Contact Details:

The Parish Office 

St Peter's Church Hall 

Hopeville Avenue 


CT10 2TR 

Tel: 01843 866061
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Our Harvest Festival Service will be on Sunday 24 September at 9.30 am. At this service we would be grateful for donations of non perishable food items for Thanet Food Link i.e. Tinned/ Jar Food (baked beans, pasta sauce, custard, fruit, rice pudding and tomatoes), Dried Food (pasta, rice and noodles), Beverages (tea bags and coffee) and Other Food (biscuits, and breakfast cereals in small boxes).

Sea Sunday, the collection for Sea Sunday came to £99.21. Thank you.

Marion & Roy's Wedding Marion and Roy would like to thank everyone involved in our Wedding for making it so very special. The music and the singing were glorious and the bells were beautiful. Thank you to everyone for their cards, gifts and donations and also much thanks to Rev’d Jan for such a moving and memorable service.


Greetings Cards Please save your old greetings cards and take them to the Office. Once the Hall has been modernised. I am planning to recommence the sale of recycled cards in aid of St Peter’s Church Funds. There are still some carefully made cards that were made by previous “crafters”. These too will be sold in the Foyer and at the Indoor Boot Fair. Packs of five Christmas cards will be among them. For the future, anyone who would be interested in joining a small group to help make cards, please let me know. With thanks, Jan Gee


Presentation in Church from Thanet Lions and Village Trail

GIFT DAY – 23 September - We need your help!

To promote this event, we’re printing 5,000 leaflets and having these delivered throughout the Parish at a cost of £575. Could YOU help us with a Gift Aided donation? For every £1 given, we can recover 25p and the potential benefit from this event is HUGE!

Please let Robin Page (Treasurer) know if you can help towards this cost.

The Halls Committee are pleased to announce that we have secured a grant for £15,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation towards the refurbishments of the Church Hall

Garfield Weston


Village Tour on Saturday 24th June 

village tour

 Visitors  including Trevor Hogben, Churchwarden, Mrs Margaret Willmott,the Rt Rev'd Trevor Willmott, Bishop of Dover, Mayor Peter Shaw, Mrs Amanda Cottrell, Chairman Visit Kent, the Rev'd Jan Durrans. Pauline Osborne, Church Warden and Napoleonic soldier Arthur Hyde.

Short course on the book of Revelation this September – From Babylon to the New Jerusalem: The Book of Revelation.

The course will be held at St. Luke’s Church, Ramsgate, 7.30 – 9.00 pm. The speaker is Robin Plant, and anyone from other churches is very welcome to attend.

Tuesday 5th September - The Churches in the City (Rev. 1-5)

Tuesday 12th September - God’s Judgement on the City (Rev. 6-18)

Tuesday 19th September - The City of God (Rev. 19-22)


The annual 'Friends of Kent Churches Ride + Stride' event takes place this year on Saturday, 9th September.  We will be taking part (as we have done for the past 28 years) with the Church open to welcome participants who will be cycling or walking aiming to visit as many churches as they can between the hours of 10.00 am and 6.00 pm.  50% of the money raised by our walkers/cyclists comes to us and the rest goes to Friends of Kent Churches.

Our local organiser is Sally Wood (862058) who now has all the paperwork, sponsor forms, lists of churches that will be open etc.  So do please consider taking part in what is usually a really fun day with opportunities to visit many churches and get plenty of exercise.  Should the exercise not appeal you could help us by being a steward on the day - the Rota will be in Church from the beginning of August with hour long slots to be covered.   Please join in if you can - Thank you.


Changing the subject, did you know that St Peter’s has been accepted for another grant, this time towards the refurbishment of the Hall. All we have to do is shop at any Tesco’s in July and August, and ask for the “Bags of Help” small discs from the check-out, after each shopping session. BUT this is the important part. Instead of putting the discs in the charity containers at the exit of the shop, we want you to bring them to church and we will take them to the Tesco Metro Store in Broadstairs High Street, and place them in the St Peters container. You could also ask your friends and family to collect tokens for you, to help your Community effort. They have no monetary value, we just need to collect the most.



The idea is that Tesco’s support three charities every two months from the 5p we pay for the plastic bags each time we shop. They pay out £1000 to the charity who collects the least tokens, £2000 to the second highest and £4000 to the Charity with the highest number of tokens. Last time we took part, the grant went towards the Garden of Rest refurbishment, and we came second. This time we want to try and come FIRST. So please bring in your tokens to Church and post them in the tin at the entrance door. That’s all you need to do, and we could be granted £4000 in September. Please help. Thank you.

Roger Waddell, on behalf of the Fund Raising Committee

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 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


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:

    •        Indoor Boot Fair Saturday 30th September 9-12pm.

      - Have you still got unwanted bric à brac etc?  The next indoor boot fair is in the main hall on Saturday 30th September 9am-midday at only £10 per table. 

      All tables are now sold, but please note the date and come and browse and join us for a ‘cuppa’ and cake and what is also important tell your friends and family about it. 

      • Choral Concert. Saturday 7th October. A concert of popular and gospel music by Kent Show Choir & Thanet Community Gospel Choir.
      • Verdi's Requiem. Saturday 21st October by the Merry Opera Company-in the Church.
      • ‘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.


  • 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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