me.  The stall will continue to be open after the main morning services on 30th April, 7th and 14th May and during the intervening weeks.  Your support is much appreciated.

Food Link Our stocks are low after the winter, and we would be really grateful of any donations of non-perishable food to support those in Thanet who find themselves without food. Thank you for all your support.

Monday at 7.


  • ·         The meeting in May will be at Walmer Castle on Monday 8th May at 2.30pm. This is a great place for a picnic with ample outside seating, but there is a café if the weather is not suitable. The castle tour, which is undertaken individually, is not long but fascinating and easy to negotiate. Prices: concession £9.60, adults: £10.70 and no charge for English Heritage Members. There are concessions for parties over 11, so please book in with Carol Lamont (309728 or ) ASAP. Transport: car sharing is encouraged and non-members are most welcome

    ·         The meeting in June is on Thursday 8th June at 6.15 for Croquet at Ramsgate. Details soon.

Church watching We are fortunate to have such a beautiful church and many people walk past and wish they could see the interior or might just want sit in a quiet calm place for a while. Once again this year we hope to have the church open each weekday morning from 10.00 to 12.00 from May until the end of September and if you are able to help with this please contact me. Thank you, Pauline Osborne.

for St Peter’s Church Buildings Appeal


Recent Events and Funds raised.

Funds. As you can see from the thermometer, with your help, our funds are rising steadily. As a result, it is very much hoped that we have raised enough to start some of the much-needed work on the halls in the summer months. However, there is still much to do before we can turn our attention to the interior of the Church.


Good News! Recent events and schemes.

  • Talk & Special Tea raised £340.
  • Indoor Boot Fair raised £392.

  • Choral Event raised over £400 to be shared with Dane Court Grammar School.
  • Buffet & Film Evening run by the Village Tour raised over £1,000.
  • TESCO bag and disc scheme raised £2,000

Forthcoming events.

tickets bookable in the Parish Office- mornings only

           Events for 2017

Fundraising Planning dates for 2017. The following events have been planned so far:

  •      Wine and Wisdom. Friday 5th May 7pm.(start 7pm sharp!). This includes a fish & chips supper and raffle. Tickets £8.50 each or £60 for a full table of 8 booked at the same time. Bring your own cutlery and drink. Come and join us to test those grey cells and have fun! 
    •   Under a week to go and all of the 12 tables have been sold .Link here
    • NB. We need, please, some raffle prizes to be donated for this event-please deliver them to the office ASAP.  

      St Peter’s Summer Fete and Flower Festival
      Saturday 1st July 2017.
    • As the event is fast approaching, we are busy getting all the preparations underway. Thank you to all those who have already offered their services to help at this event when we pull out all stops for St Peter’s. We will be needing good quality: clothes, cakes, bric à brac, books & CDs, plants, preserves/jams, children’s toys and crafts which will all be called for nearer the date. However, more volunteers are still needed for stewarding, helping on stalls and general duties. If you can spare the time, please contact Kate on 862516 or


    • Meeting for Fete Helpers. Our first co-ord and update meeting will be held at 11am on Tuesday 23rd May in The Mulberry Room. This is to see how everyone’s plans are progressing and it’s especially important that all stall holders or their representatives attend. The meeting should not last more than an hour. Roger Waddell, who is co-ordinating this year’s event, will be there as will Kate who is going to help where she can.

    • Fete Raffle Tickets. Included with the May issue of the magazine are two books of raffle tickets, which we would grateful you sold (@£5 per book). We only do this type of Grand raffle once a year and as it brings in £2,000+ we have come to rely on it as part of our Fundraising budget. The main prizes are listed on the tickets and I hope you would agree they are attractive. If the counterfoils are completed with name and contact number, a winner will be contacted and able to collect his/her prize up to a week after the draw on the day of the event.

      Selling raffle tickets, isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, so we only ask you once a year for your help in this way; thank you in advance for your support, it’s greatly appreciated

    • The following have been arranged for the rest of the year: 

      • St Peter’s Summer Fete and Flower Festival. Saturday 1st July 1030-3pm.
      • St Peter’s Summer Music Night. Saturday 15th July 7-11pm.
      • Indoor Boot Fair. Saturday 30th September 9-12pm.
      • Verdi's Requiem. Saturday 21st October by the Merry Opera Company
      • 3-4 November The Broadstairs Dickens Players and the Hilderstone Players will perform ‘The Lark’, a play about Joan of Arc
      • Indoor Boot Fair. Saturday 11th November. 9-12pm
      • Festive Fayre. Saturday 25th November 1030-3pm.
      • Wine & Wisdom. Friday 1st December 7pm with a Fish & Chips supper.
      • Christmas Music & disco Party. Saturday 16th December 7-11pm.


Also, a new departure to raise funds for the Church in general:-

·       On Saturday 23rd September, Verdi's Requiem by the Merry Opera Company, more details to follow soon.

·       And  November 3rd and 4th the combined members of Broadstairs Dickens Players and the Hilderstone Players will perform ‘The Lark’ a play about Joan of Arc in the Church.

If these performances are a success they could open the door to other similar productions.

  • For sale.

    Ideal  Present: St Peter’s Cook Book of Favourite recipes only £5 from the office-but only a few left! Tastefully presented with wipe clean cover-no kitchen should be without one!

    Christmas Cards. Beautiful reproduction of the original pencil and watercolour by John Binfield of the interior of the Church with the nativity scene in A5 size, £4 for 5, £2.50 for 3 or .90p each.

    Note cards (small) of the Church (various scenes) - £2.50 for pack of 5.

Fundraising Committee: Hamish McGregor (Chairman), Don Bumpstead (Vice Chairman/ Finance), Jane Birnie (PCC rep), Paddy Earp (PR & media), Kate McGregor (Minute Sec), Margaret Smith and Roger Waddell. This is a very small number to take on a great deal-anyone who is able to help, even part time, would be most welcome.

Funds The balance in FR account, as at mid-January 2017, stood at £61,720.32. The total raised, since we started to collect for the Tower and including a £10,000 grant for the bells, is £112,392. Thus, we owe a big thank-you to everyone, who has donated, helped, attended events and generally supported our efforts.

The Tower having been ‘mended’, we are now busily raising funds to update the halls, including the kitchens, install a disabled toilet and much, much more, so our events’ programme continues,


Thank you all for what you have done in various ways to bring much needed funds into our Church for the maintenance and improvement of its facilities, which serve the local community. For example, did you know that over 500 people use the halls each week?
The flyer detailing all three Stages is in the flyer HERE

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