Contact Details:

The Parish Office 

St Peter's Church Hall 

Hopeville Avenue 


CT10 2TR 

Tel: 01843 866061
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ENQUIRING 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

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

Lent Lectures

Saturday 4th March Broadstairs Group Ministry Lecture at Holy Trinity Broadstairs – speaker Fr Dominic Fenton (Hospital Chaplaincy).

Saturday 18th March Broadstairs Group Ministry Lecture at St Peters (hall) – speaker Caroline Pinchbeck (Diocese of Canterbury’s director of the Community and Partnerships framework) (Community and Partnership).

Saturday 1st April  Broadstairs Group Ministry Lecture at St Andrews – speaker Mr & Mrs Ray and Vi Donovan from Prison Fellowship (Restorative Justice).

They will begin at 12 noon and be followed by a soup lunch.

Anonymous Donation

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


Effective for one month only from 1st February

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 good causes. 


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 helps!

The 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.

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 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

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. 


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. Peter's Church


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 7.00pm.

If you would like to be part of this please speak to Patrick Dunn (our organist).

Flyer HERE

 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
- Jam
Please visit our website:

If you shop at the Co-op, a letter from Co-op Local Community Fund Team


“Great 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 luck! ‘

Monday at 7.


On 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.

for St Peter’s Church Buildings Appeal

Recent successes and funds raised:

  •            Supper & Cabaret Night: £723
  •            Festive Fayre: £3,000
  •           Christmas Music and Party Night: £753
  •        Ladies’ Pamper evening:£400


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

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:

  • Talk & Afternoon Tea. Thursday 2nd March 2.30pm – 5pm. Margaret Ovenden and ‘The Tom Thumb theatre: some amusing vignettes and history' With some audience participation.The talk will be followed by a delicious and very special tea,

    Volunteers to help set up on the day and help at the event are needed. as are donations of cakes and raffle prizes.  Names, please to Kate (862516) ASAP. Only a few places left, so BOOK NOW: Tickets will be available for this event in the  Church on Suns 19 & 26 Feb.

    Link here
  • .Indoor Boot Fair Saturday 11th March
    • 9 -12am  If you want a table (£10) please book soon, as only a few are remaining. But anyway, just come and browse and have a cuppa. Donations of cakes for the café will be called for nearer the date.Link here

  • Choral Concert. Tuesday 28th March 2017 at 7pm. St Peter’s and Dane Court Grammar School Combined choirs will sing Vivaldi’s Gloria.
  • Film & Buffet evening. Thursday 30th March at 7.15pm in Queen’s Road Baptist Church Auditorium. The film, which has had excellent reviews is ‘The Man who knew infinity’ (*see note below). Tickets available soon.

  • * The Man Who Knew Infinity is a 2015 British biographical drama film based on the 1991 book of the same name by Robert Kanigel. The film stars Dev Patel as Srinivasa Ramanujan, a real-life mathematician who after growing up poor in Madras, India, earns admittance to Cambridge University during World War I, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G. H. Hardy, portrayed by Jeremy Irons. The film had its world premiere as a gala presentation at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, and was selected as the opening gala of the 2015 Zurich Film Festival. It also played in other film festivals including Singapore International Film Festival and Dubai International Film Festival

  •      Wine and Wisdom. Friday 5th May 7pm.

    • St Peter’s Summer Fete and Flower Festival. Saturday 1st July 1030-3pm.
    • St Peter’s Summer Music Night. Saturday 15th July 7-11pm.
    • Indoor Boot Fair. Saturday 30th September 9-12pm.
    • Wine & Wisdom Friday 1st December 7pm with a Fish & Chip supper. Tickets £8.50 each or £60 for 8 tickets bought at once.
    • Indoor Boot Fair Saturday 11th November. 9-12pm for the public
    • Festive Fayre. Saturday 25th November 1030-3pm.
    • Christmas Music & disco Party. Saturday 16th December 7.11pm.

    And for those who plan well ahead: The Summer Fete in 2018 will be on Saturday 30th June (nearest date to St Peter’s Patronal day)

Also, a new departure to raise funds for the Church in general:-

·       On 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 the Church.

If these performances are a success they could open the door to other similar productions.

  • For sale.

    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.

Funds The 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!

building fund

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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