Disasters Emergency Committee – East Africa Crisis Appeal There is a collection bucket in Church by the South door.
ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN FAITH For those
of you who are thinking about getting confirmed, or those who are already, but
want to learn more about the Christian faith, I will be holding six sessions on
the following Wednesday mornings (11:30 at the Vicarage), 8th and
15th February, 1st, 15th and 29th March,
and 5th April. Please have a word with me if you are interested. Rev’d Jan (01843 869169)
REVISION OF THE ELECTORAL ROLL: - Notice
is given that the revision of the church electoral roll for St Peter’s will
commence on Saturday 25 March 2017 and will be completed on Saturday
8 April 2017. Following the latter date no further names may be added to the
roll until after the APCM on Sunday 23 April 2017. If your name is already on
the roll you need take no further action. An official notice will be displayed
in the south porch of the church and on the notice board outside the parish
office. Charles Watson, Church Electoral Roll Officer.
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 http://www.arenatravel.com/our-holidays/remembrance-travel/libor-fines-funded-normandy-tours
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
Saturday 1st April
Broadstairs Group Ministry Lecture at St Andrews – speaker Mr & Mrs Ray and Vi Donovan from Prison Fellowship
They will begin at 12 noon and be
followed by a soup lunch.
Throughout Lent our
different Home Groups will be studying the York Course ‘Receiving Christ’. Throughout
the course four leading Christians, from a variety of backgrounds, look at the
different ways we receive Christ into our lives, and demonstrate that St John’s
theology has very practical implications for our day-to-day lives. It raises
big questions. Are we all children of God? Just how can we receive Christ? And
what does it mean to have ‘a relationship with God’? The sessions are as
Christ: as children of God
Christ: in the stranger and the needy
Christ: in Holy Communion
Christ: through prayer and fellowship
you, the hope of glory’ (Colossians 1.27)
All are welcome at
these Home Groups, so please see the Weekly Notice Sheet for the contact
details, dates and times of the different groups taking place.
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
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.
History of St. Peter-the-Apostle Church in Thanet, which has been
written and compiled by Jill Hogben, will be available this month, dependent on
the printers. All proceeds from the book will go to the church funds.
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.
St. Peter's Choir invite you to join us for a special Choral
Concert on Tuesday 28 March 2017, 7.00pm
combining the choirs of St.
Peter's Church and Dane Court Grammar School.
The programme will
include Vivaldi's Gloria with two professional sopranos, and
some instrumentalists joining us.
Rehearsals will be held from
now until 28 March on:
Mondays 6.00-7.00pm at
Dane Court Grammar School (Main music room H7)
Fridays 7.00-8.00pm at St.
Monday 27 March
6.00-7.30pm for as many people as possible
Tuesday 28 March
4.00-5.30pm Full rehearsal with soloists ... followed by a break and concert at
If you would like to be
part of this please speak to Patrick Dunn (our organist).
The Friends of St Peter’s and St Andrew’s Churches
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
Wine and Wisdom evening at St Peter’s Church
Hall in November to be notified
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
Please visit our website: www.cliftonville.wix.com/thanetfoodlink
If you shop at the Co-op, a letter from Co-op Local
Community Fund Team
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
“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.
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.
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
Monday at 7.
Monday at 7 had a wonderful evening recently, when
we had a speaker on Hares. His photographs of hares and other wild life were of
an amazing standard and his knowledge of his subject enchanted us all.
The next two meetings:
- Quex on Tuesday 11th April. The next meeting
will be at 2.30pm on Tuesday (note the day!) 11th April
at Quex for a cream tea and a visit to the gardens. Details: arrival by 2pm followed by cream tea at 3pm. There is free
parking in the park adjacent to the house with a number of disabled spaces
and a couple of wheelchairs available if needed. A minimum number
of 30 for this event is required so it is important to book in ASAP if you
are coming. Cost is £8.50 per person, which includes tea and the
gardens. Payment in cash only, in clearly marked envelopes, to Jean
Saunders (869744) by Tuesday 4th April at the latest or left
in the Parish Office or given to Greta Collins (602381) or put through
Jean’s door (47, Dane Court Gardens). Transport: car sharing is encouraged and non-
members are most welcome.
Castle on Monday 8th May at 2.30pm.
This is a lovely place for a picnic, but there is a café if the weather is
not suitable. The castle tour, which is undertaken individually, is not
long, fascinating and easy to negotiate. Prices: concession £9.60, adults;
£10.70 and English Heritage Members free. There are concessions for
parties over 11, so please book in with Carol Lamont (309728 or firstname.lastname@example.org ) ASAP.
Transport: car sharing is encouraged and non-members are most welcome.
FUND RAISING NEWS
for St Peter’s Church Buildings Appeal
Recent successes and funds raised:
January Boot Fayre £322
March Boot Fayre £340
THANK YOU ALL!
. A big thank you to all who came and visited us, to the helpers and to those of you who baked cakes for the café. This event is proving very popular
· Talk & Afternoon Tea last Thursday. Thank you very much indeed to those who made the delicious sandwiches and cakes, to those who set up and cleared away and of course to those who came and supported this fun event. We raised £340.58 which is very gratifying-well done everyone.
tickets bookable in the Parish Office- mornings only
Events for 2017
Planning dates for 2017. The following events have been planned so
a new departure to raise funds for the Church in general:-
Saturday 23rd September, Verdi's Requiem by the Merry Opera Company,
more details to follow soon.
· And in
November (dates TBC), the combined members of Broadstairs Dickens Players
and the Hilderstone Players will perform ‘The Lark’ a play about Joan of Arc in
If these performances
are a success they could open the door to other similar productions.
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.
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.
Total Funds Required: £1.2m!
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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