Disasters Emergency Committee –collection for the East Africa Appeal raised £246.82. Thank you for your
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 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
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, 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.
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
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
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
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)
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
email@example.com ) 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,
FUND RAISING NEWS
for St Peter’s Church Buildings Appeal
Recent Events and
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
- Buffet & Film Evening run by the Village Tour raised over
- TESCO bag and disc scheme raised £2,000
tickets bookable in the Parish Office- mornings only
Events for 2017
Planning dates for 2017. The following events have been planned so
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
have been arranged for the rest of the year:
Peter’s Summer Fete and Flower Festival.
Saturday 1st July 1030-3pm.
Peter’s Summer Music Night.
Saturday 15th July 7-11pm.
Boot Fair. Saturday 30th September 9-12pm.
Requiem. Saturday 21st October by the Merry Opera Company
November The Broadstairs Dickens Players and
the Hilderstone Players will perform ‘The
Lark’, a play about Joan of Arc
Boot Fair. Saturday 11th November. 9-12pm
Fayre. Saturday 25th November
- Wine & Wisdom. Friday 1st December 7pm with a Fish & Chips supper.
Music & disco Party.
Saturday 16th December 7-11pm.
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 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
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,
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
St Peter’s Church Buildings Appeal on Facebook and help spread the word by
clicking here: Facebook link
to St Peter in Thanet Appeal