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
Broadstairs Group Ministry Lecture at Holy
Trinity Broadstairs – speaker Fr Dominic Fenton (Hospital Chaplaincy).
Broadstairs Group Ministry Lecture at St
Peters (hall) – speaker Caroline Pinchbeck (Diocese of Canterbury’s
director of the Community and Partnerships framework) (Community and
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.
We have been promised a cash donation of £500 by an anonymous
donor to go towards our fundraising efforts for the Community Halls Appeal....
providing a member (or members) of the congregation promise to match it.
Since last Sunday several anonymous donors in the congregation have very kindly offered a sum of money
totaling £150, so now we are only short of £350!
If you feel able to donate a sum of money towards this,
please let me or Robin Page (Treasurer) know. Thank you. Jan
URGENT NOTICE -PLEASE PULL OUT ALL STOPS TO HELP WITH THIS:
Effective for one month only from
Great news! Our
application for the Garden of Rest Tesco
Award has been accepted. It will run
throughout February and will be available through all the local Tesco
outlets. There are three cash awards
starting at £5,000 for the group who have the most tokens posted into their
slot after checking out at Tesco’s, £2,000 for the 2nd award and
£1,000 for the third, so we want to
encourage everyone to do at least a small shop in one of their local Tesco
stores during February and ensure they ask for tokens and post them into our St
Peter’s box so that we win 1st prize and receive
£5,000. For those who do not know about
the scheme, the awards are made as a result of all the bags that are sold for
5p, with the money going to charity, and this is Tesco’s way of helping local
To vote, you
will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction but it’s not necessary to purchase a
carrier bag in order to reveive a token, SO PLEASE SHOP IN TESCO IN FEBRUARY; it could benefit the Church
hugely. Well done Roger Waddell.
If you don’t get offered a token, please ask for one!
Note: To our surprise we have found that ASDA is NOW operating a similar scheme for St Peter’s too, so please take
advantage of that too. Every little
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. If you would like to subscribe towards the
printing costs please give a donation (minimum £11) direct to Robin Page,
within the next two weeks. Cheques
should be made payable to St. Peter’s PCC. All subscribers will have their name
printed in the book and will be entitled to a free copy.
“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
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).
Saturday 25th February 2017
The Friends of St Peter’s and St Andrew’s Churches
Are holding a Wine and Wisdom evening on at St Peter’s Church Hall starting at 7.00 pm. Tickets cost £8.00 each for Friends and £8.50 for guests (tables of eight). There will be a fish and chip supper. Please bring your own drinks and cutlery. Tickets on sale at St Peter’s and St Andrew’s Parish Offices.There will be a raffle.There are two tables left to sell
Last year the Friends donated £17,707 and just over £7,000 this year so far to St Peter’s. Please support our fund raising event on the 25th, so the Friends can continue to support St Peter’s Church.
Also a request please for raffle prizes, which can be taken to both of the Parish Offices.
The AGM for the Friends of St Peter’s and St
Andrew’s Churches is to be held on Monday, 19th 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
Monday at 7.
Monday, March 13th there
will be a talk by Russ Miles on The Life of the Hare at 21 Fig Tree Road,
Broadstairs, at 7 pm for 7.20 pm.
FUND RAISING NEWS
for St Peter’s Church Buildings Appeal
Recent successes and funds raised:
THANK YOU ALL!
Ladies’ Christmas Pamper Evening on Friday 2nd December
Well done to Kirsty and Emma who shouldered the burden of organising what
turned out to be a hugely successful evening. The hall was filled with stalls
of various kinds and there were customers in numbers, all of who really enjoyed
what was on offer.The gain was £400
Saturday 28th January Indoor Boot Fair
. 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 and we have already had enquiries about the date of the next one, which is Saturday 11th March. The sum raised was £322
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 Christmas 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
‘Like’ St Peter’s Church Buildings Appeal on Facebook and help spread the word!