Contact Details:

The Parish Office 

St Peter's Church Hall 

Hopeville Avenue 


CT10 2TR 

Tel: 01843 866061
Email Us


The funeral of the Rev'd Jonathan Cruickshank will take place on Wednesday 28th June at 12.30 pm at St. Peter and St. Paul Church, Rock, Worcs DY14 9RX. Family flowers only please but donations to the Sea Cadets may be sent to: 

Messrs B. Ince, Funeral Directors 
Bank House, No. 8, Severnside South 
Bewdley, Worcs 
DY12 2BX 
Tel: 01299 403105


Thank you to all those who attended the joint act of worship for Pentecost in the Baptist Church on Sunday. It was heartwarming to see so many of our congregation there. Thank you too to the choir for singing so beautifully.

The collection which was for the mission in Paraguay raised just over £350, they are going to purchase Bibles and Prayer Books with this money - so thank you for your generosity. Rev'd Jan.

The Garden of Remembrance

Following the tidying up of the Garden of Remembrance the Diocese have issued the following statement:

"It is our priority, and our obligation,  to maintain the memorial garden as a peaceful and beautiful place in which all can come to remember their loved ones. In order to ensure this, it has been necessary to remove artificial flowers and ornaments, many of which were damaged or broken. Since January the Church has been advertising on the Church yard gates, and in the parish newsletter, that this would be happening and the need to remove items from the Church yard, other than fresh flowers laid on a memorial which are welcomed.  In addition, any memorial items that were salvageable were kept and put aside in the Church yard for people to collect. We are very sorry that this has caused distress to some, but we hope that through tidying up the garden we can make it a better space for all who visit it and ensure that it is very well cared for into the future."

The Venerable Jo Kelly Moore, Archdeacon of Canterbury


Presentation in Church from Thanet Lions and Village Trail

At the Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday 23rd April the following were elected as Churchwardens.

Pauline Osborne

Trevor Hogben

The following were elected to The Parochial Church Council

Pam Hancock

Richard Baker

Robin Page

Roger Waddell

Thank you, Sue Brooks, Secretary to the PCC

The Parish of St Peter the Apostle in Thanet

At the AGM on 24th April 2016 there were 194 names on the Electoral Roll.

At the AGM on 23rd April 2017 there were 198 names on the Electoral Roll.

During the intervening 12 months:

8 names were added to the Roll.

4 names were removed from the Roll, all deceased.

45% of those currently on the Roll live outside the parish boundary.

Charles Watson, PCC Electoral Roll Officer.


Village Tour on Saturday 24th June at 9.30 am. This tour is now full. Visitors will include Mr. Frank Martin, Deputy Lieutenant representing Viscount De L'Isle the Lord -Lieutenant of Kent, Mr. David Brazier, Chairman, Kent County Council, and Rt Rev Trevor Willmott, Bishop of Dover. If you are on the Village Green that morning you might spot an even more important VIP.


Sea Sunday   Link

Veronica and Richard Taylor are hosting a Summer Tea in aid of Theo's Kilimanjaro Climb with Childreach International on Saturday 24th June from 3pm onwards at 55 The Silvers Broadstairs. Tickets £5 available from Theo at 20 Victoria Road 862772 and Veronica in Church.

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.

Sainsbury's Active Kids Tokens


St Peter's C of E School is very grateful to the parishioners of St Peter's Church for collecting the splendid total of 1,730 tokens this year. These will go to buy sports equipment. 

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

Jill Hogben’s tremendous book about our church’s history is now available 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.

     Delivery has come at last ! For postal copies contact 

 A reminder for subscribers who have not yet picked up their free copy of the book this can also be picked up from the Parish Office.

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 Friends of St Peter’s and St Andrew’s Churches are holding a Wine and Wisdom evening on Saturday, 28th 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:

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 was  introduced on 28th Mar 2017 and 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

Christian Aid Week 14-20 May

The St Peter’s house-to-house collection in the parish raised £424.74 and  the envelopes in church raised £391.00.  Together with the plant stall (£250.03) the total raised in the parish was  £1070.77. (with a further £94.79 tax reclaimable through Gift Aid)   Many thanks to those who contributed in any way to this very worthwhile total.  A special thank you to the small band of House-to-house collectors. Elspeth Cooke

St Peter’s Village Tuesday Prayer Gathering (1.45–2.45 pm) Everyone's welcome to come & pray: We're continuing to pray for God to bless St Peters:

13th June: Praying in the Baptist Church.

20th June: Prayer walk (Meet outside St Peter’s Church)

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 Seven

  • The next meeting is on Monday 10th July

    when members and their guests will meet at the Salutation Gardens in Sandwich for a browse around the gardens followed by tea.

    After the visit, you can visit the café or go to one of the tea shops in Sandwich. Carol Lamont, , (01843 309728), will book members in and give you more details nearer the time.

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


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:

      • St Peter’s Summer Fete. & Flower Festival Saturday 1st July 1030am-3pm (Flower Festival continues on Sunday 2 July). See Flyer:Here Summer Fete
      • St Peter’s Summer Music Night. Saturday 15th July 7-11pm. Booking now - see Flyer:
      • Indoor Boot Fair.Music Night
      • Saturday 30th September 9-12pm.
      • Verdi's Requiem. Saturday 21st October by the Merry Opera Company-in the Church.
      • Choral Concert. Saturday 7th October. A concert of popular and gospel music by Kent Show Choir & Thanet Community Gospel Choir.
      • ‘The Lark’ 3-4 November. The Broadstairs Dickens Players and the Hilderstone Players will perform ‘The Lark’, a play about Joan of Arc- in the Church.
      • 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 Party Evening. Saturday 16th December.


      St Peter’s      
    • Flower Festival  ‘Celebrating St Peter’s’ – Flower Festival This community based event will take place during Petertide in Church.
    • Open Saturday 1 July from 10 am until 4 pm

      Sunday 2 July open from 11.30 am

      and ending with Festival Evensong at 6.30 pm.

      Stewards are needed for the Flower Festival. We would greatly appreciate it if you could spare an hour (or more) to be in Church during the Festival weekend to welcome visitors to our Church. There is a Rota by the South Door – hope you can help. Thank you, Sally Wood.

    • Saturday 1st July 2017.
    •  This notice applies to the Fete only, however this year the day will be further enhanced with a Flower Festival in the Church, organised by a separate group. Proceeds from the Fete will be divided between the Fundraising Appeal for the halls and general Church Funds, while donations at the Flower Festival will all go to general Church funds.

    • St Peter’s Summer Fete

    • 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

      Thank you to everyone who came to the meeting on Tuesday, and for all your input. Any questions please do not hesitate to contact me, Roger Waddell Fete Co-Ordinator, 07968 638452.   

      It would be very useful for planning purposes, to know how many people (who are not already running or helping with stalls) are able to help on the Friday pm and Saturday before and after the fete. Please can you phone me or text me on 07968 638452 with your name and contact number and when you could spare some time, if you are able to help, so that I can begin to allocate jobs and devise a plan to ensure a smooth preparation. Many thanks. Roger Waddell Fete Co-Ordinator


      St Peter’s Summer Fete 1st July

      We need your help, please, in various ways

      Please look at the list below and see how many boxes you can tick to help us raise money to refurbish our ageing Church Hall. There is just under four weeks to go, so time is of essence!.


      SORT OUT SOME UNWANTED ITEMS AT HOME FOR  OUR BRIC-A-BRAC STALL                                    

      SORT OUT SOME UNWANTED JEWELLERY AND DONATE IT TO OUR CAUSE                                          


      COULD YOU MAKE AND DONATE SOME CAKES FOR OUR CAKE STALL – (these must include  a note with the ingredients listed. H&S Regs!)                                                                                            




      Please take them to the Parish Office after 19th June. Cakes 9am on the day!

       HELPERS REQUIRED ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON JUNE 30TH  IN THE HALL FROM  1pm – 5pm  and also from 7.15- 8.30PM

      HELPERS ON SATURDAY 1ST JULY – THE FETE DAY From 7.30am – 10.30am

      At 3pm we will be dismantling everything we have erected and putting it all away – and will again REALLY APPRECIATE help with this too!

      WE WILL WELCOME ANY VOLUNTEERS WITH OPEN ARMS AT ANY OF THESE TIMES PLEASE Contact me,ROGER WADDELL - FETE CO-ORDINATOR, BY PHONE or TEXT ON  07968 638452 OR EMAIL ME at  TO LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU CAN HELP. You don’t have to commit to a long stint, just 30/45 minutes from lots of helpers would be excellent. We are trying to raise £5000 this year, and we cant do it without YOU!

      Thank you very much for any time you can spare.

    • Fete Raffle Tickets The sale of raffle tickets which went out with Parish Magazines has already brought in a good number of tickets, if you still have these books of tickets please return them with the money and completed counterfoils to the office. ASAP. There are 3,000 tickets to sell, so we must pull out all stops

      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

  • 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),Roy Brown, Jane Green, Don Bumpstead (Vice Chairman/ Finance),  Kate McGregor (Minute Sec), Margaret Smith and Roger Waddell. Ex Officio members: Rev Jan Durrans and Trevor Hogben (Church Warden).


As at 19th April, the balance in the Fundraising (FR) account   was just over £63, 000, the total monies having been raised by the FR team being  £118,103, some funds having already been dispersed.

So, as you can see, with your help, our funds are rising steadily. As a result, we have raised enough to start some of the much-needed work on the halls during the summer months. However, there is still much to do before we can turn our attention to the interior of the Church.

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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